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Posthumous Pardon Granted To Reverend Monk

Posthumous Pardon Granted To Reverend Monk

[Updated] Governor John Rankin has granted a posthumous pardon to the Reverend Charles Vinton Monk in accordance with Section 22 of the Constitution. “The Reverend Monk was convicted, imprisoned and fined in 1903 for publishing an article in the press on the living and working conditions of Jamaican nationals employed to work at the dockyard in... Read more of this article

Photos: Queen’s Birthday Party At Govt House

Photos: Queen’s Birthday Party At Govt House

On June 6th, Governor John Rankin welcomed a wide cross section of the community to Government House to celebrate the 93rd birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. Among those present were first-time guests who had applied for an invitation to attend through the online ballot as well as representatives from various charities and voluntary organisations in... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sends Easter Lilies To The Queen

Bermuda Sends Easter Lilies To The Queen

Governor John Rankin participated in the annual picking of Easter Lilies for Her Majesty The Queen. This year’s Easter Lilies were grown by Patty Hill of J&J Produce, who is pictured below along with her daughter Hayley Hill and her granddaughter Elizabeth. Government House said that Her Majesty’s Easter Lilies are scheduled to depart on this... Read more of this article

New Aide-de-Camp To The Governor Assigned

New Aide-de-Camp To The Governor Assigned

A new Aide-de-Camp to the Governor has started his tour of duty at Government House. Lieutenant Alex Gibbs of the Royal Bermuda Regiment took over the role of Governor John Rankin’s right hand man from Captain Paolo Odoli, who is standing down after more than three years in the job. Lt Gibbs, who was commissioned in 2016, said: “It’s a massive... Read more of this article

Govt House Comment On UK Committee Report

Govt House Comment On UK Committee Report

“The Governor is of course aware of views expressed in Bermuda on the subject,” Government House said, adding that the “UK Government is carefully considering the report from the Foreign Affairs Committee and will respond fully in due course.” The report in question was released by the British Parliament Committee, and it suggested... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Tours Recruit Camp

Governor John Rankin Tours Recruit Camp

The island’s armed service is better equipped than ever to deal with natural disasters, Governor John Rankin said. Mr Rankin added that the latest recruits to the RBR had joined an organisation that will play an increasingly vital role in humanitarian relief at home and in the wider region. Governor John Rankin and RBR Commanding Officer Lt Col David... Read more of this article

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

[Christmas message from Governor John Rankin] Christmas is a time when we reflect on what has occurred over the past year and also look forward. In particular, we think with fond memory of those events which have brought us together with families and friends. As ever, people enjoyed celebrating both the Annual Bermuda Day Parade and of course Cup Match,... Read more of this article

Christmas Card Design Winners Congratulated

Christmas Card Design Winners Congratulated

Government House held a competition inviting local middle schools to help design the 2018 Government House Christmas Card. A panel of Government House staff selected one winning design from each school that participated. A spokesperson said, “Earlier this year His Excellency the Governor, Mr John Rankin CMG, invited local middle schools to participate... Read more of this article

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

“Bermudians think of themselves as Bermudians” and “becoming more legislatively connected with Britain would cause unease” and “Bermuda meets OECD standards pretty comfortably” and “has a record it can be quite proud of in that respect.” These were some of the comments made by former Governor of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor of Bermuda George Fergusson is set to take part in the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’ on Tuesday, October 16th. This is according to the official website, which states the ‘Oral Evidence Session’ witnesses will include George Fergusson,... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Governor John Rankin

Video: Interview With Governor John Rankin

[Updated] Governor John Rankin is speaking with Bernews this morning [Sept 13], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess, and you can tune in below.Update: The Governor discussed topics that fall under his remit, such as the matters pertaining to the UK/Bermuda relationship including the impact of Brexit on Territories and the... Read more of this article

Governor Congratulates Hatfield On Award

Governor Congratulates Hatfield On Award

Governor John Rankin welcomed Stratton Hatfield to Government House to congratulate him on the award of Chevening Scholarship, with Mr Hatfield set to undertake a Masters in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design at Brunel University.Government House posted these photos online, saying, “Last week His Excellency the Governor, John Rankin, welcomed... Read more of this article

Min. Burch: Governor Should Not Present Cup

Min. Burch: Governor Should Not Present Cup

Noting that the first day of Cup Match is Emancipation Day, Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch said that the Governor should not be invited to present the Cup at Cup Match, explaining to Parliament that he has told Somerset Cricket Club this and made it a precondition to fixing a wall. Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister Burch said,... Read more of this article