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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

Govt House Aims To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Govt House Aims To Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Government House announced that it will “aim to eliminate single-use plastic from all events at the House and in its day-to-day operations.” The most common examples of single use plastics are cold drinks bottles, packaging and, for certain events, plastic cups, cutlery and straws, Government House said. Governor John Rankin said “We are... Read more of this article

Alison Crocket Named Next Deputy Governor

Alison Crocket Named Next Deputy Governor

Governor John Rankin announced the appointment of the next Deputy Governor, Mrs Alison Crocket, who will take over from the current Deputy Governor, Ginny Ferson, when she leaves Bermuda in August of this year. A Government House spokesperson said, “Mrs Crocket is a career diplomat who joined the Diplomatic Service in October 2001 having worked previously... Read more of this article

Governor Presents Book At Ocean View

Governor Presents Book At Ocean View

The Governor recently presented for permanent display at the Ocean View Golf Course a copy of the memoirs of Major-General Sir Julian Gascoigne, entitled A Modern Major General, which was donated by Sir Julian’s daughter, Merida Drysdale. At Government House to receive the memoirs were Cheryl-Lynne Thompson, Ann Symonds, and Gary Venning, all... Read more of this article

Will Governor Sign Domestic Partnership Bill?

Will Governor Sign Domestic Partnership Bill?

Reprehensible but not unconstitutional, between a rock and a hard place, the Bill will be reluctantly signed into law, hoping that the Bill is rejected by the Governor, and asking why we want to follow directives from a European colonial power, were some of the responses when Bernews asked a number of people on their views on whether the Governor will... Read more of this article

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

[Christmas message from Governor John Rankin] I have now served in Bermuda for a full year and I am grateful for the warm welcome I have received from all those whom I have met since my arrival, both officially and unofficially. A lot has happened in those 365 days; there have been times of celebration and some times of sorrow. There have been many... Read more of this article

Governor Visits Regiment ‘Pop-Up’ Office

Governor Visits Regiment ‘Pop-Up’ Office

Governor John Rankin today paid a visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiment pop-up recruiting office in Hamilton. Mr Rankin toured the RBR shopfront and spoke to Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel David Curley as well as to soldiers manning the centre. The Governor said: “I’m delighted to see this further outreach from the Regiment to attract volunteers. “The... Read more of this article