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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

UK Parliament: Govt Funds Governor’s Uniform

UK Parliament: Govt Funds Governor’s Uniform

Who pays for the uniforms worn by the Governors of British Overseas Territories was discussed in UK Parliament this week, with Minister of State stating that since 2001, the policy “has been that those Territories wishing to keep their ceremonial uniforms pay for them themselves,” and currently the “Governors of Bermuda and Falkland... Read more of this article

Govt House Gardens Sunday Openings End

Govt House Gardens Sunday Openings End

The opening of the Government House Gardens to the public each Sunday afternoon from 12 noon to 5pm comes to an end this Sunday [Sept 3], having been open since April 30th. Governor John Rankin, said: “I hope that all residents and visitors who were able to visit the Government House Gardens during the Sunday afternoon openings this year enjoyed the... Read more of this article

Governor Takes Part In Clean Up Campaign

Governor Takes Part In Clean Up Campaign

This afternoon [12 May] the Governor, Deputy Governor and staff members from Government House took part in the KBB ‘Clean Up For the Cup’ campaign. Armed with the KBB’s branded trash bags, the group descended on Spanish Point Park and Admiralty House Park, and filled six bags with litter found in the parks.The Governor said “The team at Government... Read more of this article

Govt. House Gardens To Open This Summer

Govt. House Gardens To Open This Summer

Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday, April 30 until Sunday, September 3 from 12.00 noon to 5.00pm, with families “encouraged to come, relax and enjoy the grounds and to picnic.” A spokesperson said, “Government House Gardens will be open on Sunday afternoons from Sunday 30 April until Sunday 3 September... Read more of this article

Govt House Hosts Queen’s Birthday Party

Govt House Hosts Queen’s Birthday Party

On April 20th, the Governor welcomed a cross section of the community to Government House to celebrate the 91st birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. “Amongst those present were first-time attendees who had applied for an invitation to attend through the online ballot as well as volunteers who were nominated to receive an invitation by their respective... Read more of this article

Review On Policing At December 2nd Protest

Review On Policing At December 2nd Protest

[Updated with video] The Governor has released the review on the policing at the protests at the House of Assembly on December 2, 2016; with the Governor saying “the resulting review, carried out by a senior UK police officer, is now being published in full without redaction.” The report was prepared by Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin Thanks Everyone For Support

Governor Rankin Thanks Everyone For Support

Following the attacks yesterday in London, Governor John Rankin said he is grateful to everyone who expressed their sympathy and support, saying he knows “the people of Bermuda and the United Kingdom stand together in the face of this atrocity.”“The attacker, who was armed with two knives, injured around 40 people as he mowed down... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin: Peacebuilding Commonwealth

Governor Rankin: Peacebuilding Commonwealth

“Bermudians can be proud of their contribution to the Commonwealth whether through democracy, the rule of law, sport, education, culture and the promotion of peace and security around the world,” Governor John Rankin said today. The Governor said, “Today is Commonwealth Day, a moment when the UK and other Commonwealth countries around... Read more of this article

Strong Role Of Women In Building Island’s Future

Strong Role Of Women In Building Island’s Future

“I hope that the strong role of women in building this island’s future will continue, achieving an inclusive Bermuda to which we all aspire,” Governor John Rankin said today. “Today, 8 March, countries around the world celebrate International Women’s Day,” the Governor said. “It is a day where women are recognised for... Read more of this article

Former Governor Waddington Dies At Age 87

Former Governor Waddington Dies At Age 87

Former Governor of Bermuda and United Kingdom home secretary under Margaret Thatcher, David Waddington, has died at the age of 87. Waddington served as Governor of Bermuda from 1992 to 1997. A story in the Guardian said, “Being home secretary is never an easy job, but David Waddington’s brief tenure in that great office of state at the tail-end... Read more of this article