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Photos: Queen’s Birthday At Government House

Photos: Queen’s Birthday At Government House

Governor John Rankin hosted a small ceremony at Government House on June 13 in order to mark the 94th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Government House posted the photos online below and said, “The Governor hosted a small ceremony at Government House to mark the 94th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen and to give thanks to those who have been involved... Read more of this article

Rena Lalgie Appointed As The New Governor

Rena Lalgie Appointed As The New Governor

Rena Lalgie has been appointed as the new Governor of Bermuda, with Ms Lalgie saying she is  ”immensely proud that I will serve Bermuda as its first female Governor.” A Government spokesperson said, “Ms. Rena Lalgie has been appointed Governor of Bermuda in succession to Mr. John Rankin CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Bermuda Day Message

Governor John Rankin Bermuda Day Message

[Bermuda Day message from Governor John Rankin] Bermuda Day cannot be celebrated in the usual way this year, no half-marathon and no parade around the streets of Hamilton. But I know that the holiday will still be marked in homes by families across the island and I take this opportunity to send my best wishes to everyone as we enjoy the start of summer... Read more of this article

Governor Thanks Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service

Governor Thanks Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service

This afternoon Governor John Rankin visited the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service headquarters on King Street to thank all of the staff for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Governor said, “I visited the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service to meet members of the Service who every day of the year help to make sure that the people of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Governor Visits New Covid-19 Testing Centre

Governor Visits New Covid-19 Testing Centre

[Updated with video] Yesterday, Governor John Rankin and Deputy Governor Alison Crocket visited the newly launched testing centre for essential workers at Southside, St David’s.While there they observed the process – while maintaining social distancing – and thanked all of the staff for their critical work. Governor Rankin said, “I visited... Read more of this article

Official Proclamation: State Of Emergency

Official Proclamation: State Of Emergency

The Governor has officially declared a ‘State of Emergency’ for Bermuda due to Covid-19, with the official proclamation saying it is an “unprecedented and severe threat.” The Official Proclamation, which was dated April 1st, said, “Covid-19 is an unprecedented and severe threat to public health in Bermuda, therefore in... Read more of this article

Governor Urges Everyone To Follow Guidance

Governor Urges Everyone To Follow Guidance

“I will continue to do all I can to help ensure the safety and security of Bermuda working in close conjunction with the local authorities,” Governor John Rankin said. The Governor said, “As Governor I would confirm my support for the measures announced to date by the Government to deal with COVID-19. “I encourage everyone to act... Read more of this article

SOS Kit Aid Donate To Beyond Rugby

SOS Kit Aid Donate To Beyond Rugby

Earlier this week, Governor John Rankin presented 20 boxes of rugby kit to help support Bermuda students participating in the Beyond Rugby programme. The boots, balls, bags, tops and shorts were donated by UK charity SOS Kit Aid and sent to Bermuda with the assistance of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office [FCO].The Governor said, “I am delighted... Read more of this article

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

“I do not expect Brexit to have a negative impact on this island, certainly in the near future and hopefully beyond,” Governor John Rankin said, citing the fact that Bermuda has no dependence on EU funding, exports very few physical goods to the EU, and has Solvency II Equivalence. The Governor said this as he delivered a speech at the Hamilton... Read more of this article

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

[Christmas message from Governor John Rankin] I begin this year’s Christmas message with a quote from Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations: “Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where people are becoming more and more closely interconnected.” Today’s technology... Read more of this article

Azores President Cordeiro Meets With Governor

Azores President Cordeiro Meets With Governor

The Governor was pleased to meet with His Excellency Mr Vasco Cordeiro, President of the Regional Government of the Azores earlier today [Nov 2]. “HE Mr Cordeiro is visiting Bermuda to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the first arrival of the Portuguese community in Bermuda. The Governor and His Excellency spoke, amongst other things, about... Read more of this article

Governor Buys First Poppy Of Annual Appeal

Governor Buys First Poppy Of Annual Appeal

Governor John Rankin today [Oct 25] launched the annual Poppy Appeal to raise funds for war veterans and their families. Mr Rankin bought the first poppy from Bermuda Legion welfare case worker Carol Everson and two woman veterans of World War Two, Isobel Flood, 94, who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force and Betty Vincent, 93, who joined the Women’s... Read more of this article

Tour Of Government House Being Offered

Tour Of Government House Being Offered

Next month the Bermuda Tourism Authority will hosting a tour of Government House, saying “visitors and locals can walk the halls and experience the history and culture of the grounds.” The BTA said, “Bermuda’s British influences are ever-present, but rarely do we get to see inside the Governor’s official residence, known as Government... Read more of this article