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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

‘Government House Is Aware Of The Action’

‘Government House Is Aware Of The Action’

“Government House is aware of the action” brought against Lahey, which “is a civil case that will be considered as necessary by the relevant courts,” and the “UK continues to support all efforts to uphold the rule of law in Bermuda and its other Overseas Territories,” Governor John Rankin said today. This follows... Read more of this article

Governor: Important That House Is Able To Meet

Governor: Important That House Is Able To Meet

Governor John Rankin said he welcomes the statement by the Police Commissioner sharing the Policing Plan for the upcoming House of Assembly sessions, saying it is “important both that any protests are peaceful and conducted lawfully, and that the House of Assembly is able to meet and carry out its business.”Yesterday, Commissioner Michael... Read more of this article

Governor: Senior UK Officer To Conduct Review

Governor: Senior UK Officer To Conduct Review

“In line with best practice, the police response to the protests should be independently reviewed by a peer organization,” the Governor said today, adding that he is “making arrangements to have a senior UK police officer conduct such a review.” In a statment today, Governor John Rankin said, “As made clear in my statement... Read more of this article

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

[Christmas message from Governor John Rankin] Having arrived in Bermuda just a short time ago, I am delighted that one of my first responsibilities is to deliver a Christmas message to the people of Bermuda. Since my arrival I have been fortunate to meet a number of people – both residents and visitors alike – from all walks of life. This is something... Read more of this article

New Governor: ‘My Hope That Calm Will Prevail’

New Governor: ‘My Hope That Calm Will Prevail’

“It remains my hope that calm will prevail and that all parties concerned will take constructive steps to resolve current differences in a peaceful fashion in line with Bermuda’s democratic tradition,” newly appointed Governor John Rankin said today. Governor Rankin — who arrived on the island a few days ago — said, “I have... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: Governor John Rankin Sworn In

30 Minute Video: Governor John Rankin Sworn In

After arriving on the island earlier this week, John Rankin was formally sworn in as the new Governor of Bermuda in a ceremony in St George’s. Mr Rankin joined the FCO as a Legal Adviser in 1988 and worked in that capacity both in the UK and Geneva, and his last substantive overseas posting was as the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and... Read more of this article

New Governor John Rankin Arrives In Bermuda

New Governor John Rankin Arrives In Bermuda

Acting Governor Ginny Ferson, Premier Michael Dunkley, Leader of the Opposition David Burt and other dignitaries were on hand to greet the new Governor John Rankin when he arrived in Bermuda this evening. Mr Rankin told the assembled group that he was delighted to be in Bermuda and looked forward to working with them in the best interests of all Bermudians.... Read more of this article