Tag: Jennifer Smith

Dame Jennifer Recognizes The ‘Class of 89′

Dame Jennifer Recognizes The ‘Class of 89′

[Written by Dame Jennifer Smith] Every General Election is special in its own way. In Parliamentary parlance, Members elected in a particular election year are referred to as the ‘Class of that year’. Each newly-elected Member of Parliament brings with them their own peculiar skills and sensibilities; but, there are always election years... Read more of this article

Dame Jennifer Addresses Bahamian Women

Dame Jennifer Addresses Bahamian Women

Former Premier Dame Jennifer Smith has spent time in the Bahamas in order to help celebrate National Women’s Week. According to a report in The Bahamas Weekly, “Former and current female Parliamentarians from across the political divide met Wednesday [Dec 4] to begin formulating a plan to address the common issues they face for the continued... Read more of this article

Dame Jennifer Smith To Speak In The Bahamas

Dame Jennifer Smith To Speak In The Bahamas

Former Premier Dame Jennifer Smith will be speaking at National Women’s Week in the Bahamas, according to a report from the Bahamas Weekly. The increased participation of women in political and public life in The Bahamas will be a key component of the celebrations surrounding the 2013 observance of National Women’s Week. Bahamas Minister of Social... Read more of this article

Photos: Celebration For Dame Jennifer Smith

Photos: Celebration For Dame Jennifer Smith

A celebration for Dame Jennifer Smith was held on Saturday night [July 6] at Fort St. Catherine’s, which was organised by the St George’s branch of the Progressive Labour Party. Dame Jennifer earned her place in Bermuda’s history as the first PLP Premier, the first female Senator and the first female Deputy Speaker. In 1972, Dame Jennifer... Read more of this article

Dame Jennifer On Passing Of Margaret Thatcher

Dame Jennifer On Passing Of Margaret Thatcher

Speaking about the passing of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher today [Apr 8], former Premier Dame Jennifer Smith recalled meeting the “Iron Lady” when she came to Bermuda in 2001, saying they “shared the practice of canvassing in heels and a love of champagne.” Baroness Thatcher died at the age of 87 following... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: St George’s PLP Easter Egg Hunt

Photos/Video: St George’s PLP Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual PLP Easter Egg Hunt was held yesterday [Mar 30] in Somers Gardens, St. George’s. The event was hosted by Dame Jennifer Smith and Senator Renee Ming.With the help of some teens from the St George’s area, the children were kept busy doing activities such as running, egg-n-spoon races, colouring and the Easter egg hunt. Each child received... Read more of this article

Former Premiers Featured In BIFF Documentary

Former Premiers Featured In BIFF Documentary

This year’s Special Presentation at the Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] will be “Femme: Women Healing the World”, a feature documentary which includes interviews with two of the island’s former Premiers. Directed by long-time BIFF supporter, Emmanuel Itier, “Femme” is a quest to look for the most important... Read more of this article

Education Minister: 95% Of Students Graduated

Education Minister: 95% Of Students Graduated

[Updated] Minister of Education Dame Jennifer Smith released the school exam results this afternoon [Nov 29], saying that 95% of senior school students graduated. Minister Smith said: “The Board of Education has set a graduation target requiring students to have a minimum grade-point-average of 2.0 [the equivalent of a 70% average across their... Read more of this article

Photos: Formal Opening Of Noble Automotive

Photos: Formal Opening Of Noble Automotive

Minister of Education Dame Jennifer Smith formally opened the Noble Automotive at mechanic facility at the CedarBridge Academy on Monday [Nov 19]. A partnership exists between CedarBridge Academy and Noble Automotive where over the next three years, the organisation will work with the school to advance its motor mechanics and electrical engineering... Read more of this article

Career Pathway To Mentor 200+ Students

Career Pathway To Mentor 200+ Students

Yesterday [Oct 31] Minister of Education Dame Jennifer Smith hosted a press conference to highlight the Career Pathway Programme, and to commend the more than two dozen businesses and individuals who have committed to mentoring 223 senior school students. Career Pathways was launched last month with 223 S3 students from the Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge... Read more of this article