Photos: New Governor’s Swearing In Ceremony

May 23, 2012

George Fergusson officially became Bermuda’s 88th Governor at a ceremony held on the grounds of the Cabinet Office on Front Street this morning [May 23].

The Regiment band and soldiers marched onto the Cabinet Grounds, while Mr Fergusson arrived in a horse drawn carriage. Mr Fergusson — Bermuda’s 88th Governor — took over from Sir Richard Gozney who served as Bermuda’s Governor for 4.5 years.

Mr Fergusson was the victim of a attack last month in London which left him blind in one eye, and he referenced that this morning saying: “I might have hoped to see Bermuda over the next few years with two eyes, but it’s looking pretty good with one.”

“Bermuda has an internationally respected record of living by the rule of law and managing its own affairs and local and international business to the highest standards,” Mr Fergusson continued.

“That reputation is hard earned. It is a major asset to the country, not least during economic turbulence. It is a tribute to those who interpret the law, those who make the laws, and those who enforce the law. I shall play my part, working with the elected government of Bermuda, to uphold and preserve this asset.”

The ceremony was attended by a number of local dignitaries including Ministers, Senators, Premier Paula Cox, Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier, US Consul Grace Shelton, business leaders, religious leaders and more.

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