Governor Rena Lalgie Arrives In Bermuda

December 14, 2020 | 6 Comments

[Updated] Bermuda’s new Governor Rena Lalgie arrived on the island last night [Dec 13] and is currently in quarantine at Government House, with Governor Lalgie set to be sworn in “during a closed event” held at Government House today.

Government House said, “Her Excellency the Governor, Rena Lalgie, arrived on the island with her family last night and they are currently in quarantine at Government House in compliance with the Public Health Regulations.

“Governor Lalgie will be sworn in as Governor of Bermuda during a closed event held at Government House this morning. All necessary precautions will be observed in the carrying out of the swearing in. Early in the New Year an event marking the formal arrival of the new Governor will be held.”

Rena Lalgie Bermuda June 12 2020

Governor Rena Lalgie is both the first female and the first Black Governor in our four century history, in which we have had over 120 Governors.

She previously said, “I am immensely proud that I will serve Bermuda as its first female Governor. The island rightly has a reputation as a beautiful place to live and a great environment in which business can flourish. It is a first-class legal jurisdiction with some of the highest international standards in combating financial crime.

“I am conscious that this announcement is being made in challenging times; as Bermuda looks to the future, I will work in earnest with the elected Government, through the exercise of my duties, to support and promote the island’s strengths and resilience. My family and I are looking forward to contributing fully to life in Bermuda as we get to know the people and culture.”

Update 2pm: Government House said, “This morning Her Excellency, Ms Rena Lalgie was sworn in as the Governor of Bermuda during a closed event held at Government House.

“Those in attendance were the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon David Burt JP, MP, Chief Justice, the Hon Justice Narinder Hargun, JP and the Secretary to the Cabinet, Maj Marc T. Telemaque, LVO, ED, JP, pmsc.

“All necessary precautions were observed in the carrying out of the swearing in.“A public ceremony marking the formal arrival of Governor Lalgie will be held in the New Year when conditions become safe to do so.”

The newly sworn in Governor said “It is a privilege to have begun my service as Governor of Bermuda. My family and I look forward to settling into Bermudian life.”

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  1. Analuj says:

    Welcome to Bermuda.

  2. Wahoo says:

    Welcome I hope you have a sense of humor.

  3. Bermuda is now you new home . Welcome .

  4. Greg says:

    Just want to say welcome and to have a Bermudaful time while your here.

  5. Greg says:

    Wahoo she’s British, she’s born with one! (smile)

  6. Venkman says:

    Perhaps she can ask about the bus service. She can explain how the UK managed to keep its public transport operating during the pandemic.

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