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Governor Rena Lalgie Arrives In UK For Funeral

Governor Rena Lalgie Arrives In UK For Funeral

Governor Rena Lalgie has arrived in the United Kingdom for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II; she will be attending the State Funeral, along with Premier David Burt. A Government House spokesperson said, “Her Excellency the Governor has arrived in the United Kingdom where she will join heads of state, heads of governments and other VIPs to take part... Read more of this article

Proclamation To Make Monday A Public Holiday

Proclamation To Make Monday A Public Holiday

This Monday [Sept 19] will be a Public Holiday to coincide with the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Government has confirmed. A Government House spokesperson said, “Today, Her Excellency the Governor, Ms Rena Lalgie, has made a Proclamation declaring Monday, 19th September a Public Holiday to coincide with the National Day... Read more of this article

Governor Will Not Give Assent To Cannabis Bill

Governor Will Not Give Assent To Cannabis Bill

[Updated] “I have now received an instruction, issued to me on Her Majesty’s behalf, not to Assent to the Bill as drafted,” Governor Rena Lalgie said today in reference to the Cannabis Bill. Background In May this year, the Governor confirmed that she will “reserve Assent” of the Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022, adding that she will... Read more of this article

Interested In Serving On Defence Board?

Interested In Serving On Defence Board?

Governor Rena Lalgie today invited “expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons to join the Defence Board or the Promotions Board of the Royal Bermuda Regiment.” The Governor said: “As Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, I welcome expressions of interest from members of the public who are passionate... Read more of this article

Interested In Serving On A Statutory Board?

Interested In Serving On A Statutory Board?

Governor Rena Lalgie announced that she will be “encouraging members of the public to submit expressions of interest for future appointments to various statutory boards which fall under her remit.” A Government House spokesperson said, “Her Excellency the Governor has today announced that she will be encouraging members of the public to... Read more of this article

Governor Hosts Tea For Dr Matthews-Paynter

Governor Hosts Tea For Dr Matthews-Paynter

Governor Rena Lalgie hosted a tea in honour of Dr Dorothy Matthews-Paynter, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. A spokesperson said, “Over the weekend, Her Excellency hosted a tea in honour of Dr Dorothy L Matthews-Paynter. Dr Matthews-Paynter arrived to Government House with a very special group of ladies to celebrate her 100th birthday.... Read more of this article

Governor Welcomes ‘Eco Club’ Students

Governor Welcomes ‘Eco Club’ Students

The Governor welcomed “School Garden & Eco Club” students from Victor Scott Primary and Dellwood Middle Schools to celebrate their gardening success for the 2021-2022 school year. In an online post, the Government House said, “Yesterday evening, the Governor and Mr Jacob Hawkins welcomed “School Garden & Eco Club” students from... Read more of this article

Photos: Queen’s Birthday & Jubilee Reception

Photos: Queen’s Birthday & Jubilee Reception

Governor Rena Lalgie hosted a Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Reception at Government House last night. A Government spokesperson said, “The event took on special significance as it marked Her Majesty’s milestone occasion with a performance by the Gombeys, the Coral Beats and the Royal Bermuda Regiment Band. Last evening Bermuda also... Read more of this article

Governor Will ‘Reserve Assent’ Of Cannabis Bill

Governor Will ‘Reserve Assent’ Of Cannabis Bill

[Updated] The Governor has confirmed that she will “reserve Assent” of the Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022. adding that she will “notify the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.” For Bills to become law in Bermuda, they must first pass in Parliament and then be granted Assent by the UK-appointed... Read more of this article

Governor Meets Austrian Consul & Honorary

Governor Meets Austrian Consul & Honorary

Governor Rena Lalgie welcomed the Austrian Consul General in New York Helene Steinhaeusl and the Honorary Consul of Austria in Bermuda Katarina Hoskins. Government House said, “Her Excellency the Governor was pleased to receive at Government House, Helene Steinhaeusl, the Austrian Consul General in New York along with Katarina Hoskins, the Honorary... Read more of this article

Governor Is ‘Close Contact’ Of Covid-19 Case

Governor Is ‘Close Contact’ Of Covid-19 Case

While she has not tested positive, Governor Rena Lalgie was “identified as being a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case, ” and Government House is working with the Corporation of St. George to reschedule the Peppercorn Ceremony, which was due to take place this Wednesday. A Government spokesperson said, “On Saturday night the Governor... Read more of this article

Governor To Host Queen’s Birthday Reception

Governor To Host Queen’s Birthday Reception

The Governor will host a reception celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee at Government House on June 2nd, and anyone interested in attending is invited to complete an online form. A spokesperson said, “On Thursday 2 June 2022 Her Excellency the Governor will host a reception celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday... Read more of this article

Tom Oppenheim Named Next Deputy Governor

Tom Oppenheim Named Next Deputy Governor

Governor Rena Lalgie announced the appointment of the next Deputy Governor of Bermuda, Mr Tom Oppenheim. A Government House spokesperson said, “Her Excellency the Governor, Ms Rena Lalgie, today announced the appointment of the next Deputy Governor of Bermuda, Mr Tom Oppenheim. Tom will take over from the current Deputy Governor, Alison Crocket, and... Read more of this article