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Governor John Rankin Purchases First Poppy

Governor John Rankin Purchases First Poppy

Governor John Rankin purchased the first Poppy from Carol Everson of the Bermuda Legion Charity and World War Two Veteran, Donald Jolliffe. Government House posted the photos below on Facebook, saying: “On the morning of Tuesday, 13 October, the Governor welcomed Carol Everson of the Bermuda Legion Charity and World War Two Veteran, Donald Jolliffe,... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin Congratulates Premier Burt

Governor Rankin Congratulates Premier Burt

The Governor John Rankin congratulated the Premier David Burt on the results of the General Election. Government House posted online saying: “This afternoon the Governor was pleased to receive the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon E David Burt JP, MP to Government House. The Governor congratulated the Premier on the results of the General Election and said... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin Appointed As BVI Governor

Governor Rankin Appointed As BVI Governor

John Rankin – who currently serves as Bermuda’s Governor — has been appointed as Governor to the British Virgin Islands. The Government of the Virgin Islands website said, “His Excellency the Governor has announced that Mr John Rankin CMG has been appointed as Governor to the British Virgin Islands, in succession to him. “Mr... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin Thanks Dr Cheryl Peek-Ball

Governor Rankin Thanks Dr Cheryl Peek-Ball

The Governor and Deputy Governor met with Dr Cheryl Peek-Ball at Government House to thank her for her service to the people of Bermuda as she steps down from her role as Chief Medical Officer. In an online post, Government House said, “This afternoon the Governor and Deputy Governor met Dr Cheryl Peek-Ball at Government House to thank her for... Read more of this article

Video: Governor Rankin’s Cup Match Message

Video: Governor Rankin’s Cup Match Message

[Governor John Rankin’s Cup Match message] Like everyone else on the island, I was looking forward to Cup Match between Somerset and St George’s this year. It would have been my final Cup Match game in Bermuda during my term in office as Governor. In each of the last three years I have hugely enjoyed watching the game and experiencing the camaraderie... Read more of this article

Government House Holds Beach Cleanup

Government House Holds Beach Cleanup

The Governor, Deputy Governor, and Government House staff staff held a beach cleanup at Shelly Bay Beach today [July 24]. Government House posted the photos online below, saying: “This morning the Governor, Deputy Governor, and Government House staff held a beach cleanup at Shelly Bay Beach with the support and assistance of Anne Hyde, the Executive... Read more of this article

Governor Welcomes New U.S. Consul General

Governor Welcomes New U.S. Consul General

Governor John Rankin welcomed new U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto and his wife Denise Rizzuto to Government House this morning [July 17]. A spokesperson said, “The Governor was today pleased to receive at Government House Mr Lee Rizzuto Jr, the new US Consul General to Bermuda, and his wife, Denise. The Governor said: “It was a pleasure to meet... Read more of this article

Photos: Queen’s Birthday At Government House

Photos: Queen’s Birthday At Government House

Governor John Rankin hosted a small ceremony at Government House on June 13 in order to mark the 94th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Government House posted the photos online below and said, “The Governor hosted a small ceremony at Government House to mark the 94th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen and to give thanks to those who have been involved... Read more of this article

Rena Lalgie Appointed As The New Governor

Rena Lalgie Appointed As The New Governor

Rena Lalgie has been appointed as the new Governor of Bermuda, with Ms Lalgie saying she is  ”immensely proud that I will serve Bermuda as its first female Governor.” A Government spokesperson said, “Ms. Rena Lalgie has been appointed Governor of Bermuda in succession to Mr. John Rankin CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic... Read more of this article

Governor John Rankin Bermuda Day Message

Governor John Rankin Bermuda Day Message

[Bermuda Day message from Governor John Rankin] Bermuda Day cannot be celebrated in the usual way this year, no half-marathon and no parade around the streets of Hamilton. But I know that the holiday will still be marked in homes by families across the island and I take this opportunity to send my best wishes to everyone as we enjoy the start of summer... Read more of this article

Governor Thanks Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service

Governor Thanks Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service

This afternoon Governor John Rankin visited the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service headquarters on King Street to thank all of the staff for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Governor said, “I visited the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service to meet members of the Service who every day of the year help to make sure that the people of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Governor Visits New Covid-19 Testing Centre

Governor Visits New Covid-19 Testing Centre

[Updated with video] Yesterday, Governor John Rankin and Deputy Governor Alison Crocket visited the newly launched testing centre for essential workers at Southside, St David’s.While there they observed the process – while maintaining social distancing – and thanked all of the staff for their critical work. Governor Rankin said, “I visited... Read more of this article

Official Proclamation: State Of Emergency

Official Proclamation: State Of Emergency

The Governor has officially declared a ‘State of Emergency’ for Bermuda due to Covid-19, with the official proclamation saying it is an “unprecedented and severe threat.” The Official Proclamation, which was dated April 1st, said, “Covid-19 is an unprecedented and severe threat to public health in Bermuda, therefore in... Read more of this article