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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

Governor Urges Everyone To Follow Guidance

Governor Urges Everyone To Follow Guidance

“I will continue to do all I can to help ensure the safety and security of Bermuda working in close conjunction with the local authorities,” Governor John Rankin said. The Governor said, “As Governor I would confirm my support for the measures announced to date by the Government to deal with COVID-19. “I encourage everyone to act... Read more of this article

SOS Kit Aid Donate To Beyond Rugby

SOS Kit Aid Donate To Beyond Rugby

Earlier this week, Governor John Rankin presented 20 boxes of rugby kit to help support Bermuda students participating in the Beyond Rugby programme. The boots, balls, bags, tops and shorts were donated by UK charity SOS Kit Aid and sent to Bermuda with the assistance of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office [FCO].The Governor said, “I am delighted... Read more of this article

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

“I do not expect Brexit to have a negative impact on this island, certainly in the near future and hopefully beyond,” Governor John Rankin said, citing the fact that Bermuda has no dependence on EU funding, exports very few physical goods to the EU, and has Solvency II Equivalence. The Governor said this as he delivered a speech at the Hamilton... Read more of this article

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

Christmas Message From Governor John Rankin

[Christmas message from Governor John Rankin] I begin this year’s Christmas message with a quote from Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations: “Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where people are becoming more and more closely interconnected.” Today’s technology... Read more of this article