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Christmas Message From Governor Rena Lalgie

Christmas Message From Governor Rena Lalgie

[Updated wih video + Christmas message from Governor Rena Lalgie] We started 2020 with worrying news. News of people we did not know; suffering in cities most of us had never heard of. When sometimes it seems like there is so much going wrong in the world, speaking personally, it can be all too easy to disengage. If there is one thing that 2020 has... Read more of this article

Video: Police & Regiment Escort New Governor

Video: Police & Regiment Escort New Governor

Governor Rena Lalgie arrived in Bermuda on Sunday evening [Dec 13], and was escorted to Government House by the Bermuda Police Service and the Royal Bermuda Regiment. She was officially sworn-in the day after her arrival, and following the ceremony, Governor Lalgie — the first Black and female Governor in Bermuda’s history — said, “It is a privilege... Read more of this article

Premier Virtually Meets With Governor Lalgie

Premier Virtually Meets With Governor Lalgie

Premier David Burt met with Bermuda’s new Governor Rena Lalgie following her swearing in earlier today [Dec 14], with the meeting apparently held via video conferencing. Governor Lalgie arrived on the island with her family on Sunday night, and Government House noted that they are “in quarantine at Government House in compliance with the... Read more of this article

Governor Rena Lalgie Arrives In Bermuda

Governor Rena Lalgie Arrives In Bermuda

[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... Read more of this article

Video: Governor Rankin Gives Farewell Speech

Video: Governor Rankin Gives Farewell Speech

[Updated] Governor John Rankin recently released a farewell speech as he makes way for the appointment of Rene Lalgie, saying he has been “privileged to serve as Governor of this beautiful island.” The appointment of Ms Lalgie will mark the first time in Bermuda’s history that we will have a female Governor, and also the first time... Read more of this article

Photos: Queen’s Certificates & Badges Presented

Photos: Queen’s Certificates & Badges Presented

Governor John Rankin recently presented the Queen’s Certificates and Badges of Honour to members of the community who had received their Awards in the Queen’s New Year and Birthday Honours List 2020. Government House posted the photos below online and said, “On 18 and 19 November 2020 His Excellency the Governor was delighted to present Queen’s... Read more of this article

School Gardens Programme At Govt House

School Gardens Programme At Govt House

Governor John Rankin thanked everyone who participated in the School Gardens Programme at Government House, saying it helps “young students to develop their skills and confidence.” Government House posted the photos below on social media, saying: “In early November. the Governor was pleased to welcome members of the Garden Club of... Read more of this article

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