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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

Governor Meets With Ukrainian Community

Governor Meets With Ukrainian Community

Governor Rena Lalgie recently invited representatives of the Ukrainian community in Bermuda to Government House. Government House posted the photo online below and said, “The Governor listened to their concerns for their loved ones and people of all nationalities that have already been displaced from their homes in Ukraine. The Governor expressed... Read more of this article

Event Honours Women Of Uniformed Services

Event Honours Women Of Uniformed Services

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Governor Rena Lalgie hosted an event at Government House to honour the women of the Uniformed Services. Government House posted the collage online below, and said, “In celebration of International Women’s Day, Her Excellency the Governor was pleased to host an event at Government House to honour the... Read more of this article

Photos: Governor Consul, Students Visit Station

Photos: Governor Consul, Students Visit Station

Earlier this afternoon [Feb 19], the Governor Rena Lalgie, US Consul General Karen Grissette and a group of students visited NASA’s Bermuda Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island to view the launch of an Antares Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.Government House posted the photos online below, and said, “Earlier this afternoon,... Read more of this article

Governor Rena Lalgie Purchases First Poppy

Governor Rena Lalgie Purchases First Poppy

Governor Rena Lalgie purchased the first poppy of 2021 from two of Bermuda’s war veterans, Mrs Isobel Flood and Rev Canon Thomas Nisbett. Government House posted the photo below online, saying, “Her Excellency the Governor was pleased to support the Bermuda Legion’s annual Poppy Day appeal by purchasing the first poppy of 2021 from two of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Governor Signs Flora Duffy Day Proclamation

Governor Signs Flora Duffy Day Proclamation

[Updated with PDF] This afternoon the Governor signed the Proclamation declaring Monday, October 18th a public holiday in honour of Flora Duffy, Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medalist. Governor Rena Lalgie said, “It was such an honour to sign the Proclamation that declares Monday, 18 October 2021 a public holiday. I’m looking forward to welcoming... Read more of this article

Governor Lalgie Tours Drug Treatment Court

Governor Lalgie Tours Drug Treatment Court

Governor Rena Lalgie met with Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe to tour the Drug Treatment Court located in the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building earlier this week. Government House posted the photo below on social media, saying: “Yesterday the Governor met with Senior Magistrate, The Right Worshipful Juan Wolffe BA, LLB, JP, to tour the Drug Treatment... Read more of this article

Governor Tours Verdmont Historic House

Governor Tours Verdmont Historic House

Governor Rena Lalgie and her family recently visited the Verdmont Historic House and Gardens, accompanied by Karen Border, Alana Anderson and Dorte Horsfield of the Bermuda National Trust. Government House shared the photo below on social media, saying: “On 20 August the Governor and her family were delighted to tour the Verdmont Historic House... Read more of this article

Fake Government House Social Media Accounts

Fake Government House Social Media Accounts

Government House advised that “it is aware of false social media accounts, specifically Facebook and Instagram, purporting to belong to the Governor, Her Excellency Rena Lalgie.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service [BPS] have been notified and are investigating. There are two social media accounts used by the Governor: the official... Read more of this article