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Questions In UK Parliament On Cannabis Bill

Questions In UK Parliament On Cannabis Bill

“The Foreign Secretary carefully considered the Bermuda Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022 and concluded that it is contrary to the UK’s and Bermuda’s obligations under the UN Conventions, which prohibit the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use,” British Minister of State Jesse Norman said. This follows after Bermuda’s UK... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Flag Shown During Procession

Video: Bermuda Flag Shown During Procession

Thousands of people are lining the streets of London today [Sept 19] as the Royal Family, British people and world leaders gather for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, and the funeral procession passed the flags of the British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda. The BBC reported, “The Queen’s ‘lifelong sense of duty’... Read more of this article

Full Video: State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II

Full Video: State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II

The State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is being held today [Sept 19] in the United Kingdom, with world leaders in attendance as Britain bids a last farewell to its longest-serving monarch. Following the service, the Queen’s coffin will be drawn in a walking procession from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, at London’s Hyde Park Corner.... Read more of this article

‘Moment Of Reflection’ On The Queen

‘Moment Of Reflection’ On The Queen

Government House advised “that on Sunday, September 18th a ‘Moment of Reflection’ will take place at 8.00 pm in the UK [4.00 pm in Bermuda]. A spokesperson said, “The public are invited to come together and observe a national ‘Moment of Reflection’ to mourn and reflect on the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II. “The silence... Read more of this article

Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Service

Queen Elizabeth II Commemoration Service

There will be a ‘Service of Thanksgiving’ to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II at the Anglican Cathedral on Saturday, September 24th. A Government spokesperson said, “Government House advised today that it is working closely with the Government of Bermuda and the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on plans for a Service of Thanksgiving... Read more of this article

Video: Legislature Session To Honour Queen

Video: Legislature Session To Honour Queen

“This Honourable House conveys its deepest sorrow on the death of Her Majesty The Queen; expresses its sincere condolences to His Majesty The King and other members of the Royal Family and acknowledges her association with Bermuda and her people,” reads the Motion of Condolence that will be read in the Special Joint Session of the Legislature... Read more of this article

Over 4 Mile Queue Forms In UK For Queen

Over 4 Mile Queue Forms In UK For Queen

Thousands of people are in the queue to pay their final respects to Queen Elizabeth II in London, with the official queue tracker stating that it is currently 4.2 miles [6.75 km] long, with the estimated wait time of at least nine hours. In the Bermuda context, this is approximately equivalent to the distance from the airport to Shelly Bay or from the... Read more of this article

City Designates Tribute Spaces For The Queen

City Designates Tribute Spaces For The Queen

The City of Hamilton has designated two tribute locations for residents and visitors to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II. A spokesperson said, “Following the tragic passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the City of Hamilton has offered two tribute locations for residents and visitors to pay their respects. “The City... Read more of this article

Bermuda Flag Shown During Funeral Procession

Bermuda Flag Shown During Funeral Procession

Large crowds lined the streets as the funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth II made its way slowly through London, flanked by soldiers in ceremonial dress. At one point, the flags of the British Overseas Territories — including Bermuda — could be seen along the route. The coffin made its way through the heart of the capital borne on an... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Proclamation Ceremony For King

Photos/Video: Proclamation Ceremony For King

[Updated with photos] A Proclamation Ceremony was held this morning [Sept 11] at the Flagpole on Front Street to mark the accession of His Majesty King Charles III, with the ceremony presided by Governor Rena Lalgie. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video replay is below. Related Stories Photos... Read more of this article

Videos: Highlights Of Queen’s Bermuda Visits

Videos: Highlights Of Queen’s Bermuda Visits

Over the course of her 70 year reign, Queen Elizabeth II visited Bermuda several times, and the two videos below show a look at her first visit — in 1953 shortly after her coronation — and her last visit in 2009. Queen Elizabeth’s visits to Bermuda spanned nearly six decades, and these two videos offer a fascinating look at both. Related... Read more of this article

Proclamation Ceremony On September 11

Proclamation Ceremony On September 11

On Sunday [Sept 11] at 9.00am at the Flagpole on Front Street there will be a Proclamation Ceremony to mark the accession of His Majesty King Charles III. A Government spokesperson has confirmed that “in keeping with the protocol on the passing of the Sovereign, the UK and the Overseas Territories have entered a period of National Mourning.” A... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 21-Rifle Salute For The Queen

Photos & Video: 21-Rifle Salute For The Queen

[Updated with photos] The Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] performed a 21-rifle salute today [Sept 9] in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died yesterday [Sept 8] aged 96 at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, ending her 70 year reign. Government House posted the photos below online, saying, “Today,... Read more of this article