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BERMUDA gets first Black, female Governor

Featured Governor Rena Lalgie, Bermuda Governor Rena Lalgie, Bermuda
HAMILTON, December 17, 2020 - Bermuda now has a Black female Governor General. She is Rena Lalgie who was sworn into office on Monday during a ceremony at Government House.

She is the first Black woman to hold the title in the British Overseas Territory’s 400 year history which has seen 145 Governors serving that British Territory.

Lalgie who arrived in Bermuda from Britain on Sunday, said she was immensely proud to serve as Bermuda's first female Governor adding that  “it is a privilege to have begun my service as Governor of Bermuda. My family and I look forward to settling into Bermudan life.”

A spokesman for the government said a public ceremony to mark the arrival of the new Governor would be held next year “when conditions become safe to do so.”

Lalgie replaces Scotsman John Rankin who has been reassigned to a similar post in the British Virgin Islands, a sister British Overseas Territory.

Premier David Burt, Chief Justice Narinder Hargun and Cabinet Secretary Marc Telemaque attended the swearing-in ceremony amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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  • Countries: Bermuda

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