Rena Lalgie – Picture by Her Majesty’s Treasury.
Monday, 14 December 2020, Hamilton, Islands of Bermuda: Her Excellency Rena Lalgie was sworn in as Bermuda’s novel governor, first female, and first governor of Afro-British descent to hold the office.
The mother of two has a long career in public service with her most recent employment being the Director of Office of Financial Sanction Implementation at Her Majesty’s Treasury.
As Governor Ms Lalgie’s office is viceregal, representing The Queen as head of state, acting as Commander-in-Chief, and appointing the Premier (currently David Burt since 2017) as well as the eleven members of the Senate.
The Somers Isles, or Islands of Bermuda are a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Governor of Bermuda is appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II upon the advice of her British Prime Minister. The Governor is responsible for upholding the Bermudian Constitution and for other duties as assigned by the Queen, or her British ministers.
For further information:
Governor of Bermuda: https://www.gov.bm/governor-bermuda
Virtual meeting of Governor Lalgie with Premier David Burt: https://www.facebook.com/davidburtmp/photos/a.1912070415671565/2795984467280151/