Three East End ambassadors were recognised as part of Unesco’s World Tourism Day celebrations.
Kristin White, the owner of Long Story Short bookstore and a tour guide, Dennie O’Connor, the co-owner and operations director for Tobacco Bay and Clearwater Beach, and Alfred Konrad, the chef and co-owner for Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio, were honoured as ambassadors by the Corporation of St George.
The Bermuda Tourism Authority also donated a bench in memory of Phillip Anderson, a former councillor for the Town of St George, who died last year.
Ms White won the award in the cultural tourism category, Mr O’Connor in experience tourism and Mr Konrad in hospitality tourism.
All four were honoured at a presentation in St George’s last Friday, attended by George Dowling III, the Mayor of St George, town administrator Courtney Trott, Bermuda Tourism Authority chief operations officer Karla Lacey and area MP Renée Ming.
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Due to complications caused by the recent storms, World Tourism Day was moved from September 27 to Friday, October 4th.
This year the Town of St.George is joining countries all around the globe to celebrate World Tourism Day on September 27! This year's theme is "Tourism in Jobs - A Better Future for All". So what better way to celebrate than to honor those who have contributed to the improvement of tourism in our great Town!
Our very own, the late Councillor Phillip Anderson was one such figure. His unwavering dedication to the growth of tourism in the Town of St.George goes without saying. So on this day we will Celebrate World Tourism Day 2019 in his honor!
All are welcome to attend the Corporation of St. George general meeting on September 26th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall.
Good day, All,
Following the 3 pm announcement by the Emergency Measure Organization (EMO) regarding island-wide closures, be advised of the following:
The Corporation of St George offices will
The Offices will open depending on the damage and clean up.
Hurricane Humberto is a category 3 hurricane and forecast to maintain that status from now until the hurricane has passed Bermuda.
Following my [Minister of National Security] meeting with the Emergency Measures Organization today, the public is advised of the following.
• Storm force winds are expected to pick up and we now advise the public to be off the roads by 5pm today.
• All public schools will close at 12pm today
• The last ferry will leave Hamilton at 12pm today
• All buses will be off the roads at 4pm with the last bus leaving Hamilton at 3pm
• All government offices will close today at 12 noon today and will reopen on Thursday.
• Elective surgeries the King Edward Memorial Hospital ended at 12 noon today
• Outpatient clinics will be closed on Thursday
• All trash collection ended as of noon today and will not recommence until Friday.
• Tynes Bay Waste Treatment Facility will close as of 4pm today.
• All Bermuda public Beaches will close at of 2pm today
• The Causeway will close as of 6pm today.
• The Royal Bermuda Regiment has been embodied.
• King Edward Memorial Hospital will initiate their Hospital Incident Command Centre as of 3pm with ambulances being located all around the island.
• Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre in St. Davids will be open at 4pm today.
• Belco will have members of staff also position in east, west and central parishes.
• Cedarbridge Academy will be open as the storm shelter for those in need from 4pm today.
• The Hamilton docks are closed
• The emergency broadcast facility at 100.1fm will go live as of 6pm today
• Police ComOps will be in operation with representatives from:
• Airport evening flights have been cancelled
I also remind the public that they can easily stay informed about the latest information and updates on Hurricane Humberto by downloading and installing the Bermuda Government Tree Frog app, available for free from the Apple and Google Play store.
Key Information from EMO regarding Hurricane Humberto. This information is for Wednesday, September 18
Everybody should be off the roads by 7pm.
All public schools will close at 12pm
The last ferry will leave Hamilton at 12pm
All buses will be off the roads at 5pm with the last bus leaving at 4pm
All government offices will close at 12noon and reopen as per
normal on Thursday.
Wednesday’s trash collection will take place on Wednesday morning. All trash should be on the curb side by 7am. No trash will be collected after noon or on Thursday.
Access to the causeway will be restricted to emergency vehicles only as of 7pm.
The Bermuda regiment will be embodied.
King Edward will initiate their Hospital Incident Command tomorrow evening with increased staffing levels.
Ambulances will be strategically assigned around the island.
Belco will have members of staff also position in east, west and central parishes.
Cedarbridge Academy will be open as the storm shelter for those who need from 5pm
The emergency broadcast channel will be live as of 7pm and will provide updates throughout the night.
The public is strongly advised to avoid the roads until given the all-clear by the EMO.
No Lifeguards as of 2pm Wednesday and the beaches will close at 6pm.
There will be no outpatient clinics tomorrow.
The next emo meeting will be tomorrow at 10am.