The next meeting day is June 23rd, 6 PM via live stream from the Corporation’s website. During the meeting, you will learn about all the projects underway and new programs and projects we may be undertaking. The agenda will be posted on the website.
None at this time.
Bermuda Heroes Day Holiday Trash Collection
There will be no trash collection on Monday, 20th June 2022.
Residents and Businesses Trash Collection will resume Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
When the Corporation host major events, we will reduce public access to ensure public safety. On some occassions, there are no road closures, but there may be traffic delays as the participants exit the Town.
None this month.
Introducing The Town Plan Steering CommitteeWe are pleased to announce that the below Town members accepted roles to help the CSG with the Town Plan.
The Steering Committee meets regularly and gives guidance on how to proceed with key elements of the Town Plan. The process may take a year before a formal document is laid out. However, be assured that pressing Town projects that may fall within the overall Town Plan will get attention.
To keep you updated on our progress, visit the Town’s website. There you will find details under the Town Plan tab.
Town Plan Steering Committee
- Mayor George Dowling III, JP, Chair
- Laura Purroy, Bermuda Hotel Co.
- Kelli Thompson, Saltwater Jewellery Design
- Garon Dowling, RUBiS Dowling's Marine Service Station
- Andrew Roberts, Owner, QTS Bermuda Ltd
- Pastor, Lorne Bean, Richard Allen A.M.E. Church
- Mark Soares, President, Bermuda Yacht Services
The Great Sign Caper
It would not be a Town if we did not have a mystery to solve.If you are wondering where the signs went, we found some of them. It did not take any sleuthing on our part, the thieves conscious got the best of them and they confessed.
Apparently, in some “light-hearted” fun, visitors stole location, directional and private signs throughout the Town.
While some consider this theft as harmless, since it did not cause injury. Those actions cause safety concerns —ambulance and police use signs for emergencies. And replacements generate needless work and expense to requisition, produce then complete sign reinstallation.
We don’t have the resources to monitor these infractions or seek recompense from visitors outside our jurisdiction. So all we can do is implore visitors to cease these actions before they are a cause harm.
It will be ready for the Winter.The Corporation have secured the structural engineers and materials are on island. The engineers are reviewing the project with construction set to begin in July and finishing in December. We advise area businesses please be aware noise may increase during certain parts of construction. That is an unavoidable side effect of progress.
St George’s trenching extended until SeptemberPlease be cautious leaving or entering the Town, there is one lane and a deep open trench. These road works are part a regional program to provide infrastructure upgrades to the parish.
“The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform motorists that the ongoing BLDC’s trench work from Rocky Hill Park to Ferry Reach Road will continue to require a one lane closure up until 2nd September, 2022.” — By Order
Lt. Col. the Hon. David A. Burch OBE (Mil) ED, JP, MP
Minister of Public Works
Online commenters response to the letter centered on a theme: address the town's facade. Some recommendations include:
Last month, Mayor Dowling wrote to the editors of the local media to help clarify some misconceptions about how the town works and the desires of the community.
- Fundraise for paint and cleaning supplies;
- Tell private residents to fix their property;
- Assemble a team to paint the building, doors and blinds of the privately owned businesses and homes.
The Corporation of St George is not a charity, it is a corporate municipality service provider.
We must remind the community that the Corporation does not tax residents or businesses. The income we receive funds:
- Town operations such as the marina development, weekly trash collection and management of various Town assets;
- Supports social programs such as the Cup Match Extravaganza, UNESCO Poetry Day, End To End;
- And economic-boosting programs like St. George’s Marine Expo.
If there is a business or resident that needs our assistance, our virtual door is always open. Make an appointment to talk with us.
"I visited Somers Garden in St. George’s a couple of weeks ago with a visitor from overseas.The landscape crew and gardeners were busy painting fencing and organizing the plant beds. We spoke to several members of the staff who all referred us to the “brains behind the project” Ms. Keesha Hansey who shared her ideas for the garden. Thanks to the whole crew for your time and skills and I look forward to seeing the finished garden very soon.
Great to see a female in charge of the project and the obvious respect she has earned from her fellow workers! Well done everyone!" — Janet Shaw
- June 11 - Queen’s Birthday
- June 19 - Father’s Day
Monday, June 20th - National Heroes Day
We all have heroes, be they personal, local figures or global stars. Bermuda has its heroes, which are recognized annually on Bermuda’s National Heroes Day. That holiday gives us time to reflect on those that made a difference, but might traditionally go unnoticed based on our colonial mores. Our history books revere great leaders but are generally absent of Bermuda’s cultural diversity that reflects contributions from the likes of Mary Prince, Sir John Swan or Dame Lois Browne Evans.
Recently, the Bermuda Government made a change to Heroes Day and provided a public statement.
“To retain the distinct and extraordinary character of this award, the nomination for a new National Hero will now be open to the public every ten years with the next cycle beginning in 2025.” — Dr Ernest Peets, the Youth, Culture and Sports Minister
We celebrate Bermuda’s National Heroes:
- Dame Lois Browne Evans
- Dr EF Gordon
- Dr Pauulu Kamarakafego (Dr Roosevelt Brown)
- Gladys Misick Morrell
- Mary Prince
- Sir Edward Richards
- Sir John Swan
- Sir Henry Tucker
Did you know ….
St George’s Historical Society Celebrate 100 Years
The Corporation congratulates our St George’s Historical Society on 100 years of service to Bermuda. We appreciate the hard work of the team that has consistently archived and displayed artifacts from our past. Your work as a Town partner reminds us of how dedication benefits a community and ensures future generations understand important aspects of their heritage.
We encourage you to visit the St George’s Historical Society Museum located at 39 Duke of Kent Street, Town of St. George, St.George's, Phone: +1 441-297-0423.