The next meeting day is September 22nd, 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.
Last Month's General Meeting
Held August 25, 2022 at 6 PM
The Council continues to hold public general meetings. They can be streamed live on the 4th Thursday of the month. Inside those meetings, you will get updates on:
Town Manager / Secretary Report
Committee Reports and Recommendations
Government Board Members Reports
Other Board Member Reports
UNESCO Signature Events Budget
- $100,000 approved to plan, create and promote events in the World Heritage Site. - These include: UNESCO Poetry Day, Peppercorn Ceremony, Cup Match Extravaganza, Lighting Of The Town, Santa Comes To Town, New Years’s Eve.
* All resolutions require the approval of the minister responsible for municipalities.
When the Corporation hosts 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.
- September 17th - Ordnance Island and Water Street West
- September 18th - King’s Square and Water Street West
Event: St. George’s Seafood Festival
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed
The Town is Mourning.
The Town of St. George is in mourning upon hearing the news that Queen Elizabeth has passed away. She was 96. As the longest-serving monarch and Bermuda's head of state, her reign had an impact on the United Kingdom and all of the Common Wealth.
She visited our Town on a couple of occasions, with one of the most memorable being on our 400th Anniversary, when St Peter’s Church was designated Their Majesties Chappell.
Bermuda will have a public holiday on Monday, September 19th,the day of Queen Elizabeth's state funerall, which will stream live across the globe. To learn more about the Queen, The King and Ceremonies, visit the royal website.
Tips for traditional and digital lifestyles
- Bermuda Government's Planning - Govt Portal
- Bermuda Government - Social Media Channels
- Storm Tracking - Weather Radar
Modern Lifestyle Tips
- Many homes have switched away from traditional media technology—no rabbit ears, cable TV, daily radio, or even newspapers.
- In the event of a power disruption, please be reminded that you may have between 10 and 14 hours of battery life.
- A battery power pack is recommended for devices.
- Electric cycles with a standard range of 60 km provide for one round trip from St. George's to Hamilton and back on a full charge. You will need approximately 4 hours for a full charge.
- Electric cars with 200 km of range will provide up to five full round trips — from St. George's to Hamilton and back to St. George's. You will need approximately 10 hours for a full charge.
Town Plan Update
The first draft is now under committee review.
The Steering Committee will review the first draft of the Town Plan in their first sitting for the fall session. We will keep you updated on progress and advise you when we schedule a Town Hall meeting for the presentation.
If you wish to learn what input the community provided, please read our Town Plan Survey Report. You can learn things such as:
Old Pub Roof-wetting
Mayor supports Town business development.
"Efforts to open a new restaurant on St George’s historic King’s Square came one step closer to fruition yesterday with a roof-wetting ceremony." — Royal Gazette
Back To School
Bermuda Government Announce School Buses (by parish).
For your convenience, we have posted the St. George's Parish School Bus Schedule to the transportation section of the CSG website.
- Monday, September 19th - Queen's Funeral Public Holiday
- Wednesday, October 12th - Peppercorn Ceremony
- Friday, November 11th - Remembrance Day
September 18 2022: Seafood Festival
Known for history and its delicious seafood, Ordnance Island will transform into all things seafood for the first annual St. George's Seafood Festival. Bermuda's most popular and sought-after seafood dishes and the finest seafood boils will be accompanied by live entertainment, an elevated bar and lounge experience and a kid's zone making this an experience for all to enjoy.
We will have:
- Food & Treats
- Bar Service & Cocktails
- Kids Play Fun Park
- Entertainment Line- up
Location: Town of St George, Ordnance Island
VIP: Sold out as of Wednesday, September 14th
Parking: Market Wharf and Tiger Bay
Did you know ….
Who makes business work in our Town?
Many people assume that the Corporation of St George does everything — run ferries, plan Harbour Nights and own all the businesses in the Town — none of these things are accurate. The Corporation of St George works with Town partners.
The Town of St. George is happy to have business teams to help the town prosper.
They opened a regional office off of Customs House Square to provide business advice and support to startups that chose St. George’s as their Economic Empowerment Zone. They also run a national event on Ordnance Island called the St. George’s Marine Expo to give small businesses in the industry an exhibition day and support our maritime industry.
The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, East End Division
They have committed to sharing market intelligence to foster a greater understanding of national and regional business needs. The Chamber puts on the spectacular Harbor Nights in the City of Hamilton. Most mistakenly believe it's the Corporation of Hamilton, and therefore demand the Corporation of St. George do the same. The East End Division can host Heritage Nights, but it should be clear that the East End Division represents all member businesses on the east end of the island, not just the Town of St. George.
The Bermuda Tourism Authority
They play a passive role in the Town’s business community. They focus on tourists by operating a regional Visitor Service Centre to answer questions about exhibits and experiences, occasionally hosting regional events for engagement such as the St. George’s Seafood Festival, and are critical in providing international marketing support for the Town.
The St George's Business Stakeholder Group
They are a start-up organization with bright ideas and high expectations for business support from the government, BEDC, BTA, and the Corporation of St. George's. They are an unincorporated group of local businesses that demand change now. Currently, they are demanding the Ministry of Transport stop its ferry upgrades and restore ferry service for their businesses.
Collectively, these partners drive business in the Town of St. George.
If you have questions or concerns about your town, send us an email.