The next meeting day is October 26th, 6 PM in the Towne Hall. During the meeting, you will learn about all the projects underway and new programs and projects we may be undertaking. The standard agenda follows:
3. Town Manager / Secretary Report
4. Committee Reports and Recommendations
5. Government Board Member's Reports
6. Other Board Member Reports
7. Public Q&A Period
There were none.
* 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 occasions, there are no road closures, but there may be traffic delays as the participants exit the Town.
None for October
Public holidays may disrupt the collection of trash in the Town of St. George for business and residents.
Seafood Festival Wrap-Up!
The Go Team's dedication and hard work truly made it happen!
What was initially a meticulously planned event six months in advance turned into a thrilling last-minute challenge, resulting in an exceptional experience for our beloved community. Unfortunately, Hurricane Lee threw us a curveball just three days before the event, putting Bermuda in standby mode.
Normally, we allocate a generous 60 hours for event preparation, but due to unforeseen circumstances, our team had to spring into action with only 36 hours to build everything from the ground up. This included tasks such as setting up the venue, coordinating vendor booths, managing wiring and signage, arranging furnishings, and handling all the intricate behind-the-scenes details essential for a seamless event.
As is customary with any event, our post-event analysis revealed some areas for improvement. While we received plenty of positive feedback, we acknowledge that some attendees faced discomfort due to inadequate shade, and parking remains a concern for our larger gatherings.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all attendees from across the island, express our appreciation to the vendors who supported us in this second iteration of the event, and offer immense thanks to the dedicated staff (our GO team!) of the Corporation of St. George's, who worked tirelessly to bring this remarkable event to life.
We look forward to continuing our commitment to providing outstanding experiences for our community in the future. Your support is what keeps us motivated, and we can't wait to see you at our next event!
Scoop The Poop
Dogs seek owners help in poop clean up.
Dogs are adorable, but their poop is not. In our towne, maintaining a pristine appearance is crucial, and people remember cleanliness. Regrettably, we must address instances of carelessness.
While we love strolling with our canine companions, we do not enjoy having our staff clean up after them or guests being subjected to the smoosh of the odour-carrying clumps that leave a dreadful impression. We kindly request all dog owners to please be responsible and pick up after their pets when walking along Water Street, Ordnance Island, and King’s Square.
Recently, we had to implement a ban on dogs in our gardens, and we hope to avoid extending that ban to other public walking areas in the town.
No to period costumes.
We value community input. An idea from a member of the public has sparked a small controversy. This isn't the kind of drama you'd see on a show like Coronation Street, but rather a situation where one individual shares an idea, and another vehemently insists that there is only one view on the topic. As a democratic society, discouraging different thinking and the free expression of ideas can have a chilling effect.
It is not CSG's vision to dictate what people should wear. The objective of the causal survey is to gauge interest and gain a better understanding of which ideas people may support. Through a casual survey on period costumes, we have discovered that the proposed idea would not receive widespread support, and very few, if any, would be willing to fund such a program. Casual comments have also revealed that, demographically, a costume programme highlights sensitivities that are known but are not reconciled.
It's worth mentioning that some successful business models involve individuals, actors as an example, dressing in character to entertain guests and create immersive and authentic experiences. This approach is currently employed with the Town Crier and Docking Stool character where throngs of people gather to experience of touch of olde towne living.
The Town of St. George is a charming destination that beautifully captures the essence of authentic olde English towne living, boasting buildings and aesthetics that span from the 1600s to the 1800s, a heritage that has even earned UNESCO's certification. While the towne offers an interpretation of this historical period, its refreshing reimagining of history offers a distinctive and enjoyable experience that makes it a memorable and thought-provoking journey.
Malcolm Ming Retires
Community barber closes.
Our cherished barber, Mr. Malcolm Ming of St. George's, has decided to close his shop after an impressive 54-year career, despite encountering some resistance from his patrons.
Last month, Mr. Ming celebrated his 80th birthday and revealed his plans for retirement. He intends to divide his time between Bermuda and Cuba, a place he holds dear as his second home. Originally, he had planned to retire at the age of 65, but he continued his career due to the continued demand from his loyal customers.
Over the decades, he has had the privilege of witnessing multiple generations of townesfolk grow up, and now, he eagerly anticipates his retirement. He shared his intention to make frequent trips to Cuba and expressed his excitement about becoming a great-grandfather once more. Mr. Ming embarked on his barbering journey at the age of 20, adapting to various hairstyle trends throughout the years, always ensuring his customers left feeling rejuvenated and looking their best.
- October 1-31st - Art Month
Scooby Doo Drive Thru - CANCELLED
St. George's Community Centre cancels spook-thru.
Questions: Call 734-0061.
Did you know …
You can host a major or intimate event in St. George’s at one of the amazing locations; Penno’s Wharf, Somers Garden, King's Square and Towne Hall, any of these spots are beautiful and idyllic to host a company function, weddings, milestone birthday or any occasion. For more information please contact Rennika Denbrook at
UNESCO World Heritage Sites from around the world
Bermuda's Town of St. George is proud of its UNESCO World Heritage inscription and has made great strides in presenting its value to the community. However, townesfolk may be unaware of examples that share the towne's designation, Criteria IV. Bermuda is listed under the UK and Overseas Territories, so its presentation to UNESCO is through a UK organizing committee, which Lyme Regis shares as part of their connection to the Jurassic Coast.
The Town of St. George shares a twinning with the Town of Lyme Regis, thanks to Sir George Somers, who played crucial roles in Lyme Regis and Bermuda. In the modern day, both townes hold UNESCO designations, but Lyme Regis is part of a paleontology system and marketed as the Jurassic Coast. The Management Committee of the Coast is comprised of professional staff in the areas of paleontology, genealogy, and business, operating as a commercial enterprise based on tourism, offering tours, accommodation, activities, symposiums, and more.
Another UNESCO site is Monticello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They offer distinct offerings, including exhibits and events, the story of Thomas Jefferson, House & Garden, Slavery (American), and Research & Education, which is managed by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., a private, nonprofit company based in Charlottesville. They also share the Criteria IV designation, the same as St. George. Collectively, they offer a full-service educational experience.
Similarities and differences
The Town of St. George shares similarities with Monticello, focusing on significant aspects such as the historical importance of Sir George Somers, akin to the founding role played by Thomas Jefferson, and the continued reverence shown by their descendants. This includes their involvement in governance, their early environment, and country legacy. Additionally, there are societal issues related to race, which Monticello has successfully leveraged for financial gain, whereas Bermuda has yet to capitalize on this potentially profitable affinity segment.
It's worth noting that Bermuda currently lacks two critical components that both Lyme Regis and Monticello have in place: the necessary business infrastructure to effectively operate a world heritage site and a professional staff dedicated to the day-to-day management of such a heritage site.
Premier Health & Wellness Centre has acquired a long-established medical practice in St. George’s following the retirement of veteran physician Dr. Henry Subair after 52 years in the field. Dr. Subair, known for his contributions to rheumatology, served the St. George’s community for 42 years. The new practice leader is CEO Stanley James, a Bermudian who was inspired by Dr. Subair's career and is returning to his hometown to continue providing excellent patient care. Dr. James has an impressive educational background and a commitment to carrying on Dr. Subair's legacy. The acquisition expands Premier Health & Wellness Centre's presence in Bermuda while ensuring uninterrupted healthcare services in St. George’s.
Location: St. George's The Bank of Butterfield Building, 1 King’s Square St George’s Bermuda GE05