General Meeting

The next meeting day is Thursday, June 27, 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:

1. Welcome
2. Observances/Celebrations
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


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New Parking Restrictions on Ordnance Island

Accommodating more tourist visits to the town.

We are thrilled to welcome the summer season and the influx of visitors to our beautiful town! To ensure that everyone can enjoy St. George’s charm and historical sites, we have implemented new parking restrictions on Ordnance Island.  

Effective immediately, parking on Ordnance Island will be restricted to minibuses and tour taxis only, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. This measure aims to reduce congestion and make our beloved town more accessible and enjoyable for all.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together to keep the Town of St. George a welcoming and picturesque destination we all love. 

We provide FREE all-day parking at either of our town parking lots, located here.

  


Bermuda Breeze Launches in the Square

Pictured: Marico Tomas, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, and its chief executive, Danielle Riviere, were joined by the ministers of tourism and transport, Owen Darrell and Wayne Furbert, as well as St George MPs Kim Swan and Renée Ming for the launch of Bermuda Breeze (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

CSG supports town growth..

A major initiative, Bermuda Breeze, was launched to boost tourism and support local businesses in the Town of St. George. The programme, operated by the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, will run six days a week for 179 days, featuring a market on King’s Square with vendors from across the island and live entertainment on Water Street. A new app will help visitors navigate St. George, which will be enhanced with new decorations.

Danielle Riviere, chief executive of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, emphasised the goal of creating a vibrant experience for visitors and providing opportunities for entrepreneurs. The market, starting at 9:30 a.m., aims to engage tourists arriving by ferry before local businesses typically open. Initially, 17 vendors are participating, with expectations for growth.

Transport Minister Wayne Furbert highlighted the collaborative effort to revitalise St. George, while Tourism Minister Owen Darrell noted the project's potential to showcase Bermuda’s hospitality and boost local revenue. St. George Mayor Quinnell Francis expressed enthusiasm for the initiative, anticipating that it will enhance the town’s offerings and attract more visitors. Bermuda Breeze will not operate on Saturdays.  

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Recap: FA Cup Community Celebration

CSG celebrates Colt's win.

The Town Square pulsed with joy as the community celebrated the Colts' FA Cup victory. Fans of all ages crowded for photos and autographs, etching memories with the champions. Beyond the beautiful game, trivia challenged minds, vibrant performances captivated the crowd, and delicious food fuelled the festive atmosphere.  

This win rose above football. It was a celebration of St. George's spirit. The President's address praised tireless volunteers like Nikki Smith and Michelle Orson, whose dedication propelled the team's success. The trophy itself stands as a testament to the power of community, a reminder that dreams soar when we come together. 



Carla Watson, a pillar of the St. George’s Original Dancerettes for decades, was also celebrated for her unwavering commitment with words of praise and love from the St. George’s community. The Colts' triumph marks a milestone, showcasing not just sporting prowess but the town's unwavering spirit.This joyous event solidified the importance of community, igniting excitement for future victories to celebrate as one.  

Thank you for being part of this special moment!  

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Recap: Annual Peppercorn Ceremony

Town Celebrates Tradition and Progress at the Annual Peppercorn Ceremony.

In St. George's, Bermuda, a lively crowd gathered at King's Square for the Peppercorn Ceremony. Dignitaries, Freemasons, and onlookers alike enjoyed the spectacle. The Freemasons presented a peppercorn to the Governor, a symbolic rent for the historic Old State House.  
 



Carla Watson, a pillar of the St. George’s Original Dancerettes for decades, exemplified unwavering commitment during the Mayor Quinell Francis spoke of the town's rich past, including recent events and future plans. She envisioned exciting entertainment for cruise ship visitors and ongoing improvements to the town's infrastructure, parks, and housing. Increased ferry service would further connect St. George to other parts of Bermuda.  

Governor Lalgie praised the town's dedication to both progress and heritage, exemplified by the Peppercorn Ceremony itself. The Old State House stood as a symbol of this commitment, representing centuries of history preserved through tradition.   

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Now open: Refressh Health and Wellness Centre

The Town gets a fressh approach to health.

Refressh Health and Wellness Centre, a new holistic wellness centre behind Towne Hall, offers a natural approach to health and well-being. Founded by Dr. Kendra-Lee Pearman, the centre is inspired by the Seventh-day Adventist Church's health message and emphasises the eight pillars of health: relationship with God, healthy eating, fresh air, rest, exercise, sunlight, self-control, and water.  Refressh offers various services, including personalised consultations, detox programmes, weight management, and plant-based cooking classes.  Note: It is Refressh with two ss.  No autocorrect needed.  If you want to learn more, visit: https://refresshministrybda.com.

  


ARC Europe Rally Returns to St. George's for 24th Year

Over 120 sailors enjoy St. George hospitality.

On 22 May, 32 yachts departed from St George’s on a 1,800 nautical mile voyage across the Atlantic to the Azores and on to Europe. This is the twenty fourth year that the ARC Europe sailing rally has visited St George’s, bringing over 650 yachts to the harbour. The yachts sail to Bermuda from St. Maarten or from the US east coast before heading across the Atlantic for a cruise around the Azores and then on to Lagos in southern Portugal.
 
This year, sailing on the yachts are 122 people aged from 14 to 72 from 14 different countries. During their time in Bermuda the sailors have enjoyed the hospitality of the St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club and the St. George’s Marina, Goslings rum tasting, happy hour at Wahoo’s, Gombey’s presentation and a fish fry at the Wharf Restaurant. Many took the opportunity to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the islands. Matt North, owner of the yacht Epiphany said: “Thank you for a lovely time in Bermuda - everything was super well prepared and such a relaxing experience for us skippers. We had a wonderful time. Sad to leave but excited for the journey ahead.”
 
Planning for the 25th edition of ARC Europe is now under way, and the organisers at World Cruising Club are looking forward to bringing more yachts to beautiful Bermuda next year.

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 Bulletin 

Portuguese Festival
Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th | King's Square

National Heroes Day
Monday, June 17th

Salvation Army Bermuda Youth Camp (East)
Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July26th

 


Portuguese Festival Of The Holy Spirit



Celebrating Portuguese Culture in the Town.
Wednesday, May 8th | 10:30AM | King’s Square

The Holy Ghost Festa, or “Festa do Divino Espírito Santo,” has its origins in medieval Aragon with Queen St. Isabel of Portugal, who celebrated by helping the poor. A legend tells of her transforming bread hidden in her cloak into roses when challenged by the king. The festival features a native person crowned and paraded to a church for Mass, followed by a communal meal of "sopas" (bread and meat in broth), continuing the tradition of feeding the poor.  

The Crown, Scepter, and Plate used in the festival symbolize the Holy Spirit, the people, and the queen’s royalty. Since 1995, a version of this festival has been celebrated by the Portuguese community. A family hosts the Holy Spirit for a week, and at the end of the festival, new families are chosen to host in the coming year. The festival, lasting six weeks, includes rosary prayers, singing, and communal gatherings, culminating in a Mass and a communal meal in St. George’s Square. The event includes a tradition of drawing names to determine the next year's hosts, beginning again on Easter Sunday..

Date: Friday, June 14th – Sunday, June 16th
Location: King's Square

 


Did you know …

 

You can host an event in St. George’s at one of the amazing locations: Penno’s Wharf, Somers Garden, King's Square and Towne Hall. Each of these venues are beautiful and idyllic to host a company function, wedding (singular), birthday or special occasion. For more information please contact Rennika Denbrook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 297-1532.




The CSG Team.

The people that really make the town work.

6:30am, you might still be sleeping in a warm bed when it is 61 degrees outside, but CSG is not, they are getting ready to wake the town from its quiet slumber and start the quiet hum that makes town living so great, opening the gardens, opening the restroom, sweeping the streets and collecting the garbage.  As residents, we enjoy the services, but sometimes we don’t know who helps make town life more enjoyable.

At the Corporation of St. George’s – by the way, it is the Town of St. George with no apostrophe; the company that manages the municipal service is St. George’s with the ‘s’ – we have 18 staff members across a broad range of disciplines. As the plucky team, our interest in history and passion for the trades are hallmarks that make us the right fit for this team. After all, we generally have to be the jacks-of-all-trades to meet the general needs of a whole town. Whether working in 59-degree rainy winter weather, or informing town residents and businesses of the goings-on in St. George’s, we take pride in our work. If we are answering your calls and emails past office hours or setting up and breaking down events ‘til 1am on a Sunday morning, our days can be long but the job must be done, and done well.

So, who is the team that works behind the scenes to keep a 400-year-old town in good working order? Let’s introduce you to our team. 

Mrs. Michelle Hatherley 
Office Manager

Michelle Hatherley (“Mimi”) is one of the newest staff members to the Corporation of St. George’s team and reports directly to the Town Manager/Secretary. Mrs. Hatherley is responsible for office administration, Council Meeting preparation and Asset Management. With her 16+ years of experience working in the corporate world, Mrs. Hatherley is a good fit to the CSG Team.


Mr. Wesley Tucker
Head Painter

Wesley Tucker is the Corporation of St. George’s Head Painter and has been with our team since 2017. Mr. Tucker takes pride in his work and is an essential part of the Corporation team. Skills like his can’t be taught! Thank you, Wesley, for bringing your wealth of knowledge to the Corporation of St. George’s.




If you have a passion for food, we invite you to patronize any of our Town dining establishments.