General Meeting

The next meeting day is Thursday, July 25, 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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Recap: East End Heritage Day Parade in King’s Square

Town traditions on display.

The Town of St. George buzzed with excitement as the students of East End Primary and St. George’s Prep stepped into the roles of various parade participants for their annual East End Heritage Day Parade in King’s Square! With enthusiastic performances, they embodied dancers, BermudaAir staff, Bermuda Regiment members, the Bermuda Football Team, Portuguese Dancers, and more. Their dedication in reenacting these diverse roles truly brought the essence of our heritage to life. The Town of St. George commends them for their invaluable contribution to keeping our cultural traditions vibrant and cherished. For more about their celebration, check out:  

 

Photos: St. George's Prep School  |  East End Primary
Videos: Town of St George

  


Hurricane Prep - Technology


We live a digital life, prepare for that.

Remember back in the day when hurricane prep meant stocking up on canned goods and flashlights? Times have changed! Today, we rely heavily on technology for weather updates, contacting loved ones, and staying connected to essential services. When a storm rolls in, our emergency plans need to go beyond just candles and batteries.
 

Here’s what to consider to stay informed and powered up during a storm:

Tech Lifeline: Ensure your cell phone, laptop, and other critical devices are fully charged before the storm hits.  Also, remember banking via smartphone and Google Pay can be options where ATM access might be limited. 

Information is Power: Weather updates, news alerts, and contacting utilities all happen online these days. Having a battery-powered radio is a good old-fashioned backup for staying informed if the power goes out. 

Landline Home Phone: Today's Home Phones need electricity to operate. If your power goes out, the phone will not work. Having a cellphone as your backup gives you immediate battery use for voice service, if the network is operable.



Generators:
Consider types that are safe for sensitive electronics to keep your devices running smoothly without risk of damage.

Battery Packs: Ensure you have battery packs for your phones to extend their usability during power outages.

Electric Cars and Bikes: If you have an electric vehicle (EV), make sure you have time to fully charge it before the storm arrives. Also, arrange an offsite recharging station should your residence lose power for an extended period.

Public Transport Reboot: Bermuda went electric with buses. Keep in mind that power outages can delay the restart of public transportation after a storm. Factor this in if you’re counting on buses to get around once the storm passes.

Planning ahead goes a long way, especially when it comes to staying connected and powered up in a storm!  

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 Bulletin 

Settler’s Day / Plough Day
Friday, July 12th

Cup Match Extravaganza 
Friday, July 19th | 6:30pm – 11pm |  King’s Square, St. George’s

Eastern County Cup Games
Now streaming over BBC (first time) | July 20th, August 17th and 31st

Emancipation Sunday At St Peter's Church, Their Majesties Chappell
Sunday, July 28th | 11am | Speaker – Rev. Wendell Dill

Cup Match Holiday
Emancipation Day - Thursday, August 1st
Mary Prince Day - Friday, August 2nd

 


Cup Match Extravaganza



Join us for our annual celebration of Cup Match.

Celebrating the past and preparing our community for the present is something we do well. On July 19th, we will be getting into the Cup Match spirit with our annual Extravaganza as we lead into the big national holiday that will take place on August 1st and 2nd at Somerset Cricket Club.

This year, we have partnered with the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce for the Cup Match Extravaganza. They bring their outstanding event marketing expertise to our town through coordination, planning, and national outreach to make our town event bigger and better than ever before.

Cup Match holds a special place in our hearts because it represents a unique piece of history for the Town of St. George, symbolizing 190 years of emancipation. This celebration has endured as a legacy spanning generations, kept intact at its core. This year, we anticipate the St. George Cricket Club to claim the cup. What say you?



Date: Friday, July 19th | 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: King’s Square, St. George’s

 


 




Bermuda Breeze on the Square.
 
Open:
Monday's - Fridays | 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday's | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

 


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.

The beauty of the Town of St. George has two key components: nature and care.  Together, enhanced with a passion for history, the team at the Corporation of St. George’s are able to keep our grounds immaculate and inviting.  If you ever notice, upon a visit, you will see elements that are weathered but cared for, and you will rarely find a modern element injected which might make the experience jarring.

The charm of the Town of St. George is further amplified by the harmonious blend of its natural landscape and well-preserved historical structures. The care taken in maintaining these elements allows visitors to feel as though they have stepped back in time, experiencing the town as it was centuries ago. This commitment to preservation ensures that the historical ambiance remains intact, offering a unique and immersive experience that is both educational and enchanting for all who visit.

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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. 

Ms. Keesha Hansey 
Head Gardener

Ms. Hansey can be described as a cultural grower and a landscaper, but most importantly, as the Corporation’s Green Thumb. Somers Garden is her canvas and the plants and flowers are her brushes and colors. She has created magic in the garden and continues to do so. Ms. Hansey’s favorite part of the job is being outside in the fresh air.


Mr. Eugene Simmons  
Trash Truck Driver

Mr. Simmons is one of the newer staff members to the Corporation Team and is our trash truck driver and a skilled labourer. I want to add another piece of work info here. Mr. Simmons enjoys running. His gentle spirit and calm demeanor make him a pleasure to work with. 

Fun facts: he has run the 24th May marathon 10 times and runs 1,000+ miles every year!

Mr. Raymont Francis
Gardner & Skilled Labourer

Mr. Francis has only been with the Corporation a short time but has made a name for himself as a skilled landscaper. He is a hard worker and makes sure the job is done well. 

 


Robertson's Drug Store.

Robertson's Drug Store

Overview

Robertson's Pharmacy, a cherished community institution, has been serving the Town for nearly a century. Established in the early 1920s, the pharmacy has been a cornerstone of health and wellness for generations. Owned and operated by the Rothwell family, Robertson's Pharmacy has a rich history of resilience, community service, and dedication to excellence.

Historical Background

The pharmacy's story begins with Frederick Robertson, the original owner and Joy Rothwell’s grandfather. Frederick's commitment to quality healthcare laid the foundation for what would become a multi-generational family business. His daughter, Rita Rothwell, took the helm and continued to build on her father's legacy. Today, Joy Rothwell and her family proudly carry on this tradition, ensuring that Robertson's Pharmacy remains a trusted name in the community.

Resilience and Rebuilding

In 1977, a devastating fire consumed much of the pharmacy, sparing only the doctor's office area. The Rothwell family's determination saw the complete rebuilding of the pharmacy, reinforcing their commitment to the community. Remarkably, another fire struck nearly 40 years later, damaging the top floor. Despite these challenges, Robertson's Pharmacy has always emerged stronger, continually renewing its pledge to serve its customers.

Awards and Recognition

Robertson's Pharmacy's excellence has not gone unnoticed. The establishment has been honored with several Best of Bermuda Awards, including:

  • Best Pharmacy | 2021, 2023
  • Best Toy Department | 2017
  • Honorary Mention for Toy Department | 2024

These accolades are a testament to the pharmacy's high standards and its dedication to providing exceptional products and services.

Community Connection

More than just a pharmacy, Robertson's is a vital part of the Town’s social fabric. It is a place where customers are greeted by name and treated like family. The pharmacy's longevity and success are deeply rooted in its commitment to the community, making it a trusted and beloved institution for regular patrons and new visitors alike.

Robertson's Pharmacy stands as a beacon of reliability and community spirit, ready to continue its legacy of excellence for future generations.


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