General Meeting

The next meeting day is Thursday, February 22nd, 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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Salvation Army



2023 UNESCO Grants recipient completes the project.


We are pleased to see that the Salvation Army’s refurbishment work and exterior painting project have been completed. The undertaking on this scale is substantial due to the size and height of the building.

The building is one of the oldest in the Town and is set inside a residential area. The completion uplifts the neighborhood and visually enhances tours through the Town.

Mayor Francis has been delighted by the numerous comments on how lovely the church looks now that it is completed. The delight was that the Corporation of St. George helped make that possible by funding the painting programme through the UNESCO Grants.

The former Divisional Commander, Major Robert Kerr, informs us that thanks to the grant from UNESCO, the congregation can refocus efforts on other programmes in the community and reduce the financial burden as it relates to supporting the high standards of presentation that are part of the town.
 



Winners of the Eat, Shop, Play 

Gifts for shopping thanks to BEDC.

Over 1800 vouchers flew off the shelves in the recent BEDC "Eat, Shop, Play" initiative, injecting a festive $153,645 into Somerset, Northeast Hamilton, and St. George's Economic Empowerment Zones (EEZs). More than 80 local businesses embraced the holiday spirit, offering tempting deals and welcoming eager shoppers.  

St. George's, steeped in history and charm, saw Terri Crockwell take home the top shopper prize, followed by Joanna Jackson-Smith and Terlena Murphy. Local businesses also shined, with Surprise clinching first place, Bermuda Linen & Gifts a close second, and The Things We Love rounding out the podium.  Anyone that spent $20 or more in any participating restaurant or store within the Economic Empowerment Zones were entered into a draw for a chance to win a $500, $300 or $200 Gift Voucher to use within the EEZs.


St. Regis 2024 Career Fair 

Find the career path that you want to take.

This is an excellent opportunity to explore all the options available to you.

Open positions:
• Guest Service Support Expert (Food Runners & Bar Backs)
• Guest Environment Expert (Housekeeping)
• Pool & Beach Attendant
• Lifestyle Bartender
• Student Summer Employment
• Utility Attendant (Kitchen Steward)

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 3.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Location: The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, 34 Coot Pond Road 



 

 Bulletin 

  • Thursday, January 18 - Thursday, February 29 - Restaurant Weeks
  • Thursday, February 15 - Public Forum, Penno’s Wharf Cruise Terminal, 6pm-7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 24 – Midshipman Dale Commemorative Service (The Friend’s of St. Peter’s Church)
  • Thursday, February 29 - St. Regis - Career Fair
  • Thursday, March 21 - UNESCO World Poetry Day, King’s Square 12PM – 2PM
  • Wednesday, May 8 - Annual Peppercorn Ceremony

 


Bermuda Restaurant Weeks Continue



Dine in the Town and save.

Bermuda Restaurant Weeks is a culinary event showcasing the island's diverse cuisine through prix fixe menus at participating restaurants. From January 18th to February 29th, 2024, diners can enjoy three-course meals for a fixed price, offering a chance to sample Bermuda's best flavors at an affordable cost.  Our town's participating partners are: 
  • The St. Regis Bermuda Resort
  • BLT Steak NY, The St. Regis Bermuda Resort
  • Lina Restaurant, St. Regis Bermuda Resort
  • Wahoo's Bistro & Patio (Best of Bermuda)
  • White Horse Pub & Restaurant
You can learn more by visiting: gotobermuda.com/restaurant-weeks


Thursday, February 15 - Community Forum



Town Residents and Businesses Invited.

Matter: P03338-23: 14 Water Street, Town of St. George

The public is invited to share their views on the proposed change of use of three commercial units into residential units by internal conversion with the addition of three new porches, garbage storage, new walls and gates (in-principal).

• Plans will be available for viewing from 6pm.
• Forum will commence at 6:30pm until 7:30pm.

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Location: Penno’s Wharf Cruise Terminal

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Thursday, March 21 - UNESCO World Poetry Day



Join us to support Bermuda's next generation of poets.

Lend an ear to Bermuda's future wordsmiths and join us for an afternoon of poetry! Witness the raw talent of local school poets as they share their voices and ignite your imagination. Be part of nurturing the island's next literary generation! 

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Location: King’s Square

(Rainy Day Location: Penno's Cruise Ship Terminal)


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.




Black History Month.
 

The story is the name. But that is not the story as it relates to the town of St. George.

Celebrating black history with photos, accomplishments, and stories is not necessarily easy. We can curate the most revered collections, which are used every year, and only scratch the surface of black life in St. George’s.

Bermuda is British and is subject to the rule of governance that the UK thinks is appropriate for its colony, overseas territories, or crown dependencies. This means the stories will be framed from that perspective, which would give permission and access to blacks to be seen actively participating in modern society. The most notable example of the influence on black development in business life was the power to vote, as assets were a criteria used to validate an applicable voter.  Socially, the unseen and often unspoken are separate events. Collectively, society was not as balanced as it could have been.

Over time, once laws were changed to allow blacks access, their contribution and impact would be expressed as a benefit to generations through education, banking, real estate, politics, and national pride. However, as a community, it must be understood that different perspectives on societal changes must be heard, even though there may not be agreement. Democracy calls for evolution in thinking and allowing the progress of all people as times change.

Often, we read stories perpetuating the idea that black life is a struggle. While it is, there is grace, love, and respect for black people, like any other group. However, for other groups, their accomplishments are regaled with pride or an origin story not based on their group's generational struggle; it is a meaningful story or ambition, and on occasion, hubris. Perception. It plays a great role in how someone tells a story of history. There are a limited number of photos of black life to show how families came together, showed love for each other, and faced adversities like war, famine, and plague as a part of society. So we have to use the well-worn books and photos, but the community is fortunate; time allows a new generation of stories that include a cross-section of society to be seen and heard. And future generations will be able to look back on this time with wonderment at how far we have come.


Here are examples of new stories in black history, that future generation will see: 



A notable thanks to Bernews as they show up and help document town life for all our residents and guests. And we are appreciative of other media outlets that show us on a broader scale to local and international readers..

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Love.
 

What we love about the town of St. George.

That is easy. everything—the people, the vibe, the architecture. However, loving a place is very nuanced because it has special meaning to people.

Mayor Francis loves the people of the Town.




Michelle loves the cobblestone of Water Street because it brings up memories of family and growing up..



The Corporation of St. George’s has an awesome task: We cast a spell over people to fall in love with the town and feel passionate about caring for it. The spell is very subtle, but it is extremely effective. For over 200 years, we have helped keep the residents, businesses, and our partners working together to help build a better life for St. Georgians and Bermuda as a whole.

• Families have legacy that is uniquely tied to St. George’s. They have a mutual respect for keeping traditions we love alive while embracing the most modern advances in town life.

• Businesses are always investing in the Town, bringing new ideas, and experiences that wow the residents and visitors alike.

• Community. That is probably the “secret sauce” that brings everything together—traditions, innovations, celebration, pride, trust, respect, and caring.
 

As a community, we love St. George’s because we ARE St. George’s.

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