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Flora Duffy Hill to be made official next month

The unveiling of the new Flora Duffy Hill (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The renaming of Corkscrew Hill in honour of Flora Duffy, Bermuda’s first gold medal winner, cannot be made official until early next month.

While Ms Duffy and officials were photographed with a completed Flora Duffy Hill sign on October 18 – Flora Duffy Day – members of the public have questioned why the sign has not been put in place.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Works confirmed that the Government had placed a notice in the Official Gazette about the name change on October 4.

However, under the Public Lands Act 1984, there is a one-month window of time after the notice is published during which members of the public can object.

That objection period is scheduled to end next Thursday.

Under the legislation if objections are received before that time, the minister shall submit the matter to the Cabinet, whose decision is final.

The Ministry advised that if anyone has any objections to the proposal, they must submit it in writing to the Minister of Public Works, 3rd Floor, General Post Office Building, Church Street, Hamilton by November 4.

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Published October 29, 2021 at 7:49 am (Updated October 29, 2021 at 7:50 am)

Flora Duffy Hill to be made official next month

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