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Governor prepares to say farewell

Bermuda bids farewell today to George Fergusson, the Governor, who will be sent off in style with a handover ceremony and parade at 4pm in Dockyard.

Mr Fergusson and his wife, Margaret, will then head off from the island on the Norwegian Dawn.

The public are also invited to wish them well at 3.45pm, when they set off for King's Wharf on a police launch from Barr's Bay Park in Hamilton.

Ginny Ferson, the Deputy Governor, is to assume office as Acting Governor until a successor for Mr Fergusson is appointed. Today concludes a tour of duty that started in May 2012, when Mr Fergusson replaced Sir Richard Gozney.

The Fergussons' ultimate destination is London, where Mrs Fergusson works for the British Council.

According to Government House, Mr Fergusson's last day on the job was “a relatively normal business day in the office”.

It included lunching with Larry Mussenden, the Director of Public Prosecutions, as well as Lieutenant-Colonel David Curley, the Commanding Officer of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, and Paul Wright, the Acting Police Commissioner. The Governor also held his regular weekly meeting with police.

Mr Fergusson closed the day with an informal barbecue with Government House staff.

Pastures new: Governor George Fergusson. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published August 02, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 02, 2016 at 7:42 am)

Governor prepares to say farewell

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