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Italian Honorary Consul replaced by daughter

Stepping up: Sabrina Di Meglio, front, in white dress, the new Italian Honorary Consul, with, from right, Francesco Genuardi, the Italian Consul General in New York, Water Roban, the home affairs minister and Deputy Premier, Isabel Benuardi, wife of Mr Genuardi, and members of the island’s Italian community at Elbow Beach Hotel

Representation of people with Italian roots is a family affair in Bermuda.

For the job of Honorary Consul of Italy in Bermuda has gone from veteran restaurateur Jackie Di Meglio, who stood down aged 70, to his daughter, Sabrina.

Ms Di Meglio said: “When you turn 70, you have to retire, so because I helped my dad, I decided to apply for the position.”

Ms Di Meglio said: “I’m really looking forward to the job. It’s a great honour and I want to help as many people in the community as possible.”

The 35-year-old human resources manager at the Elbow Beach Hotel in Paget had to submit a CV and references and go through a rigorous selection process to be considered for the job.