Bermuda swears in its first female, Black governor

A Black woman is leading Bermuda for the first time in the island's history

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Rena Lalgie has been sworn in as Bermuda’s governor, marking the first time that the British territory in the Atlantic has a Black woman as its leader.

The event occurred on Monday, a day after Lalgie arrived in Bermuda, a wealthy financial haven and popular tourist destination.

Lalgie, who is also the first female to serve as Bermuda's governor, remains under quarantine as a result of her recent trip during the pandemic.