• The Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP

    Minister of Government Reform

     
    This St. Georgian has always been a staunch member of the PLP, working steadfastly with her party for about thirty years. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Amne and Zayna Foggo-Osseyran and the devoting grandmother of Ari and Ayr Cannonier. She is, as well, an educator; having taught at St. George Secondary, Whitney Institute, CedarBridge Academy, the Community School and the Prison Farm. She was a Biology teacher at the Berkeley Institute when elected as a Member of Parliament in 2007. Her long term service in education has provided the opportunity for her to forge many relationships with a large segment of her constituents.  
     
    Over the years, at times, she has offered a ‘Girls’ Club’ experience to young high school aged females, who were able to meet with and gain first hand knowledge from professional women about the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be successful in the workforce. She privately assists high school graduates with their scholarship applications as a community service. Ms. Foggo, herself, is the proprietor of Dreams Realty, a family real estate firm. Passionate about politics, Ms. Foggo has lived in her constituency for over twenty years, she understands and shares many of the sentiments of her constituents. She fearlessly champions all of their interests. Indeed, Ms. Foggo having heard the time-honoured clamours and concerns of the St. David’s residents, pledges to work diligently and arduously to address their concerns and to make them a reality when such interests are for the benefit of the people, community and Bermuda.   

    Ms. Foggo was a key force behind the building of the Lamb-Foggo Urgent Care Centre at Southside. She served on the St. George Parish Council as Chairman of the Scholarship Sub-Committee and as Treasurer, and as Deputy Chair of both CedarBridge Academy and the Education Appeals Board. Now she sits on the Child Care Placement Board and is the Chairman of the Public Service Vehicles Licensing Board. In Parliament she serves on the Public Accounts Committee, the Private Bills Committee, the Audit Committee, the committee responsible for overseeing the Standing Orders for parliamentarians, the Regulations Committee and is a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association executive member of the Bermuda Branch. Added to these responsibilities Ms. Foggo serves on the Joint Select Committees for Education and Guns and Violent Crimes. These committees are responsible for investigating the recommendations of the Hopkin’s Report and the impact of guns and violent crimes in the community respectively.  

    Ever trying to ensure that her participation and input on legislative matters is impeccable, Ms. Foggo completed her Master’s degree in Public Policy, now formally called Government and Society. She believes this pursuit has greatly enhanced her understanding of democracy and governance (good governance) and the Civil Service and how each does and should interrelate and the importance of active participation of civil society. She firmly believes her role as a politician and parliamentarian is to be her brother’s keeper. She is eternally grateful for the honour the people bestowed her with when electing her and insists that she is always guided by the knowledge she has the responsibility of exercising her vote first and foremost to the benefit of country and people; that she is there to serve the people and Bermuda first. She is guided by the motto from Mahatma Gandhi who said “Be the change you seek”.