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Rolfe Commissiong, JP, MP


Mr. Commissiong was educated at Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Warwick Secondary School and Baruch College of the City University New York. He formerly served as the consultant for two of Bermuda's Premiers. Some of his recent work focused on implementing the recommendations found in the final report on young black males, which emerged out of the study conducted by Professor Ronald Mincy of Columbia University. More recently, under the direction of former Minister of Community Development, Michael Weeks, he has been instrumental in the re-establishment of the Bermuda Youth Council and in the adoption of the "Job Corps" programme. He has also headed up the Government's Waiver Assistance Programme that assisted those affected Bermudians, in obtaining visas to travel to the United States. In 1998, Mr. Commissiong founded a multifaceted communications company called Black Star Communications Ltd. The firm provides consultancy services in the areas of public relations and communications. Under the Black Star Communications banner, he created and implemented the "CUP Match Classic Safe Hands Award", which goes to the player selected as the best fielder in Cup Match and which is now in its 14th year. He has served on a number of Government Boards, including Planning, The Broadcasting Commission and Chaired the Club's Committee in 2006, which examined the state of Bermuda's "Workingman's Clubs". In 2005, he served on the Bermuda Independence Commission. Mr. Commissiong is a long time member of the Pembroke Hamilton Club and enjoys spending time with his wife Roxanne and two children.