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The Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP

Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports

The Hon. Lovitta Foggo is 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, 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 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. 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 guided by the motto from Mahatma Gandhi who said “Be the change you seek”. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Amne and Zayna Foggo-Osseyran and the devoting grandmother of Ari and Ayr Cannonier.