News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Cabinet Office today announced that in honour of former Government senator, labour activist and trade unionist, Ms. Laverne Furbert, an online condolence book has been created. Condolences and memories can be added by members of the public and can be found at

Ms Laverne Furbert was the writer of the column In My Opinion and editor of The Workers Voice, a monthly newspaper published by the Bermuda Industrial Union. Prior to this, she was the editor for the weekly newspaper, Bermuda Times. Ms Furbert was appointed to the Senate in November 2010 and served as Junior Minister of Education and Junior Minister for Youth, Families, Sports and Community Development. She was also a member of numerous government boards over the years.