Premier David Burt today expressed condolences to the family of the late Mrs V Jeanette Cannonier, OBE.

The late Mrs Cannonier served as Chairman of the Public Service Commission for 14 years and retired in 1997 after a total of 20 years’ service.

The Premier said: “After many years on the PSC Mrs. Cannonier again answered the call to public service as an Independent Senator.

“She was an early voice in support of mandatory seat belts in Bermuda and spoke regularly to highlight the need for better care for seniors.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Bermuda I wish to express sincere condolences to her husband, children and entire family.”