Alumnus sworn in as youngest premier of Bermuda

A two-time alumnus has been sworn in as the new leader of Bermuda’s government.

David Burt, 38, heads the island’s Progressive Labour Party and became its premier on Wednesday. Elected in November, Burt is the youngest to ever hold the position, according to the Jamaica Observer.

Bermuda remains a British territory, but the premier runs the day-to-day affairs of the island.

As a GW undergraduate, Burt pursued a double major in finance and information systems. In 2000, he campaigned to be the Student Association’s president – and won.

Burt was a member of the College Democrats, Residence Hall Association, Association of Caribbean Students and Black Peoples’ Union. He served as the president of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha.

Burt also wrote several op-eds for The Hatchet.

After obtaining his undergraduate degree in 2001, Burt was a presidential administrative fellow and went on to graduate from GW again in 2003 with a master’s degree in information systems technology in information systems development, according to the fellowship’s website.

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