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Mary Koenig Named New U.S. Consul General

Mary Koenig Named New U.S. Consul General

Mary Ellen Noonan Koenig, a career diplomat in the United States Foreign Service, will arrive in late August to assume responsibilities as the U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. “Her most recent assignment was as the Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow where she oversaw one of the U.S. Government’s largest public diplomacy programs... Read more of this article

Video: US Consul Reflects On Time In Bermuda

Video: US Consul Reflects On Time In Bermuda

With his time serving in Bermuda winding down, US Consul Robert Settje sat down with Bernews to discuss his experience on the island, saying that his time in Bermuda has been “a wonderful experience from beginning to end.” Next Assignment Consul Settje said, “I found out that I would be coming here as Cousul General probably six or... Read more of this article

Free Concert: Harvard Kroks & Radcliffe Pitches

Free Concert: Harvard Kroks & Radcliffe Pitches

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje invites one and all to free lunchtime concert at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on Church Street on Tuesday, March 17, from 12:15-1:15pm, featuring the Radcliffe Pitches and the Harvard Krokodiloes. The concert marks the ninth consecutive year that Harvard a cappella groups have used their unique talents to aid... Read more of this article

Premier Updates On Meetings In Washington DC

Premier Updates On Meetings In Washington DC

During their recent visit to Washington, the Bermuda delegation conducted twelve meetings on Capitol Hill and “renewed friendships with distinguished legislators on both sides of the aisle, “ Premier Michael Dunkley said today [Feb 13] in the House of Assembly. “Bermuda’s relationship with the United States spans four centuries... Read more of this article

Premier, Minister Complete Meetings Overseas

Premier, Minister Complete Meetings Overseas

This evening [Feb. 4] the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley and the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons wrapped up a full day of meetings with ‎Congressional Members in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Today’s Capitol Hill meetings included visits with Congressman Jim Clyburn [D-SC], Senate... Read more of this article

Settje: The USA Welcomes Bermuda Students

Settje: The USA Welcomes Bermuda Students

[Written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda, Robert Settje] Despite the fact that the United States is Bermuda’s closest neighbor and primary economic partner, nearly 75% of the island’s university-bound high school and Bermuda College students choose to attend colleges and universities somewhere other than in the United States. I want to change... Read more of this article

MPs Congratulate Congressman G.K. Butterfield

MPs Congratulate Congressman G.K. Butterfield

U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield — whose father was Bermudian — will be the next leader of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus [CBC], and will lead the largest CBC in history with 45 members when the U.S. Congress convenes in January. Congressman Butterfield — who has represented northeastern North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District... Read more of this article

Former U.S. Base Personnel Attend Reception

Former U.S. Base Personnel Attend Reception

Yesterday evening [Sept 9] Governor George Fergusson and Minister of Tourism Development & Transport Shawn Crockwell attended a reception that was hosted by the U.S. Consul General Robert Settje for approximately 32 overseas guests which included veterans of the Bermuda United States bases and their families. These veterans have been planning this... Read more of this article

Bloomberg To Return To Lead Bloomberg LP

Bloomberg To Return To Lead Bloomberg LP

With Bloomberg LP CEO Daniel Doctoroff stepping down, former New York mayor and part-time Bermuda resident Michael Bloomberg is returning to run Bloomberg LP, eight months after ending his final term as mayor. The 72 year old billionaire still owns 88 percent of the company, which he founded in 1981. “This is a sad day for me and my company,” said... Read more of this article

Video: Political Ad Calls Bermuda ‘Tax Haven’

Video: Political Ad Calls Bermuda ‘Tax Haven’

The Al Franken campaign released a new TV ad entitled “Bermuda”, with Democratic Senator Al Franken accusing his Republican opponent Mike McFadden’ business of “exploiting a Bermuda tax haven to avoid paying millions in U.S. taxes.” Franken’s campaign website says, “The 30-second ad, titled “Bermuda,” explains... Read more of this article

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