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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

US Consul: Remembering The Theatre Boycott

US Consul: Remembering The Theatre Boycott

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Bob Settje] On the 55th anniversary of the Theatre Boycott, the U.S. Consulate General and Americans everywhere would like to join the people of Bermuda in recognizing and honoring those who acted courageously to further the cause of civil rights in Bermuda. As President Barack Obama has said,... Read more of this article

Bermudian Honoured By NY Mayor Bill de Blasio

Bermudian Honoured By NY Mayor Bill de Blasio

Bermudian motivational speaker Dennis Rahiim Watson recently celebrated four decades of  activism, and was honoured by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. During a reception attended by a host of friends, supporters, clergy, politicians and colleagues, Mr. Watson gave thanks to all those supporters who have offered wisdom, guidance and direction to... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: U.S. Consul On LGBT Pride

Opinion Column: U.S. Consul On LGBT Pride

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Robert Settje] The Government of the United States supports and promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] rights. As President Barack Obama has said, “LGBT rights are human rights. Human rights are inalienable and belong to each and every human being, no matter their race, religion,... Read more of this article

U.S. Secretary Kerry Sends Holiday Greetings

U.S. Secretary Kerry Sends Holiday Greetings

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has wished Bermudians an enjoyable Heritage Day on behalf of President Barack Obama and the United States as a whole, pointing out that “Americans and Bermudians share a rich, robust history as friends and partners stretching back more than four hundred years.” Secretary Kerry said, “On behalf of... Read more of this article

Video: City Confirms Black Mayors Conference

Video: City Confirms Black Mayors Conference

The Corporation of Hamilton confirmed today [May 21] that they will host the 40th annual Conference of Black Mayors in October, which they said is expected to attract some 400-500 delegates from the United States, South America, Africa and the Caribbean. Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy was at the press conference, saying he was there on behalf of... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul General To Hold Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Consul General To Hold Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje will be holding a town hall meeting for American citizens at his official residence, Cedarhurst, at 33 Wilkinson Avenue in Hamilton Parish on Thursday, May 29, from 5.30pm through 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “Attendance will be limited for space reasons to the first 100 American citizens age 18 and over who register... Read more of this article


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