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NJ Media Report On Green’s JetGate Connection

NJ Media Report On Green’s JetGate Connection

[Updated] American political consultant Derrick Green‘s ties to the ‘Jetgate’ matter in Bermuda are in the New Jersey news, which follows after Mr Green was hired by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. The article — titled “Murphy hired campaign aide who was part of investigation into secret Bermuda bank account” —... Read more of this article

Premier, Deputy Meet With U.S. Representatives

Premier, Deputy Meet With U.S. Representatives

Premier David Burt and Deputy Premier Walter Roban traveled to Washington DC, where they held meetings with US Congressional representatives including Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rep. Karen Bass, Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, and Rep. Gwen Moore. Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying, “Spoke with @repcleaver about #Bermuda’s role as a global centre... Read more of this article

Bermudian’s Tweet About Cohen Goes Viral

Bermudian’s Tweet About Cohen Goes Viral

A tweet by Bermudian journalist Clare O’Connor about her negative experience with Michael Cohen went viral, with some 70,000 reactions on the social media network. After President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to multiple charges, Ms O’Connor, an accomplished journalist who works in the United States,... Read more of this article

OBA Hired US Politician As Consultant

OBA Hired US Politician As Consultant

[Updated] The One Bermuda Alliance reportedly hired New York Assemblyman Michael Blake, paying him between $20,000 and $50,000 in 2017 for work with “communications strategy.” This is according to a story in the Daily News, which said, “Blake, who’s considered a rising star in Democratic Party circles, has a side job working as a ‘consultant’... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier Holds Meetings In Washington

Photos: Premier Holds Meetings In Washington

Premier David Burt traveled to Washington DC, where he attended meetings with a number of US politicians including Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Brian Mast, Rep. G.K Butterfield, Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Sheila Jackson, Stacey Plaskett, and Rep. Val Butler Demmings. Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying: “Great to catch up with... Read more of this article

Howard Dean: “Find Another Vacation Spot”

Howard Dean: “Find Another Vacation Spot”

[Updated + Written by Don Burgess] Former US presidential candidate Howard Dean urged Americans to “find another vacation spot” after Parliament voted for the Domestic Partnerships Act, which will replace same-sex marriages with a domestic partnership. Mr Dean, who is also a former six-term Governor of Vermont and former chair of the Democratic... Read more of this article

Premier Meets Florida Civic & Business Leaders

Premier Meets Florida Civic & Business Leaders

Premier David Burt was welcomed to Miami and Miami Beach by both cities’ respective new mayors yesterday [Dec 5], during a visit arranged by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] to meet Florida civic and business leaders.The one-day visit included meetings with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and the Mayors of Miami and Miami Beach,... Read more of this article

Column: The Pattern Behind Trump’s Retweets

Column: The Pattern Behind Trump’s Retweets

[Opinion column written by Jennifer Mercieca] On Nov. 29, President Trump retweeted a series of videos that purported to depict violence committed by Muslims. They had originated from the account of a far-right British ultranationalist who had been convicted for harassing a Muslim. The backlash was swift, with British Prime Minister Theresa May saying... Read more of this article

Sanders Calls For U.S. Congress To Investigate

Sanders Calls For U.S. Congress To Investigate

Following the release of the Paradise Papers, former Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has written a letter calling on the U.S. Congress to conduct an investigation. Senator Sanders, a self described democratic socialist who is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history, wrote to Republican Senator... Read more of this article

President Trump Tweets At Bermuda Resident

President Trump Tweets At Bermuda Resident

U.S. President Donald Trump, who is known for his prolific presence on Twitter, recently tweeted his thanks to Bermuda resident John Layfield. The tweet — which got almost 13,000 retweets and 49,000 likes — included a video of Mr Layfield on Fox News, and said, “Thank you @JCLayfield — will get even better as my Administration... Read more of this article

Photos: Gathering To Support Women’s March

Photos: Gathering To Support Women’s March

[Updated with video] People are gathering this morning [Jan 21] in Queen Elizabeth Park in Hamilton, showing solidarity with women in the U.S. and around the globe, where thousands are participating in the Women’s March on Washington and more than 600 sister marches are taking place across the world. The events are taking place the day after President... Read more of this article

Premier Extends Thanks To President Obama

Premier Extends Thanks To President Obama

This weekend, Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to President Barack Obama to extend his well-wishes to the outgoing President and express his “deepest appreciation and admiration” for his eight years of service to the people of the United States of America and beyond, on behalf of Bermuda. In the letter, Premier Dunkley said, “Bermudians,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The eloquence of United States President, Barack Obama continued to flow in his ‘Farewell Speech’ this past Tuesday evening, in his hometown of Chicago. While it was aimed at his fellow Americans, its message contained a universal theme, applicable to global citizens. He reminded the audience that he took... Read more of this article