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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

Mark Pettingill Meets With U.S. Attorney-General

Mark Pettingill Meets With U.S. Attorney-General

Attorney-General Mark Pettingill had a sit down meeting with the United States Attorney-General Eric Holder today [Apr 29] in London at the Ukrainian Forum to discuss a number of issues including civil asset recovery as a result of corruption. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda discussion on the legalization and importation of medical marijuana... Read more of this article

Free Concert For Local Children’s Foundation

Free Concert For Local Children’s Foundation

United States Consul Bob Settje and Mrs. Melanie Settje are getting set to host a charity event in Hamilton that will benefit the Coalition for Protection of Children. A spokesperson said, “U.S. Consul General Bob Settje and Mrs. Melanie Settje invite the public to Harvard in Hamilton for Children VIII, a free musical open house in support of... Read more of this article

“10,000 Black Men Named George” To Screen

“10,000 Black Men Named George” To Screen

The U.S. Consulate General will bring another feature film to Bermuda as part of the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library program. Coming to the Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 will be “10,000 Black Men Named George” starring Andre Braugher, Charles S. Dutton and Mario Van Peebles. The Consulate said, “During... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul From 1800s To Be Honoured

U.S. Consul From 1800s To Be Honoured

The U.S. Consulate is inviting locals to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at St. Mark’s Church on Wednesday, December 18 in order to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the death of U.S. Consul Charles Maxwell Allen. President Abraham Lincoln appointed Charles Maxwell Allen as U.S. Consul to Bermuda in 1861, a position that he held until his death... Read more of this article


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