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Swan Among Leaders Attending Bush Funeral

Swan Among Leaders Attending Bush Funeral

Bermuda’s Sir John Swan will attend the state funeral for George H.W. Bush today [Dec 5], joining current and former American and world leaders in honouring the former president. CNN reported, “Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored with a state funeral on Wednesday, an official gathering that will include current and former presidents... Read more of this article

Swan To Attend President Bush’s Funeral In USA

Swan To Attend President Bush’s Funeral In USA

American leaders will be joined by people from around the world as former President George H.W. Bush is laid to rest this week, with former Premier Sir John Swan set to attend the funeral. Sir John had a decades long friendship with the former U.S. President, and the Bush family invited the island’s elder statesman to attend the invitation only... Read more of this article

Condolence Book For US President George Bush

Condolence Book For US President George Bush

[Updated] Following the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda is inviting people to leave messages of condolences, with a condolence book to be open from December 3-6 at their location on Middle Road in Devonshire. In 1990, President Bush visited Bermuda along with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to hold... Read more of this article

‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With The Bush Family’

‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With The Bush Family’

Acting Premier Walter Roban has extended condolences on the passing of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died late on Friday at age 94, with Minister Roban saying “Bermuda’s thoughts are with the Bush family at this sad time.”In a letter [PDF] to U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Constance Dierman, Acting Premier Walter Roban... Read more of this article

‘Saddened By Passing Of President Bush’

‘Saddened By Passing Of President Bush’

The U.S. Consulate in Bermuda joined those around the world in sending their condolences on the passing of President George H.W. Bush. President Bush, the 41st President of the United States and patriarch of a political dynasty, died on Friday in Houston at age 94. The US Consulate tweeted the photo below, saying: “U.S. Consul General Dierman and... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Mentioned In US Campaign Ad

Video: Bermuda Mentioned In US Campaign Ad

Karin Housley — the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota — has accused her Democratic opponent Tina Smith of allegedly ‘hiding her money in a Bermuda tax shelter’ in a new campaign ad. Ms Housley is challenging Senator Tina Smith, Minnesota’s former lieutenant governor, who was appointed to fill the Senate... Read more of this article

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