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Report: Bloomberg Considering Presidential Bid

Report: Bloomberg Considering Presidential Bid

Former New York City Mayor and regular Bermuda visitor Michael Bloomberg is considering a third-party bid for president and would be willing to spend at least $1 billion of his fortune on it, according to the New York Times. The Times reports that Mr Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign in this year’s... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Is Legitimate Business Centre

Column: Bermuda Is Legitimate Business Centre

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Hillary Clinton’s promise to go after “High-income money managers…[who]..use loopholes related to foreign reinsurance – often located in Bermuda – to avoid paying their fair share.. [of US taxes]” and saying that she would “end the Bermuda reinsurance loophole” is a serious statement from a... Read more of this article

Clinton: “End Bermuda Reinsurance Loophole”

Clinton: “End Bermuda Reinsurance Loophole”

[Updated] “High-income money managers have used loopholes related to foreign reinsurance – often located in Bermuda – to avoid paying their fair share,” U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, adding that she would “end the Bermuda reinsurance loophole.” Her official campaign website recently released... Read more of this article

US Passes Bill Relating To Visa Waiver Program

US Passes Bill Relating To Visa Waiver Program

Following the recent terrorist attacks, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Bill tightening aspects of the visa waiver program that affects citizens of 38 countries. The visa waiver program currently makes it possible for citizens from 38 approved countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without first applying for a visa. The... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Events In New York, Washington

Premier Attends Events In New York, Washington

During Premier Michael Dunkley’s visit to the US this week he participated in the New York launch of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] “Race to Bermuda” event on Wednesday, and attended events in Washington DC last night [Sept. 17] as part of the 45th Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference. A Cabinet Office spokesperson... Read more of this article

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

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