Tag: American politicians

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

Bloomberg In Bermuda When NY Train Derailed

Bloomberg In Bermuda When NY Train Derailed

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Bermuda on Sunday [Dec 1] when a train derailed in the Bronx killing four people, the American media is reporting. The Wall Street Journal reports that, “Mr. Bloomberg, who steps down on Dec. 31 after 12 years at City Hall, was playing golf Sunday at Bermuda’s majestic Mid Ocean golf club, a person who... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul Robert Settje Thanksgiving Message

U.S. Consul Robert Settje Thanksgiving Message

[Written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda, Robert Settje] War and unrest, terrorist attacks, killer storms, mass shootings, crime, gangs, murder, mayhem, struggling economies, poverty – if you read the headlines or listen to the TV news, you’d think we lived in an ever disintegrating world in which all the things we hold dear are rapidly slipping... Read more of this article

Bermuda Remembers JFK On 50th Anniversary

Bermuda Remembers JFK On 50th Anniversary

November 22, 2013 marks 50 years since American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, forever changing the political landscape in the United States. People around the world took time out this week to remember President Kennedy’s legacy, including in Bermuda where Governor George Fergusson and Acting US Consul General Adam... Read more of this article

Video: Bermudian Praised By Michelle Obama

Video: Bermudian Praised By Michelle Obama

Bermudian Mel Ming, the president and CEO of the Sesame Workshop, has received praise from American First Lady Michelle Obama for his work on the popular children’s show Sesame Street. In an address made late last month in the White House’s State Dining Room, Mrs. Obama outlined the role that Sesame Workshop has long played in promoting... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul: 2013 International Day Of The Girl

U.S. Consul: 2013 International Day Of The Girl

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Bob Settje] Back in 2009-10, I spent a year embedded with the U.S. military in southern Afghanistan. Something struck me right away: I rarely saw women, and on the few occasions I did, they were always covered from head to toe – even their eyes – by a light blue burqa [leading me to refer... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting For American Citizens

Town Hall Meeting For American Citizens

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje will host his second 2013 town hall meeting for American citizens on Thursday [Sept 19], from 5.30-7.30pm, at his official residence, Cedarhurst, 33 Wilkinson Avenue, Hamilton Parish. A spokesperson said, “The meeting is for American citizens age 18 and over. For space reasons, attendance will be limited to the first... Read more of this article

50th Anniversary Of Dr King’s “I Have A Dream”

50th Anniversary Of Dr King’s “I Have A Dream”

[Written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Bob Settje] Today [Aug 28] marks one of the most important anniversaries in the history of the United States. Fifty years ago, on August 28, 1963, a quarter of a million people marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, in support of civil rights for African Americans. It was there that Dr. Martin Luther... Read more of this article