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Family Seeks Dog That Escaped From US Airport

Family Seeks Dog That Escaped From US Airport

A family who moved to Bermuda has returned to Tampa with the hope they can find their beloved dog who escaped from workers when they were getting ready to load her on a plane at Tampa International Airport. This is according to multiple media reports in Tampa, which said that on Friday night, the family flew to Tampa from Bermuda so they could search... Read more of this article

Consulate: Social Security Notice For US Citizens

Consulate: Social Security Notice For US Citizens

The U.S. Consulate is no longer able able to accept calls, emails, or consultations regarding Social Security services or issues, as the Social Security Administration consolidated their overseas operations into regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the USA. “The Social Security Administration... Read more of this article

Dr. Douglas On Trump & NFL Players Protest

Dr. Douglas On Trump & NFL Players Protest

Bermudian Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas – a professor of race and education studies at the University of Missouri — recently took part in a ‘virtual roundtable conversation’ on Think Progress to discuss President Donald Trump’s recent comments about the NFL players’ protest. Dr Douglas was joined by Latria Graham, a South Carolina-based... Read more of this article

American Consulate’s Flag At Half Mast

American Consulate’s Flag At Half Mast

Following the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas which left 59 people dead and over 500 people injured, the flag at the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda has been lowered to half mast as a mark of respect for the victims. A Consulate spokesperson said, “It’s a heart-breaking day for those affected by this senseless tragedy. Right now, our thoughts are... Read more of this article

Premier & Minister To Attend Conference In D.C.

Premier & Minister To Attend Conference In D.C.

Premier David Burt and Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons will be travelling to Washington DC today [Sept 22] to attend the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation [CBCF] Annual Legislative Conference Weekend. A Government spokesperson said, “The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference [ALC] is the leading policy conference on... Read more of this article

Foggo Helps Earn ‘Indigenous Day’ Recognition

Foggo Helps Earn ‘Indigenous Day’ Recognition

Bermudian Jean Foggo Simon — a St. David’s islander of Native descent currently living in Oberlin, Ohio — has been instrumental in convincing that city’s council to change ‘Columbus Day’ to ‘Indigenous Peoples Day.’ According to Time Magazine, Indigenous Peoples Day celebrates Native Americans and challenges... Read more of this article

Saltus Remembers The Victims Of 9/11

Saltus Remembers The Victims Of 9/11

On the September 11 at 9.46am, Saltus Grammar School remembered those who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, including Saltus alumni Boyd A. Gatton [1962-2001] and Robert D. W. Higley II [1971-2001], as well as Bermudian Rhondelle Tankard. A spokesperson said, “Bermudian Boyd A. Gatton [38 at the time] was working on... Read more of this article

Bermudians In Florida On Aftermath Of Irma

Bermudians In Florida On Aftermath Of Irma

[Written by Don Burgess] Several Bermudians in Florida are dealing with no electricity issues, but are happy that was the worst they had to handle from Hurricane Irma. Ki-Juan and Courtney Minors are dealing with no power by playing board games to pass the time. The couple lives in Wellington, which is 20 minutes west of West Palm Beach. Kerrie Thomsen... Read more of this article

Saltus To Hold 9/11 Memorial On Monday

Saltus To Hold 9/11 Memorial On Monday

On Monday, September 11th, at 9:46 a.m., Saltus Grammar School will remember Saltus alumni Boyd A. Gatton [1962-2001] and Robert D. W. Higley II [1971-2001] who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th of 2001. This ceremony will take place in front of the Secondary Department’s Dudley G. Butterfield Library Research... Read more of this article

Hurricane Harvey: Support Red Cross Efforts

Hurricane Harvey: Support Red Cross Efforts

Over the past few days, Hurricane Harvey pummeled Texas with one of the worst storms in recent American history, threatening businesses, homes, and lives with catastrophic flooding. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas called the storm “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced,” and said the region would not recover anytime soon. The death... Read more of this article

Artist’s Work Used During Counter-Protests In VA

Artist’s Work Used During Counter-Protests In VA

Aiming to make a point at the recent ‘Unite the Right’ white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, one man used a sign featuring a painting by Bermudian artist April Branco, using her work to help present a message of love and equality. Mark Martin contacted Ms Branco a few weeks ago asking permission to use a print of her painting... Read more of this article

Condolences Expressed To Farmer Family

Condolences Expressed To Farmer Family

U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig expressed condolences following the passing of former U.S. Consul General Bob Farmer. U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig said, “On behalf of the U.S. Consulate, our condolences go out to the family and friends of former U.S. Consul General Bob Farmer. “I know that Bob was an enormously popular figure... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With US Consul General Koenig

Video: Interview With US Consul General Koenig

The drivers license issue, Uighurs, Stop List, upcoming America’s Cup, and the U.S. Consulate’s relationship with the Bermuda Government were among the topics discussed when US Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig sat down with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon for our latest live interview on our Facebook page. If you want to listen ‘on... Read more of this article