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U.S. Consulate On Student Visa Services

U.S. Consulate On Student Visa Services

On July 15th, the U.S. Consulate General will resume visa services for students attending schools in the United States. A spokesperson said, “Students who have a valid I-20 Form, paid the SEVIS fee, and wish to apply for a F, M, or J visa should visit our website and follow the instructions to complete the electronic application. “On the day of... Read more of this article

Ask The US Consulate: Travel, Visas & More

Ask The US Consulate: Travel, Visas & More

The U.S. Consulate will be hosting a live Facebook Q&A session on Friday [July 10] to “answer questions about the suspension of visa services, waivers, travel to the United States, cannabis regulations, U.S. citizen services and voter registration.” A spokesperson said, “This is an opportunity for the public to ask questions about... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Donates & Expresses Gratitude

U.S. Consulate Donates & Expresses Gratitude

The U.S. Consulate and U.S. Customs & Border Protection donated thermometers, pop-up tents, and bottled water as additional resources for Covid-19 testing sites, saying it is to express their gratitude to everyone who has worked hard to ensure all of our safety. A spokesperson said, “The U.S. Consulate General Hamilton and U.S. Customs and... Read more of this article

USA: No Student Visas For Online Only Courses

USA: No Student Visas For Online Only Courses

The United States has announced changes for student visas, saying that “nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States.” This comes as numerous schools have switched to online only learning in order to maintain social distancing during the... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Open For Limited Services

U.S. Consulate Open For Limited Services

The U.S. Consulate General is open to provide limited consular services, including U.S. citizen services, and emergency visa services. A spokesperson said, “The U.S. Consulate General continues to follow COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Government of Bermuda. While maintaining adherence to social distancing requirements and Government regulations... Read more of this article

Premier: Best Wishes To Constance Dierman

Premier: Best Wishes To Constance Dierman

Premier David Burt wished US Consul General Constance Dierman all the best as she ends her posting in Bermuda, with the Premier saying “she has been an excellent advocate for our Island.” Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying: “My last official meeting with US Consul General Constance Dierman before she ends her posting in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

2 Hour Video/Updates: Black Lives Matter March

2 Hour Video/Updates: Black Lives Matter March

[Updating] A Black Lives Matter march is being held today [Sunday, June 7] in the city of Hamilton, with people currently gathering on Front Street in order to take part in the event. We will be providing live updates, photos and video as able. The police previously said, “It is anticipated that up to 1,000 persons will gather at #1 Car Park on... Read more of this article

Advisories: Black Lives Matter March On Sunday

Advisories: Black Lives Matter March On Sunday

The police have advised there will be traffic disruptions during the Black Lives Matter march on Sunday [June 7] and the Government’s official notice states that there is an exemption from the prohibition on groups of more than ten persons assembling due to exceptional circumstance. The official notice also states that “all persons attending... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: “We Take Action Again” Protest

Photos & Video: “We Take Action Again” Protest

[Updated with photos] The “We Take Action” protest is taking place this afternoon [June 3], with people gathering at the Arboretum with plans to march to the U.S. Consulate in Devonshire. You can tune in and watch live below, and view our coverage of the first ‘We Take Action’ march held earlier this week here. The 55-minute live video... Read more of this article

Traffic Diversions “Due To Protest Activity”

Traffic Diversions “Due To Protest Activity”

The police are advising the public that there will be traffic diversions in the Middle Road, Devonshire area this afternoon [June 3] ”due to protest activity in the area of the US Consulate.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the motoring public that due to protest activity in the area of the... Read more of this article

Over 35,000 Signatures On BLM/Rizzuto Petition

Over 35,000 Signatures On BLM/Rizzuto Petition

[Updated] The “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General” online petition has attained over 25,000 signatures in the past two days, with the petition having the stated aim of “letting the world know that our 21 square miles has no more space for racists and we reject Rizzuto.” Screenshot from... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: “We Take Action” March

Photos & Videos: “We Take Action” March

“21 square miles, no space for racism,” “Black Lives Matter” and “Reject Rizzuto” were some of the terms chanted as the “We Take Action” protest took place yesterday [June 1], with people gathering outside the U.S. Consulate in Devonshire. The march followed after it was announced that Lee Rizzuto —... Read more of this article

Trump Admin Appoint Lee Rizzuto To Bermuda

Trump Admin Appoint Lee Rizzuto To Bermuda

Lee Rizzuto– which CNN described as “Trump’s failed nominee to be ambassador to Barbados, who previously spread fringe conspiracy theories and unfounded attacks about Trump’s political opponents” — has been announced as the “next Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda.” The U.S. Department... Read more of this article