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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

United States Issues Travel Warning For Europe

United States Issues Travel Warning For Europe

The United States government has issued a travel warning for Europe to its citizens, citing the fact that “the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham [ISIS or Da’esh], al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.” A Department of State statement said, “Recent, widely-reported incidents... Read more of this article

Pettit Joins Library That Was Founded In 1747

Pettit Joins Library That Was Founded In 1747

Patricia Barry Pettit, who lived in Bermuda for many years, as has taken on the newly created role of Chief Communications Officer for Redwood, the oldest library in continuous use in the United States, having been founded in 1747. According to their website, “The Redwood Library and Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the... Read more of this article

President Trump Tweets At Bermuda Resident

President Trump Tweets At Bermuda Resident

U.S. President Donald Trump, who is known for his prolific presence on Twitter, recently tweeted his thanks to Bermuda resident John Layfield. The tweet — which got almost 13,000 retweets and 49,000 likes — included a video of Mr Layfield on Fox News, and said, “Thank you @JCLayfield — will get even better as my Administration... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Statement On Passport/Visa Issue

U.S. Consulate Statement On Passport/Visa Issue

Saying that they “recently became aware that some Bermudians were experiencing additional questions or delays at some international borders,” the U.S. Consulate said that “immigration policy related to Bermuda has not changed and Bermudians do not require a visa to enter the United States, as has been long-standing policy.” The... Read more of this article

Dept In ‘Discussions’ To Resolve Passport Issue

Dept In ‘Discussions’ To Resolve Passport Issue

The Department of Immigration said they are aware of the current issue with the new BOTC [Bermuda] passport — with holders being told that they need a US visa to enter the US — and said they have had discussions with Her Majesty’s Passport Office, the Deputy Governor, the US Consul General, and US Custom and Border Protection “with... Read more of this article

U.S. Military To Give Four Vehicles To Regiment

U.S. Military To Give Four Vehicles To Regiment

The United States military will hand over three refurbished vans and a truck to the Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] next week. The vehicles, three Toyota vans and an Isuzu truck, were formerly based at a U.S. Navy base in Japan and gifted to the RBR by the U.S. Northern Command [NORTHCOM]. They traveled thousands of miles to Georgia for a makeover before... Read more of this article

Consulate To Discuss U.S. Work/Travel Options

Consulate To Discuss U.S. Work/Travel Options

On February 6th, Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig will host an information session about exchange opportunities available to young Bermudians to work and travel in the United States. This session is open to young people from any school in Bermuda and their parents, however the opportunities are only open to young people over the age of 18.The US Consulate... Read more of this article

Photos: Gathering To Support Women’s March

Photos: Gathering To Support Women’s March

[Updated with video] People are gathering this morning [Jan 21] in Queen Elizabeth Park in Hamilton, showing solidarity with women in the U.S. and around the globe, where thousands are participating in the Women’s March on Washington and more than 600 sister marches are taking place across the world. The events are taking place the day after President... Read more of this article

Premier Extends Thanks To President Obama

Premier Extends Thanks To President Obama

This weekend, Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to President Barack Obama to extend his well-wishes to the outgoing President and express his “deepest appreciation and admiration” for his eight years of service to the people of the United States of America and beyond, on behalf of Bermuda. In the letter, Premier Dunkley said, “Bermudians,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The eloquence of United States President, Barack Obama continued to flow in his ‘Farewell Speech’ this past Tuesday evening, in his hometown of Chicago. While it was aimed at his fellow Americans, its message contained a universal theme, applicable to global citizens. He reminded the audience that he took... Read more of this article