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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

Clinton Extends Thanks For ‘Thoughtful’ Letter

Clinton Extends Thanks For ‘Thoughtful’ Letter

Hillary Clinton has written to Premier Michael Dunkley to thank him for his “thoughtful and heartfelt letter” following the U.S. Presidential election held late last year. A Government spokesperson said, “The public may recall that on November 9th, 2016, Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to President-Elect Donald Trump to extended well... Read more of this article

Donald Trump Wins U.S. Presidential Election

Donald Trump Wins U.S. Presidential Election

Bermuda residents joined many around the world in keeping a close eye on American news coverage to watch the United States Presidential Election unfold, with businessman Donald Trump winning the Presidency. The Republican field began with 17 candidates, and Donald Trump claimed the Republican nomination, while Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Mentions In ‘Podesta Email’ Leaks

Bermuda Mentions In ‘Podesta Email’ Leaks

While most of them appear to refer to items that have already been publicly reported, mentions of Bermuda can be found in the ‘Podesta Emails’, a mass release of emails by Wikileaks which were apparently obtained by hacking the emails of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta [pictured]. A search of the Wikileaks website shows that... Read more of this article

Travelers Can Take Cuban Products Into USA

Travelers Can Take Cuban Products Into USA

The U.S. recently announced amendments which will permit travelers to the United States to import Cuban goods from third countries for personal use, meaning visitors to Bermuda can now purchase Cuban-origin merchandise, such as cigars, from local vendors, and take the products to the United States.The U.S. Consulate in Bermuda said, “On October... Read more of this article