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Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

Global Entry Kiosks Available At Bermuda Airport

U.S. Customs & Border Protection [CBP] and Bermuda officials announced the addition of Global Entry kiosks to Bermuda pre-clearance at L.F. Wade International Airport, which will allow Global Entry members to bypass the CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete their admission to the United States. “CBP is pleased to expand... Read more of this article

Video: Dr Swan On Marcus Garvey’s Legacy

Video: Dr Swan On Marcus Garvey’s Legacy

Bermudian Dr. Quito Swan spoke at an event yesterday in the United States centered around the request for a posthumous presidential pardon filed by descendants of Marcus Garvey, with Dr. Julius Garvey – Marcus Garvey’s son – also speaking at the presentation. The Associated Press said “The son of early 20th century black nationalist... Read more of this article

US Consulate To Hold Absentee Voting Workshop

US Consulate To Hold Absentee Voting Workshop

The U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda said they will conduct a nonpartisan absentee voting workshop and registration drive for U.S. citizens residing in Bermuda on August 5, 2016, at the Chubb Building [former Ace building] 17 Woodbourne Avenue from 11.00am – 2:30pm. “The participants will be introduced to the Federal Voting Assistance program... Read more of this article

Two U.S. Navy Poseidon Aircraft Visit Bermuda

Two U.S. Navy Poseidon Aircraft Visit Bermuda

Bermuda is currently playing host to a pair of United States Navy P-8A Poseidon multi-mission aircraft with one of the planes seen landing today [July 22] at the L.F. Wade International Airport. Bernews unofficially understands that the aircraft may be on island for a few days while doing training missions in the area.The Navy’s website says,... Read more of this article

US Consulate Recognizes Shipping Companies

US Consulate Recognizes Shipping Companies

On July 14, the U.S. Consulate recognized five shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard’s [USCGC] voluntary search and rescue network, dubbed AMVER [Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue]. Search and rescue authorities around the world use the voluntary ship reporting system to assist ships and... Read more of this article

Women In Business Invited To Networking Event

Women In Business Invited To Networking Event

Hosted by the United States Consul General, in conjunction with the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, women in business are being invited to a free networking session at the U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig’s official residence, Cedarhurst. A spokesperson said, “This session will feature a live talk by Monica Dodi [pictured], the co-founder... Read more of this article

Bahamas Issues Travel Advisory For USA

Bahamas Issues Travel Advisory For USA

The Bahamas has issued a travel advisory for its citizens who plan to travel to the US, citing the “recent tensions in some American cities”. The statement from the Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration said, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken a note of the recent tensions in some American cities... Read more of this article

Photos: July 4th Fireworks Display In Paget

Photos: July 4th Fireworks Display In Paget

At least two different locations hosted fireworks displays last night [July 4] in order to celebrate and commemorate the American Independence Day holiday. Photos from the display show in Paget are below, and photos from the fireworks hosted by the Mid Ocean Club last night can be seen here. In addition to the dual displays last night, the American... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: July 4th Fireworks Light Up Sky

Photos/Video: July 4th Fireworks Light Up Sky

[Updated with video] Fireworks lit up the night sky on the island this evening [July 4], with the displays providing a host of colours and accompanying sound effects for the crowds watching below and from afar.At least two different locations hosted fireworks displays this evening, and the photos below are from the Mid Ocean Club. The American Society... Read more of this article

Photos: U.S. Independence Day Celebrations

Photos: U.S. Independence Day Celebrations

The American Society of Bermuda hosted their 2016 American Independence Day Celebration on Saturday evening [July 2] at Morseby Plains at the old Ireland Rangers field, with gates opening to the public at 6.00pm. The event saw U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig read President Obama’s remarks, along with food, drinks, snacks, and fireworks. The... Read more of this article

IRS To Host U.S. Overseas Taxpayers Webinar

IRS To Host U.S. Overseas Taxpayers Webinar

On June 29 from 3.00pm to 4.00pm local time, the Internal Revenue Service [IRS] will host a webinar titled “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers.” The webinar will cover requirements for claiming the foreign income exclusion; identifying which form to use [form 2555 or 2555-EZ]; specifying information to include on form 2555 or 2555-EZ;... Read more of this article

“Bermuda Grieves With The Orlando Community”

“Bermuda Grieves With The Orlando Community”

“Such an unimaginable and senseless tragedy,” Premier Michael Dunkley said this evening [June 12], as he joined the global community in condemning Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando nightclub shooting is the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, with present news reports indicating there are 50 people dead... Read more of this article

50 Dead In Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History

50 Dead In Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History

50 people were killed inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said Sunday morning, just hours after a shooter opened fire in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “At least 53 more people were injured, Mina said. Police have shot and killed the gunman, he told reporters,” CNN reports. Orlando... Read more of this article