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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

Video: Saltus Holds 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Video: Saltus Holds 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

This morning, Saltus Grammar School remembered those who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, including Saltus alumni Boyd A. Gatton [1962-2001] and Robert D. W. Higley II [1971-2001], as well as Bermudian Rhondelle Tankard.Deputy Head Jon Beard, who taught Mr Gatton, said: “The terrorist attack on... Read more of this article

Wreath-Laying Ceremony Marks 9/11 Anniversary

Wreath-Laying Ceremony Marks 9/11 Anniversary

[Updated with video] A wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 was held at the 9/11 Memorial in the Botanical Gardens this morning, with Deputy Premier Bob Richards saying that “the people of Bermuda stand with the people of the USA and join hands with those around the world, in laying a wreath to remember and... Read more of this article

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