Tag: American relations

Photos/Videos: Star Spangled 200 Reception

Photos/Videos: Star Spangled 200 Reception

[Updated] In August 1814, at the end of the War of 1812, a fleet of British soldiers sailed out of St. George’s, with assistance from local Bermudian pilots, and headed to the United States to burn down the White House. This was a defining moment in the development of the New World, and led to the penning of the Star Spangled Banner.The Bermuda... Read more of this article

Retired Bermuda Firefighter Working In Atlanta

Retired Bermuda Firefighter Working In Atlanta

Arthur Raynor [pictured left], a 31-year veteran Firefighter/EMT [retired] with the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service, was recently appointed as the Senior Fire Safety Education Specialist with The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department [AFRD]. Mr. Raynor has long been known for his commitment to worthy causes, including his support of Bermuda Fire & Rescue’s... Read more of this article

American Mayor To Throw Bermuda Party

American Mayor To Throw Bermuda Party

An American mayor is using Bermuda’s reputation for fun and leisure to his advantage in promoting his city’s downtown allure, with plans for a “Wear Your Bermudas to Work Day” on August 15, 2014, in advance of an inaugural block party, dubbed “Bermudas on the Bricks.” Mayor Dayne Walling of the city of Flint, Michigan... Read more of this article

N.J. News Story Calls Bermuda “Paradise”

N.J. News Story Calls Bermuda “Paradise”

A story published by the Burlington County Times, a community newspaper based in New Jersey, calls Bermuda a “paradise,” exclaiming about its friendly people, beautiful climate, and less hectic “island time” in painting the island as a vacationer’s dream come true. Leaving nothing to the imagination, the story opens by... Read more of this article

Public School System Joins GLOBE Programme

Public School System Joins GLOBE Programme

Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons recently met with US Consul General, Robert Settje to sign the NASA GLOBE Agreement. The agreement represents a joint effort between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] and the US Government, and the Ministry of Education and Economic Development.Minister Gibbons... Read more of this article

Slideshow: July 4th Fireworks Over Elbow Beach

Slideshow: July 4th Fireworks Over Elbow Beach

Skies along the South Shore of the island were lit up with fireworks last night as July 4th celebrations took place in the east and west. Crowds of people lined the Elbow Beach in Paget to watch the show and the east end was also treated to a display with fireworks over the Mid-Ocean Club area.The fireworks marked U.S  Independence Day – also... Read more of this article

American Students Participate In BAMZ Course

American Students Participate In BAMZ Course

The Atlantic Conservation Partnership [ACP] and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo [BAMZ] recently hosted a group of students from Flagler College in Florida as they participated in a study abroad course, which is a part of their Coastal Environmental Science major. The group included 12 students and two professors. “Bermuda is such a unique and... Read more of this article

US Consul: Remembering The Theatre Boycott

US Consul: Remembering The Theatre Boycott

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Bob Settje] On the 55th anniversary of the Theatre Boycott, the U.S. Consulate General and Americans everywhere would like to join the people of Bermuda in recognizing and honoring those who acted courageously to further the cause of civil rights in Bermuda. As President Barack Obama has said,... Read more of this article

IRS Makes Changes To Offshore Programs

IRS Makes Changes To Offshore Programs

The American Internal Revenue Service [IRS] announced major changes in its offshore voluntary compliance programs last month, which it said was to provide new options and avenues for U.S. taxpayers to come into compliance with their U.S. tax obligations. The IRS said the changes include an expansion of the streamlined filing compliance procedures announced... Read more of this article

Photos: Virginia Club Hosts Bermuda Evening

Photos: Virginia Club Hosts Bermuda Evening

The Country Club of Virginia recently held an event with the theme “Evening in Bermuda”, complete with pastel colour scheme, valets in shorts, a Moongate, replica Bermuda houses, Bermuda shipwreck signs, sea coral accents, Bermudian cuisine and more. The 58th annual Bal du Bois is a fundraiser for Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital... Read more of this article


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