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Top Officers From UK And US Praise Regiment

Top Officers From UK And US Praise Regiment

Generals from the United Kingdom and United States recently gave the island’s defense force their seal of approval, with Bermuda Regiment CO Lt Col Michael Foster-Brown saying that the visit from senior military figures “heralded a new era of cooperation between the three countries – as well as increased opportunities for Regiment soldiers... Read more of this article

NY Tourism Site “Surrenders,” Promotes Florida

NY Tourism Site “Surrenders,” Promotes Florida

Amid the continuous discussion of how best to promote Bermuda’s tourism industry, one New York town has taken a very unique approach to their own tourism industry, surrendering to winter and advising people to take a trip to the Florida Keys instead. VisitIthaca.com, the tourism website promoting the city of Ithaca, New York, recently added a... Read more of this article

Premier, Minister Complete Meetings Overseas

Premier, Minister Complete Meetings Overseas

This evening [Feb. 4] the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley and the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons wrapped up a full day of meetings with ‎Congressional Members in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Today’s Capitol Hill meetings included visits with Congressman Jim Clyburn [D-SC], Senate... Read more of this article

Video: Retired Local Firefighter On US News

Video: Retired Local Firefighter On US News

Arthur Raynor, 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], with one of his latest efforts seeing him filmed by a local TV news station as he performed a school fire safety show. Regarding his... Read more of this article

United States To Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions

United States To Ease Cuba Travel Restrictions

U.S. President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes to U.S. policy with Cuba today [Dec 17], moving to normalize relations between the two nations, including facilitating an expansion of travel to Cuba. Under the new measures, the United States plans to reopen its embassy in Havana and significantly ease restrictions on travel and commerce. “With... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul: Thanksgiving Concept Has Evolved

U.S. Consul: Thanksgiving Concept Has Evolved

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General Robert Settje] It is Thanksgiving week, and I am sitting here in Casco Viejo, the old quarter of Panama City, on one of my rare trips off-island, musing about my parents and grandparents and the Great Depression. To explain … Depending on which version of history you believe, we are about to celebrate... Read more of this article

MPs Congratulate Congressman G.K. Butterfield

MPs Congratulate Congressman G.K. Butterfield

U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield — whose father was Bermudian — will be the next leader of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus [CBC], and will lead the largest CBC in history with 45 members when the U.S. Congress convenes in January. Congressman Butterfield — who has represented northeastern North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul On International Day Of The Girl

U.S. Consul On International Day Of The Girl

[Written by U.S. Consul General Bob Settje] It is a statistical truth that about half the human population of the world is female, yet it is an equal – and sad – truth that a large proportion of that half does not have the same social, economic, or political opportunities as their male counterparts. What makes that truth even sadder is another... Read more of this article

Local Artists To Be Featured At U.S. Event

Local Artists To Be Featured At U.S. Event

In honour of the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference to be held in Washington, DC from September 24 through September 27, 2014, the Bermuda Overseas Office is organizing a reception and exhibition featuring local Bermuda artists Sharon Wilson and Monica Jones. A spokesperson said, “Ms. Wilson will give a lecture on Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: Saltus Remembers Alumni Lost On 9/11

Video: Saltus Remembers Alumni Lost On 9/11

[Updated with video] Thirteen years ago today [Sept 11], the 9/11 attacks took place, with hijackers intentionally crashing two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Hijackers crashed a third flight, American Airlines Flight 77, into the Pentagon in Arlington,... Read more of this article

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