Tag: American relations

300 Year Old Proposal To “Convert Americans”

300 Year Old Proposal To “Convert Americans”

A proposal written by an Irish Bishop almost 300 years ago called for a college to be set up in Bermuda to help convert the “savage Americans to Christianity.” The report bemoaned the lack of progress made by the gospel in the New World, and said the Americans continue in “the same ignorance and barbarifm [sic] in which we found them... Read more of this article

Minister Crockwell To Meet With FAA & Boeing

Minister Crockwell To Meet With FAA & Boeing

Shawn Crockwell, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport, is due to meet with officials from the Federal Aviation Authority [FAA] and Boeing in Washington DC today [Apr 3]. A spokesperson said, “Joined by LF Wade International Airport General Manager Aaron Adderley, the meetings will focus on areas of cooperation between the Bermuda Government... Read more of this article

US Consulate Advisory: ‘Contaminated Beaches’

US Consulate Advisory: ‘Contaminated Beaches’

[Updated w/response from Tourism CEO] The U.S. Consulate in Bermuda has just issued a “Security Message” for U.S. Citizens entitled “contaminated beaches,” citing the “ongoing dumping of raw sewage off Bermuda’s south coast.” The U.S. Consulate said, “Changing weather conditions – wind, swells, tides, and... Read more of this article

U.S. Colonial Wars Society To Meet In Bermuda

U.S. Colonial Wars Society To Meet In Bermuda

America’s General Society of Colonial Wars has announced it will be holding its 106th annual meeting in Bermuda on May 3-10, 2015. Charles A. Poekel Jr. — who Chairs the 7 Member Planning Committee —  said members from chapters throughout the United States and abroad will converge on Bermuda for the meeting, with the majority of attendees... Read more of this article

St George’s Delegation Visit Williamsburg

St George’s Delegation Visit Williamsburg

A delegation from Bermuda is visiting Williamsburg, Virginia this week to learn how to capitalize on the historical connections, the Virginia Gazette reports. When the survivors of the Bermuda “Sea Venture” wreck arrived in Virginia in 1610, they found the English settlement of Jamestown reduced to what has been called “a worlde of miserie”... Read more of this article

Florida Legislator Calls Proposal “Simply Insane”

Florida Legislator Calls Proposal “Simply Insane”

A Florida state legislator is calling a proposal by the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund to buy $1.5 billion in private reinsurance from Bermudian firms “simply insane,” saying that doing so could raise consumer rates. According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, “Representative Frank Artiles, a Republican politician based in Miami,... Read more of this article

“10,000 Black Men Named George” To Screen

“10,000 Black Men Named George” To Screen

The U.S. Consulate General will bring another feature film to Bermuda as part of the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library program. Coming to the Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 will be “10,000 Black Men Named George” starring Andre Braugher, Charles S. Dutton and Mario Van Peebles. The Consulate said, “During... Read more of this article

Last Uighur Captives Leave Guantanamo Bay

Last Uighur Captives Leave Guantanamo Bay

The United States has transferred the final three ethnic Chinese Uighur captives from the Guantanamo Bay prison, with Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper all sent to Slovakia. While these were the last of the Uighurs to be transferred, Bermuda was among the first countries to take in Uighurs from Guantanamo Bay. In July 2009 four... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

Historical Video: 1964 Expedition Off Bermuda

An underwater experiment that began off Bermuda in 1964 and was purported to have ended with the death of an aquanaut in 1969 yielded techniques which the U.S. Navy used during the Cold War. In 1964, SeaLab I was lowered a few miles off the coast of Bermuda, with the experimental underwater habitat developed by the U.S. Navy to research the effects... Read more of this article

ABIR Applauds US/Bermuda FATCA Agreement

ABIR Applauds US/Bermuda FATCA Agreement

Bradley Kading, President of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR], praised an agreement signed by US Consul General Robert Settje and Bermuda Minister of Finance Bob Richards to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act [FATCA]. The agreement, which signals international cooperation on tax law enforcement and compliance,... Read more of this article


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