Tag: American relations

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

Fees For U.S. Consular Services To Change

Fees For U.S. Consular Services To Change

Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services to recover, as far as possible, the actual cost of providing those services. The Department regularly reviews these costs and adjusts fees as necessary to reflect the cost of service. Although most categories of nonimmigrant visa processing fees will... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul General Settje To Host Meeting

U.S. Consul General Settje To Host Meeting

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje will be holding a town hall meeting for American citizens at his official residence, Cedarhurst, at 33 Wilkinson Avenue in Hamilton Parish on September 30, 2014, from 5.30pm through 7.30pm, providing an opportunity to learn more about the Consulate’s mission and services in Bermuda. For reasons related to available... Read more of this article

Video: Political Ad Calls Bermuda ‘Tax Haven’

Video: Political Ad Calls Bermuda ‘Tax Haven’

The Al Franken campaign released a new TV ad entitled “Bermuda”, with Democratic Senator Al Franken accusing his Republican opponent Mike McFadden’ business of “exploiting a Bermuda tax haven to avoid paying millions in U.S. taxes.” Franken’s campaign website says, “The 30-second ad, titled “Bermuda,” explains... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate On Human Rights Webchats

U.S. Consulate On Human Rights Webchats

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje is pleased to announce a series of web-based programs to bring experts and regular citizens together for an interactive dialogue on human rights issues of global importance. Each event will be hosted on www.humanrights.gov/stateofrights. Online audiences from around the world can join the discussion, debate policies, and... Read more of this article

Bermuda Still Has American Loot From 1814

Bermuda Still Has American Loot From 1814

A visit to Bermuda by the Royal Navy in 1814 brought with it unique loot resulting from the burning of Washington, including paintings of King George III and Queen Charlotte, and even American President James Madison’s personal government receipt book. 200 years later, the spoils remain in Bermuda, owned by both government and private entities. A... Read more of this article

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


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