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Photos: Tourism Authority Hosts Event In NY

Photos: Tourism Authority Hosts Event In NY

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] recently hosted events in New York City, with plans to hold similar events in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, all designed to promote the island. Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons provided an overview of the events in Parliament, saying, “There were two Bermuda Tourism Authority-hosted... Read more of this article

US Consulate: Book Appts Now To Avoid Delays

US Consulate: Book Appts Now To Avoid Delays

The U.S. Consulate said they encourage those in need of routine consular services including the renewal of visas and U.S. passports to “schedule appointments as soon as possible to avoid potential delays in service due to ongoing construction on the premises.”“Construction is underway on the Consulate grounds and is soon expected... Read more of this article

NOM Played ‘Significant Behind Scenes Role’

NOM Played ‘Significant Behind Scenes Role’

The U.S. based National Organization for Marriage [NOM] stated they played a “significant behind-the-scenes role” in what they termed the “tremendous victory in Bermuda,” saying that NOM President Brian Brown traveled here twice “to meet with activists from Preserve Marriage Bermuda to discuss potential strategies.” Founded... Read more of this article

US Consulate Buys “Cedarhurst” Property

US Consulate Buys “Cedarhurst” Property

After leasing “Cedarhurst” for nine years, the United States Government purchased the residence located on Wilkinson Avenue in Hamilton Parish earlier this week, and the property will continue to serve as the official home for the U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig commented, “I am delighted that this gracious and... Read more of this article

Cabinet & KPMG Discuss U.S. Tax Reform

Cabinet & KPMG Discuss U.S. Tax Reform

Cabinet Ministers held a meeting with KPMG in Bermuda to discuss U.S. Tax Reform, and the “threats and opportunities” that it presents for the Bermuda economy. Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt tweeted the photos below, and said, “This morning the Cabinet discussed US Tax Reform with @KPMGinBermuda and the threats and opportunities... Read more of this article

Bermuda Hosts First American Fulbrighter

Bermuda Hosts First American Fulbrighter

For the first time in the 72-year history of the Fulbright Program, a U.S. academic has received a grant to carry out research in Bermuda, the U.S. Consulate said. Valerie Palamountain, Dean of Workforce Services at Piedmont Virginia Community College, arrived this week to analyze Bermuda’s work force development strategy, planning, and implementation. She... Read more of this article

Chamber To Host Session On U.S. Tax Reform

Chamber To Host Session On U.S. Tax Reform

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has partnered with KPMG to host a breakfast update session on the impending U.S. Tax Reform. “With the U.S. Senate’s approval of tax reform legislation on 2 December 2017, another significant step has been taken towards the passage of comprehensive tax reform legislation in the U.S,” the Chamber said. “The... Read more of this article

Govt Signs Tax Agreement With United States

Govt Signs Tax Agreement With United States

The Government of Bermuda has signed a tax agreement with the United States, a Country by Country Competent Authority Agreement. “This agreement signifies that the Government of Bermuda has satisfied the Internal Revenue Services’ [IRS] data safeguards review and complies with the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development [OECD]... Read more of this article

Premier Meets Florida Civic & Business Leaders

Premier Meets Florida Civic & Business Leaders

Premier David Burt was welcomed to Miami and Miami Beach by both cities’ respective new mayors yesterday [Dec 5], during a visit arranged by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] to meet Florida civic and business leaders.The one-day visit included meetings with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and the Mayors of Miami and Miami Beach,... Read more of this article

Three Month Government Contract For GroupDC

Three Month Government Contract For GroupDC

The Government of Bermuda confirmed they “secured the services of theGroup DC from 1 November 2017 for three months,” adding that “the cost for services is $20,000 a month.” “the Group DC represents the Government of Bermuda in Washington, D.C., and advocates Bermuda’s interests and lobbies the United States Congress,... Read more of this article

Minister: US Travel Advisory For BOTC Passports

Minister: US Travel Advisory For BOTC Passports

“If someone is using a BOTC passport but is not Bermudian, they will not be allowed to travel to the US visa free,” Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown said, adding that “persons who do not possess Bermudian status but are in possession of a BOTC [Bermuda] passport are advised that if they plan to travel to the USA to either travel... Read more of this article

NAACP’s Hilary Shelton To Speak In Bermuda

NAACP’s Hilary Shelton To Speak In Bermuda

The U.S. Consulate has invited American speaker Hilary Shelton to Bermuda to participate in a series of events leading up to Human Rights day on December 10. Mr. Shelton, Director of the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People [NAACP] Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, will participate in activities... Read more of this article

US Consulate On Bermudians Traveling To USA

US Consulate On Bermudians Traveling To USA

As an effort to assist Bermudians while traveling overseas, the U.S. Consulate General said they are “making available information regarding Bermudians privilege to enter the United States without a visa.” “This travel information is intended for Bermuda passport holders to have readily available in the event airline personnel or immigration... Read more of this article