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Photos: Premier Holds Meetings In Washington

Photos: Premier Holds Meetings In Washington

Premier David Burt traveled to Washington DC, where he attended meetings with a number of US politicians including Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Brian Mast, Rep. G.K Butterfield, Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Sheila Jackson, Stacey Plaskett, and Rep. Val Butler Demmings. Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying: “Great to catch up with... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt Travels To Washington DC

Premier David Burt Travels To Washington DC

This afternoon [April 11] Premier David Burt left for Washington DC, where he has a number of meetings scheduled for tomorrow. Some of the US politicians he will meet with include: members of the Congressional Black Caucus; Senator Bill Cassidy [Republican-Louisiana]; Congressman Joseph Crowley [D-NY-14-Bronx, NY] Chairman, House Democratic Caucus. The... Read more of this article

3 Bermuda Nationals “Removed” By ICE In 2017

3 Bermuda Nationals “Removed” By ICE In 2017

Three Bermuda nationals were “removed” by ICE in 2017, compared to one in 2016, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] Enforcement and Removal Operations activities report. The report defines a “removal” as the “compulsory and confirmed movement of an inadmissible or deportable alien out of the... Read more of this article

New U.S. Consul General Appointed To Bermuda

New U.S. Consul General Appointed To Bermuda

The U.S. Department of State has appointed Constance M. Dierman to serve as the next U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. Mrs. Dierman, a senior career diplomat, is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State where she manages global human resource services, the administration of the Foreign... Read more of this article

Premier: Complaint Over Information, Treaty

Premier: Complaint Over Information, Treaty

“There was a complaint by the U.S. Department of Justice that the former Government used information that was received in a mutual legal assistance for a civil matter,” Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly as MPs were discussing matters surrounding the lawsuit against Lahey. This came during Friday’s session of Parliament... Read more of this article

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