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Aspen Opens New Reinsurance Hub In Dubai

Aspen Opens New Reinsurance Hub In Dubai

Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited announced today [April 11] that its reinsurance segment has opened a new hub for the Middle East and Africa in Dubai. The establishment of a reinsurance hub in Dubai is consistent with Aspen Re’s strategy of maximizing opportunities in markets with profitable growth potential, the company said. Stephen... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Arrives In Sultanate Of Oman

America’s Cup Arrives In Sultanate Of Oman

The America’s Cup arrives in the Sultanate of Oman ahead of the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event of 2016 The America’s Cup trophy officially arrived in Oman Thursday morning ahead of the start of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman.The ‘Auld Mug’ traveled to the Sultanate onboard Oman Air and was greeted... Read more of this article

Journalist To Speak On Syrian & Iraqi Refugees

Journalist To Speak On Syrian & Iraqi Refugees

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s BUEI Talks series will continue on Thursday, February 25 with award-winning Canadian journalist and filmmaker Tara Sutton speaking about her experience with Syrian and Iraqi refugees. The event flyer said, “Award-winning Canadian journalist and filmmaker Tara Sutton has been covering conflict and... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Racing In Oman This Month

America’s Cup Racing In Oman This Month

The first ever Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman gets underway this month, with the six America’s Cup teams set to start the racing action on Saturday 27 February. The organisers said, “Preparations are already in full swing for this America’s Cup event, which is set to be watched by millions of sporting fans around the world,... Read more of this article

PartnerRe Establishes Branch Office In Dubai

PartnerRe Establishes Branch Office In Dubai

Bermuda-based PartnerRe Ltd. announced that subsidiary, Partner Reinsurance Europe SE, was granted a license from the Dubai Financial Services Authority [“DFSA”] to operate as an Authorised Firm in the Dubai International Financial Centre [“DIFC”], effective December 16, 2015. The company said, “PartnerRe’s branch office in the DIFC... Read more of this article

AXIS Granted License To Establish Dubai Office

AXIS Granted License To Establish Dubai Office

Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AXIS Re SE was granted a license by the Dubai Financial Services Authority on December 8, 2015, to establish a representative office in the Dubai International Financial Centre. The AXIS Re SE Dubai Representative Office will focus on marketing accident and health... Read more of this article

Oman To Host 2016 America’s Cup World Series

Oman To Host 2016 America’s Cup World Series

The Sultanate of Oman will create a rare slice of sporting history when it becomes the first country in the Middle East to host America’s Cup racing by staging the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman in February 2016. A point-scoring event for the opening stages of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup... Read more of this article

Beechwood To Begin Operations In Middle East

Beechwood To Begin Operations In Middle East

Beechwood Bermuda International Limited announced the formation of its new subsidiary, Beechwood Bermuda Middle East [BBME], which will be responsible for marketing and distribution of Beechwood’s successful international investment products in the United Arab Emirates and other parts of the Middle East. David Lessing, a Beechwood partner and... Read more of this article

Qatar Reinsurance To Domicile In Bermuda

Qatar Reinsurance To Domicile In Bermuda

Qatar Reinsurance Company LLC has announced its intention to transfer its seat of incorporation from the Qatar Financial Centre to Bermuda. The proposed transfer is expected to take place in the 4th quarter of 2015 and is subject to regulatory approvals. The company said, “Following its continuation in Bermuda, Qatar Re will become a Class 4 reinsurer... Read more of this article

New Bermuda Swimming Records Set In Qatar

New Bermuda Swimming Records Set In Qatar

The FINA World Swimming Championships continue in Qatar, and the Bermuda records continue to tumble. Coach Richard Goodwin said, “In the 50 meter butterfly event, Roy-Allan Burch swam to a new Bermuda record of 0:24.26, slicing 7/10ths of a second off his previous record of 0:24.98 set in 2012 in Bermuda. In heat 5 of a total of 15, Burch was... Read more of this article

FINA World Short Course Championships Day 2

FINA World Short Course Championships Day 2

The 16th annual Short Course World Swimming Championships continues in Doha, Qatar, and the Bermudian Delegation is being led by two-time Olympian Roy-Allan Burch and Julian Fletcher at the Senior level and Richard Goodwin is attending as coach. Coach Goodwin said, “On the second day of competition here in Doha, Qatar at the FINA World Short... Read more of this article

Bermuda Swimming Delegation In Doha, Qatar

Bermuda Swimming Delegation In Doha, Qatar

This week marks the 16th annual Short Course World Swimming Championships in Doha, Qatar, and the Bermudian Delegation is being led by two-time Olympian Roy-Allan Burch and Julian Fletcher at the Senior level and Richard Goodwin is attending as coach. Mr Goodwin said, “It is incredible to see our athletes perform at such a high level. With the... Read more of this article

August 7th: Peace For Gaza Open Mic Session

August 7th: Peace For Gaza Open Mic Session

A Peace for Gaza community event will take place this coming Thursday [Aug 7] to show support for the people of Gaza, with Bermuda to join the global call for peace. One of the organizers, Walton Brown, today commented, “We have the power only to show that we stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and call on global powers to act... Read more of this article