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Opinion: Starling On Solidarity with Palestine

Opinion: Starling On Solidarity with Palestine

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] While Bermuda continues to have its own political intrigue, it has been to ignore the extremely concerning developments in Palestine. I unreservedly condemn the continuing Israeli aggression against the people of Palestine and I hope that the military strikes are halted immediately. While Bermuda does not... Read more of this article

Catlin Group Begins Operations In Middle East

Catlin Group Begins Operations In Middle East

Catlin Group Limited, the international specialty property/casualty insurer and reinsurer, has revealed that they have established Catlin Middle East Limited in the Dubai International Financial Centre [DIFC]. Catlin Middle East offers facultative reinsurance to insurers in the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] countries, Africa, and parts of South Asia. A... Read more of this article

Premier On Conference: “Very Encouraging”

Premier On Conference: “Very Encouraging”

Premier Craig Cannonier hailed his attendance at the Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group [GIFIG] in London as “very encouraging for Bermuda” as the island was further positioned as a viable option for Islamic Finance. The objective of the GIFIG conference was to identify key global opportunities and barriers facing Islamic Finance... Read more of this article

Video: Tyler Butterfield Wins Abu Dhabi Triathlon

Video: Tyler Butterfield Wins Abu Dhabi Triathlon

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Tyler Butterfield dominated a field of top international athletes to win the prestigious Abu Dhabi International Triathlon in the United Arab Emirates today [Mar 15]. The $40,000 first place prize money attracted the best triathletes from around the world, with Bermuda’s two-time Olympian topping the field... Read more of this article

Former Iranian Queen Sought Solace In Bermuda

Former Iranian Queen Sought Solace In Bermuda

After her husband divorced her in 1958 as she could not have children, the former Queen of Iran spent time in Bermuda, a place she called “an ideal refuge for a woman in my mental state.” Journalists followed her to the island and her sojourn here made news around the world. In her late teens Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari became Queen Soraya... Read more of this article

Premier Pleased With “Encouraging Feedback”

Premier Pleased With “Encouraging Feedback”

The Cabinet Office said “encouraging feedback” has been received regarding Bermuda and its offering as a leading business jurisdiction for Islamic Finance as a result of the recent October trip to the UK led by the Premier Craig Cannonier. Premier Cannonier said he was pleased with the way the Island was received, not only at the World Islamic... Read more of this article

Premier Speaks At Economic Forum In London

Premier Speaks At Economic Forum In London

Premier Craig Cannonier was a panelist at the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum held today in London and spoke on the topic ‘Changing World, New Relationships. Bermuda attended the Forum on the personal invitation of the Chairman of the WIEF Foundation: Tun Musa Hitam. Minister Hitam stated that this was the first time that the WIEF Forum was hosted... Read more of this article

Attorney General Attends Forum In Morocco

Attorney General Attends Forum In Morocco

Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mark Pettingill is currently in Morocco attending the second Arab Forum on Asset Recovery [AFAR II] which began yesterday [Oct 26] and concludes on Monday [October 28th]. The event is being co-hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Kingdom, in association with the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative... Read more of this article

Deputy Mayor Meets With Sheik Alireza In NY

Deputy Mayor Meets With Sheik Alireza In NY

The City of Hamilton’s Deputy Mayor Donal Smith and City Manager Edward Benevides met with H.E. Sheik Abdullah Alireza, a Saudi businessman who formerly served as Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Economy. The meeting took place in New York, and they discussed ways in which they might strengthen Bermuda’s business and cultural relationship... Read more of this article

Premier Cannonier To Speak At Forum In London

Premier Cannonier To Speak At Forum In London

The Cabinet Office said that Premier Craig Cannonier will lead a delegation to attend the 2013 World Islamic Economic Forum in London next week in an effort to strengthen Bermuda’s relations with member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC]. Joining the Premier will be the Minister of Finance Bob Richards and senior members from the Ministry... Read more of this article

Starling On Revolutionary Movements In Egypt

Starling On Revolutionary Movements In Egypt

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] As I write events in Egypt are moving at a very fast pace, with a lot of confusion. The events of the last few weeks, the coup which overthrew the constitutionally democratically elected government led by the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freed & Justice Party, has sowed much confusion, both in Egypt and internationally. The... Read more of this article

Gulf Keystone Gets Approval For Shaikan Plan

Gulf Keystone Gets Approval For Shaikan Plan

Bermuda-registered Gulf Keystone, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, announced that its Field Development Plan for the Shaikan field, a world class commercial discovery, is now approved. Todd F. Kozel, Chairman and CEO of Gulf Keystone, commented: “This is an historic... Read more of this article

Bermuda Firm’s Kuwait LNG Feasibility Study

Bermuda Firm’s Kuwait LNG Feasibility Study

A Bermuda-registered firm is one of three companies submitting a feasibility study to build a permanent floating liquid and natural gas [LNG] storage and regasification terminal in Kuwait. The Kuwait National Petroleum Company says it hopes to commission the plant by 2017. The permanent facility would replace a temporary floating LNG terminal at the... Read more of this article