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UK Fire Officer Meets With Bermuda Fire Service

UK Fire Officer Meets With Bermuda Fire Service

On Wednesday, May 20, while in Bermuda here on vacation, Assistant Chief Fire Officer [AFCO] Ryan of the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service paid a courtesy call to the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Senior Management Team. Several areas of mutual interest were discussed, and ACFO Ryan was able to provide the Senior Management team with “current... Read more of this article

Video: Opposition Leader On Meeting With FCO

Video: Opposition Leader On Meeting With FCO

The PLP delegation returned from the UK this evening [May 21] after meeting with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office [FCO], and the Commonwealth Parliament Association [CPA] regarding the airport redevelopment plan and other matters. The PLP previously said that both meetings were held on Wednesday [May 20] and the “official agenda for these... Read more of this article

PLP Delegation In UK: Meeting Over Airport

PLP Delegation In UK: Meeting Over Airport

A PLP delegation is currently in the UK, with the party saying they plan “to meet with representatives from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office [FCO], and the Commonwealth Parliament Association [CPA] regarding the OBA plan for airport redevelopment and other associated controversies regarding the governing One Bermuda Alliance.” The... Read more of this article

“The Sun Never Sets” On Overseas Territories

“The Sun Never Sets” On Overseas Territories

The sun still “never sets over the British Empire” as the sun never actually sets on the British Overseas Territories, although it comes within just 8 minutes of it each June, according to a new website thesunneversets.net. A well known phrase from the 19th century, the saying “The sun never sets on the British Empire” reflected... Read more of this article

Premier Congratulates Prime Minister Cameron

Premier Congratulates Prime Minister Cameron

Today, Premier Michael Dunkley extended congratulations to British Prime Minister David Cameron following the Conservative Party’s majority win in yesterday’s UK Elections. Premier Dunkley, who said he followed the UK elections “quite intently”, formally wrote to the British Prime Minister this morning offering his well wishes on behalf of the... Read more of this article

Ed Miliband Resigns After UK Election Loss

Ed Miliband Resigns After UK Election Loss

UK Labour leader Ed Miliband has stepped down after his party’s disappointing general election showing, multiple UK news outlets are reporting. During his election campaign Mr Miliband had threatened to have Bermuda placed on OECD’s tax haven blacklist if we did not produce a publicly accessible central register of beneficial ownership. Tweet... Read more of this article

BTA Launches New UK Consumer Campaign

BTA Launches New UK Consumer Campaign

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is today [May 5] launching a new UK consumer campaign in partnership with online travel agent Expedia, saying it is part of their “wider strategy to raise awareness of the island’s accessibility, range of experiential holidays and showcase it as an instant escape with direct flights from London Gatwick.” The... Read more of this article

Bermudians Attend Windsor Castle Service

Bermudians Attend Windsor Castle Service

Four Bermudians, all of whom have been invested as members of the Royal Victorian Order, attended the quadrennial church service at Saint George’s Chapel Windsor Castle earlier this week, and then went on to a champagne reception, hosted by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in the State Apartments inside Windsor Castle. Ms Valerie... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Gun Salute Celebrates Royal Baby

Photos/Video: Gun Salute Celebrates Royal Baby

[Updated with photos & video] To celebrate the birth of the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a Royal Four Gun Salute will take place this afternoon [May 2] at 12:30pm at Albouy’s Point in Hamilton, and the public is invited to attend. “In attendance will be His Excellency The Governor, Mr. George Fergusson and Mrs. Fergusson... Read more of this article

BTA Sponsoring Events In The United Kingdom

BTA Sponsoring Events In The United Kingdom

On Sunday, a free Bermuda Day celebration will be held at Liverpool’s Camp & Furnace in the United Kingdom, where visitors can experience a taste of island life with a range of activities and entertainment for the whole family. An annual event has been held in London for the last seven years, organized by SpredLuv and CKC Corporation – a group... Read more of this article

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