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UK TV Show “X Factor” To Film In Bermuda

UK TV Show “X Factor” To Film In Bermuda

The Bermuda Tourism Authority announced that the UK TV show “The X Factor” will be filming in Bermuda from August 20th – 23rd. BTA has partnered with the Fairmont Hotels, to support the show, both logistically and financially as it films ‘judges houses’ using iconic Bermudian locations including the Fairmont hotels as a backdrop... Read more of this article

UK Overseas Territories Minister Quits Position

UK Overseas Territories Minister Quits Position

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office Minister – the Minister responsible for British Overseas Territories such as Bermuda – quit his post recently, citing a salary that could not cover the costs of living with his children in London. Mark Simmonds, the Member of Parliament for Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire, resigned while reportedly... Read more of this article

UK: We Have “Full Confidence” In The Governor

UK: We Have “Full Confidence” In The Governor

UK Minister for Overseas Territories Mark Simmonds has rejected a call from the Opposition that Governor George Fergusson be recalled, saying, “I have full confidence in the Governor and do not intend to recall him.” Background On July 4th the House of Assembly passed a Motion which proposed the Governor appoint a Commission of Inquiry into... Read more of this article

Govt. House On UK Passport Extension Process

Govt. House On UK Passport Extension Process

This afternoon Government House provided the following update on UK Passports and travel to the US. A Government spokesperson said, “Travellers to the United States whose UK [not Bermuda BOTC] passports will shortly expire or have expired within the last three months can apply to Government House for their passports to be extended for 12 months. “The... Read more of this article

British Airways Seat Sale: $907 Inc. Taxes/Fees

British Airways Seat Sale: $907 Inc. Taxes/Fees

This month British Airways celebrates the 77th anniversary of flights between Bermuda and London. Imperial Airways, which later became British Airways, first flew the flying boat ,”Cavalier”, in 1937. Through the years they have operated a variety of aircraft, and now British Airways operates a Boeing 777 aircraft with a daily service to... Read more of this article

UK Govt. On Visa Free Travel In Schengen Area

UK Govt. On Visa Free Travel In Schengen Area

The UK Government has provided some additional information about the recently announced visa free travel for Bermuda passport holders within the Schengen Area, a policy which came into effect on June 9th, 2014. The Schengen Area currently consists of 26 nations Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Exporters Eligible For UKTI Scheme

Bermuda Exporters Eligible For UKTI Scheme

The Governor today, speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, announced that Bermuda businesses involved in export would now be eligible for a market support scheme operated by UK Trade & Investment. The programme, Overseas Market Introductory Service [OMIS], can help companies at any stage of exporting, from finding new markets to setting up an operation... Read more of this article

UK Foreign Office Flies Bermuda Flag In London

UK Foreign Office Flies Bermuda Flag In London

The Cabinet Office advised that as a tribute to Bermuda celebrating Bermuda Day today [May 26], the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London is flying the Bermuda flag atop the Foreign Office.A Cabinet Office spokesperson said today, that “this is a very appreciative acknowledgement by the FCO of one of the most important days in Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

UK Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy

UK Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office released the “UK Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy” document today [May 12], which documents actions undertaken by UK government towards delivering commitments made in the 2010 UK Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy. In describing it they said, “The UK Government wishes to ensure... Read more of this article

6th Annual Bermuda Day In London Celebration

6th Annual Bermuda Day In London Celebration

Spredluv & CKC Corporation are getting set to present the 6th Annual Bermuda Day in London Celebrations, with the Film, Books, and Acoustic Night on May 1st and the family day and all-day party on May 4th at Camden Lock in London. A spokesperson said, “On Thursday, May 1, we will celebrate some of Bermuda’s many valued treasures, from books... Read more of this article


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