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Ghana’s Honourary Consul Starts Issuing Visas

Ghana’s Honourary Consul Starts Issuing Visas

The Honourary Consul for Ghana in Bermuda advised that they are now issuing visas for travel to Ghana. A spokesperson said, “Mrs. Ronita Teye-Botchway, the Honourary Consul for Ghana in Bermuda wishes to inform the Bermuda public that the Consulate is now issuing Visas for travel to Ghana. The application is now entirely online through the Consulate’s... Read more of this article

Photos/Review: Bermuda African Dance

Photos/Review: Bermuda African Dance

[Written by Dale Butler] “One day when the glory comes, it will be ours, it will be ours.” [Common & John Legend] It was a cultural evening of high renown, honour, magnificence, greatness, and glory when I attended a special African potluck and night of culture at 6.00pm on Saturday, 26th February, 2022 and at 8.00pm, The Story of Us. The St.... Read more of this article

Joint Statement On Situation In South Africa

Joint Statement On Situation In South Africa

[Joint statement concerning the current situation in South Africa that is being sent to the Embassy of South Africa in Washington D.C] We, the undersigned, who on June 26, 2021 observed the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Bermuda, offer the people of South Africa our best wishes and general support, given the June 29,... Read more of this article

Photos: Open Your Heart Event In Angola

Photos: Open Your Heart Event In Angola

Open Your Heart Foundation — which Bermudian Quinton DeShield is involved in — recently held a cleaning event dubbed ‘Planet Over Profit’ in Luanda, Angola. A spokesperson said, “On 6th June 2020, the Foundation sponsored a Planet Over Profit cleaning event in Luanda, Angola. The project was aimed at assisting the street... Read more of this article

Photos: GFOX Holds Beach Clean-Up In Angola

Photos: GFOX Holds Beach Clean-Up In Angola

GFOX, a company which was founded by Bermudian Quinton DeShield, held a beach clean-up on Saturday [Jan 25] in Luanda, Angola, with the concept behind the project being to clean up while helping to create employment for people. Some 260 garbage bags of trash were collected during the endeavor, which is part of the overall Planet Over Profit Project. Mr.... Read more of this article

Ghanaian Govt Present Posthumous Award

Ghanaian Govt Present Posthumous Award

The Government of Ghana presented a posthumous award to the spouse of the late Dr. Leonard Teye-Botchway in recognition of his meritorious service, saying that he was a “Doctors Doctor’, a son, teacher, diplomat, father, husband, brother, preacher and above all, a proud son of Mother Ghana.” This is according to a report in the My Joy... Read more of this article

Delegation Receives Warm Welcome In Uganda

Delegation Receives Warm Welcome In Uganda

Bermuda’s delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s annual conference was recently welcomed to Uganda to take part in the the event, which was held from September 22 through September 29. A spokesperson for the Africans in Bermuda group said, “Ugandans currently working in Bermuda, those who have previously worked in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Terry Lister To Launch West Africa Book Tonight

Terry Lister To Launch West Africa Book Tonight

It was a grand journey of discovery that took him across all of West Africa, a personal odyssey he’s now preparing to share with Bermuda readers. Former Government Minister Terry Lister is launching a new book tonight [Aug 29] recounting his experiences in Senegal, Mauritania, The Gambia, Guinea Bassau and Guinea Conakry. Terry Lister at the waterfalls... Read more of this article

Ghana Studies Bermuda’s Water System

Ghana Studies Bermuda’s Water System

[Written by Don Burgess] Ghana is studying Bermuda’s system of collecting rain to help solve their water crisis. The Ghanaian High Commissioner to the UK, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, recently visited the offices of OBMI Bermuda and met with regional director Colin Campbell.Mr Campbell gave a presentation on how Bermuda uses water harvesting through tanks,... Read more of this article

Ghana’s High Commissioner Visits Bermuda

Ghana’s High Commissioner Visits Bermuda

[Written by Don Burgess] In what is believed to be an historic first, an African ambassador had an official state visit to Bermuda last week. Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland was on the island last week. His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah met with both Premier David Burt and Governor John Rankin. He also... Read more of this article

College Culinary Student Studying In Ghana

College Culinary Student Studying In Ghana

A partnership between Bermuda College and a Ghana-based NGO, Ace It Foundation, has provided unique internship opportunities for Bermuda College culinary arts students, and Tremayne Bailey is the first Bermuda College student to participate in the 8-week long internship in Ghana. The Ace It Foundation is co-founded by Bermudian, Quinton Sherlock, who... Read more of this article

Red Cross Renew Southern Africa Appeal

Red Cross Renew Southern Africa Appeal

News that the first cases of deadly cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique has accelerated Red Cross and Red Crescent disease prevention activities in the vulnerable communities that have been devastated by Cyclone Idai, the Bermuda Red Cross said. Jamie LeSueur, head of operations with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies... Read more of this article

Red Cross Appeal To Help Cyclone Idai Victims

Red Cross Appeal To Help Cyclone Idai Victims

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched a disaster appeal for those affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. “Cyclone Idai has torn through Southern Africa unleashing a trail of devastating destruction,” a spokesperson said. “According to the UN, millions of people were in the direct path of what could be the ‘worst... Read more of this article