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Beaman To Give Benediction At US Inauguration

Beaman To Give Benediction At US Inauguration

Reverend Silvester Beaman – a former pastor at Bermuda’s St. Paul AME Church – has been chosen to deliver the benediction at the inauguration ceremony of American President-elect Joe Biden on January 20. St. Paul AME posted a congratulatory message on Facebook, saying, “We are extremely excited to know that our former Pastor... Read more of this article

Joint Open Letter For The American People

Joint Open Letter For The American People

A joint open letter has been issued by a number of residents of Bermuda, addressed to the people of the United States in response to the storming of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 6. The letter says, “We, the undersigned residents of Bermuda, take this opportunity on the birthday of the late Martin Luther King Jr to express our concerns... Read more of this article

US Consul: ‘My Service Will Come To An End’

US Consul: ‘My Service Will Come To An End’

“As the new administration is sworn in next week, my service in Bermuda will come to an end,” U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto said, adding that “serving as the U.S. Consul General to Bermuda has been a privilege and a great honor.” Mr Rizzuto said, “The United States Congress has certified the election and on January 20, we... Read more of this article

Facebook To Block Trump Until Transition

Facebook To Block Trump Until Transition

Facebook and Instagram will block U.S. President Donald Trump on their platforms “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.” This follows the attempted coup yesterday at the U.S. Capitol, when a pro-Trump mob invaded the building in an attempt to stop the certification of votes for President-elect... Read more of this article

Consul Wants To ‘Constructively Review Stop List’

Consul Wants To ‘Constructively Review Stop List’

U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto said he hopes to work with American officials on “how to constructively review what is locally deemed as the ‘Stop List,” saying “the world has evolved and it’s our job to suggest revisiting the language and eligibility criteria.” The ‘Stop List’, as we call it in Bermuda, refers... Read more of this article

Consul Presents Cup Match Portrait To Premier

Consul Presents Cup Match Portrait To Premier

U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto presented Premier David Burt with a Cup Match portrait which was created by American artist ‘Rob the Original,’ with the U.S. Consul saying he received the portrait earlier this month from the artist who lives in Texas and wanted to officially present it to the Premier. A spokesperson said, “U.S. Consul... Read more of this article

US Consul Makes 100th Church Visit On Island

US Consul Makes 100th Church Visit On Island

Today [Dec 16] marks five months since the arrival of US Consul General Lee Rizzuto, and this day also marks his 100th church visit since arriving in Bermuda. U.S. Consul General Rizzuto said, “Today marks five months since I arrived in Bermuda to serve as the United States Consul General with my wife Denise. Amazingly, it feels like time has... Read more of this article

U.S. House Resolution Honours Joseph Rainey

U.S. House Resolution Honours Joseph Rainey

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Resolution to designate a room in the United States Capitol as ‘the Joseph H. Rainey Room’, serving to honour the historic life of the one time Bermuda resident who went on to become the first Black man to serve in the House of Representatives. The Resolution noted that Rep. Rainey “was born... Read more of this article

CBP Announce New Airport Preclearance Facility

CBP Announce New Airport Preclearance Facility

[Updated] U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] announced a new Preclearance Terminal will open at Bermuda’s airport, saying “this new state of the art facility truly reflects the best Bermuda has to offer, and it exemplifies the strength of the partnership between CBP Preclearance and the people of the island.” The new airport terminal... Read more of this article

US Consul Highlights US-Bermuda Relationship

US Consul Highlights US-Bermuda Relationship

Following a meeting with Premier David Burt earlier this week, U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto highlighted the “longstanding ties and positive relationship” between the United States and Bermuda, saying “rarely can you refer to a 400+ year relationship that has exemplified the true meaning of bilateral relations.” The Consulate... Read more of this article

Biden & Harris Projected To Win US Election

Biden & Harris Projected To Win US Election

Multiple major U.S media outlets have now projected that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US Presidential Election, defeating Donald Trump. VP Elect Harris is set to make history as the first female and first Black and South Asian VP in American history.“Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States on... Read more of this article

Faith Community Leaders On US Election

Faith Community Leaders On US Election

The leaders of Faith Communities in Bermuda urge residents to offer “thoughts, prayers, or meditation for the people of the United States, as they engage in their General Election.” In a joint statement, the leaders of Faith Communities in Bermuda said, “We, the undersigned leaders of Faith Communities in Bermuda, invite and encourage... Read more of this article

Rodney Smith Jr’s US Green Card Denied

Rodney Smith Jr’s US Green Card Denied

Bermudian Rodney Smith Jr — well known for his charitable lawn mowing initiative in the USA — has had his application for a green card denied by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS]. An AL.com story said, “An Alabama man who has garnered national attention for his time spent traveling the U.S. to mow lawns says his... Read more of this article