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Photos: Redbud Planting & Plaque Unveiling

Photos: Redbud Planting & Plaque Unveiling

[Updated with video] A formal presentation and planting of a Redbud sapling from the Mount Vernon Estate – home of U.S. President George Washington – was held at the Queen Elizabeth Park, marking only the third time a Redbud sapling has ever been removed from Mount Vernon and replanted somewhere else. Speaking at the event, Hamilton Mayor Charles... Read more of this article

Consulate & Students Volunteer On Trunk Island

Consulate & Students Volunteer On Trunk Island

The U.S. Consulate General partnered with the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and Paget Primary School to celebrate the 52nd annual Earth Day by volunteering to support the Trunk Island Living Classroom in Harrington Sound. A spokesperson said, “To highlight this year’s Earth Day theme ‘Invest in Our Planet,’ and raise awareness about... Read more of this article

Former U.S. State Department Employee Jailed

Former U.S. State Department Employee Jailed

A Washington DC-based former U.S. State Department employee was sentenced to 12 months in an American prison for “conspiring to commit honest services fraud” in relation to a security upgrade to be performed at the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda. A statement from the U.S. Justice Department said, “May Salehi, a former State Department... Read more of this article

‘Enables USA To Quickly Assist In Event Of Crisis’

‘Enables USA To Quickly Assist In Event Of Crisis’

The United States and the United Kingdom have “reinforced their close security cooperation” by signing an agreement that “enables the United States to quickly assist Bermuda in the event of a crisis.” A spokesperson said, “On March 24, the United States and the United Kingdom reinforced their close security cooperation... Read more of this article

US Lawyer Disbarred For False Expenses, Trip

US Lawyer Disbarred For False Expenses, Trip

A court in Maryland, USA disbarred an American attorney for cheating his clients and a law firm out of nearly $15,000 by padding his expense reports during a seven-year period, including billing his firm for a trip to Bermuda. The Maryland Daily record reported, “Maryland’s top court has disbarred a Bethesda attorney for cheating not his clients... Read more of this article

Harvard Groups To Perform On March 14th

Harvard Groups To Perform On March 14th

There will be a free concert at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on March 14 at 12.30pm. A spokesperson said, “U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and the Right Reverend Bishop Nicholas Dill invite residents and visitors of all ages to attend a free concert at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity [Anglican Cathedral] on Monday, March 14, at... Read more of this article

Consulate Celebrates ASU, BIOS Partnership

Consulate Celebrates ASU, BIOS Partnership

U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette welcomed senior leadership from Arizona State University [ASU] and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] to celebrate their new partnership which will “enable scientists and researchers to better understand ocean health and climate science.” The engagement supported a first-time visit to Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: Rainey Room Unveiled In U.S. Capitol

Video: Rainey Room Unveiled In U.S. Capitol

The Joseph H. Rainey Room unveiling ceremony was recently held at the United States Capitol, with the room named in honour of the one time Bermuda resident who went on to become the first Black man to serve in the House of Representatives. The Resolution to designate the room in honour of Rep. Rainey noted that he “was born enslaved” in... Read more of this article

MDL Lab To ‘Provide Quick Turnaround’ Of Tests

MDL Lab To ‘Provide Quick Turnaround’ Of Tests

Following the announcement by the U.S. that all inbound travellers must have a negative test within 24 hours of departure, the MDL lab “will provide a quick turnaround of antigen test result certification,” the Ministry said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The United States Government announced yesterday that effective December... Read more of this article

Ignite Bermuda Meets With US Consul General

Ignite Bermuda Meets With US Consul General

Ignite Bermuda hosted a visit from the U.S. Consul General as part of Global Entrepreneurship Month. A spokesperson said, “This special occasion was an opportunity for Ignite’s entrepreneurial leaders to introduce their businesses and discuss future prospects with the U.S. Consul General, Karen Grissette and her team. A number of discussions were... Read more of this article

U.S. To ‘Tighten Pre-Departure Testing Protocols’

U.S. To ‘Tighten Pre-Departure Testing Protocols’

[Updated] The United States will tighten pre-departure testing protocols “by requiring all inbound international travelers to test within one day of departure globally, regardless of nationality or vaccination status.” Reuters reported, “The U.S. is moving to require that all air travelers entering the country show a negative COVID-19... Read more of this article

Congressman Butterfield Announces Retirement

Congressman Butterfield Announces Retirement

U.S. Congressman G.K. Butterfield — whose father was Bermudian — has announced his retirement. Butterfield, a 74-year-old Democrat, has served in Congress since 2004. He was named the leader of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus [CBC] in 2014. Earlier this year, Mr. Butterfield mentioned his Bermudian grandfather while speaking in Congress on... Read more of this article

Sir John Swan To Attend Colin Powell’s Funeral

Sir John Swan To Attend Colin Powell’s Funeral

Former Premier Sir John Swan will attend the funeral of General Colin Powell at the Washington National Cathedral in the United States. The funeral is by invitation only, and Sir John was extended the invitation from the Powell family to attend the funeral, which will be held at the Washington National Cathedral on Friday November 5th at 1:00pm local... Read more of this article