Hashtag: #AmericanRelations

Wallpaper Wednesday: Vaccine, Emoji & Airplane

Wallpaper Wednesday: Vaccine, Emoji & Airplane

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features an emoji wearing a mask with a Bermuda flag and holding a vaccine syringe, set against a travel backdrop, with the concept a nod to the policy the United States is implementing on November 8th, 2021 requiring foreign nationals to be fully vaccinated.The design is also available... Read more of this article

Consulate Confirm Vaccine Policy Starts Nov 8

Consulate Confirm Vaccine Policy Starts Nov 8

The policy that will require foreign nationals – with only limited exceptions – to be fully vaccinated to fly to the United States, starts on November 8th, the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda has confirmed. The Consulate’s statement said there will be exceptions for children — the official website states “children under 18 are exempted... Read more of this article

Flora Duffy Meets With US Consul General

Flora Duffy Meets With US Consul General

Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medalist Flora Duffy recently met with U.S. Consulate General Karen Grissette, and the U.S. Consulate team. The U.S. Consulate General Hamilton tweeted the photo below, saying: “Flora Duffy, Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medalist, met with U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and the U.S. Consulate team! Thank you,... Read more of this article

Colin Powell: U.S. Consulate’s Condolences

Colin Powell: U.S. Consulate’s Condolences

The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton has extended condolences following the passing of General Colin Powell, noting that the “United States lost a great American hero in former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell.” U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton tweeted, “The United States lost a great American hero in former Secretary of... Read more of this article

Colin Powell: Opposition Leader’s Condolences

Colin Powell: Opposition Leader’s Condolences

Opposition Leader Cole Simons has extended condolences following the passing of General Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of state in the United States. Mr Simons said, “I am saddened to hear of the passing of another great man in history, General Colin L Powell. Gen Powell wasn’t only an American statesman, but man whose voice resonated around... Read more of this article

US Vaccine/Travel Policy To Begin On Nov 8

US Vaccine/Travel Policy To Begin On Nov 8

The first phase of the new United States travel policy that requires foreign nationals to be vaccinated will reportedly begin on November 8th. White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz tweeted, “The US’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov 8. This announcement... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate On Planned Vaccine/Travel Policy

U.S. Consulate On Planned Vaccine/Travel Policy

“Beginning in early November, all adult foreign nationals traveling to the United States by air must demonstrate proof of full vaccination against Covid-19,” the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda said, adding that further information will be provided as it becomes available via the travel.state.gov website.On September 20th, U.S. Press Secretary... Read more of this article

US Vaccine Pledge Inspires Local Effort

US Vaccine Pledge Inspires Local Effort

U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged 500 million doses of the Covid vaccine for developing nations, prompting local groups to continue urging the United Kingdom to join the initiative. A spokesperson said, “To beat this pandemic here, we have to beat it everywhere.’ – This is a quote from a speech made by President Joe Biden during which... Read more of this article

Reports: US To Require Vaccination To Enter

Reports: US To Require Vaccination To Enter

The United States reportedly plans to institute new travel rules starting in November, which will require “all foreign nationals arriving in the United States to show proof of being fully vaccinated.” The CNN website said, “The United States plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign visitors starting in November,... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: US Consul Hosts 9/11 Memorial

Photos/Videos: US Consul Hosts 9/11 Memorial

U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette hosted a wreath laying ceremony today [Sept 11] at the U.S. Consulate to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to honor the individuals who lost their lives that day. Those in attendance included U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette, Premier David Burt, Mrs Kristin Burt, Governor... Read more of this article

Saltus Grammar School Honours 9/11 Victims

Saltus Grammar School Honours 9/11 Victims

This morning [Sept 10], Saltus Grammar School held a small ceremony in honour of those who perished in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, including Saltus alumni Boyd A. Gatton and Robert D Higley II, as well as Bermudian Rhondelle Tankard. Denise McAdoo, Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations said, “As... Read more of this article

Photos: U.S. Consulate Flag At Half Staff

Photos: U.S. Consulate Flag At Half Staff

The flag at the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda is now at half staff as a mark of respect for the U.S. service members, Afghan citizens and other victims killed in the terrorist attack yesterday [Aug 26] in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide bomber and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport, the AP reported. The attacks killed at least... Read more of this article

US Consul & Deputy Premier Observe Launch

US Consul & Deputy Premier Observe Launch

On August 10, U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and Deputy Premier Walter Roban visited the NASA Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island to observe launch operations of an Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft as it passed over Bermuda.“At 7:01 p.m. [AST], the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia launched a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying... Read more of this article