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U.S. Consulate & CBP Donate Water Supply

U.S. Consulate & CBP Donate Water Supply

The U.S. Consulate General Hamilton and U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] agency have donated a supply of bottled water to “support Covid-19 relief efforts as the Government continues to combat the spread of the virus.”U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and CBP Port Director Cletus William expressed their appreciation to the Government,... Read more of this article

OBA Meet With New US Consul General

OBA Meet With New US Consul General

Opposition Leader Cole Simons and other members of the One Bermuda Alliance today met with the new US Consul General to Bermuda, Karen Grissette during a courtesy visit. An OBA spokesperson said, “During the meeting which lasted over an hour, the overarching objective was to keep the lines of communication open with the new counsel and to highlight... Read more of this article

Premier Welcomes New US Consul General

Premier Welcomes New US Consul General

Premier David Burt welcomed the new US Consul General, Karen Grisette last week. Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “Welcomed the new US Consul General Ms. Karen Grisette to Bermuda last week. I look forward to continuing the good working relationship and strengthening the connections between the United States and Bermuda.”  Read More →

Covid-19: U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 1″

Covid-19: U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 1″

The U.S. CDC has improved the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda to Level 1 which states there is a “Low Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda,” and is, in effect, the best ranking the CDC can give. A spokesperson said, “Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] adjusted the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda, de-escalating Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Coast Guard Cutter ‘Eagle’

Photos & Video: Coast Guard Cutter ‘Eagle’

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived in Bermuda this week as part of its 2021 summer training deployment, mooring along Front Street in Hamilton.The Eagle will be open for free public tours with social distancing in place on the following dates and times:Sunday, July 11, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 13,... Read more of this article

Governor Lalgie Welcomes US Consul General

Governor Lalgie Welcomes US Consul General

Governor Rena Lalgie welcomed the new U.S. Consul General, Karen Grissette to Government House yesterday [July 8]. The Government House posted the photo below online, saying: “On 8 July 2021 Her Excellency the Governor was pleased to receive at Government House Ms Karen Grissette, the newly appointed US Consul General to Bermuda.” The Governor... Read more of this article

New US Consul General Appointed To Bermuda

New US Consul General Appointed To Bermuda

The U.S. Department of State has appointed Karen Grissette to serve as the next, full-time, U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The U.S. Department of State has appointed Karen Grissette to serve as the next, full-time, U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. A career Foreign Service Officer of over 20 years, Ms. Grissette recently served... Read more of this article

Photos: US Customs Dedication Ceremony

Photos: US Customs Dedication Ceremony

Premier David Burt, Governor Rena Laigie and Acting U.S. Consul General Thomas Edwardsen attended the dedication ceremony for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Preclearance Operations at the L.F. Wade International Airport. Premier Burt said, “I had the honour of speaking at the Customs Border Protection Facility dedication ceremony at the... Read more of this article

Consulate Observe 9 Minute, 29 Seconds Silence

Consulate Observe 9 Minute, 29 Seconds Silence

One year after George Floyd was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda observed 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silence to “honor his life” and to “acknowledge how far we need to go for a more just and equal United States.” The U.S Consulate tweeted the photo below, saying: “For... Read more of this article

Column: Biden’s Comments, Business & More

Column: Biden’s Comments, Business & More

[Opinion column written by Vic Ball] US President Joe Biden recently attacked Bermuda in his first speech at the joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. He is now added to the long list of US Presidents who have criticized our island for sheltering US corporations from paying their fair share of federal taxes to the American treasury. His exact... Read more of this article

Acting US Consul General Appointed To Bermuda

Acting US Consul General Appointed To Bermuda

Mr. Tom Edwardsen will assume Acting Consul General responsibilities on May 7, succeeding Mr. Alan Purcell who departed the island this week. A spokesperson said, “Mr. Tom Edwardsen will assume Acting Consul General responsibilities on May 7, succeeding Mr. Alan Purcell who departed the island this week. Mr. Edwardsen will remain in the position until... Read more of this article

Video: US President Biden Mentions Bermuda

Video: US President Biden Mentions Bermuda

[Updated] Marking the second time he has mentioned the island during a speech this month, U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned Bermuda during his Presidential Address to Congress last night [April 28], claiming that “a lot of companies also evade taxes through tax havens in Switzerland and Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.”Speaking last night... Read more of this article

Video: US President Biden Mentions Bermuda

Video: US President Biden Mentions Bermuda

Speaking during a recent press briefing, U.S. President Joe Biden said he has “proposed a global minimum tax” which means “companies aren’t going to be able to hide their income in places like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, in tax havens.” President Biden said, “I’ve also proposed a global minimum tax, which is being proposed... Read more of this article