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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 Lalgie 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

Covid: U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 4″

Covid: U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 4″

The U.S. CDC has now moved Bermuda back to Level 4 which states there is a “Very High Level of Covid-19 in Bermuda” and advises that “travelers should avoid all travel to Bermuda.” A U.S. Consulate spokesperson said, “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] adjusted the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda, changing... Read more of this article

Covid: U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 2″

Covid: U.S. CDC Moves Bermuda To “Level 2″

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] adjusted the Travel Health Notice for Bermuda today [March 15], upgrading our status from Level 3 to Level 2 which states there is a “moderate level of Covid-19 in Bermuda.” Screenshot from the page on Bermuda as of today on the CDC website:  A U.S. Consulate spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Troy University To Host Virtual Open House

Troy University To Host Virtual Open House

Troy University — a public university located in Troy, Alabama — will host a virtual information session for Bermudians in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, EducationUSA and the U.S. Consulate General Hamilton. The event, led by Troy University’s International Admissions Office, is scheduled for Thursday, March 25, 2021 at... Read more of this article

US Consulate & CBP Donation Ceremony

US Consulate & CBP Donation Ceremony

The U.S. Consulate General and U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] hosted a small donation ceremony at the old LF Wade International Airport building where a supply of office furniture, monitors, printers and other IT equipment were presented to the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Customs Department.Acting U.S. Consul General... Read more of this article

Congressman Mentions Bermudian Grandfather

Congressman Mentions Bermudian Grandfather

While speaking in the U.S. Congress on a Bill to honour one time Bermuda resident Joseph Rainey, U.S Congressman G.K Butterfield mentioned his Bermudian grandfather, noting that he “lived his entire life in St. George.” Congressman Butterfield — whose father Dr. G. K. Butterfield Sr emigrated from Bermuda in the early 1900s —... Read more of this article