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U.S. Consul General Rizzuto Meets CBP Team

U.S. Consul General Rizzuto Meets CBP Team

Newly appointed U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Lee Rizzuto was introduced to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection [CBP] team this morning at the L.F. Wade International airport. U.S. Consul General Rizzuto assumed his duties on July 16 – succeeding former Consul General Constance M. Dierman who left the island in June. The US Consulate Hamilton... Read more of this article

Premier Welcomes New US Consul General

Premier Welcomes New US Consul General

Premier David Burt — wearing Somerset colours — welcomed the new US Consul General, Lee Rizzuto to the Cabinet Office today. Premier Burt tweeted the photo below, saying: “This morning I welcomed the incoming US Consul General, Lee Rizzuto to the Cabinet Office. We discussed the on-going efforts to strengthen the long-standing relationship... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul General Visits Tracking Station

U.S. Consul General Visits Tracking Station

U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto visited the NASA Bermuda Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island for the first time to commemorate the 51st anniversary of Apollo 11 and the 30th anniversary year of the Hubble Space Telescope.A spokesperson said, “U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto visited the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s [NASA] Bermuda... Read more of this article

Governor Welcomes New U.S. Consul General

Governor Welcomes New U.S. Consul General

Governor John Rankin welcomed new U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto and his wife Denise Rizzuto to Government House this morning [July 17]. A spokesperson said, “The Governor was today pleased to receive at Government House Mr Lee Rizzuto Jr, the new US Consul General to Bermuda, and his wife, Denise. The Governor said: “It was a pleasure to meet... Read more of this article

New U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto Arrives

New U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto Arrives

Newly appointed U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Lee Rizzuto has arrived on the island. A spokesperson said, “Newly appointed U.S. Consul General to Bermuda Lee Rizzuto arrived in Bermuda and assumed his duties on July 16 – succeeding former Consul General Constance M. Dierman who left the island in June. “As Principal Officer, Mr. Rizzuto... Read more of this article

Social Justice BDA Present Petition To Governor

Social Justice BDA Present Petition To Governor

Social Justice Bermuda presented their petition – “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General” – to Governor John Rankin this evening at Government House. The petition — which received more than 93,000 signatures – states, “Bermuda is a small 21 square mile rock in the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: “We Take Action Again” Protest

Photos & Video: “We Take Action Again” Protest

[Updated with photos] The “We Take Action” protest is taking place this afternoon [June 3], with people gathering at the Arboretum with plans to march to the U.S. Consulate in Devonshire. You can tune in and watch live below, and view our coverage of the first ‘We Take Action’ march held earlier this week here. The 55-minute live video... Read more of this article

Traffic Diversions “Due To Protest Activity”

Traffic Diversions “Due To Protest Activity”

The police are advising the public that there will be traffic diversions in the Middle Road, Devonshire area this afternoon [June 3] ”due to protest activity in the area of the US Consulate.” A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service would like to advise the motoring public that due to protest activity in the area of the... Read more of this article

Over 35,000 Signatures On BLM/Rizzuto Petition

Over 35,000 Signatures On BLM/Rizzuto Petition

[Updated] The “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General” online petition has attained over 25,000 signatures in the past two days, with the petition having the stated aim of “letting the world know that our 21 square miles has no more space for racists and we reject Rizzuto.” Screenshot from... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: “We Take Action” March

Photos & Videos: “We Take Action” March

“21 square miles, no space for racism,” “Black Lives Matter” and “Reject Rizzuto” were some of the terms chanted as the “We Take Action” protest took place yesterday [June 1], with people gathering outside the U.S. Consulate in Devonshire. The march followed after it was announced that Lee Rizzuto —... Read more of this article

Online Petition: Reject Rizzuto & Support BLM

Online Petition: Reject Rizzuto & Support BLM

An online petition – titled “Bermuda Solidarity with BLM & Rejection of Rizzuto Appointment as US Consul General”– has started, with an aim to “let the world know that our 21 square miles has no more space for racists and we reject Rizzuto.” The petition said, “Bermuda is a small 21 square mile rock in... Read more of this article

Trump Admin Appoint Lee Rizzuto To Bermuda

Trump Admin Appoint Lee Rizzuto To Bermuda

Lee Rizzuto– which CNN described as “Trump’s failed nominee to be ambassador to Barbados, who previously spread fringe conspiracy theories and unfounded attacks about Trump’s political opponents” — has been announced as the “next Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Bermuda.” The U.S. Department... Read more of this article