Coast Guard begins Multi-Month Fisheries Enforcement Operation with Bermuda

PORTSMOUTH, Va. —U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan (WPC-1135) is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on April 6 as part of a multi-month fisheries enforcement operation in concert with the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Coast Guard, and Bermuda Police Services.  The cutter will be the first of three Coast Guard ships that will patrol seaward …

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“Coming your way, Bermuda!” – U.S. Consul General and Deputy Premier Observe NASA Rocket Launch from Bermuda’s Tracking Station

On August 10, U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and Deputy Premier Walter Roban visited the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island to observe launch operations of an Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft as it passed directly over Bermuda. At 7:01 p.m. (AST), the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia launched a …

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New U.S. 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 career Foreign Service Officer of over 20 years, Ms. Grissette recently served as the Executive Director of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington D.C., where she advised a presidentially appointed Board on the …

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Acting U.S. 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. Mr. Edwardsen will remain in the position until the arrival of a permanent successor later this summer.   A career Foreign Service Officer, Tom most recently managed the Assignments Division for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and the Bureau of …

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Acting U.S. Consul General Appointed to Bermuda

Alan Purcell Mr. Alan Purcell has been appointed to serve as the Acting U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. Acting Consul General Purcell is scheduled to assume his duties the week of January 25 – succeeding former Consul General Lee Rizzuto, who left the island on January 19. A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Purcell served most …

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Statement: U.S. Consul General Highlights Special US-Bermuda Relationship

Following a meeting with Hon. Premier David Burt earlier this week, U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto highlights the longstanding ties and positive relationship between the United States and Bermuda. “Rarely can you refer to a 400 – plus, year relationship that has exemplified the true meaning of bilateral relations,” says U.S. Consul General Rizzuto. Bermuda’s …

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U.S. Consul General Commemorates 51st Anniversary of NASA Apollo 11

U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto visited the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Bermuda Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island for the first time to commemorate the 51st anniversary of Apollo 11 – the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon – and the 30th anniversary year of the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble has expanded …

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