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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Consul General Dierman Celebrates Women’s History Month with CBP

Consul General Constance Dierman visited the airport this morning to speak with Customs Border Protection (CBP) officers and members of their Diversity Program about Women’s History Month and her background and experience as a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. During her remarks, CG Dierman highlighted a number of courageous women who were recognized …

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Annual Ceremony Commemorates American Soldiers

Consul General Dierman and Deputy Governor Alison Crocket joined thirty visiting members of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 in remembering American soldiers and prisoners of war on February 24. CG Dierman and the Deputy Governor unveiled a plaque presented by the Daughters of 1812, featuring names of 15 POWs who were laid …

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Primary School Transforms into Bermuda Black History Museum

Paget Primary School transformed into a Bermuda Black History Museum on Thursday, February 21. Consul General Dierman joined Premier David Burt, Sir John Swan, Minister of Education Diallo Rabain, special honorees, parents and other visitors on a student-led tour throughout the school which featured detailed exhibits of Bermuda’s heroes. Thank you to all students and …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrated in Bermuda

The Consulate participated in a series of events in partnership with the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Nov. 13 – 20. To highlight BEDC’s 10th anniversary of participating this global initiative, which is celebrated in over 150 countries, the Consulate invited two American speakers to participate in a series of Bermuda’s GEW activities. …

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Earth Day 2017

Consul General Koenig celebrated Earth Day 2017 with a series of activities at Bermuda’s GLOBE school, Paget Primary, on April 13. After the screening of Ocean Warriors: Episode 1, students took CG Koenig on a tour of the school’s compost gardens where they compile waste, building up soil for the garden plots on school grounds. …

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