U.S. Consulate General Launches Campaign Promoting U.S. Higher Education

United States Consul General Karen Grissette welcomed education partners, stakeholders, and special guests to her residence to develop education partnerships in support of the Consulate’s upcoming Study with “US” campaign Wednesday evening. To reinforce the longstanding educational exchange ties between the United States and Bermuda, the U.S. Consulate built support for the upcoming launch of …

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U.S. Coast Guard Reviews Successful Enforcement Operation with Bermuda

U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette supported a visit this week by Rear Admiral Shannon Gilreath, Commander of the United States Coast Guard’s Mid-Atlantic Region.  The visit following the completion of a successful fisheries enforcement operation earlier this year in partnership with the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Coast …

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U.S. Consul General Hosts 2022 Independence Day Reception Aboard U.S. Coast Guard Eagle

The U.S. Consulate hosted a glittering reception aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ‘Eagle’ to celebrate the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States and the longstanding, special U.S.-Bermuda relationship.    U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette welcomed Her Excellency Governor Rena Lalgie, Honorable Premier David Burt, Honorable Opposition Leader Cole Simons, Honorable Ministers, Members of …

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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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