U.S. Consulate hosts Movie Nights at the National Library honoring Black History Month

The Bermuda National Library and the U.S. Consulate will host two movie screenings in honor of Black History Month at the National Library on Queen Street on Tuesday, February 7 and 21. The National Library will screen Freedom Riders on February 7 at 6:00 p.m. and Red Tails on February 21 at 6:00 p.m. Freedom Riders, tells the story of

U.S. MILITARY GIFTS FOUR VEHICLES TO RBR

The Royal Bermuda Regiment – Public Relations Office       MEDIA RELEASE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 U.S. MILITARY GIFTS FOUR VEHICLES TO RBR The U.S. military will next week hand over three refurbished vans and a truck to the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR). The vehicles, three Toyota vans and an Isuzu truck, were formerly based at a U.S. Navy

Free Film Festival at BUEI Focuses on Ocean Themes

For Immediate Release November 2, 2016 Free Film Festival at BUEI Focuses on Ocean Themes The U.S.  Consulate is partnering with the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) to sponsor a film festival focusing on oceans.  The Our Ocean, One Future Film Festival will feature six films focusing on issues ranging from the impact of global warming to marine species preservation.  

New U.S. Regulations Permit the Importation of Cuban Products from Bermuda

For Immediate Release                                                                                                          October 20, 2016 New U.S. Regulations Permit the Importation of Cuban Products from Bermuda On October 14, the U.S. Treasury announced new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations which will permit travelers to the United States to import Cuban-origin merchandise from third countries, such as Bermuda, for personal use.  Previous regulations did

U.S. Consulate to Offer Absentee Voting Workshop at Chubb Building

The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda, will conduct a nonpartisan absentee voting workshop and registration drive for U.S. citizens residing in Bermuda on August 5, 2016 at: the Chubb Building (former Ace building) 17 Woodbourne Avenue From 11 Am – 2:30 PM The participants will be introduced to the Federal Voting Assistance program (FVAP) and will be able to

Bermudian Entrepreneur networks at “Awesome” Global Summit

THE U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL    For Immediate Release July 20, 2016 Bermudian Entrepreneur Networks at “Awesome” Global Summit For a young Bermudian entrepreneur looking to expand his business, it doesn’t get much better than networking and getting advice at a summit that featured President Barack Obama and the leaders of some of the world’s most successful high-tech companies. “It was awesome

U.S. Consulate Recognizes Local Shipping Companies with U.S. Coast Guard Awards

THE U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL    For Immediate Release July 14, 2016 U.S. Consulate Recognizes Local Shipping Companies with U.S. Coast Guard Awards   On July 14, the U.S. Consulate recognized five shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard’s (USCGC) voluntary search and rescue network, AMVER (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue).  Search and rescue authorities around the world

USCG Tall Ship Eagle to Visit Bermuda, Open for Free Public Tours

THE U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL    For Immediate Release July 6, 2016 U.S. COAST GUARD TALL SHIP EAGLE TO VISIT BERMUDA: OPEN FOR FREE, PUBLIC TOURS The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Wednesday, July 13 as part of its 2016 cadet summer training deployment.  The ship will be moored along Front Street, Hamilton. The

IRS Webinar Foreign Earned Income for US Overseas Taxpayers

On June 29, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m. local time, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar, “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers.” The webinar will cover requirements for claiming the foreign income exclusion; identifying which form to use: Form 2555 or 2555-EZ; specifying information to include on Form 2555 or 2555-EZ; and live Q&A with IRS subject matter

“Standing In The Shadows Of Motown” To Screen

The U.S. Consulate and the Adult Library will continue the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series at 6.00pm on Thursday, June 16 with a screening of “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.” The film is a documentary that recounts the story of The Funk Brothers, the uncredited studio musicians who recorded and performed on Motown’s recordings

CONNOR BURNS TO ATTEND GES SUMMIT IN USA

The U.S. Consulate has announced that Connor Burns, co-founder of Bermuda Aerial Media, has been invited to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit [GES] from June 22 to June 24 in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Burns will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, speakers, and leaders in entrepreneurship. A spokesperson said, “Mr. Burns was selected

U.S. Consulate’s Bermuda international exchange visitor returns

HAMILTON, BERMUDA For Immediate Release May 26, 2016 U.S. CONSULATE’S BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE VISITOR RETURNS The U.S. Consulate’s first participant in a Multiregional Project through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Mrs. Kelly Madeiros, has returned from a Department of State-funded visit to the United States looking at disability rights. Mrs. Madeiros is a Coordinator at the Department of Court

U.S.-Bermuda Exchange Program Looks at Disability Rights

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION & THE AMERICAN CONSULATE GENERAL For Immediate Release May 23, 2016 PRESS INVITATION U.S.-Bermuda Exchange Program Looks at Disability Rights WHEN:          11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 WHERE:       A. B. Place Press Centre, Global House, Church Street U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig and Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment, the Hon. Jeanne Atherden, JP,

U.S. Consul General Koenig invites Americans to Town Hall Meeting

CONSULATE GENERAL      U.S. Consul General Koenig Invites American Citizens to Town Hall Meeting U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig will hold a town hall meeting for American citizens at her official residence, Cedarhurst, 33 Wilkinson Avenue, Hamilton Parish, on Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 5:30-7:30 PM. For space reasons, attendance will be limited to the first 120 American citizens

U.S. Consulate brings Child Abuse Expert to Bermuda

HAMILTON, BERMUDA For Immediate Release April 27, 2016 U.S. CONSULATE BRINGS CHILD ABUSE EXPERT TO BERMUDA Professor Susan Kreston, an international expert on crimes against children, will visit Bermuda from May 3 – 5 on a speaker program under sponsorship of the U.S. Consulate.  While here, Prof. Kreston will meet with NGOs and government entities to discuss a range of

Bermuda’s first Fishackathon a success

HAMILTON, BERMUDA For Immediate Release April 24, 2016 Bermuda’s First Fishackathon a Success Bermuda coders and science enthusiasts of all ages convened at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) last weekend to develop tools to address sustainable fishing issues.  It was the first time that Bermuda has participated in the U.S. Department of State’s annual Fishackathon, which began three

Bermuda Gearing up for Fishackathon 2016

HAMILTON, BERMUDA For Immediate Release April 19, 2016 Bermuda Gearing up for Fishackathon 2016 The U.S. Department of State’s third annual Fishackathon begins on Friday, Earth Day, in 40 locations around the world, including Bermuda.  Fishackathon Bermuda was made possible through the generosity of local sponsors, including ABIR, Conyers Dill & Pearman, CCS Group, the Bermuda Business Development Agency, PwC,

Game on for Bermuda’s first Fishackathon

For Immediate Release April 6, 2016 Game On For Bermuda’s First Fishackathon The excitement is building as Bermuda prepares to join 43 sites around the world this month to participate in Fishackathon 2016.  Registration is still open and participation is free. Fishackathon is a two-day event beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 and concluding at 2:00 p.m. on

Important Update to Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and travel to the US

For Immediate Release March 29, 2016 Important Update to the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the U.S. U.S. Consulate in Hamilton issued a press-release yesterday about a requirement for individuals who travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  The requirement to have a valid electronic passport pertains only to citizens of the 38 countries participating

Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the U.S.

Hamilton, Bermuda For Immediate Release March 28, 2016 Important Reminder on the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA and Travel to the U.S. The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton wishes to remind those who are able to travel to the United States via the Visa Waiver Program that as of April 1, 2016, they must have a valid electronic passport.  This rule applies

Bermuda to Host first Fishackathon

For Immediate Release Calling All Coders, Designers & Fisheries Experts: Bermuda to Host First Fishackathon Bermuda will be one of more than 40 locations worldwide to host “Fishackathon,” a two-day event on April 22-24 where techies and environmentalists of all ages are encouraged to join forces with their communities to create new applications and tools to address challenges related to

U.S. Consulate and Human Rights Commission to screen “Big Dream” on March 8

For Immediate Release March 1, 2016 U.S. CONSULATE & HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO SCREEN “BIG DREAM” ON MARCH 8 On March 8, to celebrate International Women’s Day, the U.S. Consulate and the Bermuda Human Rights Commission will be screening the documentary film, “Big Dream,” produced by The Big Dream Movement.  The film is the story of seven young women from

Consulate to Discuss U.S. Work/Travel Options for Bermudians

For Immediate Release February 25, 2016 Consulate to Discuss U.S. Work/Travel Options for Bermudians Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig will host two information sessions about exchange opportunities available to young Bermudians to work and travel in the United States.  The sessions are open to young people from any school in Bermuda and their parents. The first session will be at

U.S. Consulate names first international exchange visitor

For Immediate Release February 9, 2016 U.S. CONSULATE NAMES FIRST INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE VISITOR The U.S. Consulate and the U.S. Embassy in London have selected Kelly Madeiros to attend an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the United States on the topic of disability rights.  Mrs. Madeiros is the Coordinator of the Department of Court Services.   She was instrumental in developing

American Cultural Envoys to visit Bermuda

U.S. Consulate Hamilton, Bermuda For Immediate Release January 13, 2016 American Cultural Envoys to Visit Bermuda The U.S. Consulate in Hamilton is pleased to announce that Huntertones, a Brooklyn-based band, will be in Bermuda as part of their 2016 international music tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  The group will be performing at several venues in Bermuda from

International student enrollment in the U.S. up ten percent to nearly one million

The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased ten percent to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014/15 academic year, the highest in 35 years and almost 90,000 more than the previous year, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released on November 16.  The report is published annually by the

Statement by Secretary Kerry on the attacks in Paris

I share President Obama’s outrage and sadness over the terrorist attacks tonight in Paris. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this assault on innocent people, going about their lives.  And I am deeply concerned by ongoing reports of hostages. These are heinous, evil, vile acts.  Those of us who can must do everything in our power

Statement by the President on the situation on Paris

THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening, everybody.  I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight.  Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.  This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the

Virtual College Fair

The U.S. Consulate is pleased to announce the online EducationUSA Virtual College Fair for international youth on November 18, 2015. Open to anyone who has an Internet connection, the virtual fair will be available in an interactive Internet environment, offering potential students access to more than 125 U.S. institutions of higher learning. Click on EducationUSA.collegeweeklive.com to register.  Log in anytime

Movie Night, The Entrepreuners

The U.S. Consulate and the Adult Library will continue the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series in November with screenings of both parts of “The Entrepreneurs.” The Adult Library will screen Part 1: Feed Granola and Spanx Shapeware on November 18 at 6:00 p.m. and Part 2: TOMS Shoes and Frontera Foods on November 23 at

Commemorating the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot – 240th Anniversary Celebrations Open to Public

Members of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) will be in Bermuda next week to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot.  Three scheduled ceremonies will be open to the public, designed to bring attention to Bermuda’s role in the American Revolution

US Consulate recognizes local companies with US Coast Guard awards

On July 24, the U.S. Consulate recognized five shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard’s (USCGC) voluntary search and rescue network, AMVER (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue).  Search and rescue authorities around the world use the voluntary ship reporting system to assist ships and aircraft in distress at sea. In 2014, there were a record

US Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle to visit Bermuda

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Saturday, July 4 as part of its 2015 cadet summer training deployment.  The ship will be moored along Front Street, Hamilton. The Eagle will be open for free public tours on the following dates and times: Saturday, July 4          1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July

Incoming Consul General to Bermuda

Mary Ellen Noonan Koenig, a career diplomat in the United States Foreign Service, will arrive in Hamilton in late August to assume responsibilities as the U.S. Consul General to Bermuda.  Her most recent assignment was as the Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow where she oversaw one of the U.S. Government’s largest public diplomacy programs overseas which included

Consulate Night at the Library – Pariah

The U.S. Consulate General and the Adult Library will showcase another film as part of the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series.  Coming to the Library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1 7 will be “Pariah,” a very powerful film that addresses the struggles of a young woman to be accepted as a lesbian. “Pariah”

US Consul General invites American Citizens to a Town Hall meeting

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje will hold a town hall meeting for American citizens at his official residence, Cedarhurst, 33 Wilkinson Avenue, Hamilton Parish, on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 PM. For space reasons, attendance will be limited to the first 120 American citizens age 18 and over who register online at the U.S. Consulate website athttp://hamilton.usconsulate.gov, so the

US Consulate Night at the Library “You Belong to Me”

The U.S. Consulate General and the Adult Library will showcase another film as part of the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series.  Coming to the Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, will be “You Belong to Me,” a historical documentary produced by Jude Hagin and Hilary Saltzman. “You Belong to Me” tells the story

Official EducationUSA Reference Center Launch at Bermuda College

  The U.S. Consulate General, in partnership with Bermuda College, is proud to announce the opening of the first EducationUSA Reference Center in Bermuda on March 30, 2015, at the Counselling and Career Center at Bermuda College. EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world.  Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of

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