Consulate Movie Night April 2015
The Bermuda library hosted Consulate Night at the Library series on April 7, screening the film “You Belong to Me” to a packed house. Consul Mila Millman led a discussion of the film afterwards.
Education USA Centre 2015
The U.S. Consulate in partnership with Bermuda College, is proud to announce the opening of the1st EducationUSA Reference Center in Bermuda on March 30, 2015, at the Counselling & Career Center at Bermuda College.
Harvard Reception 2015
The Harvard Kroks, the Radcliffe Pitches, and Bermuda Institute's En Harmony entertained guests at a reception at Consul General Settje's residence on March 19th.ALSO: Photos
Economy Lecture at Seniors Center 2015
Consul General Bob Settje gave his perspective on Bermuda's economy to students at the Senior Learning Center on March 12.
Latest Headlines from the Consulate
1. The lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia on December 15, 2014, resulting in the deaths of two hostages, is a reminder that U.S. citizens should be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security. more »
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 6-18 month professional fellowship in the United States.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission was created by treaty on 22 September 1948. The Fulbright Program aims to foster mutual cultural understanding through educational exchange between the US and the UK. This it achieves through its Awards program for US and UK citizens and through its Advisory Service. More »
FATCA is an important development in U.S. efforts to combat tax evasion by U.S. persons holding investments in offshore accounts. Under FATCA, certain U.S. taxpayers holding financial assets outside the U.S. must report those assets to the IRS. FATCA will also require foreign financial institutions to report directly to the IRS certain information about financial accounts held by U.S. taxpayers, or by foreign entities in which U.S. taxpayers hold a substantial ownership interest. IRS Notice 2013-43 provides a six-month extension for when withholding will begin (i.e., payments after June 30, 2014) and for implementing new account opening procedures as well as related requirements to comply with FATCA. More »
Because of serious ongoing criminal activity of some permanent, organized, international gangs, along with growing concerns about gang-related crime in the United States, the Departments of State and Homeland Security have agreed that every application for entry to the United States by members of those gangs will be denied.
If you are an American citizen calling after regular business hours about an arrest, death or life threatening illness please call (441) 335-3828. Please note that this number is for emergencies only and not for routine inquiries. During regular business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), please call (441) 295-1342.
See April 22 update below.
The U.S. Consulate General in Hamilton, Bermuda, informs U.S. citizens of a public concern regarding the contamination of beaches. A scientific study conducted in 2013 by the University of Laval, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, the Bermuda Departments of Conservation, Health, and Environment, and the Bermuda Central Government Laboratory reports that ongoing discharge of raw sewage off Bermuda’s south coast causes intermittent contamination of the waters along the island’s south shore beaches, creating a public health hazard. More
* New! April 22 update.
Important Articles & Links
1. Earth Day is April 22. 1. Which of the following is true?
- a. Investing in diverse sources of energy helps ensure future economic growth and innovation as well as preserve the environment.
- b. Local solutions driven by innovation, science, and technology can help address future energy challenges.
- c. Investing in access to energy now is fundamental to ensuring sustainable growth for billions and a more prosperous global.
- d. All of the above.
2. Which of the following is false?
- a. Science and technology play a vital role in addressing shared global challenges including tackling health issues, dealing with climate change and promoting economic growth.
- b. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education fosters an environment that supports the use of science for decision making and is vital to reaping the full potential of advancements in science and technology.
- c. Science and technology do not contribute to understanding the world around us and creating innovative solutions for the future.
- d. A STEM educated workforce is critical to building enterprises that hasten global economic and social development.