On March 7, U.S. Consul General Bob Settje participated in a press conference with Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy to promote a free, online course on entrepreneurship offered through the State Department by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Consul General Settje said, “Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), most of which are developed in the United States, are gaining popularity around the world, and the U.S. Consulate is pleased to be able to introduce the concept to Bermuda.”
Jamaican Society 2014
On February 25, Consular Officer Adam Vogelzang spoke at the monthly meeting of the Jamaican Society of Bermuda about the mission of the U.S. Consulate here. He also answered questions pertaining to immigrant and non-immigrant visas.
Midshipman Dale 2014
On February 22, Consul General Bob Settje laid a wreath at a ceremony commemorating the 199th anniversary of the death of American Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale, the last casualty of the War of 1812, who died and was buried in Bermuda. For the first time since the 1960s, descendants of Midshipman Dale attended the ceremony.ALSO: Story
Bermuda Bar Association 2014
On February 14, the CG spoke as part of the Bermuda Bar Association’s (BBA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) series, giving insight into his career experiences and the role of the Consulate in Bermuda, followed by Q&A.
Latest Headlines from the Consulate
U.S. citizens can now get a record of their past tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service. Go to: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript
The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. more »
From April 30 through May 25, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will roll out a new electronic I-94 process at air and sea ports of entry. Under the new CBP process, which begins at L.F. Wade International Airport on May 14, a CBP officer will provide each admitted nonimmigrant traveler with an admission stamp on their passport. CBP will no longer issue a paper Form I-94 upon entry to U.S., with some exceptions. Learn more by reviewing this I-94 automation fact sheet. »
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.
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1. World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3 to raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. Animals that once roamed in abundance are becoming extinct. How much greater than normal is the rate of extinction because of humans?
- a. 10 times
- b. 100 times
- c. 1,000 times
- d. 10,000 times
2. How are humans contributing to extinction?
- a. Habitat destruction
- b. High resource consumption
- c. Wildlife trafficking
- d. All of the above