Gunpowder Plot Reception 2015
Acting Consul General Linda Rosalik hosted a reception on August 13 to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot. Descendants of the American Revolution and local historians attended.ALSO: Photos
Helix Opening 2015
On August 7, Acting Consul General Linda Rosalik participated in the official opening of Helix Laboratory, which is partnering with two U.S.
AMVER Awards 2015
Acting U.S. Consul General Linda Rosalik distributed U.S. Coast Guard awards to five Bermuda-registered companies whose ships participated in the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) System during 2014.ALSO: Story
KBB Beach Cleanup 2015
Cadets from the visiting U.S. Coast Guard Cutter “Eagle” volunteered to pick up trash at Elbow Beach on July 5 to Keep Bermuda Beautiful.ALSO: Photos
Consulate Night at the Library: Pariah
Acting Consul General Linda Rosalik hosted Consulate Night at the Library on June 17, screening the film “Pariah” for an enthusiastic audience.
Latest Headlines from the Consulate
1. The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2015, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane- and typhoon-prone regions begin preparations for the upcoming seasons now. more »
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.
We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Summer 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid).
Please visit http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://careers.state.gov/intern/student-internships for more information about the U.S. Department of State Summer 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is October 16, 2015.
Visit USAJOBS.gov to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Summer 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid).
We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
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. Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions & achievements of workers and symbolizes the end of summer. It is celebrated with parties and parades. In what century was the idea first proposed to honor workers?
- a. 18th
- b. 19th
- c. 20th
- d. 21st
2. Where was the first Labor Day celebration held?
- a. Chicago
- b. Boston
- c. Philadelphia
- d. New York City