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  Bermuda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bermuda (fully, The Bermuda Islands, alias The Somers Isles) is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the North Atlantic Ocean, situated around 640 miles (975 km) off the coast of the United States.
Bermuda is located in the North Atlantic Ocean roughly 580 nautical miles (1074 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and roughly 590 nautical miles (1093 kilometers) southeast of Martha's Vineyard.
Bermuda's culture is strongly influenced by the British colonists who came to the island and the Americans who are the closest country geographically.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bermuda   (2561 words)

 Politics of Bermuda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A third party, the Bermuda Democratic Party (BDP), was formed in the summer of 1967 with a splinter group from the PLP as a nucleus; it disbanded in 1970.
Bermuda's first election held on the basis of universal adult suffrage and equal voting took place on 22 May 1968; previously, the franchise had been limited to property owners and those above the age of 21.
Bermuda is divided in 9 parishes and 2 municipalities*; Devonshire, Hamilton, Hamilton*, Paget, Pembroke, Saint George*, Saint Georges, Sandys, Smiths, Southampton, Warwick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Bermuda   (1919 words)

 Bermuda (08/06)
Bermuda was discovered in 1503 by a Spanish explorer, Juan de Bermudez, who made no attempt to land because of the treacherous reef surrounding the uninhabited islands.
Bermuda is the oldest self-governing overseas territory in the British Commonwealth.
Bermuda has enjoyed steady economic prosperity since the end of World War II, although the island experienced a mild recession in 2001-02, paralleling the recession in the U.S. Bermuda enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5375.htm   (3457 words)

 Bermuda travel guide - Wikitravel
Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Caribbean, off the coast of North America east of North Carolina.
Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for the infant English colony of Virginia.
Bermuda receives many visits from cruise ships during the summer months, with most ships operating from the ports of Baltimore, Boston, Bayonne, New York, Norfolk, Miami/Ft Lauderdale, and Philadelphia on the eastern seaboard of the United States.
wikitravel.org /en/Bermuda   (3439 words)

 Bermuda's Beaches
Only in all the islands of Bermuda, the islands of the Bahamas including Harbour Island and at least five places in Scotland is the sand pink, but not because of the warm water corals.
The sewage problem arises because Bermuda is both physically isolated and one of the most densely populated countries in the world per square mile, yet with no sewage farms to treat sewage on land instead of at sea, as other countries do.
Bermuda has strict laws against ships pumping their bilges off Bermuda so the problem is not as bad as it once was.
www.bermuda-online.org /beaches.htm   (3095 words)

 Bermuda (Offshore Jurisdictions)
Bermuda is an island group located in the Atlantic ocean some 570 nautical miles due east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Bermuda's banks are very conservative: loans typically constitute less than 15% of total deposits, creating a very low loan portfolio exposure.
Bermuda is a good offshore location for U.S. clients located along the Atlantic coast, as there are daily flights from most major cities to Bermuda.
www.assetprotectionbook.com /bermuda.htm   (586 words)

 Bermuda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"The national flag of Bermuda is composed of a red background with the Union Flag (or Jack) in the upper left corner and the Bermuda coat of arms in the lower fly.
In the current issue of BR20 (and based on a flag of 60 units x 120 units) the shield is centred on the fly half, is 34 units high x 27 units across with the square being 25 units deep.
Bermuda uses her coat of arms as per all British colonies for the Governor's standard ie: the badge placed on a white disc surrounded by a garland in the centre of the Union Flag.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/bm.html   (1222 words)

 Experience Bermuda - Official Website of the Bermuda Hotel Association
Bermuda is in the business of helping business to thrive with business-friendly tax and regulatory laws, as well as a sophisticated infrastructure.
Bermuda's charming cottages are often scattered across a sprawling beautifully landscaped estate, some with beachfront or waterfront views.
Bermuda hotels range from small romantic properties, to larger hotels offering a full range of services and facilities, Bermuda's fine variety of hotels will please the most discriminating traveler.
www.experiencebermuda.com   (685 words)

 About Bermuda
But in years gone by, Bermuda waters were well known for more than their beauty to the earliest navigators who had business in the New World..
Although most of the settlers continued on their way in a vessel they built while they were stranded on Bermuda, there have been people living here since that visit, and Bermuda’s character as a British colony was established.
Their shipbuilding skills were well known – Bermuda sloops were known as the fastest things on the sea.
www.bermuda.com /aboutbermuda   (514 words)

 GlobaLex - Finding the Law in Bermuda Guide
Bermuda, the oldest self-governing colony of the United Kingdom is one of the last few remaining Dependent Territories.
Bermuda has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, coupled with an excellent reputation for business, particularly in the insurance and reinsurance arena, which is second only to London.
Lawyers may qualify in any Commonwealth country and be called to the Bar in Bermuda, or they may study abroad and complete their studies in Bermuda.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/Bermuda.htm   (362 words)

 Bermuda Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Sunshine, cruise ships, Bermuda shorts and some 150 islands beckon you to the middle of nowhere.
Think Bermuda and images of tidy pastel cottages, professional gents in ties and shorts, pink-sand beaches, and quintessential British traditions like cricket matches and afternoon tea spring to mind.
Disclaimer: We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/north-america/bermuda   (129 words)

 Islands.com | Bermuda
It could be said that Bermuda is the Caribbean for those who don't want to travel to the West Indies.
Bermudians, of course, will gently point out that their beloved islands are not in the Caribbean at all but in the Atlantic, about 900 miles east of North Carolina, as the seagull flies.
Produced by a travel writer (and owned by Bermuda's daily newspaper), the site has more than 110 informative, well-written articles or sections, covering a wide range of topics, from history to a cost-of-living guide.
www.islands.com /bermuda   (787 words)

 Bermuda Triangle Mystery - Your online source -
It originally began in 1999 as the his massive database on the Bermuda Triangle until the publication of his book, Into the Bermuda Triangle.
Now it is also the personal website of the author, not only containing the Bermuda Triangle database but keeping everyone updated on his several other books, events and projects.
Any conclusions expressed are entirely those of the author unless noted, and do not imply endorsement from any bureau of investigation or government agency.
www.bermuda-triangle.org   (544 words)

 bermuda map and information page
Bermuda, a British overseas territory, is 893 miles (1437 km) east of Charleston, South Carolina.
Famed for Bermuda shorts, the original Bermuda Onion, and of course the Bermuda Triangle, this island's tourism has grown significantly over the last 50 years.
The Bermuda pages are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the island here.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/namerica/bm.htm   (381 words)

 HSBC in Bermuda
Chairman, Board of Directors: Joseph C.H. Johnson, J.P. Bank of Bermuda is a leading financial services company in Bermuda providing fund administration, trust, custody, asset management and banking services to institutions and individuals.
Most of Bank of Bermuda's operations in these overseas locations will be amalgamated with HSBC offices in 2004.
HSBC Asset Management Bermuda will be introduced in Bermuda in the fourth quarter of 2004 as the local arm of the HSBC Group’s global investment management business.
www.hsbc.com /hsbc/about_hsbc/international-networks/americas/bermuda   (375 words)

 Cruise Critic Destinations: Bermuda
Check out Bermuda's simple pleasures, from pink sandy beaches to gracious cottages to the world's greatest number of golf courses per square mile.
Bermuda's seaside capital features great shopping, pastel-colored buildings and police constables in Bermuda shorts.
Long known as a vacation destination for the "newly wed and nearly dead," Bermuda is now wooing younger, more active travelers with extraordinary excursions like these.
www.cruisecritic.com /ports/area.cfm?area=5   (143 words)

 Bermuda Shorts Webcam - Bermuda At A Glance!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The camera is located at Cavendish Heights, Devonshire Parish, Bermuda, and is situated inside the house, pointing out of a screened window - thus, the picture may not always be completely clear.
In the background, you will see the Bermuda College, which is actually quite a distance from this location...
When the camera FINALLY goes back up on the roof, however, it will be sealed in a weather-proof case, which means it can operate continually, with a view of Hamilton Harbour.
www.bermudashorts.bm /glencam   (133 words)

Bermuda is an archipelago of about 360 small islands, 580 mi (934 km) east of North Carolina.
In 1968, Bermuda was granted a new constitution, its first prime minister, and autonomy, except for foreign relations, defense, and internal security.
The predominantly white United Bermuda Party has retained power in four elections against the opposition—the fl-led Progressive Labour Party—although Bermuda's population is 58% fl.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108106.html   (334 words)

 Bermuda International One Design Fleet
The Bermuda International One Design Fleet is the oldest actively raced sailing fleet in Bermuda, with a history of over 60 years of competitive world-class racing.
The Bermuda IOD Fleet’s racing schedule spans March to November each year, and includes over 30 events.
The IOD is the boat of choice for the prestigious Swedish Match Racing Bermuda Gold Cup held each year in Hamilton Harbour.
www.iodfleet.bm   (220 words)

 Bermuda Stock Exchange
Hamilton, Bermuda – 1 August 2005: The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) is pleased to announce that it has been granted Designated Investment Exchange (DIE) status by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) with effect from 1 September 2005.
Hamilton, Bermuda: September 1, 2006 -- The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) has today been advised that in August 2006 the Bank’s Stock Option Trust bought 259,568 shares at an average price of BD$59.45 which are intended to be used to satisfy the Bank's obligations in respect of the Officers' and Employees Stock Option Plans.
Hamilton, Bermuda: September 1st, 2006 – The Bermuda Insurance Index Advisory Committee today announced that pursuant to Section 4.4 of the Ground Rules for the Management of the BSX Bermuda Insurance Index, Scottish Re Group Limited.
www.bsx.com   (448 words)

 Bermuda Monetary Authority - Welcome
The Authority is responsible for the licensing, supervision and regulation of financial institutions including those conducting deposit-taking, insurance, investment and trust business in Bermuda.
It is also the issuing authority for Bermuda’s bank notes and coinage, as well as providing a range of services and advice to Government on company incorporations and on banking and other financial and monetary matters.
The Authority encourages high standards of compliance and works with Government and industry professionals to ensure that Bermuda’s reputation as a quality international financial centre is protected.
www.bma.bm   (130 words)

Driving in Bermuda is on the left side of the road and the roads are very narrow, often with no defined shoulder.
The maximum speed limit in Hamilton is 25 kph (15 mph) and 35 kph (21 mph) on the rest of the island.
Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime, prosecutable in the United States.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1067.html   (1655 words)

In this section "the qualifying date" means, in relation to any person, such date as may be prescribed by law as the date with ref­erence to which that person's qualifications for registration shall be as­certained for the purposes of the preparation or revision of a register of electors for the constituency concerned.
Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the executive authority of Bermuda may be exercised on behalf of Her Majesty by the Governor, either directly or through officers subordinate to him.
There shall be a Cabinet for Bermuda which shall consist of the Premier and, subject to the provisions of section 64 of this Constitu­tion, not less than six other Ministers appointed in accordance with sec­tion 58 of this Constitution.
www.cmseducation.org /wconsts/bermuda.html   (14879 words)

 Bermuda.com - Home
The colours of celebration truly come to life at the beginning of the month when locals trumpet either end of the island in a two day cricket match called Cup Match.
On the streets, blue and red ribbons are proudly displayed as locals honk their horns to the runs announced over the telecast.
September 2 is the 11th Annual Bermuda International Sand Sculpture Competition.
www.bermuda.com   (376 words)

 Bermuda Shorts - A great place to discover Bermuda!
The folks who hang out there have a deep love for the island and are always willing to share their experiences - from where to stay, what to see and what to do while vacationing in Bermuda.
Everyone is encouraged to share their Bermuda pictures with the world - it's easy and...
Bermuda Shorts has documented daily weather information, since 1996, in an effort to determine the probability of weather conditions for any day or month of the year.
www.bermudashorts.bm   (267 words)

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