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Bermuda’s Washington, D.C. Office Set to Open Next Week

HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Government of Bermuda will officially open a new office in Washington, D.C. during a reception on September 24th, 2009, Premier Dr. Ewart Brown announced today.

“In our 400th anniversary year, the opening of an office in Washington, D.C. is a watershed event for Bermuda,” Premier Brown said. “It will immeasurably strengthen the links between our two countries and position Bermuda well on critically important issues.”

Bermuda Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, U.S. Members of Congress and their staffs and members of the Obama Administration are among the guests expected to attend.

The proposed site, which overlooks Pennsylvania Avenue, is located seven blocks from Capitol Hill at 325 7th Street, NW in the “Liberty Place” office complex. Neighbouring facilities include the Federal Trade Commission, National Archives, the Newseum and the Canadian Embassy.

Secretary to the Cabinet Marc Telemaque is overseeing the opening of the Washington, D.C. office space. He also oversaw the search and opening of a similar Government of Bermuda office in London last year. The Cabinet Secretary is responsible for the management of both offices.

Staff appointments for the new office in Washington, D.C. are expected to be announced in the coming months.

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