New Bermuda office in D.C. likely open this Fall

WASHINGTON – The Government of Bermuda has found a location for its new Washington, D.C. office.

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. Neighboring facilities include the Federal Trade Commission, National Archives, the Newseum and the Canadian Embassy.

Premier Dr. Ewart Brown, just back from Washington, D.C. yesterday, updated House of Assembly Members on the latest developments. He said: “The site will provide the opportunity for use by Government Ministers and senior officials and our hope is to provide a localized source of information and key contact personnel at the disposal of Congressional staffers charged with briefing and preparing legislators.

“I expect that the negotiations will be completed within a month and a lease executed for a period reflective of the seriousness with which we view this undertaking.”

Secretary to the Cabinet Marc Telemaque is overseeing the opening of the new 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.

“The opening of an office in Washington, D.C. for the Government of Bermuda is a watershed event,” Premier Brown said. “It will immeasurably strengthen the links between our two countries and position Bermuda well for this historic Administration and beyond.”

The Premier told Members in the House of Assembly the goal is to officially open the office in September of this year.

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