U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and the broader U.S. Consulate team welcomed guests to ‘Cedarhurst,’ the Consul General’s Official Residence, for a special End of Summer reception yesterday [Aug 31], featuring a performance by the Princeton University Tigertones.
A spokesperson said, “U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette thanked partner organizations and contacts for their engagement on shared interests with the U.S. Consulate. Through the reception, she and her colleagues renewed and expanded the Consulate’s connections with many valuable contacts and organizations on the island. Expressing her enthusiasm about representing the United States on the island, Consul General Grissette highlighted the special and close relationship between Bermuda and the United States.
“During welcome remarks, Consul General Grissette provided an overview of her role as the U.S. Consul General to Bermuda and shared recent priorities and engagements in partnership with the Government of Bermuda, non-profit organizations, and the international business sector.”
“The Consulate’s engagement with Bermuda spans many sectors including international business, law enforcement, border security, space exploration, climate change and education,”
Consul General Grissette noted. “During the past year, I have established and expanded the United States’ connections with government and international business leaders, engaged with the philanthropic community, and fostered relationships with those I am pleased to call new friends… With its natural beauty and welcoming community, my family and I are delighted to call Bermuda home.”
The spokesperson said, “The Princeton Tigertones have a longstanding tradition of entertaining audiences across Bermuda as part of their international tour before the start of their fall semester. The Princeton students’ program supports the U.S. Consulate’s #StudyWithUS campaign, aimed at increasing awareness among Bermudian students and their parents about the top-notch higher educational opportunities throughout the United States. Check out EducationUSA.state.gov for more information.”