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Opinion:  “A Turning Point In Bermudian History”

Opinion: “A Turning Point In Bermudian History”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “People get ready, there’s a train comin’. You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board” – Curtis Mayfield Monday January 26, 2015 will be marked in history as a turning point in Bermudian history. 5,000 Bermudians of every age ethnicity gender and profession converged... Read more of this article

‘Life Before Enslavement’ Fundraising Workshop

‘Life Before Enslavement’ Fundraising Workshop

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB], in partnership with Ashay University founder Mwalimu Melodye Micere Van Putten, is getting set to host a workshop overview on the topic of ‘Life Before Enslavement’ on January 29, 2015 from 6.00pm through 8.00pm at the Leopard’s Club. Donations will be accepted at the door, allowing those... Read more of this article

$10 Bermuda Cruise On “Palatial Liner” In 1912

$10 Bermuda Cruise On “Palatial Liner” In 1912

A 1912 advertisement shows that Bermuda was as sought after a vacation destination in the early 20th century as it is today, with a trip to the island offered amid glowing praise for its beauty. “There is more beauty to the square foot in Bermuda than anywhere else in the world,” proclaims the ad, which offers a trip to Bermuda at a price... Read more of this article

Video: Marking 50th Anniversary Of BELCO Riots

Video: Marking 50th Anniversary Of BELCO Riots

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] will recognize the 50th anniversary of the BELCO Riots of 1965 on February 2, 2015, forming a special committee to put on a night of reflection. Speaking at a press conference yesterday [Jan 20], BIU President Chris Furbert said, “This year, 2015, marks 50 years of the BELCO Riots of 1965, so we’ve put... Read more of this article

Bermuda, Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

Bermuda, Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

“Bermuda, Bermuda, now you know the rest of the story,” ended a broadcast from Paul Harvey on his 1970′s radio series “The Rest of the Story,” following an enthusiastic telling of the tale of the founding of Bermuda in 1609. “The Rest of the Story” was a radio program originally hosted by Mr. Harvey that saw... Read more of this article

Online Book Showcases 400 Years Of History

Online Book Showcases 400 Years Of History

Bermuda 1609~2009, 400 Years — 400 Portraits – a 178-page book featuring portraits that detail the lives and endeavors of “400 of the most influential people that have helped to build and develop Bermuda over the last four centuries”  – is now available to view online in full, allowing anyone with an internet connection to... Read more of this article

We Can All Learn From The Example Of MLK

We Can All Learn From The Example Of MLK

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Born, Michael King Jr on January 15, 1929, MLK’s life was a journey of transformation. His father had declared independence as a teen; turning around a challenged background through perseverance and some luck. Daddy King changed their names to ‘Martin Luther’ – after the leader of the Reformation, which transformed... Read more of this article

Video: Geraldine Fitzgerald’s ‘Bermuda’ In 1962

Video: Geraldine Fitzgerald’s ‘Bermuda’ In 1962

There have been many odes to Bermuda written and sung over the years, with the songs generally brimming with praise for the island, its people, and its climate, but Geraldine Fitzgerald’s rendition of “Bermuda” in 1962 rather brings to mind visions of lost love and heartache. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1913, Ms. Fitzgerald made her... Read more of this article

Somerset Bridge And Southlands Now Listed

Somerset Bridge And Southlands Now Listed

The Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy today [Jan 8] advised that Somerset Bridge — the smallest drawbridge in the world – has officially been designated as a Grade HM Structure [Historic Monument] and Southlands has been designated as a Grade 2 Listed Building. This follows a period of public consultation ending 31 December 2014. There... Read more of this article

Video: A Bermuda Cruise Vacation In 1936

Video: A Bermuda Cruise Vacation In 1936

Bermuda has long been a vacation destination, with this 1936 video highlighting some of the favorite spots on the island for cruise ship passengers arriving aboard the SS Berengaria. The video opens by highlighting the vessel itself, quickly showing the stark differences – and some of the similarities – between the 1936 Berengaria and modern... Read more of this article


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