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Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

A wreath laying was held at the HMS Jervis Bay memorial in Albuoy’s Point yesterday morning [March 17], with Chris Davison laying the wreath in memory of his father, Thomas Davison, a survivor of the Jervis Bay tragedy of 1940. In attendance were the Bermuda Sea Cadets, Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, Hamilton Town Crier Ed Christopher, Canon... Read more of this article

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO recently donated two antique electrical testing devices to the National Museum of Bermuda to add to the existing BELCO collection and items on permanent display at the ‘Progress of Power’ exhibit. The first piece of equipment is an ammeter from 1945 with the original instruction card included. The second item is a 500-volt insulation... Read more of this article

Scholar Speaks To Students About Mary Prince

Scholar Speaks To Students About Mary Prince

On Monday, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo attended a talk by visiting scholar Dr. Margot Maddison-MacFadyen at Clearwater Middle School. Dr. Maddison-MacFadyen was recently given a grant by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs to conduct research on one of Bermuda’s National Heroes, Mary Prince.Mary... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Girlguiding Bermuda Thinking Day

Photos/Video: Girlguiding Bermuda Thinking Day

[Updated with photos] Girlguiding Bermuda is holding their annual Thinking Day Service this afternoon [Feb 24] at the Anglican Cathedral. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live video has ended and the replay is belowThis year, Girlguiding Bermuda is celebrating 100 years of Guiding in... Read more of this article

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 21], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Dr. E.F. Gordon, Premier David Burt, Janeiro... Read more of this article

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

[Updated] Titan Express will be hosting an “African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour” on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9 from 10.00 to 1.00pm, with tours starting promptly from Hamilton Ferry Terminal. A spokesperson said, “Journey into an untold Legacy and join in on an Island Bus tour and discover the island of Bermuda true past... Read more of this article

Proposed Delisting: Hureka House In St David’s

Proposed Delisting: Hureka House In St David’s

The Ministry has proposed the delisting of a building of ‘Special Architectural and Historical Interest,’ noting that the wooden cottage in St. David’s has been deteriorating and is “now beyond repair.” This is according to a recent Official Government Notice, as the Minister “must before removing the historic monument... Read more of this article

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Friday, February 8th, 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the first meeting of the Progressive Group, in Flatts. That secret gathering began a 3+month process involving 18 people envisioning a better Bermuda and brainstorming strategies towards that end. As a result of that process, by mid-June 1959, the Theatre Boycott began,... Read more of this article

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is commemorating Black History Month by hosting two dinners that will celebrate prominent black Bermudians, Dame Jennifer Smith and Sir John Swan. A spokesperson said, “Dame Jennifer and Sir John, both former premiers of Bermuda, will each be honoured with a dinner at the hotel, open to the public. “Guests... Read more of this article

‘Tempest: Bermuda 1609′ Book Released

‘Tempest: Bermuda 1609′ Book Released

A new book — Tempest: Bermuda 1609 – takes a look back at the wrecking of the Sea Venture over 400 years ago. Written by S. Wright, the book’s description said, “Truth is stranger than fiction, and this book tells the true story of a group of people setting out for a new life in Virginia 1609. What followed defies the imagination.... Read more of this article

Museum Offers Free Admission In February

Museum Offers Free Admission In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February. “For over four decades, NMB has promoted the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of Bermuda’s cultural heritage through collecting practices, exhibitions, restoration projects, conservation, research, publications,... Read more of this article

B.U.T. Celebrates A Century Of Shaping Lives

B.U.T. Celebrates A Century Of Shaping Lives

[Written by Vejay Steede] Conceived at the gravesite of Miss Rosa Butterfield in 1919, the Bermuda Union of Teachers has forged a story to be celebrated, commemorated, and awed by. As the story goes: having grown utterly distraught by watching several of their colleagues in the teaching profession pass before their time [Miss Butterfield was just 43... Read more of this article

NMB’s Executive Director On Her First Year

NMB’s Executive Director On Her First Year

Elena Strong took the helm as Executive Director of the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB], in January 2018. The former Curator and Deputy Director of NMB, Ms. Strong has worked as a museum specialist for 15 years and holds a B.Sc. in Anthropology from University College London, and a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She first... Read more of this article