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Premier: ‘Finally Does Justice After 116 Years’

Premier: ‘Finally Does Justice After 116 Years’

Premier David Burt tabled the Writ by which the Governor granted the posthumous pardon to Rev. Monk in the House of Assembly, saying it was a “decision made on the strength of the facts presented and one that finally does justice after 116 years.” “Just over a year ago I advised this Honourable House that I had invited the Governor,... Read more of this article

Posthumous Pardon Granted To Reverend Monk

Posthumous Pardon Granted To Reverend Monk

[Updated] Governor John Rankin has granted a posthumous pardon to the Reverend Charles Vinton Monk in accordance with Section 22 of the Constitution. “The Reverend Monk was convicted, imprisoned and fined in 1903 for publishing an article in the press on the living and working conditions of Jamaican nationals employed to work at the dockyard in... Read more of this article

National Museum Dockyard Clock Chimes Again

National Museum Dockyard Clock Chimes Again

Recent visitors to the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] may have noticed the reassuring chimes of the Dockyard Clock are back, faithfully alerting them to the time every fifteen minutes. Originally installed in the south turret of the Great Eastern Storehouse [now the Clocktower Shopping Mall], the mid-Victorian clock mechanism was made by John Moore... Read more of this article

Series Of Events To Highlight Emancipation Day

Series Of Events To Highlight Emancipation Day

A series of events will be hosted this month in the lead up to the Emancipation Day observances. A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, is encouraging the public to support a series of events being hosted this month in the lead up to the Emancipation Day observances. “Emancipation... Read more of this article

Randy Horton Featured On Football Book Cover

Randy Horton Featured On Football Book Cover

“Pele and Eusebio couldn’t have done it by themselves; there were the other black pioneers, some of whom predated Pele, who played major roles in making the NASL a great league. Among them were Bermudian Randy Horton, who played for the New York Cosmos and led the team to its first NASL title.” This is an extract from the recently... Read more of this article

‘Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour’ Being Held

‘Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour’ Being Held

Titan Express – in partnership with the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs – is getting set to present ‘The Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour,’ being held every Friday in July. A spokesperson said, “The story of Mary Prince is of significant importance to the history of emancipation, which took place in Bermuda on August... Read more of this article

Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution Talk

Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution Talk

The latest installment of the Department of Community and Cultural Affair’s Bermudian Heartbeats lecture series – a joint event in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda and the Bermuda College – saw historians Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Dr. Theodore Francis II and Alexandra Mairs-Kessler share the research for their new book Prudent Rebels:... Read more of this article

‘Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution’

‘Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution’

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Government of Bermuda and National Museum of Bermuda Press have recently launched a new publication, Prudent Rebels: Bermudians and the First Age of Revolution [1774-1849] by renowned Bermudian historian Dr. Clarence Maxwell, with contributions from Bermudian Dr. Theodore Francis II and Alexandra Mairs-Kessler. “Prudent... Read more of this article

Panel Discussion: The Pitt Report 41 Years Later

Panel Discussion: The Pitt Report 41 Years Later

This Thursday [May 30] a Panel Discussion will be held on ‘The Pitt Report, 41 Years Later,’ with the panelists to include Laverne Furbert, Cordell Riley, Rolfe Commissiong, Phil Perinchief, Alex Scott and John Barritt. A spokesperson said, “Former Premier Alex Scott, will join a dynamic panel discussion this Thursday, May, 30th at a public... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Celebrate World Heritage Day

Bermuda To Celebrate World Heritage Day

Tomorrow, 18th April, Bermuda will join 31 other UK UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many more such sites around the globe in recognizing World Heritage Day. “And against the backdrop of the devastating fire which consumed much of the historical Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai in Paris, the importance of preserving such significant cultural sites... Read more of this article

New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

The seventh compilation of Dr. Edward Harris’ Heritage Matters columns has now been published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press. The column ran weekly for ten years in local newspapers, bringing Dr. Harris’s passion for local heritage into almost every home in Bermuda. Heritage Matters 7 is a selection of essays exploring, illuminating... Read more of this article

‘Further Essays on Bermuda’s History’ Released

‘Further Essays on Bermuda’s History’ Released

Local author Jonathan Land Evans has released his latest book, titled ‘Further Essays on Bermuda’s History’, the latest entry in his ongoing series covering the island’s history. The author said, My latest book, Further Essays on Bermuda’s History, is now available for purchase through the bookstore section of Lulu.com, which... Read more of this article

Newest Volume Of BJAMH Available Online

Newest Volume Of BJAMH Available Online

National Museum of Bermuda Press has launched Volume 21 of the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History [BJAMH] which is available to purchase for download on the National Museum of Bermuda website [here]. The latest edition of the Journal comprises ten articles offering a diverse collection of historical and archaeological examinations of... Read more of this article