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NMB Launches ‘Book Of The Month’ Programme

NMB Launches ‘Book Of The Month’ Programme

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] has launched a ‘Book of the Month’ programme, aiming to “inspire people in Bermuda and abroad to learn more about Bermuda’s history, cultural heritage, and the history of the Atlantic world.” A spokesperson said, “Education is central to NMB’s mandate, with formal and informal learning,... Read more of this article

Special Meeting Marks City’s 225th Anniversary

Special Meeting Marks City’s 225th Anniversary

Escorted by Town Crier Ed Christopher, Mayor Charles Gosling and his City Council attended their first meeting of 2020 on this, the 225th anniversary of the Corporation of Hamilton. On January 8th, 1795, the freeholders of the then town of Hamilton came together and held the very first democratic elections. Hosted by a newly refurbished Bermuda Historical... Read more of this article

Column: The Life Journey Of Clint Smith

Column: The Life Journey Of Clint Smith

[Column written by Glenn Fubler] I first met Clinton ‘Amos’ Smith as a fellow student at Berkeley Institute, where his mother, Hyacinth Smith, served as school secretary in the early 60s. His teammates from that 1966 championship PHC Juniors Football squad remember how Clint would be in a jokey mood, whether they won or lost a game. Clint appreciated... Read more of this article

Video: NASA’s Animation Of 1968 Splash Down

Video: NASA’s Animation Of 1968 Splash Down

After spending 10 days, 20 hours, nine minutes, and three seconds in space, the Apollo 7 space mission splashed down in the Atlantic 200 nautical miles off Bermuda at 7.11am on October 22, 1968. The voyagers were picked up by helicopter and deposited on the deck of the USS Essex by 8:20am, and the spacecraft was aboard the ship at 9:03am. The Apollo... Read more of this article

Lisa Howie Joins National Museum Of Bermuda

Lisa Howie Joins National Museum Of Bermuda

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] announced that Lisa Howie has been hired as NMB Director of Learning and Engagement. Ms. Howie will be implementing the newly launched NMB Education Strategy which aims to reposition the Museum as a multi-faceted community institution that encourages and supports the open exploration of history, heritage and identity. “We... Read more of this article

Remembering The Island’s WWI Air Combat Ace

Remembering The Island’s WWI Air Combat Ace

In World War One a pilot who downed five or more enemy aircraft was considered an ace. Almost by definition it was those who flew the fast and nimble fighters who most often won the designation. Slower, less maneuverable bombers, while armed with defensive guns, were far more likely to end up the vanquished, not the victors, in aerial combat. But not... Read more of this article

How Bermuda & Sesame Street Crossed Paths

How Bermuda & Sesame Street Crossed Paths

The 50th anniversary of Sesame Street is being brought to you by the letters I-M-A-G-I-N-A-T-I-O-N, which is what it took along with determination and plenty of hard work to transform the concept of an experimental children’s TV show into a reality. Premiering on America’s PBS on November 10, 1969, the programme was built around the idea... Read more of this article

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Celebrates 175 Years

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Celebrates 175 Years

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club — which was established on November 1, 1844 –  recently celebrated its 175th anniversary, and the center of the celebration is the launch of a new scholarship fund which, in addition to existing bursaries, will make year-round sailing more accessible to young sailors. A spokesperson said, “The Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

How Einstein Once Called Bermuda Home

How Einstein Once Called Bermuda Home

Albert Einstein, the German-born genius who revolutionised mankind’s understanding of the universe, called Bermuda home for a few days in 1935. For legal purposes the island became the short-term official residence of the scientist, humanitarian and philosopher when he was making his official declaration of intent to become a United States citizen. The... Read more of this article

MSA Holds Remembrance Day Prayer Service

MSA Holds Remembrance Day Prayer Service

Students from Mount Saint Agnes Academy participated in a Remembrance Day Prayer Service this morning [Nov 8] in the school’s auditorium. A spokesperson said, “This morning at 8:30am at MSA the Grade 6s through 12s participated in a Remembrance Day Prayer Service in our Auditorium. The Governor John Rankin was in attendance and the Service... Read more of this article

Premier Visits WWII Vet Randolph Hayward

Premier Visits WWII Vet Randolph Hayward

Premier David Burt today paid a visit to Randolph Hayward, who served with the Bermuda Contingent of the Caribbean Regiment during World War II, with the Premier noting that as ”we approach Remembrance Day, it is important that we celebrate these living links to our history.”A Government spokesperson said, “Premier David Burt today... Read more of this article

Column: Celebrating Emperor Haile Selassie I

Column: Celebrating Emperor Haile Selassie I

[Written by Chris Famous] “Hail him without any apology. Hail His Imperial Majesty” – Burning Spear” “Look to the east for the crowning of a Black King” - Hon. Marcus Garvey On November 2nd, 1930 in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Ras Tafari was crowned as His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the first and his wife... Read more of this article

Former Government House ADC Dies At Age 100

Former Government House ADC Dies At Age 100

A one-time Government House aide-de-camp who chaperoned such dignitaries as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, US Ambassador to the UK Joseph Kennedy and Britain’s World War Two Deputy Prime Minister Clement Attlee during visits to Bermuda has died at the age of one hundred. Frank Giles, who went on to a distinguished career in British journalism... Read more of this article