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Photos & Video: New Bridge For Martello Tower

Photos & Video: New Bridge For Martello Tower

[Updated with video] An almost 200 year old structure got a little facelift today [May 3] as Ornamental Iron Works Ltd installed a new bridge at Martello Tower with the help of a crane truck from Fast Forward Freight. According to Dr Edward Harris of the Bermuda National Museum, the Martello Tower was built out of hard Bermuda limestone by the Royal... Read more of this article

Celebration Events For Shakespeare Anniversary

Celebration Events For Shakespeare Anniversary

This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, with a number of events in Bermuda set to commemorate the occasion via art exhibits, stage productions, and more. Events will include an exhibit titled ‘Shakespeare & The Sea Venture’ at the National Museum of Bermuda, Elizabeth Mulderig’s Tempest exhibit at Masterworks,... Read more of this article

BIU To Celebrate 70th Anniversary On Saturday

BIU To Celebrate 70th Anniversary On Saturday

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Saturday [April 23] with a block party to be held on Union Square beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. A spokesperson said, “This seminal organization must be recognized for what it has done for its members and all workers in Bermuda during its seventy-plus years... Read more of this article

Short Film Shot In Bermuda To Screen In UK

Short Film Shot In Bermuda To Screen In UK

Bermuda’s spectacular shoreline will play a starring role in the United Kingdom’s Shakespeare 400th anniversary celebrations this weekend in Liverpool and on London’s South Bank. The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has partnered with the Shakespeare’s Globe to mark the anniversary of the playwright’s death 400 years ago. The highlight of the... Read more of this article

200th Peppercorn Ceremony Set For Wednesday

200th Peppercorn Ceremony Set For Wednesday

The 200th anniversary of the Annual Peppercorn Ceremony will be held on Wednesday morning [April 20] in King’s Square, St. George’s and expects to see masons visiting from overseas to take part in this year’s ceremony which starts at 11.00am. The Peppercorn Ceremony takes place every year on King’s Square in the Towne of St George, Bermuda... Read more of this article

Photos: Visitors Gather For Ducking Stool Trial

Photos: Visitors Gather For Ducking Stool Trial

Bermuda’s cruise ship ports were filled on Tuesday [April 12] as the island hosted a total of four cruise ships across the island. The Dockyard hosted MSC Divina and Carnival Pride while Seven Seas Mariner was berthed in Hamilton and the Town of St. George’s welcomed AIDAvita at Pennos Wharf together with the 293-foot long Grace E super-yacht... Read more of this article

National Museum Launches Latest Publication

National Museum Launches Latest Publication

The National Museum recently launched its latest publication, Thomas Hurd, RN & His Hydrographic Survey of Bermuda, 1789–97. The author of the book, Dr. Adrian Webb, was unable to attend the presentation of the book, but two descendants of Lt. Hurd came from Canada and four of his colleague, Lt. Andrew Evans, RN, came all the way from Australia.... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Journey To Destination Bermuda

Historical Video: Journey To Destination Bermuda

A 26 minute historical video of Bermuda has been shared online, highlighting the island and its people in days gone by. The video, titled ‘Destination Bermuda,’ was presented by the Bermuda Trade Development Board in order to highlight the island as a travel destination to potential international visitors. The video opens with a short historical... Read more of this article

Proposal To List Bermuda Building As Grade 3

Proposal To List Bermuda Building As Grade 3

After consulting with the Historic Buildings Advisory Committee, the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy has proposed that The Princess Royal Union Lodge be designated a Grade 3 Listed Building. The Minister’s decision to proceed with this listing designation under Section 30 of the Development and Planning Act 1974 allows for a public consultation... Read more of this article

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

A service to commemorate the life of Midshipman Dale was held this weekend in St George’s, with the service seeing a new marble gravestone unveiled. “Some 201 years ago, on February 23, 1815, a young American midshipman died in St George’s from wounds incurred in a marine battle during the war of 1812,” a spokesperson said. “As... Read more of this article

Column: Key Is Choosing Growth Going Forward

Column: Key Is Choosing Growth Going Forward

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Life is change…growth is optional… choose wisely… [Quote from Karen Kaiser Clark] On February 21, 1965 Malcolm X [el Hajj Malik el Shabazz] was assassinated. He was one of four leaders killed in the United States within a five -year period, all of whom impacted global change. Malcolm was a transformative... Read more of this article

Video: Island History Highlighted In Seniors Tour

Video: Island History Highlighted In Seniors Tour

A group of seniors toured areas including Friswells Hill, St Monica’s Mission, and Glebe Road today [Feb 18], learning about the rich history of the areas and about some of the prominent public figures that grew up there. The tour was arranged by the ADHT, Charles Jeffers served as the tour guide and Vaughan Davis, the owner of Island Express Mini... Read more of this article

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