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Book Celebrates Bermuda’s Royal Connections

Book Celebrates Bermuda’s Royal Connections

Just in time for Christmas, the National Museum of Bermuda has released a photo-packed new book celebrating the Island’s connections to the British Monarchy. Royal Bermuda, by the Museum’s Executive Director Dr. Edward Harris and journalist Rosemary Jones, of Brimstone Media, is a pictorial history of Bermuda’s four centuries of connections to... Read more of this article

Explore Bermuda’s World Heritage Forts Tour

Explore Bermuda’s World Heritage Forts Tour

The ‘Defenders Of Bermuda: World Heritage Forts Tour’ will take place on Kings Square in St. George’s on Wednesday and Saturday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, offering people the opportunity to learn about the island’s people, stories and fortifications. The promotional flyer said, “The tours promise to allow you to imagine yourself... Read more of this article

Minister Proposes Two New Historic Listings

Minister Proposes Two New Historic Listings

After “extensive consultation “with the Historic Buildings Advisory Committee, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy has proposed that Somerset Bridge be designated a Historic Monument Listed Building, and that Southlands Cottage in Warwick be designated a ‘Grade 2’ or Listed Building. According to the Minister, such structures are... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Bermuda In The 1960s

Historical Video: Bermuda In The 1960s

A promotional film about Bermuda and what it has to offer tourists shot during the 1960s sums up a glowing review of the island and its attractions, calling it a “heavenly haven” that offers visitors “serenity.” The video’s narrator says, “Set down like the a multicoloured jewel on the bosom of the azure Atlantic,... Read more of this article

Larry Burchall: Reflection On War And Wars

Larry Burchall: Reflection On War And Wars

[Written by Larry Burchall] In 1914, the monarchies of Europe stumbled into a war. 100 years ago today, the Great War of 1914 – 1918 had been going on for just over three months. By November 1914, thousands of Indian soldiers had been imported from what was then the Indian Empire but that we know today as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. In... Read more of this article

Remembrance Day Parade On Tuesday

Remembrance Day Parade On Tuesday

The Remembrance Day Parade to commemorate those who fell in the two World Wars will be held tomorrow, Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 10.30 a.m. A statement from Government said, “His Excellency the Governor, Mr. George Fergusson, and the Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley will lead a host of dignitaries who will lay wreaths... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy Marks Remembrance Day

Warwick Academy Marks Remembrance Day

This morning [Nov 10] Warwick Academy held a special 100 year anniversary Remembrance Day ceremony held outside the main school and wreaths were laid under the stone memorial to the Warwick Academy students who lost their lives and served in the World War 1. The Governor spoke to the students and laid a wreath along with Walter and Bruce Sharpe whose... Read more of this article

Catholic Church To Honour Gladys Morrell

Catholic Church To Honour Gladys Morrell

The Peace and Social Justice Committee of the Roman Catholic Church of Bermuda is hosting its 5th Peace and Social Justice Award ceremony, on Friday, November 14, 2014, at St. Theresa’s Church hall. This year’s awardee [posthumously] is Gladys Missick Morrell, leader and heroine of the suffragette movement known as the Bermuda Women’s Suffrage... Read more of this article

Looking At The Tale Of The “Isle Of Devils”

Looking At The Tale Of The “Isle Of Devils”

[Written by Juanae Baker] Imagine a cool windy night with the moon as your only source of light. The ebb and flow of the waves rock you back and forth, up and down. In the darkness you hear only the echoes of animals unknown. Strange creatures fly about in packs, seemingly to devour you. In the blackness of night you strain to see what lay before you.... Read more of this article

Deliverance Replica Damaged, But Re-Opens

Deliverance Replica Damaged, But Re-Opens

“After the one-two punch of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo, our Deliverance looked more like how we imagine Sea Venture,” the latest issue of the St. George’s Foundation newsletter said, adding that the Deliverance has now re-opened to visitors, with free admission to the main deck area only while repairs to the stern, below... Read more of this article