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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

Column: Slavery, Heritage & 400 Years Of History

Column: Slavery, Heritage & 400 Years Of History

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “Old Pirates yes they rob I” - Bob Marley If one were to ask any given Bermudian of African descent which part of Africa their ancestors originated from they would most likely not be able to give an answer. If one were to ask any given Bermudian of African descent what was the original African name of their... Read more of this article

‘Freedom Quest: Blacks in Bermuda 1616-1834′

‘Freedom Quest: Blacks in Bermuda 1616-1834′

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the St. George’s Foundation is hosting a free screening of the film Freedom Quest: Blacks in Bermuda 1616-1834 on Thursday, 11 February at 6 p.m. at the World Heritage Centre at Penno’s Wharf, with Craig Simmons as moderator. “Due to popular demand, the Department and the... Read more of this article

Video: 1980s Elbow Beach Hotel Promotion

Video: 1980s Elbow Beach Hotel Promotion

A 1980s promotional video for the Elbow Beach Hotel offers a look at the resort’s history throughout the 20 minute footage, from its inception onward, saying that it “set the tone for island vacations all over the world.” The video’s narrator says, “Just about a century ago, a man had a vision; a man with a passion for... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Students Recreate Theatre Boycott

Photos/Video: Students Recreate Theatre Boycott

Students at Harrington Sound performed a skit on the 1959 Theatre Boycott today [Jan 29], bringing history to life in a fun and educational manner. A key event in Bermuda’s history, the boycott began in June 1959 with flyers circulating urging black Bermudians to boycott movie theatres to protest their segregated seating policies. The movement... Read more of this article

New Book Investigates Island’s Modern History

New Book Investigates Island’s Modern History

Local author Jonathan Land Evans has released his latest book, titled “Introduction to Bermuda’s Modern History,” the latest entry in his ongoing series covering the island’s history. As with the previous books in the series, which trace the island’s history from 1898 onward, this work covers many aspects of Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

90 Min Video: “Race, Law & History” Presentation

90 Min Video: “Race, Law & History” Presentation

The Bermuda Centre for Justice and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities [TORCH] Race and Resistance Network hosted an event for the members of the Bermuda Bar Association on January 11, with the keynote address given by the Chief Justice of Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “‘Race, Law and History’ explored the intersection of... Read more of this article

Video: Colwyn Burchall Jr. Releases New Book

Video: Colwyn Burchall Jr. Releases New Book

A new book by author Colwyn “Junior” Burchall aims to chronicle the amazing life story of Bermudian Pauulu Kamarakafego and his effect on the political landscape in Bermuda and around the world. The book, titled, They Called Him ‘Roose’: Pauulu Kamarakafego and the Making of a Bermuda Revolutionary, is available now for $20 at... Read more of this article

New Book: Making Of A Bermudian Revolutionary

New Book: Making Of A Bermudian Revolutionary

A new book by author Colwyn “Junior” Burchall aims to chronicle the amazing life story of Bermudian Pauulu Kamarakafego and his effect on the political landscape in Bermuda and around the world. The book, titled, They Called Him ‘Roose’: Pauulu Kamarakafego and the Making of a Bermuda Revolutionary, is available now for $20 at... Read more of this article

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