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Photos & Video: “Small World, Small Islands”

Photos & Video: “Small World, Small Islands”

[Updated with video] Showers passing over the island this afternoon [Sept 18] did not prevent the “Small World, Small Islands” Cultural Festival from taking place, with the event held in Victoria Park this afternoon, featuring vendors and entertainment designed to highlight cultures.Entertainment scheduled to perform included the Bermuda Islands... Read more of this article

Photos: Ethiopian Orthodox Church Rededication

Photos: Ethiopian Orthodox Church Rededication

On Saturday, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church welcomed the public to celebrate the reconsecration and rededication of their church in St. George’s. Priest In Charge Qes Haile Tsion Simons welcomed guests which included clerical leaders from overseas, clergy from other local churches, Acting Governor Ginny Ferson, St. George’s Mayor Quinell... Read more of this article

Photos: 2016 Bermuda Gombey Festival

Photos: 2016 Bermuda Gombey Festival

Crowds of people made their way to the tennis stadium this evening [Sept 10] as Bermudian culture was on full display at the 2016 Gombey Festival. Hosted by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Gombey Festival is held annually to provide continued exposure to the folk art traditions of the iconic Bermuda Gombeys. It includes performances... Read more of this article

Photos: Students First Day Back To School

Photos: Students First Day Back To School

Thousands of Bermuda’s students returned to school this morning [Sept 8], with the crowds of children including both little ones enjoying their very first day at “big school”, and older students returning to their studies following the conclusion of summer break. Parents, guardians, students and teachers alike were beaming with excitement and... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2016 Labour Day March Held

Photos & Video: 2016 Labour Day March Held

Labour Day celebrations took place today [Sept 5], including a walk and races beginning early this morning, followed by speeches from Union leaders and a march through the streets of Hamilton.A crowd gathered to take part in the annual celebration despite the rain, with a prayer from Reverend Nicholas Tweed serving to open the event, which included... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP MPs Host Back To School Fun Day

Photos: PLP MPs Host Back To School Fun Day

The Progressive Labour Party Constituencies 14, 15, 16, and 21 hosted their Back To School Fun Day at Victor Scott Primary School field on this afternoon [Aug 20], with school students from across the island joining area MPs Michael Weeks, Walter Roban, and Rolfe Commissiong.The event featured snowballs, hamburgers, hot dogs, tattoos, free clothes,... Read more of this article

Video: ABIC Awards Over $500K In Scholarships

Video: ABIC Awards Over $500K In Scholarships

[Updated with photos] The ABIC Education Awards program hosted a lunch and reception today [July 20] to present over $500,000 in scholarships to twenty undergraduate students and one post graduate student. The awards are supported by more than fifty ABIC member companies and a committee of approximately twenty volunteers. This year’s undergraduate... Read more of this article

Photos: Seniors Enjoy Fun Day At Shelly Bay

Photos: Seniors Enjoy Fun Day At Shelly Bay

More than two hundred of Bermuda’s seniors converged at Shelly Bay Beach Park on Thursday [July 14] to enjoy the annual Family and Friends Fun Day. The event was started fifteen years ago by the Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence and has grown to include seniors from across the island’s nursing homes. Those in attendance were entertained... Read more of this article

Photos: Portuguese Festival Of The Holy Spirit

Photos: Portuguese Festival Of The Holy Spirit

The 21st annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit was held on Saturday and Sunday in St. George’s, with people from around the island coming to attend the festivities. The Festival Of The Holy Spirit started centuries ago in the Azores, and is still celebrated today by Portuguese citizens and descendants worldwide. According to various reports,... Read more of this article

Photos: U.S. Independence Day Celebrations

Photos: U.S. Independence Day Celebrations

The American Society of Bermuda hosted their 2016 American Independence Day Celebration on Saturday evening [July 2] at Morseby Plains at the old Ireland Rangers field, with gates opening to the public at 6.00pm. The event saw U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig read President Obama’s remarks, along with food, drinks, snacks, and fireworks. The... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Student App Developer Winners

Photos & Video: Student App Developer Winners

The winners of the Digicel Business & BTC Saltus App Development competition have been announced, with Ellie Dunleavy being named as the overall winner. Additional winners included Ryan Topple and William Welden in second and third place, respectively, as well as Emma Mayer, Maya Malpas, Willian Welch, and Isabella Murdoch. The competition, which... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: BHW Parade Of Bands In St David’s

Photo Set #3: BHW Parade Of Bands In St David’s

Thousands of people made their way to St. David’s on Saturday [June 18] in order to enjoy the Parade of Bands as part of the second annual Bermuda Heroes Weekend. The parade was held in Southside, with the route starting at the old airport hangar and going down to Clearwater Beach. It featured Nova Mas International, Passion, Code Red, Band Addiction,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Heroes Weekend 5 Star Friday

Photos & Video: Heroes Weekend 5 Star Friday

The much anticipated Bermuda Heroes Weekend kicked off with the ‘Five Star Friday’ event last night [June 17] at the North Field at the National Sports Centre.The second event in the BHW festivities got underway early this morning at the Michael Preece Softball Stadium at Bernard’s Park in Pembroke., with crowds of people enjoying themselves... Read more of this article