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Blue Marble Launch First Venture In Zimbabwe

Blue Marble Launch First Venture In Zimbabwe

Blue Marble Microinsurance — a consortium of eight companies established in 2015 with the aim of creating a market for microinsurance — announced the launch of their first venture in Zimbabwe. “While Blue Marble will initially pilot the venture in Zimbabwe to gain insights into how to make the insurance solution sustainable and impactful,... Read more of this article

AC Sailing To Be Broadcast In 20 African Nations

AC Sailing To Be Broadcast In 20 African Nations

Kwesé Sports, Econet Media’s sports content platform, has secured an exclusive broadcast deal with the America’s Cup Event Authority, giving the African broadcaster exclusive multiplatform rights to broadcast live America’s Cup programming and highlights across 20 African countries. The agreement, which is effective immediately, is for the... Read more of this article

Video: Dr Swan On Marcus Garvey’s Legacy

Video: Dr Swan On Marcus Garvey’s Legacy

Bermudian Dr. Quito Swan spoke at an event yesterday in the United States centered around the request for a posthumous presidential pardon filed by descendants of Marcus Garvey, with Dr. Julius Garvey – Marcus Garvey’s son – also speaking at the presentation. The Associated Press said “The son of early 20th century black nationalist... Read more of this article

Bermuda-Ghana Business Event On August 20

Bermuda-Ghana Business Event On August 20

A Bermuda-Ghana Business/Employment Opportunity Presentation will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm in the BIU’s Dr. Gordon Memorial Hall. A spokesperson said, “The purpose of the presentation is to provide you with the experiences of Bermudians established in Ghana and information pertaining to the opportunities in Ghana,... Read more of this article

Emissions Control CEO Smith Speaks In Tanzania

Emissions Control CEO Smith Speaks In Tanzania

Donal Smith, CEO of Bermuda Emissions Controls, recently provided the welcoming remarks at the opening ceremony of the Africa Sustainable Development Conference in Tanzania. Mr. Smith shared the Conference Platform with the Counselor of the Chinese Embassy, The Director of the UNESCO Heritage Foundation and the Prime Minister of Tanzania. Donal Smith... Read more of this article

Photos: African Rhythm Fashion Extravaganza

Photos: African Rhythm Fashion Extravaganza

The Black Collective [Celebrating Our Unique Culture], a group of five women, staged the first ever African Rhythm Black Expo and Fashion Show Extravaganza at the Pembroke Community Club on Saturday [May 21]. Models for the fashion show included Shoshana Williams, Damarion Stewart, Tianna DeSilva, Shatonae DeSilva [daughter of Tiona], Ebony Lightbourne,... Read more of this article

Photos: African Rhythm Black Expo At PCC

Photos: African Rhythm Black Expo At PCC

The Black Collective Celebrating Our Unique Culture — a group formed by five women — held their first ever African Rhythm Black Expo Extravaganza at the Pembroke Community Club on Saturday, May 21st, with the event featuring vendors displaying wares including clothes, jewellery, books, bags, notecards, figurines and more. The event, which... Read more of this article

May 21: African Rhythm Expo & Fashion Show

May 21: African Rhythm Expo & Fashion Show

The Black Collective [Celebrating Our Unique Culture], a group of five women, will stage the first ever African Rhythm Black Expo and Fashion Show Extravaganza at the Pembroke Community Club on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The event will run from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m and will feature an outdoor vendors market from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the fashion... Read more of this article

Red Carpet Gala Features Actress Robin Wright

Red Carpet Gala Features Actress Robin Wright

Emmy award winning actress Robin Wright will present her vision for “change, transparency and lasting impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo” at a Red Carpet Gala in Bermuda on February 16. The event, which will include a charity auction, will be held at Marcus’ beginning at 6.00pm, with sponsors including Bermuda’s Wishing Step... Read more of this article

G7 Leaders Endorse African Risk Capacity Model

G7 Leaders Endorse African Risk Capacity Model

G7 leaders have singled out African Risk Capacity [ARC] as a model upon which to develop catastrophe insurance solutions in vulnerable regions. ARC Ltd was formed in late 2013 as the financial affiliate of ARC and is registered in Bermuda as a mutual insurer. The entity issued its first insurance policies on 1 May 2014. During the 41st G7 summit in... Read more of this article

“Prince Among Slaves” Film To Screen On Feb 17

“Prince Among Slaves” Film To Screen On Feb 17

The Bermuda National Library and the U.S. Consulate will host a special showing of Prince Among Slaves at the Adult Library on Queen Street on Tuesday, 17 February. Prince Among Slaves is a historical documentary directed, written and produced by Andrea Kalin and narrated by Mos Def made for PBS by Unity Productions Foundation.The film, made in... Read more of this article

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

During the week of 22nd – 28th March 2015, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] Bermuda Foundation will host its annual series of events in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery & the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A spokesperson said, “The International Day of Remembrance was adopted... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s ARC Ltd Mitigates Drought In Africa

Bermuda’s ARC Ltd Mitigates Drought In Africa

The Minister for Economic Development, Dr. Grant Gibbons said he is pleased to acknowledge that a Bermuda-based insurance pool could begin paying as early as this week some $25 million to support food-insecure regions in three African countries. The Minister was responding to word that policies had been triggered at the Bermuda-based catastrophe insurance... Read more of this article