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BNG To Unveil Magna Carta Reproduction

BNG To Unveil Magna Carta Reproduction

The Bermuda National Gallery will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta on Tuesday, December 8. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Gallery will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta which has been gifted to the gallery by an anonymous donor to mark 400 years since the first sitting of parliament... Read more of this article

Joint Statement On Marking December 2, 1977

Joint Statement On Marking December 2, 1977

[Join statement from a number of people] December 2 marks the anniversary of the most challenging chapter of the Bermuda story in the 20th century. That weekend – December 2, 1977 – was an explosive culmination to a decade scarred by violence, including the assassinations of Police Commissioner Duckett and Governor Sharples, concluding with the... Read more of this article

Videos: 41 Years Ago Bermuda Won Miss World

Videos: 41 Years Ago Bermuda Won Miss World

41 years ago today [Nov 15] Miss Bermuda Gina Swainson won the Miss World contest, becoming the first, and to this date, the only Bermudian to ever win a major international beauty pageant, and the photos and videos below can give you a walk down memory lane to see the crowning moment.Also notable as one of the few pageant contestants from around... Read more of this article

Black History Timeline Available For Purchase

Black History Timeline Available For Purchase

The “Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning Five Centuries” book is now available in hardcopy for purchase. A spokesperson said, “Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] is excited to announce that Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning Five Centuries is now available in hardcopy for purchase. “The publication,... Read more of this article

Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture On November 5th

Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture On November 5th

The Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series will be holding an online discussion via Zoom of “Parliament’s 400th Anniversary: A Conversation with the Hon. John J. Barritt and Mr. Arthur Hodgson” on Thursday, November 5th. In an online post, the Bermuda Government said, “The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs invites you to a Bermudian... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Emperor Selassie In Bermuda

Historical Video: Emperor Selassie In Bermuda

The historical video below of the second visit of Emperor Haile Selassie I to Bermuda highlights his arrival on the island. The video description says, “Emperor Haile Selassie I lands at the Bermuda airport and is met by the Governor and other Government officials.” Video courtesy of the Bermuda Archives/National Library: Related... Read more of this article

‘Death In Paradise: Stories Of Mystery & Murder’

‘Death In Paradise: Stories Of Mystery & Murder’

The Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series will be holding an online discussion via Zoom of “Death In Paradise: Stories Of Mystery And Murder Most Foul” on Thursday, October 29th. In an online post, the Bermuda Government said, “The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs presents “Death in Paradise: Stories of Mystery and... Read more of this article

UK MP Praises Mary Prince In British Parliament

UK MP Praises Mary Prince In British Parliament

Bermudian national hero Mary Prince was praised during a recent session of the British Parliament, with MP Theresa Villiers saying that Ms Prince “never stopped resisting the oppression to which she had been subjected” and her “struggle has helped to create the better world in which we live today.” Speaking in the UK Parliament during... Read more of this article

Timeline: 5 Centuries Of Black History In Bermuda

Timeline: 5 Centuries Of Black History In Bermuda

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] has released an online publication — Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning 5 Centuries — which provides a comprehensive overview that aims to “provide people with a greater understanding and perspective.” A spokesperson said, “Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB]... Read more of this article

Video: Kid Corbin: Breaking Golf’s Colour Line

Video: Kid Corbin: Breaking Golf’s Colour Line

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs hosted the premiere film screening of Louis Rafael ‘Kid’ Corbin: Breaking Golf’s Colour Line in America, Canada, and Bermuda on Monday [Sept 28] at BUEI. A government spokesperson previously said, “The 20-minute short documentary explores the contributions of the Bermudian golfer Louis Raphael... Read more of this article

Premiere Screening Of Broadcasting Black

Premiere Screening Of Broadcasting Black

The premiere screening of Broadcasting Black — a locally produced film about the contribution of black media to the success of the 1959 Theatre Boycott – will take place later today. A government spokesperson said, “Later today, the Minister of Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo will participate in the premiere screening... Read more of this article

Titan Express Offering “Religious Freedom Tour”

Titan Express Offering “Religious Freedom Tour”

Titan Express will be offering “The Religious Freedom Tour” on Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, and Oct 31. A spokesperson said, “Titan Express Presents “The Religious Freedom Tour”, being held Saturdays in October, which is Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. The Tour departs at 10:00am from outside the Visitor Service Center... Read more of this article

Titan Express Offering “The Freedom Tour”

Titan Express Offering “The Freedom Tour”

Titan Express will be offering “The Freedom Tour” on Sept 10, Sept 12, Sept 17, Sept 24, and Sept 26. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of 400 years of Parliament in Bermuda. Titan Express Presents “The Freedom Tour”, being held Thursdays and Saturdays in September, which is Sept 10th, 12th,17th,24th, 26th. “The... Read more of this article