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BNT Invites Public To Free Open Houses

BNT Invites Public To Free Open Houses

The Bermuda National Trust invites the community to free open houses in May to gather input on plans to revitalize Trust Museums. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda National Trust invites the community to learn about and give input into plans for Trust Museums at free open houses in May. In line with this year’s Heritage Month theme, Culture=Energy,... Read more of this article

‘Peace Trees’ Honour Bermuda Crisis Resolvers

‘Peace Trees’ Honour Bermuda Crisis Resolvers

‘Peace trees’ were presented to honour “three individuals who played key roles in the peaceful resolution of 20th century Bermuda’s most substantial societal crisis.” A spokesperson said, “At the media conference held at St Paul AME to highlight the historic contributions of three individuals who played key roles in the... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Edward Harris On Flag, Heritage

Column: Dr Edward Harris On Flag, Heritage

[Written by Dr Edward Harris] Is this flag Bermuda’s “National Jack”? Some years ago in the possibly unique series of 450-odd articles on Bermuda heritage, published in The Mid-Ocean News [now a victim of the digital age] and The Royal Gazette, I wrote a story about Bermudians and our connections with the Dutch island of St. Eustatius in the West... Read more of this article

Remember When: Troy Darrell Faced Olajide

Remember When: Troy Darrell Faced Olajide

[Written by Stephen Wright] It has been exactly 37 years since Bermudian boxer Troy Darrell suffered a controversial defeat to Michael Olajide in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 10, 1987. The ten-round televised fight was considered a tune-up for the Canadian, a top prospect in the division, en route to contesting for the vacant IBF middleweight crown. However,... Read more of this article

NMB Launches ‘Museum Memories’ Project

NMB Launches ‘Museum Memories’ Project

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is celebrating 50 years as a museum this year, and as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, they have launched a new community crowd-sourced project, “Museum Memories”. A spokesperson said, “Through the project, the Museum aims to collect and share community memories of the historic Keep Fort through... Read more of this article

Community Gathers For ‘Walk Through History’

Community Gathers For ‘Walk Through History’

A group of approximately 40 people, including members of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], Somersfield Academy students, and event coordinator Glenn Fubler gathered at Victoria Park on Wednesday, May 1 for the Walk Through History event. A spokesperson said, “The Walk Through History, held on Wednesday, May 1st, began at noon at Victoria... Read more of this article

2024 Bermuda Heritage Month Events Unveiled

2024 Bermuda Heritage Month Events Unveiled

Bermuda will be will be celebrating Bermudian culture, heritage and traditions for the entire month of May. A Government spokesperson said, “May 1 marks the start of the annual Heritage Month celebrations, with the Department of Culture encouraging the community to partake in Bermuda’s rich heritage. A plethora of historic, cultural, and entertainment... Read more of this article

‘Walk Through History’ Event On May 1

‘Walk Through History’ Event On May 1

A lunchtime ‘Walk Through History’ will take place on May 1 at Victoria Park, retracing the pivotal events of May 1, 1981, during the General Strike. A spokesperson said, “Wednesday, May 1st, there will be a lunchtime ‘Walk Through History’ starting at Victoria Park at noon. This 45 minute procession, will follow footsteps... Read more of this article

Bermuda Set To Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

Bermuda Set To Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

Bermuda is set to commemorate the 80th anniversary of women’s suffrage, with a forum set to take place tomorrow [April 30]. A spokesperson said, “The 80th anniversary of the successful passage of the bill in our Parliament mandating women’s right to vote in Bermuda happened on Sunday, April 21st and this became law on May 15, 1944. In... Read more of this article

NMB Free Lecture: Britain’s Convicts In Bermuda

NMB Free Lecture: Britain’s Convicts In Bermuda

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will present a free virtual lecture on May 9, 2024, featuring Dr. Anna McKay, discussing Britain’s convicts in Bermuda from 1824 to 1863. A spokesperson said, “The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is continuing its free Bermuda and the Atlantic World lecture series with a virtual lecture on May 9, 2024... Read more of this article

NMB Hosts Workshops For Scrapbook Project

NMB Hosts Workshops For Scrapbook Project

The National Museum of Bermuda is hosting a series of free workshops to encourage participation in their ongoing community crowd-sourced project, Bermuda Family Scrapbook [BFS] A spokesperson said, “BFS invites anyone who lives or has lived in Bermuda to submit historic family photographs and the stories behind them to NMB. The submissions will... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Quo Fata Ferunt

Wallpaper Wednesday: Quo Fata Ferunt

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday takes a captivating dive into Bermuda’s rich history, with a rendition of the Sea Venture shipwreck, Bermuda’s national motto, ‘Quo Fata Ferunt’ and the Bermuda Triangle. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally sized... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Dispersion Tour To Visit NMB

African Bermudian Dispersion Tour To Visit NMB

The African Bermudian Dispersion Cultural Tour is holding an Anti-Slavery tour and visiting the National Museum of Bermuda on Saturday, March 23rd. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of The United Nations, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade which is held every year on March 25th, the African... Read more of this article

Progressive Group’s Anniversary Commemorated

Progressive Group’s Anniversary Commemorated

A group of individuals gathered at the Ottiwell Simmons Building to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the 1st meeting of the Progressive Group, engaging in discussions on lifelong learning and collaboration in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Just over a month ago, on Feb 8th, a diverse group of folks – some 60 of us, including 6 – senior... Read more of this article

Video: Former Premiers Honoured At Luncheon

Video: Former Premiers Honoured At Luncheon

The Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast Committee hosted the second annual Celebratory Luncheon at the Willowbank Resort, paying tribute to three former Premiers; Sir John Swan, Dame Jennifer Smith, and Alex Scott. Sir. John Swan, receiving on behalf of Dame Jennifer Smith – her niece Ms. Telina Murphy and Mr. Alex Scott Related Stories Front Row... Read more of this article

Hospital Highlights For Black History Month

Hospital Highlights For Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month last month, the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has released a collection of graphics on social media. Bermuda Hospitals Board said, “In recognition of Black History Month, we are looking back on the Black history of KEMH using information from the book ‘Care: 100 Years of Hospital Care in Bermuda’... Read more of this article