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Governor Invited To Grant Pardon to Rev Monk

Governor Invited To Grant Pardon to Rev Monk

The Governor has been invited to “consult the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy with a view to granting a full and free posthumous pardon” to Rev. Charles Vinton Monk, a journalist who was “imprisoned for simply reporting the truth” in the early 1900s. This was announced by Premier David Burt in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Miss Native American USA To Attend Pow Wow

Miss Native American USA To Attend Pow Wow

Bermuda Pow Wow 2018 will be held this weekend at the St. David’s Cricket Club on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, with visiting Native Americans joining with Bermudians in celebrating age old traditions. Hosted by the St. David’s Islanders & Native Community, the Pow Wow will welcome reigning Miss Native American USA, Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Maritime History Presentation

African Bermudian Maritime History Presentation

Shirley Pearman and Maxine Esdaille will give a presentation on African Bermudian maritime history in the lead up to the Edward Cross Long Distance Race on Thursday, June 14 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the West End Sailboat Club. A West End Sailboat Club spokesperson said, “The interest in learning about Bermuda’s maritime history continues as... Read more of this article

Preschool Steps Back In Time For Heritage Day

Preschool Steps Back In Time For Heritage Day

Aerie’s Adventures Nursery & Preschool were recently invited to celebrate Heritage Day at Carter House by Venita Smith and Ronnie Chameau, with the young students getting a chance to ‘step back in time’ and learn how people lived centuries ago. A spokesperson said, “The children were dressed in 1800 period costumes and were taken... Read more of this article

Photos: Universal Adult Suffrage Events

Photos: Universal Adult Suffrage Events

The Cabinet Office held Universal Adult Suffrage events yesterday, with May 22 marking the 50th anniversary of the historic first election under the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968. A brief speech during the ceremonies by the area Member of Parliament was followed by the unveiling of three plaques, which are placed in three locations which have been... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Vote Of Thanks’ Event At City Hall

Photos: ‘Vote Of Thanks’ Event At City Hall

More than 150 residents came through the foyer of the City Hall yesterday – the 50th Anniversary of Universal Suffrage – in order to cast a “Vote of Thanks”. The ‘Balloting’ began after opening remarks on the significance of the occasion by the Attorney General Kathy Simmons. As the Cabinet Member responsible for the Constitutional matters,... Read more of this article

AG To Cast First Ballot Of ‘Vote Of Thanks’

AG To Cast First Ballot Of ‘Vote Of Thanks’

[Written by Glenn Fubler] As we observe the 50th Anniversary of Universal Adult Suffrage in Bermuda; on Tuesday, 22/5/18, between Noon & 2 pm, at the City Hall, the Attorney General will ‘cast the first Ballot of the ‘Vote of Thanks’ in appreciation of those who provided the foundation of our democracy. The Honourable Kathy Simmons will be... Read more of this article

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

Is Shipwreck A 400-Year-Old Dutch Pirate Ship?

East Carolina University archaeologists working in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] said that they may be one step closer to linking an unidentified shipwreck site to the nearly 400–year-old story of a stranded Dutch privateer or pirate ship. The wooden sailing ship, described by the fifth Bermuda Governor Nathaniel Butler as... Read more of this article

50th Anniversary Of Universal Adult Suffrage

50th Anniversary Of Universal Adult Suffrage

The 50th anniversary of the ‘Right to Vote for All’ in Bermuda on Tuesday, May 22 “offers an opportunity for our entire community to express our appreciation for those who provided the foundation of our democracy.” A statement from groups including Bermuda National Trust, Bermuda National Library, the Chewstick Foundation, the Committee... Read more of this article

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Underneath the bastions of the National Museum of Bermuda lie several hidden magazines. Normally off-limits to visitors, these rooms were originally used to store the shells and gun powder for the gun emplacements above. For the past week, visiting volunteer forts historian Victor Smith has conducted an intensive examination and survey, recording the... Read more of this article

Book Signing Set For “U-Boats Off Bermuda”

Book Signing Set For “U-Boats Off Bermuda”

Eric Wiberg, the writer of the book “U-Boats Off Bermuda,” will attend a book signing event tomorrow [April 5] at the National Library, starting at 6.00pm. An excerpt from the book’s introduction says, “During World War Two Bermuda not only sent forth convoys, escorts, and aviators to attack or evade submarines, it also welcomed... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Walk Together” Event Examines History

Photos: ‘Walk Together” Event Examines History

A group of more than a dozen people took part in the maiden ‘Walk Together’ event recently. Glenn Fubler said, “Ben Adamson, Human Rights Commissioner, provided a wonderful overview of how a small group of Friendly Societies members, networked with a few lawyer-types, resulting in the liberation of 72 enslaved Americans from the U.S. ship... Read more of this article

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] Neither a plane crash nor a male dominated colonial parliament could keep Edna Watson down. In 1948, Edna Watson challenged for a seat in Paget and won, along with Hilda Aitken, who won the seat in Smith’s that same year, making them the first women to run and win a seat in Bermuda’s... Read more of this article