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ZFB Radio Marks 60 Years Of Broadcasting

ZFB Radio Marks 60 Years Of Broadcasting

ZFB Radio recently celebrated its diamond jubilee, having started broadcasting back on August 30, 1962. A spokesperson said, “ZFB Radio recently celebrated its diamond jubilee, as the radio station began operations 60 years ago. “The story of ZFB radio began at 6.00am on Monday, August 30th, 1962, in a small cottage on Berkeley Road across from... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Two Emancipation Commemoration exhibits were on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA], including “Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in a Segregated Bermuda.” A Government spokesperson previously said, “The Emancipation Commemoration continues with two exhibits at the Bermuda Society of Arts. “Our special exhibit,... Read more of this article

Minister Visits Smith’s Island Archaeology Site

Minister Visits Smith’s Island Archaeology Site

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr Ernest Peets recently visited Smith’s Island in St George’s where archaeological and historical research is being conducted A Government spokesperson said, “Ongoing archaeological and historical research into Bermuda’s history on Smith’s Island is being conducted Dr. Michael Jarvis and archaeology... Read more of this article

US Actress Allison Janney Visits Bermuda

US Actress Allison Janney Visits Bermuda

A US actress has travelled to Bermuda courtesy of the hit television show Who Do You Think You Are? The series, which traces the ancestries of celebrity guests, featured Allison Janney, from the critically acclaimed TV show The West Wing, who visited the National Museum of Bermuda to learn about her ancestor, Stephen Hopkins. A rebellious character... Read more of this article

‘The Friendly Society Tour’ On August 12 & 26

‘The Friendly Society Tour’ On August 12 & 26

Titan Express & the African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tours is offering ‘The Friendly Society Tour’ this month. A spokesperson said, “This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased from titantoursbermuda.com. Tour Dates & Times: The Friendly Society Tour starts at 6:30PM to 8:30PM, August 12th, & 26th Cost: $30 A... Read more of this article

Emancipation Website & Art Exhibition Launch

Emancipation Website & Art Exhibition Launch

Earlier this week, the Department of Culture unveiled an exhibition entitled ‘Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in Segregated Bermuda,’ which is currently on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts. “The exhibition is partially virtual and links to a new Emancipation website developed by the Department, which chronicles key milestones... Read more of this article

National Museum Welcomes Summer Interns

National Museum Welcomes Summer Interns

Six Bermudian students are taking part in the National Museum of Bermuda’s [NMB] summer internship programme this year getting hands-on work experience and training in all aspects of museum work, including learning best practices in heritage management, as well as deepening their understanding of Bermuda’s diverse history. Through the programme,... Read more of this article

Video: Gina Swainson In Miss Universe 1979

Video: Gina Swainson In Miss Universe 1979

While best known for winning the Miss World Pageant in 1979, Gina Swainson also placed as first runner up in the 1979 Miss Universe Pageant, which was held 43 years ago today [July 19] in Perth, Australia. The two pageants are organised by two separate entities and it is quite rare for someone to place so high in both events, making Ms. Swainson’s... Read more of this article

Post-Emancipation, Friendly Society Effects

Post-Emancipation, Friendly Society Effects

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is offering a free virtual lecture on July 21 entitled ‘Societal Changes in Post-Emancipation Bermuda and the ‘Friendly Society’ Effects.’ A spokesperson said, “The National Museum of Bermuda is continuing its Bermuda and the Atlantic World lecture series with a free virtual lecture on Thursday,... Read more of this article

‘An Overlooked Bermudian Freedom Narrative’

‘An Overlooked Bermudian Freedom Narrative’

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] has published an article entitled ‘Benjamin Benson: An Overlooked Bermudian Freedom Narrative‘, which provides details about the narrative of the life of Mr Benson — who was born enslaved in 1818 — noting that the “edition exposes aspects of slavery in Bermuda that are little documented”... Read more of this article

Series Of Events To Celebrate Emancipation Day

Series Of Events To Celebrate Emancipation Day

The Department of Culture outlined a “series of events being held this month in the lead up to the Emancipation, Mary Prince, and Cup Match Holiday.” A Government spokesperson said, “As is tradition, each year, the Department of Culture hosts and sponsors several activities during the month of July and August to commemorate Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Govt Supports “In The Wake Of Mary Prince”

Govt Supports “In The Wake Of Mary Prince”

The Government provided $7,000 towards the Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s special learning voyage focusing on Mary Prince, which will see students sail to the Turks & Caicos as they receive lessons and perspectives from Bermudian historian Dr. Theodore Francis. A Government spokesperson said, “The Spirit of Bermuda will set sail for the Turks... Read more of this article

Video: Emancipation Walkabout Start In Sandys

Video: Emancipation Walkabout Start In Sandys

The ‘Emancipation Cup Match‘ walkabout was held in Sandys today [July 3] taking people on a route which tells the “stories of yesteryear” including pre-emancipation, Cup Match observances, the Friendly Society in Somerset, Somerset Cricket Club and more. A Friends of Sandys spokesperson previously said, “The route will include sites... Read more of this article