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Video: 50th Anniversary Of 1967 Pan-Am Games

Video: 50th Anniversary Of 1967 Pan-Am Games

A ceremony was held today [Aug 9] celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Pan-Am Games, which saw Bermuda make an exceptional showing, besting much larger nations to win medals in football and sailing. Organised by Glenn Fubler of Imagine Bermuda, the event was held at City Hall with attendees including Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, Minister... Read more of this article

Column: Optimizing Potential Of This Generation

Column: Optimizing Potential Of This Generation

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Year 1967 was a pivotal one for Bermuda. In late July 1967, after a period of Negotiations between representatives of the Progressive Labour Party and the United Bermuda Party, the Bermuda Constitution was legislated in the British Parliament in London. This provided the framework for a democratic Island,... Read more of this article

NY’s Iconic Logo Exists Thanks To Bermuda Trip

NY’s Iconic Logo Exists Thanks To Bermuda Trip

The “I [heart] NY” logo turns 40 this year, and its creators, including graphic designer Milton Glaser, recently told The New York Post about the origins of the iconic logo, saying that “had there been no trip to Bermuda, there wouldn’t be any logo.” The Post article by Hana R. Alberts asserts: “Back in 1977, the logo was... Read more of this article

Rouja Featured In CNN Travel Article & Video

Rouja Featured In CNN Travel Article & Video

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s Custodian of Historic Wrecks, Dr. Philippe Rouja, has been featured this month in a CNN travel article and companion video titled ‘Charted Waters.’ In it, writer Alexander Rosen and his co-producer Joseph Coleman follow Dr. Rouja offshore and underwater to explore shipwreck sites in Bermuda’s waters. The... Read more of this article

Celebration of Success of Theatre Boycott

Celebration of Success of Theatre Boycott

Scores of residents gathered on Sunday, July 2nd at Whitney Institute, to begin a ‘Walk & Talk’ marking the 58th Anniversary of the Success of the Theatre Boycott. Formal introductions were made, including Honorary Patrons; Charles Marshall and sporting icon, Dennis Wainwright – both elders closely connected to Flatts. Members of the Progressive... Read more of this article

Imagine Bermuda’s Family Friendly Walk & Talk

Imagine Bermuda’s Family Friendly Walk & Talk

Celebrating the 58th anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott, Imagine Bermuda will be hosting a free ‘Family Friendly Short Walk & Talk’ beginning at Whitney Institute on Sunday [July 2] from 5.30 pm in appreciation of the efforts of the Progressive Group. A spokesperson said, “He, not busy being born, is busy dying.” “This... Read more of this article

Students Mark Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

Students Mark Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

June 15th marks the 58th anniversary of the start of the Theatre Boycott in 1959, and in observance of this significant milestone, Imagine Bermuda hosted a luncheon for a dozen students, representing schools from across the Island. “This event took place in Flatt’s so that after enjoying a pizza lunch over conversations regarding the significance... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Maritime History Lecture

African Bermudian Maritime History Lecture

The Bermuda National Library will be hosting a lecture on “African Bermudian Maritime History, from the Bermuda Native Yacht Club to the Edward Cross Long Distance Comet Race” at the Bermuda National Library on Tuesday June 13th from 6.00pm- 8.00pm. “The discussion will be facilitated by Mrs. Maxine Esdaille and Mrs. Shirley L.T. Pearman.... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

An event to mark Bermuda Onion Day was held on Saturday [May 27] at the historic Carter House in St. David’s, featuring displays, food, Bermuda onions, with some attendees dressed in clothing similar to what our forefathers wore many years ago. Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the sweet and succulent Bermuda onion was first exported to... Read more of this article

‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

Imagine Bermuda, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT], Bermuda National Trust and The Chewstick Foundation invite residents to join a ‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ on Sunday, May 21st, starting at 3 pm from Christ Church – Devonshire. This family-friendly “Walk & Talk”, in observance of Heritage Month, will honour... Read more of this article

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

The Bermuda National Trust has been gifted the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Collection, a collection of more than 300 Bermuda 19th century paintings and photographs painstakingly collected by the Elliotts over a period of 30 years. To celebrate the gift and Bermuda’s nautical heritage, the Trust, in conjunction with Chubb, have partnered to show a selection... Read more of this article

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

The Annual Commemorative Service for King’s Pilot James ‘Jemmy’ Darrell was held today [Apr 8] in St. George’s, celebrating the life of the freed slave who become the first black man to own a home in Bermuda. Lead by Rev. Canon W. David Raths and Rev. Dr. Erskine C. Simmons the service was held at St Peter’s Church graveyard, with Bermuda... Read more of this article

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

During the week of March 22 to March 26, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] commemorated the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave with a number of activities. The theme for 2017 was “Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article