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Photos: Warwick Academy Holds “History Day”

Photos: Warwick Academy Holds “History Day”

Warwick Academy held its History Day with students dressing up as their favourite historical figures and passing through various activities throughout the day. A spokesperson said, “We are having a fantastic day here at Warwick Academy as the primary school celebrates History Day. Our students came dress up as their favourite historical figure and... Read more of this article

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Mary Prince

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Mary Prince

Search engine giant Google has paid tribute to Bermudian Mary Prince today, with their homepage ‘Google Doodle’ marking her 230th birthday, and serving to recognize her work to help abolish slavery. In announcing her as a Bermuda National Hero back in 2012, the Government  noted that she was first black woman to publish a book about the... Read more of this article

Photos: Carter House Anniversary Art Exhibition

Photos: Carter House Anniversary Art Exhibition

Carter House is currently hosting an Art Exhibition in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the St. David’s Island Historical Society. A spokesperson said, “We are presenting at Carter House a unique exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings of Bermuda, primarily St Georges and St David’s, covering the period from the early 1800’s... Read more of this article

Minister: Historical Significance Of Cup Match

Minister: Historical Significance Of Cup Match

“Bermuda can take pride in the fact that our Cup Match tradition has been sustained for well over a century,” Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks said, as he spoke about the historical importance and significance of Cup Match, in particular its connections to emancipation of slaves in Bermuda.Speaking in the House of... Read more of this article

Column: Revealed In Empire Windrush Archive

Column: Revealed In Empire Windrush Archive

[Written by James Procter] When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex on June 22, 1948 it was carrying a crowded cargo of around 500 West Indian settlers dressed in their Sunday best. Britain is marking the 70th anniversary of that now legendary story of arrival, which is said to herald the beginning of postwar mass migration to Britain. But... Read more of this article

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