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Plans Underway For Mary Prince Statue

Plans Underway For Mary Prince Statue

Plans for the creation of a statue to honour one of Bermuda’s National Heroes, Mary Prince, are currently in the works at the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports, the Ministry confirmed this evening. “Mary Prince is famous for her slave narrative The History of Mary Prince [1831], which was the first account of the life of... Read more of this article

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

Photos: Wreath Laid At HMS Jervis Bay Memorial

A wreath laying was held at the HMS Jervis Bay memorial in Albuoy’s Point yesterday morning [March 17], with Chris Davison laying the wreath in memory of his father, Thomas Davison, a survivor of the Jervis Bay tragedy of 1940. In attendance were the Bermuda Sea Cadets, Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling, Hamilton Town Crier Ed Christopher, Canon... Read more of this article

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO recently donated two antique electrical testing devices to the National Museum of Bermuda to add to the existing BELCO collection and items on permanent display at the ‘Progress of Power’ exhibit. The first piece of equipment is an ammeter from 1945 with the original instruction card included. The second item is a 500-volt insulation... Read more of this article

Leopards Club Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Leopards Club Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines recently delivered the key note address at the Leopards Club International’s 70th Anniversary Luncheon held at the club. “The Leopard’s Club has played a significant role in bringing about change and equal rights to Bermuda. The club started at the Imperial Hotel on 24 February 1949 and is recognized... Read more of this article

Scholar Speaks To Students About Mary Prince

Scholar Speaks To Students About Mary Prince

On Monday, the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo attended a talk by visiting scholar Dr. Margot Maddison-MacFadyen at Clearwater Middle School. Dr. Maddison-MacFadyen was recently given a grant by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs to conduct research on one of Bermuda’s National Heroes, Mary Prince.Mary... Read more of this article

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 21], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Dr. E.F. Gordon, Premier David Burt, Janeiro... Read more of this article

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

[Updated] Titan Express will be hosting an “African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour” on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9 from 10.00 to 1.00pm, with tours starting promptly from Hamilton Ferry Terminal. A spokesperson said, “Journey into an untold Legacy and join in on an Island Bus tour and discover the island of Bermuda true past... Read more of this article

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

Column: 60th Anniversary of Theatre Boycott

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Friday, February 8th, 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the first meeting of the Progressive Group, in Flatts. That secret gathering began a 3+month process involving 18 people envisioning a better Bermuda and brainstorming strategies towards that end. As a result of that process, by mid-June 1959, the Theatre Boycott began,... Read more of this article

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is commemorating Black History Month by hosting two dinners that will celebrate prominent black Bermudians, Dame Jennifer Smith and Sir John Swan. A spokesperson said, “Dame Jennifer and Sir John, both former premiers of Bermuda, will each be honoured with a dinner at the hotel, open to the public. “Guests... Read more of this article

‘Tempest: Bermuda 1609′ Book Released

‘Tempest: Bermuda 1609′ Book Released

A new book — Tempest: Bermuda 1609 – takes a look back at the wrecking of the Sea Venture over 400 years ago. Written by S. Wright, the book’s description said, “Truth is stranger than fiction, and this book tells the true story of a group of people setting out for a new life in Virginia 1609. What followed defies the imagination.... Read more of this article

Museum Offers Free Admission In February

Museum Offers Free Admission In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February. “For over four decades, NMB has promoted the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of Bermuda’s cultural heritage through collecting practices, exhibitions, restoration projects, conservation, research, publications,... Read more of this article

Public Invited To World Heritage Planning Session

Public Invited To World Heritage Planning Session

The Bermuda World Heritage Site Management Committee of Bermuda is inviting the community to an open consultation session to take place the evening of Wednesday January 23rd, at which the committee will seek public input for the 2020 to 2025 management plan for Bermuda’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Bermuda World Heritage Site Management Committee... Read more of this article

CURB: Rename Second Day As ‘Mary Prince Day’

CURB: Rename Second Day As ‘Mary Prince Day’

CURB has suggested that Government “fully recognize the Emancipation origins of Cup Match” by renaming the second day of Cup Match as ‘Mary Prince Day.’ 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 brutality of slavery, with Ms Prince’s... Read more of this article