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Titan Express Offering Mary Prince Legacy Tours

Titan Express Offering Mary Prince Legacy Tours

Titan Express will be offering a Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour on August 20, August 22, and August 27 at 6.30pm and on August 29 at 10.00am. A spokesperson said, “With being unable to conduct the Mary Prince Legacy Bus tours in July, in follow up to the Emancipation Day and Mary Prince Day over the Cup Match holiday, we will instead offer the tours... Read more of this article

Bermuda Celebrates First Mary Prince Day

Bermuda Celebrates First Mary Prince Day

Today [July 31] marks the first year the island officially celebrates Mary Prince Day, with the second day of Cup Match named after the iconic Bermudian who authored a book detailing her first hand experience of being enslaved, helping to galvanize the anti-slavery movement. In February 2020, the island’s Parliament approved an amendment to the... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Mary Prince Emancipation Park

Photos & Video: Mary Prince Emancipation Park

As the island celebrates the first ever Mary Prince Day today [July 31], you can take a virtual visit to the Mary Prince Emancipation Park in Devonshire – which was recently renamed in honour of the Bermudian heroine – with a bird’s eye view via the aerial footage below. The park was previously called Devonshire Bay Park, and in renaming... Read more of this article

Video: Discussion On National Hero Mary Prince

Video: Discussion On National Hero Mary Prince

In the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, Chris Famous, Ajala Omodele, Minister Lovitta Foggo, and Rashida Godwin held a discussion on Mary Prince, with the panelists proving insight into her life as well as discussing the importance of a truthful telling of our own history. As the island gets set to celebrate Cup Match, the panelists... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Emancipation Park Sign Unveiled

Mary Prince Emancipation Park Sign Unveiled

In the lead up to the first observance of the Mary Prince holiday on July 31st, the Minister of Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo recently unveiled the new signage for the Mary Prince Emancipation Park.“The public will be aware that on July 17, Minister Foggo formally announced the Government’s intention to rename Devonshire Bay Park... Read more of this article

Petition Calls For Statue Of Mary Prince In UK

Petition Calls For Statue Of Mary Prince In UK

An online petition started by a British woman is calling to replace the recently removed statue outside the Museum of London Docklands with a statue of Bermudian Mary Prince, with the petition attaining over 1,000 signatures as of this writing. The petition said, “Following the recent removal of statues which depict pro-slavery historical figures... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Legacy Virtual Tour On July 28th

Mary Prince Legacy Virtual Tour On July 28th

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is inviting people to join in a virtual Mary Prince Legacy Tour on Tuesday, July 28th. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce invites members and non members to join the virtual Mary Prince Legacy Tour. The Tuesday, July 28th virtual event will be will be presented by Rashida Godwin of Titan Express... Read more of this article

Minister: “Mary Prince Emancipation Park”

Minister: “Mary Prince Emancipation Park”

Devonshire Bay Park will be renamed as “Mary Prince Emancipation Park,” Minister of Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said in the House of Assembly today. Minister Foggo said, “Based on how this pandemic is ravaging communities across the globe, it should come as no surprise that our beloved Cup Match was by necessity cancelled... Read more of this article

CURB On Mary Prince Day & Planned Statue

CURB On Mary Prince Day & Planned Statue

CURB congratulated Minister of Community Affairs, Labour & Sport Lovitta Foggo for “introducing changes to the Public Holidays Amendment Act changing Somers Day to Mary Prince Day, whilst also thanking Thomas Christopher Famous for his advocacy in educating the public about this issue.” A spokesperson said, “As stated by Minister... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Featured In Children’s Card Game

Mary Prince Featured In Children’s Card Game

Bermudian hero Mary Prince is set to be featured in an educational, inclusive children’s card game called Super Sapiens, which is being created by Bermudian Alexa Virdi. A spokesperson said, “This family friendly card game pays tribute to 12 inspiring women from around the world – the world’s real superheroes, ‘the Super Sapiens’.... Read more of this article

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Like many others of my age, we were never taught the full story of Bermudian, Caribbean or African History. We all grew up fully believing, to different degrees, whatever we were taught in school. Basically, European History. Specifically, British History. Fast forward a few decades, we all now have access to... Read more of this article

Renaming Of Somers Day To Mary Prince Day

Renaming Of Somers Day To Mary Prince Day

[Updated with PDF] “It is fitting that the second day of Cup Match be renamed after our National Hero, Mary Prince,” Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo said, as she spoke in Parliament about legislation being tabled — the renaming of Somers Day to Mary Prince Day. Speaking in the House of Assembly today... Read more of this article

The Scotsman Praises Mary Prince Play

The Scotsman Praises Mary Prince Play

The Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper, has praised British actress Amantha Edmead for “bringing empathy and energy” to the role of Mary Prince in her new show about the Bermudian trailblazer now being staged in Edinburgh. Ms Edmead wrote and stars in Sold!, based on the life of the Bermudian abolitionist. The production premiered... Read more of this article