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Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

[Updated] The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group said they applaud Premier David Burt for recognizing the Portuguese community by announcing a public holiday to commemorate the anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants, however they “remain concerned about the current dilemma of immigration reform that many Portuguese... Read more of this article

Festival Of The Holy Spirit Set To Start June 30

Festival Of The Holy Spirit Set To Start June 30

The 23rd Annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit will be held on June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2018 at the Square in St. George’s. The poster said, “Come and join us at the Square in St. George’s on Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st, 2018 for the 23rd Annual Portuguese Festival of the Holy Spirit. “With performances... Read more of this article

“Azores Day” On June 24th at Victoria Park

“Azores Day” On June 24th at Victoria Park

The Bermudian Heartbeats lecture series will continue with “Azores Day” set to be held on Sunday June 24th from 12pm to 6pm at Victoria Park. The event promo said, “Join us to celebrate an learn more about Azorean culture including live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, film, dance and more. Food will be available for purchase. “This... Read more of this article

Portugal Day Celebrated At Vasco da Gama

Portugal Day Celebrated At Vasco da Gama

Premier David Burt celebrated Portugal Day with other dignitaries and members of the Portuguese community at the Vasco da Gama Club on Reid Street in Hamilton this weekend. The Premier was welcomed by Club President Paul Franco [photographed shaking hands] and others for the celebration, who joined with Governor John Rankin; Minister of Social Development... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: St. Anthony’s Feast Procession

Photos & Video: St. Anthony’s Feast Procession

St. Anthony’s Church hosted a special feast day today [June 10] at their Middle Road location in Warwick which included a procession accompanied by the Somerset Brigade Band. The church held a special Mass to honour the patron saint St. Anthony before the procession which was followed by festivities in the church hall and patio with entertainment,... Read more of this article

Video: St. Anthony’s Feast Day Celebration

Video: St. Anthony’s Feast Day Celebration

[Updated] St. Anthony’s Church will be having a special feast day on Sunday [June 10] at their Middle Road location in Warwick which will include a procession and bazaar. The church bulletin said, “There will be a special Mass on Sunday, June 10th at 1:30pm to honour the patron saint St. Anthony. “There will be no 11:30am Mass on this... Read more of this article

Column: Let’s All Support Meaningful Inclusion

Column: Let’s All Support Meaningful Inclusion

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The announcement by Premier Burt to Parliament on Friday – 1/6/18 – that the Government intended to honour the contribution of local people of Portuguese Ancestry, next year, is an exemplary step. This measure resonates with the global initiative of the group called ‘The Elders’, which marks their 10th... Read more of this article

Column: Continue To Learn, Uplift & Celebrate

Column: Continue To Learn, Uplift & Celebrate

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Exactly 5 years ago I wrote a piece in the then Bermuda Sun to speak about our Portuguese-Bermudian community. Many in the Portuguese community reached out, resulting in long lasting friendships. “Often we get bogged down in the never ending Black vs White discussions and arguments. Yet we often forget... Read more of this article

Portugal Honorary Consul: ‘We Are Very Excited’

Portugal Honorary Consul: ‘We Are Very Excited’

Andrea Moniz DeSouza, the Honorary Consul of Portugal, was at the House of Assembly on Friday to witness the announcement of a new 2019 holiday in Bermuda, in honour of the Portuguese community. She was acknowledged by the Premier as being in the public gallery when he made the announcement that declared 4th November 2019 a public holiday to mark the... Read more of this article

Holiday To Mark Arrival Of Portuguese Immigrants

Holiday To Mark Arrival Of Portuguese Immigrants

[Updated] Noting that Bermudians of Portuguese heritage have made considerable contributions to the Island, Premier David Burt announced that November 4th, 2019 “will be declared a public holiday to mark the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants in Bermuda.”“Those first immigrants arrived from Madeira... Read more of this article

Footballer Pedro ‘Pauleta’ Resendes To Visit

Footballer Pedro ‘Pauleta’ Resendes To Visit

Footballer Pedro ‘Pauleta’ Resendes will be visiting Bermuda next month where he will host a children’s Football Workshop and be honoured at a Fundraising Dinner. A spokesperson said, “The Portuguese Cultural Association [registered charity #385] and the Vasco da Gama Club are pleased to jointly announce the visit to Bermuda of footballer... Read more of this article

Video/Photos: Santo Cristo Dos Milagres Festival

Video/Photos: Santo Cristo Dos Milagres Festival

[Updated with photos] The Portuguese community is gathering today [May 6] in order to celebrate “Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres” [Festival of the Christ of Miracles]. A centuries old tradition that originated in the Azores in the 17th century, the festival sees a solemn procession move through Hamilton, with participants walking on... Read more of this article

Community To Celebrate Portuguese Festival

Community To Celebrate Portuguese Festival

This Saturday [May 5] and Sunday [May 6] will see the return of the annual Santo Cristo festival at BAA Field, with the public invited to attend free of charge. A spokesperson said, “The festival’s organizers are pleased to announce that Portuguese recording artist, José Malhoa, will be headlining the weekend’s festivities. “Malhoa... Read more of this article