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Review: Chaka Khan Lights Up Bermuda Festival

Review: Chaka Khan Lights Up Bermuda Festival

[Written by Vejay Steede] First thing’s first; Chaka Khan is a Goddess. She is a criminally underrated vocalist whose voice can deliver primal screams with the same unflinching mastery as it delivers melodic lullaby hums. She is, in a word, magnificent. Now don’t get me wrong; those of us who know her power certainly consider Chaka a legend. The... Read more of this article

Review: A Centenary Gala Forged In Passion

Review: A Centenary Gala Forged In Passion

[Written by Vejay Steede] Saturday night marked many things. Children were born, elders passed, big life moments were celebrated around the globe … but perhaps the most significant mark on Bermuda’s collective history was being made by the Bermuda Union of Teachers’ Executive at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday night. You see Saturday was... Read more of this article

B.U.T. Celebrates A Century Of Shaping Lives

B.U.T. Celebrates A Century Of Shaping Lives

[Written by Vejay Steede] Conceived at the gravesite of Miss Rosa Butterfield in 1919, the Bermuda Union of Teachers has forged a story to be celebrated, commemorated, and awed by. As the story goes: having grown utterly distraught by watching several of their colleagues in the teaching profession pass before their time [Miss Butterfield was just 43... Read more of this article

Review: ‘Bermuda’s Got Talent, That’s A Fact’

Review: ‘Bermuda’s Got Talent, That’s A Fact’

[Written by Vejay Steede] Bermuda’s got talent. That’s a fact. We don’t always nurture our talent as holistically as it deserves to be nurtured, but we have an abundance of raw talent here. When that talent is paired with self-belief, drive, and the will to make a mark by any means necessary, well, Bermudians go to Hollywood. I was recently blessed... Read more of this article

Food Review: Restaurant Weeks At Little Venice

Food Review: Restaurant Weeks At Little Venice

[Written by Vejay Steede] How does one transform a chilly, overcast midweek January evening into a truly memorable night? Well, if you’re in Bermuda, then you make a reservation at Little Venice on Bermudiana Road, and let the magic begin. We arrived just after 7.00 pm, and were greeted by Tashana, who would be our server for the evening. Tashana... Read more of this article

Food Review: Marcus’ At Hamilton Princess

Food Review: Marcus’ At Hamilton Princess

[Written by Vejay Steede] Day Two of Restaurant Weeks 2018, and I find myself at Marcus, inside the luxurious Hamilton Princess. My partner and I arrived late, but we were greeted with warmth and respect, and seated immediately. The Ambiance is perfect inside Marcus; the lighting and background music is set at the exact level of non-intrusive most... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Undefeated Was An Enthralling Event’

Column: ‘Undefeated Was An Enthralling Event’

[Written by Vejay Steede] Saturday night ended hard. So hard that I didn’t want to write this. After a long evening of combat sports competition, all I keep seeing is Nikki laying under the bottom rope just a yard to my right, struggling to get to his feet before the referee reached the dreaded ten count. In wanted to reach out and pick him up. I... Read more of this article

Reza Cuts A Massive Slice Of Entertainment

Reza Cuts A Massive Slice Of Entertainment

[Written by Vejay Steede] Flummoxed. Just straight flummoxed. Not that you should go to an illusionist’s show and try to figure things out, but, let’s be honest; most of us have a secret desire to watch something impossible and think to ourselves: “Yeah, I can do that.” Thing is, most of us can’t begin to unravel the mysteries of magic and... Read more of this article

Column: Why I Didn’t Vote In The Referendum

Column: Why I Didn’t Vote In The Referendum

[Opinion column written by Vejay Steede] A few days have passed since Bermuda engaged in an utterly distasteful and arrogant exercise; well, 47% of Bermuda’s registered voters did anyway. The referendum on same sex marriage [SSM] and same sex civil unions [SSCU] held on June 23, 2016 was, to put it mildly, a despicable thing. Why this government felt... Read more of this article

Traditions: “The Four Pillars of Cup Match”

Traditions: “The Four Pillars of Cup Match”

[Written by Vejay Steede] Well into its second century, Bermuda’s annual emancipation celebration has evolved into much more than just a cricket game! More popular than ever, Cup Match in Bermuda is now a fully charged four day fete, with loads to do and see, and plenty high quality revelry to indulge in. In recent years, the four day weekend that... Read more of this article