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WHM: Firefighter Lieutenant Russann Francis

WHM: Firefighter Lieutenant Russann Francis

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Nadia Laws] Russann Francis was looking for a challenge when she joined the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service at age 28. She applied not sure of what it entailed to join the organization, but quickly realised she had the determination and right mindset to succeed. Today, Lieutenant Francis is the highest... Read more of this article

WHM: Jessica Lewis Sprinting To Success

WHM: Jessica Lewis Sprinting To Success

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] She may only weigh 67lbs, but Jessica Lewis is strength personified, as the track paralympian has continued to reach her goals, proving that nothing can hold her back if she sets her mind to it. The athlete — who is the first Bermudian sprinter to compete in the Paralympics... Read more of this article

WHM: Katura Diving Into Olympic History

WHM: Katura Diving Into Olympic History

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Don Burgess] Katura Horton-Perinchief made history without realising it. In 2004 she became the first black woman, in the world, to compete in the Olympics as a diver. She had a humble start in the sport at the age of seven in Canada, but it wasn’t her only focus. “I ended up doing figure... Read more of this article

WHM: Historic Hilda Aitken, First Female MP

WHM: Historic Hilda Aitken, First Female MP

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] As one of the first women to win a seat in the House of Parliament, Hilda Aitken [1891 - 1987] set a course to create a place for women in politics. She won a seat in Smith’s during the 1948 election, along with her contemporary, Edna Watson, who won in Paget. The mother of two... Read more of this article

WHM: Norma Wade-Miller Breaking Legal Barriers

WHM: Norma Wade-Miller Breaking Legal Barriers

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] When it comes to inspiring women to enter in the judiciary system, Justice Norma Wade-Miller has been an inspirational force to be reckoned with. Mrs Wade-Miller, who was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2016, served over 25 years as a judge in Bermuda, retiring from her... Read more of this article

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

WHM: Survives Crash, Becomes First Female MP

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] Neither a plane crash nor a male dominated colonial parliament could keep Edna Watson down. In 1948, Edna Watson challenged for a seat in Paget and won, along with Hilda Aitken, who won the seat in Smith’s that same year, making them the first women to run and win a seat in Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

WHM: Na’imah Astwood Rising Up The Ranks

WHM: Na’imah Astwood Rising Up The Ranks

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Nadia Laws] For their first 82 years, the Bermuda Police Service was all male, and it was only in 1961 that the first women joined; now Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood is the highest ranking woman in the BPS. While she loves her job now, she recalls having some negative interactions with... Read more of this article

WHM: Bermudian Pilot Emily Siggins Flying High

WHM: Bermudian Pilot Emily Siggins Flying High

[Part of Women’s History Month Series] With Bermudians only a micro-fraction of the more than 7 billion people in the world and female pilots making up less than 7% of all airline pilots worldwide, Bermudian pilot Emily Siggins holds a unique place in the aviation world. She wanted to be a pilot since she was only 4 years old and after undergoing... Read more of this article

WHM: Fashion Super Stylist Shiona Turini

WHM: Fashion Super Stylist Shiona Turini

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Nadia Laws] Few people have been able to accomplish as much in the international fashion arena as Shiona Turini. Ms Turini, a fashion editor and style consultant, has worked at publications like W Magazine, Teen Vogue, CR Fashion Book and Cosmopolitan, which happens to be the largest women’s magazine... Read more of this article

WHM: World Champion Triathlete Flora Duffy

WHM: World Champion Triathlete Flora Duffy

[Part of Women’s History Month Series | Written by Robyn Bardgett] She is on top of the world as one of the world’s best triathletes and she credits Bermuda as part of what made her dream a reality. Flora Duffy started her triathlon career at the early age of seven and the island’s mild weather, undulating hills, winding roads and warm water... Read more of this article

Photos: BIU International Women’s Day Tea

Photos: BIU International Women’s Day Tea

The Bermuda Industrial Union held their 10th annual International Women’s Day Tea on Saturday afternoon [March 10] at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. The Guest speaker for this year’s event was Sister Shirley Pryce, a former domestic worker from Jamaica. Sister Pryce is the President and Founder of the Jamaica Household Workers’ Union and she... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Celebrates Women’s Day

Photos: Bermuda Celebrates Women’s Day

Crowds of people gathered at City Hall today [March 9], as Bermuda celebrated International Women’s Day, which has a theme of “Press For Progress” this year. IWD is held across the world and serves to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and today’s Bermuda event involved speeches, entertainment,... Read more of this article

IWD: Celebrating The Achievements of Women

IWD: Celebrating The Achievements of Women

Today is International Women’s Day, with people on the island and across the world celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. More than four hundred years after a baby girl became the first child to be born in Bermuda, the island’s women have continued to be pioneers in many facets of life. A Bermudian woman... Read more of this article