Looking Back On 2011: The Year In Photos

December 31, 2011

To mark the end of an eventful year, Bernews has chronicled some of the memorable events with a selection of the most arresting images of 2011. While many of the dramatic moments are here, so too are some of the more celebratory, intimate and poignant ones.

And although disciples of an American End-Times prophet took to Hamilton’s Streets early in 2011 to warn Bermuda would never see another New Year, it does seem the island is about to ring in 2012. And with that, all of us here at Bernews would like to wish all of you the very happiest of New Years!

January: Fireworks lit up the night sky as Bermudians welcomed in the New Year on January 1, 2011 [Link]

January: Dozens of young men and a handful of women entered the gates of Warwick Camp to begin their two week recruit camp [Link]

Recruit Camp Jan 16th 2011-1-7

January: Armed police boarded a sailboat after it returned from the Dominican Republic. Carlos Rogers and Kwesi Hollis were charged along with three other men with smuggling over $3 million worth of cannabis [Link]

January: A car accident on Harrington Sound Road in Smith’s Parish, saw the car damage a fence, a hedge, a wall and moongate before flipping upside down. [Link]

Car Accident Harrington Sound Road Bermuda Jan 24th 2011-1-6

January: The Bermuda Police Service were seen using a new vehicle. [Link]

T3 Police Trike Bermuda Jan 16th 2011-1-2

February:  Artwork below by Nahshon Hollis from Saltus at the Annual Schools’ Art Show at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA] Gallery [Link]

Nahshon Hollis Saltus Annual Schools Art Show Bermuda Feb 15th 2011-1

February: An SUV flipped over on Roberts Avenue near the junction with Parsons Road. [Link]


February: On World Wetlands Day the Minister of Public Works encouraged Bermuda residents to take a moment to appreciate the Island’s unique wetlands [Link]

Wetlands Bermuda Feb 1st 2011-1-4

February: Long jumper Tyrone Smith and basketball player Jenaya Wade-Fray were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year at the 30th Annual Sports Awards. [Link]

Annual Sports Awards Bermuda Feb 26th 2011-1-16

March: The Bermuda Fire Service  responded to a brush fire at the Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club, which saw flames leaping more than 20 feet in the air. [Link]

March: The day after the brush fire at the Riddell’s Bay Golf & Country Club smoke continued to pour from the area

March: The 2011 Telford Electric Magic Mile Races were held at the National Sports Center in Devonshire [Link]

April: A group of visitors descended on Bermuda, handing out literature in Hamilton claiming the world will end in May 2011. As evident, their prediction did not come to fruition [Link]


March: Protesters made their way to the Cabinet Building grounds to render their objections to the Tuckers Point SDO [Link]

March: Candles flickered around a tribute sheet yards from the spot where Jahmiko Leshore was fatally shot [Link]

jahmiko leshore tribute (2)

March: Bermuda beauty Deandra Brangman was crowned the winner of a professional model search campaign event in Britain [Link]


March: NASA said, “On March 14, 2011 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of Bermuda glowing like a gem in the Atlantic Ocean.

March: The demolition of the old hospital building began, paving the way for the new [Link]

April: Alex Masters [colorspace.am] photo from the Annual Exhibition [Link]

April: The inaugural AirTran flight from Baltimore-Washington International arrived in Bermuda, and was greeted by a water salute from fire trucks on the runway of LF Wade International Airport. [Link]

Airtran Inaugural Flight LF Wade International Airport  Bermuda April 7 2011-1

April: A 21-ft kite flew over St David’s for Good Friday, after Ernest McCallan built the kite with 16-foot lengths of 2×4, and a 5-foot extended piece for the header. [Link]

St. David’s County Cricket Club Gilbert Lamb Day Good Friday  Bermuda April 22 2011-1

April: A report of a “suspicious package” at the Cabinet Office on Front Street lead to the building being evacuated, as well as emergency responders arriving [Link]

Cabinet Building April 5 2011-6

April: The photos below of the Paschal Full Moon were taken off the east end of Bermuda, traditionally the first full moon of spring. [Link]

Full Pink Paschal Moon  Bermuda April 17 2011-1-2

May: The Police shot and killed a dog on Angle Street after the dog was set upon two people, who were violently attacked. [Link]

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May: Thousands of people lined the streets for the 2011 Bermuda Day Parade [Link]

June: The St. David’s Islanders and Native Community hosted their Annual Bermuda Pow Wow. [Link]

Bermuda Pow Wow St David's Islanders and Native Community June 18 2011 -1-10

June: The Bermuda Regiment, Bermuda Police, Bermuda Cadets Corps and the Bermuda Sea Cadets took part in the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade [Link]

June: Dr Philippe Rouja and James Delgado excavate inside the bow of the Mary Celestia, where wine believed to be over 150 years old was found [Link]

June: Jana Lynn Outerbridge was crowned the 2011 Miss Bermuda on June 12th, the first pageant held for over [Link]

Jana Lynn Outerbridge Miss Bermuda 2011 June 12 -1-3c

June:  Thousands of rubber ducks took to the waters of Ordnance Island in St. George’s  for the 2011 Rubber Duck Derby [Link]

July: Police attended the Kitchener Close, Sandys parish area and seized over 100 cannabis plants, some over 6 ft tall. [Link]

130 cannbis 11

July: The Bermuda flag, Bermuda shorts, scooters, and a group of Bermudians lead by Mark Anderson – aka Sybil Barrington – could be seen on the streets of London as the group took part in the 2011 London Pride Parade. [Link]


July: Numerous locals made their way west by both land and sea for the annual Non-Mariners Race took place at Mangrove Bay in Sandys [Link]

July: The Bermuda Police discovered a group of cannabis plants growing in the St David’s area described it as “5 foot trees in a 30 by 30 patch in St David’s.” [Link]

bermuda cannabis plants jily 2011 (2)

August: HWP paint shop fire on St Johns Road in Pembroke [Link]

aabermuda fire august 2011 HWP (31)

August: The 2011 Miss Teen Bermuda Islands contest was held, with Miss Devonshire Shaunte Simons winning the crown. [Link]

August: The Bermuda Powerboat Association hosted the annual Round the Island boat race [Link]

August: Hundreds of St George’s supporters turned out for the traditional post-Cup Match victory march which saw team captain Oronde Bascome lead the procession from King’s Square to St George’s Cricket Club on horseback. [Link]

August: Former sanitation worker Michael Pond received over $2,500 in donations after being fined in Court for slapping a teenage girl who told him he stinks [Link]


August: Staff at the Elbow Beach hotel  competed in the 1st Annual Colleague Photography Competition, below is the winning shot from the Landscapes category by Monica Massey.[Link]

Landscapes Winner

September: A vehicle was travelling along Frog Lane when it collided with two other cars in the area; one parked and one stationary. Five people suffered minor injuries and a 34 year old man was arrested on suspicion of impaired driving [Link]

bermuda accident frog lane sept 5 2011 (1)

September: Hundreds of people took part in the annual Labour Day march [Link]

September: St. Paul A.M.E. Church on the corner of Court and Victoria Street hosted its first service after transitioning from its Centennial Hall to the renovated sanctuary [Link]

St Paul AME Church Court & Victoria Streets New Sanctuary Bermuda September 4 2011-1-35

September: A tree crashed into the roof of a beauty salon in the Tiger Bay, St George’s area. [Link]

Tiger Bay tree Tropical Storm Maria hurricane weather Bermuda September 15 2011-1

September: Craig Cannonier is hugged by his son after being selected the new Opposition Leader in a tight race which saw him receive 50.44% of the vote [Link]

October: A Police car was involved in an accident which saw it crash into a wall on Somerset Road. [Link]

October: Bermuda’s National Football team took part in the World Cup CONCACAF Qualifiers [Link]

Bermuda vs Guyana October 11 2011-1-16

November: A 78 year old Southampton woman drove over a wall [Link]

November: Hundreds of people made their way to Hamilton in the early hours to take advantage of the Black Friday sales, with long lines forming before 5am [Link]

November: Senators, Ministers, Members of Parliament and other dignitaries attended the Reconvening of Parliament, with Governor Sir Richard Gozney reading the Throne Speech [Link]

November: The Reconvening of Youth Parliament took place at the House of Assembly [Link]

November: Scores of people lined the streets of Hamilton for the popular annual Santa Claus parade [Link]

December: In Motion School of Dance presented their second annual Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular [Link]

December: Over 70 boats took part in the 2011 Christmas Boat Parade in Hamilton Harbour [Link]

December: Hundreds of people celebrated Christmas on Elbow Beach [Link]

December: Bermudians got into the Christmas spirit, many decorating their homes for the season [Link]

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  1. On to the next one says:

    Thanks Bernews for the Memories!