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Video: Olympic Medalist Clarence Hill Interview

Video: Olympic Medalist Clarence Hill Interview

Bermuda’s most decorated boxer Clarence Hill has encouraged the island’s Olympians and Paralympians to aspire for greatness in Paris. Hill, who became the island’s first Olympic medal winner when he claimed bronze in the heavyweight division at the 1976 Montreal Games, describes competing against the best athletes in the world as an unforgettable... Read more of this article

‘Masked Freedom’ Event To Be Held

‘Masked Freedom’ Event To Be Held

King Alpha Productions is hosting “Masked Freedom,” a special event on African masquerade traditions as a key to freedom, featuring Professor Raphael Chijioke Njoku and Dr. David ‘Roots’ Chapman, on July 30 at St. Paul’s Centennial Hall during Emancipation Week 2024. Related Stories Gombey Documentary Special Edition The... Read more of this article

Theatre Boycott 65th Anniversary Celebrated

Theatre Boycott 65th Anniversary Celebrated

The 65th anniversary of the Theatre Boycott was celebrated during a recent Harbour Nights, with historical tributes, live performances, and community participation. A spokesperson said, “Harbour Nights – July 3rd – was dedicated to the celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott. A few minutes after 7 pm, the... Read more of this article

65th Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

65th Anniversary Of Theatre Boycott

There will be a celebration on Wednesday [July 3] marking the 65th Anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott. A spokesperson said, “This coming Wednesday, July 3rd , at Harbour Nights, starting at 7 pm, there will be a Celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the Success of the Theatre Boycott. This event is a collaboration involving the... Read more of this article

Lecture On 175 Years Of Portuguese History

Lecture On 175 Years Of Portuguese History

The Department of Culture, in collaboration with the Portuguese Cultural Association of Bermuda, hosted a Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture featuring Azorean historian Eduardo Medeiros. A Government spokesperson said, “Last week [June 27], the Department of Culture hosted their latest Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Portuguese... Read more of this article

Archaeological Materials Returned To Bermuda

Archaeological Materials Returned To Bermuda

Thirty-six boxes of 17th century archaeological material have returned to Bermuda after study at William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. A spokesperson said, “The returned materials include archaeological finds and records relating to the First Forts Project, undertaken between 1993 and 2003 by the Department of Anthropology at the College of... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour In July & August

Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour In July & August

The Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour will be held on select Sundays in July and August. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of Emancipation & Mary Prince Day, Titan Express & The African Ancestories in Bermuda are offering in July & August, “The Mary Prince Legacy Bus Tour”. The tour highlights Mary Prince’s experiences... Read more of this article

Friends Of Sandys To Hold Cup Match Walkabout

Friends Of Sandys To Hold Cup Match Walkabout

Friends of Sandys will hold an Emancipation Cup Match walkabout in Somerset, with guided walks on July 7 and July 13 covering historic sites and stories related to Emancipation and Cup Match. A spokesperson said, “There will be an Emancipation Cup Match walkabout held in Somerset next month, taking people on a route which will include sites which... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Sea Venture Triangle

Wallpaper Wednesday: Sea Venture Triangle

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series takes a captivating dive into Bermuda’s rich history, with a rendition of the Sea Venture shipwreck, Bermuda’s national motto, ‘Quo Fata Ferunt’ and the Bermuda Triangle. The design is available in two sizes; a Facebook profile cover image and also in a vertical format, ideally... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 2

Column: Bermuda’s Royal Naval Tanks, Part 2

[Column written by Dr Edward Harris] In the first part of this article on the Royal Naval Tanks at St. George’s Island, Bermuda, the earliest [1803] published image of the watering facility for British warships was presented. That picture and several others are discussed here in part two. Discussion of the Porgay Picture of 1803 While Porgay appears... Read more of this article

Archives To Host ‘Digitize It’ Open House

Archives To Host ‘Digitize It’ Open House

The Bermuda Archives is inviting the public to their upcoming 2nd Annual Open House on June 7, 2024, for International Archives Day, themed “Digitize It.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Archives formally invites the public to visit us, get a rare glimpse of our repository and collection, and learn more about the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Kim Swan’s Tribute to Chesley Trott

Column: Kim Swan’s Tribute to Chesley Trott

[Opinion column written by Kim Swan] I offer this tribute in honour of the life of Chesley Trott. Although my art teacher during my years attending Warwick Secondary School in the early 1970s, it was through golf at Port Royal Golf Course from 1971 that we truly came to know each other. To Maria, Chet, Velda, Teacher May and their families, I offer... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Stone Age Technology

Column: Bermuda’s Stone Age Technology

[Opinion column written by Dr Edward Harris ] The Stone Age generally ended some five thousand years ago with the invention of forging tools in iron. Prior to that, implements were made of stone and probably of timber, although the latter is less obvious in the archaeological record, as it tends to rot. Sadly perhaps, we have never declared a “Timber... Read more of this article

BNT Invites Public To Free Open Houses

BNT Invites Public To Free Open Houses

The Bermuda National Trust invites the community to free open houses in May to gather input on plans to revitalize Trust Museums. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda National Trust invites the community to learn about and give input into plans for Trust Museums at free open houses in May. In line with this year’s Heritage Month theme, Culture=Energy,... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Edward Harris On Flag, Heritage

Column: Dr Edward Harris On Flag, Heritage

[Written by Dr. Edward Harris] Is this flag Bermuda’s “National Jack”? Some years ago in the possibly unique series of 450-odd articles on Bermuda heritage, published in The Mid-Ocean News [now a victim of the digital age] and The Royal Gazette, I wrote a story about Bermudians and our connections with the Dutch island of St. Eustatius in the... Read more of this article

Remember When: Troy Darrell Faced Olajide

Remember When: Troy Darrell Faced Olajide

[Written by Stephen Wright] It has been exactly 37 years since Bermudian boxer Troy Darrell suffered a controversial defeat to Michael Olajide in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 10, 1987. The ten-round televised fight was considered a tune-up for the Canadian, a top prospect in the division, en route to contesting for the vacant IBF middleweight crown. However,... Read more of this article