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Cedar + Sail Campaign On Maritime History

Cedar + Sail Campaign On Maritime History

The BTA, SailGP Community Steering Committee and ad agency AAC-PTIX have created “Cedar + Sail,” which is described as a “unique interactive campaign that drives awareness surrounding Bermuda’s maritime history using a modern day approach.” A SailGP spokesperson said, “The arrival of SailGP’s Season 2 opener in Bermuda... Read more of this article

NMB: Personal Journey & Personal Objects

NMB: Personal Journey & Personal Objects

The third event of the National Museum of Bermuda’s [NMB] “Tracing Our Roots/Routes” programme will be held on Wednesday, April 14th. “On Wednesday, April 14 at 5:30pmAT, a panel of experts from the Smithsonian Institution will lead a webinar sharing how personal stories and objects play an integral part in the development of a museum’s... Read more of this article

Old Bullet Found In Chimney Stacks At Verdmont

Old Bullet Found In Chimney Stacks At Verdmont

The Bermuda National Trust found a bullet during their search of the chimney stacks at Verdmont, as they prepared for upgrades to the building which began in January. BNT posted the photo below on social media, saying: “A bullet was the last thing we expected to find during our search of the chimney stacks at Verdmont, as we prepared for upgrades... Read more of this article

Photos: Understanding Holocaust Through Art

Photos: Understanding Holocaust Through Art

The Jewish Community of Bermuda is hosting an exhibition titled “Shoah: Understanding the Holocaust Through Art & Artifacts” at the Bermuda Society of Arts at City Hall, with the exhibition including an audio aspect. A spokesperson previously said, “This community outreach by the Jewish Community of Bermuda is titled ‘Shoah: Understanding... Read more of this article

Hamilton Princess Donates $2,000 To NMB

Hamilton Princess Donates $2,000 To NMB

Following their Black History Month dinner last month, in celebration of academic Dr Clarence Maxwell, Hamilton Princess & Beach Club donated $2,000 to the National Museum of Bermuda – Dr Maxwell’s charity of choice. $1,000 was donated by the hotel from the proceeds of the dinner which was then matched by the hotel’s ownership, the Green... Read more of this article

NMB: The Journey Of Family Discovery Part 2

NMB: The Journey Of Family Discovery Part 2

The second event of the National Museum of Bermuda’s [NMB] “Tracing Our Roots/Routes” programme will be held on Wednesday, March 17th at 5:30pm AT via Zoom. “A panel of local experts: Jane Downing, Registrar, National Museum of Bermuda, Ellen Hollis, Local Studies Librarian, Bermuda National Library, and Mandellas Lightbourne, Archivist,... Read more of this article

Kaelyn Fleming: Black History Month Essay

Kaelyn Fleming: Black History Month Essay

[Written by Berkeley Institute student Kaelyn Fleming, who received an honourable mention in the Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition] Dr. Claudette Fleming has been an advocate for seniors for 20 years. She started working at Age concern in July of 2006, working at a cubical as a lone employee. Now, she has a well-developed team of employees... Read more of this article

McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett: Black History Essay

McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett: Black History Essay

[Written by Warwick Academy student McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett, the second place winner of the Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition] The Cambridge English Dictionary defines a heroine as a woman who is admired for having done something very brave or having achieved something great. When I think of a black heroine of Bermuda’s legal system, Dame... Read more of this article

Razeeyah Robinson: Black History Month Essay

Razeeyah Robinson: Black History Month Essay

[Written by Whitney Institute Middle School student Razeeyah Robinson, the winner of the Conyers Black History Month Essay Competition] In honor of Black History Month, the contribution of this fascinating hero to the Bermuda legal system has been echoed over the years during his life and after. Julian Ernest Sinclair Phillips Hall was known to be young,... Read more of this article

Conyers Black History Essay Contest Winners

Conyers Black History Essay Contest Winners

Conyers announced the winners of the Black History Month Essay Competition, with Razeeyah Robinson winning first place, McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett winning second place, and Kaelyn Fleming receiving an honourable mention. A spokesperson said, “Conyers is pleased to announce the three prize recipients for the firm’s Black History Month Essay Competition:First... Read more of this article

Honouring Achievements Of Eugene Cox

Honouring Achievements Of Eugene Cox

As we celebrate Black History Month, BELCO said they are honoured to remember the achievements of Eugene Cox, saying “his 23 years with BELCO were a testament to tearing down racial barriers, determination and hard work.” A spokesperson said, “In 1962, Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] hired a young black man to work as... Read more of this article

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

A service to commemorate the life of US Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale — the last victim of the War of 1812 — was held this weekend in St George’s. Midshipman Dale, 20, died in Bermuda in February 1815 of wounds received while fighting in the War of 1812. For many years the U.S. Military commemorated Midshipman Dale on the anniversary... Read more of this article

Mobile African Foundation Timeline Exhibit

Mobile African Foundation Timeline Exhibit

The Mobile African Foundation Timeline Exhibit is being held at the Bermuda Society of Arts until March 9th, and an African Cultural Marketplace will be held on Saturday, February 27th at the exhibit. A spokesperson said, “Ashay University and sponsors present The Mobile African Foundation Timeline Exhibit being held at The Bermuda Society of... Read more of this article