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ZFB Radio Marks 60 Years Of Broadcasting

ZFB Radio Marks 60 Years Of Broadcasting

ZFB Radio recently celebrated its diamond jubilee, having started broadcasting back on August 30, 1962. A spokesperson said, “ZFB Radio recently celebrated its diamond jubilee, as the radio station began operations 60 years ago. “The story of ZFB radio began at 6.00am on Monday, August 30th, 1962, in a small cottage on Berkeley Road across from... Read more of this article

Celebratory Dive 18 Years After Making History

Celebratory Dive 18 Years After Making History

[Written by Stephen Wright] Katura Horton-Perinchief rolled back the years with a celebratory dive to mark her eighteenth anniversary of becoming the first Black woman in the world to compete in diving at the Olympic Games. She performed the dive yesterday at the Aquatics Facility at the National Sports Centre, where she holds her Star Diving Camp... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Photos/Video: Black Nurses Exhibit At BSOA

Two Emancipation Commemoration exhibits were on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts [BSoA], including “Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in a Segregated Bermuda.” A Government spokesperson previously said, “The Emancipation Commemoration continues with two exhibits at the Bermuda Society of Arts. “Our special exhibit,... Read more of this article

PwC Interns Assist At Verdmont Museum

PwC Interns Assist At Verdmont Museum

Bermudian university students interning at PwC this summer made their mark on the heritage of Verdmont museum in Smith’s Parish on Friday 5 August. A spokesperson said, “Working with the Bermuda National Trust Heritage Team, the interns provided hands-on help and insightful input for the Trust’s ongoing efforts to expand community and cultural... Read more of this article

Minister Visits Smith’s Island Archaeology Site

Minister Visits Smith’s Island Archaeology Site

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr Ernest Peets recently visited Smith’s Island in St George’s where archaeological and historical research is being conducted A Government spokesperson said, “Ongoing archaeological and historical research into Bermuda’s history on Smith’s Island is being conducted Dr. Michael Jarvis and archaeology... Read more of this article

US Actress Allison Janney Visits Bermuda

US Actress Allison Janney Visits Bermuda

A US actress has travelled to Bermuda courtesy of the hit television show Who Do You Think You Are? The series, which traces the ancestries of celebrity guests, featured Allison Janney, from the critically acclaimed TV show The West Wing, who visited the National Museum of Bermuda to learn about her ancestor, Stephen Hopkins. A rebellious character... Read more of this article

‘The Friendly Society Tour’ On August 12 & 26

‘The Friendly Society Tour’ On August 12 & 26

Titan Express & the African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tours is offering ‘The Friendly Society Tour’ this month. A spokesperson said, “This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased from titantoursbermuda.com. Tour Dates & Times: The Friendly Society Tour starts at 6:30PM to 8:30PM, August 12th, & 26th Cost: $30 A... Read more of this article

Emancipation Website & Art Exhibition Launch

Emancipation Website & Art Exhibition Launch

Earlier this week, the Department of Culture unveiled an exhibition entitled ‘Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in Segregated Bermuda,’ which is currently on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts. “The exhibition is partially virtual and links to a new Emancipation website developed by the Department, which chronicles key milestones... Read more of this article

National Museum Welcomes Summer Interns

National Museum Welcomes Summer Interns

Six Bermudian students are taking part in the National Museum of Bermuda’s [NMB] summer internship programme this year getting hands-on work experience and training in all aspects of museum work, including learning best practices in heritage management, as well as deepening their understanding of Bermuda’s diverse history. Through the programme,... Read more of this article

Video: Gina Swainson In Miss Universe 1979

Video: Gina Swainson In Miss Universe 1979

While best known for winning the Miss World Pageant in 1979, Gina Swainson also placed as first runner up in the 1979 Miss Universe Pageant, which was held 43 years ago today [July 19] in Perth, Australia. The two pageants are organised by two separate entities and it is quite rare for someone to place so high in both events, making Ms. Swainson’s... Read more of this article

Post-Emancipation, Friendly Society Effects

Post-Emancipation, Friendly Society Effects

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is offering a free virtual lecture on July 21 entitled ‘Societal Changes in Post-Emancipation Bermuda and the ‘Friendly Society’ Effects.’ A spokesperson said, “The National Museum of Bermuda is continuing its Bermuda and the Atlantic World lecture series with a free virtual lecture on Thursday,... Read more of this article

Events To Mark St. George’s 410th Birthday

Events To Mark St. George’s 410th Birthday

On July 11, 1612, English settlers arrived in Bermuda on a ship called ‘The Plough’ and established the Town of St. George, and in honour of the 410 anniversary of that event, St. George’s will have a series of events throughout the afternoon of Monday, July 11. A representative of the St. George’s Stakeholder Committee, a group of business... Read more of this article

‘An Overlooked Bermudian Freedom Narrative’

‘An Overlooked Bermudian Freedom Narrative’

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] has published an article entitled ‘Benjamin Benson: An Overlooked Bermudian Freedom Narrative‘, which provides details about the narrative of the life of Mr Benson — who was born enslaved in 1818 — noting that the “edition exposes aspects of slavery in Bermuda that are little documented”... Read more of this article