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UK MP Praises Mary Prince In British Parliament

UK MP Praises Mary Prince In British Parliament

Bermudian national hero Mary Prince was praised during a recent session of the British Parliament, with MP Theresa Villiers saying that Ms Prince “never stopped resisting the oppression to which she had been subjected” and her “struggle has helped to create the better world in which we live today.” Speaking in the UK Parliament during... Read more of this article

Timeline: 5 Centuries Of Black History In Bermuda

Timeline: 5 Centuries Of Black History In Bermuda

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] has released an online publication — Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning 5 Centuries — which provides a comprehensive overview that aims to “provide people with a greater understanding and perspective.” A spokesperson said, “Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB]... Read more of this article

Titan Express Offering “Religious Freedom Tour”

Titan Express Offering “Religious Freedom Tour”

Titan Express will be offering “The Religious Freedom Tour” on Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, and Oct 31. A spokesperson said, “Titan Express Presents “The Religious Freedom Tour”, being held Saturdays in October, which is Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st. The Tour departs at 10:00am from outside the Visitor Service Center... Read more of this article

Titan Express Offering “The Freedom Tour”

Titan Express Offering “The Freedom Tour”

Titan Express will be offering “The Freedom Tour” on Sept 10, Sept 12, Sept 17, Sept 24, and Sept 26. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of 400 years of Parliament in Bermuda. Titan Express Presents “The Freedom Tour”, being held Thursdays and Saturdays in September, which is Sept 10th, 12th,17th,24th, 26th. “The... Read more of this article

Wreaths Laid To Commemorate End Of WWII

Wreaths Laid To Commemorate End Of WWII

Yesterday morning [Aug 15] people including Governor John Rankin and Minister of National Security Renee Ming laid wreaths at the War Memorial on the Cabinet Office grounds on Front Street to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. In an online post, Government House posted the photos below and said, “Yesterday morning the... Read more of this article

Mitchell House Museum To Re-Open On Aug 19

Mitchell House Museum To Re-Open On Aug 19

The St. George’s Historical Society announced that the Mitchell House Museum will be reopening on Wednesday, August 19th. A spokesperson said, “St. George’s Historical Society is pleased to announce the Re-Opening of Mitchell House Museum on Wednesdays and Saturdays, commencing August 19. “Step back in time in this 18th century home,... Read more of this article

CURB Support Call: Tucker’s Town Information

CURB Support Call: Tucker’s Town Information

CURB said they “support the call from researcher Ms. LeYoni Junos for Tucker’s Point Club “to show good faith” and share any and all information they may have in their archives on the land purchase and site plans of the Tucker’s Town property expropriated in 1920 by the Bermuda Land Development Company.” A spokesperson said, “Ms.... Read more of this article

Video: 400th Anniversary Of House Of Assembly

Video: 400th Anniversary Of House Of Assembly

A ceremony was held today [Aug 6] to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Bermuda’s House of Assembly and launch a set of commemorative stamps, with the ceremony held at the historic St. Peter’s Church in St. George’s. We will update with additional information if able, and in the meantime the 20 minute video is below. Related... Read more of this article

Events Leading Up To “A Moment Of Reflection”

Events Leading Up To “A Moment Of Reflection”

Mirrors, Imagine Bermuda and Social Justice Bermuda are inviting the community to participate in a moment of reflection on Saturday, August 8th. Glenn Fubler said, “Bermuda families traditionally enjoy recreation in August; offering an opportunity for reflection, facilitating our capacity to ‘respond’ rather than ‘react’ to life’s inevitable... Read more of this article

Video: A Look Back At Cup Match In 1961

Video: A Look Back At Cup Match In 1961

As the island celebrated this year’s Cup Match holiday, the Bermuda Government’s television station CITV provided a full array of programming showcasing both the historical aspects as well as highlights of past Cup Match games, including some footage of the 1961 Cup Match providing an interesting look at the Cup Match celebrations from almost... Read more of this article

Bermuda Celebrates First Mary Prince Day

Bermuda Celebrates First Mary Prince Day

Today [July 31] marks the first year the island officially celebrates Mary Prince Day, with the second day of Cup Match named after the iconic Bermudian who authored a book detailing her first hand experience of being enslaved, helping to galvanize the anti-slavery movement. In February 2020, the island’s Parliament approved an amendment to the... Read more of this article

Looking Back: History Of The Cup Match Classic

Looking Back: History Of The Cup Match Classic

[Written by Don Burgess] The build-up for Cup Match every year sees fans of both Somerset and St. George’s playfully roasting the other side. The game has grown tremendously from its inception in 1902, but its roots run much deeper than the first game. After the abolition of slavery on August 1, 1834, Black Bermudians formed Friendly Societies... Read more of this article

Video: Discussion On National Hero Mary Prince

Video: Discussion On National Hero Mary Prince

In the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, Chris Famous, Ajala Omodele, Minister Lovitta Foggo, and Rashida Godwin held a discussion on Mary Prince, with the panelists proving insight into her life as well as discussing the importance of a truthful telling of our own history. As the island gets set to celebrate Cup Match, the panelists... Read more of this article