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Photos: Seven Honoured On 40th Anniversary

Photos: Seven Honoured On 40th Anniversary

[Updated with video] As part of the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Bermuda, seven of the “emerging generation who are exemplars of ‘Thinking Globally and Acting Locally” were honoured today including Eugene Dean, Christopher Famous, Sumaya Lambe, Dwayne Robinson, Rosalind Wingate, Dr Carika Weldon, and... Read more of this article

Dr. Janet Ferguson: Crafting A Personal Story

Dr. Janet Ferguson: Crafting A Personal Story

Dr. Janet Ferguson, education expert, will lead a free webinar with the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] on Wednesday, June 16th at 5:30pm. A spokesperson said, “Dr. Ferguson, the former Executive Director of the Lifelong Learning Centre at Bermuda College is a storywork facilitator and a member of the board of StoryCenter [US]. She is also... Read more of this article

New Book On One Of Sea Venture Passengers

New Book On One Of Sea Venture Passengers

British author Margaret Rice has published a book entitled “The Henry Bagwell Story: English Adventurer, Virginia Planter 1589-1663,” described as the “previously untold story of Henry’s voyage to the new colony of Virginia in 1609, on the Sea Venture.” A spokesperson said, “A first-time English author has released... Read more of this article

Free Webinar Tribute To Dr Pauulu Kamarakafego

Free Webinar Tribute To Dr Pauulu Kamarakafego

The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tour and the Griot will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, June 3 focused on the life of Dr. Pauulu  Kamarakafego. A spokesperson said, “Join a free webinar with the African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural tour and the Griot for a tribute book reading and discussion based on the life of Dr. Pauulu R.N.O.B.... Read more of this article

Discover Hamilton Walking Tour With Town Crier

Discover Hamilton Walking Tour With Town Crier

The City of Hamilton will be hosting free ‘Discover Hamilton’ walking tours led by Hamilton Town Crier Ed Christopher. A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton invites you on a trip into the past with its free ‘Discover Hamilton’ walking tour, led by Town Crier Ed Christopher. “The tour, which commences this month and is a top-rated tour... Read more of this article

National Museum Releases Heritage Matters 8

National Museum Releases Heritage Matters 8

It’s time to dive back into Bermuda’s history with the release of Heritage Matters 8, the latest compilation of articles by Dr. Edward Harris, Founding Executive Director Emeritus of the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB]. For ten years, Dr. Harris’s weekly Heritage Matters column ran in the Mid Ocean News, and later the Royal Gazette, reminding... Read more of this article

CURB To Share ‘Shackles Of The Past’ Book

CURB To Share ‘Shackles Of The Past’ Book

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] announced that the family of the late David Critchley have given permission for his book Shackles of the Past to be offered as a download at the CURB website, free of charge under a Creative Commons license. A spokesperson said, “David Critchley was an early activist against discrimination in Bermuda. A... Read more of this article

May 12: CURB To Host Virtual Community Forum

May 12: CURB To Host Virtual Community Forum

Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] will be holding a virtual community forum and panel discussion entitled ‘The 1981 General Strike: Memories of a Fight for Justice’ on Wednesday, May 12th A spokesperson said, “CURB invites the public to join us for our next virtual community forum and panel discussion entitled The 1981 General Strike:... Read more of this article

Video: 1981 General Strike Anniversary

Video: 1981 General Strike Anniversary

In an effort to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1981 General Strike, Glenn Fubler has put together a special broadcast which will be co-anchored by Patrina O’Connor-Paynter, Robby Godfrey and Thaao Dill, and feature interviews and words from some of the people who were there. With half a dozen interviews included — all filmed via Zoom as to... Read more of this article

Video: 1981 General Strike Ceremony

Video: 1981 General Strike Ceremony

[Updated] In observance of the 40th anniversary of the General Strike of 1981, a ceremony is being held this afternoon [May 5], and you can tune in and watch live below. Glenn Fubler previously said, “Bermuda experienced significant change over the last half of the 20th century. This transformation propelled by a long-held desire for progress. While... Read more of this article

1981 General Strike Anniversary Ceremony

1981 General Strike Anniversary Ceremony

In observance of the 40th anniversary of the General Strike of 1981, a ceremony will be held tomorrow [May 5]. Glenn Fubler said, “Bermuda experienced significant change over the last half of the 20th century. This transformation propelled by a long-held desire for progress. While each milestone of this journey has been meaningful, on this May... Read more of this article

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