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Community Gathers For ‘Walk Through History’

Community Gathers For ‘Walk Through History’

A group of approximately 40 people, including members of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], Somersfield Academy students, and event coordinator Glenn Fubler gathered at Victoria Park on Wednesday, May 1 for the Walk Through History event. A spokesperson said, “The Walk Through History, held on Wednesday, May 1st, began at noon at Victoria... Read more of this article

‘Walk Through History’ Event On May 1

‘Walk Through History’ Event On May 1

A lunchtime ‘Walk Through History’ will take place on May 1 at Victoria Park, retracing the pivotal events of May 1, 1981, during the General Strike. A spokesperson said, “Wednesday, May 1st, there will be a lunchtime ‘Walk Through History’ starting at Victoria Park at noon. This 45 minute procession, will follow footsteps... Read more of this article

Bermuda Set To Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

Bermuda Set To Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

Bermuda is set to commemorate the 80th anniversary of women’s suffrage, with a forum set to take place tomorrow [April 30]. A spokesperson said, “The 80th anniversary of the successful passage of the bill in our Parliament mandating women’s right to vote in Bermuda happened on Sunday, April 21st and this became law on May 15, 1944. In... Read more of this article

NMB Free Lecture: Britain’s Convicts In Bermuda

NMB Free Lecture: Britain’s Convicts In Bermuda

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] will present a free virtual lecture on May 9, 2024, featuring Dr. Anna McKay, discussing Britain’s convicts in Bermuda from 1824 to 1863. A spokesperson said, “The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is continuing its free Bermuda and the Atlantic World lecture series with a virtual lecture on May 9, 2024... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Quo Fata Ferunt

Wallpaper Wednesday: Quo Fata Ferunt

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday 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 sized... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Dispersion Tour To Visit NMB

African Bermudian Dispersion Tour To Visit NMB

The African Bermudian Dispersion Cultural Tour is holding an Anti-Slavery tour and visiting the National Museum of Bermuda on Saturday, March 23rd. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of The United Nations, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade which is held every year on March 25th, the African... Read more of this article

Remember When: Wellman Wins Indoor Gold

Remember When: Wellman Wins Indoor Gold

It has been exactly 29 years since Brian Wellman became the world indoor champion in the triple jump. He claimed the gold medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Barcelona, Spain, in 1995 with a leap of 17.72 metres, which still stands as a Bermudian record. Yoelvis Quesada, of Cuba, came second [17.62], and Serge Hélan, of France, placed third... Read more of this article

‘Globe Museum, The Story Of House & Its People’

‘Globe Museum, The Story Of House & Its People’

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] announce the publication of ‘Globe Museum – The Story of a House and its People’ by Diana Chudleigh. A spokesperson said, ” The author will be giving a special talk and signing copies of the book at the Globe Museum, St George’s on Saturday 16 March. “The Globe, on the corner of King’s Square... Read more of this article

Hospital Highlights For Black History Month

Hospital Highlights For Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month last month, the Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has released a collection of graphics on social media. Bermuda Hospitals Board said, “In recognition of Black History Month, we are looking back on the Black history of KEMH using information from the book ‘Care: 100 Years of Hospital Care in Bermuda’... Read more of this article

Collapsed Vault In St Peter’s Churchyard

Collapsed Vault In St Peter’s Churchyard

The vault above an ancient stone tomb in St. Peter’s Churchyard has collapsed. A spokesperson said, “The barrel-vault over an ancient stone tomb in St Peter’s Churchyard, St George’s, collapsed after many days of heavy rain, during Sunday night the 4th of February. The semi-circular vault fell into the grave space beneath it when a side... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Sponsors Tour Of Heritage Site

U.S. Consulate Sponsors Tour Of Heritage Site

To commemorate Black History Month, the U.S. Consulate General “invited Bermuda government and community leaders on a group walking tour of the Spittal Pond Nature Reserve to visit landmarks connected to the enslavement, resistance, and empowerment of people of African descent.” A spokesperson said, “The tour, led by the Bermuda National... Read more of this article

BELCO Honors, Pays Tribute To Eugene Cox

BELCO Honors, Pays Tribute To Eugene Cox

BELCO commemorated Black History Month by recognizing the late Eugene Cox. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO or the Company] is celebrating Black History Month by recognising the contributions of the Company’s outstanding Black leader, the Hon. Eugene Cox, JP, MP, who, despite many obstacles, went on to change... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Midshipman Dale Service

Photos & Video: Midshipman Dale Service

The annual Commemorative Service of the death of Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale [1795 - 1815] was held yesterday [Feb 24] at St Peter’s Church. The event programme noted, “Midshipman Dale is considered to be among the last victims of the War of 1812 and was tragically wounded during an exchange of fire on January 15th 1815, after the... Read more of this article

CedarBridge Black History: Unveiling Legends

CedarBridge Black History: Unveiling Legends

[Written by Anya Thompson] During Black History Month, the Social Studies Department at CedarBridge Academy initiated a creative project to honour the accomplishments and legacies of influential Black figures from various parts of the globe, as well as those who have made a lasting impact on Bermuda’s history. Both students and educators decorated... Read more of this article

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Month

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Month

Paget Primary School is holding their always impressive annual Black History Museum event, with this year’s event showcasing Cathy Bassett, Sir Stanley Burgess, Shiona Turini, James Darrell, Neletha Butterfield, Dr. Dorothy Louise Matthews Paynter, Rev Canon Thomas Nisbett, Commissioner Keeva Joell-Benjamin, Randy Horton, and Gita Blakeney Saltus,... Read more of this article

Black History Month: Alora Rabain

Black History Month: Alora Rabain

As Port Royal commemorates Black History Month, the spotlight turns to Alora Rabain, “Bermuda golf trailblazer.” A spokesperson said, “As we at Port Royal celebrate Black History Month we turn our attention to the dynamic duo who graced Port Royal with their presence which started with Alora Rabain in 1970. “While Frank Rabain’s... Read more of this article