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BNT Uses Virtual Programmes To Teach Online

BNT Uses Virtual Programmes To Teach Online

As the Covid-19 pandemic required students to undertake online learning from home, a partnership between the Department of Education and the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] utilized Zoom lessons and interactions with historical figures to to help children continue their educational pursuits. A spokesperson said, “A partnership between the Department... Read more of this article

City Of Hamilton To Honour George Burt

City Of Hamilton To Honour George Burt

The City of Hamilton will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of City Hall tomorrow [Feb 11], with the original tools used by George L. Burt, who laid the cornerstone of the building, to be on display. “The cornerstone is the very first stone laid for a building. It is usually in the northeast corner but there was too much building material... Read more of this article

Spaces Available For Two Free Theatrical Shows

Spaces Available For Two Free Theatrical Shows

“Spaces are available for the final two open-air theatrical performances chronicling the story of enslaved Bermuda heroine Sally Bassett this month,” the BTA said today. “The free evening events, held on Front Street’s Cabinet Office lawn, are generating positive reviews from audiences since being launched as part of a new fall cultural... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Sally Bassett Play Performance

Photos/Video: Sally Bassett Play Performance

[Updated with photos] An open-air theatrical performance commemorating Sally Bassett’s story, adapted from Dr Kim Dismont-Robinson’s play Trial by Fire, was held this evening [Oct 3] on the grounds of the Cabinet Office. You can watch the 45-minute live replay for below, and for a ‘better experience’ you can attend the play in person... Read more of this article

Lecture To Explore African Bermudian History

Lecture To Explore African Bermudian History

Organisers ‘Empowered Me Wellness’ will be presenting ‘Healing Thyself Through Knowing Thyself’ on September 22nd at Liberty Theater, saying the lecture and chat event will explore African Bermudian history with Mwalimu Melody Micere Van Putten and African Spirituality with Professor James Small.” A spokesperson said, “How... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Service Honours Pilot Darrell

Photos & Video: Service Honours Pilot Darrell

[Updated with photos] A Commemorative Service for Pilot James Darrell is taking place this evening [April 13] and you can tune in live below. In describing the event, St Peter’s Church said, “Pilot James [Jemmy] Darrell, one of the first King’s Pilots in Bermuda, died 12 April, 1815 and a commemorative service is held annually at his... Read more of this article

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Photos: Black History Month At Paget Primary

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 21], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Dr. E.F. Gordon, Premier David Burt, Janeiro... Read more of this article

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour

[Updated] Titan Express will be hosting an “African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Bus Tour” on Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 9 from 10.00 to 1.00pm, with tours starting promptly from Hamilton Ferry Terminal. A spokesperson said, “Journey into an untold Legacy and join in on an Island Bus tour and discover the island of Bermuda true past... Read more of this article

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Black History Month Celebrated At Princess

Hamilton Princess & Beach Club is commemorating Black History Month by hosting two dinners that will celebrate prominent black Bermudians, Dame Jennifer Smith and Sir John Swan. A spokesperson said, “Dame Jennifer and Sir John, both former premiers of Bermuda, will each be honoured with a dinner at the hotel, open to the public. “Guests... Read more of this article

African Bermudian Maritime History Presentation

African Bermudian Maritime History Presentation

Shirley Pearman and Maxine Esdaille will give a presentation on African Bermudian maritime history in the lead up to the Edward Cross Long Distance Race on Thursday, June 14 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the West End Sailboat Club. A West End Sailboat Club spokesperson said, “The interest in learning about Bermuda’s maritime history continues as... Read more of this article

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Photos: Paget Primary Black History Museums

Paget Primary School students and teachers transformed some of their classrooms into Black History Museums today [Feb 20], celebrating Black Bermudians who have made contributions to the Island, with visitors including family members, friends, school groups and seniors. Honorees being celebrated included Randolph Furbert, Dale Butler, Malachi Jones,... Read more of this article

Girlcott Available In All Public School Libraries

Girlcott Available In All Public School Libraries

The book Girlcott, which offers a take on the Theatre Boycott in Bermuda, is now available in all public school libraries. A spokesperson said, “There is a poster at the Ministry of Education office showing a student from Southampton Glebe School, now Dalton E. Tucker Primary school, reading a book. The picture says ‘I learn so much every... Read more of this article

Imagine Bermuda’s Family Friendly Walk & Talk

Imagine Bermuda’s Family Friendly Walk & Talk

Celebrating the 58th anniversary of the success of the Theatre Boycott, Imagine Bermuda will be hosting a free ‘Family Friendly Short Walk & Talk’ beginning at Whitney Institute on Sunday [July 2] from 5.30 pm in appreciation of the efforts of the Progressive Group. A spokesperson said, “He, not busy being born, is busy dying.” “This... Read more of this article