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“Sea Freedom Land” Tours On Jan 16th & 30th

“Sea Freedom Land” Tours On Jan 16th & 30th

A Journey to Telle and Titan Express will present “Sea Freedom Land” on Saturday, January 16 and Saturday, January 30. A spokesperson said, “With the world at a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Shuntelle Paynter, of ‘A Journey To Telle’ has decided to operate from a solution-focused standpoint and provide a limited travel... Read more of this article

Rare Bermuda ₤10 Banknote Being Auctioned

Rare Bermuda ₤10 Banknote Being Auctioned

Live bidding will begin on January 7, 2021 for a rare ₤10 Bermuda banknote from 1964, with the auction expected to reach bids of up to $3,000. The description of the note on WorldBanknoteAuctions.com says, “Highest denomination of the pre-decimal series and very scarce in all grades. Photo courtesy World Banknote Auctions:“According... Read more of this article

U.S. House Resolution Honours Joseph Rainey

U.S. House Resolution Honours Joseph Rainey

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Resolution to designate a room in the United States Capitol as ‘the Joseph H. Rainey Room’, serving to honour the historic life of the one time Bermuda resident who went on to become the first Black man to serve in the House of Representatives. The Resolution noted that Rep. Rainey “was born... Read more of this article

“Sea Freedom Land” Tour To Be Offered

“Sea Freedom Land” Tour To Be Offered

Titan Express and Shuntelle Paynter of ‘A Journey To Telle’ will be offering the “Sea Freedom Land” tour on December 12th and January 16th. A spokesperson said, “With the world at a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Shuntelle Paynter of ‘A Journey To Telle’ has decided to operate from a solution-focused standpoint and... Read more of this article

BNG To Unveil Magna Carta Reproduction

BNG To Unveil Magna Carta Reproduction

The Bermuda National Gallery will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta on Tuesday, December 8. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Gallery will be unveiling a limited edition reproduction of the Magna Carta which has been gifted to the gallery by an anonymous donor to mark 400 years since the first sitting of parliament... Read more of this article

Joint Statement On Marking December 2, 1977

Joint Statement On Marking December 2, 1977

[Join statement from a number of people] December 2 marks the anniversary of the most challenging chapter of the Bermuda story in the 20th century. That weekend – December 2, 1977 – was an explosive culmination to a decade scarred by violence, including the assassinations of Police Commissioner Duckett and Governor Sharples, concluding with the... Read more of this article

Videos: 41 Years Ago Bermuda Won Miss World

Videos: 41 Years Ago Bermuda Won Miss World

41 years ago today [Nov 15] Miss Bermuda Gina Swainson won the Miss World contest, becoming the first, and to this date, the only Bermudian to ever win a major international beauty pageant, and the photos and videos below can give you a walk down memory lane to see the crowning moment.Also notable as one of the few pageant contestants from around... Read more of this article

Black History Timeline Available For Purchase

Black History Timeline Available For Purchase

The “Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning Five Centuries” book is now available in hardcopy for purchase. A spokesperson said, “Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] is excited to announce that Black History in Bermuda: Timeline Spanning Five Centuries is now available in hardcopy for purchase. “The publication,... Read more of this article

Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture On November 5th

Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture On November 5th

The Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series will be holding an online discussion via Zoom of “Parliament’s 400th Anniversary: A Conversation with the Hon. John J. Barritt and Mr. Arthur Hodgson” on Thursday, November 5th. In an online post, the Bermuda Government said, “The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs invites you to a Bermudian... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Emperor Selassie In Bermuda

Historical Video: Emperor Selassie In Bermuda

The historical video below of the second visit of Emperor Haile Selassie I to Bermuda highlights his arrival on the island. The video description says, “Emperor Haile Selassie I lands at the Bermuda airport and is met by the Governor and other Government officials.” Video courtesy of the Bermuda Archives/National Library: Related... Read more of this article

‘Death In Paradise: Stories Of Mystery & Murder’

‘Death In Paradise: Stories Of Mystery & Murder’

The Bermudian Heartbeats Lecture Series will be holding an online discussion via Zoom of “Death In Paradise: Stories Of Mystery And Murder Most Foul” on Thursday, October 29th. In an online post, the Bermuda Government said, “The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs presents “Death in Paradise: Stories of Mystery and... Read more of this article

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