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Column: Dr Astwood On Why Wantley Matters

Column: Dr Astwood On Why Wantley Matters

[Opinion column written by Dr. Norma Cox Astwood] The history of Berkeley’s relationship with Wantley extends beyond the bricks and mortar that built those edifices. The history is what those buildings represent. To demolish Wantley is to further annihilate and deny Bermuda’s black population, and by extension all of Bermuda’s population, another... Read more of this article

Decolonising Archaeology In Bermuda Webinar

Decolonising Archaeology In Bermuda Webinar

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] will be hosting a free webinar entitled “Decolonising Archaeology in Bermuda” on Thursday [July 1] from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. A spokesperson said, “Tucker’s Town Burial Ground is a lasting memorial of a once thriving free Black community in Bermuda. The burial plot, long neglected and overgrown,... Read more of this article

Video: Discussion On Anti-Apartheid Movement

Video: Discussion On Anti-Apartheid Movement

At 5.30pm today [June 26] there will be a live panel discussion to mark the observance of the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “In observance of the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Bermuda on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 5.30pm, there will be a Virtual Panel... Read more of this article

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

Book Signings To Be Held With Van Putten

Book Signings To Be Held With Van Putten

Upcoming book signings will focus on the book Ashay! Bermuda History for Young People by author Mwalimu Melodye Micëre Van Putten, with the book aimed at youth aged 13 to 19-years-old and aiming to help them to “grow themselves via self-reflection and study of the history for its valuable lessons.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Legacy & Friendly Society Tours

Mary Prince Legacy & Friendly Society Tours

Titan Express and the African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tours will be offering Mary Prince Legacy and Friendly Society Tours over the summer. A spokesperson said, “In recognition of Emancipation, Titan Express & The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tours is offering in July, “The Mary Prince Legacy Tour” and in August, “The... 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

Restoration Completed At Manor House Tower

Restoration Completed At Manor House Tower

The ‘birdcage’ at the Manor House Tower on Harrington Sound Road has been placed back in its original location after being removed due to issues sustained during Hurricane Paulette. A spokesperson said, “Thursday morning saw an iconic Bermuda landmark placed back in its original location. Situated on Harrington Sound Road the ‘birdcage’... 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