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Photos: Flora Duffy Delights Aspiring Triathletes

Photos: Flora Duffy Delights Aspiring Triathletes

A group of aspiring youth triathletes recently took part in the HSBC TriKids Clinic, with Flora Duffy making an appearance at the event. A spokesperson said, “Seventy-two aspiring youth triathletes flocked to the National Sports Centre for the HSBC TriKids Clinic on Sunday. The fully subscribed session provided triathlon skills training in cycling... Read more of this article

Mental Health Awareness Campaign Launches

Mental Health Awareness Campaign Launches

Family Centre is launching a mental health awareness campaign for children and teens. A spokesperson said, “Family Centre, in partnership with RBK Advertising + Design and One Communications has launched a public awareness campaign to bring attention to mental health issues with Bermuda’s children and teens. The campaign launched this week during... Read more of this article

Bright Start Programme Expands For 3-Year-Olds

Bright Start Programme Expands For 3-Year-Olds

The Department of Education is expanding the preschool Bright Start Programme for 3 year old children during the 2021/2022 school year. A Government spokesperson said, “This programme was introduced in alignment with Plan 2022 strategy 2.4, which calls for the expansion of preschool spaces to include children who are 3 years of age. The programme... Read more of this article

BZS: Kids On The Reef Programme

BZS: Kids On The Reef Programme

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] recently completed the ninth year of the Kids on the Reef spring programme, “an immersion programme teaching children the significance of marine conservation and the skills of free-diving.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Zoological Society recently completed the ninth year of the Kids on the Reef... Read more of this article

BUEI To Present Second ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’

BUEI To Present Second ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] will be holding the second installment of its ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ starting on Saturday [July 24]. A spokesperson said, “An exciting and engaging hour for kids and parents alike! Continuing this Saturday, July 24th, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute presents its second installment... Read more of this article

Increase In Monthly Stipend For Foster Families

Increase In Monthly Stipend For Foster Families

The Ministry of Social Development and Seniors has announced an increase in the monthly stipends for traditional and kinship foster parents. A Government spokesperson said, “Effective May 1st, 2021 Bermuda’s traditional and kinship foster parents have received a 10% increase in their monthly stipends, and will receive another 10% increase effective... Read more of this article

Photos: Father Of Year Essay Contest Winners

Photos: Father Of Year Essay Contest Winners

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc held the fourth Father of the Year Essay competition, which honoured eight fathers. A Government spokesperson said, “Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21, and to celebrate fathers and all they do for their children, Primary 5 and Primary 6 students in the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Photos: DCFS Honours Foster Care Families

Photos: DCFS Honours Foster Care Families

The Department of Child & Family Services [DCFS] recently hosted an appreciation dinner to recognize Bermuda’s Foster Parents. DCFS usually hosts a lunch to honour foster families, however this year, due to public health regulations, a catered drive-in dinner service was arranged. “The Ministry of Social Development and Seniors is pleased to... Read more of this article

Dockyard Playground To Reopen On Friday

Dockyard Playground To Reopen On Friday

The Dockyard Playground, inclusive of the sprinklers, will reopen on Friday, May 28th. A spokesperson said, “WEDCO is pleased to announce the reopening of the Dockyard Playground, inclusive of the sprinklers, on Friday, May 28, 2021. The playground will be accessible every day at any time with the sprinklers being operational daily from 8:00am... Read more of this article

Govt Opens Summer Day Camp Registration

Govt Opens Summer Day Camp Registration

The registration for Government’s annual Summer Day Camp starts today [May 26], with the camp to cost $60 per week, and be available for children aged 4 – 14 years old. A Government spokesperson said, “Parents are reminded that registration for Government’s annual Summer Day Camp starts on May 26th at 9.30 a.m. “Interested... Read more of this article

Govt To Offer Summer Day Camp Programme

Govt To Offer Summer Day Camp Programme

Government will be facilitating their annual Summer Day Camp Programme starting on July 5th, with the camps to cost $60 per week and be available for children aged 4 – 14 years-old. A spokesperson said, “The Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, Dr. Ernest Peets confirmed that Government will be facilitating its 50th annual Summer Day Camp... Read more of this article

Column: Foster Parenting In Bermuda

Column: Foster Parenting In Bermuda

[Column written by Senator Lindsay Simmons] Being a foster parent is one of the most rewarding experiences one could ever have. Opening up your home and your heart to a young person in need is truly amazing. It is also not for the faint of heart. When you welcome children into your homes one can never know what to expect. Most foster children are your... Read more of this article

Youth & Sport Offer Special Childcare Service

Youth & Sport Offer Special Childcare Service

The Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation [DYSR] is advising that it “will once again offer a special childcare service for essential workers who are in need of daycare assistance for their children.” A Government spokesperson said, “The service is a similar programme which was provided last year during the shelter-in-place period... Read more of this article