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St George’s Preparatory Holds Poetry Workshop

St George’s Preparatory Holds Poetry Workshop

[Written by Vejay Steede] The 2020-2021 school year has been turbulent to say the least. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the Bermuda Public School System schedule this year, and remote learning is still a decidedly inexact science for BPSS staff and students at this stage. Things are improving though, and with improvement – with evolution – comes... Read more of this article

Photos: New ‘Fire & Slice’ Eatery To Open

Photos: New ‘Fire & Slice’ Eatery To Open

[Written by Vejay Steede] As we emerge from our Covid-induced hibernation, we’ll naturally start to see things that were not there when the most recent lockdown started. It will take a while for us to get back to those days when raft-ups didn’t trigger Shaggy tune remixes, and international recording artists were able to entertain locals and tourists... Read more of this article

Column: Back To School, Covid, Teaching & More

Column: Back To School, Covid, Teaching & More

[Written by Vejay Steede] Schools across the island will open their doors to students today after an extended period of remote learning. As the narrative goes, schools were closed in March to exercise an abundance of caution due to rising Covid-19 cases and several exposures in schools, which led to quarantines.Now we’re returning to school with... Read more of this article

Bermuda Pie Company Opens In East End

Bermuda Pie Company Opens In East End

[Written by Vejay Steede] There’s a phenomenon developing in the East. Borne of the passion of young entrepreneur Kris Furbert, The Bermuda Pie Company is aiming to become an essential Bermudian eatery. Located on the grounds of Wellington Oval, home of the St. George’s Cricket Club, the modest structure nestled on the West corner of the northern... Read more of this article

Photos: SGPS Celebrates 100 Days Of School

Photos: SGPS Celebrates 100 Days Of School

[Written by Vejay Steede] Last Thursday, March 11, marked the 100th day of the school year in Bermuda. The annual milestone passed with a casual acknowledgement in some environments, and little more than a passing glance in others, but the students and staff at the St. George’s Preparatory School [SGPS] took the opportunity to celebrate the number... Read more of this article

Video: East End Primary Hold Virtual Parade

Video: East End Primary Hold Virtual Parade

[Written by Vejay Steede] Students and staff at East End Primary [EEP]  took a stand against the general malaise that has engulfed our country since the Covid19 containment measures came into effect in mid-March. Their joyous protest came in the form of a video produced by a committee of teachers from video clips and pictures provided by members of... Read more of this article

Paget Primary To Create Black History Museum

Paget Primary To Create Black History Museum

[Written by Vejay Steede] Paget Primary’s third annual Bermuda Black History Museum will be staged on Thursday, February 27th from 9am – 2pm. The always wonderful exhibit will be open to the public, and several schools [preschool and primary] have been invited, as in previous years. Invitations have also been sent out to honored guests, such... Read more of this article

Video: Students Say ‘Thank You’ To Bus Drivers

Video: Students Say ‘Thank You’ To Bus Drivers

[Written by Vejay Steede] The second annual Bus Driver Appreciation Week at East End Primary kicked off with the neo-traditional whole school greeting at the entrance to the Eastern Bus Depot this morning. Principal Julie Foggo led the entire school up to the corner of Grenadier Lane and Old Military Road to meet with Division President Hayward and... Read more of this article

Column: 5 Things We Learned From Fight Night

Column: 5 Things We Learned From Fight Night

[Written by Vejay Steede] Bermuda’s latest high class evening of prizefighting was held at the always elegant Fairmont Southampton last Saturday night. It was an awesome event, where government officials rubbed shoulders with hard-working blue collar Bermudians to sing, dance, chant, and wave their flags in support of our local pugilists as they squared... Read more of this article

St. George’s Prep Take Their Words For A Walk

St. George’s Prep Take Their Words For A Walk

[Written by Vejay Steede] The residents and workers of the Old Town of St. George’s were treated to a whimsical parade of perceptive words and equally extravagant costumes yesterday, as the students and staff of the St. George’s Preparatory School [SGPS] took to the streets to celebrate life, love, and language for the school’s third annual Vocabulary... Read more of this article

Column: The ‘Bermudian Staycation’ Review

Column: The ‘Bermudian Staycation’ Review

[Opinion column written by Vejay Steede] There’s an old adage that life can become decidedly unbearable if you don’t slow down, even stop, and smell some variety of fragrant plant that will somehow rejuvenate your spirit and get you high stepping along the road to happiness. Well, when you’re forced to stop, sometimes the only option is to smell... Read more of this article

Vejay Steede Column: ‘Four Verses & A Comma’

Vejay Steede Column: ‘Four Verses & A Comma’

[Opinion column written by Vejay Steede] It’s Pride Week! What a wonderful time we live in! Seeing the outpouring of support and well wishes for Bermuda’s LGBTQ community recently has been distinctly heartwarming. We are, it seems, making progress toward true enlightenment. Acceptance of what most heterosexual, cisgender Bermudians would probably,... Read more of this article

Inaugural St George’s Prep Heritage Day Triathlon

Inaugural St George’s Prep Heritage Day Triathlon

[Written by Vejay Steede] The staff and students of the St. George’s Preparatory School [SGPS] have started a wonderful new tradition to commemorate Bermuda Day. Thursday morning marked the inaugural SGPS Heritage Day Triathlon, an event designed to pay tribute to the popular half-marathon and bike race staged each 24th of May. The initial event was... Read more of this article