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Making Maternal Secrets

Lucinda Spurling is well-known for her award-winning Bermudian documentaries, but it has always been the writer and director’s ambition to do feature films, in particular, Bermuda stories that have international appeal. People told her that it was impossible to make a film in Bermuda; however, Maternal Secrets, which she co-wrote, directed and filmed exclusively on the island, has proved them wrong. Lucinda Spurling first made her name writing, producing and directing documentaries including Rare Bird, about the rediscovery of the cahow...

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Victory Over Violence

Whether directly or indirectly, the issue of domestic abuse is one that touches us all, as it affects one family in every neighbourhood on average. While Bermuda officially recognises such violence as criminal, the reality is that many in our co...

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Bermudians of the Year: Martha Dismont

For too many years too many children in Bermuda have suffered both emotionally and academically because of their vulnerability to issues outside their control affecting their families: economic challenges making affordable adequate housing diffi...

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Bermudians of the Year: Kevin Dallas

Were you to scan the crowds at any given moment during the America’s Cup this summer, you’d likely have found the Bermuda Tourism Authority chief Kevin Dallas briskly striding about the village, flanked by a coterie of tourism personnel. Alw...

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Bermudians of the Year: Winston Godwin

Sadly, naming Winston Godwin among Bermuda’s most influential people in 2017 might seem a bit premature. He and his now husband, Greg DeRoche, had fought exhaustively for their right to marry, but a change in government now puts their achievem...

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Bermudians of the Year: David Burt

If media reports through the first half of 2016 were to be believed, the Progressive Labour Party was a rudderless boat with mutinous crew. Opposition leader Marc Bean had disappeared from the public eye due to illness, and the race to replace h...