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The Consummate Bermudian

The Consummate Bermudian

The Bermuda Roof

One of the best things to tell people about Bermuda (and there are lots of them) is that we catch our fresh water from the sky and store it under our homes because we have no natural source of fresh water - like lakes, or rivers. Whilst often left unsaid, the inference is our water is cleaner, better and free. Of course, today, this is a bit of an embellishment, what with underground wells or “lenses”, desalinization plants, the cost of maintaining the roof and tank and the threat of aviary bacteria, our water system is good, but no...

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The Dark ‘n Stormy

The Dark ’n Stormy is the inexorable concoction of Bermuda’s British history, a literal fusion of our merchant and naval traditions. That it is today one of only four internationally trademarked cocktails further reflects Bermudians’ entre...

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The Bermuda Kite

There are not many things that categorically identify as Bermudian. One of them is the Bermuda kite. While stringing together pine sticks and tissue paper is hardly unique to our shores, there is a craftsmanship, aesthetic and measure of success...

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Spiny & Guinea Chick: Know Your Bermuda Lobster

Ah, September: Labour Day, school back in, a mite cooler and lobster season! Can it get any better than this? From September 1st through March 31st each year, it is legal to possess, eat and trade in this wonderful crustacean commodity. Now, ...

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Bermuda Silver

Every antique tells a story and that is particularly true of silverware made in Bermuda. Look at a graceful spoon, for example, an elegant tankard or a beautifully crafted teapot, and questions immediately come to mind. Who was the silversmith? ...

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Man of Style: Know Your Bermuda Shorts

If you randomly ask anyone around the world what comes to mind when mentioning the word “Bermuda,” you typically will get one of two answers—the Bermuda Triangle or Bermuda shorts.  I’ll save the mystery topic for another writer and wil...