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Loquats: The Good Fruit
The Consummate Bermudian

Loquats: The Good Fruit

There is a monument on the grounds of the Cabinet Office dedicated to the man who introduced the Loquat tree to Bermuda. Governor William Reid (1839-1846) left behind a number of significant achievements from his time here, including encouraging the development of local agriculture, building Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, founding the first library and pushing for universal education in post-abolition Bermuda. But one wonders, considering Bermuda’s continuing love affair with the Loquat, if sending a packet of Loquat seeds from Malta…


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The History of 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’ entrepreneurial spirit and legacy of…


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Christmas Cassava: A Time-Honoured Tradition

When people talk cassava pie, you know Christmas is coming. We all have our special recipes (adapted over generations) of the sweet and savoury dish and in old Bermuda, making the pie was a Christmas ritual in the same way…


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Bermuda’s Most Haunted Places

With Halloween on the horizon, we explore some of the island's most notoriously spirited places and spaces, including a private home occupied by a ghost who makes a bait of answering the telephone. Winton It would certainly be a bit…


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The Significance of Cedar

The role of Bermuda's endemic tree in our earliest economies and how it was saved from extinction. Ecology of the PlantThe ecology of the Bermuda cedar is nothing to sniff at; it was perfectly suited to the biological niche presented…

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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…