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Bermuda Superstitions

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the August 1930 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.    “Of course we are not superstitious!” We contend as we surreptitiously tuck a four-leafed clover in our shoe or walk around a ladder. Some superstitions are universal, yet every country has a few of its own. Mrs. Maude Godet herewith presents a few beliefs we all most hold if we are to be…


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Talking Shark Hash, Codfish and Coconut Cupcakes with Dolly Pitcher and Fernanda Pacheco

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 2002 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Dolly Pitcher is sitting in Fernanda Pacheco’s kitchen in St. David’s. It’s a cold,…


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Wil Onions: The Making of an Architect

Ask anyone who has come to love Bermuda about their first impression of the island and they will likely tell you it was that view out the airplane window on final approach: an azure sea wrapping a verdant island dotted…


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The Day the Hamilton Hotel Burned

On December 22, 1955 The Grand Hamilton Hotel Burned to the Ground. Here’s an account of the spectacular and historical event from our archives. The long and acrimonious controversy over the future of the Hamilton Hotel ended simultaneously with the long…


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The Land of the Bees and Honey: The Sweet Life of Beekeeper Randolph Furbert

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the August 2004 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  Appropriately painted a warm honey yellow and white trim, Bee House on…

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The Origins of African-Bermudians by Cyril Packwood

In a seminal piece for The Bermudian in 1992, Cyril Packwood traced Bermuda's ethnic origins from Africa to Bermuda through their capture and trade, and as indentured servants or chattel slaves for more than 200 years. We are pleased to…