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Eight Facts You Might Not Know About Bermuda in the 17th Century

The 17th century was characterized by struggle for the newly formed colony. Our economy was based on the curing of tobacco, which ultimately failed because our humidity meant that it would never dry and cure. In addition, the slave trade also characterized this dark time, and the island was shaped for years to come. But there’s plenty more to know about the beginnings of Bermuda... In 1617 a mathematician called Richard Norwood surveyed the island into 25-acre shares. The principal holders of these areas of land, who were made up of...

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Scenic Shelly Bay

Scenic Shelly Bay, with its panoramic view extending from Hamilton Parish to Dockyard, has for decades been a favourite park for families. Its sheltered curve of bay and shallow blue waters are ideal for small children enticed by the wonders of ...

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Celebrating Our 2018 National Heroes

National Heroes Day is Monday, June 18th and this year, we're celebrating a diverse group of people who paved the way for the Bermudians of today. Let us take time to appreciate their endeavors and successes and where we are now because of them....

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NASA Tracking: How Bermuda Helped Put A Man On The Moon

Though Cooper’s Island is now a reserve teeming with natural beauty, the environment it held in the 1960s was vastly different. Instead of the hum of insects and the chirrups of long tails, the secluded point on St. David’s buzzed with excit...

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Searing Memories

In June 1730, Sally Bassett, an elderly Bermudian slave, was burned at the stake. She had been convicted of the capital crime of attempting to poison her granddaughter Beck’s owners, Thomas and Sarah Foster, as well as their slave Nancey, the ...

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The Wreck of the Sea Venture: The Untold Story

It is easy for Bermudians to assume the wreck of the ship Sea Venture is a stirring yarn that begins with a hurricane and ends with the captain of the ship, Sir George Somers, on his deathbed, asking that his heart be buried in the islands he ha...