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Power & Prejudice: The Story of the 1902 Dockyard Riots & The Reverend Charles Monk Trial

Bermuda, 1902. The Boer War is raging in South Africa, and thousands of Boer prisoners of war are incarcerated on islands in the Great Sound. The Rock (population 17,500) is picturesque but not hugely prosperous. Bermuda onions still find a market in the eastern United States, but competition from  American onion patches is growing. Tourism has grown hesitantly since the mid-1880s, when Princess Louise sojourned on the Rock, thereby publicising the beauties of  “The Isles of Rest,” attention increased by…


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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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Come Fly with Me: Vintage Aviation in Bermuda

If all goes to plan, our new airport terminal will be unveiled next summer. Bermuda has always been a hub for air travel, and when the tourism industry was booming Pan Am and other airlines made traveling to our destination…


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School Days: Life at the British Army’s Garrison School

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the March 1999 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  Mention the name ‘Prospect’ to children in Bermuda today, and they immediately…


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Searching for Sir George Part 1

Sir George Somers has been receiving a lot of attention in recent years. We all know (or should, by now) the story of Bermuda’s founding and the role that he played in the “wreck and redemption” of the Sea Venture…

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The History of the Portuguese in Bermuda

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the October 1999 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  In 1609, the same year the Sea Venture ran aground in Bermuda, a self-serving…