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Howard Academy Remembered

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in 1985. It appears here exactly as it did originally. To many Bermudians, Howard Academy is a forgotten chapter in the history of secondary education in these islands. After all, almost 20 years have passed since the unique institution was forced to close its doors for lack of government financial assistance. Yet, for 20 years, Howard Academy filled a significant void in the community by providing its…


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Where I Grew Up: Stuart Hayward, Pembroke Parish

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally. Born May 19, 1942, in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, and…


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Stowaways: Dramatic Tales of Sneaking Off the Rock

As the advertising images on the Internet and in glossy magazines remind us, the contemporary image of Bermuda is of a beautiful semi-tropical paradise that one never wants to leave. Full disclosure: Back home, following my first visit to the…


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The History of Smith’s Island, Bermuda’s First Colony

Smith's Island is an unassuming, often overlooked land mass in St. George's Harbour. Though it is sparsely developed today, it was the home of the very first Bermudian settlers - those few men who stayed behind while the Sea Venture…


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A Day at the Races

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the February 1948 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  If you’d like to produce a faster and funnier movie film comedy than the…

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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…