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The Charmed Life of Nell Bassett by Meredith Ebbin

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 2001 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Long before Bermudians knew what the word meant, Nell Bassett had it. Chutzpah. It was what propelled her from a life of obscurity as a gym teacher to a career of considerable prominence as a broadcaster, first in Bermuda, then in New York.  Now after 35 years in the U.S., the woman who will always be…


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The Black Seafarer: Mariner, Merchant, Enslaved Person

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were tumultuous times, as European nations vied with each other to conquer the world. In the iconic 1592 portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheerhaerts, she is standing atop a globe with her feet…


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Flatts: The Small Town with a Big History

First settled in 1612 and home to several prominent Bermudian families. Flatts has a long and colourful history that includes shipbuilding, commerce and even a little smuggling. When people living in Bermuda think about Flatts, chances are they think about…


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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…


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Where I Grew Up: Dolly Pitcher, St. David’s, St. George’s Parish

The Second World War brought change to the whole of Bermuda but nowhere was this truer than in St. David’s. [audio mp3="https://www.thebermudian.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DollyPitcherGM.mp3"][/audio]   Destroying part of the coastline to create landfill and building the American base, complete with airport, not…

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Southlands: Warwick Parish’s Primitive Eden

Written by: Duncan McDowell Bermuda is running out of green space. One of the most densely inhabited landscapes on earth, Bermuda has less than 400 acres of farmland left. The concept of “sustainability,” unfamiliar just decades ago, has installed itself…