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A Star of Our Own: Remembering Earl Cameron

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the July 1999 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  “Excuse me, Sir, are you an actor?” A fifty-something Englishman asks as Earl Cameron passes him in the lobby of a small hotel in Ealing, West London. Flashing a film-star smile, Cameron walks over and graciously introduces himself. “I thought I recognized you!” the man beams. “I must say you are looking well.” Cameron…


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The Sea Around Us

From The Bermudian, May 1990 The Atlantic Ocean has always played a big part in Bermuda’s development, from the earliest years when the Island was first discovered. The limitations and opportunities afforded by the sea have molded the character of…


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The Significance of Spanish Point

From temporary settlements made by the Spanish in 1603 to the arrival of the naval Commander-in-Chief of the American and West Indies Station at Admiralty House, Spanish Point has had its role in Bermuda’s history. Look at Spanish Point on…


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Where I Grew Up: C.V. Jim Woolridge, Flatt’s, Smith’s Parish

I had a wonderful upbringing,” says former minister C. V. Jim Woolridge. “I had a great childhood—I had everything.” Born August 19, 1926, to George Philip and Lilian Edith Woolridge, he was named Clarence Vernon. “But my father looked at…


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Feats of Flying

What was once a daring adventure is now something many Bermudians take for granted: transatlantic travel. As we kick off our shoes on BA’s wide-bodied Boeing 777, tilt the seat back and languidly don eye mask and headphones, London is…

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Vintage Pan Am Bermuda Posters

Pan American World Airways made its first flight to the island on August 16, 1937. Although no longer in operation, Pan Am was synonymous with glamour and luxury and the heyday of Bermuda's tourism industry. Boarding a Pan Am flight…