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Where I Grew Up: Ruth Thomas, Devonshire Parish

Born in 1932, Ruth Thomas spent her first 17 years in Devonshire Parish although she says, “I didn’t live deep into the heart of Devonshire. I was on the edge and what people don’t know today is they called it in those days Devonshire West.” That’s why the grocery store she and her grandmother used was actually in Pembroke, on Friswell’s Hill, the Borderline Grocery, owned by Tony Mareira and his brother. She dreaded being sent on a Saturday because…


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Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. The Queen visited our island on multiple occasions. Every visit was a decidedly royal affair with considerable pomp and circumstance.  In remembrance…


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The Bermudian’s Vintage Covers of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II graced the cover of The Bermudian four times during her 70-year reign. Here we look back at our most famous cover girl. The November 1953 issue of The Bermudian detailed what life would like in Bermuda under…


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Made by Bermudians: Chris Furbert

Before he was able to successfully launch his line of rum swizzle, Chris Furbert was living out of his garage. Yet after a decade in the making, his 9 Parishes Rum Swizzle made with 13 ingredients and a fair amount…


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The Autism Advocate: Thea Furbert

Founder of Tomorrow's Voices, Thea Furbert on creating a community for those on the spectrum When Thea Furbert began Tomorrow’s Voices in 2006, she did so believing that at some point the government would take on the same responsibility that…

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How Karen Plianthos is Leading the Fight Against Ocean Pollution

More than 2,000 pounds of marine debris was removed from Bermuda’s waters this summer by ocean activist Karen Plianthos, as part of her annual ‘Cash Bash Trash’ cleanup campaign. The initiative, which was started by Plianthos seven years ago has…