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Where I Grew Up: Ruth Thomas, Devonshire Parish
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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 Activist Dr. Eva Hodgson

The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports the Hon. Lovitta Foggo JP, MP expressed her “deep sadness” at the loss of Bermudian activist Dr. Eva Hodgson. “Dr. Hodgson was a person who consistently, unabashedly and unashamedly told the truth…


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Riding the Waves of Change: The Life of Pilot Peter Simons

When Lauren (Peter) Simons was a young student at Purvis Primary in Warwick during the 1950s, he probably never thought he was destined to have a forty-year-long career on Bermuda’s seas, retiring in the new millennium as a senior tug…


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The Life and Legacy of Clyde Best

On July 11, 2021, England’s national football team faced off against Italy during the Euro Cup 2020 final in their first appearance at a major international tournament final since the 1966 World Cup. The match ended in a draw and…


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Sir John Swan

Bermuda's longest serving Premier, Sir John Swan recalls life as a young boy growing up in a small cottage on North Shore. Sir John Swan was born July 3, 1935, to John William and Margaret Swan in a cottage, still…

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African Queen, Pat Pogson-Nesbitt Takes on a New Name and New Role in Ghana

Since the early 1970s, Pat Pogson-Nesbitt has played many parts. In Bermuda she has long been a well-known actress, director, producer and playwright, as well as educator, company founder, and even talk show host. Indeed, in May the Bermuda Arts…