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Bermudians of the Year

Bermudians of the Year

Bermudians of the Year 2021

As with 2020, some might think we should just hold our breath and say good riddance to 2021. But in a year that tested all of our endurance and resilience, this year's honourees came to the fore and found ways to lead, thrive and indeed, shine.  During our bleakest days, their sacrifices and triumphs make them worthy recipients of our 2021 Bermudians of the Year. Please join us in celebrating these leaders who persisted and showed us what faith, hope…


Bermudians of the Year

Flora Duffy: Gold Medalist

Flora Duffy isn’t normal. On the one hand, you might think that’s stating the obvious. On the other, the precise details of her abnormality have almost certainly been lost amid the Olympic brouhaha. We need a refresher, some of us.…


Bermudians of the Year

David Thompson: Feeding the Community

One of the first people to realise the horrifying human impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent economic shutdown was David Thompson, convener of the outreach committee of Christ Church in Warwick. Members of his community were going hungry, and he…


Bermudians of the Year

Minister Kim Wilson: Leader Undaunted

Since the world changed in March 2020, one woman in particular has never deviated from her mission—to lead from the front and do everything in her power to protect Bermuda’s citizens from the devastating consequences of COVID-19. It has been…


Bermudians of the Year

Sheelagh Cooper: Social Activist

For over 30 years, Sheelagh Cooper has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of vulnerable families in Bermuda, especially children. She founded the Coalition for the Protection of Children in 1992 and was Chairman for 27 years, before stepping down…

Bermudians of the Year

Erica Smith: Champion of Small Business

Erica Smith, executive director of the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) since 2014, and her team already dedicated their working life to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed by offering workshops, one-to-one advice, incubator programmes and a variety of loan…