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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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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…


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6 Important Bermudian Civil Rights Leaders

Bermuda's history is marred by its inclusion in the African Slave Trade and the subsequent inequality and segregation of black Bermudians and while we like to think the atrocities of our past are well, in the past, we can't forget…


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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…

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.…