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OCTOBER 2013

FREE ISSUE


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Hello FROM TWIB

What’s inside 3 COH Event Spotlight 4 Calendar of Events 5 Sailing with the RHADC 5 BHS Oktoberfest 6 Shakespeare 7 Barnum Takes The Stage 8 Golf Across The Island

9 Roses in Bermuda 10 Heritage Matters 11 Do You Know 12 Chef’s Table 14 It’s All Happening

On The Cover PORT ROYAL GOLF COURSE Photography: Michael Davis “Sky Shots”

One of Bermuda's Leading Art Dealers

Anthony Pettit

Anthony Pettit Bermuda Fine Art, Antique Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera

Edward Stanford Map. The Bermudas. 18 ½ x 14 ¼ inches 1872. An unusual and colourful map of Bermuda showing the exciting activities happening on the island in the third quarter of the nineteenth century. There is a large hospital at Dockyard, a horse ferry at Watford bridge, a busy Admiralty Establishment in Pembroke, bustling steam ferry routes, the British Army presence in St Georges, a rapidly growing city in Hamilton. On the wider scale, Bermuda has regular and frequent connections with America, the West Indies and Europe, all clearly indicated on the map. Quite a centre of commerce. Published by Gregory V Lee, Hamilton, Bermuda. Engraved by Stanford’s Geographical Establishment, London. Price on Request

By Appointment Only | Tel: 441 292 2484 www.anthonypettit.com

It’s that time of year. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is here! If you haven’t already downloaded the TWiB App please do. It is packed with information to help you find what your’re looking for. Enjoy an events feed from NTDIB right in the palm of your hand! Feeling a little parched? Refresh and enjoy a few pink goodies at Rock Island Cafe. Read more on page 5. If you haven’t treated yourself to a Lobster dinner yet visit page 12 and learn how the Beach prepares the famous in season dish three ways. CK One Shock For Her is an opulent oriental - floral fragrance with top notes of passion flower, pink peony and poppy. Its heart is made of feminine jasmine, narcissus, blackberry and dark cocoa. The base consists of amber, vanilla, musk and patchouli. Available at A.S. Cooper’s, Brown & Co. & Gibbons Company Info: infobb@pdl.bm


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Entertainment

OCTOBER 19, 11am - 6pm

tradeshow

with Thomas Lightbourne, Events & Marketing Coordinator, City of Hamilton Please tell us what the Entertainment Tradeshow is all about and what we can expect to see when we arrive.

The Entertainment Trade show is a new networking event we felt would be a good way to assist new and existing businesses in the entertainment field to promote themselves. You can expect to be WOW ‘d and shocked at all the amazing products Bermuda has to offer and we hope this event will help you to plan your next Birthday or Job Christmas party. What types of vendors are involved?

We have a wide range of vendors involved from Party Planners to food and beverage providers. We aim to provide exposure to all aspects of event planning and entertainment. Where is the event taking place and will there be plenty of parking?

The event will be taking place in the Washington Mall Phase II as well as the front lawn of City Hall. Parking will not be a problem as we have City Hall Parking Lot is adjacent to the Mall. Will this event be handicap accessible?

Yes it will, you will be able to access the event via elevators in the Mall. Will there be food and drinks for purchase?

This event is more of a promotional free event where the vendors will give out samples to gain future sales, not make current ones. Info: www.cityhall.bm

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October calendar at Swizzle Inn until October 6 3 Oktoberfest All day at Bailey’s Bay. No cover charge.

Nourish Your Body, Mind and Soul through Yoga with Sianna Sherman until October 13 Various session times at Newstead Belmont Hills. Cost is from $60 to $80 per session or all for $300. Info: jtoddcrews@me.com.

Info: 293-1854 or info@swizzleinn.com.

The Family Centre’s Beach Bash 4 7pm at the Fairmont Southampton Ocean Club Beach. Tickets are $200 from BDAtix.com. Info: 232-1116

BHS 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Beer and Bavarian Food Tasting Fundraiser 5.30pm at Bermuda High School for Girls. Tickets are $50 for beer and food, $30 for beer only and $25 for food only. Info: 278-3004.

National Gallery: Docent 5 Bermuda Workshop for Educators

10am. Free. Info: education@bng.bm or 295-9428.

23rd Annual Bermuda Round-the-Sound 13 Open Water Charity Swimathon From 10am at various locations around Harrington Sound.

Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series: Bold, Beautiful Bermudians 3pm, Grotto Bay. $10. Info: 292-1681 or kdrobinson@gov.bm.

Entry fee varies. Info: Patty Hill at jjproduce@transact.bm.

Schools festival Until October 16 14 ShakespeAre Berkeley Institute. $15 tickets visit www.ptix.bm.

CURB Fundraiser BBQ 5pm at Police HQ. $20. Info: 542-2872 or admin@uprootingracism.org.

Annual Breast Cancer Fun Walk 16 17th 6pm at Barr’s Bay Park. Registration is $30. Info: 236-1001 Pembroke Rotary Club Cocktail Party 17 5.30pm at Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. Tickets cost $50 and are available from www.bdatix.com. Bermuda – October 19 TEDx 1pm at the Fairmont Southampton. $75 from pTix.bm.

Bacardi Seniors Open Tennis Tournament until October 12 Pomander Gate Tennis Club. Entry fee is $20 for doubles or $25 for singles. Info: pgtc@northrock.bm.

The Bermuda Calypso Festival 6 6pm at Four Ways Inn. Tickets are $65 and available

Info: www.tedxbermuda.com.

from Fourways and the Music Box. Info: 505-3409 or daledbutler@gmail.com. PartnerRe Women’s 5K Run & Walk 8:30am at the Botanical Gardens. Entry fee ranges $5-$30. Info: roseanna.mcshane@hotmail.com. L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Paris-Manhattan 8pm at BUEI. Tickets at the door, $5 members, $10 nonmembers, $5 students. Info: contact@alliancefrancaise.bm.

9 at Frog & Onion until October 13 10 Oktoberfest From 5pm in the Victualling Yard. Tickets range from $10 to $100 per head for reserved seating from pTix.bm. Info: 234-2900 or frog@irg.bm.

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Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Bermuda: South Pacific until October 13 8pm at the Earl Cameron Theatre (3pm on Oct 13th). Tickets are $55 from pTix.bm. Info: info@gands.bm. Lemon Tree’s Turkey in the Park Party 5pm at Lemon Tree Café. $25. Info: 292-0235

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Melange’s Annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser 7pm at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club . Tickets are $40. Info: MelangeBDA2007@gmail.com.

SPCA Expo and Fair 10am in the Botanical Gardens. Admission is free. For more information, contact 236-7333 or info@spca.bm.

Tomorrow’s Voices 3rd Annual Bounce for Autism Fun Day 2pm at Southampton Rangers Sports Club. Entry is $10. Under 2 free. Info: 297-4342

DNUG Quiz Night 7.30pm at Robin Hood. $10. Info: mcrawford@nova.bm.

for VIPs and $25 for children, from BDAtix.com.

Bermuda Folk Club: CDN Open Mic Night 8pm at Spanish Point Boat Club. Admission is $10 for non-members or $8 for members. Info: 295-1030

Kaleidoscopic Jamboree 2pm at Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation. Entry $2. Info: 542-9000 or info@kaf.bm.

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Make Me Laugh 12 Lord 7pm at the Ruth Seaton James Centre. Tickets cost $55, $65

Bermuda Kennel Club’s 2013 Bermuda Dog Shows until October 20 9am at Somersfield Academy. Admission is free. For more information, see www.show.bkc.bm.

Bermuda International Church 20 The Piano & Jazz Festival (Part 2)

4pm at St. Paul A.M.E. Tickets are $35 and are available from the church. Info: ddbutler@logic.bm or 505-3409.

Bermuda Nights at Barr’s Bay Park 26 8pm. Free. Info: 292-0023 or tcthompson@gov.bm.

Bermuda Long Drive Championship 3.30pm at Riddell’s Bay. $50. Info: longdrivebda@gmail. com.

Scary Party Halloween Bash at Cosmopolitan 9pm at Cosmopolitan Nightclub. Tickets are $25 and available from Kit ‘n’ Caboodle or Cosmo.

of Hospice Walk to Remember 27 Friends 8:30am at the Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre. Info: sarah.dunstan@bhb.bm.

visit us for full details, flyers & more upcoming events


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Get Your Sail On

BHS Octoberfest

OCTOBER - December 15th

Friday, October 4th

Keep on sailing after the summer with the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC)!

The Bermuda High School’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, City of Hamilton 5:30pm – 9:00pm

This will be the twelth year of a very successful Fall Sailing program at the RHADC. This year enjoy US Sailing curriculum with the RHADC team of certified US Sailing Instructors. Depending on the level of the sailor the RHADC has classes after school and on Saturdays. Classes are 2, 3 or 4 hours long depending on the course. Register now as space is limited! Info: Nicolas Stefani, sailing@rhadc.bm or 236 3077 Facebook/rhadcbermuda

More Pink BDA at Rock Island Cafe

Dust off your lederhosen! The BHS 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Beer & Bavarian Food Tasting Fundraiser is back with many great beers (including specially brewed Oktoberfest craft beers) to taste and traditional Bavarian food. Tickets are $50 for the beer tasting and food ticket, $30 for just the beer tasting and $25 for just a food ticket. Info: 441 278-3004

48 Reid St., Hamilton - 441 296 5241 Mon - Fri 7:00am - 6:00pm, Sat 8:00am - 1:00pm refreshing & delicious Drinks Hibiscus and Raspberry Tea (served cold or hot) Rock Island Punch (Hibiscus Tea w/ Gingerbeer) Pink Zinger (Raspberry Tea w/ Lemon Soda) Cherry Cream Soda (Cherry & Vanilla Syrup w/ Perrier & a smidge of cream) Baked Treats: rotating pinkness Pink Lemonade Bars Strawberry Cupcakes Coconut Macaroons Rice Krispy Squares

Free WiFi . Like us on Facebook/Rock.Island.Coffee

*Rock Island serves the only locally roasted coffee in Bermuda and is known for its friendly atmosphere and scrumptious baked goods. Enjoy a fine selection of tea, hot cocoa & cold drinks.


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Health & BEAUTY

Fake Bake Self Tanning Where science meets cosmetics

THERMAGE CPT with Willi Lawrence, R.N., Dermatology & Skin Care Centre

with Hanifah Smith Lush Makeup Lash & Brow Bar

Self-tanners, also known as sunless tanning, spray tanning, airbrush tanning, fake tanning and even UVfree tanning are so much more than a body makeup or a tinted moisturizer. Self-tanning refers to any product that interacts with your skin to turn it tan. These products can be in the form of lotions, creams, mousses, sprays, gels, and foam. The active ingredient in most effective sunless tanning products is the sugar additive, dihydroxyacetone (DHA). When applied, DHA reacts with dead cells in the skin’s surface to temporarily darken the skin. The coloring typically wears off after a few days. This is why self-tanners fade and do not wash off. This is the same type of interaction you witness with foods turning brown such as apples and pears when the inside is left exposed to air. Most people now realize that the sun, and more specifically UV radiation, is dangerous. Study after study has shown that UV radiation (from the sun or tanning beds) causes premature wrinkling of the skin, age spots and even skin cancer. DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in self-tanners since 1973. DHA is also approved by Europe’s version of the FDA, the European Medicines Agency. Further, sunless tanning is recommended by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation as a safer alternative to UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds. In addition to DHA, self-tanning products also contain a number of other ingredients that are found in many other cosmetic and beauty products. These can include botanicals, organics, moisturizing agents, cosmeceuticals, chemical compounds and other commonly used ingredients. DHA has not been found to cause any ill effects when used as directed. Self-tanning is the safest known way to get a gorgeous tan. Depending on which product you use, results will begin to develop within a few hours and can last anywhere from 3-7 days. Tanned skin looks healthier and more attractive. Fake Bake gives an instant sun-kissed color and develops into a long lasting sunless fake tan guaranteeing longer lasting, more natural-looking results and has become the choice of beauty editors and experts, TV personalities and celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Guillana Rancic, Cheryl Burke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jessica Alba. DIY Self Tanning Fake Bake line of self-tanning cosmetics is now available at Lush. Fake Bake cosmetics are all Paraben-Free and only contain naturally derived, premium tanning agents DHA Erythulose and DMI which produce a bronze tan. Synthetic ingredients and added fragrance can interfere with the chemical skin reaction and cause an orange color. Easy application, instructions included with each product. Pro Airbrush Spray Tanning Spray tanning is a form of self-tanning where a fine mist is sprayed over the body. The tanning solution (with DHA) is applied directly onto the skin as a mist using a professional spray gun. Professional spray tan application provides the most even tanning results because the tanning liquid is atomized and applied to the skin perfectly uniform. Pro Spray Tanning now available at Lush. Fake Bake is made with Organic color pigment and it is not a stain or a dye so the answer is no, it will not permanently stain and it will actually wash out of synthetic material.

Dr. Romeo & Willi have been offering Thermage since 2004

It’s new, it’s revolutionary and it’s better than ever! CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) provides a faster, more comfortable antiaging skin tightening treatment better than our previous model. Unlike other skin tightening devices including bi-polar technologies, the CPT can deliver results in a single treatment. Thermage tightens skin with its proprietary MONOPOLAR radiofrequency that safely delivers heat and energy to all three layers of the skin. This is the device that has been seen on Oprah, The Doctors, Good Morning America, various magazines as well as other media outlets. Solta Medical received FDA clearance in 1999 and has a patent on Thermage. Thermage, botox and fillers are becoming quite the trend for men. Basically for the same reasons that women are attracted to these antiaging treatments. There is no downtime and results are very natural if done by an experienced health care provider. In today’s job market there is more competition and a youthful look is becoming as important to men as it is for women. Just released on May 6, 2013 the company announced the new Total Tip. We were very lucky to have received the new tip with our CPT machine. I am seeing visible results with patients right off the table in their face, neck and jowls. I had the treatment myself and have photos that show my progress over two months time. With the new vibrating hand-piece it was like having a warm facial. As we age and get more sun exposure our collagen breaks down and skin starts to sag and wrinkle. Thermage stimulates your collagen to produce more over the next six months, lasting for years. So give your skin some TLC (tightens, lift and contour). Call for a free consultation with Ms. Lawrence to find out if you are a candidate for Thermage. Call 295-9963 or email botoxwiili@hotmail.com

DERMATOLOGY & SKIN CARE CENTER Sea Venture Building 19 Parliament St, Hamilton Call Ms. Lawrence at 295-9963 for a Free Consultation

Dr. Alexander C. Romeo M.D. Ms Willi Lawrence R.N | Leanda Wallis-Heeb


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Shakespeare

Juniperus Bermudiana

The Bermuda Shakespeare schools festival 2013

BERMUDA CEDAR GIFTS with Alan Murray

with Robyn Skinner

Friends, visitors, countrymen lend us your ears....and experience the one and only Bermuda Shakespeare Schools Festival (BSSF). The Festival is an annual multi-day event focusing on youth, culture and creativity that will run from October 14th to October 16th at the Berkeley Institute. Six of the Island’s schools will perform abridged versions of the playwright’s masterpieces: Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Othello, Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet. The schools participating in the sixth year of the Festival are: Saltus Grammar School, Cedarbridge Academy, The Bermuda High School, The Berkeley Institute, Warwick Academy and Somersfield Academy. The BSSF will provide the students a professional setting to perform, as well as encourage further study in the dramatic arts. The caliber of performance is such that for the first time, this year select students have been invited to perform in The Caribbean Secondary Schools Drama Festival in Barbados. Info: Visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/BermudaShakespeareSchoolsFestival) or to buy tickets visit www.ptix.bm.

Bermuda Cedar Gifts offers a number of items perfect for that special holiday gift! Alan has created a special collection of pens, pencils, wine stoppers, men’s razors and shaving sets and even a coffee scoop! Each piece is carefully hand crafted and special orders including engraving by Bermuda Blueprinting can be requested. These hand crafted pieces of art make the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates having a little piece of Bermuda. Alan uses reclaimed wood and sometimes a small nail hole appears as he turns the wood on his lathe. It is especially cool to come across these markings as it really makes each and every piece original. Info: Bermuda Cedar Gifts, 441 532 4869 bermudacedargifts.com

Alexandra Mosher Studio Jewellery

Hand fabricated art jewellery, inspired by the motifs and colours of Bermuda, in silver and gold with precious and semiprecious gemstones. Abstract sculptural interpretations of flora, fauna and the ocean. A memorable gift.

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Golf ACROSS THE ISLAND PGA Grand Slam “October Slam is Here” with Kim Swan, J.P. Teaching Professional

PGA GRAND SLAM OF GOLF October 14 - 16, 2013

Photography By Akil Simmons

Hello world, it’s October in Bermuda - with our great golf weather and of course - the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course, October 14-16, 2013. The excitement is mounting with each passing day. The course preparation is intense and the grounds staff are taking great pride as they work around the clock to have our course ready on the day to play host to four of golf ’s great champions and be seen by millions of viewers around the globe. For the people of Bermuda, this is an awesome opportunity and a tremendous marketing tool. To have repeatedly played host to this prestigious tournament, has communicated a positive message about Bermuda across the globe. Serious golfers ravel at playing the same golf courses that are showcased on television, and Port Royal Golf Course is today on the ‘must play list’ of most golfers visiting and those desirous of visiting Bermuda. The greens are rolling nicely with greater pace with each passing day - a course fit for excellence - we look forward to stellar play from Padraig Harrington, Jason Dufner, Justin Rose and Adam Scott. Who will you be supporting? With my collegiate connection with the South, I have a soft spot in my heart for Jason Dufner who now hails from Auburn, Alabama, as he and I were both walk on collegiate players who became stand out collegiate amateur players in Coach Mike Griffin’s programs, the retired coach at Auburn and Troy State University respectfully. I feel certain that Jason Dufner will feel right at home here at Port Royal Golf Course. Of course, Irishman Padraig Harrington is one of my modern day favourite players, an excellent wind player and a good bet to defend the PGA Grand Slam, and a repeat would bolster a modest season. Justin Rose and Adam Scott with their awesome golf games - are considered two of the nicest guys on the PGA Tour - I have no doubt that they will come looking to win and not disappoint the strong following that they have here in Bermuda. With golf world focused on Bermuda, we urge golf enthusiast to come and play Port Royal Golf Course this fall to experience our golf course in its most pristine condition. In the meantime, do not hesitate to get your tickets to witness these great major championship winning golfers first hand. Come visit Port Royal Golf Course - among the finest championship public courses in the world - play a course fit for major champions. Questions & Comments: kimswangolf@gmail.com

COME AND PLAY BERMUDA’S FINEST GOLF COURSE MemberShip available contact prgc@bermudagolf.bm to receive more information 441 234-0974 www.portroyalgolf.bm


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Roses IN BERMUDA REVISITED A SNEAK PEAK AT THE NEW BOOK with The Bermuda Rose Society

Bermuda’s Mystery Roses Trinity One of the loveliest of the Mystery Roses. A bush of this rose was first found growing just inside the wall at Holy Trinity Church in Bailey’s Bay. Fortunately, members of the Society took slips so that “Trinity” still blooms there on a child’s grave. A vigorous grower reaching a height of 6ft.(1.8m) this rose has dark green foliage. The long pointed buds are pale pink opening into pure white loose 4in. (10cm) blooms with petaloids and fuzzy bright yellow stamens. A constant bloomer.

Mystery Rose Frances Earl This Mystery rose was found growing in Miss Frances Earl’s garden on Pitts’s Bay Road in Pembroke Parish. It is a vigorous climber, but with strict supervision can be trained into a standard or bushy shrub. Its growth is very rapid, producing long canes. If these canes are pruned to about 4ft.(1.2m) the bush will be much fuller and produce many more blooms. The foliage is deep green with leaves composed of five or seven leaflets. There are prickles on the underside of the leaf stalk. There are also large prickles along the canes. New growth is purple in colour becoming green as it matures. Blooms are produced on the end of new growth, either singly or in small clusters. The fat deep pink buds open to large 3in.(7.5cm) double flowers. They are medium pink with very muddled centres fading to almost white on the outer petals. The petals have light yellow at their base. This beautiful rose tends to hang its head, but it certainly has nothing to be ashamed of as it grows extremely well in Bermuda gardens and blooms year-round.

*Available in soft and hard covers at book stores island wide.

The Drinking Man’s Scotch

Enjoy responsibly. Excessive alcohol consumption may be harmful to your health. ©2012 Dewar’s and White Label are trademarks. Blended Scotch whisky - 40% Alcohol by Volume.


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Heritage Matters Bermuda in a World Heritage Universe with Dr. Edward Harris, MBE JP

measures which give this heritage a function in the day-to-day life of the community.’ ‘Today, the World Heritage concept is so well understood that sites on the List are a magnet for international cooperation and may thus receive financial assistance for heritage conservation projects from a variety of sources. Finally, the inscription of a site on the World Heritage List brings an increase in public awareness of the site and of its outstanding values, thus also increasing the tourist activities at the site. When these are well planned for and organized respecting sustainable tourism principles, they can bring important funds to the site and to the local economy.’ In the year 2000, Bermuda was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO as ‘The Town of St George, founded in 1612, is an outstanding example of the earliest English urban settlement in the New World. Its associated fortifications graphically illustrate the development of English military engineering from the 17th to the 20th century, being adapted to take account of the development of artillery over this period.’

Seen from Fort George, the whitewashed limestone roofs of the World Heritage St. George’s evoke a view little changed for a considerable time (Richard Lowry photo).

A little over a generation ago, the 1972 World Heritage Convention paved a new highway of nature conservation and cultural properties preservation that was destined to elevate some of Bermuda’s cultural assets to the level of one of but 981 ‘World Heritage Sites’ in 160 ‘State Parties’ lands around the earth. It was those assets and others that Dr. Christopher Young, Head of International Advice at English Heritage, recently came to Bermuda to view, for it had been some years since such an official from the United Kingdom (our State Party) had set eyes on our buildings and monuments.

Now is not the time to labour over with the details of all that wonderful heritage which lies north and east of Castle Harbour, from the divine (architecturally speaking) St. Peter’s, to the fortifications, to the wonderful homes of the Town, but to say that we in Bermuda have been accorded a privilege given but to a few. It is an honour that comes with great responsibilities, the achievement of which cannot but rebound to the good of the whole country, for our best friends and repeat visitors are those who love us for our heritage, for what makes Bermuda, Bermuda. We hope that Dr. Young returned to the ‘State Party’ not only impressed with the monuments themselves but with the commitment that all who love and reside in this place have in preserving that heritage, not only for Bermuda, but all other people as well, for part of this place is now officially designated as an asset in the ‘World Heritage’ universe.

The World Heritage Convention ‘defines the kind of natural or cultural sites which can be considered for inscription on the World Heritage List. By signing the Convention, each country pledges to conserve not only the World Heritage sites situated on its territory, but also to protect its national heritage. The States Parties are encouraged to integrate the protection of the cultural and natural heritage into regional planning programmes, set up staff and services at their sites, undertake scientific and technical conservation research and adopt The spiritual and physical centre of St. George’s is the World Heritage church of St. Peter’s, renamed in part recently as ‘Their Majesties Chappell’, after a late 1600s warrant of the King of England. Andrew Pettit, Dr. Young, Ed Harris and Larry Williams discuss the recent restoration work at Fort St. Catherine (Richard Lowry photo).

Perhaps the most iconic of Bermuda’s World Heritage, Fort St. Catherine was established in the first year of settlement (1612–13), but was rebuilt six times thereafter (Andrew Pettit photo).


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Do You Know

the Colonial Postmaster, Mr. Aubrey G. Butterfield, obtained ‘with considerable difficulty sufficient funds through the Legislature to purchase twelve pillar letter boxes’. In July 1882 the first three of the pillar letter boxes were installed at Wellington, St. George’s; near the Ferry Road Receiving Office; and at Clarence Hill near Admiralty House in Pembroke West.

… About James Henry Thies, Percy V. Turner and Bermuda’s Pillar Boxes?

While the original pillar letter boxes had no markings of any kind, others show the Royal Cipher of King George V (1910 to 1936); King George VI (1936 to 1952) and Queen Elizabeth II (1952 to the present).

with Horst Augustinovic James Henry Thies – Mayor of St. George’s and Postmaster General of Bermuda

The design of the pillar letter boxes installed during the course of a century is essentially the same, with the slot in the upper part, and the entire front opening when unlocked by the postman. With larger envelopes being mailed in more recent times, the letter slot was widened on the Elizabethan pillar boxes. In some cases there did not seem to be enough room for freestanding pillar boxes and letter boxes were set into a wall instead. These can be found with the Royal Cipher of King George V, George VI as well as Queen Elizabeth II. Today there are 46 letter boxes along the main roads of Bermuda. Of these 21 are pillar letter boxes and 25 are wall-mounted letter boxes.

Nephew of James Taylor, Deputy Postmaster General of Bermuda from 1818 to 1853, James Henry Thies worked with his uncle at the St. George’s Post Office and, in 1860 was appointed Postmaster General of Bermuda. Even before becoming Postmaster General, James Thies was already producing his own ‘Postmaster Stamps’ in St. George’s, as did William Perot in Hamilton. Only four examples are known to exist.

Two Victorian Pillar Boxes that were moved from the road into a wall on Pitts Bay Road and onto a wall on St. John’s Road; a Pillar Box from the reign of King George V at the Crow Lane bus stop and a Pillar Box from the reign of King George VI on the top of Queen Street.

When regular postage stamps were introduced in 1865, James Thies did not like the idea at all and complained about the complicated accounts he had to submit to both the local Government and the GPO in London. While he was able to satisfy the colonial auditors for the next 12 years, he was out of his depth and failed to keep accurate records of stocks, with the result that stamps had to be overprinted in 1874 and 1875. He also failed to request 2-1/2 penny stamps when the letter rate to the United States was increased, with Bermuda consequently losing ½ penny on every letter sent to the U.S.

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After an investigation, James Thies was suspended from office and Percy Turner took over as Acting Postmaster General. Meanwhile James Thies was brought to trial in June 1879, but because of his popularity, the jury ‘was unable to reach a verdict’. When additional charges were brought against him in October, he was found ‘guilty of neglect of duty’ and forfeited his bond. In 1880 he resigned as Mayor of St. George’s and moved to New York. Before returning to London in July 1879, Percy Turner had completely reorganized the Bermuda postal system.

Volume Two

About ‘Letters of Marque’ and the difference Bermuda in the 1930s? About the first between Privateering and Piracy? That in Passenger Flights to and from Bermuda? the early 1700s Bermuda was in a virtual Why Governor Sir Reginald Hildyard left state-of-war with the Bahamas? About Bermuda in a huff in 1939? That you Nathaniel North – Bermudian Pirate and could send urgent letters on the Bermuda Rajah in Madagascar? Was the Jay Treaty Railway? About Fort Bell, Kindley Field leaked to Joseph Stockdale in Bermuda? and the Naval Air Station? About the About Bermuda’s Caves, Admiral Sir Naval Operating Base and NAS Annex? David Milne and a 600,000-year-old About Otto Strasser, H.G. Wells and a ‘New Stalagmite? About the Hamilton Hotel World Order’ debate in Bermuda? About and how the American Civil War helped corresponding across Enemy Lines during launch Bermuda’s Tourism? About the World War II? About corresponding with expanding Hamilton Hotel? About the the Armed Forces and with Bermudian Hamilton Hotel – centre of Bermuda’s Prisoners of War? About John McLean and social life in the 1920s and 1930s? About his new language ‘Nulango’, invented in John Athill Frith, possibly Bermuda’s first Bermuda? About Lawrence Dudley Gurrin When ‘What youand mayhis NOT know About Bermuda’ was black Professional Photographer, Imperialof following Censor up and Bermuda’s first publishedJames a year ago, I had no– intention Carte-de-Visites? About Henry Archivist? Aboutincluding Blockade, Contraband and second volume. The positive response, Thies, Percy V. Turnerwith anda Bermuda’s Pillar Prize Court? from several history teachers, Bermuda’s however, encouraged me to About millions of Boxes? About General Hasting write aRussell second volume. Stamps, French Perfume, Silk Stockings and and the Bermuda Easter Lilies? About the 25,000 Lobsters? About Bermuda-bound of Bermuda’s fascinating history – many Bermuda Garrison inLess-known Prospect?topics About the and Wreck Mail, and mail lost at sea of them on my collectionCrash of Bermuda Postal History Bermuda Militia Artillery andbased the ‘Antioquia War That Germany printed and Ephemera – are again the during subject World matter of thisII? book Incident’? About Francis Landey Patton – and I hope that they will also be of interest. Bermudian Author, Theologian, Educator fake stamps for Bermuda during World and President of Princeton University? War II? About the disappearance of the Horst Augustinovic September 2013 About Falke, Freya, Bermuda, Hansa and Hertha – Darrell’s Island Signpost and its discovery in England? From Clippers to Connie, the E-Mail:Bermuda netlink@link.bm German warships visiting before World War I? About William Gilbert Gosling Jumbo and the Concorde – the transition – a Bermudian in Labrador? About Sterling from flying boats to land planes. That Silver Souvenir Spoons – Bermuda’s most the Union Jack captured by the German exclusive souvenirs? About Cable and Army in Paris in 1940 was returned to the Telephone Censorship during World War I U.K. on H.M.S. Bermuda? About ‘Hogge and the ‘Kronprinz Wilhelm Affair’? About Money’, 35,589 missing ‘Coppers’ and the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps? About Fantasy Crowns? About Hubert ‘Sparky’ the First Airmail to and from Bermuda.About Lightbourne – Bermuda Ambassador and the sinking of the ‘Fort Victoria’ and its Tour Guide extraordinaire? About Margaret youngest passenger? About the First Flight Hill and Gina Swainson – Bermuda’s Beauty by airplane to Bermuda and back to the US? Queens of the 1970s? About William About the ill-fated flight of the ‘Tradewind’? Gillies – Diver and Restorer of Underwater About Samuel Hayman Wainwright and his Artifacts? About Steven McPhee and satirical ‘Bermuda Humbug’ Magazine? Old Bermuda Bottles? About the loss of Why Albert Einstein visited Bermuda the S.V. Marques, the S.V. Concordia and in 1935? About the ‘Match King’ and HMS Bounty? About Dr. George Watson the establishment of Bermuda as978-1-927750-24-7 an Cole and Dr. Archie Hollis Hallett – two ISBN: International Business Centre? That Bibliographers of Bermuda Literature? How German Flying Boats and Warships visited much it cost to mail a local letter since 1784?

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By 1877 it was clear that the Post Office needed an overhaul and Bermuda’s Governor asked for help from the G.P.O. in London. Percy V. Turner, a postal inspector, arrived in 1878 to help reorganize the Bermuda Postal System and assist in the preparation of a new Post Office Act after Bermuda became a member of the Universal Postal Union in the previous year.

A Pillar Box from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II across from White Hill Field in Southampton and Letter Boxes from the reign of King George V on Chapel of Ease Road in St. David’s; King George VI at Fort Scaur, and Queen Elizabeth II on Middle Road in Warwick.

About ‘Letters of Marque’ and the difference Bermuda in the 1930s? About the first between Privateering and Piracy? That in Passenger Flights to and from Bermuda? the early 1700s Bermuda was in a virtual Why Governor Sir Reginald Hildyard left state-of-war with the Bahamas? About Bermuda in a huff in 1939? That you Nathaniel North – Bermudian Pirate and could send urgent letters on the Bermuda Rajah in Madagascar? Was the Jay Treaty Railway? About Fort Bell, Kindley Field leaked to Joseph Stockdale in Bermuda? and the Naval Air Station? About the About Bermuda’s Caves, Admiral Sir Naval Operating Base and NAS Annex? David Milne and a 600,000-year-old About Otto Strasser, H.G. Wells and a ‘New Stalagmite? About the Hamilton Hotel World Order’ debate in Bermuda? About and how the American Civil War helped corresponding across Enemy Lines during launch Bermuda’s Tourism? About the World War II? About corresponding with expanding Hamilton Hotel? About the the Armed Forces and with Bermudian Hamilton Hotel – centre of Bermuda’s Prisoners of War? About John McLean and social life in the 1920s and 1930s? About his new language ‘Nulango’, invented in John Athill Frith, possibly Bermuda’s first Bermuda? About Lawrence Dudley Gurrin black Professional Photographer, and his – Imperial Censor and Bermuda’s first Carte-de-Visites? About James Henry Archivist? About Blockade, Contraband and Thies, Percy V. Turner and Bermuda’s Pillar Bermuda’s Prize Court? About millions of Boxes? About General Russell Hasting Stamps, French Perfume, Silk Stockings and and the Bermuda Easter Lilies? About the 25,000 Lobsters? About Bermuda-bound Bermuda Garrison in Prospect? About the Crash and Wreck Mail, and mail lost at sea Bermuda Militia Artillery and the ‘Antioquia during World War II? That Germany printed Incident’? About Francis Landey Patton – Bermudian Author, Theologian, Educator fake stamps for Bermuda during World and President of Princeton University? War II? About the disappearance of the About Falke, Freya, Hansa and Hertha – Darrell’s Island Signpost and its discovery German warships visiting Bermuda before in England? From Clippers to Connie, the World War I? About William Gilbert Gosling Jumbo and the Concorde – the transition – a Bermudian in Labrador? About Sterling from flying boats to land planes. That Silver Souvenir Spoons – Bermuda’s most the Union Jack captured by the German exclusive souvenirs? About Cable andbyArmy in Paris in 1940 was returned to the Telephone Censorship during World War I U.K. on H.M.S. Bermuda? About ‘Hogge Money’, 35,589 missing ‘Coppers’ and and the ‘Kronprinz Wilhelm Affair’? HorstAbout Augustinovic the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps? About Fantasy Crowns? About Hubert ‘Sparky’ the First Airmail to and from Bermuda.About Lightbourne – Bermuda Ambassador and the sinking of the ‘Fort Victoria’ and its Tour Guide extraordinaire? About Margaret youngest passenger? About the First Flight Hill and Gina Swainson – Bermuda’s Beauty by airplane to Bermuda and back to the US? Queens of the 1970s? About William About the ill-fated flight of the ‘Tradewind’? Gillies – Diver and Restorer of Underwater Written for About Steven McPhee and About Samuel Hayman Wainwright and his Artifacts? satirical ‘Bermuda Humbug’ Magazine? Old Bermuda Bottles? About the loss of Why Albert Einstein visited Bermuda the S.V. Marques, the S.V. Concordia and in 1935? About the ‘Match King’ and HMS Bounty? About Dr. George Watson the establishment of Bermuda as an Cole and Dr. Archie Hollis Hallett – two International Business Centre? That Bibliographers of Bermuda Literature? How German Flying Boats and Warships visited much it cost to mail a local letter since 1784?

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The Chef’s Table with Antonio Belvedere, Head Chef, Bermuda Bistro at the Beach

The seared pepper crusted Tuna Sashami, with a small salad, pink pickled ginger and wasabi is an excellent appetizer choice for seafood lovers.

Story & Photography by Ariana C. Francis

“It’s the best lobster for the best price in town,” ensures Chef Toto.

At a glance, one would assume that Bermuda Bistro at the Beach is just another fried food and burger joint. Known simply as “The Beach” to locals who gather to hear tunes spun by local entertainers, DJ Choice, YGS and Magnum Force, this hot spot’s savory menu is often overlooked. In fact, if you ask around town for places that serve the freshest catches of the day, chances are they will direct you to the corner of Front and Parliament Streets in the heart of Hamilton and you will find yourself standing on the door step of “The Beach”. After sampling a delicious plated Tuna Sashimi prepared by Head Chef Antonio Belvedere, we can see why this restaurant is considered to be the ideal destination for gourmet dishes including lobster! Open morning, noon and night, The Beach offers the best drink specials in town, a ten-hour long happy hour, an incredible selection of delicious food, a full bar and plenty of flat screen TVs to keep sports hungry fans entertained for hours.

When Chef Toto isn’t in the kitchen or sharpening his knives, he is all about family and never misses an opportunity to spend time with those closest to him. When he heads out for a great meal cooked for him rather than by him, Chef Toto likes to head up to Dockyard to see friend and inspiration Livio Ferigo at Bonefish Bar and Grill where he is not only owner but the head Chef as well. A LOBSTER TALE Lobster season is upon us and according to Chef Toto, The Beach sold more lobsters in the first month of the 2012 lobster season than the entire season before in 2011. No doubt, due to his kitchen skills. Chef Toto prepares local lobsters three different ways.

Meet Chef Toto Antonio Belvedere, known to many as Chef Toto, did not dream of spending his days and nights in a kitchen. His intent on studying Business Administration at Bermuda College left him yearning for a more “hands-on” occupation, which led him to the culinary program at the college. This local Italian-Bermudian chef started from the bottom as a sous chef shortly after graduating May, 2012. Today he is the head chef at The Beach, cooking up mouthwatering dishes like the Governor’s Salad, an 8 oz grilled strip steak layered with blue cheese on a crisp house salad, or one of the signature bistro entrées, Basil’s Famous Chicken Curry boasting the best curry on Front Street and served with basmati rice and a papadum.

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Thermidor Lobster Inspired by the French, Thermidor basically means that all of the meat is removed combined with a creamy mixture of egg yolks, and cognac or brandy then stuffed back into a lobster shell. Pairing: Excellent with a pint of Stella Artois!!

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Broiled Lobster The lobster shells are cut lengthwise and the meat is seasoned with butter, paprika, salt and pepper, and then broiled. Pairing: Great with an ice cold Hoegaarden!! Curried Lobster The lobster is boiled, then the meat is removed and Dundee IPA cut into chunks. It is then curried and served over rice. Pairing: Dundee IPA is the perfect pairing for curried lobster!! Complementing Sides Each dish is served with a selection of macaroni and cheese, French fries, rice, baked potato, mashed potato, Cesar salad, mixed greens or a vegetable medley. With many head chefs bringing their talents to Bermuda from foreign waters, Chef Toto is proud to say that he is born and bred right here in Bermuda and he can’t wait to cook for you. Pairings COURTESY OF: APRIL GOSLING NAUDE Available at Gosling’s Stores

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It’s All Happening at Robin Hood

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Tantalize your taste buds with Robin Hood’s daily specials Kitchen open all day (Lunch 12:00noon - 4:30pm & Dinner 4:30pm - 10pm) Monday Chicken Pie - Mouthwatering curried chicken and fresh vegetables baked with puff pastry and served with salad. Tuesday Curry of the Night - Delicious curry recipes that change weekly Wednesday Roasted Vegetable Salad - Fresh carrots, zucchini, onions and peppers marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette. Thursday Middle Eastern Chicken Biriyani - Chicken breast baked in a spicy blend of ginger garlic, onion, tomatoes and saffron sauce. Garnished with crisp onions, cashews, cilantro and a side of raitha. Pairing: Excellent with a pint of Boddingtons Pub Ale Friday Mixed Grill - Steak, skirt steak, sausages, ribs, etc. Pairing: Enjoy a glass of meat friendly Fetzer Valley Oaks Merlot with this smorgasbord of flavours. Saturday Pizza - Signature pizzas include the Woodstock, the Hawaiian, the Robin Hood special and the Porker, and the “Create Your Own” pizzas such as the Maid Marion, the Little John or the Friar Tuck. Your choice of any 2 toppings. Pairing: Pizza and Prosecco…we recommend Zardetto.

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