MADE IN BERMUDA. There was a time, when those words might have
conjured up visions of a lethal homemade brew or some cheesy sand art,
but today there is a growing number
of artisans and crafts people
worldwide who are making a living
creating, reinventing, remaking or
renewing. It’s known as the Maker
Movement or the Etsy Economy and
Bermuda is riding the wave brilliantly!
Welcome to our first ever Made in Bermuda
Awards, a celebration of those talented artisans and
small-business owners who take great pride in their work and are producing first-class, beautiful products conceived and/or made right here in Bermuda. I use the word conceived because it occurred to us when we were conceiving the awards, that some entrepreneurs simply
cannot make their product here. It is not a question of economy to produce oversees; it is a
necessity, for there are no factories on the island. We wanted to encourage those makers, too,
and ensure they were eligible to enter. Indeed, the overall Made in Bermuda winner, Rebecca
Hanson of TABS Bermuda shorts is one of those entrepreneurs. Interestingly, the other three
divisional winners involve crafts invented hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
We hope you enjoy this celebration of local products as much as we enjoyed producing
the awards. Thanks go to our 16 judges whose thoughtful expertise (and vociferousness!)
resulted in 23 Made in Bermuda finalists and winners, all honoured here starting on page
45. And a very special thank you goes to the Bermuda Tourism Authority, and in particular
Karla Lacey, for their support and contribution of $250 to the winner in each division.
From small business to big business, in this issue in our annual Rising Stars feature, we
also celebrate young Bermudians climbing the corporate ladder in Bermuda’s business world.
Seven young men and women under 30 make up this year’s up-and-coming professionals
working their way to the top. They share their thoughts on what it takes to be a star and how
to shine brightly in the future.
Water is an unintentional theme for other great pieces in our fall issue: Our Heritage
piece is a look back at the fateful flight of the legendary flying
boat Cavalier, which famously went down in the Atlantic in
1939 with 13 on board. Miraculously 10 survived. Sandra
Campbell gives us the story of the recue that made headlines
around the world and became the basis for Bryan Burland’s
1980 novel. Dr. Philippe Rouja takes us along on a fishing trip
with two octogenarians who’ve been fishing in Bermuda for
decades and have a sobering message for today; and our Consummate Bermudian this issue is timely information about
Bermuda lobster and guinea chicks—everything a true-blue
Bermudian needs to know to kick off the season.
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Volume LXXXiV number 3
Publisher and editor
elizabeth Jones, Charles doyle, adrienne
miller, dr. Philippe rouja, Sandra Campbell,
W.C. Stevenson, duncan hall, John Barnes,
Scott Tucker, meredith andrews, ann Spurling,
daisy Gould, Christine Watlington, Winifred
Blackmore, dana Cooper, Jill rubinchak
William d. richardson 1930-31
ronald J. Williams 1931-41
arthur m. Purcell 1942-49
ronald J. Williams 1950-76
dinah J. darby 1977-86
Kevin Stevenson 1987-94
rosemary Jones 1994-99
meredith ebbin 1999-2003
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