The spectacular summer of ’ 17 has come to an end, as all good things must. But with new seasons come new beginnings as it is with the bountiful fall season ahead. Most significantly Bermuda has a new government that was elected just two months
ago. As they get to work on their agenda this fall we wish them all the wisdom, courage and
patience needed to lead our small island forward. Arguably it is the business community who
will be keeping the closest eye on government in the coming months. The OBA made significant progress toward a new dawn in Bermuda’s economic recovery, and we pray the PLP will
continue on the same path and lead us into a season of growth and prosperity.
Fittingly, The Bermudian celebrates Bermuda’s business world this issue starting with our
annual Product & Service Awards. We are always thrilled to celebrate successful local businesses excelling in their respective areas of expertise. This year we are pleased to honour newcomers like Connectech and Dasfete who are quickly making names for themselves alongside
perennial winners like Abacus and Redlaser, who prove consistent excellence will always be
rewarded. We wish continued success and hearty congratulations to all our 2017 winners.
Whoever said that youth is wasted on the young never met this year’s Rising Stars! Starting
on page 34 we meet 10 smart, hard-working young people who are on the threshold of their
careers and by all accounts, rocking it. Hailing from diverse professions that include IT, reinsurance, accounting, design and hospitality, these smart, local under-30s are a great representation of just how bright Bermuda’s future is.
And speaking of smart and bright, we are “At Home” with architect Tripp West this issue.
His small-in-scale but big-in-style Hamilton Parish cottage is the perfect reflection of his
expert architectural eye and keen sense of style. It also reflects his
passion for travel with displays of artefacts from Africa and Asia.
It is that passion that has led West to launch a new online business
(with the perfect name), Trippmatch where users share and plan
travel experiences. Look for more details on page 67.
More bounty in this fall issue includes celebrating the new lobster season with a yummy salad recipe by Sarah Wight; reflections
on how life changed in Bermuda during the Second World War by
Liz Jones, who talks to some local octogenarians; a portrait series
by Meredith Andrews of fully costumed participants in this year’s Bermuda International
Town Crier Competition; and, because we
couldn’t resist, “Oh What A Time We Had,”
a look back at the best ever summer.
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Volume LXXXVI Number 3
Publisher and Editor
Elizabeth Jones, Charles Doyle, Rosemary Jones,
Mike Jones, Sarah Wight, Terri Mello, Michele
Smith, Meredith Andrews, Two & Quarter,
Ann Spurling, RYZE Photography, Christine
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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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ON THE COVER:
Our 2017 Rising
Stars: see story
on page 34.
Photo by Meredith
Andrews Architect Tripp
Bermuda cottage is
featured in At Home
with Tripp West on
Photo by Ann Spurling