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Bermuda's Community groups Part 2

Second file in a long list of relevant Island entities

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By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us) exclusively for Bermuda Online

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New legal framework for Bermuda charities, see http://www.royalgazette.com/business/article/20180823/new-legal-framework-for-bermuda-charities.

Bermuda High Schools for Girls Charitable Trust RC 358
Bermuda High School for  Girls PTA RC 056
Bermuda High School for Girls Eco-Club Since 2005. Its efforts include a recycling corridor, printing cartridges, six pack rings, egg cartons among the regular cans, tins, etc.
Bermuda Historical Society Small city museum, no entry charge but donations appreciated. No computer or fax, telephone only at 295 2487. Or contact John Cox. RC 191
Bermuda Historical Wrecks Authority See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Hockey Association RC 190
Bermuda Hockey Federation The governing body in Bermuda for field hockey, 2002 president is Mike Elton
Bermuda Horse & Pony Association PO Box DV 634, Devonshire DV BX
Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) See Bermuda Government Boards. RC 351. A quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organization) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. Bermuda’s second largest employer, after the government. See www.bermudahospitals.com
Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Foundation (BHCF) 2019. July 24. It announced a third $350,000 donation to the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) in three years for scholarships and employee training taking the total donated to over $1 million.
Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust (BHCT) P. O. Box HM 2273, Hamilton HM JX. T. 441-298-0151. F. 441-296-1072. An independent organization founded as the formal charitable arm for accepting donations and fundraising on behalf of the Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB). A separate entity from the BHB and Ministry of Health, governed by its own Board of Trustees who determine policy and are responsible for its own sound fiscal management.

2016. September 19. The Bermuda Hospitals Charitable Trust has named Lisa Sheppard as its new development director. Ms Sheppard, a former reporter at The Royal Gazette, will be tasked with fundraising for both the BHCT and the Bermuda Hospitals Board after being promoted to her role from within the Trust. “I am very excited by this opportunity to give back to my community,” said the Bermudian in a statement. “There are so many great initiatives being under taken by the BHB. Healthcare is so important for all of us, and it’s an honour to be able to help in such a tangible way.” BHCT chairman Jonathan Brewin said: “I am delighted that Lisa has strengthened our team, as we strive to maximize support to the BHB. She has already demonstrated great energy and commitment to the development of the BHCT, and I look forward to working closely with her.” BHCT executive director Ralph Richardson added: “Lisa’s maturity, experience and temperament have been the key influencers in our decision to promote her to this new role. “We are looking forward to great things from her.”

Bermuda Hospitality Endowment Charitable Trust (The) RC 654
Bermuda Hospitality Institute See Bermuda Government Boards. Government-appointed, Premier announces the CEO, in 2010 Karla Lacey. Training institute, aims to encourage more Bermudians to enter the hospitality industry.
Bermuda Hotel Association 61 King Street, Hamilton HM 19. Telephone (441) 295-2127. Fax: (441) 292-6671. Trade association for cottage colonies, hotels and guest houses. 
Bermuda Housing Corporation Bermuda Housing Act 1980. See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Housing Trust See Bermuda Government Boards. Established in 1965 after several businessmen and the Rector of Christ Church in Warwick recognized the need for housing at reasonable rental rates. Through their efforts and the generous financial assistance of W. S. Purvis, the trust built 62 units at Elizabeth Hills, Purvis Park and Heydon. 
Bermuda Howard University Alumni Club RC 163
Bermuda Hunt Club With regular meetings
Bermuda Independence Commission (BIC) PO Box HM 3393, Hamilton HM PX. Phone 295-9462. A Bermuda Government-appointed body soliciting comments from the public on possible courses which can be taken re maintaining the status quo or opting for full political independence from Britain. It hosted public meetings in various venues around the Island for the purpose of receiving submissions, both orally and written, pros and cons, on any topic related to Independence. Commissioners present and accentuate a very slanted view for independence but will say very little against it, despite the internationally obvious shortcomings including refusal to give long-term residents citizenship and human rights wrongs. Most persons overseas say that when far bigger places such as Scotland, Wales, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, Puerto Rico, Guam, Samoa, Quebec, etc. don't want it, and if they ever did would want a referendum on it, how can tiny Bermuda justify it - and without a referendum?
Bermuda Independent Schools Association (BISA) Since September 2014. Private school heads have banded together to form BISA to enable better collaboration and representation. Heads of the six different private schools agreed to form it BISA as a forum for the heads to share issues of professional interest and to consider developments in education in Bermuda. The association seeks to become a recognizable entity through which the views of the independent schools in Bermuda can be represented to the community, the Government and to other agencies.
Bermuda Independent Underwriters Association (BIUA) P. O. Box HM 1559, Hamilton HM FX. Since 1981. With many Bermuda based professional underwriters of insurance or reinsurance, individuals and corporate, as members
Bermuda Industrial Union (BIU) 49 Union Square, Hamilton HM 12. Telephone (441) 292-0044. Established 1944. Its 4,200 members are employed mostly in the leading hotels and Bermuda Government. Publishes newspaper Worker's Voice. BIU has a representative on the Labor Advisory Council and Public Service Superannuation Board, both See Bermuda Government Boards. Major contributor to Progressive Labour Party over the years. Bus and ferry services often stop when the BIU calls a meeting of members. Members give part of their wages to the Progressive Labour Party (PLP).

2018. June 13. Bermuda Industrial Union members approved a wage increase offered by the Government yesterday. Hundreds of unionized staff voted on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) settled by their negotiating team. Chris Furbert, the president of the BIU, said about 600 members turned out for the meeting at St Paul AME Centennial Hall. “They accepted the proposal that the BIU negotiating team presented to them,” Mr Furbert said, estimating that 95 per cent of attendees had agreed. The CBA, which is regularly adjusted, covers salaries and other conditions of employment. According to ZBM last night, the wage rise agreed was retroactive to last year. The 2019 wage remains to be negotiated. The option of pursuing arbitration was turned down, Mr Furbert added. The union head emphasised that the Bermuda Government held its own separate agreements with both the Bermuda Union of Teachers and the Bermuda Public Services Union. At least half the BIU membership gathered for the meeting, which concluded at noon. The session had an impact on services for the morning, from public transport to postal delivery and school support staff.

Bermuda Insurance Development Council (IDC)

C/O Bermuda Insurance Institute, The Cedar Parkade Building, 48 Cedar Avenue, P.O. Box HM 2911 Hamilton HM LX, Bermuda. Tel. 441 337-7125, Fax 441 295-3532. In January 2012 launched a new award recognizing outstanding volunteer service to the Bermuda industry by insurance professionals. IDC created the award to recognize those in the industry who give their time and energy in support of promoting Bermuda as a domicile of choice.

Bermuda Insurance Institute (BII) From February 2018 at Ground Floor, Tower 2, O’Hara House, Bermudiana Road, Pembroke. P. O. Box HM 2911, Hamilton HM LX. Telephone (441) 295-1596. Fax: (441) 295-3532. A trade and professional education association for the local and international insurance industry. RC 649

2018. February 7. Malcolm Butterfield is the new chief executive officer of the Bermuda Insurance Institute. The institute has also relocated to new offices within O’Hara House, home of XL Catlin, on Bermudiana Road. Mr Butterfield has insurance and reinsurance experience to the BII, having held the office of Registrar of Companies for five years, and serving 19 years as managing partner leading the Advisory Practice at KPMG. He has expressed his gratitude to BII members and volunteers for their support and commitment to Bermuda’s insurance and reinsurance industry. “The board, advisory council, various working committees and the leadership team of the BII have all made considerable contributions to this organisation,” said Mr Butterfield. “Today we wish to thank these various individuals and groups for directing and developing the BII to become an integral part of the Bermuda insurance and reinsurance industry.” Regarding the move to its new offices on the ground floor in Tower 2 at O’Hara House, Mr Butterfield said: “The BII is proud of its new office and we are grateful to be welcomed into this prestigious location by the leadership team of XL Catlin. Various XL Catlin staff have worked diligently with us over the past month to ensure an efficient and seamless transition from our previous location.” The BII also has a new site for its accredited testing and examination centre, which is now located on the ground floor of the Chubb building. “The BII is equally grateful to the leadership team of Chubb for their efforts in making our move to our new testing and examination centre a reality. Many support staff of Chubb worked with us to achieve this move and provided us invaluable support with the installation of our new computer equipment. We have been administering tests and exams from this centre for the past few weeks, and the response to our new location has been positive on all fronts,” said Mr Butterfield. For this year and beyond, the BII is focused on developing a forward-thinking vision and plan that will address and place emphasis on the following areas:

  • Developing positive relationships with all current members and ensuring that they are satisfied with the services provided through their membership with the BII.
  • Reaching out to new entrants into the insurance and reinsurance industry and encouraging them to become members.
  • Developing our communication to highlight the significance of the organisation to the insurance industry and, in addition, explaining the benefits of training and developing professionals in the industry.
  • Reaching out to education-focused entities in both the public and private sectors of Bermuda, and encouraging them to forge relationships with the BII.
  • Developing strategies to inform constituents of available exams, courses, seminars and workshops, and ensuring that these programmes are consistent with current and future issues impacting our insurance and reinsurance industry.
  • Introducing and reintroducing events that will raise BII’s profile, and partnering with various entities to accomplish the goals in this and other key areas.
  • Continuing with events and programmes that were successful last year — one example being the women’s series, which emphasizes the professional leadership and development of women in the industry.
  • Introducing legacy events this year to help professionals working in the insurance and reinsurance industry understand and appreciate some of the significant individuals who have made invaluable contributions to our industry over the past decades. These events will also highlight how the work of these individuals served to position the industry for the success it enjoys today.

“Clearly, I have high aspirations and expectations for the BII,” said Mr Butterfield. “Our vision and plan for the organisation will evolve, and I am confident that our success will be based on our location, experience and strategic use of our many volunteers who have supported us over the years.”

Bermuda Insurance Management Association (BIMA)

Website bima.bm. Since the 1980s. An association of professional insurance managers and other captive service providers in Bermuda. Clients under management include mmore than 1200 Bermuda-incorporated companies.

Bermuda Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers Association (BIRBA) Brokers act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers.
Bermuda Islands Area of Narcotics Anonymous Fellowship Local hotline 293-0999. P. O. Box DV 690, Devonshire, DV BX, Bermuda. An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 120 countries worldwide
Bermuda Islands Association for the Deaf P. O. Box HM 1749, Hamilton HM GX. Email biad@northrock.bm or 541-3323. Provides assistance to the hearing impaired and educates parents and population about deaf culture to help remove social barriers. Bermuda is far behind other countries in providing basic facilities and services for the death. RC 168.
Bermuda Institute Academy Development Association RC 552
Bermuda Institute Alumni Association 238-1586.
Insurance Management Association (BIMA)
P. O. Box FL 288, Smiths Parish, FL BX. Telephone (441) 295-2121. Fax: (441) 292-6735. Many captive insurance companies appoint a management company to provide them with the necessary services required for the operations of their many insurance management companies

Bermuda Island Games to Bermuda National Parent Teachers Association

Bermuda Island Games RC 632
Bermuda Islands Association for the Deaf (BIAD) P. O. Box HM 1749, Hamilton HM GX. It provides assistance to the hearing impaired and educates parents and the population about deaf culture to help remove social barriers and discrimination of this group. RC 168
Bermuda Integrated Health Service Cooperative (BIHC) Lotus, Victoria Street, Hamilton. Since 2012. BIHC, proponents of out-of-hospital childbirth have won Immigration approval to bring their own midwives to the Island. BIHC received permission after the Bermuda Medical Council confirmed it didn’t need a full medical licence to do so. The victory follows eight years of struggle. Midwives here in Bermuda function as obstetric nurses. They are not available to the public for birthing outside the hospital.  Residents now have access to Bermuda-registered US midwives.
Bermuda International Language Institute For French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Arabic. Terceira House, 7 Par la- Ville Road, Hamilton. Phone 296-5676. Fax 296-5678. RC 531
Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR)  Website biltir.bm. Hosts an annual life and annuity conference at the Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel. Industry chiefs from Europe and North America join Bermuda-based executives. 2015's conference focused on the EU Solvency II regulations, which come in to force from 2016 and Bermuda’s ongoing work to comply with the new rules. Other highlights include a presentation by the president of the Society of Actuaries, which has more than 25,000 members in 78 countries. Special sessions will also look at “the future of living longer” and panel discussions featuring industry leaders. BILTIR was set up four years ago to serve as an advocate for the long-term insurance industry.

2017. July 31.  Bermuda’s economy benefits to the tune of $79 million in a single year from direct expenditure by members of the Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR) organisation. That is one of the findings of a survey done by the group to assess the impact and make-up of the organisation. BILTIR members manage more than $156 billion in assets. The group was formed in 2011 to serve as a formal association to represent life insurers and reinsurers in Bermuda. The organisation’s primary focus is to advocate for the island’s life and annuity industry. Half of the workforce of the organisation’s member companies are based in Bermuda, and more than 70 per cent of those based locally are either Bermudian or a spouse of a Bermudian. In 2015, BILTIR members spent more than $77.5 million in direct expenditures on the island, including employee costs, payroll tax and rent. Additionally, a further $1.5 million has gone to charitable work and education-based initiatives on the island. BILTIR conducted its survey between November 2016 and March 2017, and it involved 30 of the organisation’s full-time members. “These survey results show that life reinsurance and insurance companies on the island are a strong contributor to Bermuda’s economy as well as the global economy,” said Sylvia Oliveira, director, BILTIR. “Through a collaborative effort, BILTIR acts as a consistent and coherent voice for our members and the industry in Bermuda, representing their varied interests and we look forward to increasing our awareness over the course of the coming year.” The organisation also helps through a math tutorial programme for high school students as they prepare for internationally recognized standardized tests and BILTIR awards an annual $30,000 scholarship to a Bermudian student pursuing a maths-related postsecondary degree. Some 83 per cent of respondents to the survey cover life risks, followed by deferred annuities at 57 per cent, immediate annuities and other longevity risks at 47 per cent, accident and health at 27 per cent and all others at 20 per cent. BILTIR members insure a wide range of risk types across a broad geographic range. Geographic origin of risks insured by member companies include the US at 37 per cent Caribbean and Bermuda at 14 per cent; the UK at 8 per cent, Canada and the EU both at 5 per cent, China at 4 per cent, and Japan at 3 per cent.

Bermuda International Shipping Association (BISA) C/o Conyers, Dill and Pearman, Clarendon House, 2 Church Street, Hamilton HM 11. Telephone (441) 295-1422. Fax (441) 292-4720. Founded in 1995, it promotes Bermuda as a preferred jurisdiction for the registration of ships and the formation and operation of shipping companies.
Bermuda Junior Chamber International (JCI)  Harmony Hall, Station Building, 13 Railway Trail, Paget PG 06. Telephone 238-5863 or 737-4836. Voice mail 291 1591. Holds an annual Christmas Parade in Hamilton, usually the last weekend in November. 
Bermuda Junior Golf  Association (BJGA) P.O. Box HM 224, Hamilton, HM  AX. Since 1975 when the Bermuda Golf Association (BGA) formed the Golf Development Committee which forged the basic development for junior golf in Bermuda. 
Bermuda Junior Service League Since 1936. P. O. Box HM 1226, Hamilton HM FX. Phone 292-4060.  Also produces annual Christmas cards. RC 106
Bermuda Karate Institute Phone 292 2157 or fax  292 5123. RC 315
Bermuda Karting Club Ltd For young racers of miniature cars. Call 234-2473 or 235-0803 or 236-8788 or fax 236-0505. A member of the United Motorsports Federation (UMF) of Bermuda.
Bermuda Kids with Down's

Down's syndrome is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, and often leads to mental retardation. Liaises with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in New York.

Bermuda Landscaping Assocation  
Bermuda Laser Class Association c/o Royal Hamilton Amateur Dingy Club. Annual dues
Bermuda Latin Triangle A salsa dance group with weekly dance
Bermuda Lawn Tennis Association 2 Marsh Folly Road, Pembroke HM 13 or P. O. Box HM 341, Hamilton HM BX. Telephone 296 0834 or fax 295 3056
Bermuda Legion Bermuda charity 109. The mission is to assist war veterans and their widows. Looks after Bermuda WW1 and 2 and Korean War, etc. war veterans of past, present and future officers and soldiers in units now part of the Bermuda Regiment. Has its own agenda for welfare and for insurance. Can air-ambulance people, can provide travel costs and cover medical expenses, which the former Royal Bermuda Legion could not. Has helped with air evacuations; has a Christmas appeal, taking food hampers and baskets all over the Island. Assists in individual cases of need, helps with healthcare bills, and helps many people find help with the different Government agencies, such as Financial Assistance. Can provide immediate assistance for people without having to go to London for it. In this way, has aligned itself with the Caribbean nations who have their own Legions — notably Jamaica, which has a very successful Legion. Fund raising remains constant for war veteran widows, whose assistance from Government has had to be cut in recent years. Everything the Legion raises stays in Bermuda. “We don’t speculate; we don’t invest money — every single contribution for welfare is used for welfare here in Bermuda.” In the ten-day run up to November 11, the Bermuda Legion sets out on its campaign with the signature red poppies.
Bermuda Lifeguard Service A service of the Parks Department of the Bermuda Government. In the swimming season, several beaches have lifeguards. They must be at least 16 years old, fit, healthy and  strong swimmers.  Telephone 236-4201 or 236-5902 or fax 236-3711. P. O. Box HM 20, Bermuda HM AX or e-mail lifeguard@ibl.bm 
Bermuda Lionfish Task Force 2018. February 15. More than 600 lionfish were speared last month as hunters dived into the fourth annual Winter Lionfish Derby. Organizer Corey Eddy, who published a PhD thesis on lionfish in Bermuda, said that while the number of hunters doubled since last year, the number of fish caught tripled. He said: “It’s amazing and scary. It really emphasizes that lionfish are very abundant in shallow water during the winter. The average depth of capture was less than 20ft and many were caught in less than 10ft. We also saw far more small lionfish than ever before, which is also alarming as it may indicate a more successful reproductive period in 2017. The smallest lionfish was 3.75in, the smallest I’d seen before.” Sixty hunters signed up for the derby, catching a total of 624 lionfish during January. Lionfish, which are native to the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, were introduced to the Atlantic in the 1990s. The fast-breeding species spread rapidly through the Caribbean and reached Bermudian waters by 2000. Lionfish have no natural predators in the Atlantic and are not recognized as a threat by local fish. Dr Eddy said culling events like the Winter Derby had been shown to help address lionfish in other areas. Research by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation found that derbies can reduce the number of lionfish in an area by up to 52 per cent. Dr Eddy said: “That is not to say the population will not experience a period of explosive growth, common in the majority of invasive species, which is exactly what we worry about with the record number of lionfish captured in this year’s winter derby. Our culling programme may give us an advantage in staying one step ahead of the invasion. We have an army of lionfish hunters and we need to keep them in the water. Tournaments such as the Winter Lionfish Derby and Groundswell’s annual summer tournament, are great opportunities to do that. In fact, we have tournaments of some sort every season and the spring tournament is right around the corner.” Dr Eddy and his fellow lionfish hunters celebrated the close of the Winter Derby with a party and awards ceremony at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Free-diving team “We Dive at Five” caught the most lionfish, bringing ashore 133 of the invasive predators. Meanwhile, team “LionSquish” took the prize for the Scuba-diving category, landing 49 lionfish. Kweshon Hollis speared the largest fish, measuring 18in, while Chris Cabral caught the smallest. Dr Eddy said: “Even though we had more people than ever before, we were fortunate to provide everyone who registered with some sort of prize thanks to Gorham’s, Makin Waves, BUEI, La Garza jewelers, Blue Hole Watersports, Dive Bermuda, Blue Water Divers, and Jessica Reiderer The Bermuda Lionfish Task Force donated all the money for cash prizes, and BUEI provided the room free of charge.”
Bermuda Long Riders Motorcycle Club For motorcyclists
Bermuda Life Skills Group RC 434
Bermuda Lupus Association Set up in 2013 to help sufferers with information and support. The charity has about 60 members, most of whom are supporters of people with lupus. The charity meets monthly and holds educational seminars and quarterly support group meetings. It also has a WhatsApp chat group, with about 28 members, who can ask questions about medical services, medication and offer support to each other. The association is aware of about ten people in Bermuda who have had the disease diagnosed over the past few years. Others have lived with the disease for many years. To get in touch with the Lupus Association, e-mail bda.lupus.association@gmail.com or find them on Facebook and Instagram. The Dragonflies youth social group provides educational and emotional support for youngsters affected by chronic illnesses, including lupus, whether as patients, family members or friends. It can be reached at bermudadragonflies@hotmail.com.
Bermuda Maritime Museum

Regular mail: P.O. Box MA 133, Mangrove Bay MA BX, Bermuda. By Courier: 1, The Keep, Sandys MA 01, Bermuda. Admission information: 1-441-234-1418. Museum offices: 1-441-234-1333. Fax: 1-441-234-1735.

Bermuda Maritime Museum Association P. O. Box 73, Somerset, Sandys MA BX. RC 136
Bermuda Maritime Museum, Inc. (New York) Check with above for members. 
Bermuda Maritime Museum Trust (London)  
Bermuda Masters Swimming Association  
Bermuda Massage Therapy Association (BMTA) All members are Certified Massage Therapists.
Bermuda Mechanics Beneficial Association Mechanics Building, 12 Church Street, Hamilton HM 11. Phone 295-7602
Bermuda Medical Association (BMA) 75 Victoria Street, Hamilton. P. O. Box HM 2466, Hamilton HM JX. Phone 292-8131. Fax 295-3931. An association of all medical doctors in practice in Bermuda. The Medical Practitioners' Amendment Act 2006 is one of the acts relevant to doctors.
Bermuda Medical Council See Bermuda Government Boards. 25 Church Street, Hamilton HM 12. P O Box HM 380, Hamilton, HM BX.  Phone 278-4932.
Bermuda Medical Doctors Association Box A-16, c/o Bermuda Hospitals Board, P O. Box 1023, Hamilton HM DX, Bermuda.
Bermuda Medical Students Society (BMSS)

Part of BMSS’s mission is to keep Bermuda’s talent at home. The organization has a particular stake in developing mentorship through its Adopt a Medical Student initiative. The group, which comprises medical students and is overseen by practising physicians, has sent out applications to local doctors over the coming week to pair them up with students and facilitate a relationship between the two. The group’s aim is to cultivate the natural fraternity in the medical community, and it is especially active through social media such as Facebook. Part of the imperative for home-grown mentorship is reflected by the courting of Bermudian specialists such as cardiologists, to return home and thereby cut down on overseas spending.

Bermuda Mental Health Foundation For more information, visit bmhf.bm or call 400-5634. 3rd Floor, Richmond House, 12 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 12. Phone 292-3434 extension 3476. Fax 292-0865. Founded 1944. A non-profit volunteer private enterprise working with medical mental health-related staff. RC 394.

2016. June 10. Empty for years and in danger of falling into disrepair, a house at the back of Portland Lane in Sandys is soon to become a home. Members of the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation gathered there yesterday with friends to celebrate the building’s revival for persons with mental illness to take up independent living. “We were fortunate that the basic structure was sound, but we still had to do a lot of work,” the foundation’s chairman, John Macdonald, told The Royal Gazette. For now, freshly refurbished rooms are decorated only with pictures from before, showing the work that went into their repair. The group will still need help, including donations of furniture and appliances, to move clients into its five units with the assistance of the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Centre. Among guests was Dennis Lister, MP for Sandys North Central, who commended the group for saving a property that could have become an eyesore. Mental health remains a topic “swept under the carpet”, said Winston Rogers, a clinical manager for MWI’s community mental health services rehabilitation team. “One in four persons in any society, Bermuda included, suffers from some form of mental illness,” he said. “On any given day, any one of us could step across.” The property has yet to be given a new name, and the foundation is looking for donors to assist. Foundation member Donald Scott, looking back on nearly a year’s hard work, singled out some of the main contributors for special thanks: Gerald Burt, of Burt Construction; Calvin Edwards, of Insight Painting; Anthony Hayward, of Ace electrical; Everard Todd, Jr of EL Todd Construction, plumber Delroy Reid and Yvonne Gilbert of Made for You Cleaning. The hardest work may be done, but help is needed with the final stages: to pitch in. Contact Jodi Lewis, the foundation’s spokeswoman, at 400-5684, 705-2816, or info@bmhf.bm

2015. December 7. The decision to include mental health under human rights laws has been applauded by the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation. “Amending the Human Rights Act in favour of giving basic human rights to the mentally disabled is simply the right thing to do,” the advocacy group said. The foundation offered its congratulations to the Human Rights Commission, saying the HRC had “led the charge to add basic human rights for those that suffer with a clinically diagnosed mental illness to the Human Rights Act." The group noted that statistics indicated that one person in four will have a mental illness. In the latest Throne Speech, the Bermuda Government pledged to extend protection under the Act to the mentally ill. Bermuda has been described by the HRC as one of the few jurisdictions in the world that does not offer such protection. Foundation spokeswoman Jodi Lewis said they were confident that the Government “now will move swiftly to amend the Act in this parliamentary session”. The group vowed to work with the Government, the HRC and the community to ensure that the amendments would be effective, offering true protection to those with mental illness.

Bermuda Minibus Association One of two such minibus entities.
Bermuda Middle Schools Association  
Bermuda Model Sailboat Club Has been in operation since the 1960's, meets every Thursday to have a friendly race. Members include Ted Cassidy. 
Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) A Bermuda Government quango and regulatory agency. Website bma.bm. See Bermuda Government Boards. The BMA processes applications and recommends to the Ministry of Finance when prudent to establish companies, partnerships, collective insurance schemes, trust companies and issue permits. It conducts background checks of applicants for  incorporated business entities and regulates the banking and financial services industries.
Bermuda Motocross Club A member of the United Motorsports Federation (UMF) of Bermuda.
Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club (BMRC) Ltd Headed by David Jones. Racing at Clearwater Beach includes classes GP 125A, GP 125B and Scooter. A member of the United Motorsports Federation (UMF) of Bermuda.
Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS) Daylesford, Park Street, Hamilton. Telephone 295-5584. RC 600. An active local group offering a menu of plays and productions, usually at its own small theatre. Stages an annual British-style pantomime.

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society (BMDS)

Bermuda Music Users Group  
BMDS Charitable Trust Daylesford, Park Street, Hamilton. Telephone 295-5584. RC 600
Bermuda National Athletics Association (BNNA) Cedarpark Building, 48 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton, HM 11. Telephone: 441-296-0951. P O Box HM 2156, Hamilton HM JX. Since 2012 the new name of the Bermuda Track and Field Association founded in 1946.
Bermuda National Gallery City Hall Arts Center, Church Street, Hamilton. Telephone 295 9428 or fax 295 2055
Bermuda National Library Owned and operated by the Bermuda Government, Par La Ville Park, 13 Queen Street, Hamilton HM 11. Telephone 295-  2905, fax (441) 296 0973. Winter and summer hours. With a mobile and youth library service.
Bermuda National Literacy Charitable Trust Committed to determining and establishing literacy standards. RC 608
Bermuda National Parent Teachers Association  

Bermuda National Trust to Bermuda Quilters Guild

Bermuda National Trust RC 081. 

2019. August 8. A conservation charity is on the hunt for a new head. Bill Zuill confirmed yesterday that he has quit as executive director at the Bermuda National Trust. Mr Zuill said the departure had been amicable. He added: “I’ve had a good three years there, and, now, I am interested in doing some other things. I’m looking at some opportunities.” Mr Zuill said the BNT was “a wonderful organisation with some great people doing extremely important work for Bermuda”. He directed further questions about the circumstances of his departure to Alana Anderson, the president of the BNT. Ms Anderson said that Mr Zuill had resigned from the post on Tuesday to pursue other business opportunities. She added: “We definitely wish him all the best and we do hope that he will be able to continue to be involved in the trust.” Ms Anderson said that Mr Zuill had been responsible for “numerous successful ventures” in his time at the trust, including the International Conference of National Trusts, held in Bermuda this year. The event brought representatives from conservation organisations in 37 countries to the island in March. She added that it had been a pleasure to work with Mr Zuill. Ms Anderson said: “He has an incredible knowledge of Bermuda’s history, both built and natural heritage, which was an asset to the trust. We wish him the best in his future endeavors.” She said that a search would be launched to find a replacement. Vincent Chaves, the trust’s director of finance, will become interim executive director. Mr Zuill was appointed to the role three years ago. He took over from Jennifer Gray, who held the post for nine years. Mr Zuill, a former Editor of The Royal Gazette, said at the time of his appointment that he was “deeply honoured” to take over. He added: “In some ways, this role means that I am coming home as I feel that I grew up with the trust, since my father was director from 1972 until the early 1990s and I spent a lot of time on trust properties. Ever since, I have had a great passion for Bermuda’s history and environment and look forward to utilizing my experience as a journalist and as a manager to make the trust an even better organisation than it is today.”

2017. June 29. Website bnt.bm. An associate underwriter with a passion for the island’s environment and heritage has been elected as the new president of the Bermuda National Trust. Alana Anderson, who has been a member of the Council of the National Trust since 2008 and vice-president since 2015, was elected at the Trust’s AGM on June 22. “The Bermuda National Trust has always held a special place in my heart,” she said. “It is a great honour to be elected as its president. I am both excited and eager to continue on the legacy of ‘for everyone for ever’.” Mrs Anderson works at Sompo International as an assistant vice-president and associate underwriter, She succeeds Lieutenant-Colonel William White as president, who served in the position from 2010 to 2015. Mr White, who stepped back into the role in March 2015 until June 2017, was honored with the Trust’s top award — the Palmetto Award — at the annual awards ceremony that preceded the AGM. Chartered surveyor Mark Orchard, who has served on the council since 2013, was elected as the Trust’s new vice-president. Mr Orchard said: “Since joining the Trust in 2013 I have been astounded by the breadth of responsibilities that this organisation conducts throughout the island; overseeing many of our country’s most important cultural assets including historic homes, museums and open spaces, as well as irreplaceable icons, including a vast collection of artwork, archival books, ancient silverware and priceless cedar furniture. “Ensuring that our island’s unique legacy of traditions and treasured assets is maintained and made more accessible to the public will be key to ensuring the financial well-being of this important charity. I look forward to playing an active role in enhancing this legacy.” Mr White congratulated Mrs Anderson and Mr Orchard on their new appointments saying the Trust was in “good hands”. He added: “I am also deeply appreciative for being selected as recipient of the Palmetto Award.” Robert Masters will take on the role of chairman of the Preservation Committee from Paul Leseur, while Robin Mayor will continue as the chairperson of the Development Committee and Stephen Kuzyk will remain as the Trust treasurer. The other members of the National Trust Council are: Karen Border, Hugh Davidson, Kevin Gunther, Jan Macdonald, Tim Rogers and Mariette Savoie.

Bermuda National Trust Council See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda National Tumor Registry Breast cancer affects one in eight women and that 58 cases of breast cancer were reported in 2014, according to the Registry. Breast cancer continues to be the principal cause of cancer for women in Bermuda. While the causes of breast cancer are still unknown, it is known that some women are more at risk than others. Understanding these risks, such as family history, are important, in addition to the knowledge that early detection can save lives.
Bermuda Netball Association (The) RC 653
Bermuda Newcomers Inter-varsity Club Social and sporting club for new residents. Phone 292-9018.
Bermuda Nurses Association (BNA). Patrice Dill at (441) 236-3770 extension 3254. RC 374.  Committed to supporting its members in the goal to improve and maintain optimal wellness for the people of Bermuda. According to the International Council for Nurses, nursing is often described as the sleeping giant that should be awakened to realize its full potential. Nurses are at the core of health delivery but are often marginalized from contribution to health policy development and decision-making. Nurses play a fundamental and critical role in the healthcare continuum and their insight into many aspects of patient care and health policy generally is valued.
Bermuda Nursing Council See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Occupational Therapists Association (BOTA) Call BOTA at 236-3770 extension 3264. Or write P. O. Box  DV 501, Devonshire DV BX. RC 530. Affiliated with the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT). Has an annual Bursary Award. . 
Bermuda Olympic Association Suite 405, International Centre, 26 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton HM 11. P. O. Box HM 1665, Hamilton HM GX. Phone 295-7146. Fax 295-8645. Only Bermudian athletes can represent Bermuda, not long-term residents. 9-5 pm Monday to Friday except Public Holidays. RC 047
Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association Official site for the youth sailing Optimist Dinghy in Bermuda. Contact it for race results, upcoming events and current contact information.
Bermuda Open Water Swimming Association In 2016, June 18. Lori King from New York swam around Bermuda for 21 hours straight. With a support crew of 11 people by her side, Mrs King, 40, took to the water at Elbow Beach at noon to begin the longest, most challenging swim of her life. Her inspiration, she said, was resident Sean O’Connell, who was the first and only person to have completed the swim 40 years ago. The swim was planned and certified through the Bermuda Open Water Swimming Association, with president Nick Strong acting as event co-ordinator and first observer. 
Bermuda Orchid Society P. O. Box HM 3250, Hamilton HM PX. Phone (441) 293-2035. An affiliate of the American Orchid Society. Celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2005. To honor that occasion, the Bermuda government issued a set of four orchid postage stamps. Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 8 pm, usually in one of the buildings of the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. Visitors are welcome. The Annual General Meeting is every late November.

Bermuda stamp orchids a 2005 Bermuda stamp orchids b 2005

Bermuda stamp orchids c 2005 Bermuda stamp orchids 4 2005

Bermuda Organ and Tissue Donor Association For more information, call KEMH  at 236-2345. Welcomes those willing to become donors. In association with the New England Organ Bank. 

2018. April 24. The Bermuda Organ Donor Association appealed yesterday for the public to consider organ donation and to make their wishes clear to their families. The news came as the association greeted morning commuters at Crow Lane roundabout and encouraged them to sign up to give “the gift that keeps on living”. Kerry Brislane, the BODA treasurer, said: “Our message is pretty simple — we’d like people to have the conversation about what their wishes would be with their family members. The gift of organ donation is a tremendously generous thing to do, and the impact this can have on the recipients lives is definitely life-changing, and can be life-saving. If families have discussed and agreed on their wishes, it makes it so much easier if they are ever asked the question.” Dr Brislane, a hospital anaesthesiologist, was speaking as the island kicked off Organ Donor Week. She said statistics from the New England Donor Service showed that there had been 13 organ donors from Bermuda in the past decade. Donors ranged in age from 16 to 73 and a total of 24 kidneys, 13 livers, five hearts, eight lungs and three pancreas were donated. Dr Brislane said: “The only way to assert your wishes is on your driver’s licence, but ultimately your family will get to decide. We would like to see the Organ Donor Register formalized by the Government, as it is already in the legislature. This would mean people could sign up and be assured that their wishes will be adhered to. This takes a lot of pressure off families. Organ donation is the gift that keeps on living. In the words of Maya Angelou, ‘Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud’.” The group will run radio interviews, information advertisements in The Royal Gazette and talk to the public to answer questions about the organ donation process. We decided to do the morning wave as it is a good way to reach a lot of people in an informal way and make them think, ‘hey, what is that all about?’ In recent years, we have been trying to find new ways of reaching a bigger audience and so we thought we’d try a popular Bermuda way. It was a lovely way to start our Monday with lots of smiles and waves and toots from the people coming passed.” She added: “We are hoping that after seeing us on the roundabout people might then be prompted to read and listen to the information provided.”

2017. April 24. A quick conversation about organ donation can save lives while reducing healthcare costs for everyone. Speaking at the launch of Organ Donor Week, the health minister Jeanne Atherden urged all residents to take the time to make their wishes known to their loved ones. “Organ donation is something that many people feel uncomfortable talking about but it’s a conversation that everyone should have,” Ms Atherden said. “When a tragedy happens, it’s the wrong time to decide what a loved one might want. Have the conversation before the event occurs. Take five minutes and ask the person you love if they want to be an organ donor and also tell someone what your wishes are.” According to the Ms Atherden, in the “past several years”, six Bermudians have received organs through the New England Organ Bank, but there have been no donors from Bermuda. Some people have questions about the cost to their family, Ms Atherden said, adding that there is none. Others are concerned it will cause their relatives stress. Bermuda Organ Donor Association president Jean Van der Merwe added: “Some people are scared that they are going to be left to die, that if they are an organ donor the medical teams are not going to work to save them and this is entirely untrue.” And Kerry Brislane, the group’s treasurer, said often family members have not considered the possibility of their loved one dying, especially if they are a young person. “They’re already trying to come to terms that they are losing their dear child. These circumstances are always out of the blue — donation in Bermuda is only in the context of brain death and that’s a sudden and catastrophic brain event, whether it be a large stroke or an accident. Given some time, you will find that people think that was just the shock and they regret not doing it at the time.” Dr Brislane added: “But when we have approached people that have had the conversation, they are immediately very enthusiastic that something good can come out of this.” Ms Atherden also stressed that organ donation is important locally because Bermuda has a very high rate of non-communicable diseases that can lead to organ failure, such as diabetes and kidney disease. “There are over 150 people on dialysis. A donated kidney can get a person off hundreds of hours of dialysis and get them back to a normal life.” But she also pointed out that “organ transplants can not only save a life but also reduce the cost of insurance premiums for all of us. We have high insurance premium costs. Dialysis costs $200,000 per year per person. A kidney transplant costs $130,000 and the person is off dialysis forever.” Ms Atherden furthermore noted that people in good health can be living donors. “Organ donation is really the gift that keeps on giving — one organ donation can help multiple people. I urge everyone to consider becoming an organ donor. You can have it written on your driver’s licence, you can tell people your wishes. Just have the conversation.” Ms Van der Merwe added that because there is no official donor registry in Bermuda, “all you can do is have it on your licence. But the most important thing is to have the conversation with your family because if you’re gone and they say no, it is no. Then your wishes would not be carried out. So we really urge people to have the conversation. That really is the most important thing going forward.” As part of Organ Donor Week, the BODA organised two talks for healthcare professionals and more events are being planned for later in the year.

Bermuda Ostomy Association P. O. Box HM 2281,  Hamilton HM JX. Telephone 295 7738
Bermuda Overcoming Learning Disabilities/Difficulties (BOLD) Call Mrs. Mair Harris or Beverley at 234-0923 or fax 292-3152
Bermuda Oxford and Cambridge Society Bermuda-based graduates of these English universities.
Bermuda Parent Teacher Student Association  
Bermuda Paralympic Association (BPARAS) Formed by Ann Lindroth, Vaughn Mosher, Leatrice Roman, Jennifer Southern, Paul Sullivan. RC 570. Jeni Southern, Secretary, phone (441) 238-1741 or Ann Lindroth (441) 535 2832. PO Box PG 73 PG BX Paget, Bermuda.
Bermuda Performing Arts Association Ltd RC 618
Bermuda Pharmaceutical Association (BPA) All pharmacists in Bermuda must be a member. The BPA holds an annual Pharmacy Symposium to focus on circulatory diseases such as heart disease, stroke and heart attack. Pharmacists play an essential role in helping patients with the management of many of their health conditions, including cardiovascular conditions.
Bermuda Philharmonic Society RC 323
Bermuda Physically Handicapped Association Base Gate, 1 South Side, St. David's Island, DD 03. Phone (441) 293 5035 or Chairman Willard Fox at 293-8148. It has existed for 39 years. RC 088
Bermuda Physiotherapy Association Hands-on-Therapy office, corner of Church and King Streets, Hamilton
Bermuda Pilot Gig Club (BPGC) 2018. April 9. An eyesore at the West End has been transformed into a centre for a classic Bermudian pursuit that has returned as a sport: pilot gigging. This Saturday, the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club will hold a regatta for spectators out of its new premises on Boaz Island. “We want this to become somewhere that the whole community can come and row and learn about our heritage — in particular, our landlords, the Boaz Island Village,” club member Sarah Burrows said. Until recently, the disused sewage plant with the rusting hulks of its tanks was considered a blight on the shoreline. Residents blamed the decommissioned plant, shut down in 2014, for breeding mosquitoes. Ms Burrows, who lives in Somerset, would notice it driving past on Malabar Road. “I’d think, what a shame; it’s falling apart,” she said. “How do we lose these old buildings? Every time something gets old, we just walk away from it.” The Boaz Island Condo Corporation struggled to meet the high cost of removing the decaying tanks, until the gig club came along. Ms Burrows said: “We saw this as a perfect location. We can row either side of Boaz Island — there are slips either side.” West End Contractors trucked away the “massive” tank at a special cost, while club members and volunteers set to work on the pump house. The effort began early in 2017, with a hiatus during the America’s Cup. A dilapidated building by the shoreline “leaked like a sieve” and was full of trash and debris. The traditional gigs guided ships and rescued people in distress. Teams took the long vessels out by oar and sail. Gigging was a forgotten way of life until locals began its revival, starting in St George’s in 2014. Dubbed “westies”, the West End team operated out of Dockyard. Now they have 18 members and a compound at Boaz Island to store their two 32ft vessels. One commemorates pilot John Simmons, while the second is named after pilot Stephen B. Richardson. Starting at noon on Saturday, the gigs will take to the waters from Black Bay to King’s Point highlighting their skills in a friendly competition. “Normally when you have pilot racing offshore, you don’t really see them,” Ms Burrows said. “With this beautiful location, we want spectators to watch races that had real seamanship.” The Survivor’s Race will demonstrate how gigs plucked passengers off vessels in distress and ferried them to shore, while speed and salvage capabilities will be put on show. Applying finishing touches to the Pilot Stephen B. Richardson, boat lover and historian Anson Nash said gigging offered “a great sport, a great way to see what’s going on along our shores”. He added: “It’s not just racing. The emphasis is on life — you’re in company while you’re rowing.” Ms Burrows added: “I never go out in the boat and don’t learn something, whether it’s Bermuda maritime history or history in general. The exercise is amazing, and it’s just nice people to row with.” Sightings of wildlife include regular turtle spotting. There is an international regatta planned for October, and with 200 people coming to Bermuda to show traditional pilot gig racing, the island will host a sport that was once part of its lifeblood. “We still have a lot of work to do but an amazing amount of people and organisations came on board to help,” Ms Burrows said. “And it looks so much nicer here when the tourists drive by.” To volunteer or learn more, e-mail BPGCwest@gmail.com.

2015. September 25. Dozens of budding gig rowers took to the water off St George’s at the weekend to take part in the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club’s regatta. The club, which was only formed earlier this year, organized a series of races in the harbour over a short course of just under a mile. A total of 42 men and women of all ages were divided into six teams of rowers who then did battle in three races. Rick Spurling is the club’s chairman. The club was hoping to send a Bermuda team to the upcoming World Gig Championships in the Isles of Scilly next year. “Our goal is to establish gig rowing island-wide for all, get three more gigs, hold more local regattas year round, use the gigs at events such as the America’s Cup and Gunpowder Plot Reenactment and invite visitors to experience gig rowing and some St George’s history at the same time,” said Mr Spurling. “We also want to hold an international regatta in Bermuda in 2016 and will be sending a Bermuda team or two to the World Gig Championships in Scilly in May 2016. We are very grateful to Steve Lock from Appledore Gig Club in Devon, our trainer and organizer, for playing the key role in getting the traction for rowing gigs. We are off and running. Rowing is our maritime heritage, great fun, a friendly team sport, healthy and competitive. We need to begin to form set teams, in particular corporate teams and schools. The possibilities here are enormous.” After Sunday’s regatta all the competitors returned to the East End Mini Yacht Club for a pot luck supper and refreshments.

Bermuda Poetry Association Poetry includes book "A Tribute to Mothers and Fathers."
Bermuda Police Association Devonshire. Telephone (441) 295-8560. A trade association for members and retirees of the Bermuda Police Service
Bermuda Police Benevolent Fund RC 002

Bermuda Police Service

Bermuda Police Marine Search & Rescue Association RC 441
Bermuda Poultry Fanciers Society (BPFS) Holds an annual competition, usually in February.  Bermuda Poultry Fanciers Society Facebook page. Jack King Building in the Botanical Gardens. Includes turkeys, chicken and ducks as well as rabbits, guinea pigs, cavies and quail. 2016 BPFS president Leo Simmons 335-3258. In 2015-2016  many new birds arrived on the island, everything from old English game to Spanish game standard and a variety of bantams.
Bermuda Power Boat Association A member of the United Motorsports Federation (UMF) of Bermuda. RC 650
Bermuda Prison Officers Benevolent Fund RC 292
Bermuda Private Nursery Association An association for members of the child care industry. P. O. Box HM 1683, Hamilton HM GX. Call (441) 292-8326. Fax (441) 296-1522. 
Bermuda Professional Photographers Association (BPPA)  c/o Graeme Outerbridge, phone (441) 238-4387. 
Bermuda Progressive Ballroom Dance Group Admiralty House Community Center, Spanish Point, Pembroke, call 236 6935. Wednesday 8:30 to 11 pm
Bermuda Psychologists Council See Bermuda Government Boards.

Psychological Practitioners Act 1998. 

2018. March 5. Parliament has approved legislation to update the regulation of psychologists. The Psychological Practitioners Amendment Act 2018 replaces 20-year-old legislation governing the profession. Anyone not registered in Bermuda will now be prohibited from practising as a psychologist. Practitioners also have to get indemnity insurance against claims of negligence and malpractice. The updates were made in consultation with the Bermuda Psychologists Registration Council, which will become the Bermuda Psychologists Council. Jeanne Atherden, the Leader of the Opposition, and shadow health minister Susan Jackson backed the legislation. Tinée Furbert of the Progressive Labour Party said the updates were “succinct as regards psychology”.

Bermuda Public Funds Investment Committee See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Public Services Union (BPSU) 2 Angle Street, Hamilton HM 10. 2 Angle Street, Hamilton HM 10. Telephone 292-6985. Fax 292-1149. Auditorium 293-9270. Or 292-6484.  Represents all civil servants, nurses at the two hospitals and more. BPSU has a representative on the Labor Advisory Council and Public Service Superannuation Board.See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Quilters Guild Meets 1st Tuesday 1:30 pm and 3rd Thursday 7:00 pm each month except July & August, at St. Mary's Church Hall, Warwick. Visitors welcome. Call 236-2865 for information.

Bermuda Rainbow Alliance to Bermuda Special Needs Network

Bermuda Rainbow Alliance Advocating an alternative lifestyle.  Spokesperson is Nikki Bowers
Bermuda Rainbow Guides After-school activities for girls 5-7. 292-0675
Bermuda Reading Association P. O. Box DV 755, Devonshire DV BX. Call (441) 236-9000 ext. 213 or 295-0487. Meets third Tuesday of each month at Bermuda Youth Library and produces annual conferences on reading
Bermuda Red Cross Charleswood, 8 Berry Hill Road, Paget DV 03. P. O. Box HM 772, Hamilton HM CX, Bermuda. Telephone 236-8253 or fax 236-8267. Hospital equipment rental (441) 236-2345 extension 1486. Since 1st August 1950. Manages the Bermuda Blood Bank and accepts donations to its Blood Donor Centre. Affiliated with the New England Organ and Tissue Donor Bank and Bermuda is in the latter's #1 Priority group. 
Bermuda Red Cross Blood Bank First floor, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, donors from 18 to 70 always welcome. Tuesdays 9:15 am to 12 pm. Blood Donor Center at hospital 236-5067 (fax 236-2272).
Bermuda Red Cross Charitable Trust RC 419
Bermuda Referees Association P. O. Box DV 176, Devonshire DV BX. Telephone 236 1747 or voice mail 291 0940
Bermuda Reserve Police Formerly the Bermuda Reserve Constabulary.
Bermuda Riding for the Disabled 57 Spice Hill Road, Warwick WK 03. Windreach Village, Warwick. Riding therapy for children with special needs. Telephone 238 7433 or fax 238 7434. RC 092
Bermuda Risk Exchange Association An insurance-related trade group
Bermuda Rock Ramblers For organized walks. A  environmental and cultural group. It arranges guided walkabouts so that families and individuals can explore, learn and exercise together. Walks are free but donations are welcome. Bring comfortable walking shoes, beverage  and snack. Call 238-3438.
Bermuda Roller Hockey League (BRHL) Phone 236-9710 or 236-8710 or fax 232-0699 or 232-0799.
Bermuda Rose Society Its repository garden is at Waterville, Pomander Road, Paget. Free, daily, all welcome.
Bermuda Rowing Association Boathouse: White's Island, Hamilton Harbor. PO Box HM 3044, Hamilton HM NX. With a fleet of fours, quads, pairs, doubles and single sculls. Holds an annual summer regatta  for Men's Mixed Doubles; Women's Open Doubles; Women's Intermediate Doubles; Mixed Quadruple Sculls; Mixed Novice Doubles; Men's Novice Doubles; Novice Quadruple Sculls and Men's Open Doubles.
Bermuda Rugby Football Union (BRFU) Only rugby union is played in Bermuda. Has an Annual Awards Dinner, black tie. RC 641
Bermuda Sailing Association 12 Reid Street, Hamilton HM 11. Phone 295-7935. Fax 295-5372. RC 525
Bermuda Sailors Home 22 Richmond Road, Hamilton HM 08. Phone 295-5598. Fax 292-1519. RC 151

2019. August 8. The Bermuda Sailors’ Home has opened a new centre in Dockyard to cater for the crews of cruise ships. Ilya Cherapau, manager at the Bermuda Sailors’ Home in Hamilton, said the Seafarers’ Centre was a logical move because of the distance between Dockyard and the home, on Serpentine Road, Hamilton. He added: “This Dockyard expansion was an organic thing to do. Even if they know where this place is and we provide everything, even if we pay for their trip, it may still be impossible for them to come because the time they have off is limited.” Mr Cherapau said that the new centre, expected to be open until the end of cruise ship season in October, opened last month without publicity, but had already attracted up to 50 crew members a day. He added: “The official ceremony was on July 29, but on the 20th I stopped by to see how it was going. We hadn’t advertised it, just put a little sign outside to say it was a Seafarers’ Centre. They showed me the log book and I was shocked. Without telling anyone, just by putting the sign out, we had between 30 and 50 people daily registering and using the facility.” The centre, behind Media Lounge Cinema and managed by its owners, was designed to give crews from visiting ships the chance to sit down, go online and communicate with their families overseas. Francis Richardson, the CEO of the Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority, said the centre was an important addition to services for sailors on visits to the island. He added: “They make great sacrifices by working at sea. Many of them are leaving home for long periods of time, they miss important and significant milestones like anniversaries, birthdays and sometimes even the birth of their own children. It’s a tough world. There are upsides to it, but it is certainly a sacrifice. Having a facility where they can come ashore and feel a bit at home is extremely important and in Bermuda during the summer season, we have a large volume of crew on the island.” Shakira Hayward, also of the Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority, added: “When you are on a ship, all you want to do is keep in contact with your family members. You get a lot of seafarers with wives, husbands and children. They want somewhere safe and somewhere clean to reach out to their families.” Mr Cherapau added it was hoped that the centre could be operated for every cruise season. He explained: “This is the first year and we didn’t quite know how everything was going to work out. There were several things that could go wrong, but I think for a first year it’s a great success both for us and the seafarers. Because we had no idea what the feedback would be and it involves a financial commitment, we said let’s open for a limited time and set aside three months of funds. The Mission to Seafarers, an international charity who serve merchant crews, financed another month of operation, so it will go to October, which is pretty much the end of the cruise season.” Mr Cherapau added: “Next year, we will look to see how much funds we can guarantee and we will try to reach out to the local and international community to see if we can fund the full season.” He said the Seafarer’s Centre could offer additional services to seafarers, such as shuttle buses and the ability to use the centre as a mailing address, if sufficient funds were available.

Bermuda Salsa Association Has its own salsa dancers.
Bermuda Sanshou Association (BSA) 2016. August 25. Awarded $10,000 from the Cash Back for Communities programme. Senator Jeff Baron, the Minister of National Security, said the self-defence group has proudly represented the island internationally for years and is more than deserving of the funds. Garon Wilkinson of the BSA thanked the minister and the government for the donation, saying that the funds would help the group continue its work teaching Bermudians and helping them compete internationally. “I have a full-time job, but the thing that keeps me up at night is how are we going to fund our athletes,” he said.
Bermuda Sea Cadet Association Corps Headquarters P. O. Box HM 861, Hamilton HM DX. Phone/fax 295-2759. RC 037
Bermuda Sea Cadet Corps TS Bermuda HQ North Shore, Pembroke, 7:30 pm. Open to girls age 11-16, boys 9-16. New members welcome. Phone 292-8167 after 7:30 pm Fridays. Or call TS Admiral Somers, St. Georges, phone 297-1975 or TS Venture, Ireland Island, phone 234-0979. 
Bermuda Section of the International Commission of Jurists

C/o Mello Jones & Martin, P.O. Box HM 1564, Hamilton Bermuda HM FX.. Phone: +1- 441- 294-3605. Fax: +1-441-292-9151. Formed in 2003 by Bermuda's lawyers as a non-profit human rights advocacy group and support of the rule of law.

Bermuda Schizophrenia Society Meets first Tuesday each month at St. Brendan's Hospital, 7 pm. Call Gina Davis at 292-5613. RC 307
Bermuda School of Music Since 2006. An amalgamation with  the  former Bermuda Conservatory of Music.   RC 483
Bermuda Schools  Sports Federation Limited P. O. Box HM 2511, Hamilton HM GX. Phone 295-1983. Fax 295-3349.
Bermuda Scout Association Also with a Beaver Scout program for boys 5-7. Otherwise 6-14. Call 296-7784.
Bermuda Senior Islanders Centre RC 663. Admiralty House Building 0329, 24 Admiralty Lane, Pembroke HM 01.  Phone 441-295-9094. Email seniorislanders@logic.bm.  Website seniorislanders.bm. Housed at the western gate of Admiralty House, Pembroke. 
Bermuda Search & Rescue Institute RC 117
Bermuda Sharks Swim Club RC 356
Bermuda Shrine Club Members meet at Masonic Temple, Kyber Pass, Warwick. They are members of Mecca Temple of New York, the premier Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. There are more than 900 Nobles in about 200 Temples throughout North America. 
Bermuda Sickle Cell Association  
Bermuda Skateboard Association Since 2006. Has a facility at the Sea Cadets' North Shore, Pembroke property. Includes a mini-ramp – or half-pipe – and a smooth paving area for the flat work.
Bermuda Sloop Foundation (BSF) Educational program to give local teenagers a chance to crew on board a working replica of a 17th century Bermuda sloop, to give them Bermuda's first floating classroom.
Bermuda Small Business Development Corporation See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Smart Risk RC 586. Led by Dr. Joseph Froncioni, the founder of the charity, with Jennifer Attride-Stirling and Marcelo Ramella. They have compiled accident statistics and information from more than 3,500 accidents reported to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) in a two-year period. What they found was that at the age of 16 when many Bermudian teenagers are getting their first pair of wheels, they are also the most at risk of being in an accident.  
Bermuda Social Work Council Meets fourth Wednesday of each month at Family Services Library, Old Hospital Building, Paget from 1-2 pm. Call Lakila Wade at 292-5182 evenings.
Bermuda Society & Secretariat London, England. Incorporated in 1987 at the request of then Premier, The Hon. Sir John Swan, KBE, JP; former Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Bermuda, The Viscount Dunrossil, CMG; and Sir Peter Gadsden, GBE, AC, former Lord Mayor of the City of London. The brief was to enhance and promote Bermuda’s image as an attractive, competitive and well-respected jurisdiction for international companies – across multiple financial sectors – to do business, and to foster the close links between Bermuda, the UK and elsewhere. The physical address and contact details are Five Trees, Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4JZ, England. Phone 011 44-(0)20-8954-0652. Website www.bermudasociety.com, email BermudaSoc@aol.com.
Bermuda Society for Healthcare Risk Management For local healthcare insurance companies
Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 32 Valley Road, Paget PG 05. Phone 236-7333, voice mail 291-0781. Now charges a processing fee to adopt pets. Shelter is open  9 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. RC 086.

2017. October 24. Tougher ownership rules would help make sure the island’s horses and ponies are properly cared for, the Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said yesterday. Sarah Haycock, president of the SPCA, renewed the charity’s call for a register that would require owners to license their horses and ponies and provide proof of adequate accommodation. The move came after the SPCA appealed for help to fund the retirement of Arthur and Charlie, a pair of malnourished former carriage horses rescued after an anonymous tip-off. Inspector Chris Coleman, who found the horses, said: “When I first saw Arthur and Charlie, I was shocked at how skinny and frail they were — they had clearly been without food for days, if not weeks. We are glad that this story for Arthur and Charlie had a happy ending, but this is not always the case.” Ms Haycock added: “The SPCA would like to see a horse and pony register that requires owners to license their horses annually and register that pony has a stall or shelter or some adequate protection. If we could have something like that, we would be in so much better shape. The welfare of the animals would at least be on the radar and we could follow up and do our job.” The SPCA said it is estimated there are about 2,500 horses on the island and Ms Haycock said after-career care is a “big issue” in Bermuda. Ms Haycock added: “I think the issue is that racing ponies have a much shorter life in terms of their career, so we have to address what happens to these ponies. We don’t know where half these ponies are because these ponies that are used and then discarded go into somebody’s backyard and we will never see them again. It is impossible to keep tabs on them.” Ms Haycock said that unless the charity received a call about an animal that is being neglected or abused, “we don’t have the right to go and look on our own to just keep tabs on things”. And she stressed that horses and ponies are not disposable and need care throughout their lives, including into their retirement. The SPCA revealed yesterday that it had rescued Arthur and Charlie, who were found in “very poor condition” last month. The horses, who are about 20 years old, were being kept in a cramped stall and were discovered in a malnourished state with skin and dental problems. The SPCA said Arthur and Charlie dropped out of sight after they were retired from the carriage business and sold on to a new owner, although the SPCA tried to find out where they were. SPCA staff visited them on-site after they were found and provided food for two weeks. The horses were later signed over to the charity by the owner. They have since been fostered with access to food, water, fields and fresh air. They have also had veterinary and dental care. Ms Haycock said they are “remarkably affectionate and well-mannered” despite the conditions they endured. Stabling costs and daily care for the horses have been donated by the SPCA and Ms Haycock appealed for donations to help keep them comfortable. The SPCA said expenses for each horse per month will total $400 for hay, $20 for shavings for stabling, $20 for worming treatment and $80 for hoof care bills. Other expenses will include veterinary and dental bills, as well as a one-off cost of $100 per horse for the rescue trailer. Ms Haycock added that the police were not involved at this stage but she said the case was under investigation by their inspector and the charity would explore all options. She said she could not provide further details to avoid prejudicing the inquiry.

  • Members of the public can make a donation at the SPCA offices at 32 Valley Road, Paget, or online at www.spca.bm by selecting “General Donation” under the “Donate” tab. Recurring monthly donations can also be set up. Donations can be made specially for Arthur and Charlie’s retirement by putting “Arthur and Charlie” in the acknowledgement name field along with any further requests for how the money should be used.
Bermuda Society of Arts City Hall, P. O. Box HN 1202, Hamilton HM FX. Telephone 296 3824 or fax 296 0699. RC 115
Bermuda Society of Financial Analysts (BSFA) Suite 133, 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11. Telephone (441) 299 3945. Local arm of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), based in Charlottesville, Virginia. 
Bermuda Society of Interior Designers (BSID) Suite 160, 48 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton HM 11.
Bermuda Society of Professional Engineers Phone 299-3693. Provides advice on careers in engineering, assists with professional certification and gives advice on training.
Bermuda Special Olympics 45 Church Street, Hamilton HM 12. Telephone 292 1269. RC 196
Bermuda Special Needs Network   A new advocacy group formed in 2011 to help promote the concerns of the Island's special needs community. It wants to see an accurate census of the population of special needs residents here, raise awareness for some of its most pressing issues, and then ask Government to let the community know how these issues are being addressed. It’s an umbrella organization, rather than different groups working in isolation. Most of the special needs population is hidden. That’s especially true with mental health issues. The group acknowledges that not everyone with special needs might welcome being added to a register, but that those who choose to “opt in” will need to be connected with the right services. For example, the Transport Control Department, for example, has certain special needs records.
Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority Carries out tests under its illicit drugs program. For the performance-enhancing tests, samples are sent to World Anti-Doping Authority accredited laboratories in Britain, Canada, Germany, South Africa and the United States, with testing for illicit drugs taking place locally. As per World Anti Doping Agency  (WADA) directive, the tested samples are kept for eight years at the WADA laboratory. Financially, BSADA is supported by a Government grant, which for the 2016 fiscal year is $650,000, down from the $750,000 in 2015. Of that, $234,000, or 36 per cent, is to be allocated to the performance-enhancing programme, $143,000, which is 22 per cent, will be spent on the illicit drugs programme, with the remaining $273,000 set aside to pay for administration costs. There are five full-time staff, headed by Deborah Hunter, the chief executive, with BSADA also employing 11 doping control team members, who have to be re-certified every two years.

2019. July 12. Bermuda’s sports anti-drug body tested 83 people with four positive results for cannabis, the sports minister told MPs today. Lovitta Foggo said there were also “two adverse findings” reported by the Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority. Ms Foggo was speaking as she tabled the 2017-19 financial results for the authority in the House of Assembly. She said the BSADA remained “fully compliant” with international standards and that there had been “extensive compliance” with tests over the year. The authority was allocated $271,590 for testing for the use of performance enhancing substances and $133,407 for screening for illegal drugs. The minister also tabled annual reports for the National Training Board for 2017 to 2019.

Bermuda Squash Racquets Association to Bermuda Volleyball Association (BVA)

Bermuda Squash Racquets Association Phone 292-6881, with Bermuda Squash Racquets Club. 11 Middle Road,  Devonshire DV 06, east of the Montessori Academy. Or P. O. Box HM 176, Hamilton HM AX. Phone 292-0291 Fax 295-8718. Open from 10 am to 4 pm daily. RC 549
Bermuda Stroke & Family Support Association (BSFSA)

stroke signsSeven Seas, 6 Rock Garden Lane, Smiths FL 06. Primary Contact Mark Selley Chairman O: 293-3121. Meets on the third Wednesday night each month at 7 pm at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. RC 361. Support, help, advice, encouragement, but no direct financial help, instead useful leads to local organizations and entities offering assistance to Bermudian and Bermuda-based stroke survivors of all ages and backgrounds and their stroke-affected families. Has no membership dues, takes no minutes, has no structured agenda or board of management. Strokes, more than any other medical problems, cause permanent chronic disabilities. Permanent brain damage results from a stroke. 50% of all strokes occur in people who have no prior symptoms. Strokes are a leading cause of severe permanent disability and death. People never recover fully from strokes, their limbs or brain or heart are often permanently affected. BSFSA is now affiliated with The Courage Stroke Network & The American Heart Association, (AHA).

  • A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. There are two main types: ischemic, because of a lack of blood flow, and haemorrhagic, because of bleeding.

  • 4 to 5. The number of people who suffer strokes in Bermuda every week

  • 14 million First-time strokes recorded worldwide in 2016

  • 55. The age after which people are most likely to have a stroke

  • 2035. The year in which worldwide stroke-related illness, disability and early death is expected to double from today’s figures

  • 6.2 million Deaths from strokes a year globally

Bermuda Stock Exchange One of the world's leading offshore electronic securities markets, offering a full range of listings and trading opportunities for domestic and international issuers of equality, debt, depository receipts, insurance securitisation and derivative warrants.
Bermuda Sub Aqua Club Admiralty House, Spanish Point, Pembroke. Learn to become a scuba diver. RC 186

2019. August 29. This diving club played a key role in a massive marine cleanup effort. A total of 15 divers from the Bermuda Sub Aqua Club, about a quarter of its membership, combed Harrington Sound to collect trash. A spokeswoman for the club said: “There were many dive sites on BSAC’s cleanup list and Harrington Sound School dock is on top this year, mainly because we often dive around these waters to conduct training activities. “It’s the same reason that we have done cleanups by the Devil’s Hole and Clarence Cove in previous years. These areas are close to our hearts and we want to keep them clean and safe for all its dwellers and users. We are keen to do more clean-up sites any chance we have.” The spokeswoman added that the club worked with Keep Bermuda Beautiful in its clean-ups to help maintain Bermuda’s marine environment. She said: “The rubbish we collect may not only prevent accidents and make for a healthy ocean. The data collected also contributes to the global statistics which are important to science studies.” Among the items pulled from Harrington Sound were two beach chairs, a motorcycle, three motorcycle frames and a laptop. The divers also recovered nine bags of bottles, four tyres and about 250 metres of abandoned fishing lines.

Bermuda Surveyors Association Pending
Bermuda Suzuki Association P.O. Box HM 2757, Hamilton HM LX.  Phone (441) 505-4287 (cell). Fax: (441) 296-9357. RC 312.
Bermuda Table Tennis Association P.O. Box HM1636, HAMILTON, Bermuda HM CX, (441) 535-4864 Fax (441) 236-4931
Bermuda Taxi Owners/Operators Association 4 Canal Lane, Cox's Hill, Pembroke HM 02. Telephone 292-5600 or fax 296-4682. For island-wide taxi service. Rates must be approved by the Bermuda Government's Public Service Vehicle Licensing Board (PSVLB).
Bermuda Technology Education Collaborative RC 569
Bermuda Tennis Foundation P. O. Box HM 3073, Hamilton HM NX. Telephone 296 2554. Fax 296 2551
Bermuda Toastmasters Club P. O. Box HM 2394, Hamilton HM DX. Call 236-3932 or 235-7730. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, members, visitors, guests welcome. Phone 291-5757.  
Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) Website gotobermuda.bm. The public-private agency representing and promoting the island's tourism industry. Through partnerships with the Bermuda Government and tourism stakeholders, the BTA's mandate is to attract more visitors to Bermuda.
Bermuda Tourism Board See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda Trade Union Congress Established in 2000, confirmed by Act of Parliament in July 2002. 
Bermuda Travel Agents Association (BTTA)  
Bermuda Triathlon Association Holds a major triathlon every year, one of the most important sports events. RC 416
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute 40 Crow Lane, East Broadway, Pembroke. P. O. Box 1745, Hamilton HM GX. Telephone 292 7219. Daily, 9 am to 5 pm (10-5 weekends). RC 326
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) Christmas Boat Parade & Fireworks Extravaganza. Every December. RC 538
Bermuda Union of Teachers (BUT) Seventy Two Teachers' Place, 72 Church Street, Hamilton HM 12. P. O. Box HM 726, Hamilton HM CX. Telephone (441) 292 6515. Fax (441) 292 0697.Michael Charles, General Secretary. 

Founded February 1, 1919. It was Bermuda's first trade union. It was formed in a graveyard. The first members of this union were attending the funeral of a colleague who had died in financial distress, and they pressed for higher pay and better working conditions for black teachers..In 1964, combined with the Teachers Association of Bermuda to become the Amalgamated Bermuda Union of Teachers. 

2018. October 13. A union is marking its 100th anniversary celebrations by appealing for donations to help raise $100,000 to provide scholarships for young Bermudians. The Bermuda Union of Teachers will celebrate 100 years on February 1 next year and has organized a series of events this year to mark the milestone. Now the union is asking businesses and organisations to donate raffle prizes for its Centenary Raffle, in which 100 prizes will be raffled off to raise cash for the scholarships. BUT president Shannon James said: “We have already had some great events marking our 100 years, notably the Caribbean Union of Teachers conference and the CUT Games which was a huge success. However, when we started planning events to mark our centenary, we were very mindful of the need to further help some of those we teach which is why we decided to try and raise $100,000 for four scholarships. We sincerely hope that members of the community, businesses and organisations will help us get 100 fantastic prizes to raffle to help us reach our target.” Money raised will be split into scholarships in the name of the Union’s founders: the Reverend Rufus Stovell, Adele Tucker and Edith and Matilda Crawford. Mr James said: “By naming the scholarships after our founders, we are acknowledging our past but we are also investing in our future. We believe that is a very fitting way to celebrate our 100 years.”

  • For more information, contact the BUT on 292-6515

Bermuda Union of  Teachers since 1919

Bermuda Union of Teachers Youth Development RC 633
Bermuda Urban Park Association  
Bermuda Veterinarian Association Members qualify via accredited examination process specified in the organization's methodology.
Bermuda Volleyball Association (BVA) Voice mail 291-1898. RC 646

Bermuda Volunteers to Blades

Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps Overseas Association Organization of former soldiers holds annual reunion at Warwick Camp - always the first Saturday in May. Founded in 1919 after World War 1. It commemorates the same day in May 1915 when the first contingent of Bermuda soldiers left Bermuda to join the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment in France
Bermuda War Veterans Association (BWVA) P. O. Box HM 2716, Hamilton HM LX, Bermuda. With less than 60 war veterans left in 2011. A local charity founded in 1919 by returning servicemen from the Great War to provide assistance to those who went overseas to serve, originally in the First World War and in other wars subsequently. Has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in total in aid to needy  Bermuda War Veterans and their dependants. They include members of the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps (BVRC) and Bermuda Militia Artillery (BMA), the first black unit to serve in the Great War. It distinguished itself on the front and received several battle honours. World War 2 saw similar sacrifice and dedication from Bermudians, many of whom joined other Commonwealth Units such as the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, British Army, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy, etc  RC 140
Bermuda War Veterans Commissioners See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bermuda War Veterans Pension Commission c/o The Accountant General,  P.O. Box HM 1537, Hamilton, HM SX.
Bermuda Water Truckers Association c/o Russ Ford
Bermuda Yachting Association 12 Reid Street, Hamilton HM 11. Telephone 295 7935.
Bermuda Youth Sports Program Phone 295-4352. RC 342
Bermuda Zoological Society At Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. Promotes interest in the local environment and environmental projects. With regular meetings. New volunteers welcome. Phone 293 2727 ext 130. RC 179
Bermudians Against the Draft (BAD) Bermuda still has military conscription laws for men only, unlike Britain, Canada, the USA, etc with no conscription at all. Campaigners fought without success to end compulsory military service. One fact that the court case did not either have or comment on was that Bermudians who were not born in Bermuda are not conscripted, only those born in Bermuda.
Bermudians Against Narcotics (BAN) New in 2005. Formed by a group of Muslim and Christian Bermudians, who wish to stop narcotics getting into the country and  to raise awareness of the menace of drugs in Bermuda, with criminality rampant and drugs at the core of it. 
Bermudians for Referendum (BFR) A group believing strongly that the only truly democratic way for Bermuda to achieve political independence or retain the status quo is via a referendum not a majority vote of the legislature. 
Bermudian Heritage Museum Samaritans Lodge, Corner of York and Water Streets, St. George's. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm 297-4126. RC 406
Bethany Trust RC 348
Better Business Bureau None in Bermuda
Betting Licensing Authority See Bermuda Government Boards.
Beyond Rugby Bermuda (BRB) Co-founded by Bermuda resident John “Bradshaw” Layfield, a Beyond Sport Ambassador for his work with Bermuda’s youth. Mr Layfield is a former WWE World Champion and a wrestling commentator. BRB not only offers rugby training to young Bermudians but also provides a homework academy and family support services through Family Centre. This charity is supported by visiting rugby clubs.
Bible Broadcasting Network - Bermuda RC 368
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bermuda 15 Front Street, Hamilton HM 11. Phone 292-2802 or fax 292-5412. RC 139
BIU Members Credit Union Same address as Bermuda Industrial Union
Black Box Performance Workshops  
Black Stockings (Police Women) RC 150
Blades Fencing Club P. O. Box HM 2888, Hamilton HM LX. Telephone 291 1499

Blue Waters Anglers Club to Building Appeals Tribunal

Blue Waters Angler's Club 28 Crow Lane House, Pembroke HM 19. Telephone 292 5529. Fax 296-7419. 
Board of Agriculture See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Chiropodists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Dieticians See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Education See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Immigration See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Medical Laboratory Technologists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Occupational Therapists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Physiotherapists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Radiographers See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Speech Therapists See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Trustees Hotel & Restaurant Pension Plans Christensen Building, 55 Dundonald Street, Hamilton HM 10. Phone 292-7639
Board of Trustees of the Golf Courses See Bermuda Government Boards.
Board of Works & Engineering See Bermuda Government Boards.
Bodywork's Dance - a - cise Dance with exercise to get fit, call 236 6608 or 236 6425. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 5:30 PM. Astwood Hall, Church Street, Hamilton and at Harrington Sound School
Boundaries Commission See Bermuda Government Boards. Must follow Section 54 of the Bermuda Constitution and is required to look at all submissions as soon as practical. The Commission must also review the boundaries and constituencies into which Bermuda is divided and submit opinions to the House of Assembly on whether the changes are required or not.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bermuda Government Bermuda Chapter, c/o Department of Youth and Sport. For middle and high school teenagers who are economically challenged. A haven and a club for after-school activities such as homework, sports, crafts, health programs and social activities. 
Bridging the Gap Academy Home School RC 624
Broad Arrow Lodge Freemasons Hall, Reid Street, Hamilton
Broadcasting Commissioners See Bermuda Government Boards.
Budokan Karate Club Telephone Michael Daniel at 232-0134 days or Nigel Williams at 238-2802 evenings.
Building Appeals Tribunal See Bermuda Government Boards.

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