Bermudians have been successful in implementing policies devoted to making sure that the native-born population is included in economic prosperity and professional opportunities instead of foreign workers. Laws are in place to encourage the hiring of qualified Bermudians and to building a future in which it is the rule, rather than the exception, for native-born Bermudians to be professionally trained and promoted and for young Bermudians to see a future in which they can hold places of leadership and progress within their own country.
Many Caribbean nations have faced the challenge of rising "emergency" emigration as native-born populations are being shut out of upper-level professional opportunities through the importation of foreign workers. This is a practice which many see as a reversal of hard-won struggles against the racial discrimination and slavery-born caste systems of the past and has resulted in striking decreases in the quality of life for these nations and the rise of widespread social problems.
Because of its small population, economic prosperity and early response, Bermuda has been able to comparatively stem the tide of such problems and maintain a higher standard of living for all of its people, rather than cultivate a pervasive racial caste system of tourists and foreign workers, served and entertained by native-born blacks who provide 'color and culture' but without an equal footing in society.
Stonington av, south rd, paget, 441-236-9000, (http://www.bercol.bm). bermuda's lone college.
Horseshoe Bay Beach
Southampton parish. beautiful pink sand beach bordered by rocky areas suitable for snorkeling. probably the most photographed and most popular bermudian beach. be aware that it may be crowded with cruise ship tourists, whose number one stop is often this beach. the surf can get rough at times here. there are bathroom facilities, beach rentals, and food concessions. lifeguards in summer. be sure to look for the impressive sea caves and tunnels.
St. george parish. a boulder-sheltered, shallow, warm-water beach which can become quite crowded with cruise ship passengers. can be reached on foot from st. george square or shuttles are readily available. another walk will take you to nearby fort st. catherine. rest rooms, food concession, beach rentals.
Clearwater Beach / Turtle Beach / Turtle Bay / Long Bay / Well Bay / Soldier Bay
In st. david's near the eastern end of the airport runway. located on former us air base lands used for nasa tracking station at cooper's island. rest rooms, food concession and bar. children's playground. lifeguards during the summer months.
Chaplin Bay / Stonehole Bay / Warwick Long Bay
South road, warwick parish. warwick long bay is a very large beach. it's less popular than the other large beaches due to its relatively steep sand slope, and strong undercurrent. chaplin and stonehole bays, along with the accompanying jonson's cove, are pristine, picture postcard settings. they are made up of small and medium sized sandy inlets.
Bermuda Railway Trail
The bed of the former Bermuda Railway which was dismantled in 1948 after 17 years of service. Many sections still exist as a public walking trail stretching from St. George Town in the east end, through Pembroke Parish near the City of Hamilton and on toward Somerset Village in the west end. Many station houses, trestle footings and railway ties can be found. It offers spectacular views of the island and waters along its length.
Bermuda has many examples of large fortifications and smaller batteries spread throughout the island which were built between 1612 after first settlement and manned until 1957. For its small size the island had approximately 100 fortifications built. Many have been restored, primarily the larger ones, and are open to the public with dioramas and displays. Many have their original cannons in place. Some lie on outlying islands and islets and can only be accessed via boat, or have been incorporated into private properties and resorts. Some of those which can be accessed are: