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image by Thanh-Tam Le
The image is based on UBP Website (defunct) . It is logo that
maybe also used as a flag.
Dov Gutterman, 8 March 1999
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 December 2018
James B. Minahan, in his "Encyclopedia of the Stateless
Nations" presents two flags of these non-sovereign
territories as a proposed symbols after both of them attain the
In Bermuda, the referendum took place in 1995 with 73% of votes cast against the independence. The party presently in power - Progressive Labour Party led by Premier (and former American 'Black Power' radical) Ewart Brown - is firmly pro-independence, but is not pursuing the issue vigorously knowing that even among its supporters there is not much enthusiasm for independence. Recent poll indicated only 35% of Bermudians favoring it and 65% against. The majority has serious doubts about it and recalls the 1982 saying of then Premier, Sir John Swan: " With the Americans to feed us and the British to defend us, who needs independence".
Bermuda is one of the richest countries on earth in terms of the income per capita - about $70 000 (according to the CIA Factbook, behind only Liechtenstein, Qatar and Luxembourg).
The flag, which Mr. Minahan calls: "the Bermudian national flag, the flag of the national movement, is a horizontal tricolor of pale blue, white, and green."
Curiously, it is in former colors of United Bermuda Party - now in opposition.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 July 2009