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Column: Journey Towards Immigration Reform

Column: Journey Towards Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Exactly four years ago this week, thousands of Bermudians embarked on a journey to down tools, take their children out of schools and to leave their homes. This journey took them to the heart of Hamilton, in order to surround Parliament day and night for 5 days. Lest we forget, thousands of Bermudians of... Read more of this article

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Like many others of my age, we were never taught the full story of Bermudian, Caribbean or African History. We all grew up fully believing, to different degrees, whatever we were taught in school. Basically, European History. Specifically, British History. Fast forward a few decades, we all now have access to... Read more of this article

Parish Pride Project In Devonshire On Jan 25

Parish Pride Project In Devonshire On Jan 25

[Written by Chris Famous] This week  — Saturday, January 25th — the Parish Pride Project will be carrying out landscaping along Robert’s Avenue in Devonshire between 9am and 1pm. We will be cutting back excess vegetation and picking up discarded bottles and debris. For motorists who may be in the vicinity, please exercise caution... Read more of this article

Column: An ‘Attempt To Rewrite History’

Column: An ‘Attempt To Rewrite History’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] I read, with great interest, the latest op-ed, titled, ‘Method Of Do As I Say, Not As I Do’ by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson. He went to great lengths to attempt to paint the leadership of the Progressive Labour Party as disconnected from the plight of the Bermudian people. It is interesting, yet sad, to see... Read more of this article

Column: Looking At Elections In Other Islands

Column: Looking At Elections In Other Islands

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] As we widen our outlook as an island amongst neighbors to the south of us, is important for us to keep abreast of what is happening in the Atlantic/Caribbean region. Here is a brief summary of recent happenings on some of our sister islands over the last month or so. British Virgin Islands On November 11, the... Read more of this article

Column: Chris Famous On OBA Leadership

Column: Chris Famous On OBA Leadership

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] There have been interesting analyses of the results of the recent by-election in Constituency 17 Pembroke Central. Some far-fetched, some spot on. No matter where one stands politically, the results [vote share] below tell the tale:2003: the then UBP had 45 percent of the vote share 2007: the then UBP had 47... Read more of this article

Column: Alaska Hall, The Home Of The PLP

Column: Alaska Hall, The Home Of The PLP

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Every day and night over the last month, there have been gatherings at 16 Court Street, Hamilton of a small but dedicated cadre of volunteers. These persons have varying years of experience in door to door canvassing and phone banking which leads to interaction with Bermudians of all ethnicities, genders, socio-economic... Read more of this article

Column: Celebrating Emperor Haile Selassie I

Column: Celebrating Emperor Haile Selassie I

[Written by Chris Famous] “Hail him without any apology. Hail His Imperial Majesty” – Burning Spear” “Look to the east for the crowning of a Black King” - Hon. Marcus Garvey On November 2nd, 1930 in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Ras Tafari was crowned as His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the first and his wife... Read more of this article

Parish Pride Project Fundraiser On July 28th

Parish Pride Project Fundraiser On July 28th

[Written by Chris Famous] In a effort to continue to continue to assist seniors with minor home repairs, clearing excess vegetation and to assist Wolves Sports Club Junior Football program, this week Sunday July 28th, we will be holding our second Parish Pride Project fundraiser for this year. The venue for this event will be the Basketball court on... Read more of this article

Devonshire PLP Meet & Greet On May 4

Devonshire PLP Meet & Greet On May 4

[Written by Chris Famous] Part of our commitment to the people of Bermuda is to continue to listen to the concerns and suggestions of the people we represent. Also, to inform them of local and national issues.Therefore, this coming Saturday, May 4th, we will be holding our Spring Meet and Greet at the Elliot Primary School from 4pm until 6pm. Anyone... Read more of this article

Column: Update On Our Parish Pride Project

Column: Update On Our Parish Pride Project

[Written by Chris Famous] We would like to update you on our Parish Pride Project. Two weeks ago, a number of volunteers were able to scrape down, apply primer and put two coats of paint to the wall of the Salvation Army wall on Roberts Avenue. Weather permitting, this week Saturday March 30, from 9 am until 1 pm, we will continue our beautification... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] This past February, Deputy Premier the Hon. Walter H. Roban and I were chosen to represent Bermuda at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in St. Kitts. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by two, kindhearted Protocol Officers, Ms. Andrea Liddie and Mr.... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Every time I hear the crack of the whip my blood run cold.” - Bob Marley On Wednesday February 20th, 2019, the United Kingdom House of Commons released a report by their Foreign Affairs Committee. This report was entitled “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the Relationship”. This... Read more of this article