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Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “They don’t want to see us unite: All they want us to do is keep on fussing and fighting. They don’t want to see us live together” – Bob Marley For centuries Bermudians have been conditioned to think of those from other islands as less than themWe were conditioned to not unite with... Read more of this article

Column: Canvassing – Facts vs. Fiction

Column: Canvassing – Facts vs. Fiction

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] It seems to be a pattern of the One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] to constantly attempt to produce “fake news” prior to General Elections and or Bye-Elections. Prior to the General Election of 2017 they spent an enormous amount of funds on adverts to scaremonger the voting public into believing that the Progressive... Read more of this article

Column: Continue To Learn, Uplift & Celebrate

Column: Continue To Learn, Uplift & Celebrate

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Exactly 5 years ago I wrote a piece in the then Bermuda Sun to speak about our Portuguese-Bermudian community. Many in the Portuguese community reached out, resulting in long lasting friendships. “Often we get bogged down in the never ending Black vs White discussions and arguments. Yet we often forget... Read more of this article

Column: History, Colonialism & UK Parliament

Column: History, Colonialism & UK Parliament

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Didn’t my people before me slave for this country?” - Bob Marley Over the course of the last 500 years of European colonial oppression, persons throughout the Caribbean have taken up arms, or more recently, placards, against unjust and inhumane policies. History records rebellions in islands such... Read more of this article

Chris Famous Column: Which OBA MP Is Next?

Chris Famous Column: Which OBA MP Is Next?

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “At times, it is as if those Members have realised that they will never ever be the ruling government again and are simply marking time by attending sessions until the next election is called. Looking at their ranks, it is easy to see that this will be the last round for most of their Members. They will... Read more of this article

Chris Famous Column: Tales From BVI Tortola

Chris Famous Column: Tales From BVI Tortola

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] As I sat on my porch looking out to the sea, I contemplated back on the last 14 days of my life surrounded by fresh mountain air, fresh food, friends and tons of family. Perhaps it was the mixture of sea and mountain air that had me somewhat intoxicated. Perhaps it was the Conch Stew from Gene’s Bar and... Read more of this article

Column: In Tribute To Bermudian Icon Ira Philip

Column: In Tribute To Bermudian Icon Ira Philip

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Young footballers look to the likes of Maradonna or Pele for inspiration. Young artists look to the likes of Van Gogh or Picasso for contemplation. Young dancers look to the likes of Michael Jackson or Beyonce for perfection. Where do young writers look? Do they look in a magazine? Do they look in a... Read more of this article

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] If one were feeling adventurous they would jump into the water on south shore Bermuda, point their compass due south and head out to open sea. A mere 1,000 miles later, they would find themselves on the pristine shores of our sister island of Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands [BVI] and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘A Little Rebellion Is A Good Thing’

Column: ‘A Little Rebellion Is A Good Thing’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing” – Thomas Jefferson My fellow Bermudians let us to take a moment to recognise that this week marks the 2nd anniversary of one of the greatest rebellions that ever took place in Bermuda or even the entire world. Which rebellion you ask? The... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Revising The 60/40 Rule

Column: Famous On Revising The 60/40 Rule

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous]  Momma always told us, often via wooden spoon, “It is not what you say but how you say it. It is not what you do but how you do it.” As we all know mama, and her wooden spoon, was always right. Approximately 4 years ago former Finance Minister Bob Richards spoke about the need to abolish the 60/40 rule... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On ‘Information vs Deflection’

Column: Famous On ‘Information vs Deflection’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous]  On Friday, February 9th, 2017 in Parliament, the Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden asked Parliamentary Questions [PQs] pertaining to the cost of the Premier David Burt’s staff. The total cost of Premier Burt’s staff is approximately $228,000 per annum. Ironically, 5 years ago, on December 6, 2013,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Truth About Dec 2 Must Be Revealed’

Column: ‘Truth About Dec 2 Must Be Revealed’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous]  On December 1, 2017, the House of Assembly agreed to establish a Parliamentary Joint Select Committee to carry out an inquiry into the events of, and leading up to, December 2nd, 2016.This Committee is tasked to:1. “to inquire into the events as aforesaid as thoroughly as may be;2. to bring closure... Read more of this article

Column: We’re Bermudians, We Are Not Animals

Column: We’re Bermudians, We Are Not Animals

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Two months later and not one word on the investigation of Bermudians being pepper sprayed. Exactly how long does it take to prove what is clearly shown on video?Bermudian people are not violent nor are we revengeful. So the actions by the BPS, supported by the OBA that we have to be kept in our place in some... Read more of this article