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Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview

Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview

[Written by MP Chris Famous] During my brief trip to Tortola in March, I had the opportunity to meet Angela Burnett, author of the Irma Diaries, which chronicled numerous survivor stories during Hurricane Irma. Angela attended primary and high school in Tortola, then went on to study Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at Brandeis University... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On History & Caribbean Ties

Column: Famous On History & Caribbean Ties

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Everytime I hear the crack of a whip, my blood runs cold” - Bob Marley In the year 1492 Europeans sailed into the Caribbean and for the next century committed one of history’s largest rape, enslavement and genocide of untold millions of our ancestors, the indigenous tribes of; Arawak, Carib and... Read more of this article

Column: Reflecting On Visit To Cayman Islands

Column: Reflecting On Visit To Cayman Islands

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Located approximately 450 miles south or 90 minutes flying time from Miami are the three beautiful sister islands of; Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Collectively known as The Cayman Islands. Recently Grand Cayman served as the host island for the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s... Read more of this article

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