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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

Column: Questions About Actions On Dec 2nd

Column: Questions About Actions On Dec 2nd

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “What transpired in Bermuda last Friday was disheartening to see and unacceptable. Let me be very clear, I don’t condone the violence that occurred against our citizens and was deeply troubled by what occurred.” – Premier Michael Dunkley It has been painful to read the thousands of negative... Read more of this article

Column: Taking On AME Is A ‘Losing Proposition’

Column: Taking On AME Is A ‘Losing Proposition’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] According to their website, the African Methodist Episcopal Church [AMEC] grew out of the Free African Society [FAS] which Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others established in Philadelphia in 1787. When officials at St. George’s MEC pulled blacks off their knees while praying, FAS members discovered just... Read more of this article

Famous: Support ‘Made In Bermuda’ Concert

Famous: Support ‘Made In Bermuda’ Concert

[Written by Chris Famous] It is often said that Bermudians need to take initiative and make things happen for themselves. It is also said that Bermudians need to work together in order for things to happen. So as a community when we see our young Bermudians taking their God given talent and working together to make things happen the community must... Read more of this article

Column: Junior Maynard Dill ‘Did It His Way’

Column: Junior Maynard Dill ‘Did It His Way’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “And now, the end is near; And so I face the final curtain, My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full, I’ve traveled each and every highway; And more, much more than this, I did it my way.” - Frank Sinatra Words... Read more of this article

Column: Thank You Troika, Unity Through Arts

Column: Thank You Troika, Unity Through Arts

[Written by Chris Famous] Something unusual happened over the last few weeks. Well, besides St. David’s taking back the Eastern Counties Cup from Cleveland County in dramatic nail biting style. For an entire week, Bermudians’ Facebook timelines became flooded with accolades by the hundreds, if not thousands, by persons of all demographics giving... Read more of this article