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Column: Thank You To The Staff At MAWI

Column: Thank You To The Staff At MAWI

[Written by Chris Famous] To the staff of Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute. On behalf of the people of Devonshire, we would like to take a moment to thank all of the management and staff of MAWI for their dedication to assisting those with mental challenges. For too long, those with mental challenges have been viewed at through a lens of societal ignorance... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride Fundraiser On February 17

Column: Parish Pride Fundraiser On February 17

[Written by MP Chris Famous] One of the distinct advantages about Bermuda is that we are a relatively small and interconnected community, with almost everyone related by birth, marriage, or some other community ties. With those ties, we tend to assist each other in some way, shape or form. Today we would like to take a moment to thank a few entities... Read more of this article

Getting Bermudians Back Into The Trades

Getting Bermudians Back Into The Trades

[Written by Chris Famous] One of our challenges as a country is that many of our fellow Bermudians are either unemployed or underemployed. At the same time employers are seeking work permits for thousands of guest workers. Some are doing specialist jobs in IB or healthcare that not enough Bermudians are not qualified for. However, the reality is that... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride & Community Concerns

Column: Parish Pride & Community Concerns

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] A couple items that we wish to bring to the attention of the public today, the first being that we will be continuing our Parish Pride Project this Saturday January 26th. Once again, we will be clearing out the area at the Northern Side of the Barn on Devon Springs Road and some surrounding areas. We will... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

[Written by MP Chris Famous] This Saturday, January 5th, we will be continuing our clearing of the pathway between Devon Springs Road and Green Acres Estate. Additionally, we will also be painting a roadside wall of a senior in Green Acres.If you wish to assist in either endeavor, we will be working at the entrance of Green Acres from 9am-12 noon. Also,... Read more of this article

Column: Community Clean Up Efforts Continue

Column: Community Clean Up Efforts Continue

[Written by Chris Famous] Today we wish to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers, including a number of workers from Works And Engineering, who assisted in the first stage of clearing the pathway between Devon Springs Road and Green Acres Estate Road on Saturday, December 1st.We were able to remove:25 bags of discarded bottles 2 truck loads... Read more of this article

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last summer I have had the privilege and honour to represent Bermuda during the 43rd annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] conference held in Cayman Islands June 16thto June 23rd. During this conference we got to meet fellow parliamentarians from around the Caribbean region. Some were... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

[Written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last few weeks, our Devonshire and Smith’s Parish Pride Project has cleared the following areas of excess vegetation: Vesey Street, Green Acres, Devon Springs Road, Devon Springs Lane, and Jubilee Road. This has been accomplished with cooperation from area residents giving of their time, local businesses... Read more of this article

Column: Cayman Conference, Population, Budget

Column: Cayman Conference, Population, Budget

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “He hath founded it upon the seas” - Cayman Islands Motto Day Two of the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] Caribbean Americas Atlantic Region conference, held in Grand Cayman June 16-23rd, 2018 saw delegates from around the Caribbean gather once again at the Marriott Hotel for a... Read more of this article

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