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Column: Muhammad Ali Taught Us To Stand Up

Column: Muhammad Ali Taught Us To Stand Up

[Written by Chris Famous] When I think of Muhammad Ali his illustrious boxing career does not event come into my mind. Not one stat, not one fight. What does come into my mind is my entire primary school being sat down in the early 1970’s to watch a movie about a black man with a strange name who was prepared to lose all that he had in order to stand... Read more of this article

Column: Remembering The Legacy Of Prince

Column: Remembering The Legacy Of Prince

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] For any one born before the 1980s, there were very few options for listening to music during the 1970s. There were no MTV nor any BET music videos. So our options were:Two AM radio stations Soul Train with Don Cornelius American Bandstand with Dick ClarkThere was one particular Saturday in 1980 when I was... Read more of this article

Bermuda Nurse Of The Year Award Ceremony

Bermuda Nurse Of The Year Award Ceremony

[Written by Chris Famous] Recently, for a brief second I thought that I had died and went to heaven. On Sunday May 1st I was invited to attend the Bermuda Nurses Association 2016 Nurse of the Year Award Luncheon which was held at the beautiful setting of Newstead’s Beau Rivage Restaurant.The room was filled to capacity with over 100 persons comprised... Read more of this article

Chris Famous: “The Art Of The Protest”

Chris Famous: “The Art Of The Protest”

[Written by Chris Famous] My mother always said to me that if I keep following my friends, I will end up over a cliff and in deep water. Sometimes, I think she is right. About two years ago, one of my Facebook friends, who shall remain unnamed—for now—asked me to follow him to an event at Devonshire Recreation Club, aka the Den. I should have been... Read more of this article

Podcast: George Hutchings & Cyril Whitter On IB

Podcast: George Hutchings & Cyril Whitter On IB

[Written by Chris Famous] In any society with diverse views there will often be deeply entrenched feelings, perspectives and views of the “others.” Here in Bermuda we have a country of at least two different cultures and varying socio economic circles. One of our major divergences of views is between how many involved in International Business [IB]... Read more of this article

Column: How Is Policy Working For Bermudians?

Column: How Is Policy Working For Bermudians?

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Over the past few years, Bermudians have been bombarded from several angles with the narrative that we must give a pathway to permanency for an estimated 9,000 guest workers and 1,500+ PRC holders. The argument given is that by doing so they will remain in Bermuda and continue to contribute to our economic activity... Read more of this article

Column: “Hidden Agendas Are Exposed”

Column: “Hidden Agendas Are Exposed”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] There is a saying that goes “If the fish did not open his mouth he would not get caught”. Often politicians of all stripes open their mouths and end up putting themselves on the hook once their untruths / hidden agendas are exposed. In this particular case OBA MP and Junior Minister of Home Affairs... Read more of this article

Column: Famous Says ‘Continue To Stand Firm’

Column: Famous Says ‘Continue To Stand Firm’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous]  “We shall not, we shall not be moved, We shall not, we shall not be moved, Just like a tree that’s standing by the water, We shall not be moved” - Mavis Staples On Friday, March 4th, 2016 hundreds of Bermudians from a cross-section of our community answered the call to create a “Sea of Black”... Read more of this article

Column: Chris Famous On Immigration Policy

Column: Chris Famous On Immigration Policy

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous]  Ladies and gentlemen, fellow Bermudians, follows is a summary of the UBP/OBA’s track record on regarding immigration:In the lead up to the 2007 election, the UBP, headed up by then Opposition leader Michael Dunkley, pledged to grant status to all PRC holders. The UBP went on to lose that election.During... Read more of this article

Column: Slavery, Heritage & 400 Years Of History

Column: Slavery, Heritage & 400 Years Of History

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “Old Pirates yes they rob I” - Bob Marley If one were to ask any given Bermudian of African descent which part of Africa their ancestors originated from they would most likely not be able to give an answer. If one were to ask any given Bermudian of African descent what was the original African name of their... Read more of this article

Column: How Much Revenue Is Govt Losing?

Column: How Much Revenue Is Govt Losing?

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] While out canvassing recently, a Bermudian couple asked us to come in and have a conversation with them about the hikes in the land tax proposed by MP Bob Richards the week before Christmas. The husband presented a spreadsheet that showed persons such as themselves with a house of the lowest value to be hit... Read more of this article

Column: “There Is No Place Like Home”

Column: “There Is No Place Like Home”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “There is no place like home” - Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Forrest Gump once said “Life is like a box of chocolates”. A possible interpretation is that one has an opportunity to make choices as to what they wish to; taste, consume and subsequently digest. So too is the case with how one chooses to... Read more of this article

Podcast: BTA’s Glenn Jones On Tourism & More

Podcast: BTA’s Glenn Jones On Tourism & More

The latest episode of the Bernews podcast features an in-depth interview with Glenn Jones, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and former Press Secretary to the Premier who presently serves as the Director of Public & Stakeholder Relations for the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]. Getting Involved With The BTA When asked how he first got involved with... Read more of this article