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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

Sunday: Famous To Be On “Orders Of The Day”

Sunday: Famous To Be On “Orders Of The Day”

[Written by Chris Famous] To my Bernews readers, I wanted to take this time to thank all of you who have shown their support in one way or other during my 2 years with Bernews. Many of you have taken the time to contact me in one way or the other to share your stories and give me critical feedback on the information I have shared. Whether it is historical,... Read more of this article

Column: Open Letter To Digicel About WhatsApp

Column: Open Letter To Digicel About WhatsApp

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Dear Digicel, Like thousands of other Bermuda residents, my family have been faithful customers of yours for nearly ten years. We have watched your growth in the both the Caribbean market and the Bermuda market with a sense of pride of seeing you bring innovation and lower prices to the people. We have taken... Read more of this article

Column: “I Ain’t Voting, All Politicians The Same”

Column: “I Ain’t Voting, All Politicians The Same”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “I ain’t voting.” “All de politicians are the same.” Both statements made frequently lately. At first listen, I wonder why anyone would even have this rationale? Then I remember there was a time many in my generation had those same thoughts two decades ago. Heck, some in my present day generation still... Read more of this article

Famous To BTA: “Can’t Have Cake & Eat It Too”

Famous To BTA: “Can’t Have Cake & Eat It Too”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Dear Mr. Bill Hanbury head of the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]: “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” How many of us have heard that from our parents and or elders? I suspect just about all of us. On January 7, 2015, as the head of the BTA you proclaimed that Bermuda will be marketed as an Atlantic... Read more of this article