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Column: Let’s All Support Meaningful Inclusion

Column: Let’s All Support Meaningful Inclusion

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The announcement by Premier Burt to Parliament on Friday – 1/6/18 – that the Government intended to honour the contribution of local people of Portuguese Ancestry, next year, is an exemplary step. This measure resonates with the global initiative of the group called ‘The Elders’, which marks their 10th... Read more of this article

Column: Vote Of Thanks For Edwena Smith

Column: Vote Of Thanks For Edwena Smith

[Written by Glenn Fubler] The goal of Heritage Month is to foster a sense of appreciation for those many who have ‘brought us this far’. As we observe the 50th Anniversary of Universal Adult Suffrage on Tuesday, May 22nd, we are mindful of that spirit and invite residents to cast a “Vote of Thanks” to the’ trailblazers for democracy’ at... Read more of this article

Column: The Inspiration Of Flora Duffy’s Victory

Column: The Inspiration Of Flora Duffy’s Victory

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Flora Duffy’s performance this past weekend was far more than a victory in a sporting event. As Minister Michael Weeks pointed out; “..those who attended on Saturday, experienced something special.” The Opposition Leader – Jean Atherden noted; “..it was an inspiration to all”. The response of the... Read more of this article

Column: Review Of ‘The Mountaintop’ Play

Column: Review Of ‘The Mountaintop’ Play

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The play ‘The Mountaintop’, written by Katori Hall was staged at City Hall this past weekend as a part of the Bermuda Festival. Directed by Shirley Jo Finney, this L.A. – based production effected a unique presentation using minimal stage setting. Spoiler Alert: This is a fictionalized story of the... Read more of this article

Column: We Are Reminded, A Child Shall Lead

Column: We Are Reminded, A Child Shall Lead

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On March 2, 1955 a fifteen-year-old high school student named Claudette Colvin was arrested on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give up her seat; this happened nine months prior to Rosa Parks’ famous arrest in the same circumstances. That unprecedented event sent shockwaves through that city which... Read more of this article

Column: Island’s First-Of-A-Kind ‘Parent Expo’

Column: Island’s First-Of-A-Kind ‘Parent Expo’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Island’s first-of-a-kind ‘Parent Expo’ concluded with presentations by three leaders in education. This after a ‘banquet of activities’ that began at 3 pm with the opening of the ‘Youth Maker Faire’ in the school’s Gymnasium, which had been transformed into a ‘wonderland’. The ‘Faire’... Read more of this article

Parent Expo To Mix New School With Old School

Parent Expo To Mix New School With Old School

[Written by Glenn Fubler] For this first ‘Parent Expo’, we have been able to mix New School with ‘Old School’ – especially in the selection of our Honourary Patrons. One of them is engaged on the very forefront of new technology and its implications for up-coming generations, while the other is an icon having demonstrated decades of integrity... Read more of this article

Column: ‘We Know That The Sky Is The Limit’

Column: ‘We Know That The Sky Is The Limit’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] December 17th 1903 marked the day that members of the Human Family achieved the “First Flight” in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, one of the closest points to Bermuda. A team, led by Wilbur & Orville Wright achieved an iconic breakthrough that had been a goal for centuries, just a week before Christmas Eve... Read more of this article

Column: Optimizing Potential Of This Generation

Column: Optimizing Potential Of This Generation

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Year 1967 was a pivotal one for Bermuda. In late July 1967, after a period of Negotiations between representatives of the Progressive Labour Party and the United Bermuda Party, the Bermuda Constitution was legislated in the British Parliament in London. This provided the framework for a democratic Island,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Open Letter’ To Nelson Mandela

Column: ‘Open Letter’ To Nelson Mandela

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Letter to Nelson Mandela “….one must never, in one’s own life, accept …injustices as commonplace but must fight them with all one’s strength. This fight begins, however, in the heart and it now had been laid to my charge to keep my own heart free of hatred and despair”. Dear Nelson, I write you,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Let’s Pull Together And Just Do It’

Column: ‘Let’s Pull Together And Just Do It’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] A few years ago, my wife and I received a call from our daughter, telling us the surprising news that she was pregnant. Initially, I had some concerns due the circumstances, but within a short time I caught myself, realizing that my wonderful daughter and our family were being offered a ‘gift’ – the miracle... Read more of this article

Column: Let’s Use Heritage Month To Reflect

Column: Let’s Use Heritage Month To Reflect

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] We can be our best in addressing difficult times, based on the stories we tell ourselves about ‘who we are’. When we recognize our capacity to make a difference in our own lives and that of our community, we act from our Best Selves, we act with courage. The above paraphrase from Former-President Obama’s... Read more of this article

Column: Importance Of Human Solidarity

Column: Importance Of Human Solidarity

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] “As the years progress one increasingly realizes the importance of human solidarity. Please place human solidarity, the concern of the other, at the centre of the values by which you live.” This quote from Nelson Mandela’s 2008 speech to a group of young people, offers a point of reflection, as... Read more of this article