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Column: Need To Change Course On Climate

Column: Need To Change Course On Climate

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On Friday, November 23rd, the United States Government released the Climate Science Special Report – the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This report was produced by 13 U.S. Federal Agencies – civil service scientists – and has caused the Trump Administration some consternation, since it refutes the... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Better Energy Plan Meeting

Column: Bermuda Better Energy Plan Meeting

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] I recently attended a community meeting that spoke to concerns that I’ve had since hearing last month’s urgent report by a United Nations agency on the matter of climate change. On Thursday, November 8th, I joined at least 130 residents gathered at St. Paul AME, Centennial Hall to listen to presentations... Read more of this article

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] last week published a report which deserves close attention. While three years ago, the historic Paris Conference concluded with a consensus limiting any median temperature rise to 2 degrees C, this latest meeting of the IPCC has concluded... Read more of this article

Column: Peace Day Visit To Westgate Facility

Column: Peace Day Visit To Westgate Facility

[Written by Glenn Fubler] In observance of U.N. Peace Day on Friday, 21/9/18, a delegation of diverse members of the community made a visit to Westgate. We wish to thank the Minister of National Security and the Acting Commissioner of Corrections for making this visit possible. The Minister, whose prior commitments had not allowed him to accept the... Read more of this article

Column: United Nations Peace Day On Friday

Column: United Nations Peace Day On Friday

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The UN Peace Day on Friday, September 21st occurs this year in the context of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UN Secretary General points out that the Declaration: “…recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family”. The... Read more of this article

Column: Back To To School Gathering Held

Column: Back To To School Gathering Held

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Reminded that “it takes a village,” the ‘Back to School Gathering’ at the Bermuda College took place on September 6th to promote the tandem between families and schools to the benefit of our island’s children. The gathering attracted 40-odd people, including presenters, meaning that we had only partially leveraged... Read more of this article

‘Bermuda Adventure Summer 2018′ Held

‘Bermuda Adventure Summer 2018′ Held

[Written by Glenn Fubler] On Monday, July 30th, organizers were pleasantly surprised by the response to an innovative event at The Aquarium between 6 – 8 pm, as a part of ‘Bermuda Adventure – Summer 2018’, when more than 170 residents attended that World-class facility. There were more than twice the numbers than expected, attending this gathering,... Read more of this article

Column: The Life & Legacy Of Ron Lightbourne

Column: The Life & Legacy Of Ron Lightbourne

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Ronald Lightbourne’s unique childhood had an impact on his life of 71 years. His Bermudian parents were missionaries with the Salvation Army in the Caribbean and Central American region. Ron was born in Guyana [British Guyana], as the second of three siblings. The circumstances meant that the family moved often through this... Read more of this article

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