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Column: Completely Disillusioned By Politics

Column: Completely Disillusioned By Politics

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Cup Match and the House of Assembly’s summer recess came at an opportune time for politicians and the public. Both got a break from allegations of corruption for a few days and, for a few weeks, they also got a break from what can only be called the politics of the playground – or gutter – in the House. I,... Read more of this article

Opinion: 90% Of Pie, Must Go To 90% Of People

Opinion: 90% Of Pie, Must Go To 90% Of People

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] The dust has hardly settled on the news that Bermuda has done the unthinkable – landed one of the world’s grandest sporting spectaculars, the America’s Cup – yet people are already asking questions. It is an absolutely phenomenal result for Bermuda that will put it in the world’s headlights for years,... Read more of this article

Opinion: Lack Of Urgency On Ocean’s Potential

Opinion: Lack Of Urgency On Ocean’s Potential

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Given the crying need to add a third pillar to our economy – and not just prop up the existing two – there appears to be a staggering lack of urgency about exploring what the ocean could offer. The recent Sustainable Development Department report [which I found to be bland] on the future of the Island’s... Read more of this article

Opinion: ‘Why Is It Dragging On For So Long?’

Opinion: ‘Why Is It Dragging On For So Long?’

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] This is a real bug bear of mine and I find it difficult to see why it is dragging on for so long. I know it causes incredible controversy and stirs up emotions in Bermuda but to me [and many others as well] it is a no-brainer. It is the Blue Halo – an idea stunning in its simplicity that would put Bermuda... Read more of this article

Opinion: Small Businesses Need Assistance

Opinion: Small Businesses Need Assistance

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] For me, this is quite timely – but only because I was going to write a blog on what I perceive are the obstacles to setting up a small business here in Bermuda. The US Consul General’s initiative is to be welcomed and it is to his credit that Robert Settje is contributing to Bermuda in such a way. But despite... Read more of this article

Deacon: ‘Sometimes You Have To Laugh’

Deacon: ‘Sometimes You Have To Laugh’

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Sometimes you just have to laugh. I did when I read this from Zane DeSilva I know the PLP has been trying its hardest to rewrite a lot of history, but this is quite a bizarre attempt. It overlooks the fact that the PLP built this development in order to house two Bermudians – how much did that cost the taxpayer? It... Read more of this article