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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

What Happens To Your Pension When You Die?

What Happens To Your Pension When You Die?

[Written by Carla Seely] What happens to your pension when you die? Anyone who knows me will know one subject I skirt around and immensely dislike talking about is death; I don’t even like using the word – it is just so final. For me personally, I am not sure whether I am afraid of dying, or if I am more afraid about being told I am going to die... Read more of this article

Column: Mathias On Economy, Taxes & Policies

Column: Mathias On Economy, Taxes & Policies

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Justin Mathias] The Premier was very bullish when he gave a [brief] statement on the state of the Government’s finances. With lots of foot stomping support from his MPs, he told the House of Assembly how capably he was handling the country’s finances. First of all, it appears odd that the first quarter finances... Read more of this article

Environment Column: Why You Can Smell Rain

Environment Column: Why You Can Smell Rain

[Column written by Tim Logan] When those first fat drops of summer rain fall to the hot, dry ground, have you ever noticed a distinctive odor? I have childhood memories of family members who were farmers describing how they could always “smell rain” right before a storm. Of course rain itself has no scent. But moments before a rain event, an “earthy”... Read more of this article

Column: Cayman Conference, Population, Budget

Column: Cayman Conference, Population, Budget

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “He hath founded it upon the seas” - Cayman Islands Motto Day Two of the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] Caribbean Americas Atlantic Region conference, held in Grand Cayman June 16-23rd, 2018 saw delegates from around the Caribbean gather once again at the Marriott Hotel for a... Read more of this article

Column: Project Will Create Opportunities

Column: Project Will Create Opportunities

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister for Tourism Senator Crystal Caesar] Recently, the Government began a legislative process that will see the Grand Atlantic transformed into Bermuda’s next hotel property. This project, which will be known as the Bermudiana Beach Resort, creates a tremendous set of opportunities for Bermudians and Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Improving Culture Of Education System

Column: Improving Culture Of Education System

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons] There is a continuous debate over education – and rightly so as it is one of the biggest single issues facing Bermuda today. But improving our education system should begin and end with the quality of teaching and consistent and ongoing efforts to improve that quality. Our education... Read more of this article

Column: Govt Revenue Up & Spending Down

Column: Govt Revenue Up & Spending Down

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Finance Wayne Furbert] After completing one of the longest Parliamentary sessions in history, it was very rewarding to hear the good economic news from the Premier on Friday.Government Revenues are up. Government spending is down. The deficit is down by 24%. Visitor air arrivals are up. Employment in the... Read more of this article

Column: Credit Card Debt Getting Out Of Control?

Column: Credit Card Debt Getting Out Of Control?

[Written by Carla Seely] I think I speak for most people when I say that at some point in our life we put something on our credit card and didn’t pay it off in full, leading to a vicious circle of recurring payments and mounting interest on the balance! Most of us get “stung” once and learn the lesson of how to use a credit card sensibly, but... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview

Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview

[Written by MP Chris Famous] During my brief trip to Tortola in March, I had the opportunity to meet Angela Burnett, author of the Irma Diaries, which chronicled numerous survivor stories during Hurricane Irma. Angela attended primary and high school in Tortola, then went on to study Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at Brandeis University... Read more of this article

Column: Progress Towards A Living Wage

Column: Progress Towards A Living Wage

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The recommendation to implement a minimum wage and establish a Wage Commission to determine a living wage standard is a significant step in the right direction. These interventions in our society will undoubtedly improve the lives of many workers in this country. The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] applauds... Read more of this article

Column: BPSU Marks UN International Youth Day

Column: BPSU Marks UN International Youth Day

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] In commemoration of International Youth Day, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] joins our brothers and sisters around the world to recognise this year’s theme: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth.’ On this occasion, the BPSU is heeding the call from our global affiliate to send a strong message that “Violence... Read more of this article