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Column: Eight Habits Of A Wealthy Person

Column: Eight Habits Of A Wealthy Person

[Written by Carla Seely] Lots of articles are being written that clearly show the rich are getting richer. They also describe how the middle class [meaning the majority of us] are working harder and longer than we did a decade ago but, ironically, have less disposable monthly income. There is an ever-expanding gap between the wealthy and the middle... Read more of this article

Column: The ’50 Shades Of Grey List’

Column: The ’50 Shades Of Grey List’

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] People often ask me what I find most enjoyable about my job. It’s one of those open-ended questions that demands a quick mental inventory of experiences, mixed with a dose of soul-searching. My eventual answer might sound vague, because the truth is, there’s a list of feel-good factors: the dedicated BDA... 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: Should OTs Vote In UK Parliament?

Column: Should OTs Vote In UK Parliament?

[Opinion column written by Anthony D C Webber] Leading Conservative MP calls for key changes in British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories’ relationships with the UK government. Andrew Rosindell says it is time that all British Territories are treated as being equal partners in the British family. He has argued for all territories to be dealt... Read more of this article

Column: Undiscovered Creatures In The Ocean

Column: Undiscovered Creatures In The Ocean

[Opinion column written by Tammy Horton, Andreas Kroh, and Leen Vandepitte] “The oceans cover 70% of the surface of our planet, and yet they are still the least explored,” says Sir David Attenborough in the opening sequence of the recent BBC documentary series Blue Planet II. “Hidden beneath the waves, there are creatures beyond our... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: CFO Of Home Operations

Carla Seely Column: CFO Of Home Operations

[Written by Carla Seely] In every family, one of the most important discussions is to appoint someone to take charge of the family finances. Whether it is yourself or your partner doesn’t really matter – whoever takes on the role recognizes that the financial stress will be a constant challenge and they have to take responsibility for navigating... Read more of this article

Column: Why Just Gibraltar At Conference?

Column: Why Just Gibraltar At Conference?

[Opinion column written by Anthony D C Webber] Why did just Gibraltar attend the Democratic Unionist Party [DUP] conference? No Bermuda…? DUP in a position to exert more influence on UK government- should they decide to do so. Gibraltar attends and stands up for its interests, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have limited abilities... Read more of this article

Column: The Pattern Behind Trump’s Retweets

Column: The Pattern Behind Trump’s Retweets

[Opinion column written by Jennifer Mercieca] On Nov. 29, President Trump retweeted a series of videos that purported to depict violence committed by Muslims. They had originated from the account of a far-right British ultranationalist who had been convicted for harassing a Muslim. The backlash was swift, with British Prime Minister Theresa May saying... Read more of this article

Column: “Rebuilding Caribbean Will Be Pricey”

Column: “Rebuilding Caribbean Will Be Pricey”

[Opinion column written by Masaō Ashtine] November 20 marked the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, but for the Caribbean, it’s only the beginning of a painful recovery process. In early September, Hurricane Irma largely destroyed Barbuda and several neighboring Lesser Antilles islands. Two weeks later, Maria took a final fatal stab at Barbuda... Read more of this article

Column: The Health Benefits Of Tea

Column: The Health Benefits Of Tea

[Written by Dr Kuni Frith] Eastern cultures have consumed tea to maintain good health for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese texts list Camellia Sinensis in its pharmacopia as an herbal medicine for improving health, increasing longevity and keeping the mind alert. Eastern cultures engage in tea drinking not only for the health benefits it has to... Read more of this article

Column: Paradise Papers, The Rest Of The Story

Column: Paradise Papers, The Rest Of The Story

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Amid the hype of this month’s “Paradise Papers,” some key ingredients have gone missing—the rest of the story. The insidious campaign, waged by the International Consortium of Journalists [ICIJ] using data from an illegal hack of Appleby, is well-choreographed and evidently well-funded. Proponents of... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Film Is Engaging, Thought Provoking

Column: ‘Film Is Engaging, Thought Provoking

[Written by Dr Kuni Frith] I recently had the opportunity to view one of the most talked about documentaries of the year at BUEI entitled Heal. Director Kelly Noonan Gores brilliantly captures testimonials from individuals who experienced health transformations beyond the boundaries of modern day allopathic science. The film is a gripping, engaging,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Undefeated Was An Enthralling Event’

Column: ‘Undefeated Was An Enthralling Event’

[Written by Vejay Steede] Saturday night ended hard. So hard that I didn’t want to write this. After a long evening of combat sports competition, all I keep seeing is Nikki laying under the bottom rope just a yard to my right, struggling to get to his feet before the referee reached the dreaded ten count. In wanted to reach out and pick him up. I... Read more of this article