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Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

[Opinion column written by Alex Conyers] This is the first of what I’ve been thinking for a while, and maybe the first post/editorial of a couple more to come. It is also the first diagnosis [that I know of] of what I think a couple of us might be feeling, experiencing, and/or suffering from, but are unable to put words to. It is a syndrome I have... Read more of this article

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

[Written by BEDC Chairman Nick Kempe] There is still the impression in the community that large amounts of financing will be needed to cash in on the numerous AC35 business opportunities. Far too many are operating under the belief that expensive equipment or guaranteed contracts are required to get in the game.However, there are a great number of... Read more of this article

Column: COI Report, Is Future More Important?

Column: COI Report, Is Future More Important?

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] The Commission of Inquiry report has received a lot of attention with much of the focus placed on what happened in the past but, in a way, is the future more important? While the Commission reported at length on a series of large infrastructure projects undertaken while the PLP was in Government, it also reported... Read more of this article

Column: ‘We Cannot Continue To Be Forgotten’

Column: ‘We Cannot Continue To Be Forgotten’

[Opinion column written by Liana Hall] This past Saturday, at the Bermuda Industrial Union’s International Women’s Day tea, I heard immense words of wisdom from the speakers. One would imagine that such knowledge and insight would come from decades of personal experience in the Bermuda of old and extensive research of our island’s history. However,... Read more of this article

Column: Day Of Atonement Christian Reflections

Column: Day Of Atonement Christian Reflections

[Opinion column written by Thaddeus Bruno] The elaborate atonement ceremonies under the Old Testament were shadows of spiritual realities discussed and developed in the New Testament. A study of these rituals is of great help in learning truths necessary to Christian living. The word atonement is from the Hebrew, kaphar, and means to cover or cancel.... Read more of this article

Column: Women Are Our Foundation & Strength

Column: Women Are Our Foundation & Strength

[Opinion column written by Karen Hodgkins-Magnum] As the Chair of the OBA Women’s Caucus, I would like to congratulate the women of the PLP for starting their Women’s Caucus. The women in our community are our foundation and strength. We are mothers, daughters, grandmothers, teachers, counsellors, CEOs, business leaders, charity leaders,... Read more of this article

Column: Going Back In Time During Visit To Cuba

Column: Going Back In Time During Visit To Cuba

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Visiting Cuba was like stepping back to a time when Bermuda was a major player and innovator in tourism. There were striking differences, but there were also strong similarities. Staying at an ‘all inclusive resort’ near Holguin and getting out and about into the nearby Cuban countryside enabled... Read more of this article

Column: It Will Never Lose Its Value?

Column: It Will Never Lose Its Value?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Samuel Clemens – better known as Mark Twain and one of Bermuda’s early tourists – once said: “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” For Bermudians, that statement and investor sentiment was Bermudian-ized to “Buy a piece of the rock, it’ll never lose its value.” Until 2008, in Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: ‘People’s Budget Sets Right Priorities’

Column: ‘People’s Budget Sets Right Priorities’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Finance Minister David Burt] To serve as the Opposition Leader of Bermuda is an honour. I would like to emphasise the word “serve”. To the voters who elected me: I serve you. To those who didn’t: I serve you. All my Parliamentary colleagues will always be mindful of who they serve: the people. It is the People’s... Read more of this article

Column: Unemployment & Shifting Job Market

Column: Unemployment & Shifting Job Market

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] Since 2007, Bermuda has lost roughly 6,500 jobs resulting in a decline of 3,696 Bermudian jobs. While Bermuda’s economy has shown some signs of stabilizing, it is not growing at an adequate rate to produce new jobs. Business efficiencies and competitiveness have caused employers to re-examine pre-recession... Read more of this article

Column: “5 Year Action Plan For Retirement”

Column: “5 Year Action Plan For Retirement”

[Written by Carla Seely] Start with your current financial situation, specifically pay attention to how you can start to maximize your income and begin to reduce your expenses. For a lot of people, planning for retirement normally starts about 5 years ahead of schedule.Below is a helpful guide on areas that you should focus on. [It is important to... Read more of this article

Column: Reflecting On Women’s Rights, Progress

Column: Reflecting On Women’s Rights, Progress

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On this ‘International Women’s Day’ we pause to reflect on the rights of women in society. Over history, across the globe, women have been disadvantaged by unfair male domination- a system of ‘patriarchy’. Even today in some countries girls are barred from education and women have their freedom of... Read more of this article

Column: Inclusion Is The Key To Success

Column: Inclusion Is The Key To Success

[Opinion column written by Gareth Nokes] Bermuda has an opportunity. Whether it chooses to grasp it with two hands is dependent upon a significant change in attitude by many of the island’s sporting organizations. Sports play a critical role in developing and building core values and character within our youth. Often poor parenting is targeted as... Read more of this article