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Column: Triangles, Talking Points, Team Bermuda

Column: Triangles, Talking Points, Team Bermuda

[Written by Ross Webber] “Where you guys from?” the coffee-shop lady asked as sunnily as the San Diego day outside. “Bermuda,” I said, appreciating the subtropics wouldn’t elicit the same wide-eyed envy it does in, say, Toronto, or New York for that matter, in mid-April. What I wasn’t prepared for was utter oblivion. “You mean, like... Read more of this article

Junior Food Critic Review: Common Ground

Junior Food Critic Review: Common Ground

Looking for somewhere to take the kids for a bite of lunch? Who’s going to give you a more honest, bite-sized review than a 12-year-old? Our Junior Restaurant Critic, Eliza Olander, a student at The Centre for Creative Learning in Hamilton, lives in St David’s and continues with her ‘Lunch With Uncle’ series.[Written by 12-year-old Eliza... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Outrage Growing’ Over Airport Project

Column: ‘Outrage Growing’ Over Airport Project

[Opinion column written by MP Rolfe Commissiong] Charles Asnavour and Frank Sinatra once wrote a ballad called “Young at Heart” and the opening lyrics to the legendary song say that “…fairytales can come true; they can happen to you…” Certainly the Canadian re-developers of the airport comprised of the Canadian Crown Corporation, [CCC]... Read more of this article

Was Economy Overheated Or Not Understood?

Was Economy Overheated Or Not Understood?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] In 2008, with minimal unemployment, GDP hit $6.11bn. There were 27,180 Bermudians plus 13,033 non-Bermudians filling 40,213 jobs in Bermuda. In 2015, with what is said to be as many as 3,500 Bermudians unemployed, there were only 33,177 filled jobs with Bermudians filling 23,513 and non-Bermudians filling... Read more of this article

Column: Richards On Budget, Economics & More

Column: Richards On Budget, Economics & More

[Opinion column written by Sylvan Richards] Since being elected to Parliament in 2012, I’ve been present at every single budget speech and reply to the budget speech given since that time. On each occasion, I have been struck by the irony of the Progressive Labour Party, whose disastrous bungling of the economy got us into this mess in the first... Read more of this article

Column: Commissiong On Polls, Politics & More

Column: Commissiong On Polls, Politics & More

[Opinion column written by MP Rolfe Commissiong] We all know that polls are only snapshots of a certain point in time. And we also know that politicians usually say that to comfort themselves when a particularly dismal poll result proves to be, unflattering at best and a devastating indictment at worst. So imagine right now what the OBA and Premier... Read more of this article

Column: Revitalizing Bermuda’s Tourism Industry

Column: Revitalizing Bermuda’s Tourism Industry

[Opinion column written by Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons] It is disappointing, but not surprising that the OBA continues to run from their record on tourism instead of standing up and taking accountability. It is the OBA that has presided over a 49 year low on air arrivals, a loss of over two thousand jobs, continued business closures and the... Read more of this article

Column: Dynamics Of Owning A Small Business

Column: Dynamics Of Owning A Small Business

[Written by Carla Seely] I come from a family of business owners, from my grandparents, to my father and more recently myself and my siblings. Some people are entrepreneurial in nature and are driven to open and run a business and some prefer the challenges of working for a larger organization which tends to have more structure. A friend said to me... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Key Role Played By Offshore Centres’

Column: ‘Key Role Played By Offshore Centres’

[Opinion column written by Richard Hay] Eye-popping revelations in the Panama Papers have fanned concerns that the so-called “tax havens” lie at the centre of a giant web of criminal conduct. Some, including UK Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, have demanded that these centres be “shut down”, and so disconnected from the global grid. The... Read more of this article

Health Column: “The Placebo Effect Is Powerful”

Health Column: “The Placebo Effect Is Powerful”

[Written by pharmacist John Bentley] A few years ago I was given a case of alcohol-free beer for my birthday, presumably by accident as any honest beer drinker will tell that you don’t actually drink beer for its taste, but for its alcoholic effects. Without wishing to sound ungrateful, it was fair to say this gift would normally be about as useful... Read more of this article

Column: Stop Being Sanctimonious, Fix Problem

Column: Stop Being Sanctimonious, Fix Problem

[Opinion column written by David Tavares] My fellow Bermudians, we are who we are! Our island home consists of a group of people, organized to provide services, both locally and internationally, to our customers [individual or corporate]. Our leaders, both in the public and business sectors of our island home community have, in the past and present,... Read more of this article

Column: UK Should Clean Up Their Own Act First

Column: UK Should Clean Up Their Own Act First

[Written by Larry Burchall] The just out “Panama Papers” is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions. Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a... Read more of this article

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