Tag: Opinion columns

Opinion: “Surrendering Our Independence”

Opinion: “Surrendering Our Independence”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Once upon a time there was a strong movement for Independence for Bermuda. In 1995, Premier John W Swan tested that national feeling by calling a Referendum on Independence. Though skewed by an Opposition organized boycott, that 1995 Referendum said “No!” However, the idea of Independence has never actually... Read more of this article

Opinion Part #2: Making A “Panopticon Prison”

Opinion Part #2: Making A “Panopticon Prison”

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] In a previous OpEd I introduced the idea of the Panopticon, and how Bermuda’s fancy new CCTV system is making our island into a large panopticon [all-seeing] prison. In this prison all of us are prisoners and may be watched at any time by the guard tower, in the form of CCTV. We don’t know if/when we’re... Read more of this article

Opinion: Fubler On BIU President’s Speech

Opinion: Fubler On BIU President’s Speech

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] I found the speech made by BIU President, Chris Furbert on Labour Day to be profound, even though it was brief. I should declare that during my fifteen years serving as Labour Relations Officer, I did a fair number of mediations with this union leader, so we have developed a relationship. On that note, one of... Read more of this article

Making Bermuda Into A Panopticon Prison?

Making Bermuda Into A Panopticon Prison?

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] Not too long ago the Premier was featured in a news story touring the CCTV monitoring centre up in Prospect. Included in the story were pictures of a wall of monitors, displaying the clarity and scale of the images. These images were clearly impressive – well detailed and clear.The Premier is quoted... Read more of this article

Opinion: Larry Burchall On “27 Missing Words”

Opinion: Larry Burchall On “27 Missing Words”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] There are 27 missing words that could have and that still can make a big difference. Those missing words have been a major contributor to the mess that Bermuda is in today. Between 1st April 2004 and 16th December 2013, two Bermudian individuals – politicians both – created a $2,705 million mountain... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On The Westminster System

Opposition Leader On The Westminster System

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] Over the last few months, there has been a growing amount of Bermudians who are openly voicing their opinions on a wide range of topics, such as the economy, social issues, immigration issues and/or cultural differences. Many who speak to us say that it is time for Bermudians to put aside political... Read more of this article

Larry Marshall: “Nothing But A Red Herring”

Larry Marshall: “Nothing But A Red Herring”

[Opinion column written by Larry Marshall Sr.] In reading the most recent release of the so called “Nine Colonels” three words come to mind. They are inconsistency, insincerity, and insensitivity. Each will be addressed accordingly. In this release the group expressed full support for Premier Dunkley’s approach in dealing with conscription. They... Read more of this article

Burchall On Recession & Population Decrease

Burchall On Recession & Population Decrease

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Government does not see something that has happened! So how can Government’s Ministers and top Civil Servants fix a problem that they don’t even see? In the July 2010 and 2013 Bond Prospectuses, the Ministry of Finance publicly and globally reported that Bermuda’s population had grown steadily, reaching... Read more of this article

Opinion: Are Bermudians Valued In Bermuda?

Opinion: Are Bermudians Valued In Bermuda?

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] As a young person growing up in Bermuda, it is imperative to know that the government of the day is making decisions that will pave the way for a better and brighter future for Bermudians. However the actions, or lack thereof of the government of the day, force one to seriously question whether or not Bermudians,... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] I would like to take this time to thank the people of Bermuda for their ideas, support and words of advice over the last few months. Your encouragement has rekindled a sense of Bermudian pride that is urgently needed at this point in our history. With nature we see the times of sowing and reaping... Read more of this article


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