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Column: Plan On Leaving An Inheritance?

Column: Plan On Leaving An Inheritance?

[Written by Carla Seely] Leaving an inheritance or a legacy for the next generation is definitely a personal choice and there is no right or wrong answer to it. Giving an inheritance can mean sacrificing your today for someone else’s tomorrow. If you talk to the elderly, you will hear that the focus was always on making the next generation more... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] That was fun, Pat. For over a week afterwards, I was still getting positive feedback about Bernews’ election night coverage. The audience reach was nothing short of impressive, both here and abroad. Well done – and thank you. People then asked what the result means. It means quite simply this: the Progressive... Read more of this article

Column: Social Media & Lawyers: Why So Afraid?

Column: Social Media & Lawyers: Why So Afraid?

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] I’m an attorney in my mid-forties. Every day, I tweet and retweet. I go on LinkedIn to comment on articles. I go on Facebook. I’ve written my own articles and published them on Medium, LinkedIn Pulse and then tweeted them. Social media. When I mention it to many colleagues who tend to be my age or above,... Read more of this article

Column: Jurisdictional Advocacy Beyond Politics

Column: Jurisdictional Advocacy Beyond Politics

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] The politics of reputation can pose thorny challenges. As Warren Buffett famously noted, “it takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it.” Especially if you’re a small, highly successful jurisdiction that finds itself in the bulls-eye of global grandstanding. Bermuda’s long-established... Read more of this article

Column: Creating A Human Tan Inside The Lab

Column: Creating A Human Tan Inside The Lab

[Written by Dr. David E. Fisher] Like many of my Northeast neighbors here in the U.S., I look forward to the warmth of the summer months during the cold and snowy winters. But as a physician and scientific researcher, I also view summer as a time that poses a significant population health risk: damaging UV radiation from the sun. Recently, my colleagues... Read more of this article

Column: Optimizing Potential Of This Generation

Column: Optimizing Potential Of This Generation

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Year 1967 was a pivotal one for Bermuda. In late July 1967, after a period of Negotiations between representatives of the Progressive Labour Party and the United Bermuda Party, the Bermuda Constitution was legislated in the British Parliament in London. This provided the framework for a democratic Island,... Read more of this article

Column: Key To Enjoying A Stress-Free Holiday

Column: Key To Enjoying A Stress-Free Holiday

[Written by Karin Kushner] We all want to return from our holidays feeling like new, not in need of a second vacation to rest and detoxify. The key to enjoying a stress-free holiday is planning ahead. In fact, planning a vacation can act as a stress-reliever. Picture yourself in a relaxing environment away from your everyday responsibilities, and imagine... Read more of this article

Column: Transformation, Goodbye Time Sheets

Column: Transformation, Goodbye Time Sheets

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] The AI Transformation begins Every working day, I sit behind my desk and record what I do in increments of 6 minutes. Time recording. Every qualified lawyer in private practice has been exposed to it, whether it be in the form of manually recording it via time sheets, or entering it directly into a specialized... Read more of this article

Column: Economic Growth Is Important

Column: Economic Growth Is Important

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] It is the economy stupid. The refrain is familiar enough, thanks to Bill Clinton and his first U.S. Presidential campaign. Here at home, our economy and Bermuda’s economic recovery is a big issue in this year’s election campaign. In fact, some would have you believe that it is the only issue, or that it should... Read more of this article

Column: What Can An Independent MP Do?

Column: What Can An Independent MP Do?

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] Here’s a question I often get asked: just what is it that an independent MP can actually do? The answer: as much as any other backbench MP, whether Government or Opposition, and possibly even more, not being bound by party whip or party line. But this is no easy sell where party politics dominate. Nevertheless... Read more of this article

Column: What Julian Stood For, Father’s Legacy

Column: What Julian Stood For, Father’s Legacy

[Opinion column written by Liana Hall] July 18th will hold much significance. For this country, for obvious reasons. For me and my family, it will mark the eighth anniversary of the passing of my father, Julian Hall. This election season, I have frequently read on Facebook, “Julian Hall would say…” followed by a denigration of the PLP and a cry... Read more of this article

Column: Who Do You Want To Manage Money?

Column: Who Do You Want To Manage Money?

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] Bermuda, I know that things have not moved ahead as quickly as any of us would have liked, and the economic changes that we would like to see for all of us, seem to be slow in coming. However, we can all see that things are turning around. The thankless job that fell on the One Bermuda Alliance Government... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Open Letter’ To Nelson Mandela

Column: ‘Open Letter’ To Nelson Mandela

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Letter to Nelson Mandela “….one must never, in one’s own life, accept …injustices as commonplace but must fight them with all one’s strength. This fight begins, however, in the heart and it now had been laid to my charge to keep my own heart free of hatred and despair”. Dear Nelson, I write you,... Read more of this article