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Column: Rolfe Commissiong On A ‘Rich Legacy’

Column: Rolfe Commissiong On A ‘Rich Legacy’

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] On November 13th Ms. Carolyn Young, the wife of labour icon, Mr. Kenyatta Young who predeceased her, was laid to rest at St. John’s Church in Pembroke. Sister Carolyn may not have been known to some Bermudians but I can assure you that to most black Bermudians over a certain age, whose families were touched... Read more of this article

Column: Knowing How To Manage Your Debt

Column: Knowing How To Manage Your Debt

[Written by Carla Seely] With the start of the holiday season upon us, we are consistently reminded of the joy of giving; either by TV commercials, articles in the media or a flyer received in the mail. Giving generally equates to more spending and when you don’t have a lot of money that can sometimes mean borrowing money. Perhaps you already have... Read more of this article

Column: If We Forget, We Are Doomed To Repeat

Column: If We Forget, We Are Doomed To Repeat

[Opinion column written by Liana Hall] There is a picture of my father, Julian Hall, that was taken on December 1st 1977 outside the Supreme Court. He had been arguing, alongside Opposition PLP Leader Lois Browne-Evans, in the final appeal against the death sentences for Larry Tacklyn and Buck Burrows. Despite being Secretary for the United Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Do We Seek To Polarize Or Strengthen

Column: Do We Seek To Polarize Or Strengthen

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In December of 1977, as a young man living temporarily in London, I had an experience which resonates with that metaphor, above. I began to discover an unconquerable aspect of myself. It eventually became apparent to me that this is also available to everyone. It is revealed to us as we begin to understand that... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Ralph Nader Champion For People’

Column: ‘Ralph Nader Champion For People’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The BBC recently aired an interview from its archives, to mark November 30th, the date in 1965 when Ralph Nader published his first book, “Unsafe at Any Speed”. This maiden work by a 20-something author quickly became a Bestseller and ushered in an era when American citizens found their voices, moved beyond... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Airport Is A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

Column: ‘Airport Is A Bad Deal For Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] The Airport Project, as proposed, is a bad deal for Bermuda. First, look at all the facts set out in the Financial Comparison Report and in the most recent hand outs to Parliamentarians on the airport re-development scheme. Then start reading this comment by studying and understanding this chart.Actions... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Diversification Benefit Of New Arrival’

Column: ‘Diversification Benefit Of New Arrival’

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] When any legitimate, respectable and progressive company selects Bermuda as its home base, whether start-up, branch operation or relocation, it’s good news. When that company is a technology, biomed or life-sciences enterprise, we are especially gratified. The BDA has been working to attract such companies to... Read more of this article

Column:  ‘A World That Is A Work In Progress’

Column: ‘A World That Is A Work In Progress’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The story suggests that the ‘seeds’ of Thanksgiving Day took root in 1621, after the first corn harvest, by a group of settlers in America. Like all narratives this one contains a measure of irony, in the dance of good and evil. The interlopers – aware from whom all blessings flow – invited some... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Steadily Improving Economy

Column: Bermuda’s Steadily Improving Economy

[Opinion column written by Senator Vic Ball] It is important that we take time to reflect not only on where we are as a country, but also where we were and where we are going. It is easy to forget the past and to be consumed with the present that we cannot see what the future holds. As a freshman Senator in November, 2014, Bermuda was in economic survival... Read more of this article

Column: Airport Project Video Was ‘Misleading’

Column: Airport Project Video Was ‘Misleading’

[Opinion column written by Craig Mayor] On October 31, the Ministry of Finance [MoF] released its video “The Best Option For Bermuda” that describes why the Government to Government [G2G] option is the best option for the Airport. The video uses slides with text to clearly state the advantages and disadvantages of the EBA [repair Wade] and G2G [build]... Read more of this article

Column: White Should Not Have Been Released

Column: White Should Not Have Been Released

[Column written by Sheelagh Cooper] The release of John Malcolm White who continues to be a dangerous paedophile after 12 years of an 18 year sentence could have been avoided if prison rules had been taken into account. Prison rule 32[c]2 gives the commissioner the power to charge an inmate for not participating in a designated treatment program. Such... Read more of this article

Column: How To Time Your Retirement

Column: How To Time Your Retirement

[Written by Carla Seely] The answer to this question is not simple, we approach retirement with a lifetime of experience but at the same time we have no idea what to expect. Making the transition to retirement with confidence requires careful attention and planning. Ask any two individual’s to describe their experience as they prepared for retirement... Read more of this article

Column: Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

Column: Global Entrepreneurship Week Events

[Written by BEDC Chairman Nick Kempe] Once again Global Entrepreneurship Week [GEW] is upon us and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation is pleased to once again have so many events that we had to spill out into the whole month. With a team so enthusiastic about supporting and celebrating entrepreneurs, it is no surprise that Bermuda has won... Read more of this article