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Column: What Happened Between 2006 – 2016?

Column: What Happened Between 2006 – 2016?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] To get the maximum value from your next few minutes of reading, do not – I stress – do not mentally insert or allow the entry into your mind of any of these acronyms or words: OBA, PLP, BDA, UBP, NLP, black, white. Keep all those words and acronyms out of your mind. If you can do that, you will be able... Read more of this article

Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

Column: ‘A Healthy Democracy Needs All Of Us’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The eloquence of United States President, Barack Obama continued to flow in his ‘Farewell Speech’ this past Tuesday evening, in his hometown of Chicago. While it was aimed at his fellow Americans, its message contained a universal theme, applicable to global citizens. He reminded the audience that he took... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Year Of Monumental Change In West’

Column: ‘Year Of Monumental Change In West’

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] The new year is likely to usher in a year of monumental change in the West, including Bermuda and the world at large; and not all will be of the feel good, cuddly variety. How could it be with Donald J. Trump set to assume the office of President of the United States? Consider this, a man who remains temperamentally... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Time Of Risks, But Also Opportunity’

Column: ‘Time Of Risks, But Also Opportunity’

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] What was largely left unsaid during the recently concluded Presidential election campaign that saw the election of Donald J. Trump, was that trade treaties and their impact was not the whole picture when it came to the issue of the decline of good well-paying jobs in manufacturing to those without a college... Read more of this article

Column: Deliver While You Continue To Develop

Column: Deliver While You Continue To Develop

[Written by Dr. Cara Miller & Eric West] The last several decades have seen remarkable achievements in information technology and networks. From finance to aerospace engineering, to artificial intelligence, and even networked education, we are reaching a point at which our technical capabilities are surpassing our capacities to reliably structure... Read more of this article

Column: Social And Economic Empowerment

Column: Social And Economic Empowerment

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] We often we fall victim to consuming ourselves with discussions on issues that truly do not matter; issues that do nothing to change the social and economic realities of our lives or to reduce the racial and class divide in this Country. Even though I do not like it, I admit I find myself doing much of the... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Our Island’s Future Is In All Our Hands’

Column: ‘Our Island’s Future Is In All Our Hands’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Dear Jason, Let me offer this invitation, given the statement you made last week, regarding ‘civil war’, and the subsequent criticism of same. If I’ve understood you correctly, might I suggest that you use the term ‘robust civil engagement’ rather than ‘civil war’, given the connotations. One does... Read more of this article

Column: Differences Resolved Through Dialogue

Column: Differences Resolved Through Dialogue

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In the 1970’s as a 20-something, Wilfred ‘Mose’ Allen became a mentor of mine. ‘Mose’ aka ‘Scrapo’, had been a champion of social justice. While he had limited formal schooling, he was well-read, a paragon of ‘life-long learning’. Notwithstanding having a thorny personality, Mose used his inquisitive... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Opportunities That Will Benefit Us All’

Column: ‘Opportunities That Will Benefit Us All’

[Opinion column written by MP Jeff Sousa] Happy New Year to my Bermuda family! As 2017 gets underway, we Bermudians have much to look forward to. The OBA Government is moving Bermuda and all her people in the right direction. We are getting the island back on track. I truly believe the majority of Bermudians have no doubt about the need to replace... Read more of this article

Column: How To Plan For Early Retirement

Column: How To Plan For Early Retirement

[Written by Carla Seely] As the New Year is upon us, new goals and new visions are being created to make this a prosperous and successful 2017. Perhaps you are in the later stages of your career and are consciously developing a succession strategy for your role to ensure a smooth transition when you do retire. Ever thought what would happen if you were... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Bermudians Get The Highest Priority’

Column: ‘Bermudians Get The Highest Priority’

[Opinion column written by Acting Immigration Minister Cole Simons] As Bermudians discuss the non-renewal of Rev. Genevieve-Tweed’s work permit, I would ask them to consider three questions:1. Should employers advertise jobs seeking qualified Bermudians before hiring non-Bermudians? 2. Should foreign nationals provide complete and accurate information... Read more of this article

Column: Taking On AME Is A ‘Losing Proposition’

Column: Taking On AME Is A ‘Losing Proposition’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] According to their website, the African Methodist Episcopal Church [AMEC] grew out of the Free African Society [FAS] which Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others established in Philadelphia in 1787. When officials at St. George’s MEC pulled blacks off their knees while praying, FAS members discovered just... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Fences Is An Intense, Must-See Movie’

Column: ‘Fences Is An Intense, Must-See Movie’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Denzel Washington has done a masterful job doing his third film as Director, as he revisited the celebrated work written by August Wilson, “Fences” – which won major awards when first presented on stage in 1987. Denzel plays the main character –Troy – in this Pulitzer Prize-winning opus; a role he... Read more of this article