Tag: #OpinionColumns

“Continued Shrinkage Is Slow Economic Poison”

“Continued Shrinkage Is Slow Economic Poison”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] As though hit by a poisonous gas seeping into the air that we breath, it has happened. Bermudians have begun heading for extinction. Dying off. Bermuda has entered a new era. Stumbling towards it for over fifteen years, in 2014, Bermudians began dying faster than they were being born. In 2014, Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Opinion: 3.806 Million Square Miles Of Marriage

Opinion: 3.806 Million Square Miles Of Marriage

[Opinion column written by Shari-Lynn Pringle] “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were.” [Justice Kennedy] The historic ruling by the U.S Supreme Court will send ripples... Read more of this article

Column: Govt’s “Half-Time” Financial Report

Column: Govt’s “Half-Time” Financial Report

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] This is the 130th week-in-power for this Administration. It is the halfway mark in a five year, 260 week term that must, for all practical purposes, end by December 18th 2017. What has been achieved since kick-off on December 18th 2012? [All the observations refer to matters that are specifically in the actual... Read more of this article

Column: A Non-Traditional Path To Success

Column: A Non-Traditional Path To Success

[Written by Cindy Campbell, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development, the Argus Group] It seems appropriate in this season of graduations and new beginnings to look at how I came to have a wide variety of jobs, including my current position as Executive Vice President of Strategic Development for the Argus Group. Having majored in the performing... Read more of this article

Opinion: Benefits Of The New Vending Act

Opinion: Benefits Of The New Vending Act

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Home Affairs Sylvan Richards] With today’s challenging economic climate, more and more Bermudians have turned to vending to make a living, especially those who would otherwise be unemployed. Bermudians are getting commercially creative and this Government encourages that entrepreneurial spirit. This is... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: “Chasing Young Travel Money”

Opinion Column: “Chasing Young Travel Money”

[Opinion column written by Glenn Jones] I attended my 20-year prep school reunion last week. Something interesting happened. In the inevitable conversations about family and career, a handful of my former classmates leaned forward to hear me talk about my work at the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA]. These old pals had visited here before, but hadn’t... Read more of this article

Social Media Postings Were “Simply Unkind”

Social Media Postings Were “Simply Unkind”

[Opinion column written by Shari-Lynn Pringle] If there’s anything that the recent Bermuda social media debacle highlighted is that some people have too much time on their hands and not enough love in their hearts. During a month that I’ve tried to lay low on social media, it is extremely difficult to watch what is in play and not say something. Don... Read more of this article

June TV: New Shows And Specials On Cable

June TV: New Shows And Specials On Cable

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] “A Midseason Night’s Dream” There are dozens of new series coming out this midseason, from drama and history to nature and reality shows. Here is a small slice of what you can discover this month. “Preach” – Series Premiere – Friday, June 5, at 11pm on Lifetime In... Read more of this article

“We Want To See Them Live A Healthy Life”

“We Want To See Them Live A Healthy Life”

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] We all have a mother, a sister, an aunty, a god-ma, girlfriend, or wife in our life that we love dearly. Undoubtedly, we want to see them live a full, healthy and prosperous life. Think about them as you read. Bermudians of all ages, race, and social classes are concerned by the governments proposed legislative... Read more of this article

Column: Evolving Cancer Screening Guidelines

Column: Evolving Cancer Screening Guidelines

[Opinion column written by Dr. Michael R. Weitekamp MD, M.H.A., Chief of Staff, Bermuda Hospitals Board] The recent public, political and social media backlash against the change in mammogram screening guidelines issued by the United States Preventive Services Taskforce [USPSTF] and adopted within the Standard Health Benefit [SHB - formally known as... Read more of this article

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