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Column: Education And Independent Thinking

Column: Education And Independent Thinking

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons] As a former Education Minister, and the current Shadow Minister of Education, I thought that I would share with the community some ideas I came across after reading an interesting article on education and independent thinking. It had a profound impact on me. It made good food for... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] I finished Part II of this essay by asking our decision makers if they believe 97% of climate scientists are correct in their assertion that climate change is, to a very large degree, the result of burning fossil fuel and, if they do, would they also agree that waiting to see it those scientists are right,... Read more of this article

‘Potential Of Ruining, Rather Than Enhancing’

‘Potential Of Ruining, Rather Than Enhancing’

[Opinion column written by Cheryl-Ann Griffin] Dear Bermuda, I write in response to Mr. Glenn Jones’ letter in yesterday’s Bernews. I write on behalf of those whom Mr. Jones has named as ‘dissenters’. The BTA is, in actuality, attempting to appropriate the success of Shelly Bay, gentrify and contrive activities and events at Shelly Bay and commercialize... Read more of this article

‘Not Commercialisation, It’s Entrepreneurialism’

‘Not Commercialisation, It’s Entrepreneurialism’

[Written by Glenn Jones] Dear Bermuda, The Bermuda Tourism Authority plan for Shelly Bay Beach is not commercialisation, it’s entrepreneurialism. The proposed execution is non-permanent and entirely removable. It’s cost effective and sustainable – utilising the existing power and parking infrastructure at the site. The plan honours the cultural... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Halfway Through The Year

Carla Seely Column: Halfway Through The Year

[Written by Carla Seely] In our home, July marks our ‘check-in’ chats: discussions on any travel plans for the remainder of the year, whether we should upgrade any furniture or get a newer car, and so on. But our biggest and sometimes most ‘heated’ chat is regarding the semi-annual review of our finances and update of our ‘net worth statement’. Let’s... Read more of this article

Column: Impact And Treatment Of Obesity

Column: Impact And Treatment Of Obesity

[Written by Dr Fatima Cody Stanford] As many know, obesity is now classified as a disease by several medical organizations, including the American Medical Association [AMA], the organization that represents doctors nationwide in the U.S. Taking away the blame For people who struggle with their weight and the physicians who care for them, this designation... Read more of this article

Column: Reflecting On Visit To Cayman Islands

Column: Reflecting On Visit To Cayman Islands

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Located approximately 450 miles south or 90 minutes flying time from Miami are the three beautiful sister islands of; Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Collectively known as The Cayman Islands. Recently Grand Cayman served as the host island for the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s... Read more of this article

Column: Revealed In Empire Windrush Archive

Column: Revealed In Empire Windrush Archive

[Written by James Procter] When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in Essex on June 22, 1948 it was carrying a crowded cargo of around 500 West Indian settlers dressed in their Sunday best. Britain is marking the 70th anniversary of that now legendary story of arrival, which is said to herald the beginning of postwar mass migration to Britain. But... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Pure Politics Of Misinformation At Best’

Column: ‘Pure Politics Of Misinformation At Best’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley] At times, just as it is wise to give a fish some line to get hooked, it is also prudent to let a politician talk. Recently, after comments by MP Zane DeSilva regarding the relationship between the US and Bermuda and any treaty violations against the OBA Government on the... Read more of this article

Column: Why Men Should Do Yoga

Column: Why Men Should Do Yoga

[Written by Robin Holder] While yoga may be more popular with women there are many benefits of a regular practice that appeal to men. It’s time to man up and get on the mat. Yoga is perhaps the best way to balance out your workout routine or find that perfect cross training option. For athletes engaged in active sports such as soccer, rugby, weight... Read more of this article

Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

Column: Proud To Embrace Caribbean Heritage

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “They don’t want to see us unite: All they want us to do is keep on fussing and fighting. They don’t want to see us live together” – Bob Marley For centuries Bermudians have been conditioned to think of those from other islands as less than themWe were conditioned to not unite with... Read more of this article

Column: Canvassing – Facts vs. Fiction

Column: Canvassing – Facts vs. Fiction

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] It seems to be a pattern of the One Bermuda Alliance [OBA] to constantly attempt to produce “fake news” prior to General Elections and or Bye-Elections. Prior to the General Election of 2017 they spent an enormous amount of funds on adverts to scaremonger the voting public into believing that the Progressive... Read more of this article

Column: Planning For Your Child’s Education

Column: Planning For Your Child’s Education

[Written by Carla Seely] As parents, you want to make sure your children have the best education possible, yet the cost of schooling and university can be extremely high. The money that you spend on your children’s education can be one of your largest lifetime expenses, so saving early is key. Starting to save early will enable you and your child... Read more of this article