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Column: Ramadan Month Of Fasting Part III

Column: Ramadan Month Of Fasting Part III

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Part III – The blessings Ramadan Muslims recently welcomed the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan. During this month, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from all food and drinks. Allah the Almighty graciously granted the Muslims a whole month, namely Ramadan, every year to reap the benefits of worship and... Read more of this article

Column: Issues ‘Too Important For Partisanship’

Column: Issues ‘Too Important For Partisanship’

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Scott Pearman] It will very soon be my one year anniversary as an elected MP. People often ask me how I am finding it up on the Hill. My first year as the newest member of the House has certainly been interesting, sometimes frustrating, and, occasionally, profound. The legislation is probably the most “interesting”... Read more of this article

Column: Open Letter To President Of South Africa

Column: Open Letter To President Of South Africa

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Dear Mr. President, I am writing to offer you and your team best wishes, following your recent mandate for a new term, as a result of the just-completed General Elections in South Africa. I do so, on behalf of a group of Bermudians, listed below. The group of us are only a small representation of the many Bermudians... Read more of this article

Column: Ramadan Month Of Fasting Part II

Column: Ramadan Month Of Fasting Part II

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Part II – The purpose of Ramadan Muslims recently welcomed the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan. During this month, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from all food and drinks. An early breakfast is usually taken before dawn. Abstention from food is not the only purpose of Ramadan. Ramadan has been derived... Read more of this article

Column: Modernized Liquor Licencing Process

Column: Modernized Liquor Licencing Process

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Scott] I join Bermudians of all walks of life in celebrating the coming into operation of the Liquor Licence Amendment Act 2019 earlier this week. The amendments represent the first comprehensive legislative overhaul of Bermuda’s liquor licensing regime in nearly half a century. This demonstrates not only the... Read more of this article

Column: Creating 5 Yr Action Plan For Retirement

Column: Creating 5 Yr Action Plan For Retirement

[Written by Carla Seely] Start with your current financial situation, specifically pay attention to how you can start to maximize your income and begin to reduce your expenses. For a lot of people, planning for retirement normally starts about five years ahead of schedule.Below is a helpful guide on areas that you should focus on. [It is important... Read more of this article

Column: Ramadan Islamic Month Of Fasting

Column: Ramadan Islamic Month Of Fasting

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] This week, Muslims around the world welcomed the month of fasting, Ramadan. Fasting is an institution found in all world religions in one shape or other. Fasting in Islam was first prescribed in the year 2 A.H. [After Hijrah, equivalent 624 A.D.], when the following verse was revealed in the Holy Qur’an: “O ye who... Read more of this article

Column: Businesses Using Technology Well

Column: Businesses Using Technology Well

[Opinion column written by Gilbert Darrell] I was listening the other day to John Livesay’s podcast with Erik Qualman. It’s a great episode on how to be a business leader in a world now consumed by technology, social media and hyper connected devices. In the conversation he discusses how Howard Shultz from Starbucks, who went from leaving the company,... Read more of this article

OBA: “Premier Missed Two Opportunities”

OBA: “Premier Missed Two Opportunities”

“The Premier missed two opportunities when he promoted Wayne Furbert as Minister for Cabinet,”: OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said. Mr Cannonier said, “The Premier said Mr Furbert had a vast amount of experience. If that is so, isn’t that experience wasted on a Ministry that never previously existed and which fell under the Premier’s... Read more of this article

Column: Credit Cards, Fintech & Job Losses

Column: Credit Cards, Fintech & Job Losses

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] “Do You Take Credit Cards?” When did you last hear someone say that? If I had to guess, for most people, perhaps 2 or 3 years ago. Perhaps at a cafe, in a taxi? But it is unbelievably rare now. Bermuda’s oldest bank, The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, announced two weeks ago that it had to... Read more of this article

Column: Share The Puzzle, Autism Awareness

Column: Share The Puzzle, Autism Awareness

[Written by MP Tinee Furbert] April has come to an end, a month that has been full of activity recognizing autism awareness. I am reminded of the person who asked me “are we doing enough for people with autism?” I had to say, “Well look around. How are you supporting someone with autism?” Awareness of any condition people live with fosters a... Read more of this article

Put Your Best Foot Forward, Make A Difference

Put Your Best Foot Forward, Make A Difference

[Column written by End-to-End Board Chair Anne Mello] There is nothing that matches it. What else involves walking, cycling, paddle boarding, swimming or rowing? Of course you know, or could hazard a good guess, because the AXA End-to-End is now one of the most established events on the Bermuda calendar with more than 47,000 people having taken part,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Deflection, The PLP’s Modus Operandi’

Column: ‘Deflection, The PLP’s Modus Operandi’

[Opinion column written by OBA Leader Craig Cannonier + Updated] Michael Weeks, in a recent article, accused the One Bermuda Alliance of being revisionist. I thought it was a wonderful piece of deflection – the PLP’s usual modus operandi – which ordinarily is not worth the time it takes to read, let alone reply. This one was different however,... Read more of this article