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Column: ‘Film Is Engaging, Thought Provoking

Column: ‘Film Is Engaging, Thought Provoking

[Written by Dr Kuni Frith] I recently had the opportunity to view one of the most talked about documentaries of the year at BUEI entitled Heal. Director Kelly Noonan Gores brilliantly captures testimonials from individuals who experienced health transformations beyond the boundaries of modern day allopathic science. The film is a gripping, engaging,... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Undefeated Was An Enthralling Event’

Column: ‘Undefeated Was An Enthralling Event’

[Written by Vejay Steede] Saturday night ended hard. So hard that I didn’t want to write this. After a long evening of combat sports competition, all I keep seeing is Nikki laying under the bottom rope just a yard to my right, struggling to get to his feet before the referee reached the dreaded ten count. In wanted to reach out and pick him up. I... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Not Allow Closed Mindedness To Win’

Column: ‘Not Allow Closed Mindedness To Win’

[Opinion column written by Michael Fahy] Over a week ago, the Minister of Home Affairs, Walton Brown advised the Bermuda public that he would be introducing the Domestic Partnership Act 2017 following a 13 day period of consultation with stakeholders. In short, the proposals will end the rights of same sex couples to enter in a marriage in Bermuda and... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Are You A Risk Taker?

Carla Seely Column: Are You A Risk Taker?

[Written by Carla Seely] Speak to anyone who has decided to go it alone and open a business, and you’ll discover that they understand the term “risk”. My 98-year-old grandfather is one of those people. During his thirties, he opened a business from his backyard, and whenever I have spoken to him about it, he has always been honest: there... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Scope And Speed Of ILS Development’

Column: ‘Scope And Speed Of ILS Development’

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] I was privileged to join a group of venerable industry leaders this month on a panel about the power of disruption. It was a discussion hosted by the Bermuda Under 40s Reinsurance Group about the innovative influence of the Bermuda market to transform this industry in 2017, the way it has for decades. In a globalised... Read more of this article

Column: Hurricane’s Unusual Path To Ireland

Column: Hurricane’s Unusual Path To Ireland

[Written by Alexander Roberts] Hurricane Ophelia, by then downgraded to Storm Ophelia, reached Ireland on Monday October 16. At the time of writing there had already been three deaths and countless reports of severe damage to buildings and fallen trees. Unlike other severe storms to reach Ireland and Britain, such as the 1987 Great Storm, Ophelia was... Read more of this article

Column: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Column: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

[Written by MP Tinee Furbert] As we acknowledge October as being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we must also recognize the many amazing people who have experienced the fight of breast cancer in their lifetime. We are also reminded of those who have lost their lives to the disease. Bermuda’s community organizations work very hard to raise breast cancer... Read more of this article

Column: Links Between Hurricanes, Immigration

Column: Links Between Hurricanes, Immigration

[Opinion column written by Dean Yang and Parag Mahajan] In the last few weeks, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Katia have cut paths of destruction in the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S. While recovery and reconstruction will be an immense effort in Houston and Miami, it will likely be slower in poorer and smaller countries outside the U.S. There, many people... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: The Cost Of Living Longer

Carla Seely Column: The Cost Of Living Longer

[Written by Carla Seely] Ask yourself a question – If a scientist could create a pill that allowed you to live another 10 to 20 years, extending your lifespan to between 110 and 115 years, would you take it? Well, I can certainly answer that question: Definitely not! It doesn’t matter whether the quality of life is there or not, financially I couldn’t... Read more of this article

Column: Land Tax Bills After Selling House?

Column: Land Tax Bills After Selling House?

[Written by Harry Kessaram] Remember learning about the Boston Tea party in history class and the rallying cry, “no taxation without representation”? Well, if you find yourself being billed for land tax on a house you’ve sold, that could be a case of “taxation without accurate representation”. Simply put, you may still be represented as the... Read more of this article

Column:’Shenanigans By Grown Adults’ In House

Column:’Shenanigans By Grown Adults’ In House

[Opinion column written by Future Bermuda Alliance chair Justin Mathias] Last week Friday was my first time sitting in the House of Assembly, and what a day that was. Being a student of Bermudian politics for the last 15 years and listening to the House religiously, and hearing some of the shenanigans by grown adults while real issues that affect Bermudians... Read more of this article

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

[Opinion column written by Paul Hare] When the Brexit referendum result was announced last June, I was working on the Turks and Caicos Islands, one of the UK’s overseas territories in the Caribbean. A collection of about 40 tropical islands, of which eight are inhabited, people there were shocked at the result. They were annoyed they hadn’t had... Read more of this article

Column: Storms & Bermuda-Based Re/Insurers

Column: Storms & Bermuda-Based Re/Insurers

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Thirty years ago, Hurricane Emily hit Bermuda. She was a Cat 1 storm—and the first major tempest of its kind that many islanders can remember. The previous hurricane that strong was back in 1948. Emily made landfall on September 25, 1987, packing 90-mile-per-hour winds, gusts up to 112, and even a few tornadoes. Emily’s... Read more of this article