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Column: Work To Turn This Situation Around

Column: Work To Turn This Situation Around

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Michael Dunkley] “If you do not have a record to run on then paint your opponent as someone to run from.” - Former President Barack Obama. It is so typical of the PLP to try and paint the One Bermuda Alliance in the worst possible light at every opportunity to take the focus off their own failures prior to... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Clean Up The OBA’s $165 Million Mess’

Column: ‘Clean Up The OBA’s $165 Million Mess’

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Michael Scott] By all indications, when the Dunkley Administration decided to gamble with $165 million in taxpayer’s money, they knew that the Morgan’s Point project was on shaky financial footing. That begs the question; why take such a risky high stakes gamble with so much of the people’s money? One... Read more of this article

Column: Government Healthcare Reform Goals

Column: Government Healthcare Reform Goals

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Education Senator Jason Hayward] The Bermuda Health Strategy Report 2014 – 2019 states, “Compared to other high-income countries Bermuda’s health system is not providing value for money as measured by health outcomes for the level of expenditure.” It is indisputable that Bermuda’s health system... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Trapped In The Middle

Carla Seely Column: Trapped In The Middle

[Written by Carla Seely] Have you ever been in a situation where you are trying to balance your own finances while having to shell out money to everyone else? The reality is that more and more people are facing difficult family challenges, and that becomes far more emotional if you are being impacted financially. Those hit the hardest are the ‘Sandwich... Read more of this article

Column: Rev Foster Was An ‘Iconic Clergyman’

Column: Rev Foster Was An ‘Iconic Clergyman’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Last week saw the peaceful passing of Reverend T. Wendell Foster at his home in New York after decades of service in the U.S. and Bermuda. It happens that I had the fortune of catching up with this mentor and his extended family during his visit to the island around Cup Match 2019. Foster, who was born 95 years... Read more of this article

Column: Education Minister On SCARS Training

Column: Education Minister On SCARS Training

[Column written by Minister of Education Diallo Rabain] “The safety of children is paramount to the Ministry and Department of Education”. This is a statement I have said many times and in different ways over the last year. It is a statement I stand by and is not to be limited to physical health alone. The emotional well-being of students is... Read more of this article

Column: Labour Day: A Reminder of Solidarity

Column: Labour Day: A Reminder of Solidarity

[Written by Glenn Fubler] On Labour Day 2018, while pushing a friend – Alvin Williams – in a wheelchair into a KEMH elevator, an acquaintance called out to me that he thought that I would be at Union Square at that time. His comment sparked the thought that assisting someone with their regular Dialysis treatment captured the essence of the spirit... Read more of this article

Vejay Steede Column: ‘Four Verses & A Comma’

Vejay Steede Column: ‘Four Verses & A Comma’

[Opinion column written by Vejay Steede] It’s Pride Week! What a wonderful time we live in! Seeing the outpouring of support and well wishes for Bermuda’s LGBTQ community recently has been distinctly heartwarming. We are, it seems, making progress toward true enlightenment. Acceptance of what most heterosexual, cisgender Bermudians would probably,... Read more of this article

Double Meaning For ‘Proud To Be Bermudian’

Double Meaning For ‘Proud To Be Bermudian’

[Written by Zakiya Johnson Lord] The hashtag #ProudtobeBermudian gets to take on a double meaning on August 31st. As Bermuda prepares to host its first Pride event, it feels significant to place it within the broader Bermudian context. For me, Pride feels like an extension of who Bermuda and her people have always been. We take pride in ourselves wherever... Read more of this article

Column: Carla Seely On Pension Rollovers

Column: Carla Seely On Pension Rollovers

[Written by Carla Seely] Gone are the days when people worked for the same employer for 50 years. By the time we retire, most of us will have worked at several different companies, perhaps in different countries and even in different industries. In the course of your career, you probably will have accumulated pension money through a company pension... Read more of this article

Column: Michael Dunkley On Casino Gaming

Column: Michael Dunkley On Casino Gaming

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Dunkley] On March 1st 2019, Minister Dickinson provided the House of Assembly with a statement “Update on the Work of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission.” I was naturally interested in this update as gaming is an amenity which can benefit our hospitality industry and Bermuda. In addition, there has been an... Read more of this article

Column: Minister Rabain On ASD Programme

Column: Minister Rabain On ASD Programme

[Opinion column written by Minister of Education Diallo Rabain] Education is not only the foundation for success in people’s lives; it is also something that enhances people’s lives. Every child should have access to a high-quality education so that they may live their life to the fullest extent. The Bermuda Public School System [BPSS] is a comprehensive... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Experiential Learning At Its Best’

Column: ‘Experiential Learning At Its Best’

[Opinion column written by Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain] In my Motion to Adjourn speech on July 19th , I stated that I intend to be the longest serving Education Minister in Bermuda. This was not said to be vain, but was said because I recognize how disruptive it can be to our education system to have a revolving door of Ministers of Education.... Read more of this article