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Column: The Life & Legacy Of L. Frederick Wade

Column: The Life & Legacy Of L. Frederick Wade

[Opinion column written by Walter Roban] On 13 August 1996, Leonard Frederick Wade, Leader of Bermuda Progressive Labour Party [PLP], suddenly passed away while he prepared to go on a CPA trip to Singapore. His passing saddened and shocked the whole island and brought a major transition to the Bermuda political landscape. Other than his family and... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Greatest Hope For Medal

Column: Bermuda’s Greatest Hope For Medal

[Written by Chris Famous] For the people of America they had faith in Michael Phelps bringing home the gold in his swimming events. Additionally, they had faith in Simone Biles to bring home the gold in gymnastics. And boy did they deliver. For the people of Jamaica they had faith in Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell to bring home the gold medals in track... Read more of this article

Column: Wayne Scott On Airport Development

Column: Wayne Scott On Airport Development

[Opinion column written by Minister Wayne Scott] Cost overruns can have a crushing effect on those who negotiate building contracts. They can turn something that at first seemed a good, affordable investment into a budgetary nightmare, one that weakens financial foundations. It’s the same for an ordinary homeowner trying to build an extension onto... Read more of this article

Column: Manage Money To Plan For Unexpected

Column: Manage Money To Plan For Unexpected

[Written by Carla Seely] Speak with anyone who’s been in an emergency situation like a fire, flood or car accident and they’ll say the same thing “I never expected this to happen”! The biggest challenge with emergencies is not only are you dealing emotionally with the aftermath of the event, you are also dealing with it financially. A large... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Role In Brexit Negotiations

Column: Bermuda’s Role In Brexit Negotiations

[Opinion column written by Gregory Francis] As interested parties queue to gain access to the table – or at least the overflow CCTV room – in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, Bermuda seems to have lost pole position to the more agile Crown Dependencies. On 30 July the UK Prime Minister said she appreciated the Crown Dependencies’ belief they... Read more of this article

Column: Approach To Public Sector Management

Column: Approach To Public Sector Management

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] For decades, the method of public sector governance in Bermuda has not experienced much change. In fact, until the OBA Government’s establishment of the SAGE Commission in 2013, public service studies had been conducted without any large-scale discussion or implementation. Yes, the service did evolve and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Substantive Action To Curb Trends’

Column: ‘Substantive Action To Curb Trends’

[Opinion column written by Senator Marc Daniels] As we move about the community, our countrymen are saying time and time again that they are tired of politicians politicizing crime as if they can singularly and magically make criminality disappear overnight. Bermudians are telling us that words of condemnation and sympathy alone cannot curb the negative... Read more of this article

Column: 182nd Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

Column: 182nd Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Today, 1st August 2016 is the actual 182nd anniversary of Emancipation Day, 1st August 1834. Past political and racial shenanigans caused Bermuda’s machinery of Government to legislate that Emancipation Day would be a shifting date falling in either late July or early August. However, like Christmas Day... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Patience, Determination And Tenacity’

Column: ‘Patience, Determination And Tenacity’

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] What does success look like? For the BDA this month, it looked like the smile on the face of former resident Eric Bertrand when he confirmed he was completing the process of opening a new Bermuda office for his global fund administration firm, Centaur Fund Services. Centaur already administers $12 billion in New... Read more of this article

Column: How Should Bermuda Handle Brexit?

Column: How Should Bermuda Handle Brexit?

[Opinion column written by Gregory Francis] Being There for Brexit Bermuda’s Premier is in the dark about Brexit. So is the UK PM in many respects. But the challenge that Premier Dunkley faces, like all past heads of government, is how to stay informed so that events in London don’t take you by surprise. As Bermuda decides just what it wants from... Read more of this article

Column: Famous ‘Cup Match Is Your Heritage’

Column: Famous ‘Cup Match Is Your Heritage’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Originally I was going to sit and write a piece about Cup Match history and the usual banter that is part of Bermudian culture during this time of year.  I was going to write about the vast differences between those that support the colours of red and blue and those who support the colours of blue and bluer. I... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

Column: ‘Economic Diversification Via FinTech’

[Opinion column written by Senator Renee Ming] In the 2015 Throne Speech Reply, delivered by Opposition Leader Marc Bean, key references were made to ways in which a PLP government would further economic development in Bermuda. These references were also included in the 2016 Budget Reply by Shadow Finance Minister, Mr. E. David Burt, which laid the... Read more of this article

Column: “Bermuda That Works For Bermudians”

Column: “Bermuda That Works For Bermudians”

[Opinion column written by MP Jamahl Simmons] Across the island, there is a growing sense that something is deeply wrong in Bermuda. For too many of us the economy isn’t working for us. Many of us have come to the realization that the people we elected to government have spent more time looking down on us than standing strong for us. Our people... Read more of this article