Tag: Opinion columns

Opinion: “Must Not Let Mega Ship Plan Happen”

Opinion: “Must Not Let Mega Ship Plan Happen”

[Opinion column written by Rachael Gosling] This letter is an open letter to the Minister of the Environment, the Government and the People of Bermuda. Dear Minister, It appears to me that this Government is determined to walk down the path of accommodating the post-Panamax Mega cruise ships here in Bermuda, just like the last Government was planning... Read more of this article

Opinion: Premier On OBA’s Two Years In Office

Opinion: Premier On OBA’s Two Years In Office

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] Greetings Bermuda! It has now been two years since the One Bermuda Alliance was elected to office. Our goal from Day One has been to get Bermuda moving forward again –growing jobs and opportunities, restoring financial stability and making the Island work better for one and all. We were elected,... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: “Two Nuggets & Three Issues”

Opinion Column: “Two Nuggets & Three Issues”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] If, as I wrote last week, Bermuda’s recession ends with GDP rising as much as 15% – 16%, and Bermuda gets back to providing 38,000 jobs with every currently unemployed Bermudian re-absorbed into the economy; then Bermuda will have resolved the first of three issues currently bedevilling Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Videos: Chris Famous Interviews Rev. Tweed

Videos: Chris Famous Interviews Rev. Tweed

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Roughly two years ago a plane landed at L.F. Wade Airport and off stepped some passengers. Walking up to the Customs and Immigration desk line was a man of Bermudian heritage. He presented his documents and then collected his baggage. Little did he know not only had he picked up his own baggage, but he was soon... Read more of this article

Family Centre Series: “Balanced Discipline”

Family Centre Series: “Balanced Discipline”

[Written by Family Centre Counsellor, Christyn Blanchette] Discipline is a two-sided coin. On the one hand its purpose is to train a child to obey the rules and codes of behavior using punishment as a consequence for disobedience; on the other hand, to discipline a child is to also teach them to own their behavior and to receive the positive consequences... Read more of this article

Opinion: Sen. Daniels On Tackling Gang Violence

Opinion: Sen. Daniels On Tackling Gang Violence

[Opinion column written by Senator Marc Daniels] Recently OBA Senator and Junior Minister of National Security Jeff Baron stated that, in his view, “we are stronger than any gangs, stronger than any sub-communities, stronger than any root causes.” While I accept that the Senator’s contribution is filled with good intentions, I humbly... Read more of this article

Opinion: Starling On Ending The PitBull Ban

Opinion: Starling On Ending The PitBull Ban

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] The pit-bull ban, or to be exact the prohibition on certain breeds of dogs [there are actually ten prohibited breeds, twelve if you include ‘wolf’ and ‘wolf hybrid’] is one of those pieces of legislation in Bermuda that I think can properly be called examples of ‘panic policies’. These are laws... Read more of this article

Opinion: Middle Class Under “Serious Threat”

Opinion: Middle Class Under “Serious Threat”

[Opinion column written by Erwin P. Adderley and David J. Tavares] So far, in our writings, we have presented to you, my fellow Bermudians, the true fact is that you are able to be replaced in our new global economic business model. For the past 20 years you have and still are being hood-winked into thinking that you are the ultimate beneficiary, when... Read more of this article

Opinion: Auditor’s Report On Port Royal Costs

Opinion: Auditor’s Report On Port Royal Costs

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Susan Jackson] The Auditor General’s Report into the then-Government’s handling of the upgrade of the Port Royal Golf Course was hair-raising stuff. Many of the checks and balances the Government has carefully put into place over the years to oversee the spending of public money on large public projects went out... Read more of this article

Opinion: Bringing Forward Real Ideas, Solutions

Opinion: Bringing Forward Real Ideas, Solutions

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] At the most recent sitting of the House of Assembly sitting on Friday, the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party demonstrated our commitment to putting forward new ideas and solutions to challenges facing Bermudians. The PLP led debate on four pieces of legislation designed to change the laws in Bermuda... Read more of this article


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