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Column: Regulatory Capture, Illusion Of Protection

Column: Regulatory Capture, Illusion Of Protection

[Opinion column written by Ryan Robinson Perinchief]A grocery store which repeatedly sells expired foods has never been penalised.A power company pollutes a neighbouring community with harmful soot but doesn’t fall foul of environmental regulations.An association blocks a newcomer’s license to prevent competitors from entering the market.An... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Financial Reality Check

Carla Seely Column: Financial Reality Check

[Written by Carla Seely] I, like about 90% of the world’s population, would quite happily see the door closing on 2020. I am tired of hearing the words – lockdown, COVID-19, elections, Brexit, 5G and all the conspiracies associated with them. There is no doubt that this year has been a tough year for almost everyone. Never in my lifetime did... Read more of this article

Column: “Did Not Vote Won By A Landslide”

Column: “Did Not Vote Won By A Landslide”

[Opinion column written by Shadow Legal Affairs Minister Scott Pearman] So, did you vote in the Election last month? Really? Well you’re not alone, but the voter numbers may surprise you. Over 20,000 registered Bermudian voters did not vote. Yes, over 20,000. That means nearly half of our 46,311 registered voters shunned the Polls. This is a staggeringly... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Government Felt Responsibility To Act’

Column: ‘Government Felt Responsibility To Act’

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jache Adams] Unprecedented times often call for unprecedented measures. The recent announcement by the Minister of Finance regarding the Government providing loans to former Fairmont Southampton employees once again demonstrates this Government’s ability to be adaptable, innovative and progressive during these challenging... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Little Guy Takes The Largest Hits’

Column: ‘Little Guy Takes The Largest Hits’

[Opinion column written by former OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] The worldwide pandemic has put additional strain on our already struggling economy. We are witnessing the beginning of the tough times to come, and now we must question whether our hospital is being properly supported, as it is crucial during this global pandemic. We have seen pay cuts... Read more of this article

Column: IAC Response To 2020 Throne Speech

Column: IAC Response To 2020 Throne Speech

[Opinion column written by Dr Nicola Paugh] The Inter Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC] welcomes the Government’s 2020 Throne Speech. From early in the speech and throughout, the Government makes a clear commitment to social priorities. In 2014, IAC conducted a comprehensive Assessment of the Situation of Children and Families in Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Marcus Jones Column: Final Days Of The BTA

Marcus Jones Column: Final Days Of The BTA

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Marcus Jones] “We regret to announce the death of the Bermuda Tourism Authority in its seventh year of existence.” The funeral director has been engaged, pallbearers chosen, and the obituary has been carefully crafted. The BTA family has requested privacy at this time, so there will be no wake. You get the... Read more of this article

Column: Let Peace Begin With You And I

Column: Let Peace Begin With You And I

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] November 11th, Armistice Day marked the end of World War I in 1918, a return to peace after unprecedented devastation. That war – mainly in Europe – was known as “the war to end all wars.” That hope was set aside when within two subsequent decades, World War II began in Europe with the Nazi war... Read more of this article

Column: Get Govt Finances & Reporting In Order

Column: Get Govt Finances & Reporting In Order

[Opinion column written by Karen Hodgkins] It seems that the cycle of qualified reports of Government departments never ends. Government Auditor General after Auditor General continues to tell the same story. Lack of reporting of funds spent by the government and where the money went. How can we trust the current Government with our taxes, and presumably... Read more of this article

Column: Senator Owen Darrell On Education

Column: Senator Owen Darrell On Education

[Opinion column written by Senator Owen Darrell] October 2020 saw the start of the next phase of the Ministry of Education’s school transformation process; the consultative phase of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party’s promise to the people of Bermuda to enact education Reform that includes the removal of middle schools and transform the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: Innovative Approach, Collaborative Spirit

Column: Innovative Approach, Collaborative Spirit

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] During the opening of the Bermuda High School for Girls’ Innovation Centre on Sunday, November 1, Mariette Savoie, the chairwoman of the school, said, “From the beginning, our vision was that this space would be shared with young people across Bermuda.” She went on to say, “I look forward to... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Elections During 2020

Column: Caribbean Elections During 2020

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] For decades there has been a false narrative that elections in the Caribbean region were fraught with corruption, tainted votes and invalid outcomes. So persistent was this narrative, that many of Caribbean elections have had to have outside observers from the United Kingdom, European Union and or some other... Read more of this article

Column: Upcoming U.S. General Elections

Column: Upcoming U.S. General Elections

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] 2020 has been exceptional in many ways; with COVID 19 and the uncommon drama of the upcoming U.S. General Elections The Pandemic spread across the globe, with varied impacts in different jurisdictions. Most countries responded reasonably. However, the United States, with less than 5% of the world’s population,... Read more of this article