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Column: Beyond The Covid-19 Pandemic

Column: Beyond The Covid-19 Pandemic

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King made a transformative speech at the iconic Riverside Baptist Church in New York City, the current epicentre of the pandemic. The address, entitled ‘Beyond Vietnam’, was pivotal in galvanizing an historic, emerging movement against that war. MLK’s speech occurred a year... Read more of this article

Craig Cannonier: “We Are All In This Together”

Craig Cannonier: “We Are All In This Together”

[Column written by Craig Cannonier] We are living in truly extraordinary times and as such, there is no choice but to take extraordinary measures. Self-isolation, self-quarantine and curfews are all necessary if we are to win this war against Covid-19. Make no mistake, this is a war – one that socially and economically Bermuda cannot afford to lose.... Read more of this article

Column: Continue To Excel In Education

Column: Continue To Excel In Education

[Opinion column written by Cole Simons] As parents, grandparents, and students, we must work collectively to ensure that we have a positive outcome during these challenging times. We all must make a contribution to ensure that the delivery of education remains as seamless as possible and that our students are positioned to continue to excel in education. In... Read more of this article

Column: We Need To Protect The Vulnerable

Column: We Need To Protect The Vulnerable

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of National Security Ben Smith] This is the time for the community to pull together. We must think of – and help – the vulnerable, the sick, the elderly and all those who will be most impacted by this crisis. We must think of our front facing workers who will be called upon to put themselves in harm’s... Read more of this article

Column: Remember To Practice Good Self-Care

Column: Remember To Practice Good Self-Care

[Column written by MP Ben Smith] There is not one of us who will escape the impact of the coronavirus – whether it is mentally, physically, emotionally or financially. Businesses are closing, people are working from home, schools are closing, banks are offering economic relief. In light of all of the stress that Covid-19 is causing, we must remember... Read more of this article

Column: Challenging Times, New Opportunities

Column: Challenging Times, New Opportunities

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] March 19, 2020 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day, the sun appears directly over the equator. It’s a time of renewal; new growth. Here in the midst of this pandemic – a challenge unmatched for generations – this milestone offers a time for reflection. The cedar provides us... Read more of this article

Column: Remote Working & Meeting Basics

Column: Remote Working & Meeting Basics

[Opinion column written by Lorene Phillips] We have always known the benefits of working remotely included, among other things, flexibility [work life balance], cost reduction [need for less office space] as well as the ability to effectively collaborate and have meetings globally. As we know, the new Covid-19 pandemic is forcing the world to adapt... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Weldon, Making A Difference

Column: Dr Weldon, Making A Difference

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] In observance of International Women’s Day, the stories of five female pioneers were highlighted: Adele Tucker, Gladys Morrell, Dr Barbara Ball, Rosalind Williams and Dame Lois Brown-Evans. These women, who appreciated that ‘everyone can make a difference’, played transformational roles in 20th Century... Read more of this article

Column: Creating A Net Worth Statement

Column: Creating A Net Worth Statement

[Written by Carla Seely] When the financial markets begin behaving erratically, most people become hyper-focused on their finances, specifically on how the current instability is impacting their net worth. So the question must be asked – How is your financial health? To understand better where your finances stand today and how you can start planning... Read more of this article

Column: Journey Towards Immigration Reform

Column: Journey Towards Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Exactly four years ago this week, thousands of Bermudians embarked on a journey to down tools, take their children out of schools and to leave their homes. This journey took them to the heart of Hamilton, in order to surround Parliament day and night for 5 days. Lest we forget, thousands of Bermudians of... Read more of this article

Column: Women Pioneers Of 20th Century

Column: Women Pioneers Of 20th Century

[Column written by Glenn Fubler and Meredith Ebbin] Bermuda in the 20th century underwent a significant transformation as a society. Here is a summary of the accomplishments of five women who helped make a difference. Adele Tucker: born in 1868 in Warwick; became a teacher after training at the Collegiate Institute in Hamilton. Turn-of-the-century Bermuda... Read more of this article

Column: We Need An Education Authority

Column: We Need An Education Authority

[Column written by Shadow Education Minister Cole Simons] For too long politics has played too big a role in education, a situation that must change if our youth are to achieve their potential and reach the educational heights needed in today’s world. With that in mind, it is now clear that we desperately need an independent Education Authority. It... Read more of this article

Column: Why Hand-Washing Is Really Important

Column: Why Hand-Washing Is Really Important

[Column written by Michelle Sconce Massaquoi] As the threat from the coronavirus grows, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health officials are stressing the importance of hand-washing. Prevention becomes essential to stopping the spread of the virus because there is no vaccine to prevent it and no anti-virals to treat it. How... Read more of this article