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Carla Seely Column: CFO Of Home Operations

Carla Seely Column: CFO Of Home Operations

[Written by Carla Seely] In every family, one of the most important discussions is to appoint someone to take charge of the family finances. Whether it is yourself or your partner doesn’t really matter – whoever takes on the role recognizes that the financial stress will be a constant challenge and they have to take responsibility for navigating... Read more of this article

Column: OBA On DCFS Office Relocation Cost

Column: OBA On DCFS Office Relocation Cost

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Robin Tucker] Recently there has been discussion in the media around the PLP’s surprising decision to relocate the Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS] from offices on Victoria Street, where annually DCFS was paying less than $300,000 in rent, to offices in 131 Front Street, a building owned by PLP... Read more of this article

Column: Smith On Education, Teachers & More

Column: Smith On Education, Teachers & More

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Ben Smith] We have all heard of the fundamentals for Education being reading, writing and arithmetic. I believe we need to look at the real fundamental which is good teachers working with engaged students. At the heart of a strong education system will be passionate teachers that are respected by their community... Read more of this article

Column: Questions About Fishing Cooperative

Column: Questions About Fishing Cooperative

[Opinion column written by BEST's Kim Smith] Following the joint public announcement on September 30th 2020 by the Government and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] about the launch of the Bermuda Triangle Fishing Cooperative [BTFC], and the stated intent to “significantly increase Bermuda’s annual local catch”, BEST reached out... Read more of this article

Column: Valentine’s Day Gifts & Pizza Class

Column: Valentine’s Day Gifts & Pizza Class

[Opinion column written by Agathe Holowatinc] Valentine’s Day is coming up! Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not, this is a great time to celebrate love in all of its forms. Feel free to think outside the box and celebrate the love you have for your parents, siblings, children, best friends, anyone else close to you, plus the love you... Read more of this article

Column: OBA’s Smith On Immigration Reform

Column: OBA’s Smith On Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Ben Smith] It was with a mix of surprise and frustration that I saw the headline on January 26th that Minister Hayward was warning that we need immigration reform or fall off a fiscal cliff. It has taken forever for the PLP to come to this position. The fact that the delays have been caused by the reform being... Read more of this article

Column: How To Build A Buddha Bowl

Column: How To Build A Buddha Bowl

[Opinion column written by Agathe Holowatinc] Buddha bowls are popping up on menus everywhere, not to mention on blogs, Pintrest, Instagram, and all over the internet, so I wanted to shine some light on what they are, what makes them awesome and healthy and how you can make them at home. Also, to be honest, Teresa [the co-founder of FUELLED] WhatsApp’d... Read more of this article

Column: Why Is It Important To Get The Flu Shot

Column: Why Is It Important To Get The Flu Shot

[Column written by Dr Amir Mohareb] Every year, millions of people get the flu, a respiratory illness that causes cold-like symptoms that can range from mild to very severe. In recent years, the Bermuda Ministry of Health has reported ‘above normal’ spikes in flu cases and this year’s flu season is especially unique as it intersects with the coronavirus... Read more of this article

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Immigration

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Immigration

[Opinion column written by Dwayne Robinson] Immigration has long been a heated and contentious topic. One side of the political spectrum believes immigration policies have been weaponised to prop up white oligarchs, while the other side believes our immigration policies are not liberal enough and that we have been stifled by xenophobia. Whether you... Read more of this article

Column: Rediscovery Of The Bermuda Cahow

Column: Rediscovery Of The Bermuda Cahow

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The January 28, 1951 rediscovery of the Cahow – a sea bird which once flourished in Bermuda, but was thought to be extinct for 300 years – was a watershed event. That revelation had both local and global implications as it was symbolic of the type of rebirth being manifested in that era following the... Read more of this article

Column: Business With No Fixed Address

Column: Business With No Fixed Address

[Written by Carla Seely] For a lot of people, gone are the days of being chained to a desk in a nine-to-five job, punching a time card in Monday through to Friday and dreading backed up traffic on Harbour Road. Over the last ten years there has been a lot of talk about “flexible hours”, “remote access” and “hot-desking”. There has also been... Read more of this article

Column: Privacy Options With Messenger Apps

Column: Privacy Options With Messenger Apps

[Column written by Bermuda’s Privacy Commissioner Alexander White] In this series, we discuss privacy topics that relate to common technology services, and privacy-enhancing options. It’s probably safe to describe WhatsApp use in Bermuda as “fairly popular.” One of the first questions I was asked when relocating was, “Do... Read more of this article

Column: Charitable Donations, Union, Law

Column: Charitable Donations, Union, Law

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Robin Tucker] The Senate reconvenes on Wednesday for the first time after the Christmas and New Year festivities to debate several pieces of legislation that if passed, will become law. Among the changes is the redistribution of funds from charity to the union. Presently, workers that do not wish to join the union... Read more of this article