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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

ACBDA: Why Portsmouth Event Matters To Us

ACBDA: Why Portsmouth Event Matters To Us

[Written by Mikaela Pearman, Communications, ACBDA] This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. It all kicked off in Portsmouth last July and has since visited Gothenburg, Sweden, Bermuda, Muscat, Oman, New York and Chicago. Later this year, the boats will race in Toulon, France and Fukuoka, Japan. Portsmouth... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Level Of Influence Becoming Null, Void’

Column: ‘Level Of Influence Becoming Null, Void’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “A lame duck, in politics, is an elected official whose successor has already been elected. The official is often seen as having less influence with other politicians due to their limited time left in office.” - Wikipedia.com Over the last month, it has become increasingly apparent that Premier Michael... Read more of this article

Column: Creating A Net Worth Statement

Column: Creating A Net Worth Statement

[Written by Carla Seely] How’s your financial health? To better understand where your finances stand today and how you can start planning for tomorrow, you need to compare what you own [your assets] to what you owe [your liabilities]. Where do you start? Firstly, you do not need a fancy program, a simple excel spreadsheet will work just fine.... Read more of this article

Column: Caines On ‘Nine Acres Of Opportunity’

Column: Caines On ‘Nine Acres Of Opportunity’

[Opinion column written by Wayne Caines] It is very rare in Bermuda that nine acres of land suddenly appears on the market waiting for an entrepreneur – or entrepreneurs – to come along. But that’s what is happening at Cross Island, at the Royal Naval Dockyard, and I strongly believe this presents an unheard of opportunity to create a legacy... Read more of this article

Column: Grey Area After Crockwell’s Resignation

Column: Grey Area After Crockwell’s Resignation

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Shawn Crockwell’s resignation from the OBA on Friday, takes Bermuda into interesting political and Constitutional waters. There seems to be a ‘grey area’ in the Bermuda Constitutional Order, 1968 [BCO1968]. This ‘grey area’ deals with the exercise of powers that are the preserve of the Governor himself.... Read more of this article

Column: MP Commissiong On Britain’s Brexit

Column: MP Commissiong On Britain’s Brexit

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] The political scientist and theorist Francis Fukuyama in a 1989 essay once wrote that with the triumph of Western Liberal values – the precursor of neo-liberalism at the end of the cold war – that that would signal an end to history itself. Well on the 23rd of June, 2016, millions of British voters... Read more of this article

Column: The Value Of Two High-Quality Brands

Column: The Value Of Two High-Quality Brands

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Brexit may be focusing attention on the eastern side of the Atlantic, but I’d like to reflect a bit on our recent trip to the American Midwest. Earlier this month, I joined Economic Development Minister Dr Grant Gibbons on a visit to Chicago’s Deputy Mayor Steve Koch. Overlooking the dynamic downtown “Loop”... Read more of this article

Column: What Is Our Real Unemployment Rate?

Column: What Is Our Real Unemployment Rate?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Bermuda’s true level of unemployment is likely much higher than the rate – seven percent [7%] and 2,348 Bermudian persons 2015 – that is officially and recently reported. The higher and real number creates a need for a massive difference in the fundamental approach to fixing Bermuda’s economic... Read more of this article