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‘Governing Travel With More Accountability’

‘Governing Travel With More Accountability’

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] The OBA was elected to provide Bermuda with more transparent, more accountable, more responsible government. With those goals before us, we’ve made big strides in progressing freedom of information, transparency, accountability and responsible spending. It’s a work in progress because we’re... Read more of this article

Column: A Look At Cost Of Living Adjustments

Column: A Look At Cost Of Living Adjustments

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] Cost of Living Adjustments [COLAs] are adjustments made to an employee’s wage or salary primarily based on a country’s rate of inflation. In unionized environments, COLAs form a part of the collective agreement and are negotiated with the employer. In non-unionized environments, however, COLAs... Read more of this article

Column: Mother Demonstrated Great Courage

Column: Mother Demonstrated Great Courage

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] What a wonderful contribution Ms. Nicole Furbert-Fox made at last week’s public meeting hosted by the Bermuda Police Service, which I happened to attend. Ms Furbert-Fox, whose son Ricco Furbert was murdered in 2013, provided an example to the rest of us of how we all have the power to choose to respond to circumstances... Read more of this article

Column: Glenn Fubler On Maynard Dill’s Legacy

Column: Glenn Fubler On Maynard Dill’s Legacy

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] ‘Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.’ This quote from Nelson Mandela reflects a theme that guided the life of the late Junior Maynard Dill. For years, Maynard sought to nurture his own development and that of others. Earlier this year, Maynard, with a full-plate of responsibilities, completed... Read more of this article

Column: Are You Considering Retiring Overseas?

Column: Are You Considering Retiring Overseas?

[Written by Carla Seely] There is a growing trend in Bermuda among people who are ready to retire or who have just retired to head off the island to make the most of cheaper living and/or a more adventurous lifestyle. Whether you are choosing to move to the US or Canada or something a little more exotic like Ecuador or Belize; making sure you plan... Read more of this article

Column: The Islamic Celebration ‘Eid-ul-Adha’

Column: The Islamic Celebration ‘Eid-ul-Adha’

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] The Islamic celebration, Eid-ul-Adha, is celebrated by Muslims this week. It is one of the most important celebrations in the Muslim world commemorating the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim and his son, Ishmael [peace be upon both of them] to sacrifice their personal desires and lives for the sake of God. It is day of joy,... Read more of this article

Column: Vast, Vital & Relatively Untapped Market

Column: Vast, Vital & Relatively Untapped Market

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Last month marked two years of my tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the BDA — a milestone that prompted a mental tally of our agency’s achievements to date. We’ve seen growth across multiple industry sectors: reinsurers setting up or redomiciling here; captives coming from fresh markets like Latin America... Read more of this article

Column: Thank You Troika, Unity Through Arts

Column: Thank You Troika, Unity Through Arts

[Written by Chris Famous] Something unusual happened over the last few weeks. Well, besides St. David’s taking back the Eastern Counties Cup from Cleveland County in dramatic nail biting style. For an entire week, Bermudians’ Facebook timelines became flooded with accolades by the hundreds, if not thousands, by persons of all demographics giving... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Politics & Race In Bermuda

Column: Famous On Politics & Race In Bermuda

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] It seems whenever the OBA is looking for votes they begin speaking about the need to engage with the community. What they really seem to be saying, in obvious clumsiness, is that they are trying to appear to care about and subsequently appeal to the black Bermudian community. On November 18, 2011 then Opposition... Read more of this article

Column: Classical Liberalism & Political Ideology

Column: Classical Liberalism & Political Ideology

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] Recently Marc Bean, the Leader of the Progressive Labour Party did something that was rare in Bermuda; he spoke openly about his political ideology. Dialogue by our leaders on political ideology has been lacking in our society for some time now so it was interesting to hear Marc Bean present his... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Negative Birth Rate’ Of Bermudians

Column: ‘Negative Birth Rate’ Of Bermudians

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Over the past fifty years, certainly since the 1960’s, un-married and married Bermudian couples have chosen to have fewer and fewer children. This pattern is replicated throughout all the developed western economies, which includes Bermuda. This creates a huge problem for Bermuda. Before the 1960’s, in... Read more of this article

Column: Getting Over Slumps In Productivity

Column: Getting Over Slumps In Productivity

[Written by personal trainer and health coach Tania Kowalski] Even the most motivated people experience slumps in productivity. It’s easy to focus on where we were before and to get stuck in whoas me mode. When clicking the remote to find some mindless reality tv and rolling over in bed feels like it’s zapping the one ounce of energy that... Read more of this article

Column: Solutions For Making Home Accessible

Column: Solutions For Making Home Accessible

[Written by Tinee Furbert] I bet you never thought climbing those flights of stairs in your home or being able to get in and out of your tub would be a daunting task. Most persons over the age of 65 want to stay in their own homes after injury or illness; most persons over the age of 65 own their own home. Over the years technology has changed to allow... Read more of this article