Tag: Opinion columns

Opposition Leader On The Westminster System

Opposition Leader On The Westminster System

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] Over the last few months, there has been a growing amount of Bermudians who are openly voicing their opinions on a wide range of topics, such as the economy, social issues, immigration issues and/or cultural differences. Many who speak to us say that it is time for Bermudians to put aside political... Read more of this article

Larry Marshall: “Nothing But A Red Herring”

Larry Marshall: “Nothing But A Red Herring”

[Opinion column written by Larry Marshall Sr.] In reading the most recent release of the so called “Nine Colonels” three words come to mind. They are inconsistency, insincerity, and insensitivity. Each will be addressed accordingly. In this release the group expressed full support for Premier Dunkley’s approach in dealing with conscription. They... Read more of this article

Burchall On Recession & Population Decrease

Burchall On Recession & Population Decrease

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Government does not see something that has happened! So how can Government’s Ministers and top Civil Servants fix a problem that they don’t even see? In the July 2010 and 2013 Bond Prospectuses, the Ministry of Finance publicly and globally reported that Bermuda’s population had grown steadily, reaching... Read more of this article

Opinion: Are Bermudians Valued In Bermuda?

Opinion: Are Bermudians Valued In Bermuda?

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] As a young person growing up in Bermuda, it is imperative to know that the government of the day is making decisions that will pave the way for a better and brighter future for Bermudians. However the actions, or lack thereof of the government of the day, force one to seriously question whether or not Bermudians,... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] I would like to take this time to thank the people of Bermuda for their ideas, support and words of advice over the last few months. Your encouragement has rekindled a sense of Bermudian pride that is urgently needed at this point in our history. With nature we see the times of sowing and reaping... Read more of this article

Burchall: “Over The Hurdle, Into The Wall”

Burchall: “Over The Hurdle, Into The Wall”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] By December 2017, that $800 million that Government borrowed in December 2013, plus the $396 million ‘fluff money’ left over and put in between 2012 and 2017, will have been used up. April 1st 2017 will find the Bermuda Government beginning a scramble for millions to get through to FY 2020/21 and, particularly,... Read more of this article

Starling: We Need To Measure Quality Of Life

Starling: We Need To Measure Quality Of Life

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It was with some degree with amazement that I read the press release from MP Susan Jackson, acting Chair of the OBA. In this press release the OBA dismisses the proposal from Opposition MP Wayne Furbert to conduct a Quality of Life survey to establish how the island is suffering economically. Essentially,... Read more of this article

Senator Daniels: Time To Reevaluate PRCs

Senator Daniels: Time To Reevaluate PRCs

[Opinion column written by Senator Marc G. Daniels] On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Minister Michael Fahy, without any consultation or open dialogue, made an announcement that OBA would drop the PRC appeal. Having read MP Sylvan Richards’s recent opinion piece dated July 29, 2014, it seems as if we are now truly witnessing a game of Masterpiece Theatre. Contrary... Read more of this article

Deacon: ‘Sometimes You Have To Laugh’

Deacon: ‘Sometimes You Have To Laugh’

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Sometimes you just have to laugh. I did when I read this from Zane DeSilva I know the PLP has been trying its hardest to rewrite a lot of history, but this is quite a bizarre attempt. It overlooks the fact that the PLP built this development in order to house two Bermudians – how much did that cost the taxpayer? It... Read more of this article

Rev. Tweed Responds To Canon Francis’ Letter

Rev. Tweed Responds To Canon Francis’ Letter

[Written by Rev. Nicholas Tweed in response to the letter to the editor by Canon James W. Francis] The time has truly come for people of goodwill to let their voices be heard. There is a saying, “call a spade a spade!” It is very interesting yet hardly surprising that individuals who have played no role in the quest to create a fair and just Bermuda,... Read more of this article


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