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Column: Getting Over Your Hangover

Column: Getting Over Your Hangover

[Written by Dr. Amani Flood, NMD, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at NMAC] Bermudians are not strangers to alcohol indulgence, especially over a holiday. After all, its’ been said that “Bermudians love to drink.” So what can you do if you throw back one too many over Cup Match? You’ve probably heard the rule to drink one glass of water between... Read more of this article

Column: Man Who Made The Greatest Impact

Column: Man Who Made The Greatest Impact

[Opinion column written by Terry Lister] Anyone who knows me knows that I am as much a diehard Somerset fan as there can be. Nothing could ever change that. When you grow up in the Sixties under the lash of a Cal” Bummy” Symonds led team of Cup Match all stars you could never find a reason today to leave your team!! I can remember going... Read more of this article

Column: The Beginnings Of Cup Match In 1835

Column: The Beginnings Of Cup Match In 1835

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Cup Match’s history gives insights into old Bermuda while showing much about modern Bermuda. Originally, Cup Match involved only black Bermudians. It started in August 1835 with recently freed black Bermudian slaves taking an unofficial day off work to celebrate their August 1st 1834 Emancipation. Taking... Read more of this article

Column: Julian Hall – Politician, Lawyer, Legend

Column: Julian Hall – Politician, Lawyer, Legend

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] “The issue of disappointing anyone else must take a distant and inferior second place to the goal of pursuing your dreams and making your life choices as you think fit and with the minimum prospect of regret” – Julian Hall Those words said to his daughter have are words that we can all listen to and live... Read more of this article

Column: Benefits & Impact Of America’s Cup

Column: Benefits & Impact Of America’s Cup

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] Julie Andrews once famously said “Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.” For us here in Bermuda, an enormous opportunity for the island is quite literally floating to us; yes by that I mean the Americas Cup. A... Read more of this article

Column: “I Ain’t Voting, All Politicians The Same”

Column: “I Ain’t Voting, All Politicians The Same”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “I ain’t voting.” “All de politicians are the same.” Both statements made frequently lately. At first listen, I wonder why anyone would even have this rationale? Then I remember there was a time many in my generation had those same thoughts two decades ago. Heck, some in my present day generation still... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Secret Of Disappearing Bermudians’

Column: ‘Secret Of Disappearing Bermudians’

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] I have discovered a national secret that is so secret that not even the Government seems to know about it. So please make sure that no Government person sees you reading this! You just might get hit with a summons or a writ and find yourself being dragged into Supreme Court. If you choose to read on, close... Read more of this article

Column: Make Bermuda Tax Exempt For Arts

Column: Make Bermuda Tax Exempt For Arts

[Opinion column written by Tony Brannon] I am appealing to the Government of Bermuda to make Bermuda a tax exempt zone for the arts. This would encompass all aspects of the arts, including painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, etc. There has been a real threat to anyone who attempts to make a living via the arts because of the costs involved, the... Read more of this article

Column: “Easing The Burden On Bermudians”

Column: “Easing The Burden On Bermudians”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jamahl Simmons] Today, there are Bermudians who work 40 hours a week or more and are taking home less than $2000 a month after taxes, pension and health insurance are deducted. Over half their monthly income is spent on just keeping a roof over their heads. Add in an electricity bill and transportation costs and their... Read more of this article

Column: “Fair & Reasonable” Corporate Taxation

Column: “Fair & Reasonable” Corporate Taxation

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] In March 2015, John Charman, the CEO and chairman of Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd, made a case in support of the introduction of corporate taxation in Bermuda. In his interview with the media he articulated some key points highlighting:The levying of corporate tax would disarm... Read more of this article

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