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Column: World Economic Impact Of Coronavirus

Column: World Economic Impact Of Coronavirus

[Written by Joseph Sroka] The enthusiasm from the Phase One U.S. – China trade agreement was quickly tempered as fear of the economic impact of the Coronavirus on global growth seeped into the markets. Major market averages saw their first weekly decline for the year.Despite the headline health scare, corporate earnings reporting season rolls... Read more of this article

Column: Why I Never Use Airbnb’s Smart Pricing

Column: Why I Never Use Airbnb’s Smart Pricing

[Column written by Ade Brown] One of the most common questions I get asked is whether or not to use Airbnb’s pricing tips. Don’t! This is a very common mistake that new hosts make, even myself. I fell victim to Airbnb’s pricing band. While using smart pricing was great in getting my calendar filled, it was horrible for my property’s revenue... Read more of this article

Column: How To Celebrate Data Privacy Day

Column: How To Celebrate Data Privacy Day

[Opinion column written by Alexander White] Holidays are excellent opportunities to reflect. These red-letter days, no matter their place or origin, mark important historical or religious events. When we keep these holidays, we celebrate traditions and reflect on what may have changed or stayed the same. New Year celebrations are a perfect example:... Read more of this article

Column: Race To The Bottom Of The Sea

Column: Race To The Bottom Of The Sea

[Column written by Jon Copley] On January 23 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh climbed into an undersea craft called Trieste and dived nearly 11 kilometres to the deepest point in the ocean – the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Down there, no sunlight can reach and the water is only ever a few degrees above freezing.... Read more of this article

Column: 5 Things We Learned From Fight Night

Column: 5 Things We Learned From Fight Night

[Written by Vejay Steede] Bermuda’s latest high class evening of prizefighting was held at the always elegant Fairmont Southampton last Saturday night. It was an awesome event, where government officials rubbed shoulders with hard-working blue collar Bermudians to sing, dance, chant, and wave their flags in support of our local pugilists as they squared... Read more of this article

Column: Planning For Long-Term Care

Column: Planning For Long-Term Care

[Written by Carla Seely] When my grandfather died last year, having spent the last three years of his life in a nursing home, I began to think about long-term care for the elderly. My grandfather was fortunate; he had two sons who made sure he was in a good facility and that the type of care he needed was available to him. That care was expensive, and... Read more of this article

Column: How To Price Your Airbnb Rental

Column: How To Price Your Airbnb Rental

[Column written by Ade Brown] About 60% of your potential income comes from the intrinsic value of your property, location, and amenities. The other 40% is dependent upon implementing an effective Airbnb pricing strategy. Your strategy should take into account the fluctuating demand for your property throughout the year. Airbnb allows you to set different... Read more of this article

Column: OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Economy

Column: OBA’s Dwayne Robinson On Economy

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] The first step towards solving a problem is to admit that there is a problem. That is the attitude we should take with our economy because far too often issues are glossed over by propaganda, double speak, and deception. We have seen far too many statements like MP Jason Hayward’s recent opinion... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Martin Luther King’s Story

Column: Dr Martin Luther King’s Story

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Martin Luther King’s birthday – January 15th – offers an opportunity to reflect on his intrinsic qualities. MLK asked us to ignore surface matters but consider content of their character. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the iconic Montgomery Bus Boycott. King’s oratory and humility helped... Read more of this article

Column: Think Globally And Act Locally

Column: Think Globally And Act Locally

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] During this dawning of a new and crucial decade, we are reminded of the above slogan. Just after midnight of New Year’s Eve, a dozen or so residents gathered in a small park at the crossroads of Dundonald and Court Streets in Hamilton, spending the first hour of 2020 sharing candle light and conversation regarding... Read more of this article

Column: Your Vacation Rental Needs A Website

Column: Your Vacation Rental Needs A Website

[Column written by Ade Brown] Recently, there has been much discussion within the community about reduced bookings in the short term rental [STR] market. Many property managers and STR owners are struggling due to decreased occupancy. The introduction of the 4.5% Government levied taxes are largely being associated with this issue. But, hold on, there... Read more of this article

Column: Jason Hayward On Bermuda’s Economy

Column: Jason Hayward On Bermuda’s Economy

[Opinion column written by MP Jason Hayward] The recently released Gross Domestic Product [GDP] report highlighted that for the second consecutive year Bermuda has had positive economic performance. Additionally, the GDP for the 1st and 2nd Quarters of 2019 also trended in a positive direction. GDP is the principal measure of economic performance. It... Read more of this article

Column: Celebrating The Season With Gombeys

Column: Celebrating The Season With Gombeys

[Column written by Glenn Fubler] The festive season – Christmas through New Year’s – includes a mix of traditions, dating back two millennia. That birth in a stable speaks to the power of humility; a challenge to the current culture of hyper-consumerism and self-promotion. The visit to Bethlehem by those following the star reminds us of the importance... Read more of this article