Tag: Opinion columns

Opinion: Michael Weeks On “The Two Bermudas”

Opinion: Michael Weeks On “The Two Bermudas”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Michael Weeks] A few months ago, I wrote an opinion piece entitled “The Two Bermudas” in which I spoke of the inequality between different segments of our community. Since then it seems as if the divisions between us have grown. In recent weeks, we have witnessed the OBA exhibit behaviors that clearly indicate... Read more of this article

“Self-Determination Must Not Be A Figment”

“Self-Determination Must Not Be A Figment”

[Opinion column written by John H. Holdipp III] I have often wondered why we act like people designed to endure slavery. A learned friend reminded me that the land, the building and houses, the surrounding seas and every person born in Bermuda are the property of Her Majesty the Queen of England. More so, whom ever takes over from her will inherit this... Read more of this article

Opinion: Famous On Commission Of Inquiry

Opinion: Famous On Commission Of Inquiry

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “Our land is everything to us… I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it – with their lives.” – Cheyenne Indian saying On July 4th, 2014, a motion was passed in the House of Assembly of Bermuda requesting a Commission... Read more of this article

Opinion: Senator Rabain On Growing, Evolving

Opinion: Senator Rabain On Growing, Evolving

[Opinion column written by Opposition Senator Diallo Rabain] As a result of the 2012 General Election, the PLP that held the Government of Bermuda for 14 years prior emerged from that election with a new leader and a host of new faces in the House of Assembly, The Senate, and The Party Executive. This combination of veteran experience and first-time... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: ‘PLP, Get Back To The House’

Opinion Column: ‘PLP, Get Back To The House’

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Cole Simons] In my years in the House of Assembly, I’ve learned a few important things about the working of our Parliament. The first is the huge responsibility MPs carry into the House each time we meet – to represent the needs and views of the people who elected us and also the people who did not. The second is... Read more of this article

Opinion: Starling On Solidarity with Palestine

Opinion: Starling On Solidarity with Palestine

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] While Bermuda continues to have its own political intrigue, it has been to ignore the extremely concerning developments in Palestine. I unreservedly condemn the continuing Israeli aggression against the people of Palestine and I hope that the military strikes are halted immediately. While Bermuda does not... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Outerbridge On Bermuda Charities

Opinion: MP Outerbridge On Bermuda Charities

[Written by OBA MP Nandi Outerbridge] When the people in some countries see suffering, they expect their governments to take care of it. They learn to keep a certain distance from people who need help. Bermudians are different. They see suffering and want to help. They feel a personal responsibility to help those in danger, or in need. And that is part... Read more of this article

Opinion: OBA’s PRC Position Is “Insensitive”

Opinion: OBA’s PRC Position Is “Insensitive”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] The OBA’s position that PRCs won’t be taking jobs because “they already have jobs” and that “PRCs already have full freedom of employment,” are insensitive to the thousands of Bermudians who cannot say the same. What the OBA will not admit is that there is an immigration policy that dictates... Read more of this article

Opinion: Marc Bean On Vision For Bermuda

Opinion: Marc Bean On Vision For Bermuda

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] This season of graduations represents a period of optimism and hope for so many of Bermuda’s young people. Throughout the island, we are hearing the positive stories of our young people who are thriving in our schools and of those who have completed their education and are returning home... Read more of this article

Opinion: Marc Bean On Birthright Of Bermudians

Opinion: Marc Bean On Birthright Of Bermudians

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] The Permanent Residence Certificate [PRC] was a solution to a problem that began when individuals were brought in on work permits and through various circumstances were allowed to stay and work in Bermuda for decades. On Friday June 6 2013, the PLP extended the hand of cooperation to the OBA to... Read more of this article


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