Tag: Opinion columns

Opinion: Is Democracy A Myth In A Colony?

Opinion: Is Democracy A Myth In A Colony?

[Opinion column written by John H. Holdipp III] This is a loaded question which may irritate or alter your opinion of the facts. As I near the completion of my first stint as a Councillor in one of the municipalities, that being the Corporation of Hamilton, I have been analyzing the above question. “ Is democracy a myth in a colony?” Perhaps... Read more of this article

Minister: Making Education Work For Students

Minister: Making Education Work For Students

[Opinion column written by Education Minister Wayne Scott] In our public schools today, there are excellent students making great strides forward in their education and achieving top grades in internationally recognized assessments. We have great principals and teachers who go above and beyond to ensure their students achieve to the best of their abilities. We... Read more of this article

Opposition Leader: Bermuda Education Reform

Opposition Leader: Bermuda Education Reform

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] In 1998, the PLP inherited a restructured education system; one based on a failed middle school concept in North America. The prior one that had served us for years had been discarded for various reasons; some good, some not so good. However, upon our election to the Government of Bermuda we had... Read more of this article

Opinion: Walk Their Talk, Focusing On Solutions

Opinion: Walk Their Talk, Focusing On Solutions

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On January 15th, President Obama launched a ‘ Working Families Agenda’ promoting Sick and Maternity Leave for American employees. It is worth noting that the United States is the only country in the world – save Papua New Guinea – which has no legal protection for employees to have paid sick and maternity... Read more of this article

Opinion: Jonathan Starling On Cabinet Shuffle

Opinion: Jonathan Starling On Cabinet Shuffle

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.” – Karl Marx, The Eighteenths Brumaire of Louis Napoleon. So reads one of Marx’s most famous quotes. And it is a quote that... Read more of this article

MP Susan Jackson On Caring For Our Seniors

MP Susan Jackson On Caring For Our Seniors

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Susan Jackson] Louise Jackson fought long and hard for seniors as Shadow Minister when the Progressive Labour Party was in power. Her deep concern and often-controversial cries of fury paved the way for real change in Bermuda. The neglect and abuses reported in the media last week should continue to pressure all concerned... Read more of this article

MP Rolfe Commissiong On Unemployment Rate

MP Rolfe Commissiong On Unemployment Rate

[Opinion column written by MP Rolfe Commissiong] The Finance Minister’s recent press statement contained the following: “Changes in the black working population and white population are indeed significant and are something of note.” This tidbit came after the Minister and his government found themselves under inordinate pressure to publicly release... Read more of this article

We Can All Learn From The Example Of MLK

We Can All Learn From The Example Of MLK

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Born, Michael King Jr on January 15, 1929, MLK’s life was a journey of transformation. His father had declared independence as a teen; turning around a challenged background through perseverance and some luck. Daddy King changed their names to ‘Martin Luther’ – after the leader of the Reformation, which transformed... Read more of this article

Video: Chris Famous Interviews John Barritt

Video: Chris Famous Interviews John Barritt

[Written by Chris Famous] Often a columnist and or politician is either chided or uplifted for their viewpoints and political philosophies. Here, in a divided island, we sit on one side or the other and either support or denigrate a columnist or politician based solely on whether they represent our views or not. Each of us has formed our own personal... Read more of this article

Opinion: What Does Cuba Mean For Bermuda?

Opinion: What Does Cuba Mean For Bermuda?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] “Events, dear boy, events.” Reputedly, that was UK ex-Prime Minister Harold MacMillan’s response when asked what he feared most. For Bermuda, two events have occurred. On 2nd December 2014, we learned that Bermuda would host the 2017 America’s Cup races. Fifteen days later, Bermuda learned that US... Read more of this article


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