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Column: Addressing Substance Abuse

Column: Addressing Substance Abuse

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” The above quote from Albert Einstein is applicable to the matter of how most countries have, for decades, prosecuted a ‘War on Drugs,’ unsuccessfully attempting to address the challenge of substance abuse.... Read more of this article

Column: Financial Planning For The Unexpected

Column: Financial Planning For The Unexpected

[Written by Carla Seely] Crisis management: Planning your finances before the unpredictable happens. Ever been in a situation where you think you are finally doing well, your finances seem to be coming together and you start to have a positive outlook on your financial future? And then – wham! – the unpredictable or the unexpected knocks you back... Read more of this article

Column: Commissiong On Health Care Part II

Column: Commissiong On Health Care Part II

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] Firstly, the evidence at hand: As you read this and as confirmed by the Ministry of Health there are 5,341 Bermudians, spouses of Bermudians and PRC holders representing approx. 8 percent of our population who are without health insurance. However as noted in part one of this op-ed once one adds in the thousands... Read more of this article

Column: Laying Wreaths At London Cenotaph

Column: Laying Wreaths At London Cenotaph

[Opinion column written by Anthony D C Webber] A while back I put efforts into the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories to being able to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. At the time I received some stick and derision from some of those in authority about such efforts. The idea was deemed, nonsense, impractical, implausible,... Read more of this article

Column: Commissiong On Health Care Reform

Column: Commissiong On Health Care Reform

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] “5,341 persons in Bermuda are without health insurance.” – The Ministry of Health “Our aim is to provide universal access to healthcare through these reforms while bending the cost curve downwards.” - Minister Kim Wilson So-called free markets left up to their own devices can produce public... Read more of this article

Column: “Committed To Investing In The Island”

Column: “Committed To Investing In The Island”

[Opinion column written by Algonquin CEO Ian Robertson] When Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. [Algonquin] was founded in 1988 to develop and own generating stations in mostly remote regions of Canada, it was imperative to build and maintain strong relationships with the communities in which we operate, primarily through job creation, excellent... Read more of this article

Column: The ‘Goldilocks Economy’ In The USA

Column: The ‘Goldilocks Economy’ In The USA

[Written by Joseph Sroka] Lots of positives stacked up this past week with the Fed lowering short-term interest rates by 0.25%, a stronger than expected employment report, and continued progress on U.S. – China trade. These along with good third quarter earnings reports pushed the S&P 500 into record territory.The Federal Reserve lowered its... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Halloween Nightmare Of Policies, Tax’

Column: ‘Halloween Nightmare Of Policies, Tax’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Marcus Jones] As a child growing up, Halloween was my least enjoyable celebration. Although candy and chocolates were part of the bounty accumulated during a night of Trick or Treat, it was those fun-loving children masquerading as witches and ghosts that scared me the most. But the good thing about this annual... Read more of this article

Column: Earnings & The Halloween Economy

Column: Earnings & The Halloween Economy

[Written by Robert Pires] The corporate earnings season has so far been less negative than originally anticipated. Of the 199 companies that have reported 3Q earnings, 78% have exceeded expectations, 7% have met expectations, and 15% have reported below expectations. This has improved current earnings estimates for the quarter to a 2.0% decline in year/year... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Truly Sad To See This Side Of Doctors’

Column: ‘Truly Sad To See This Side Of Doctors’

[Opinion column written by Senator Anthony Richardson] Some doctors in Bermuda are seemingly angry at the Government’s current consultation on prospective health reforms. I attended the health plan Town Hall in St George’s on Thursday October 24th and was shocked at what I heard and saw from some doctors. They attended en masse, without... Read more of this article

Column: Premier Burt Is ‘Failing All Of Us’

Column: Premier Burt Is ‘Failing All Of Us’

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] While the Throne Speech is perceived as traditional and ceremonial,  the reality is that it is vitally important, because it outlines the plans the Government of the day intends to pursue, as well as those that they may amend or abandon. It is the means by which the Government makes the country and businesses... Read more of this article

Column: Will The Premier Keep His Promise?

Column: Will The Premier Keep His Promise?

[Opinion column written by Shadow Home Affairs Minister Sylvan Richards] In July this year, Premier David Burt regaled the House of Assembly with a story of a blind lady’s despair and made a promise. It is a promise he failed to keep. The Premier also told the House that immigration was not controversial if ‘the people trust what you are doing’.... Read more of this article

Column: British Virgin Islands Development Path

Column: British Virgin Islands Development Path

[Opinion column written by Premier of the British Virgin Islands Andrew Fahie] My Dear Virgin Islanders, residents, friends at home and beyond our shores, To you I say Good Day and God’s Blessings. There is a proverb that says if you want to succeed you must visualize yourself in your success and then go make it a reality. I would like to take this... Read more of this article