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Column: Ramadhan Islamic Month Of Fasting

Column: Ramadhan Islamic Month Of Fasting

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Few weeks ago, Muslims welcomed the month of Ramadhan, the Islamic month of fasting. During this very special month, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from all food and drink. The Holy Quran states: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may guard... Read more of this article

Column: How Will Independents Fare In Election?

Column: How Will Independents Fare In Election?

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] In every election we seem to pose the same question: is this the year for a ‘rise of the independents’, the time when a decent proportion of the backbench will be made up of MPs with no party allegiances? We usually see some candidates but how many have we seen succeed? Some MPs have chosen to later become... Read more of this article

‘Intelligence, Spirit And Passion For Bermuda’

‘Intelligence, Spirit And Passion For Bermuda’

[Written by Eron Hill] The Hon. Shawn Crockwell, J.P, M.P will forever be a Bermudian legend. First, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Mr. Crockwell’s family, friends and colleagues. It is my heartfelt and fervent prayer that you are able to find comfort during this time of bereavement. You see, Mr. Shawn Crockwell MP JP was much more than... Read more of this article

Column: Job Losses In Telecommunications

Column: Job Losses In Telecommunications

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] The Bermuda Regulatory Authority commenced operations in January 2013, just over a year after the Regulatory Authority Act 2011 was approved by Parliament. The Regulatory Authority’s principal functions in relation to any regulated industry sector, are:to promote and preserve competition;to promote the... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Report Card’ On Absentee Ballots

Column: ‘Report Card’ On Absentee Ballots

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] ‘This Government stands very proudly on our record’ - Premier Michael Dunkley – 20th May 2017 It would appear that Premier Dunkley is impressed with his administration’s own magic and appears to believe that such rhetoric represents the reality for all Bermudians. Surely, some high order magic must’ve... Read more of this article

Column: ‘OBA Govt Made Incredible Progress’

Column: ‘OBA Govt Made Incredible Progress’

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] There has been a lot said about progress the OBA has made during its term versus the past. People hold and share many opinions about whether or not we have made positive inroads. Has progress been made during the OBA’s tenure as Government? Despite the alternative facts that make their way around, I would... Read more of this article

Column: America’s Cup On World Oceans Day

Column: America’s Cup On World Oceans Day

[Opinion column written by Hugh Dugan] What’s coming up on Thursday? Two great events. In Bermuda, it’s the America’s Cup Challenger Playoff semifinals. Around the world, it’s World Oceans Day. What a great coincidence. World Oceans Day is an annual celebration held on June 8 to understand and celebrate the Earth’s oceans for the long... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: ‘A Wise Man Once Said’

Carla Seely Column: ‘A Wise Man Once Said’

[Written by Carla Seely] A couple of weeks ago, I was speaking with my 98-year-old grandfather who, until quite recently, was actually still living in his own home. What amazes me about my grandfather is although he is physically starting to slow down, mentally he is still “quick as a whip” and is never short of an opinion.We chatted for a while... Read more of this article

Eron Hill Column: ‘Let’s Face The Real Issues’

Eron Hill Column: ‘Let’s Face The Real Issues’

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] The topic of same sex marriage has had a heightened presence in the news in recent memory. However, contrary to Bermuda’s longstanding perspective, for various sociological and societal reasons, this issue has highlighted the incontrovertible fact that our island home has perennially and continues to stifle an... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Shines At Bloomberg

Column: Bermuda Shines At Bloomberg

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] When it comes to business endorsement, you can’t do much better than having Mike Bloomberg big you up before a live global audience of investors and corporate influencers. That’s exactly what happened when we co-hosted a top-level business forum at his glass-towered Lexington Avenue headquarters. Bloomberg... Read more of this article

Column: “Monaco In The Atlantic”

Column: “Monaco In The Atlantic”

[Opinion column written by Hugh Dugan] Those of us tuning early into the America’s Cup on TV last Sunday were treated to the Grand Prix Formula One live from Monaco. This is fitting. It only makes sense that the world’s oldest and most prestigious racing event of its kind took place on the same day as, well, the world’s oldest and most prestigious... Read more of this article

Column: Letter To Speaker Of The House

Column: Letter To Speaker Of The House

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] Hon. K. H. Randolph Horton, JP, MP, Speaker Mr. Speaker, In early June, for only the second time in many decades, the House of Assembly will be debating a motion of no confidence in the government. The difference on this occasion is that it will be the first time in our island’s history that the government does... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Let’s Pull Together And Just Do It’

Column: ‘Let’s Pull Together And Just Do It’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] A few years ago, my wife and I received a call from our daughter, telling us the surprising news that she was pregnant. Initially, I had some concerns due the circumstances, but within a short time I caught myself, realizing that my wonderful daughter and our family were being offered a ‘gift’ – the miracle... Read more of this article