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Carla Seely Column: Planning For Longevity

Carla Seely Column: Planning For Longevity

[Written by Carla Seely] Wow, he made it. Over the past 14 years I have talked about him, written many articles about him and wondered whether he would actually make it to his 100th birthday. He is an inspiration to me; I have often reflected on his life, especially in times of my own self-doubt, not always because of his advice but because his life... Read more of this article

Column: ‘This Is The Real Impact Of The Budget’

Column: ‘This Is The Real Impact Of The Budget’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of National Security Ben Smith] Bermuda has a growing proportion of the population close to being underwater in this economy and with increases in the cost of living coupled with more taxes, I fear that some will find themselves sinking. The increase in land tax is one area of concern. Those with the two lowest... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] This past February, Deputy Premier the Hon. Walter H. Roban and I were chosen to represent Bermuda at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in St. Kitts. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by two, kindhearted Protocol Officers, Ms. Andrea Liddie and Mr.... Read more of this article

Column: UK MPs Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

Column: UK MPs Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

[Opinion column written by Christoph Meyer] Parliament has voted against leaving the European Union without “a deal”. Having lost a second vote on her withdrawal agreement on March 12, May agreed to let MPs vote on whether they would accept leaving the EU without a deal on March 13. They voted 321 to 278 against no deal under any circumstances. Some... Read more of this article

Column: ‘OBA Attempts To Divide & Distort Truth’

Column: ‘OBA Attempts To Divide & Distort Truth’

[Opinion column written by MP Wayne Furbert] “A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes,” ~ Mark Twain As you observe the OBA, a distinct pattern emerges. A pattern of half-truths, innuendos and outright fabrication. Over the years, they have been repeatedly caught bending the truth, rewriting history and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The PLP Is A Tax And Spend Party’

Column: ‘The PLP Is A Tax And Spend Party’

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe] The Government had a number of choices by which it could balance this year’s budget, mainly raise taxes or reduce spending. The PLP bristles at the “tax and spend” moniker, but that is exactly what they have done since they became the Government in 2017. If you ignore the Sinking... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Island Too Driven By Partisan Politics’

Column: ‘Island Too Driven By Partisan Politics’

[Opinion column written by David Tavares] “Are the Government and stakeholders preoccupied with developing an economy that benefits all at the same time to secure peace?” Over the years we often hear our leaders use words like growth, prosperity and peace. When political, government and business leaders use these words, I ask myself, are... Read more of this article

International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter

International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter

[Written by members of the PLP] After being shot by a Taliban gunman for attending school when she was only 15, Yousafzai became one of the world’s most famous young activists for her fight for girls’ right to education. In 2014, she won the Nobel Peace Prize. Celebrated for her relentless resolve and bravery in the face of terror and sexism, Yousafzai... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Every time I hear the crack of the whip my blood run cold.” - Bob Marley On Wednesday February 20th, 2019, the United Kingdom House of Commons released a report by their Foreign Affairs Committee. This report was entitled “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the Relationship”. This... Read more of this article

Column: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Column: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “The truth is an offence but not a sin” - Bob Marley Below are some of the constant narratives expounded by those closely related to the OBA: “We need more boots on the ground.” Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier “Swing open the gates to the outside world.” Michael Fahy “The... Read more of this article

Column: MP Scott Simmons On The 2019 Budget

Column: MP Scott Simmons On The 2019 Budget

[Opinion column written by MP Scott Simmons] The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party via the Minister of Finance has expressed the belief that the National Budget must reflect not just the times in which we live but must also reflect our core values; Protecting the vulnerable, expanding opportunity, employing the unemployed, preparing our children for... Read more of this article

Column: Crypto Banks & Digital Transformation

Column: Crypto Banks & Digital Transformation

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] Bermuda’s Banks and Deposit Companies Act was amended in August 2018. While the amendment legislation is less than three pages long, the amendments should be far-reaching. Its provisions permit the creation and/or licensing of a new category of Bermuda bank to be regulated by the Island’s primary regulator,... Read more of this article

Column: Accessible & Affordable Healthcare

Column: Accessible & Affordable Healthcare

[Opinion column written by BTUC President Senator Jason Hayward] Health protection is a human right for everybody. However, the world is facing a severe health protection crisis. In the absence of health protection, care is often not accessible, available, affordable or of acceptable quality. This is a tragedy for the 40 per cent of the global population... Read more of this article