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Column: Undertaking, DUI, Crashes, Road Safety

Column: Undertaking, DUI, Crashes, Road Safety

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] We’ve all got a story to tell about the incredible stuff we’ve seen on the roads – the undertaking, the hair-raising overtaking, the drinking and driving, the crashes we’ve witnessed. There are those, though, who have other stories to tell – how only time can heal the loss of a loved one, the painful... Read more of this article

“Use Momentum To Keep Moving Forward”

“Use Momentum To Keep Moving Forward”

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] I am amazed at the capacity of a well-intentioned legislature to do good things for the people it serves. The just-finished summer sitting is a good example of what I’m talking about. In the weeks since it began in mid-May, MPs, Senators, Ministers and Civil Servants have progressed the people’s... Read more of this article

Column: Recalling Militia & Rifles Amalgamation

Column: Recalling Militia & Rifles Amalgamation

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] On September 1st 1965, when the Bermuda Militia Artillery and the Bermuda Rifles amalgamated, I was there. Well, not actually in Warwick camp in uniform. But on that day, I was – or had been – a Corporal in the all-black Bermuda Militia Artillery. The actual passing of daylight hours meant little as... Read more of this article

Column: ‘One Can’t Believe Impossible Things’

Column: ‘One Can’t Believe Impossible Things’

[Opinion column written by Minister for Community, Culture and Sports Patricia Gordon-Pamplin] It was Charles Dickens who made the phrase “The Law is an Ass” famous. It is a phrase that must have popped into the minds of many Bermudians this month when Marc Bean, the Progressive Labour Party’s chosen Leader, was acquitted in Magistrates Court... Read more of this article

Column: In Danger Of Losing Intellect, Creativity

Column: In Danger Of Losing Intellect, Creativity

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jamahl Simmons] To build a Bermuda that works for Bermudians, we must face and deal with one simple fact; racial inequity is holding Bermuda back from reaching our full potential. The systemic marginalization of Black Bermudians has significantly contributed to disparities in access to higher education, hiring, career... Read more of this article

Column: “Is It Time To Change The Tune?”

Column: “Is It Time To Change The Tune?”

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Again and again, the headlines scream ‘Tourist Arrivals Plummet’, a national hand wringing then ensues about why, the talk shows are abuzz with everyone’s solutions and the politicians embark on the blame game. But are we too fixated with arrivals numbers and should we be more focused on how much visitors... Read more of this article

Column: Scholarships Available To Select Few?

Column: Scholarships Available To Select Few?

[Opinion column written by Lucinda V. Burgess] Are scholarships/grants in Bermuda made available to the select few? The purpose of this article is to bring awareness to the general public about the obstacles that people may face when applying for scholarships in the private and public sectors. I am a full time, mature, graduate student who has halfway... Read more of this article

‘Strengthening Of Anti-Corruption Laws Needed’

‘Strengthening Of Anti-Corruption Laws Needed’

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party believes that political corruption in any form, and regardless of the political affiliation of the offenders, must be exposed and punished to the full extent of the law. As leaders, this is the standard we must set and as Bermudians concerned about the well-being... Read more of this article

Column: Airport Project ‘Badly Unbalanced Trade’

Column: Airport Project ‘Badly Unbalanced Trade’

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] With this $200 million two year Loan Facility the Bermuda Government has just dragged all of us lot deeper into the quagmire that the Bermuda Government self-dug between 2004 and now. If the Bermuda Government succeeds in dragging all the rest of us even further into its self-made muck, this country won’t... Read more of this article

Column: “What Would The 23 Percent Think?”

Column: “What Would The 23 Percent Think?”

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] I had hoped to get away from commenting on politics and to concentrate on something much more positive and worthwhile instead. Alas, I cannot. There are plenty of positives, but they are being drowned out by the noise from the playground on the Hill which seems to be reaching a crescendo. We have calls for... Read more of this article

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