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Column: Slavery, Heritage & 400 Years Of History

Column: Slavery, Heritage & 400 Years Of History

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “Old Pirates yes they rob I” - Bob Marley If one were to ask any given Bermudian of African descent which part of Africa their ancestors originated from they would most likely not be able to give an answer. If one were to ask any given Bermudian of African descent what was the original African name of their... Read more of this article

Column: Muslim Women & Observing The Hijab

Column: Muslim Women & Observing The Hijab

[Opinion column written by Shabnam Jheengoor] World Hijab day, an annual event celebrated on the February 1st, was founded by New York native Nazma Khan in 2013. ‘Hijab’ refers to the headscarf worn by Muslim women. The goal of this event is to foster dialogue and understanding regarding the wearing of the hijab by Muslim woman with the aim of ending... Read more of this article

Column: “Open Letter To Preserve Marriage”

Column: “Open Letter To Preserve Marriage”

[Opinion column written by Chen Foley] Dear Preserve Marriage: While there is nothing wrong with affirming what you deem to be traditional family value, it is a problem when you characterize those of us in non-traditional families as some dangerous other, and then seek to have legislation enacted to give effect to your beliefs without regard to the... Read more of this article

Column: “Be Inspired By Their Example”

Column: “Be Inspired By Their Example”

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] True Leaders are hardly known, next after them are those leaders who are known and admired, when the works done right, with no fuss or boasting, crdinary people say, ‘Oh we did it.’ - Quote from Lao Tzu – 6th century B.C.] On February 8, 1959 some fifteen ‘hardly known’ residents gathered for the first... Read more of this article

Column: “So We Not Only Survive, But Thrive”

Column: “So We Not Only Survive, But Thrive”

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Last week’s announcement of a collaboration in which Dr. J.J. Soares made an agreement with Age Concern to provide free medical examinations for a few elderly per week, who are facing significant challenges because of their financial circumstances; resonates with the ancient wisdom in the above quote by Hillel. That... Read more of this article

Column: “Open Letter” To Devonshire Voters

Column: “Open Letter” To Devonshire Voters

[Opinion column written by Andrew Simons, the OBA candidate for this week’s by-election] On Thursday, February 4, the people of Devonshire North Central, Constituency 13, will vote for the candidate of their choice. This is my “open letter” to you, the voters. I am committed to serving each and every one of you to the best of my ability. I... Read more of this article

Column: “An Incredibly Rewarding Experience”

Column: “An Incredibly Rewarding Experience”

[Opinion column written by Diallo Rabain, the PLP candidate for this week’s by-election] Being on the doorstep in constituency 13, Devonshire North Central, has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Representing a party that strives to make our country work better for it’s residents, I have heard first hand the hopes, difficulties, triumphs... Read more of this article

Column: Devonshire Voters Heading To The Polls

Column: Devonshire Voters Heading To The Polls

[Opinion column written by Melvin A. Joell] In a few days the voters of Devonshire North Central are going to the polls to decide on who will represent them. While this is not a new request, it will certainly be a precedent setting one simply because they are not being asked to decide on a party, they are being asked to decide on a man who represents... Read more of this article

Column: How Much Revenue Is Govt Losing?

Column: How Much Revenue Is Govt Losing?

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] While out canvassing recently, a Bermudian couple asked us to come in and have a conversation with them about the hikes in the land tax proposed by MP Bob Richards the week before Christmas. The husband presented a spreadsheet that showed persons such as themselves with a house of the lowest value to be hit... Read more of this article

Column: “Topping Up Retirement Savings”

Column: “Topping Up Retirement Savings”

[Written by Carla Seely] Retiring from paid work is a major life change, and your pension’s sole function is to help fund your retirement years. There is no magic number as to how much you will need to accumulate for your retirement, but careful planning will go a long way towards helping you save what you will need. A common trend we are seeing... Read more of this article

Column: Expedient Targets For Political Agendas

Column: Expedient Targets For Political Agendas

[Column written by Ross Webber] It didn’t take long for 2016 to deliver a blunt reminder this is the year of a US presidential election. Along with a raft of very positive news rung in by the New Year — Bermuda’s consecutive GDP growth, increased consumer confidence, and rising company incorporations — January also brought a wake-up... Read more of this article

Column: Marc Bean Is “Definition Of A Leader”

Column: Marc Bean Is “Definition Of A Leader”

[Opinion column written by Makai Dickerson] What is a leader? The answer to that question varies from person to person. For me it is deeply rooted in the foundation of shared values and ideals. While none of us can claim to be perfect, in my opinion we should hold leaders to the values of honesty, courage and a willingness to put the people above personal... Read more of this article

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