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Column: ‘Upbeat About Future In St. George’s’

Column: ‘Upbeat About Future In St. George’s’

[Opinion column written by  Minister Nandi Outerbridge] Wednesday’s Peppercorn Ceremony was a good opportunity to see what makes St. George’s special – a community gathering in which the past gives life to the present. The sun was shining, the music was playing, the Regiment looked great and the Masons paid their due. People enjoyed the show. There’s... Read more of this article

Column: Now Is Time To Act To Protect Children

Column: Now Is Time To Act To Protect Children

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] Bermuda is an idyllic place of natural beauty and community connectedness. We abide by a deep sense of shared responsibility and belonging. Many of us have access to educational and economic opportunities that most in the world can only dream of. But Bermuda also has its divisions and secrets. Concealed... Read more of this article

Column: Insurance Innovators & Inspiration

Column: Insurance Innovators & Inspiration

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Spring is about fresh starts, and at the BDA offices, the spirit of inspiration is feeling decidedly millennial. In the past month, we’ve welcomed Under-40s members of the American Association of General Managing Agents [AAMGA] and the US Reinsurance Under 40s Group, Inc [Re Under 40s] Annual Tour. We also... Read more of this article

Column: Suggesting ’27 Words’ Before Election

Column: Suggesting ’27 Words’ Before Election

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Theresa May’s snap decision to call a General Election in June in the UK, got me thinking about Bermuda. With the OBA down to 17 guaranteed votes in a House of Assembly where 19 votes constitutes a Parliamentary majority; with six economic ‘fundamentals’ still not lining up to pull Bermuda out of its... Read more of this article

Column: ‘These Promises Have Not Been Kept’

Column: ‘These Promises Have Not Been Kept’

[Opinion column written by Senator Renee Ming] Crime in any community negatively impacts upon the residents and businesses in the immediate area and the spill-on effect ultimately will impact the island on a whole. In a community as tightly-knit and closely connected as St. George’s, any crime has an impact beyond the victim, touching virtually... Read more of this article

Column: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?

Column: If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Bermuda Tourism Authority has announced a series of seminars which is a direct outcome from their recent Memorandum of Understanding with Airbnb; the global leaders of the transformation of the world-wide vacation rental market. The seminars, open to local home owners interested in hosting visitors to our... Read more of this article

Column: To Be Frugal Or Not To Be Frugal?

Column: To Be Frugal Or Not To Be Frugal?

[Written by Carla Seely] The amount of money you have at your disposal is not always dependent on how much you earn. Whether you make a lot of money or you don’t, it is all about how you choose to spend your money that can make all the difference in the future. Earlier in the week my husband and I were driving to work and he said the “F” word…the... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Three Big Values Anchor The Budget’

Column: ‘Three Big Values Anchor The Budget’

[Opinion column written by Premier Michael Dunkley] The Government passed its ‘Safe Hands’ Budget in late March, laying down ways and means money will be earned and spent over the next year. Legislators debated the Budget for over 100 hours, which tells you our system of democratic scrutiny is alive and well. Before moving on with our busy lives,... Read more of this article

Column: Common Legal Issues With Property

Column: Common Legal Issues With Property

[Written by Mathew Kelly] At the property legal clinic I held throughout March, I heard a range of issues from people who attended. Interestingly I found that many people raised the same two issues, namely lost title deeds and conflicts involving parental property. These two problems cannot be easily fixed, yet they can be easily avoided. I suspect... Read more of this article

Column: Five Reasons To Focus On Road Safety

Column: Five Reasons To Focus On Road Safety

[Written by Piece of the Rock] Here’s the stark reality: Over the past decade, Bermuda has consistently ranked at the top for the number of road traffic fatalities per 100,000 population in the developed world. Yet, little has been done to tackle the problem.Based on recorded data over the past seven years, at least 1 in 5 Bermudians ended up at the... Read more of this article

Column: Resurgence Of ‘Sound Clash’ Culture

Column: Resurgence Of ‘Sound Clash’ Culture

[Written by 'Sound Boyz 4 Life'] Over the past five years, Bermuda has been enjoying a resurgence of the local reggae and dancehall culture as artists, sound system crews, event promoters, and SB4L.com have been campaigning for the preservation and promotion of true reggae and dancehall culture events within Bermuda as bars and clubs have become the... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Could You Argue That It Has Ended?’

Column: ‘Could You Argue That It Has Ended?’

[Opinion column written by Alex Conyers] “Something ominous began to happen in the United States in 2006. The rate of foreclosures on housing in low-income areas of older cities like Cleveland and Detroit suddenly leapt upwards. But officialdom and the media took no notice because the people affected were low-income, mainly African-American, immigrant... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Reflect On How We Treat Each Other’

Column: ‘Reflect On How We Treat Each Other’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] April is designated as “Hospitality Month”, a time to reflect on how we treat each other, especially ‘strangers’. In Bermuda, we are more likely to think only of the second pillar of our economy. However, in its essence ‘hospitality’ speaks directly to how we treat fellow friends, family and ‘outsiders’.... Read more of this article