Tag: Opinion columns

U.S. Consul: Thanksgiving Concept Has Evolved

U.S. Consul: Thanksgiving Concept Has Evolved

[Opinion column written by U.S. Consul General Robert Settje] It is Thanksgiving week, and I am sitting here in Casco Viejo, the old quarter of Panama City, on one of my rare trips off-island, musing about my parents and grandparents and the Great Depression. To explain … Depending on which version of history you believe, we are about to celebrate... Read more of this article

Opinion: “If You Can Do It Bruv, I Can Do It”

Opinion: “If You Can Do It Bruv, I Can Do It”

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] As a result of running away from home at the age of 15 I found myself being sent abroad to Utah, to a vocational boarding school. Although it’s called a boarding school, it can be likened to that of a juvenile detention center. There were locks and alarms on the doors, you had every second of your day scheduled... Read more of this article

Opinion: Bermuda’s Entrepreneurship Scene

Opinion: Bermuda’s Entrepreneurship Scene

[Opinion column written by Nick Kempe] What a week! As the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] brings to close it’s involvement in a 7th Global Entrepreneurship Week [GEW]. It is clear that Bermudian innovation and talent measures up internationally both per capita and in absolute terms. Did you know that in GEW Bermuda’s first year,... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: Airport Development Plan

Opinion Column: Airport Development Plan

[Opinion column written by David Tavares & Erwin Adderley] Our early history records our place in the Maritime Atlantic World. Bermuda’s people and partners have a long history of providing service both in the hospitality, international and finance sectors of our economy. We have committed treason and indulged in pirating during our early isolation... Read more of this article

Sen. Woolridge: Cash Back For Communities

Sen. Woolridge: Cash Back For Communities

[Opinion column written by Senator Lynne Woolridge, One Bermuda Alliance Chairman] November so far seems to have been a busy month for the news media, so one story that I hoped would be given prominence threatens to fade into relative obscurity. I’m therefore using this medium to draw people’s attention to it once again. I am talking of the Cash... Read more of this article

Opinion: Lack Of Urgency On Ocean’s Potential

Opinion: Lack Of Urgency On Ocean’s Potential

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Given the crying need to add a third pillar to our economy – and not just prop up the existing two – there appears to be a staggering lack of urgency about exploring what the ocean could offer. The recent Sustainable Development Department report [which I found to be bland] on the future of the Island’s... Read more of this article

Wake Up, Stop The Violence, Fulfill Potential

Wake Up, Stop The Violence, Fulfill Potential

[Opinion column written by Eron Hill] In the recent weeks the sounds of gunshots have permeated the air all over the island. Reckless and senseless shooters have fired shots in a number of places where parents, teens, and children were all present in what otherwise would be a community friendly environment; on one of those occasions four young men were... Read more of this article

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Country Roads”

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Country Roads”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] This past weekend, the country roads indeed took me to the place I belonged. Not quite West Virginia, but Western Bermuda. The interior roads of Western Bermuda to be specific. Yet another week of canvassing in C33 led me to walk some roads I have never been before. As a proud “Back-of-towner,” I must confess... Read more of this article

Opinion: Looking For Financial Assistance?

Opinion: Looking For Financial Assistance?

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Looking for Financial Assistance? Many people believe that if things get really tough, they will be able to rely on Government’s Financial Assistance program for help. That’s true, but only up to the point where Government can still put dollars into Financial Assistance funding. Government’s audited accounts... Read more of this article

Opinion: Simmons On Investment, Seniors, Jobs

Opinion: Simmons On Investment, Seniors, Jobs

[Opinion column written by PLP constituency #33 candidate Jamahl Simmons] For nearly a month, I and others representing the Progressive Labour Party, have been pounding the pavement in Sandys South, sharing our vision and explaining how we must begin to get Bermuda headed in the right direction. As the PLP’s candidate for Constituency 33, I am... Read more of this article


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