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Opinion: Senator Ming On Plans To Close School

Opinion: Senator Ming On Plans To Close School

[Opinion column written by Senator Renee Ming] St George’s is more to me than the place I live. It is the place where I grew up. It is the place where my family is from and it is where I am raising my children. Some have used St George’s as a political football while displaying neither love nor commitment to the people who, like me, call... Read more of this article

Opinion: “When One Plus One Equals Eleven”

Opinion: “When One Plus One Equals Eleven”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Numbers don’t lie. From April 2004, Debt began rising. Debt has continued rising. The rising bars show the consequences of Government’s fiscal management and policies since 2004. Despite a change in political administrations, there has been no change whatsoever in Government’s pattern of borrowing and... Read more of this article

Hayward: Challenges Of Being A Young Leader

Hayward: Challenges Of Being A Young Leader

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] There is no doubt that unique challenges are associated with being a young leader. However, once a person realises that they have the ability and the willingness to lead, they should make it their priority to do so. Many young persons have the ability to take on leadership roles but lack the willingness. Everyone... Read more of this article

Charity Amalgamation Is Welcome Development

Charity Amalgamation Is Welcome Development

[Opinion column written by Minister Wayne Scott] The news that the Women’s Resource Centre [WRC] and Centre Against Abuse [CAA] have combined efforts and resources to provide services to the public is a welcome development. I congratulate them on their decision to merge. Bermuda has more than 400 charities serving every sector of society, some have... Read more of this article

Ball: ‘Getting Bermuda Out Of Economic Crisis’

Ball: ‘Getting Bermuda Out Of Economic Crisis’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Vic Ball] After reviewing both the Budget and the Reply to the Budget 2015/16, I can admit there are good points in both. However, my strong view is that the budget produced by the Finance Minister, the Hon E T Bob Richards, has the better approach to dealing with the fiscal responsibility of Bermuda over the next... Read more of this article

Chris Famous: “Continued Intent Of The OBA”

Chris Famous: “Continued Intent Of The OBA”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Pre-election The OBA went to great lengths to speak on the unemployment rate of Bermudian young adults.Post-election On February 13, 2013, Minister Michael Fahy introduced a draft policy to allow the children of nonBermudian guest workers the ability to seek summer employment in Bermuda. “Dependent Children... Read more of this article

Gender Representation In Decision-Making

Gender Representation In Decision-Making

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] Today, March 8th, 2015, marks the 104th International Women’s Day, and is celebrated as an official holiday in around 27 countries, while observed in other ways elsewhere – including Bermuda. Each year a different theme is adopted for the day, either by local organisations or by international organisations.... Read more of this article

Closing Recycling Centre Is “Step Backwards”

Closing Recycling Centre Is “Step Backwards”

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It is extremely distressing to hear that the Government has decided to close the recycling centre for at least a year. While it is understandable that we continue to be looking at ways to improve efficiencies, closing the recycling centre is absolutely the wrong way to do this. It sends a very worrying message... Read more of this article

Analysis: What Story The Budget Numbers Show

Analysis: What Story The Budget Numbers Show

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] In the furore over the Budget, no one took a clinical and dispassionate look at the numbers to see exactly what story the numbers tell. I’ve done that. Here’s the full backstory and it is all in the numbers. Financial Management: Financial control There are severe long-running problems within Government’s... Read more of this article

Opinion: Glen Smith On Government’s Budget

Opinion: Glen Smith On Government’s Budget

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Glen Smith] The Government’s 2015/16 Budget is a working plan to keep Bermuda moving toward recovery that meets people’s needs and gets government finances back on solid ground. It’s a big document that addresses global issues, local economics, the needs of various sectors of our economy and the pressure on government... Read more of this article


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