Tag: Opinion columns

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

Opposition Leader On Traditions, Ideas, Future

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] I would like to take this time to thank the people of Bermuda for their ideas, support and words of advice over the last few months. Your encouragement has rekindled a sense of Bermudian pride that is urgently needed at this point in our history. With nature we see the times of sowing and reaping... Read more of this article

Burchall: “Over The Hurdle, Into The Wall”

Burchall: “Over The Hurdle, Into The Wall”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] By December 2017, that $800 million that Government borrowed in December 2013, plus the $396 million ‘fluff money’ left over and put in between 2012 and 2017, will have been used up. April 1st 2017 will find the Bermuda Government beginning a scramble for millions to get through to FY 2020/21 and, particularly,... Read more of this article

Starling: We Need To Measure Quality Of Life

Starling: We Need To Measure Quality Of Life

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It was with some degree with amazement that I read the press release from MP Susan Jackson, acting Chair of the OBA. In this press release the OBA dismisses the proposal from Opposition MP Wayne Furbert to conduct a Quality of Life survey to establish how the island is suffering economically. Essentially,... Read more of this article

Senator Daniels: Time To Reevaluate PRCs

Senator Daniels: Time To Reevaluate PRCs

[Opinion column written by Senator Marc G. Daniels] On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Minister Michael Fahy, without any consultation or open dialogue, made an announcement that OBA would drop the PRC appeal. Having read MP Sylvan Richards’s recent opinion piece dated July 29, 2014, it seems as if we are now truly witnessing a game of Masterpiece Theatre. Contrary... Read more of this article

Deacon: ‘Sometimes You Have To Laugh’

Deacon: ‘Sometimes You Have To Laugh’

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] Sometimes you just have to laugh. I did when I read this from Zane DeSilva I know the PLP has been trying its hardest to rewrite a lot of history, but this is quite a bizarre attempt. It overlooks the fact that the PLP built this development in order to house two Bermudians – how much did that cost the taxpayer? It... Read more of this article

Rev. Tweed Responds To Canon Francis’ Letter

Rev. Tweed Responds To Canon Francis’ Letter

[Written by Rev. Nicholas Tweed in response to the letter to the editor by Canon James W. Francis] The time has truly come for people of goodwill to let their voices be heard. There is a saying, “call a spade a spade!” It is very interesting yet hardly surprising that individuals who have played no role in the quest to create a fair and just Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Comeau: PRC Holders’ Right To Citizenship

Comeau: PRC Holders’ Right To Citizenship

[Opinion column written by Kevin Comeau] Recently, in an attempt to clarify the PLP’s position, MP Walton Brown publicly stated the PLP’s rationale behind their opposition to the right of PRC holders to obtain Bermuda status, and then presented a two-step solution to resolve the problem. By examining the PLP’s rationale and proposed solution from... Read more of this article

Starling: New Waste Disposal Laws Needed

Starling: New Waste Disposal Laws Needed

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] While I am currently off-island, I understand from media reports and discussion on social media that recently there have been some issues regarding trash collection. This was a bit of a hot topic in the run up to the 2012 election, being held up by many opposed to the then PLP government as evidence as mismanagement.... Read more of this article

Larry Burchall: “When The Money Runs Out”

Larry Burchall: “When The Money Runs Out”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Nine days before Christmas 2013, Minister for Finance Bob Richards completed borrowing $800 million. Most people probably thought that was a lot of money. However, that $800 million will be gone before Christmas 2017. In fact, less than six months after 16th December 2013, by 11th June 2014, more than half... Read more of this article

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

Starling: Ewing Trees Provide Many Benefits

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] It was heartening to see that some residents of Ewing Street, along with the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST], took the initiative to defend the street’s trees yesterday [Aug 5]. While it’s true the City of Hamilton did advertise their imminent removal, this advertisement ran in... Read more of this article


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