Tag: Opinion columns

Opinion Column: Chris Famous On Privatisation

Opinion Column: Chris Famous On Privatisation

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” ― Harry S. Truman What a difference an election makes. Pre-election: “Privatisation is not part of our plan. We plan to revive this economy, to regrow Bermuda without looking at privatization.” – Shadow Finance... Read more of this article

Burchall: How “Nanci” Grew In The Ten Years

Burchall: How “Nanci” Grew In The Ten Years

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Many people say that Bermuda’s business model and the global business model have changed and that simply increasing Bermuda’s ResPop is not the only answer to Bermuda’s existing economic problem. But what, exactly, did change? What will a solution look like? From Tourist Playground to Business Park From... Read more of this article

Opinion: Time To Lower The Voting Age?

Opinion: Time To Lower The Voting Age?

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] The recent Scottish independence referendum has been inspiring on many levels, not the least for the 86% turn out, or the national conversation [and resulting UK wide discussion now on constitutional change] related to the referendum itself. One of the key lessons that one can draw from the independence... Read more of this article

Opinion: BEDC’s Small Business Assistance

Opinion: BEDC’s Small Business Assistance

[Opinion column written by Nick Kempe] Yesterday’s opinion article is quite timely as it provides me with the opportunity to both highlight the many resources available to entrepreneurs as well to clarify the support available to new and fledgling businesses. Tangible help. The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] supports the development... Read more of this article

Opinion: Lynne Woolridge On The Economy

Opinion: Lynne Woolridge On The Economy

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Lynne Woolridge] I’m sure there are many people in Bermuda who, like me, learned as children to believe that hard work, thrift, honesty, and patience were the keys to a successful life. Those ethics were at the root of the success of the newly-independent American colonies. Young Americans were taught them in... Read more of this article

Michael Weeks: “Make Our Youth A Priority”

Michael Weeks: “Make Our Youth A Priority”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Michael Weeks] “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.” ~ James W. Frick Since taking office the OBA has taken a series of steps that have impacted our youth and that have created even greater challenges for those young Bermudians... Read more of this article

Opinion: Small Businesses Need Assistance

Opinion: Small Businesses Need Assistance

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] For me, this is quite timely – but only because I was going to write a blog on what I perceive are the obstacles to setting up a small business here in Bermuda. The US Consul General’s initiative is to be welcomed and it is to his credit that Robert Settje is contributing to Bermuda in such a way. But despite... Read more of this article

Michael Frith: “Insurance Is Big Business”

Michael Frith: “Insurance Is Big Business”

[Column written by Michael Frith, a director at Conyers Dill & Pearman Limited’s Bermuda office and a specialist in corporate insurance and regulatory law, originally published in Insider Quarterly] Go to any city in the world, and look for the grandest or most iconic modern building there. Chances are it’s owned by an insurance company. And... Read more of this article

Opinion: “Surrendering Our Independence”

Opinion: “Surrendering Our Independence”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Once upon a time there was a strong movement for Independence for Bermuda. In 1995, Premier John W Swan tested that national feeling by calling a Referendum on Independence. Though skewed by an Opposition organized boycott, that 1995 Referendum said “No!” However, the idea of Independence has never actually... Read more of this article

Opinion Part #2: Making A “Panopticon Prison”

Opinion Part #2: Making A “Panopticon Prison”

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] In a previous OpEd I introduced the idea of the Panopticon, and how Bermuda’s fancy new CCTV system is making our island into a large panopticon [all-seeing] prison. In this prison all of us are prisoners and may be watched at any time by the guard tower, in the form of CCTV. We don’t know if/when we’re... Read more of this article


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