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Column: Getting Ahead In Your Fifties

Column: Getting Ahead In Your Fifties

[Written by Carla Seely] You have worked hard, saved hard, almost paid off your mortgage and the children have left the nest and are now financially independent. For most, this shift occurs in your fifties; your financial commitments lessen and your focus shifts towards your future. The reality is, when you are in your 50s you can see retirement on... Read more of this article

Column: Reflecting On Evolution Of Fatherhood

Column: Reflecting On Evolution Of Fatherhood

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Does Anyone Know Who Their Father Is? This question posed in the Greek Myth, The Odyssey, is asked by a son who grew up while his father spent many years ‘fighting battles in distant lands’. The answer wouldn’t pertain to DNA, but something deeper. During his father’s absence, the son experienced his own challenging... Read more of this article

‘Suicide Is Grief With The Volume Turned Up’

‘Suicide Is Grief With The Volume Turned Up’

[Written by Chris Gibbons, following the death of his 25-year-old daughter Jessica Gibbons]It’s the questions that haunt you. Long after the initial shock has subsided, and the funeral flowers have faded, the unanswered and unanswerable questions that a suicide leaves in its wake echo over and over again in your head no matter how hard you try to... Read more of this article

Column: Tackle Underlying Causes To Halt Trend

Column: Tackle Underlying Causes To Halt Trend

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] A little more than a year-and-a-half ago, a reporter asked me and other political and community leaders whether the abatement, or lull, in gun violence in Bermuda then signaled that that horrific trend had come to its long overdue end. I essentially said no. Realizing then that one season does not a year... Read more of this article

Column: 5 Reasons To Look Forward To Foil Fest

Column: 5 Reasons To Look Forward To Foil Fest

[Written by Adam Barboza, Project Manager for the ACBDA] On Saturday, June 25, Dockyard will be buzzing from 11am to 4pm when America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA] and WEDCO host Foil Fest, featuring Artemis Racing, Oracle Team USA and SoftBank Team Japan. There are a wide variety of reasons to join in the Foil Fest fun and below are just a few… Foil Fest... Read more of this article

Column: Wishing All A Blessed Ramadan

Column: Wishing All A Blessed Ramadan

[Opinion column written by Shabnam Jheengoor] This week, Muslims around the world welcomed the month Ramadan, where believers fast from sunrise to sunset each day for 29 or 30 days. Described by the Vatican as an opportunity for “human and spiritual growth”, fasting is part of an ancient tradition found in many world religions, and is one... Read more of this article

Column: Rev Burchall On ‘Why We Can’t Wait’

Column: Rev Burchall On ‘Why We Can’t Wait’

[Opinion column written by Reverend John-Anthony Burchall] The June 23rd Referendum makes a healthy and thoughtful demand upon us as an Island nation, but this is conditional upon our communal ability to accept and meet this moment with a healthy dose of compassion mixed with justice and not premature prejudice born of fear, or disparaging discrimination... Read more of this article

Rolfe Commissiong’s Tribute To Muhammad Ali

Rolfe Commissiong’s Tribute To Muhammad Ali

[Opinion column written by Rolfe Commissiong] “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I am not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor... Read more of this article

Dr Brown Reflects On Muhammad Ali’s Legacy

Dr Brown Reflects On Muhammad Ali’s Legacy

[Opinion column written by Dr Ewart Brown] Even though he was only four years older, I always thought of Muhammad Ali as my big brother. I first met him as a teenager, outside my father’s bar in Flatts, and shook his huge right hand. I have adored the brother ever since. I followed every written or televised word about Cassius Clay. My admiration... Read more of this article

Column: Muhammad Ali, The Passing Of An Icon

Column: Muhammad Ali, The Passing Of An Icon

[Written by Glenn Fubler] The death of ‘The Greatest’ – Muhammad Ali – on June 3rd marks the passing of an icon. Sports Illustrated had named him ‘Sportsman of the 20th Century’ and the BBC called him the ‘Sports Personality’ of that Century. His skill as a boxer was without question, however his commitment to principle –... Read more of this article

Column: Muhammad Ali Taught Us To Stand Up

Column: Muhammad Ali Taught Us To Stand Up

[Written by Chris Famous] When I think of Muhammad Ali his illustrious boxing career does not event come into my mind. Not one stat, not one fight. What does come into my mind is my entire primary school being sat down in the early 1970’s to watch a movie about a black man with a strange name who was prepared to lose all that he had in order to stand... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Strong Ratings Set Bermuda Apart’

Column: ‘Strong Ratings Set Bermuda Apart’

[Written by Ross Webber] Earlier this year, I was asked to chat with a couple of visiting analysts from Standard & Poor’s. The ratings agency, like AM Best, Fitch, and others, periodically sends its experts to do a pulse-check on the island’s economy, measuring everything from GDP growth and the effects of national debt to our level of fiscal... Read more of this article

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