Tag: Opinion columns

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Death By Delay”

Opinion: Chris Famous On “Death By Delay”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] In December, the then Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin announced the OBA was looking to introduce pre-certification to the medical industry. This means that our physicians will be required to get approval from a faceless person on the end of a 1-800 number before any medical diagnostic procedures can be... Read more of this article

Opinion: “The Fight Against Crime Continues”

Opinion: “The Fight Against Crime Continues”

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Jeff Baron, Junior Minister of National Security & Legal Affairs] I hope Bermudians noticed, amid the clamour of the Budget Debate, that an Amendment to the Criminal Code was also passed to deal with a legal loophole pointed out by the Privy Council in London when they heard appeals against the sentencing of... Read more of this article

Opinion: A Reply To MP Sousa On Film Crew

Opinion: A Reply To MP Sousa On Film Crew

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] I doubt I’m the only one having trouble following the rationale put forward by, first Minister Fahy and now the OBA backbencher, MP Sousa. Essentially they seem to be arguing that denying the film crew permission to film on island was the right thing to do in order to defend Bermuda’s ‘reputational... Read more of this article

Opinion: The OBA & The Lamb-Foggo Closure

Opinion: The OBA & The Lamb-Foggo Closure

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Zane DeSilva] The One Bermuda Alliance can’t seem to keep their story straight on Lamb-Foggo. First, then Health Minister Pat Gordon-Pamplin closed the facility claiming the Urgent Care Centre was losing money. That was then proved to be untrue. Constituency #4 MP Suzanne Holshouser claimed she didn’t need... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Jeff Sousa On Film Crew Refusal

Opinion: MP Jeff Sousa On Film Crew Refusal

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Jeff Sousa] I think some Bermudians are looking the wrong way at Minister Michael Fahy’s refusal to grant a Canadian team permission to film a program about the murder of Rebecca Middleton. There is some feeling in the community that this is an attack on freedom of expression. How could that possibly be? The story... Read more of this article

Opinion: ‘Double Jeopardy’ Needs More Reform

Opinion: ‘Double Jeopardy’ Needs More Reform

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] The recent debacle over the barring of a Canadian film-crew from filming on the island has helped to shed light on the need for further legal reforms in Bermuda. In particular, it’s time to take another look at the issue of ‘double jeopardy’ – where individuals cannot be tried for the same offence... Read more of this article

Opinion: Chris Famous “Hit The Road Jack”

Opinion: Chris Famous “Hit The Road Jack”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” Friedrich Nietzsche Timeline Well, well, some new facts have been revealed by New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper which directly contradicts the public statement that Dr. Heatley made on March 18th:-1.... Read more of this article

Opinion: Most Precious Resources Are People

Opinion: Most Precious Resources Are People

[Opinion column written by Opposition Leader Marc Bean] Thank you all for your continued support. As we walk in the street and or attend events it means much to us to have our fellow Bermudians approach us and share their views and wishes with us. Our most precious resources are the people of this island. So today we would like to address the men of... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP On Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre

Opinion: MP On Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre

[Opinion column written by Nandi Outerbridge, MP for St George’s West] East End residents will be glad the Lamb-Foggo Urgent Care Centre has been given another year of life so that the Bermuda Hospitals Board and the Ministry of Health can consider their options in this distracting dilemma. But people have to think about the longer term. Even though... Read more of this article

Cannonier: “Keeping To The People’s Business”

Cannonier: “Keeping To The People’s Business”

[Opinion column written by Premier Craig Cannonier] It is my mission as Premier to bring about change that makes Bermuda work better for Bermudians. This can mean passing legislation that expands human rights, it can mean attracting foreign investment to create jobs; it can mean taking steps to protect our most vulnerable. Our objective is recovery... Read more of this article