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Column: OBA’s King On Bye-Election & More

Column: OBA’s King On Bye-Election & More

[Opinion column written by Robert King] To some, it may have come as a surprise to see me entering the political ring as the candidate for constituency 10, Smith’s North. But for those who know me, you know that besides being a man who carries himself with the utmost integrity, I am passionate about advocating for the betterment of the people of Bermuda. While... Read more of this article

Column: PLP’s Simmons On Bye-Election & More

Column: PLP’s Simmons On Bye-Election & More

[Opinion column written by Senator Lindsay Simmons] I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has taken the time to reach out and offer their support and encouragement since I was announced as the PLP candidate for Constituency 10 Smith’s North. Over the past six months, we have been out canvassing on the doorsteps of C10. We didn’t... Read more of this article

Opinion: Kim Swan On OBA, Health Costs & More

Opinion: Kim Swan On OBA, Health Costs & More

[Opinion column written by Kim Swan] The One Bermuda Alliance’s recent series of opinion columns said in several hundred words what they could have simply said in five. “Let’s do nothing for Bermudians.” The One Bermuda Alliance may be oblivious to the real financial struggles that Bermudians are facing but we within the Progressive... Read more of this article

Column: Shrinking Your Digital Shadow

Column: Shrinking Your Digital Shadow

[Opinion column written by The TLC Group] From social media posts to online shopping habits, our digital footprint paints a detailed picture of who we are, what we like, and where we’ve been. While this data fuels convenience and personalization, it can also raise concerns about privacy and security. A large digital footprint exposes you to potential... Read more of this article

Column: Four Reasons To Like The Market

Column: Four Reasons To Like The Market

[Written by Bryan Dooley] So far this year, financial markets have demonstrated remarkable resilience. To date, the S&P 500 and the MSCI World Stock Index have posted gains of 7.28% and 6.12%, respectively, signaling a robust start. However, with market indices recently touching new highs and the S&P 500 surpassing most Wall Street strategists’... Read more of this article

Column: Tessitore On Borrowing, Debt & More

Column: Tessitore On Borrowing, Debt & More

[Opinion column written by OBA candidate Sophia Tessitore] “What better way could we service future generations in this country than unshackling them from debt?” – OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson on the Government Loans Amendment Act 2024. Echoing the statements of my colleagues in the House of Assembly and the Senate, I would like to share my... Read more of this article

Column: Data Inventory & Personnel Changes

Column: Data Inventory & Personnel Changes

[Written by the TLC group] Organizations collect a vast amount of information. From customer details to employee records, managing this data effectively is crucial. But what happens when your understanding of this data becomes outdated? This is where the importance of a data inventory review comes in. A data inventory is a comprehensive record of all... Read more of this article

Review: Bermuda Idol Singing Competition

Review: Bermuda Idol Singing Competition

[Written by Dale Butler] Congratulations are in order for Inter-Island Communications Limited, celebrating 20 years in business come this July 5, 2024. They operate the Hott 107.5 FM and Magic 102.7 FM radio stations and have a lengthy list of community activities which they support. The development of Bermuda Idol is one of the most anticipated music... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Waldinger On Joy Of Kite Flying

Column: Dr Waldinger On Joy Of Kite Flying

[Opinion column written by Dr Robert J. Waldinger] Good Friday is just around the corner, which means Bermudians across the island are getting their tissue paper and kite strings ready. Did you know, though, that the simple act of flying a kite, a tradition deeply ingrained in Bermuda’s culture, might also provide unexpected health benefits? In... Read more of this article

Column: Chris Famous On Housing & OBA

Column: Chris Famous On Housing & OBA

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] In 2022 I was asked to join the board of the Bermuda Housing Corporation. There I met persons dedicated to providing affordable housing for almost 800 Bermudian families of various stations in life. For full disclosure, board members are paid $50 per month / Chairman $100 per month. Over the course of the last... Read more of this article

Column: MP Burgess On Mr King’s Remarks

Column: MP Burgess On Mr King’s Remarks

[Opinion column written by MP Derrick Burgess] It is deeply disappointing but not surprising that the OBA’s newest face is bringing back one of the old UBP messages. OBA candidate Robert King went out of his way to attack, in his own words the “Black Civil Service”. This follows in line with the attacks made online daily against our... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Housing & Healthcare

Column: Famous On Housing & Healthcare

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Last Friday, March 15th, the One Bermuda Alliance [OBA], inclusive of Susan Jackson, Ben Smith, Craig Cannonier, and Micheal Dunkley, all led by Jarion Richardson, voted against the Progressive Labour Party’s efforts to keep Health Insurance costs down and create more affordable housing for the people of... Read more of this article

Column: TLC Group On Phishing, AI & More

Column: TLC Group On Phishing, AI & More

[Opinion column written by The TLC Group] Remember those laughably bad emails from a “Nigerian Prince” promising untold riches? Well, phishing scams haven’t gone extinct – they’ve gotten a lot smarter, and even scarier. These days, cybercriminals are wielding a new weapon: generative AI. These powerful algorithms can create... Read more of this article

Column: Caesar On Pathways, Politics & More

Column: Caesar On Pathways, Politics & More

[Opinion column written by MP Crystal Caesar] Eight years ago this week, Bermudians of all races, beliefs, and political affiliations took a stand against the One Bermuda Alliance’s [OBA] Pathways to Status. Throughout our 400-year history immigration has been utilised as a means to oppress, overlook, and impede progress for Bermudians. Eight years... Read more of this article

Column: Are You Ready For An AML/ATF Audit?

Column: Are You Ready For An AML/ATF Audit?

[Column written by Melissa Rodrigues McBeath] As you will be all too familiar to our regulated sector, keeping on top of the continuous changing landscape can be challenging. This is the case from an anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing ["AML/ATF"] perspective, during 2023, with the issue of revised Guidance Notes for AML/ATF Regulated... Read more of this article

Column: Building A Privacy Team

Column: Building A Privacy Team

[Written by TLC Group] While a single data privacy representative might seem like a good starting point, often the reality is, data protection is far too complex to be tackled by one individual. Here’s why building a privacy team is the key to safeguarding user information and ensuring compliance with ever-evolving regulations. But choosing the... Read more of this article