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Opinion: Time To End Breed-Specific Legislation

Opinion: Time To End Breed-Specific Legislation

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] I would like to commend the group that has launched a petition calling for an end to breed-specific legislation in Bermuda. They quite rightly point out many of the flaws inherent to breed-specific legislation, and stress that no one breed is inherently more violent than another – the key is in the training... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Bermudian Employment

Column: Famous On Bermudian Employment

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] On Monday March 2, 2015 Tourism Minister Crockwell delivered The Hotels Concession [Pink Beach Hotel] Order 2015 [PDF]. Minister Crockwell stated, “Mr. Speaker, the developer plans to employ between 80 and 100 construction positions with the majority of these jobs being held by Bermudians. Pink Beach Hotel... Read more of this article

Column: Burchall “Nanci Is The Real Issue”

Column: Burchall “Nanci Is The Real Issue”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall]Once you’ve studied the chart, you should be able to work out all of Government’s strategic management problems. If not, here is a set of facts – just facts – that will help you see and understand. Fact One – Few people talk about this. “This” is the obvious and large – humongous, even –... Read more of this article

“PLP Working To Make Vision 2025 A Reality”

“PLP Working To Make Vision 2025 A Reality”

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Michael Weeks] Bermudians have had an opportunity to see for themselves just what the OBA is about and most of us don’t like what we are seeing; skyrocketing unemployment, a slew of broken promises, a seemingly never ending series of political scandals and an agenda that seems driven to benefit everyone but the... Read more of this article

April TV: New Shows And Specials On Cable

April TV: New Shows And Specials On Cable

[Written by Shavonne Jeffries, Bermuda CableVision] An interesting statistic crossed my desk the other day about the sheer volume of new programming coming out on TV nowadays. In 1999, there were 26 original scripted series on cable in prime time and late night. By 2014, that number had increased to 199 – or a jump of 665 percent. And that number... Read more of this article

Opinion: Kim Swan “We Must Demand Better”

Opinion: Kim Swan “We Must Demand Better”

[Opinion column written by  Kim Swan] At a recent OBA Town Hall meeting in the Town of St. George – amidst a crowd which contained many of my former UBP colleagues and members ‎[now OBA] from all over the island — I was reminded of how important it was not to contravene the UNESCO World Heritage designation the Town of St. George enjoys. Many... Read more of this article

Opinion: Sylvan Richards On New Airport Plans

Opinion: Sylvan Richards On New Airport Plans

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Sylvan Richards] Christopher Famous has made a number of criticisms of Bermuda’s proposed new airport project, which may lead your readers to suppose that for some unexplained reason we have made a very, very bad decision. That’s not the case at all, and I would appreciate an opportunity to set the record straight. Bermuda... Read more of this article

Opinion: Burchall On “Zombie Economics”

Opinion: Burchall On “Zombie Economics”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] Several years ago, in Seattle, I attended a lecture on economics given by a Czech economist. He used the term “zombie economics”. From all that I see and hear in my Bermuda, I reckon that we are almost practicing a form of “zombie economics”. In horror movies, zombies are depicted as ugly big-eyed,... Read more of this article

Opinion: Senator Ball On Job-Seekers Skills

Opinion: Senator Ball On Job-Seekers Skills

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Vic Ball] Bermuda was once the envy of the world with our over-employment. It was not uncommon for a worker to be able to walk off one job in the morning and get another job in the afternoon. Some of us had two or three jobs at a time. However, Bermuda is suffering from an economic crisis. It was caused by a combination... Read more of this article

Opinion: Famous On Airport Development Plans

Opinion: Famous On Airport Development Plans

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] On Nov 10th, 2014, Minister Bob Richards announced that a MOU was signed with the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC] for the re-development of the LF Wade International Airport. Who is CCC? CCC is a federal Crown corporation established by the Canadian government for the sole purpose of facilitating international... Read more of this article

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