Hashtag: #OpinionColumns

Column: Ministers Without Portfolio, Cabinet Office

Column: Ministers Without Portfolio, Cabinet Office

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] When announcing the recent Cabinet changes the Premier lauded the fact that he had consolidated ministries from 11 to 10. He made no mention that with his second cabinet shuffle in 16 months the size of Cabinet has actually grown. With the growth of Cabinet there are now two Ministers, one titled a “Minister... Read more of this article

Column: Second Cabinet Shuffle In 16 Months

Column: Second Cabinet Shuffle In 16 Months

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] I am curious and concerned upon learning of the Cabinet shuffle by Premier Burt, the second in 16 months after the election last year. In addition, it must be noted that the Premier was misleading in his comments when he went to great lengths to stress the consolidation of ministries from 11-10. He did not... Read more of this article

Column: Yoga Can Help Runners Improve

Column: Yoga Can Help Runners Improve

[Written by Robin Holder] Runners can improve their performance on and off the road by incorporating yoga into their fitness routine Yoga is perhaps the best cross training method to prevent injuries, gain strength and optimize breathing. Yoga can make you a better runner. The repetitive nature of running and the overuse of some muscle groups while... Read more of this article

Column: Continue To Fight For Bermudians

Column: Continue To Fight For Bermudians

[Opinion column written by MP Dennis Lister III] As the government seeks to execute our agenda and deliver on the promises made to Bermudians, we must also remain vigilant against those who seek to spread misinformation, create disunity, or undermine that work. With the PLP’s mandate it would be easy to be arrogant and ignore the forces that seek... Read more of this article

Column: Prime Opportunity In Cannabis Market

Column: Prime Opportunity In Cannabis Market

[Opinion column written by Ryan Robinson Perinchief] The recent announcement by Premier David Burt that Bermuda will soon allow medical cannabis should be heralded and commended as a step in the right direction. However, in order to be truly progressive and reap the benefits, Bermuda should get ahead of the game and legalize it entirely. From an economic... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Must Protect Its Interests

Column: Bermuda Must Protect Its Interests

[Opinion column written by David Tavares] After reading the questions and comments made at the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee enquiry on the “Future of the UK Overseas Territories”, I recalled reading a letter to the Editor column of the Times published in December 1955. The letter was in response to a letter complaining... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Trumpets Little, While Many Struggle’

Column: ‘Trumpets Little, While Many Struggle’

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] I read with interest the Opinion by Senator Caesar titled “Been Busy Expanding Opportunities.” This article is another PLP media release that trumpets little while many Bermudians continue to struggle and lack opportunities. I am not surprised by the attack on the former OBA Government and, again in this... Read more of this article

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

[Opinion column written by Jessica Riederer] This Saturday, my aunt Carol Mullan and I visited a few West End beaches to clean up the trash that was washing in. There was a lot of it. On the way home, I was telling my aunt that I had visited the public dock at Ely’s Harbour a few weeks ago and had been horrified by the amount of rubbish that was... Read more of this article

Column: At Home In The Innovation Nation

Column: At Home In The Innovation Nation

[Opinion column written by DrumG Technologies Chief Operating Officer Stafford Lowe] I remember that some eyebrows were raised when we first announced our decision to be based in Bermuda. Even the professional services firms we engaged with to get ourselves started were forced to do some careful thinking. This wasn’t part of the normal playbook, you... Read more of this article

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] last week published a report which deserves close attention. While three years ago, the historic Paris Conference concluded with a consensus limiting any median temperature rise to 2 degrees C, this latest meeting of the IPCC has concluded... Read more of this article

Column: Politics & World Marine Protected Areas

Column: Politics & World Marine Protected Areas

[Written by Sue Farran] Zones of ocean known as Marine Protected Areas [MPAs] are all the rage. They have no single or agreed definition, but essentially they are areas of sea in which human activity is restricted or prohibited in order to preserve and protect marine habitat and species. They may be small coastal areas or very large off-shore expanses... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Been Busy Expanding Opportunities’

Column: ‘Been Busy Expanding Opportunities’

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister for Tourism Senator Crystal Caesar] Since winning the General Election of 2017, the PLP, under the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism has been busy providing opportunities for the people of Bermuda. These are opportunities for all Bermudians; the people who entrusted us with leading our island home. The... Read more of this article

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last summer I have had the privilege and honour to represent Bermuda during the 43rd annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] conference held in Cayman Islands June 16thto June 23rd. During this conference we got to meet fellow parliamentarians from around the Caribbean region. Some were... Read more of this article