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Column: Carla Seely On Pension Rollovers

Column: Carla Seely On Pension Rollovers

[Written by Carla Seely] Gone are the days when people worked for the same employer for 50 years. By the time we retire, most of us will have worked at several different companies, perhaps in different countries and even in different industries. In the course of your career, you probably will have accumulated pension money through a company pension... Read more of this article

Column: Michael Dunkley On Casino Gaming

Column: Michael Dunkley On Casino Gaming

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Dunkley] On March 1st 2019, Minister Dickinson provided the House of Assembly with a statement “Update on the Work of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission.” I was naturally interested in this update as gaming is an amenity which can benefit our hospitality industry and Bermuda. In addition, there has been an... Read more of this article

Column: Minister Rabain On ASD Programme

Column: Minister Rabain On ASD Programme

[Opinion column written by Minister of Education Diallo Rabain] Education is not only the foundation for success in people’s lives; it is also something that enhances people’s lives. Every child should have access to a high-quality education so that they may live their life to the fullest extent. The Bermuda Public School System [BPSS] is a comprehensive... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Experiential Learning At Its Best’

Column: ‘Experiential Learning At Its Best’

[Opinion column written by Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain] In my Motion to Adjourn speech on July 19th , I stated that I intend to be the longest serving Education Minister in Bermuda. This was not said to be vain, but was said because I recognize how disruptive it can be to our education system to have a revolving door of Ministers of Education.... Read more of this article

Column: MP Leah Scott On Emigration

Column: MP Leah Scott On Emigration

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] Premier David was quoted as making the following comment in the House of Assembly on Friday, July 12: “I don’t think economic reasons are the main reasons that people leave Bermuda. The main [reasons] revolve around education and issues inside our community around violence and gang violence.” My OBA... Read more of this article

Column: Response To Child Safeguarding Bill

Column: Response To Child Safeguarding Bill

[Opinion column written by Kelly Hunt, the Executive Director of the Coalition for the Protection of Children] This is a vital leap forward for Child Rights and child protection in Bermuda. Firstly, we want to commend the government for making these historical, and necessary changes for child safeguarding. This Bill demonstrates that the welfare of... Read more of this article

Column: OBA On Child Safeguarding Bill 2019

Column: OBA On Child Safeguarding Bill 2019

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe] Last week, the Government rushed a Bill entitled the Child Safeguarding Bill 2019 through the Senate, despite Opposition protests as to the unnecessary disregarding of due process. Only Senators were invited to a briefing session less than 48 hours before the Senate sitting in order... Read more of this article

Column: Being Financially Independent

Column: Being Financially Independent

[Written by Carla Seely] I was raised in a middle-class family of six. My father worked while my mother stayed at home to look after the family. I come from what is defined as “Generation X”, or what others term the “middle-child generation” – a generation which is self-reliant, savvy, and somewhat calculating. I was raised from day one to... Read more of this article

Column: Robinson On Reasons For Emigration

Column: Robinson On Reasons For Emigration

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] The Premier, David Burt, recently told the House that empirical evidence for the reasons people emigrate from Bermuda did not exist. Despite that, he blamed the exodus on gangs and education – and I am sure both issues have an effect. Sadly, there probably are people who feel that in order to... Read more of this article

Column: Are You Better Off Under The PLP?

Column: Are You Better Off Under The PLP?

[Opinion column written by Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe] Two years after the PLP was elected, can you honestly say that today you are better off? With a raft of new or increased taxes, it is hard to believe that anyone’s wallets are fatter now compared to 2017. Increased land tax, new and increased sugar tax, a business dividend tax targeted... Read more of this article

Column: Protecting, Managing Bermuda’s Ocean

Column: Protecting, Managing Bermuda’s Ocean

[Opinion column written by Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban] Bermuda, my home, is the ocean. Our island, of just 22 square miles, sits in the subtropical mid-Atlantic Ocean, one of the most isolated pieces of land in the world. Like all islanders here, I grew up swimming on our beautiful beaches and fishing off the rocks. Without... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Re-establish Our Leadership Position’

Column: ‘Re-establish Our Leadership Position’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Marcus Jones] The Senate recently ratified the Economic Substance Amendment Act of 2019 after passing unanimously in the House of Assembly. Within our democracy it is advantageous that legislation being considered that impacts the economic health of our country be studiously contemplated, rigorously debated and... Read more of this article

Column: Capitalism, Taxes & Income Inequality

Column: Capitalism, Taxes & Income Inequality

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] There is more money in circulation, more billionaires and more millionaires in the world today than in any other period in history. According to Oxfam’s 2018 annual report on world wealth distribution, the 26 richest people in the world had the same net worth as the poorest half of the world’s... Read more of this article