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Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

[Opinion column written by Paul Hare] When the Brexit referendum result was announced last June, I was working on the Turks and Caicos Islands, one of the UK’s overseas territories in the Caribbean. A collection of about 40 tropical islands, of which eight are inhabited, people there were shocked at the result. They were annoyed they hadn’t had... Read more of this article

Column: Storms & Bermuda-Based Re/Insurers

Column: Storms & Bermuda-Based Re/Insurers

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Thirty years ago, Hurricane Emily hit Bermuda. She was a Cat 1 storm—and the first major tempest of its kind that many islanders can remember. The previous hurricane that strong was back in 1948. Emily made landfall on September 25, 1987, packing 90-mile-per-hour winds, gusts up to 112, and even a few tornadoes. Emily’s... Read more of this article

Column: Is It Time To Start Downsizing?

Column: Is It Time To Start Downsizing?

[Written by Carla Seely] Imagine that glorious day when your children have grown into adults and the “Bank of Mum and Dad“ has finally closed for good. Now imagine your house is free of clutter, you have a nice healthy balance in your pension and investments and, most importantly, you just handed in your notice at work because you are ready to... Read more of this article

Column: Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Column: Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

[Written by Dr Kuni Frith] The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is comprised of several layers and has numerous functions. The skin works hard to protect the body. It is responsible for sensations such as heat/cold, touch and pain along with transmitting messages to the brain about the environment around us. The skin naturally regulates temperature... Read more of this article

Column: Law Firms & Cyber Security

Column: Law Firms & Cyber Security

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] Hello Hackers My veterinarian was recently hacked. Someone wanted to extort money from them as ransom for private information they held. On dogs… and cats. And of course, more realistically, their clients. It was dealt with and they beefed up their software and data systems. But, to me, it was a telling example... Read more of this article

Column: Richards, JetGate, Lessons To Learn

Column: Richards, JetGate, Lessons To Learn

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] That Bob Richards interview in the newspaper confirmed what most of us already knew, The OBA did not tell us all there was to know about the so-called Jetgate affair. But that was always a kind of open secret, wasn’t it? What is new is the claim that former leader and Premier Craig Cannonier was the ‘fall... Read more of this article

Diet & Nutrition To Combat Chronic Diseases

Diet & Nutrition To Combat Chronic Diseases

[Written by Dr Kuni Frith] Bermuda is experiencing epidemic proportions of chronic disease. We boast the highest rates of cancer, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity per capita in the world. In the twenty first century with numerous drugs on the market for every disease known to humankind and new drugs being manufactured and fast tracked weekly,... Read more of this article

Column: Plan On Leaving An Inheritance?

Column: Plan On Leaving An Inheritance?

[Written by Carla Seely] Leaving an inheritance or a legacy for the next generation is definitely a personal choice and there is no right or wrong answer to it. Giving an inheritance can mean sacrificing your today for someone else’s tomorrow. If you talk to the elderly, you will hear that the focus was always on making the next generation more... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

Column: ‘Overwhelming Mandate To Govern’

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] That was fun, Pat. For over a week afterwards, I was still getting positive feedback about Bernews’ election night coverage. The audience reach was nothing short of impressive, both here and abroad. Well done – and thank you. People then asked what the result means. It means quite simply this: the Progressive... Read more of this article

Column: Social Media & Lawyers: Why So Afraid?

Column: Social Media & Lawyers: Why So Afraid?

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] I’m an attorney in my mid-forties. Every day, I tweet and retweet. I go on LinkedIn to comment on articles. I go on Facebook. I’ve written my own articles and published them on Medium, LinkedIn Pulse and then tweeted them. Social media. When I mention it to many colleagues who tend to be my age or above,... Read more of this article

Column: Jurisdictional Advocacy Beyond Politics

Column: Jurisdictional Advocacy Beyond Politics

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] The politics of reputation can pose thorny challenges. As Warren Buffett famously noted, “it takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it.” Especially if you’re a small, highly successful jurisdiction that finds itself in the bulls-eye of global grandstanding. Bermuda’s long-established... Read more of this article

Column: Creating A Human Tan Inside The Lab

Column: Creating A Human Tan Inside The Lab

[Written by Dr. David E. Fisher] Like many of my Northeast neighbors here in the U.S., I look forward to the warmth of the summer months during the cold and snowy winters. But as a physician and scientific researcher, I also view summer as a time that poses a significant population health risk: damaging UV radiation from the sun. Recently, my colleagues... Read more of this article

Column: Optimizing Potential Of This Generation

Column: Optimizing Potential Of This Generation

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The Year 1967 was a pivotal one for Bermuda. In late July 1967, after a period of Negotiations between representatives of the Progressive Labour Party and the United Bermuda Party, the Bermuda Constitution was legislated in the British Parliament in London. This provided the framework for a democratic Island,... Read more of this article