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Column: Common Legal Issues With Property

Column: Common Legal Issues With Property

[Written by Mathew Kelly] At the property legal clinic I held throughout March, I heard a range of issues from people who attended. Interestingly I found that many people raised the same two issues, namely lost title deeds and conflicts involving parental property. These two problems cannot be easily fixed, yet they can be easily avoided. I suspect... Read more of this article

Column: Five Reasons To Focus On Road Safety

Column: Five Reasons To Focus On Road Safety

[Written by Piece of the Rock] Here’s the stark reality: Over the past decade, Bermuda has consistently ranked at the top for the number of road traffic fatalities per 100,000 population in the developed world. Yet, little has been done to tackle the problem.Based on recorded data over the past seven years, at least 1 in 5 Bermudians ended up at the... Read more of this article

Column: Resurgence Of ‘Sound Clash’ Culture

Column: Resurgence Of ‘Sound Clash’ Culture

[Written by 'Sound Boyz 4 Life'] Over the past five years, Bermuda has been enjoying a resurgence of the local reggae and dancehall culture as artists, sound system crews, event promoters, and SB4L.com have been campaigning for the preservation and promotion of true reggae and dancehall culture events within Bermuda as bars and clubs have become the... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Could You Argue That It Has Ended?’

Column: ‘Could You Argue That It Has Ended?’

[Opinion column written by Alex Conyers] “Something ominous began to happen in the United States in 2006. The rate of foreclosures on housing in low-income areas of older cities like Cleveland and Detroit suddenly leapt upwards. But officialdom and the media took no notice because the people affected were low-income, mainly African-American, immigrant... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Reflect On How We Treat Each Other’

Column: ‘Reflect On How We Treat Each Other’

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] April is designated as “Hospitality Month”, a time to reflect on how we treat each other, especially ‘strangers’. In Bermuda, we are more likely to think only of the second pillar of our economy. However, in its essence ‘hospitality’ speaks directly to how we treat fellow friends, family and ‘outsiders’.... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Strongly Condemn Terrorist Attacks’

Column: ‘Strongly Condemn Terrorist Attacks’

[Opinion column written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Social media and news agencies alike have been abuzz recently with the Westminster attack where a so-called ‘Muslim’ man injured and killed dozens of innocents in London. Once again, it becomes important to reiterate that Islam condemns such barbaric acts. Islamic teachings emphasize compassion, justice... Read more of this article

Column: Business CEOs, In Their Own Words

Column: Business CEOs, In Their Own Words

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] I am expected to fly Bermuda’s reputational flag. As CEO of the country’s business development agency, it’s a given. As the Geico ad goes, “it’s what you do.” I’m a staunch defender and pro-active advocate for the jurisdiction. I genuinely believe in Bermuda’s undeniable value as a blue-chip international... Read more of this article

Column: Ministers Responsibility, Accountability

Column: Ministers Responsibility, Accountability

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] The events leading up to and following the release of the Commission of Inquiry Report have been highly upsetting and distasteful. The Bermuda Public Services Union is on record stating that we support the principles of accountability and transparency, and therefore, the Union had no objection to the mandate... Read more of this article

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

Column: Having ‘Compu-Personal Syndrome’

[Opinion column written by Alex Conyers] This is the first of what I’ve been thinking for a while, and maybe the first post/editorial of a couple more to come. It is also the first diagnosis [that I know of] of what I think a couple of us might be feeling, experiencing, and/or suffering from, but are unable to put words to. It is a syndrome I have... Read more of this article

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

[Written by BEDC Chairman Nick Kempe] There is still the impression in the community that large amounts of financing will be needed to cash in on the numerous AC35 business opportunities. Far too many are operating under the belief that expensive equipment or guaranteed contracts are required to get in the game.However, there are a great number of... Read more of this article

Column: COI Report, Is Future More Important?

Column: COI Report, Is Future More Important?

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] The Commission of Inquiry report has received a lot of attention with much of the focus placed on what happened in the past but, in a way, is the future more important? While the Commission reported at length on a series of large infrastructure projects undertaken while the PLP was in Government, it also reported... Read more of this article

Column: ‘We Cannot Continue To Be Forgotten’

Column: ‘We Cannot Continue To Be Forgotten’

[Opinion column written by Liana Hall] This past Saturday, at the Bermuda Industrial Union’s International Women’s Day tea, I heard immense words of wisdom from the speakers. One would imagine that such knowledge and insight would come from decades of personal experience in the Bermuda of old and extensive research of our island’s history. However,... Read more of this article

Column: Day Of Atonement Christian Reflections

Column: Day Of Atonement Christian Reflections

[Opinion column written by Thaddeus Bruno] The elaborate atonement ceremonies under the Old Testament were shadows of spiritual realities discussed and developed in the New Testament. A study of these rituals is of great help in learning truths necessary to Christian living. The word atonement is from the Hebrew, kaphar, and means to cover or cancel.... Read more of this article