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Column: Bermuda & Digital Assets A Busy 2018

Column: Bermuda & Digital Assets A Busy 2018

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] The beginning Looking at it from a Fintech perspective, 2018 was both a formative and busy year for Bermuda. It primarily started back in January, 2018. The Premier and his Minister, Wayne Caines, along with representatives from the Bermuda Business Development Agency attended the annual World Economic Forum... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Time To Come Clean’ On Arbitrade

Column: ‘Time To Come Clean’ On Arbitrade

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] After the Premier’s Question period last Friday in Parliament, Premier David Burt was forced to take the seldom used “Personal Explanation” period during the next sitting on Monday to correct a misleading answer to a question I put to him. Last Friday during the question period I asked Premier Burt what... Read more of this article

Column: Teen Offers Global Warming Challenge

Column: Teen Offers Global Warming Challenge

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Taking a courageous stand on a fundamental principle, that has global implications, is challenging for most people, let alone a 15-year-old girl. These past two weeks, during the UN’s Annual Climate Change Conference [COP24], many international media outlets have become aware of the story of one-such teen. Amongst... Read more of this article

Column: Managing A Financial Windfall

Column: Managing A Financial Windfall

[Written by Carla Seely] At some point in their lives, most people have thought about what they would do if they had a sudden positive change in their finances – maybe quit their job, travel the world, buy a house or pay off their mortgage. I certainly have played the game with my husband, dreaming about what we would do if we inherited or won a... Read more of this article

Column: Community Clean Up Efforts Continue

Column: Community Clean Up Efforts Continue

[Written by Chris Famous] Today we wish to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers, including a number of workers from Works And Engineering, who assisted in the first stage of clearing the pathway between Devon Springs Road and Green Acres Estate Road on Saturday, December 1st.We were able to remove:25 bags of discarded bottles 2 truck loads... Read more of this article

Column: 100 Homes, Grand Atlantic, Housing

Column: 100 Homes, Grand Atlantic, Housing

[Opinion column written by Trevor Moniz] On Friday in the House of Assembly the story of the 100 Homes project in Ireland Island South continued. In the morning I was allowed by the Speaker to give a ‘personal explanation’ to record on the Hansard the correction of untrue statements made by the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch.The Minister... Read more of this article

Column: Human Rights Anniversary Today

Column: Human Rights Anniversary Today

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Monday, December 10th’s United Nation’s Human Rights Day is special in that it marks the 70th anniversary of the ‘Declaration of Human Rights’. That iconic document was finalized in 1948, a few years following the conclusion of the devastation of World War II. That tragedy caused the death of millions,... Read more of this article

Column: UK Parliament, Bermuda’s Register Law

Column: UK Parliament, Bermuda’s Register Law

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Scott Pearman] With our Premier in London meeting with the UK Overseas Territories Association, this may be an appropriate moment to reflect on Bermuda’s current relationship with the UK. There are times when Bermuda’s Premier [or Finance Minister] needs to politely disagree with our UK counterparts – to ensure... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Another Appeal Not In Best Interests’

Column: ‘Another Appeal Not In Best Interests’

[Opinion column written by OUTBermuda Directors Chen Foley & Zakiya Johnson Lord] OUTBermuda has considered the judgment of the Court of Appeal relating to the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. We believe the Court achieved the right outcome, and that its decision is legally sound. Furthermore, we do not believe an appeal to the Privy Council... Read more of this article

Nick Kempe Column: Economy, New Taxes, Debt

Nick Kempe Column: Economy, New Taxes, Debt

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe] Over-taxation It seems hard to believe that the current Government is pushing/planning to dramatically raise the total tax burden when businesses and individuals are feeling the crunch and our working population is down almost 1,500 people since 2016. The Government budgeted for a current... Read more of this article

Column: Let It Be End Of Embarrassing Crusade

Column: Let It Be End Of Embarrassing Crusade

[Opinion column written by Dwayne Robinson] The Government sustained another legal defeat as the courts rule in favour of same sex marriage. We have heard both sides of this issue, everyone is entitled to their opinions, and beliefs. However, every citizen is owed all the rights and privileges afforded to them in the land they are born. How can marriage... Read more of this article

Column: MP Scott Simmons On BTA Legislation

Column: MP Scott Simmons On BTA Legislation

[Opinion column written by MP Scott Simmons] The Bermuda Tourism Authority Amendment Act 2018 was passed on Friday. The main purpose of the tabled amendments is to ensure that the Government of the day has input into who sits on the Board of this taxpayer-funded entity. Currently, the board of the BTA was appointed by the former OBA government, and... Read more of this article

Column: MP Leah Scott On BTA Legislation

Column: MP Leah Scott On BTA Legislation

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] In the House of Assembly on Friday, November, 23, MP Scott Simmons spoke of “dismantling” the BTA. When challenged on the use of the word “dismantle”, MP Simmons then tried to waffle his way out of the statement, but there is no denying that MP Simmons used the word “dismantle”. He was then... Read more of this article