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Column: Economic Growth Is Important

Column: Economic Growth Is Important

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] It is the economy stupid. The refrain is familiar enough, thanks to Bill Clinton and his first U.S. Presidential campaign. Here at home, our economy and Bermuda’s economic recovery is a big issue in this year’s election campaign. In fact, some would have you believe that it is the only issue, or that it should... Read more of this article

Column: What Can An Independent MP Do?

Column: What Can An Independent MP Do?

[Opinion column written by John Barritt] Here’s a question I often get asked: just what is it that an independent MP can actually do? The answer: as much as any other backbench MP, whether Government or Opposition, and possibly even more, not being bound by party whip or party line. But this is no easy sell where party politics dominate. Nevertheless... Read more of this article

Column: What Julian Stood For, Father’s Legacy

Column: What Julian Stood For, Father’s Legacy

[Opinion column written by Liana Hall] July 18th will hold much significance. For this country, for obvious reasons. For me and my family, it will mark the eighth anniversary of the passing of my father, Julian Hall. This election season, I have frequently read on Facebook, “Julian Hall would say…” followed by a denigration of the PLP and a cry... Read more of this article

Column: Who Do You Want To Manage Money?

Column: Who Do You Want To Manage Money?

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] Bermuda, I know that things have not moved ahead as quickly as any of us would have liked, and the economic changes that we would like to see for all of us, seem to be slow in coming. However, we can all see that things are turning around. The thankless job that fell on the One Bermuda Alliance Government... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Open Letter’ To Nelson Mandela

Column: ‘Open Letter’ To Nelson Mandela

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Letter to Nelson Mandela “….one must never, in one’s own life, accept …injustices as commonplace but must fight them with all one’s strength. This fight begins, however, in the heart and it now had been laid to my charge to keep my own heart free of hatred and despair”. Dear Nelson, I write you,... Read more of this article

Column: Will We Need Lawyers By 2050?

Column: Will We Need Lawyers By 2050?

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] My 6 year old son may never have to learn to drive a car. We may at that stage in his life all be driven around in driver-less cars. All thanks to current advancements being made in automation and in artificial intelligence. That fact alone boggles my mind. A Starting Point: Automation vs Artificial Intelligence Artificial... Read more of this article

Column: Growing Pains Of A Young Democracy

Column: Growing Pains Of A Young Democracy

[Opinion column written by Voters Rights Association] Although Bermuda’s Parliament held its first session in 1620 it is only relatively recently that it has enjoyed proper representative democracy. The Island’s first general election held on the basis of universal adult suffrage and equal voting took place on May 22, 1968, so Bermuda’s is an... Read more of this article

Column: 10 Common Questions About Pensions

Column: 10 Common Questions About Pensions

[Written by Carla Seely] Let’s get real. The subject of pensions and how they work isn’t the hot topic during a Friday night happy hour with your friends or colleagues, but oddly enough, I seem to get asked the same questions quite frequently, which makes me think perhaps a lot of people are actually unsure.Here is the list of the top 10 questions... Read more of this article

Column: Season Of Superyachts

Column: Season Of Superyachts

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Remember the opening sequence of The Living Daylights when Timothy Dalton parachutes from a careening Land Rover on to a superyacht off the Rock of Gibraltar? It’s ripe with the symbolism of plenty, from the exotic Mediterranean setting to the glass of champagne proffered on deck by actress Kell Tyler in a... Read more of this article

Column: Ramadhan Islamic Month Of Fasting

Column: Ramadhan Islamic Month Of Fasting

[Written by Shabnam Jheengoor] Few weeks ago, Muslims welcomed the month of Ramadhan, the Islamic month of fasting. During this very special month, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from all food and drink. The Holy Quran states: “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may guard... Read more of this article

Column: How Will Independents Fare In Election?

Column: How Will Independents Fare In Election?

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] In every election we seem to pose the same question: is this the year for a ‘rise of the independents’, the time when a decent proportion of the backbench will be made up of MPs with no party allegiances? We usually see some candidates but how many have we seen succeed? Some MPs have chosen to later become... Read more of this article

‘Intelligence, Spirit And Passion For Bermuda’

‘Intelligence, Spirit And Passion For Bermuda’

[Written by Eron Hill] The Hon. Shawn Crockwell, J.P, M.P will forever be a Bermudian legend. First, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Mr. Crockwell’s family, friends and colleagues. It is my heartfelt and fervent prayer that you are able to find comfort during this time of bereavement. You see, Mr. Shawn Crockwell MP JP was much more than... Read more of this article

Column: Job Losses In Telecommunications

Column: Job Losses In Telecommunications

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] The Bermuda Regulatory Authority commenced operations in January 2013, just over a year after the Regulatory Authority Act 2011 was approved by Parliament. The Regulatory Authority’s principal functions in relation to any regulated industry sector, are:to promote and preserve competition;to promote the... Read more of this article