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Column: Deciphering Investment Risk & Reward

Column: Deciphering Investment Risk & Reward

[Written by Carla Seely] Over the course of my 18-year career in the financial services industry I have met many investors and based on our conversations, I can confidently state that only about half of them actually know what they have invested in. However, what is even more alarming is, their incomplete understanding of the risks associated with... Read more of this article

Column: We Are Reminded, A Child Shall Lead

Column: We Are Reminded, A Child Shall Lead

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On March 2, 1955 a fifteen-year-old high school student named Claudette Colvin was arrested on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to give up her seat; this happened nine months prior to Rosa Parks’ famous arrest in the same circumstances. That unprecedented event sent shockwaves through that city which... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Revising The 60/40 Rule

Column: Famous On Revising The 60/40 Rule

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous]  Momma always told us, often via wooden spoon, “It is not what you say but how you say it. It is not what you do but how you do it.” As we all know mama, and her wooden spoon, was always right. Approximately 4 years ago former Finance Minister Bob Richards spoke about the need to abolish the 60/40 rule... Read more of this article

Column: Creative Development & Conservation

Column: Creative Development & Conservation

[Opinion column by BEST] 2018 is a pivotal year in terms of our aspirations for land use in Bermuda. Every 10 years or so, the Bermuda Government, led by the Department of Planning, undertake a review of the Bermuda Plan that “provides for the land use and development requirements of the Island”. The island’s sixth development plan will essentially... Read more of this article

Lisbeth Alvarez: The Importance Of Black History

Lisbeth Alvarez: The Importance Of Black History

[Written by CedarBridge Academy student Lisbeth Alvarez] Many people are proud of “Black History Month” and trust me, so am I, but I do have a few issues with this so-called “Black History Month”. To begin with, why is that we only have one month acknowledging our years’ worth of history; not even focusing on the fact that February is the... Read more of this article

Column: British Nationals, EU Citizenship, Brexit

Column: British Nationals, EU Citizenship, Brexit

[Opinion column written by Adrienne Yong] British citizens living across Europe are waiting to see if an upcoming ruling by the Court of Justice of the EU [CJEU] could give them a bit more certainty about their rights after Brexit. A Dutch court in Amsterdam recently asked the European court for clarification in a case brought by five British nationals,... Read more of this article

Column: The ‘Internet Of Things’ Is Taking Over

Column: The ‘Internet Of Things’ Is Taking Over

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] On February 9th, 2018, Apple suddenly woke up and finally released the HomePod. What is it? It plays music and, assuming your house and all its gadgets are connected using Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem, it will let you control them via Apple’s intelligent assistant, Siri. It can tell you what the weather or... Read more of this article

Column: Let’s Form A Maths Education Council

Column: Let’s Form A Maths Education Council

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of Education Cole Simons] It is with heavy heart, that I read the Minister of Education’s recent statement in regards to the performance of our students in the most recent Cambridge International Assessment for students in the Bermuda Public School System. These results are very similar to previous years’... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On ‘Information vs Deflection’

Column: Famous On ‘Information vs Deflection’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous]  On Friday, February 9th, 2017 in Parliament, the Opposition Leader Jeanne Atherden asked Parliamentary Questions [PQs] pertaining to the cost of the Premier David Burt’s staff. The total cost of Premier Burt’s staff is approximately $228,000 per annum. Ironically, 5 years ago, on December 6, 2013,... Read more of this article

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

Column: U.S. & Caribbean On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Elizabeth J. Zechmeister & Claire Q. Evans] During the 2017 Atlantic basin hurricane season, six major storms – all of which were Category 3 or higher – produced devastating human, material and financial devastation across the southern United States and the Caribbean. Last year’s above-average storm activity was... Read more of this article

Column: Valentine’s Day ‘Say It With A Will’

Column: Valentine’s Day ‘Say It With A Will’

[Written by Harry Kessaram] Valentine’s Day is soon upon us. One does not usually associate love with death, except in Romeo and Juliet, but the day of love is actually an appropriate time to think about making a will. Why? No-one knows when their time will come, and one way to show you care about your loved ones is to make provision for them... Read more of this article

Column: Cultural Dynamics Of SSM Debate

Column: Cultural Dynamics Of SSM Debate

[Opinion column written by Ryan Robinson Perinchief] The recent saga surrounding the passing of the Domestic Partnerships Bill has done a great disservice to the majority of Bermuda. I say this not on the basis that it is a step towards the inevitable legalisation of same-sex marriage, nor that it has stripped away fundamental rights from the LGBT+... Read more of this article

Column: Teen Domestic Violence Awareness

Column: Teen Domestic Violence Awareness

[Written by Tina Laws] It’s 3:29pm on a sunny Monday afternoon. My homework is packed away in my bag, motorcycle keys in hand, jacket already on and zipped up and my helmet is under my desk. It’s 3:30pm, the dismissal bell rings, and I am the first one out of the classroom door. As I pass my friends in the hallway, I wave goodbye, and swiftly head... Read more of this article