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Column: There Is Hope Beyond The Pandemic

Column: There Is Hope Beyond The Pandemic

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Jarion Richardson] The coronavirus lays bare why our individual and personal choices matter in life. Normally blended into the wider society and economy, individual responsibility, or rather the absence of it, is barely perceptible. But that has shifted dramatically. Personal choices now command our attention. Some... Read more of this article

Column: Govt & Union Collaboration Is Critical

Column: Govt & Union Collaboration Is Critical

[Opinion column written by MP Jason Hayward] The effect of Covid-19 on economies around the world will present Governments with new fiscal challenges that will require Government officials and Union leaders to work in collaboration and cooperation. The old behaviours of maintaining entrenched positions at the expenses of increased efficiency, productivity... Read more of this article

Column: Stepping Stones To Economic Recovery

Column: Stepping Stones To Economic Recovery

[Opinion column written by John Huff] Bermuda’s Premier David Burt, Cabinet Ministers, career government leaders and other public and private-sector executives have done a tremendous job of managing the unmanageable COVID-19 pandemic. A debt of thanks is owed to all of them—as well as to front-line workers—for protecting our community’s health,... Read more of this article

Column: Steroids During Covid-19 Pandemic

Column: Steroids During Covid-19 Pandemic

[Column written by Dr. Annabel Fountain] There are multiple conditions that are associated with elevated steroid levels either through treatment or the body making excess steroids from the adrenal glands. This article is to bring awareness that if you’re on steroids your immune system may not cope as well as others if you come into contact with Covid-19. Chronic... Read more of this article

Column: Eating Well During Shelter In Place

Column: Eating Well During Shelter In Place

[Column written by Dr. Annabel Fountain] Bermuda is now under a 24 hour ‘Shelter in Place’ until May 2nd. There have been concerns about gaining access to food and other necessities. However, despite this state of emergency, the government has reassured us that supply chains have not been disrupted; food and medication will be available... Read more of this article

Column: Doing Business When Insolvent

Column: Doing Business When Insolvent

This is the final in a four-part series prepared by Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association of Bermuda [RISA Bermuda], on insights to help small- to mid-size organizations manage financial, operational, and staffing considerations, as well as directors’ duties and responsibilities, in view of the current COVID-19 crisis. The first three... Read more of this article

Column: Obesity, Diet, Health & Covid-19

Column: Obesity, Diet, Health & Covid-19

[Column written by Dr. Annabel Fountain] There is a group of conditions that when grouped together are called metabolic syndrome. These are type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease. Obesity causes chronic stress and inflammation leading to the complications of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Even cancer and dementia... Read more of this article

Column: Transfer Of BELCO To Foreign Owners

Column: Transfer Of BELCO To Foreign Owners

[Opinion column written by Sir John Swan & Michael Murphy] The decision on whether Algonquin Power Utilities Company [Algonquin] is acceptable to the Bermuda people as the 100% foreign owner determining our future fate with respect to the control of our most important utility could not be approaching at a more troubled uncertain economic time in... Read more of this article

Column: Child Protection During This Crisis

Column: Child Protection During This Crisis

[Column written by Debi Ray-Rivers] In celebration of the third week of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wish to thank all the parents in our community! As a parent with grown children, I applaud what parents are going through during this Coronavirus crisis: balancing work commitments [if you are still employed], staying positive if you have... Read more of this article

Column: Operational Flexibility During Covid-19

Column: Operational Flexibility During Covid-19

This is the third in a four-part series prepared by Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association of Bermuda [RISA Bermuda], on insights to help small- to mid-size organizations manage financial, operational, and staffing considerations, as well as directors’ duties and responsibilities, in view of the current COVID-19 crisis. Our two prior... Read more of this article

Column: Diabetes During Covid-19 Part II

Column: Diabetes During Covid-19 Part II

[Column written by Dr. Annabel Fountain] This article is part 2 of my Living with Diabetes and Covid-19 Pandemic series. In the previous article, I discussed how persons living with diabetes and their families can reduce their chance of becoming infected with the virus. This article will share a few tips on how to manage if you do happen to become infected.... Read more of this article

Column: Covid-19 & Managing Diabetes Part I

Column: Covid-19 & Managing Diabetes Part I

[Column written by Dr. Annabel Fountain] People who live with diabetes are used to making multiple decisions per day that may affect their health. They are used to planning in advance for meals, medication, travel and exercise. This hyper-vigilance will have been good training for the current situation. However, the uncertainty we’re living in due... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Spending Is Prioritized For Essentials’

Column: ‘Spending Is Prioritized For Essentials’

[Written by Shadow Finance Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin] Good day Bermuda. We are all experiencing some very trying times as we pull together to fight the scourge of the coronavirus. This is a good opportunity for anyone with expertise to offer advice that could be useful to help one another to weather this storm. As an accountant, I embrace the... Read more of this article