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Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part I Any discussion about energy, whether about security of... Read more of this article

Hayward: Progress Made On Worker’s Agenda

Hayward: Progress Made On Worker’s Agenda

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The recent release of the 2016 Population and Housing Census Report has brought some alarming trends to the forefront. The report revealed that the disparity in median annual personal income by race has widen over the intercensal period with Blacks experiencing a 13% decline in income levels in comparison to... Read more of this article

People Urged To Support National Day Of Peace

People Urged To Support National Day Of Peace

[Open letter in support of event] We, the undersigned, wish to assist in making our fellow residents aware of the invitation of the Minister of National Security – the Hon. Wayne Caines – to the National Day of Peace event, scheduled for 5 – 7 pm on May 9th 2018 at the National Sports Centre. The Minister is inviting everyone to join in “..... Read more of this article

Column: Can You Ever Plan For Unexpected?

Column: Can You Ever Plan For Unexpected?

[Written by Carla Seely] Murphy’s Law – can you ever really plan for the unexpected? I am not superstitious but I certainly take note of patterns and trends, whether it is “Things always happen in threes” or “It’s Murphy’s Law” – meaning anything that can go wrong will go wrong. One thing I have discovered over the course of my life... Read more of this article

Column: The Inspiration Of Flora Duffy’s Victory

Column: The Inspiration Of Flora Duffy’s Victory

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Flora Duffy’s performance this past weekend was far more than a victory in a sporting event. As Minister Michael Weeks pointed out; “..those who attended on Saturday, experienced something special.” The Opposition Leader – Jean Atherden noted; “..it was an inspiration to all”. The response of the... Read more of this article

Chris Famous Column: Which OBA MP Is Next?

Chris Famous Column: Which OBA MP Is Next?

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “At times, it is as if those Members have realised that they will never ever be the ruling government again and are simply marking time by attending sessions until the next election is called. Looking at their ranks, it is easy to see that this will be the last round for most of their Members. They will... Read more of this article

Column: Insurtech, Demystifying The Hype

Column: Insurtech, Demystifying The Hype

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] I work in the reinsurance world. Wait don’t leave.Specifically, I work in the legal sector, and for whatever reason, it always feels like conference and/or event season. And I’ve been to a number of insurance and reinsurance related events/conferences lately. And every single one has had one panel [some... Read more of this article

Chris Famous Column: Tales From BVI Tortola

Chris Famous Column: Tales From BVI Tortola

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] As I sat on my porch looking out to the sea, I contemplated back on the last 14 days of my life surrounded by fresh mountain air, fresh food, friends and tons of family. Perhaps it was the mixture of sea and mountain air that had me somewhat intoxicated. Perhaps it was the Conch Stew from Gene’s Bar and... Read more of this article

Column: Considerations For Ageing Workforce

Column: Considerations For Ageing Workforce

[Opinion column written by BTUC President Senator Jason Hayward] In the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC]’s 2017 Workers’ Agenda, the Congress highlighted the need for the Government to examine age discrimination in the workplace. Given our country’s ageing population, the Congress recognises that the issue of age discrimination affects many... Read more of this article

Column: In Tribute To Bermudian Icon Ira Philip

Column: In Tribute To Bermudian Icon Ira Philip

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Young footballers look to the likes of Maradonna or Pele for inspiration. Young artists look to the likes of Van Gogh or Picasso for contemplation. Young dancers look to the likes of Michael Jackson or Beyonce for perfection. Where do young writers look? Do they look in a magazine? Do they look in a... Read more of this article

Column: What Is Your Behavioural Finance?

Column: What Is Your Behavioural Finance?

[Written by Carla Seely] One thing I have learned during the course of my eighteen years in the financial industry is that a person’s view on money is like a fingerprint; no two views are exactly the same. They may have similar values, they may invest using similar methods but everyone treats money slightly differently from the next person. The question... Read more of this article

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] If one were feeling adventurous they would jump into the water on south shore Bermuda, point their compass due south and head out to open sea. A mere 1,000 miles later, they would find themselves on the pristine shores of our sister island of Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands [BVI] and... Read more of this article

Column: 21 Billion In Merger & Acquisition Deals

Column: 21 Billion In Merger & Acquisition Deals

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] Twenty-one billion. That’s the dollar value of merger-and-acquisition deals announced so far this year in Bermuda’s re/insurance market. The shopping spree on our island by major global entities should come as no surprise. Continued soft-market conditions, coupled with the pursuit of capital efficiencies,... Read more of this article