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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

Column: Need To Change Course On Climate

Column: Need To Change Course On Climate

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On Friday, November 23rd, the United States Government released the Climate Science Special Report – the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This report was produced by 13 U.S. Federal Agencies – civil service scientists – and has caused the Trump Administration some consternation, since it refutes the... Read more of this article

Column: Planning Finances As A Single Parent

Column: Planning Finances As A Single Parent

[Written by Carla Seely] Organising and planning for your family’s financial well-being can be challenging at the best of times. However, there are many challenges involved in managing and maintaining a household as a single parent. Being a single parent means you have less money to spare, and there is a pressing need to have a solid long-term financial... Read more of this article

Column: Pimentel On Bermuda’s Energy Future

Column: Pimentel On Bermuda’s Energy Future

[Written by BELCO President Dennis Pimentel] Friday, November 30th will mark an important step toward reaching an historic milestone in Bermuda’s history. The last Friday of this month is the deadline for submissions for comments on the integrated resource plan [IRP] for Bermuda’s energy future. This step is a direct result of the Electricity Act... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Vision For A Better, Fairer Bermuda’

Column: ‘Vision For A Better, Fairer Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by MP Dennis Lister III] ‘The 2nd Throne Speech of the PLP Government is one that is total alignment with our historic vision for a better, fairer Bermuda. It speaks to:Dismantling systems of inequalityAddressing the high cost of livingPromoting policies of greater fairness and equity, where the potential of Bermudians... Read more of this article

Column: MP Dunkley On ‘Throne Speech Lite’

Column: MP Dunkley On ‘Throne Speech Lite’

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] The first Throne Speech of this Progressive Labour Party government, which was delivered in September 2017, made many promises and, while many items have been addressed, much remains to be done in spite of one Minister at the time, who was fired or resigned and recently returned to Cabinet, saying: “Everything... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Better Energy Plan Meeting

Column: Bermuda Better Energy Plan Meeting

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] I recently attended a community meeting that spoke to concerns that I’ve had since hearing last month’s urgent report by a United Nations agency on the matter of climate change. On Thursday, November 8th, I joined at least 130 residents gathered at St. Paul AME, Centennial Hall to listen to presentations... Read more of this article

Column: Ministers Without Portfolio, Cabinet Office

Column: Ministers Without Portfolio, Cabinet Office

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] When announcing the recent Cabinet changes the Premier lauded the fact that he had consolidated ministries from 11 to 10. He made no mention that with his second cabinet shuffle in 16 months the size of Cabinet has actually grown. With the growth of Cabinet there are now two Ministers, one titled a “Minister... Read more of this article

Column: Second Cabinet Shuffle In 16 Months

Column: Second Cabinet Shuffle In 16 Months

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] I am curious and concerned upon learning of the Cabinet shuffle by Premier Burt, the second in 16 months after the election last year. In addition, it must be noted that the Premier was misleading in his comments when he went to great lengths to stress the consolidation of ministries from 11-10. He did not... Read more of this article

Column: Yoga Can Help Runners Improve

Column: Yoga Can Help Runners Improve

[Written by Robin Holder] Runners can improve their performance on and off the road by incorporating yoga into their fitness routine Yoga is perhaps the best cross training method to prevent injuries, gain strength and optimize breathing. Yoga can make you a better runner. The repetitive nature of running and the overuse of some muscle groups while... Read more of this article

Column: Continue To Fight For Bermudians

Column: Continue To Fight For Bermudians

[Opinion column written by MP Dennis Lister III] As the government seeks to execute our agenda and deliver on the promises made to Bermudians, we must also remain vigilant against those who seek to spread misinformation, create disunity, or undermine that work. With the PLP’s mandate it would be easy to be arrogant and ignore the forces that seek... Read more of this article

Column: Prime Opportunity In Cannabis Market

Column: Prime Opportunity In Cannabis Market

[Opinion column written by Ryan Robinson Perinchief] The recent announcement by Premier David Burt that Bermuda will soon allow medical cannabis should be heralded and commended as a step in the right direction. However, in order to be truly progressive and reap the benefits, Bermuda should get ahead of the game and legalize it entirely. From an economic... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Must Protect Its Interests

Column: Bermuda Must Protect Its Interests

[Opinion column written by David Tavares] After reading the questions and comments made at the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee enquiry on the “Future of the UK Overseas Territories”, I recalled reading a letter to the Editor column of the Times published in December 1955. The letter was in response to a letter complaining... Read more of this article