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Column: Working For A ‘Fairer, Better Bermuda’

Column: Working For A ‘Fairer, Better Bermuda’

[Opinion column written by MP Wayne Furbert] Proverbs 12:15 “He who is wise listens” The PLP Government has often spoken of our open door policy; a belief that everyone deserves to be heard, every suggestion listened to and every idea considered. This approach came from a place of humility; remembering who we work for first – the people... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride & Community Concerns

Column: Parish Pride & Community Concerns

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] A couple items that we wish to bring to the attention of the public today, the first being that we will be continuing our Parish Pride Project this Saturday January 26th. Once again, we will be clearing out the area at the Northern Side of the Barn on Devon Springs Road and some surrounding areas. We will... Read more of this article

Column: Senator Jason Hayward On Education

Column: Senator Jason Hayward On Education

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Education Senator Jason Hayward] As the government seeks to grow and diversify our economy, we must ensure that our youth have every opportunity to be full participants in the economy of today and tomorrow’s Bermuda. Whether it is ensuring the education systems has the resources to be effective, expanding... Read more of this article

Column: New Reality Of Economic Substance

Column: New Reality Of Economic Substance

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Scott Pearman] Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. Acceptance. These emotions, doctors tell us, are the five stages of grief. And the people working in Bermuda’s international business community – ‘Bermuda Inc’ – have experienced most of these emotions since the gunboat of EU Substance appeared on our horizon,... Read more of this article

Column: Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ Brexit Options

Column: Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ Brexit Options

[Opinion column written by Christopher Kirkland] The heavy defeat for Theresa May’s government on its Brexit plan is a further stumbling block on the path to the UK’s exit from the EU. Given the scale of the defeat, by a majority of 230, it’s unlikely that the prime minister will be able ask parliament to vote on her unrevised plan again – despite... Read more of this article

Column: Honouring Connie & Helping Survivors

Column: Honouring Connie & Helping Survivors

[Written by Keri Ebright] New Year’s Night, 1978, I was sitting at the police station. I don’t know how long it all took – the whole day felt frozen in time: like it all lasted forever, but at the same time, it had ended. I was there to report him. I promised I wouldn’t – I told him I’d never tell, and for that reason, I am alive. Walking... Read more of this article

Column: Shared Goals That Benefit Our Children

Column: Shared Goals That Benefit Our Children

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] “Fix the problem, not the blame.” ~ Japanese Proverb With the new year only a few days old, for many of us it is a time for reflection and the opportunity to take a new approach in our lives; a new approach that benefits ourselves and those we love. If we genuinely love Bermuda, we must reflect on whether... Read more of this article

Column: Spending $175,000 On An Empty Office

Column: Spending $175,000 On An Empty Office

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley + Updated] After details of Cabinet Office contracts were published in the Official Gazette it was revealed that the PLP Government has spent at least $175,000 on an empty office in Washington. The Premier and his spokespeople tried to justify this waste of hard earned taxpayer dollars with the excuse of pressing... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Hoping For A Century?

Carla Seely Column: Hoping For A Century?

[Written by Carla Seely] It’s funny, sometimes I run into people in the street who ask me how my grandfather is doing – not because they know him, but because I quite often write about him and how his advice has had such an influence on me. I recently returned from Australia where I visited my grandfather each day in his nursing home. It was hard... Read more of this article

Column: Looking Forward At Fintech In 2019

Column: Looking Forward At Fintech In 2019

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] In 2018, the Bermuda Government had a very busy year passing Fintech legislation, paving the way and laying the groundwork for future jobs and digital growth. Essentially, the Island was undergoing the process of digital transformation in the financial sector. But benefiting from the fruits of all this effort... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

[Written by MP Chris Famous] This Saturday, January 5th, we will be continuing our clearing of the pathway between Devon Springs Road and Green Acres Estate. Additionally, we will also be painting a roadside wall of a senior in Green Acres.If you wish to assist in either endeavor, we will be working at the entrance of Green Acres from 9am-12 noon. Also,... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda & Digital Assets A Busy 2018

Column: Bermuda & Digital Assets A Busy 2018

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] The beginning Looking at it from a Fintech perspective, 2018 was both a formative and busy year for Bermuda. It primarily started back in January, 2018. The Premier and his Minister, Wayne Caines, along with representatives from the Bermuda Business Development Agency attended the annual World Economic Forum... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Time To Come Clean’ On Arbitrade

Column: ‘Time To Come Clean’ On Arbitrade

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] After the Premier’s Question period last Friday in Parliament, Premier David Burt was forced to take the seldom used “Personal Explanation” period during the next sitting on Monday to correct a misleading answer to a question I put to him. Last Friday during the question period I asked Premier Burt what... Read more of this article