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Column: Looking At Island’s Digital Asset Plans

Column: Looking At Island’s Digital Asset Plans

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] A look into how a 21 sq mile island opened its door to digital asset business It’s called The Digital Asset Business Act 2018, which doesn’t really sound that interesting, I suppose. But, yes, it is. The Act introduced the concept of digital asset businesses setting up and being regulated in Bermuda. Creating... Read more of this article

Column: Michael Weeks On TN Tatem Building

Column: Michael Weeks On TN Tatem Building

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Weeks] It is interesting that the same One Bermuda Alliance that saw 4 Education Ministers in 5 years, slashed scholarships and educational opportunities for Bermudians and on the issue of school mould at TN Tatem referred to teachers as “mischievous” suddenly has all the answers. The mould issue is a legacy... Read more of this article

Column: Are You Considering Retiring Overseas?

Column: Are You Considering Retiring Overseas?

[Written by Carla Seely] There is a growing trend in Bermuda for pre- and post- retirees to consider moving to another jurisdiction for the last chapter of their lives instead of enjoying their retirement years on this island. The chief reasons are the possibility of a lower cost of living and/or a more adventurous lifestyle. Whether you are choosing... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Rise Of Govt Propaganda Machine’

Column: ‘Rise Of Govt Propaganda Machine’

[Updated + Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe] Think about it for just a minute and you will see a pattern has emerged over the last 18 months – a pattern of voices critical to Government being silenced and of independent organisations being dismantled or subject to political interference. At the same time, there... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Planning For Longevity

Carla Seely Column: Planning For Longevity

[Written by Carla Seely] Wow, he made it. Over the past 14 years I have talked about him, written many articles about him and wondered whether he would actually make it to his 100th birthday. He is an inspiration to me; I have often reflected on his life, especially in times of my own self-doubt, not always because of his advice but because his life... Read more of this article

Column: ‘This Is The Real Impact Of The Budget’

Column: ‘This Is The Real Impact Of The Budget’

[Opinion column written by Shadow Minister of National Security Ben Smith] Bermuda has a growing proportion of the population close to being underwater in this economy and with increases in the cost of living coupled with more taxes, I fear that some will find themselves sinking. The increase in land tax is one area of concern. Those with the two lowest... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

Column: Caribbean Countries Must Proudly Unite

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] This past February, Deputy Premier the Hon. Walter H. Roban and I were chosen to represent Bermuda at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held in St. Kitts. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by two, kindhearted Protocol Officers, Ms. Andrea Liddie and Mr.... Read more of this article

Column: UK MPs Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

Column: UK MPs Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

[Opinion column written by Christoph Meyer] Parliament has voted against leaving the European Union without “a deal”. Having lost a second vote on her withdrawal agreement on March 12, May agreed to let MPs vote on whether they would accept leaving the EU without a deal on March 13. They voted 321 to 278 against no deal under any circumstances. Some... Read more of this article

Column: ‘OBA Attempts To Divide & Distort Truth’

Column: ‘OBA Attempts To Divide & Distort Truth’

[Opinion column written by MP Wayne Furbert] “A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes,” ~ Mark Twain As you observe the OBA, a distinct pattern emerges. A pattern of half-truths, innuendos and outright fabrication. Over the years, they have been repeatedly caught bending the truth, rewriting history and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The PLP Is A Tax And Spend Party’

Column: ‘The PLP Is A Tax And Spend Party’

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe] The Government had a number of choices by which it could balance this year’s budget, mainly raise taxes or reduce spending. The PLP bristles at the “tax and spend” moniker, but that is exactly what they have done since they became the Government in 2017. If you ignore the Sinking... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Island Too Driven By Partisan Politics’

Column: ‘Island Too Driven By Partisan Politics’

[Opinion column written by David Tavares] “Are the Government and stakeholders preoccupied with developing an economy that benefits all at the same time to secure peace?” Over the years we often hear our leaders use words like growth, prosperity and peace. When political, government and business leaders use these words, I ask myself, are... Read more of this article

International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter

International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter

[Written by members of the PLP] After being shot by a Taliban gunman for attending school when she was only 15, Yousafzai became one of the world’s most famous young activists for her fight for girls’ right to education. In 2014, she won the Nobel Peace Prize. Celebrated for her relentless resolve and bravery in the face of terror and sexism, Yousafzai... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Every time I hear the crack of the whip my blood run cold.” - Bob Marley On Wednesday February 20th, 2019, the United Kingdom House of Commons released a report by their Foreign Affairs Committee. This report was entitled “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the Relationship”. This... Read more of this article