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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

Column: ‘Trumpets Little, While Many Struggle’

Column: ‘Trumpets Little, While Many Struggle’

[Opinion column written by Michael Dunkley] I read with interest the Opinion by Senator Caesar titled “Been Busy Expanding Opportunities.” This article is another PLP media release that trumpets little while many Bermudians continue to struggle and lack opportunities. I am not surprised by the attack on the former OBA Government and, again in this... Read more of this article

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

[Opinion column written by Jessica Riederer] This Saturday, my aunt Carol Mullan and I visited a few West End beaches to clean up the trash that was washing in. There was a lot of it. On the way home, I was telling my aunt that I had visited the public dock at Ely’s Harbour a few weeks ago and had been horrified by the amount of rubbish that was... Read more of this article

Column: At Home In The Innovation Nation

Column: At Home In The Innovation Nation

[Opinion column written by DrumG Technologies Chief Operating Officer Stafford Lowe] I remember that some eyebrows were raised when we first announced our decision to be based in Bermuda. Even the professional services firms we engaged with to get ourselves started were forced to do some careful thinking. This wasn’t part of the normal playbook, you... Read more of this article

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] last week published a report which deserves close attention. While three years ago, the historic Paris Conference concluded with a consensus limiting any median temperature rise to 2 degrees C, this latest meeting of the IPCC has concluded... Read more of this article

Column: Politics & World Marine Protected Areas

Column: Politics & World Marine Protected Areas

[Written by Sue Farran] Zones of ocean known as Marine Protected Areas [MPAs] are all the rage. They have no single or agreed definition, but essentially they are areas of sea in which human activity is restricted or prohibited in order to preserve and protect marine habitat and species. They may be small coastal areas or very large off-shore expanses... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Been Busy Expanding Opportunities’

Column: ‘Been Busy Expanding Opportunities’

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister for Tourism Senator Crystal Caesar] Since winning the General Election of 2017, the PLP, under the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism has been busy providing opportunities for the people of Bermuda. These are opportunities for all Bermudians; the people who entrusted us with leading our island home. The... Read more of this article

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last summer I have had the privilege and honour to represent Bermuda during the 43rd annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] conference held in Cayman Islands June 16thto June 23rd. During this conference we got to meet fellow parliamentarians from around the Caribbean region. Some were... Read more of this article

Column: Looking At ‘Generational Money Habits’

Column: Looking At ‘Generational Money Habits’

[Written by Carla Seely] Generational money habits – How did my grandparents manage their money? One thing that has changed significantly over the past century is people’s attitude towards money and how they manage it. Do we learn these habits from our parents, or do we recognise their bad habits and implement change to ensure we don’t do the... Read more of this article

Column: The Impact Of Technological Advances

Column: The Impact Of Technological Advances

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The world of work is rapidly changing. The jobs of the past are more than likely not going to be the jobs of the future. Academics, futurist, economist and policymakers have all concluded that labour markets globally will undergo huge transformations over the next decade. The primary driver for... Read more of this article

Column: Nick Kempe On Economy & Finances

Column: Nick Kempe On Economy & Finances

[Written by OBA Senate Leader Nick Kempe] When the One Bermuda Alliance was elected to be the Government in 2012, Bermuda was staring into the abyss of financial ruin. Our national debt was spiraling, jobs were disappearing and without swift and focused intervention the only economic direction was down. Six years later, it feels that once again, the... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Please Keep Diving In Bermuda’

Column: ‘Please Keep Diving In Bermuda’

[Written by Dr. Myra Virgil] With great optimism, I attended a few sessions of the Dive In Festival this week. It’s been heartening to see the re/insurance sectors take on Diversity and Inclusion [D&I] work. As most people who have worked in the D&I space will attest, it is impossible to advance equity in any form without this sort of corporate... Read more of this article

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

[Written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last few weeks, our Devonshire and Smith’s Parish Pride Project has cleared the following areas of excess vegetation: Vesey Street, Green Acres, Devon Springs Road, Devon Springs Lane, and Jubilee Road. This has been accomplished with cooperation from area residents giving of their time, local businesses... Read more of this article