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Column: The UWI Bermuda Open House

Column: The UWI Bermuda Open House

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] For hundreds of years, Bermuda and the Caribbean region have been inextricably linked. The very first indentured servants arrived on our shores in 1616 from the West Indies and the vast majority of enslaved persons of African descent in Bermuda were brought from various Caribbean islands. These slaves built... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Facts, Conspiracies, More

Column: Famous On Facts, Conspiracies, More

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] The funny thing about social media is that anyone can make a statement or claim without actually presenting evidence and facts. I listened to a recent interview on Facebook. A statement was made that the Covid mitigation measures that Bermuda had implemented were more stringent than other islands. Quarantine... Read more of this article

Column: The Rise Of Women In Regional Politics

Column: The Rise Of Women In Regional Politics

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “I’ll rise like the day” “I’ll rise up” “I’ll rise unafraid” “I’ll rise up” “And I’ll do it a thousand times again” Andra Day Over the last 100 years, women around the world have rejected the male-imposed shackles dictating... Read more of this article

Column: Chris Famous On Assisting Each Other

Column: Chris Famous On Assisting Each Other

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] In September of 2003, Bermuda was hit by Hurricane Fabian. In its aftermath, we were left with death and destruction that we had never experienced in generations. Islandwide, entire roads were gone, roofs were gone, retaining walls gone, and electricity gone. Essentially, nearly 50 percent of our island was... Read more of this article

Column: Caribbean Elections During 2020

Column: Caribbean Elections During 2020

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] For decades there has been a false narrative that elections in the Caribbean region were fraught with corruption, tainted votes and invalid outcomes. So persistent was this narrative, that many of Caribbean elections have had to have outside observers from the United Kingdom, European Union and or some other... Read more of this article

Column: Journey Towards Immigration Reform

Column: Journey Towards Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Exactly four years ago this week, thousands of Bermudians embarked on a journey to down tools, take their children out of schools and to leave their homes. This journey took them to the heart of Hamilton, in order to surround Parliament day and night for 5 days. Lest we forget, thousands of Bermudians of... Read more of this article

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

Column: Honouring Mary Prince On Cup Match

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Like many others of my age, we were never taught the full story of Bermudian, Caribbean or African History. We all grew up fully believing, to different degrees, whatever we were taught in school. Basically, European History. Specifically, British History. Fast forward a few decades, we all now have access to... Read more of this article

Parish Pride Project In Devonshire On Jan 25

Parish Pride Project In Devonshire On Jan 25

[Written by Chris Famous] This week  — Saturday, January 25th — the Parish Pride Project will be carrying out landscaping along Robert’s Avenue in Devonshire between 9am and 1pm. We will be cutting back excess vegetation and picking up discarded bottles and debris. For motorists who may be in the vicinity, please exercise caution... Read more of this article

Column: An ‘Attempt To Rewrite History’

Column: An ‘Attempt To Rewrite History’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] I read, with great interest, the latest op-ed, titled, ‘Method Of Do As I Say, Not As I Do’ by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson. He went to great lengths to attempt to paint the leadership of the Progressive Labour Party as disconnected from the plight of the Bermudian people. It is interesting, yet sad, to see... Read more of this article

Column: Looking At Elections In Other Islands

Column: Looking At Elections In Other Islands

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] As we widen our outlook as an island amongst neighbors to the south of us, is important for us to keep abreast of what is happening in the Atlantic/Caribbean region. Here is a brief summary of recent happenings on some of our sister islands over the last month or so. British Virgin Islands On November 11, the... Read more of this article

Column: Chris Famous On OBA Leadership

Column: Chris Famous On OBA Leadership

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] There have been interesting analyses of the results of the recent by-election in Constituency 17 Pembroke Central. Some far-fetched, some spot on. No matter where one stands politically, the results [vote share] below tell the tale:2003: the then UBP had 45 percent of the vote share 2007: the then UBP had 47... Read more of this article

Column: Alaska Hall, The Home Of The PLP

Column: Alaska Hall, The Home Of The PLP

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Every day and night over the last month, there have been gatherings at 16 Court Street, Hamilton of a small but dedicated cadre of volunteers. These persons have varying years of experience in door to door canvassing and phone banking which leads to interaction with Bermudians of all ethnicities, genders, socio-economic... Read more of this article

Column: Celebrating Emperor Haile Selassie I

Column: Celebrating Emperor Haile Selassie I

[Written by Chris Famous] “Hail him without any apology. Hail His Imperial Majesty” – Burning Spear” “Look to the east for the crowning of a Black King” - Hon. Marcus Garvey On November 2nd, 1930 in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Ras Tafari was crowned as His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie the first and his wife... Read more of this article