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Column: ‘The Practice Of Whataboutism’

Column: ‘The Practice Of Whataboutism’

[Opinion column written by OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Definition of ‘whataboutism’: the act or practice of responding to an accusation of wrongdoing by claiming that an offense committed by another is similar or worse. [Merriam- Webster dictionary] Anyone who follows politics globally or locally will know how common the practice of “whataboutism”... Read more of this article

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Cannabis Bill

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Cannabis Bill

[Opinion column written by OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Recently, the Cannabis Licensing and Regulation Act has passed through the House of Assembly. It does not have to be approved by the Senate again and instead will head straight to the Governor for the Royal Assent. In my humble opinion, despite being touted as a highly supported bill, I have observed... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Back-to-Back High-Profile Resignations’

Column: ‘Back-to-Back High-Profile Resignations’

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] The recent resignation of the Finance Minister is extremely concerning as he brought confidence and credibility to his ministry and the Cabinet. As much of a blow this resignation is, it has only continued a worrying trend from Premier Burt’s Cabinet. The Ministry of Health rejected the advice... Read more of this article

Column: Leadership, Accountability & More

Column: Leadership, Accountability & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The task of navigating a global pandemic is very stressful and often overwhelming. No rational person could consider it an easy feat. Without a doubt, our leaders need vacation, including Premier David Burt. But the issue is not that vacations were taken... Read more of this article

Column: Youth Unemployment, Creatives & More

Column: Youth Unemployment, Creatives & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] The Government has made its intentions known on tackling youth unemployment. The 2021 Throne Speech lacked details, so I was not surprised by the vagueness on how the Government intends to reach this objective. However, I was given a bit of hope by the National Youth Policy produced by the... Read more of this article

Column: Revolve Party, Blunders, Missteps, More

Column: Revolve Party, Blunders, Missteps, More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Time and time again this Government has been called out for selective enforcement of Covid regulations, and selective event exemptions. The Premier and his Government have had a slew of public relations missteps including last year’s restaurant debacle, the controversial construction exemption,... Read more of this article

Column: Hypocrisy, Inconsistency & More

Column: Hypocrisy, Inconsistency & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Bermudians have been under stay-at-home regulations to stop this current outbreak and reduce the spread of Covid-19. When these regulations were announced, many were skeptical about whether they would be extended to the Sail GP event and spectators of the event. The Premier assured the people of... Read more of this article

Column: Vaccines, Business Incentives & More

Column: Vaccines, Business Incentives & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Bermuda is in a very precarious position in its battle against Covid-19. Our economy is struggling to get its footing and due to the recent surge in cases the CDC has raised our Covid status to level 4. The unfortunate deaths over the Easter weekend, should serve as a wake up call for us that... Read more of this article

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Immigration

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Immigration

[Opinion column written by Dwayne Robinson] Immigration has long been a heated and contentious topic. One side of the political spectrum believes immigration policies have been weaponised to prop up white oligarchs, while the other side believes our immigration policies are not liberal enough and that we have been stifled by xenophobia. Whether you... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Little Guy Takes The Largest Hits’

Column: ‘Little Guy Takes The Largest Hits’

[Opinion column written by former OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] The worldwide pandemic has put additional strain on our already struggling economy. We are witnessing the beginning of the tough times to come, and now we must question whether our hospital is being properly supported, as it is crucial during this global pandemic. We have seen pay cuts... Read more of this article

Column: Have Young People On Committee

Column: Have Young People On Committee

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] Bermuda is in unprecedented times. Our economy and wellness are being tested in entirely new ways. The Government is sailing in uncharted waters and has made repeated calls for new and innovative ideas. We saw a Covid-19 Economic Advisory Committee formed by the Minister of Finance, which is “charged... Read more of this article

Column: Prepare Yourself & Help Others If Can

Column: Prepare Yourself & Help Others If Can

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] Bermuda is in unprecedented times, combating an unseen enemy which does not care who its victims are. It has united both sides of the political aisle and people from all walks of life. It has caused us to assess our privilege and our priorities. The enemy, of course, is Covid-19. Regrettably, it... Read more of this article

Column: ‘They Are The Taxpayers Of Tomorrow’

Column: ‘They Are The Taxpayers Of Tomorrow’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] We are heading into the budget period and I am certain we will hear about a lot of new initiatives from the Government, but I would like to take this opportunity to state what I hope to see. The PLP can dismiss the Opposition’s concerns as doom and gloom, but what about concerns from non-political... Read more of this article