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Column: Two Bermudas, Covid, Vaccine & More

Column: Two Bermudas, Covid, Vaccine & More

[Column written by PLP Senator Lindsay Simmons] The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. The Delta variant is raging around the world and the unvaccinated are at particular risk. This new mutated variant is highly contagious and is already leading to more hospitalizations, including for younger people. Delta is now the dominant Covid spreading in the... Read more of this article

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

Lorene Phillips: Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

Lorene Phillips: Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

[Written by Lorene Phillips] Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [DEI] is a marathon not a sprint. Like my household, I am sure many of you experienced in April and May the frenzy of our university students and graduates alike as they began the mammoth tasks of applying for summer internship programs, scholarship awards and permanent jobs. Summer programs,... Read more of this article

Column: Learning The Different Types Of Moles

Column: Learning The Different Types Of Moles

[Column written by Dr Elena Hawryluk] As the summer beckons, it’s time to set our sights on family days in the sun. Whether your kids are heading to the beach, playing sports or having picnic, it’s important that you make sure their skin is safe from sunlight – especially if they have moles. Moles are small growths on the skin. Most moles are... 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: Connecting Bermudians With Jobs

Column: Connecting Bermudians With Jobs

[Opinion column written by MP Crystal Caesar] This week, Ministers David Burch and Jason Hayward announced a groundbreaking new project focused on helping Bermudians get jobs. It’s called the ‘Economic Stimulus Programme Employment Initiative’. As you know, The Government is engaged in economic stimulus that shovel ready projects – construction... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan

Column: Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Susan Jackson] Parliament debated Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan in the last sitting of the House of Assembly and announced thirty-one [31] economic priority initiatives to stimulate job creation and revenue. These priorities included: medical tourism, vertical farming, national space strategy, technology incubators,... Read more of this article

Column: Owen Darrell On Democracy & More

Column: Owen Darrell On Democracy & More

[Opinion column written by Senator Owen Darrell] Former OBA Senator Vic Ball is at it again. This time, he titled a piece saying that we live in a “dictatorship.” Really? Just because you don’t win, Mr. Ball, doesn’t mean that we live in a dictatorship. Fair minded people can have disagreements and debates over policy. But, to insinuate that... Read more of this article

Column: Vic Ball On Political Dissent & More

Column: Vic Ball On Political Dissent & More

[Opinion column written by Vic Ball] “The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.” Turkish Proverb It is very rare that I would write a follow up piece to one of my opinion pieces, however, this is one time when I feel... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Deciphering Investment Risk

Carla Seely Column: Deciphering Investment Risk

[Written by Carla Seely] Over the course of my twenty-year career in the international financial services industry, I have met many investors—and based on our conversations, I can confidently say that roughly half know what their money is invested in. What’s even more alarming is how limited many are in their understanding of the risks associated... Read more of this article

Column: Biden’s Comments, Business & More

Column: Biden’s Comments, Business & More

[Opinion column written by Vic Ball] US President Joe Biden recently attacked Bermuda in his first speech at the joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. He is now added to the long list of US Presidents who have criticized our island for sheltering US corporations from paying their fair share of federal taxes to the American treasury. His exact... Read more of this article

Column: Wayne Caines On BELCO, Electricity

Column: Wayne Caines On BELCO, Electricity

[Opinion column written by Wayne Caines] Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] has one primary objective – to supply our customers with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. Our ultimate goal is to become a renewable energy company and we are working steadily towards that goal. My personal commitment to the people of Bermuda – our valued customers... Read more of this article

Column: Foster Parenting In Bermuda

Column: Foster Parenting In Bermuda

[Column written by Senator Lindsay Simmons] Being a foster parent is one of the most rewarding experiences one could ever have. Opening up your home and your heart to a young person in need is truly amazing. It is also not for the faint of heart. When you welcome children into your homes one can never know what to expect. Most foster children are your... Read more of this article