• What to learn from Brexit and Trump

    What to learn from Brexit and Trump

    What can we learn from the present clash going on globally between the broader electorate and establishment politics, as is clearly typified in the Brexit vote and the American presidential election with Bernie Sanders and Donald Tump, who both pulled non-traditional voters?

    The Republican party, which in any event had become stale with a declining constituent base, needed a new and attractive identity makeover to remain...

  • In praise of our island’s young

    In praise of our island’s young

    Relief. Thank you and bless you. On Monday at Clarien Bank in Paget, a young Bermudian man tapped an elderly senior man on the shoulder and handed him cash.

    The senior had dropped the money in the parking lot. There are some amazingly, thoughtful and honest young men on our island.

    Thank you.

    <b>SENIOR</b>

    • Aug 25, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Praise for city’s beautiful art

    Praise for city’s beautiful art

    I just want to congratulate Kendra Earls and Dennis Joaquin for their beautiful paintings in the area bordering No 1 Shed. They are a real pleasure to look at.

    <b>ROSEMARY DAVIS</b>

    • Aug 25, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Inclusivity should be mantra for a party of the people

    Inclusivity should be mantra for a party of the people

    Eva Hodgson’s response to the Royal Gazette reporter on the clash of e-mails between Marc Bean and a few fellow MPs is instructive but unfortunately will fall on deaf ears.

    Her essential point in showing that the difference between the aims of the forerunners of the political movement, such as that of the Progressive group and the Committee for Universal Adult Suffrage, and then the subsequent emergence towards party politics was its shift from being a...

    • Aug 24, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Bartenders can play a role in road safety

    Bartenders can play a role in road safety

    I am writing as a citizen concerned about the amount of liquor that patrons of various bars across the island are allowed to consume before driving home.

    I have seen, on countless occasions, people stumbling out of bars and on to their motorbikes, zigzagging down the windy, dangerous roads of Bermuda.

    I have had friends cry on my shoulder about their husbands coming home intoxicated to the point that their eyes are rolling to the back of their heads and they are...

    • Aug 20, 2016 8:00 am
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  • She thrilled us with song and dance

    She thrilled us with song and dance

    Senior groups spread across Bermuda, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Jean Howes’s immediate family and friends on her passing. We’re going to miss Jean performing country-and-western foot-stomping songs and her mentoring of schoolchildren through an eclectic arrangement of folk songs.

    Accompanied by Jean & Gene and Friends, she entertained hundreds of seniors at charitable events sponsored by the Zurich Insurance Group, Ernst & Young, BF&M and The...

    • Aug 19, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Issue status certificates to all applicants

    Issue status certificates to all applicants

    Status delays. This is the principal reason why 5,000 residents have recently left the island and it is also the main cause of the financial difficulties affecting local businesses.

    Further, it significantly increases government debt, which has grown to an unsustainable level.

    Bermuda would be far better off to simply issue status certificates to all applicants. They have already been fully screened to obtain permanent resident’s certificate status.

    Doing so...

    • Aug 19, 2016 8:00 am
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  • World in need of redemption

    World in need of redemption

    Is it true that black lives matter? What a rhetorical and mischievous query this is. Of course black lives matter, given the sanctity of all human life.

    Life is a gift bestowed by God on all mankind and as such should be hallowed as precious in the universe. Alas, life is cheap everywhere, as evidenced by the murder rate in every corner of this troubled planet:

    • Innocent people gunned down in a nightclub by crazed fanatics that promote world acceptance of their...

    • Aug 18, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Congratulations in order

    Congratulations in order

    I would like to congratulate the efforts of Wendell Hollis and his family for creating a new website called Bringing Bermuda Back.

    They have also cleaned a lot of Bermuda’s roadsides in an effort to ensure that they help in bringing Bermuda back.

    I hope every Bermudian will visit this website to place photos of their individual and group efforts on cleaning their neighbourhoods and roadsides.

    Bermuda is broke. The Government is doing the best it can with...

    • Aug 18, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Failure to acknowledge privilege is classic ‘white fragility’

    Failure to acknowledge privilege is classic ‘white fragility’

    We have a limited amount of space for opinion pieces, which I mention to point out that it is not possible to address every matter of import related to this subject. But I could see that some white people living in an integrated island are as unable to stand back and take an objective look at an issue that is outside of their experience or interest as those who don’t have even that much exposure.

    Do they think they will lose something by admitting the existence of white...

    • Aug 16, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Great sorrow at Sheila Forrest’s death

    Great sorrow at Sheila Forrest’s death

    I’m not sure if many people in Bermuda would still remember her, but it is with great sorrow that I have to report the recent untimely death of Sheila Forrest, in Ballachulish, Argyll. Sheila was the Warwick Parish district nurse from 1969 to 1972. Funeral arrangements are pending and I will pass them on as soon as I know them.

    <b>DAVIE KERR

    Onich, Lochaber, Scotland</b>

    • Aug 16, 2016 8:00 am
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