• When will flawed structure be tackled?

    When will flawed structure be tackled?

    On October 31, 2013 the completed Sage Report was delivered to the finance minister.

    One of the key recommendations of this report, was the following: (page 31)

    Recommendation:

    Process for appointment of a Head of the Civil Service (HoCS)

    • The Premier should direct the Secretary to the Cabinet to separate the role of Head of the Civil Service from the role of Secretary to the Cabinet, with the HoCS to...

  • Youth are uprooted

    Youth are uprooted

    Many of our young people are uprooted. They no longer believe in the traditions of their parents and grandparents, and they have not found anything else to replace them.

    Spiritual leaders need to address this very real issue, but most simply do not know what to do. They have not been able to transmit the deepest values of their traditions, perhaps because they themselves have not fully understood or experienced them.

    When you do not embody the living values of a...

    • Sep 28, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Some golden rules to follow growing older

    Some golden rules to follow growing older

    As I sit down to write, I smile, as who else could be writing this, who else is where I am today living it and can tell the tale?

    Life is a journey to live, with its challenges and excitement, and especially hope. You may ask, why hope? Hope has to be that magical ingredient to live, expecting and hoping every day. Expecting, not knowing exactly what for, but that is the mysterious key to getting up every morning to face the challenge of living: to do your best and to...

    • Sep 28, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Poll shows it is time to resign

    Poll shows it is time to resign

    The poll numbers in Monday’s edition of <i>The Royal Gazette</i> are indeed dismal. Bermuda is in a very sad state politically.

    One thing that it did make evident is that the Progressive Labour Party would do a lot better under David Burt than under Marc Bean, who it seems has found the stress of politics too much for his health.

    If he really had the good of the party at heart, rather than himself, after today’s polls he would resign, particularly...

    • Sep 28, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Bitterly let down by Rio trip spend

    Bitterly let down by Rio trip spend

    The following is a letter to the One Bermuda Alliance.

    I am bitterly disappointed to read that you spent almost $40,000 on ministers’ trips to the Olympics.

    I am very proud of our Bermudian athletes. They deserve to be at the Olympics. But our MPs cannot afford to go and cheer them on. We have no room in our budget for this sort of thing. I beg of you to take this austerity, in which we now find ourselves, seriously. I ask you, and all Bermudians, to implement...

    • Sep 28, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Gazette proves it is truly small world

    Gazette proves it is truly small world

    I go online every day to read <i>The Royal Gazette</i> and was so surprised to see the article about this Bermudian who was involved in an award-winning marketing campaign for a beachfront resort in Florida — Duncan Tavares.

    Well, we certainly do live in a “small world”.

    I was driving along the A1A on Miami Beach last weekend and this car pulls up next to me, signals for me to roll down my window — I thought he was looking for directions — he says to...

    • Sep 28, 2016 8:00 am
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  • African-Bermudian landmarks need care

    African-Bermudian landmarks need care

    I rarely write to the editor these days to discuss anything, but there is this one situation that is just about getting a bit too painful under my skin.

    I have always had a great love for all parts of Bermuda’s history, and especially that of African-Bermudian history.

    There are these two buildings that are situated on Princess Street that I consider very important landmarks of African-Bermudian history that are just standing there deteriorating. The two...

    • Sep 28, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Rio trip temptation too great

    Rio trip temptation too great

    One has to smile at the childish and expensive antics of our politicians when a foreign trip is dangled before them.

    I am, of course, referring to the trip to Rio de Janeiro by sports minister Sylvan Richards and his permanent secretary, Wayne Carey, who according to your report of September 22 flew business class to Brazil to attend the Olympic Games last month at a total cost of just less than $32,000.

    Is this an example of money well spent?

    Of...

    • Sep 27, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Call to remember Clarence Hill

    Call to remember Clarence Hill

    I have just returned from visiting family and friends in Bermuda.

    While there I read with great interest an article by Khalid Wasi on Clarence Hill. Still the smallest population to win a medal — and what a great boxer.

    Two years ago, I visited Controversy Boxing Gym on Queen Street with my son, and it was my privilege to meet Mr Hill, who was there with his grandson. I had a very interesting talk with him and it was a great memory for me.

    Again this year...

    • Sep 27, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Excuse would not wash for athletes

    Excuse would not wash for athletes

    When all the national sports governing bodies are having their funding cut by the Government, why are expensive business-class airfares being incurred by the sports minister and his permanent secretary? “Eleventh hour” booking? Did the International Olympic Committee not announce the dates of the Olympics in advance?

    It has been several months since the minister was appointed; if part of his remit was to attend the Olympics, why wasn’t an air ticket booked then?...

    • Sep 27, 2016 8:00 am
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  • Could secret investment be island’s paradise found?

    Could secret investment be island’s paradise found?

    I was reading through one of my Bermuda books, <i>Paradise found, almost!</i> by Vernon Jackson. This is a book based on his letters to the editor and other articles he wrote for the <i>Mid-Ocean News</i> and <i>The Royal Gazette</i>. It is one of the Bermuda books that should be compulsory reading in all of the schools. Mr Jackson tells it as it is.

    However, I am digressing because in one of his letters dated March 13, 1984, titled...

    • Sep 26, 2016 8:00 am
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