Apr 29, 2016 8:00 am
I know, Mr Editor, I said that I was going to stop writing for a time. But I trust you will allow me this exception, a tribute for an exceptional person: the late Dr the Honourable Clarence James, CBE, JP.
We were not contemporaries, but...
Apr 15, 2016 8:00 am
Readers will know that last week the Commission of Inquiry started its work in earnest, much of it preparatory at this stage, Mr Editor.
I have had a decision to make and I have made it. I am going to stand down as a columnist and...
Apr 8, 2016 8:00 am
Ps, Mr Editor, is an unusual way to begin a column. Postscripts are usually found at the end. But I want to begin this week with a follow-up to last week’s column.
Consultation does have its sceptics, critics and detractors — and I want to...
Apr 1, 2016 8:00 am
Inquiring minds want to know, Mr Editor, following last week’s column and recent events: OK, Barritt, any bright ideas on how consultation could work? Fair question.
First, any attempt needs to be real and genuine. People will quickly...
Mar 24, 2016 8:00 am
The problem, Mr Editor, is that you really only get the one chance to make a good first impression. A second chance is, well, just that, a second chance, and if you are fortunate to get one in life, you try to make the best of it that you can.
Mar 18, 2016 8:00 am
Words almost fail me, Mr Editor, so I won’t be so long this week. So much has already been said; too much in some cases, and so much of it nasty, ugly and unhelpful, and, sadly, said by some who hide behind the cloak of anonymity. Shame on them.
Mar 11, 2016 8:00 am
“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg ...”— Unknown
I am no political consultant, Mr Editor, and with that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get down to it. The business of...
Mar 4, 2016 8:00 am
Compromise, collaboration and consensus are not four-letter words, as you well know, Mr Editor, but it sure seems like it when it comes to modern-day politics, if you get my drift.
This can be one of the drawbacks to the Westminster system...
Feb 26, 2016 8:00 am
Pathways, Mr Editor, can be a very useful way for the Bermuda Government to signpost the direction in which it intends to lead us. The 2015-16 Budget is a very good example of this — and, yes, this reference to pathways is deliberate; to make a...
Feb 19, 2016 8:00 am
It’s Budget time. Brace yourselves, people. But while you do, spare a thought for our seniors. It will be revealing to see whether they will merit a line or two in today’s Budget Statement. They ought to; maybe even a paragraph or two.
Feb 12, 2016 8:00 am
Riveting, exciting and unpredictable even, Mr Editor. This is what elections hold not just for political junkies, but the casual observer as well. No, I do not have in mind the recent by-election in Devonshire North Central, which seemed to be...
Feb 5, 2016 8:00 am
Now we all like to be in the know, or at least think we are, Mr Editor, but it isn’t always easy to keep with everything that is going on with the Government. So we come to rely on the news media to keep us informed of the affairs of state, thank...
Jan 29, 2016 8:00 am
There is this conversation I have been having with one reader that I have been meaning to share, Mr Editor. After last week’s column, this is as good a time as any. Our conversation was about politics, race and the America’s Cup, an interesting...
Jan 22, 2016 8:00 am
How long, I wonder, before the Trump phenomenon reaches our shores, Mr Editor? And I don’t mean the man; I mean his brand of politics.
Unlikely, you say? Well, maybe not. In politics, as in business, as in life really, nothing succeeds...
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