John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us Twisted words of political double-speak T amp A, Mr Editor, transparency and accountability, are the key to good governance. Both words are bandied about frequently by those in and out of politics, myself included. The two principles are, we are told, the dynamic duo to democracy, the Batman and Robin if you will, that can set things right or, on the other hand, the one-two. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140730/COLUMN01/140739996&source=RSS Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:26:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140730/COLUMN01/140739996&source=RSS T amp A, Mr Editor, transparency and accountability, are the key to good governance. Both words are bandied about frequently by those in and out of politics, myself included. The two principles are, we are told, the dynamic duo to democracy, the Batman and Robin if you will, that can set things right or, on the other hand, the one-two. .. The elephant and the mouse <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140725/COLUMN01/140729835/AR/0/AR-140729835.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Disappointing, Mr Editor, is just one of the words that comes to mind there are others and on so many fronts. First, it took ten weeks to produce the report. Ten whole weeks. It should never have taken that long and the blame here doesnt fall entirely to the party chairman. The people who knew what was what were in the OBA caucus. They. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140725/COLUMN01/140729835&source=RSS Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:15:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140725/COLUMN01/140729835&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140725/COLUMN01/140729835/AR/0/AR-140729835.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Disappointing, Mr Editor, is just one of the words that comes to mind there are others and on so many fronts. First, it took ten weeks to produce the report. Ten whole weeks. It should never have taken that long and the blame here doesnt fall entirely to the party chairman. The people who knew what was what were in the OBA caucus. They. .. Will for reform is needed <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140718/COLUMN01/140719697/AR/0/AR-140719697.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> Bob Dylan wrote it. Jimi Hendrix aced it. From All Along The WatchtowerThere must be some kind of way out of here, said the joker to the thief. Theres too much confusion, I cant get no relief. Maybe so, Mr. Editor, maybe so. First, it should come as no surprise that I believe in a strong and independent. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140718/COLUMN01/140719697&source=RSS Fri, 18 Jul 2014 02:55:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140718/COLUMN01/140719697&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140718/COLUMN01/140719697/AR/0/AR-140719697.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> Bob Dylan wrote it. Jimi Hendrix aced it. From All Along The WatchtowerThere must be some kind of way out of here, said the joker to the thief. Theres too much confusion, I cant get no relief. Maybe so, Mr. Editor, maybe so. First, it should come as no surprise that I believe in a strong and independent. .. Win was a hollow victory It was a whopper that came up a cropper, you could say Mr Editor. Let me explain myself. The One Bermuda Alliance Government looked to be stuck with an investigation by a Commission that it seemed it neither approved of nor wanted. Initial reports cast it as a victory for the Opposition PLP which it was as it was their motion that. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140711/COLUMN01/140719960&source=RSS Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:25:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140711/COLUMN01/140719960&source=RSS It was a whopper that came up a cropper, you could say Mr Editor. Let me explain myself. The One Bermuda Alliance Government looked to be stuck with an investigation by a Commission that it seemed it neither approved of nor wanted. Initial reports cast it as a victory for the Opposition PLP which it was as it was their motion that. .. Living in paradis fiscal Theres nothing like a road map to see what lies ahead here at home and abroad. But I begin with a disclaimer, Mr Editor I have no crystal ball. First, our Finance Minister got me to thinking with his frank admission fresh from his promotional reconnaissance in France. We dont see eye to eye, he reported on his return, and nothing he had to. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140704/COLUMN01/140709851&source=RSS Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:15:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140704/COLUMN01/140709851&source=RSS Theres nothing like a road map to see what lies ahead here at home and abroad. But I begin with a disclaimer, Mr Editor I have no crystal ball. First, our Finance Minister got me to thinking with his frank admission fresh from his promotional reconnaissance in France. We dont see eye to eye, he reported on his return, and nothing he had to. ..