John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us Oversight critical to get value for money Now we all like to be in the know, or at least think we are, Mr Editor, but it isnt 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 you very much. We can also do some checking up ourselves, thanks to the internet, one of the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160205/COLUMN01/160209807&source=RSS Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160205/COLUMN01/160209807&source=RSS Why AC is already a missed opportunity There is this conversation I have been having with one reader that I have been meaning to share, Mr Editor. After last weeks column, this is as good a time as any. Our conversation was about politics, race and the Americas Cup, an interesting but unlikely trio, you may think, at first blush. While some but not necessarily all readers may. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160129/COLUMN01/160129639&source=RSS Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:44:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160129/COLUMN01/160129639&source=RSS The Trump phenomenon what lessons for us? How long, I wonder, before the Trump phenomenon reaches our shores, Mr Editor? And I dont 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 like success and by all appearances and polls, Donald J. Trump appears to be succeeding. His. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160122/COLUMN01/160129883&source=RSS Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:09:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160122/COLUMN01/160129883&source=RSS System of accountability not been working It might be laughable, Mr Editor, were it not so sad. OK, maybe laughable is not the right word, but a wry smile would not be out of line. This Commission of Inquiry is needed, we are told, because Bermudas reputation is at risk. Moreover, so the line goes, those recent reports of the Auditor-General have not, to say the least,. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160115/COLUMN01/160119771&source=RSS Fri, 15 Jan 2016 03:41:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20160115/COLUMN01/160119771&source=RSS