John Barritt John Barritt en-us Promises worth pursuing Be careful what you wish for, yes? Be careful, too, what you promise, Mr Editor. You may reasonably be expected to deliver. To its credit, the One Bermuda Alliance government announced in the Throne Speech its plans to deliver on a promise to introduce absentee balloting for students abroad, providing they are studying at recognised. .. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 04:53:00 GMT Damning report must wake up our Legislature How rich it was, Mr Editor, that the most recent damning report of the Auditor-General should be released on the same day our Legislature reconvenes for another year. Poor pun, I know. A Throne Speech, you say?For my money, and for your money, too, dear readers, the Governor should have read the Auditor-Generals report out loud to our. .. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:29:00 GMT Lyrics may change, but the beat goes on Steady as she goes? Maybe, Mr Editor, maybe. Certainly, Throne Speech 2015 didnt contain any significant surprises nothing that new and nothing that dramatic and it struck me as all very matter-of-fact and straightforward in tone and content very businesslike, in fact. What is clear, very clear, is that the Government is. .. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:03:00 GMT Less from less would be welcome Pomp and pageantry marks the beginning today of a new legislative session. Its one of the more pleasant and pleasing parliamentary traditions that helps to distinguish us here and abroad. It also highlights our British heritage and represents that to which we apparently continue to hold fast, or so it seems, but which is in need of. .. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 04:03:00 GMT And here is ... not the Throne Speech This weeks column features the Throne Speech that will not be delivered next Friday. At least I dont think so and thats because it is made up, by me. It comes with a disclaimer, too. Any resemblance to actual events, past or present, or actual persons, real or not, is purely coincidental and any relevance to actual events or actual. .. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 05:39:00 GMT