John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us Starling has already kicked off debate We will not be breaking new ground with fixed-term elections, Mr Editor. There are any number of models we can follow. Canada has legislated for fixed-term elections, federally and provincially. Britain has its own Act, too, which came into play at its recent general election and appeared to work well, notwithstanding its early critics. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150828/COLUMN01/150829704&source=RSS Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:18:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150828/COLUMN01/150829704&source=RSS Starling has already kicked off debate We will not be breaking new ground with fixed-term elections, Mr Editor. There are any number of models we can follow. Canada has legislated for fixed-term elections, federally and provincially. Britain has its own Act, too, which came into play at its recent general election and appeared to work well, notwithstanding its early critics. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150828/COLUMN01/150829710&source=RSS Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:58:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150828/COLUMN01/150829710&source=RSS When fixed-term elections lose their appeal Fixed-term elections sound good, Mr Editor at least Ive always thought so. Their appeal is that they go some way to taking the politics out of calling elections. Everyone knows the date, and those in power no longer have the unfair advantage of selecting a day that they believe gives them maximum electoral advantage. Thats the theory. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150828/COLUMN01/150829711&source=RSS Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:57:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150828/COLUMN01/150829711&source=RSS A means to kill two birds with one stone? We have been down this road before, Mr Editor, with lots of forks along the way. Discussion and dialogue continues, as it should, on what can be done to turn around our economy. What can also be done to improve government finances is also a continuing focus of conversations. The two issues are inextricably linked, of course. It was former. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150821/COLUMN01/150829935&source=RSS Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:54:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150821/COLUMN01/150829935&source=RSS The long and winding road to recovery So goes the economy, so goes the Government. You think? I do, Mr Editor, I do. Economic conditions feature large in elections and Bermuda is no exception. Too early to be thinking about the next election? Maybe. But there again, maybe not. The One Bermuda Alliance is almost three years into its five-year term with only two years. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150814/COLUMN01/150819820&source=RSS Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:59:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150814/COLUMN01/150819820&source=RSS Allegations should not be glossed over On any view, Mr Editor, the recent allegations made against two government ministers and the former Attorney-General are serious. Very serious. In fact, and lets be clear on this, whats being alleged constitute criminal offences if made out. You cannot get any more serious than that when it comes to allegations. They cannot be brushed. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150807/COLUMN01/150809768&source=RSS Fri, 07 Aug 2015 03:55:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20150807/COLUMN01/150809768&source=RSS