John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us It took a hurricane to unite us A plague upon this howling!With apologies and credit to Will, Tim, I lift a few lines from his play to make a few points about the still-vexd Bermoothes. Vexd? Then maybe, Mr. Editor, but not so much now. Thankfully. I do now let loose my opinion hold it no longer this is no fish but an islander, that hath lately suffered by. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141024/COLUMN01/141029798&source=RSS Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:11:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141024/COLUMN01/141029798&source=RSS A plague upon this howling!With apologies and credit to Will, Tim, I lift a few lines from his play to make a few points about the still-vexd Bermoothes. Vexd? Then maybe, Mr. Editor, but not so much now. Thankfully. I do now let loose my opinion hold it no longer this is no fish but an islander, that hath lately suffered by. .. Measure twice, cut once By John BarrittConsultation, Mr Editor, I am all for it. Our people deserve the opportunity to be engaged on the issues of the day and the difficult decisions facing their government. I would even go so far as to say that as voters they are entitled. Attempts this week are therefore welcomed. They are steps in the right direction. But. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141010/COLUMN01/141019974&source=RSS Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:42:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141010/COLUMN01/141019974&source=RSS By John BarrittConsultation, Mr Editor, I am all for it. Our people deserve the opportunity to be engaged on the issues of the day and the difficult decisions facing their government. I would even go so far as to say that as voters they are entitled. Attempts this week are therefore welcomed. They are steps in the right direction. But. .. Increasingly irresponsible government The joke is, Mr Editor, that we obtained responsible government almost 50 years ago with passage of the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968 and that it has grown increasingly irresponsible ever since. You think I jest. I dont. It depends on how you think government should work. But lets get one thing straight right from the start. I am not. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141003/COLUMN01/141009900&source=RSS Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:28:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20141003/COLUMN01/141009900&source=RSS The joke is, Mr Editor, that we obtained responsible government almost 50 years ago with passage of the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968 and that it has grown increasingly irresponsible ever since. You think I jest. I dont. It depends on how you think government should work. But lets get one thing straight right from the start. I am not. .. Why nations fail and succeed You thought maybe I might touch on Scotland this week, right? Wrong. Try Botswana. Yes, Botswana, Mr Editor, and if space permits I think I can bring it back to what happened in Scotland. Stay with me now. I have just finished reading a fascinating book, Why Nations Fail, the product of 15 years of painstaking research, co-authored by. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140926/COLUMN01/140929825&source=RSS Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140926/COLUMN01/140929825&source=RSS You thought maybe I might touch on Scotland this week, right? Wrong. Try Botswana. Yes, Botswana, Mr Editor, and if space permits I think I can bring it back to what happened in Scotland. Stay with me now. I have just finished reading a fascinating book, Why Nations Fail, the product of 15 years of painstaking research, co-authored by. ..