John Barritt http://www.royalgazette.com John Barritt en-us Can economic growth continue? A change is as good as a rest, Mr Editor, so this week a break from my usual. Everyone wants more and few among us desire less. As a general rule I think thats pretty true. The trouble is that it also presents a challenge in todays economic climate and Bermuda is no exception, perhaps even the more so given what we are an isolated. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140411/COLUMN01/140419959&source=RSS Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:52:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140411/COLUMN01/140419959&source=RSS A change is as good as a rest, Mr Editor, so this week a break from my usual. Everyone wants more and few among us desire less. As a general rule I think thats pretty true. The trouble is that it also presents a challenge in todays economic climate and Bermuda is no exception, perhaps even the more so given what we are an isolated. .. The kind of exchange and challenge we should see <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140404/COLUMN01/140409877/AR/0/AR-140409877.jpg" width="100" align="left" /></a> The annual Budget Debate is behind us. Time to take stock. How was it for you? The debate, I mean. Frankly, I wonder how many people bothered to listen in. Even for a period of time. Mind you, there was plenty of opportunity for those who were interested, spread out as it was over three days a week for just over two weeks for a. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140404/COLUMN01/140409877&source=RSS Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:01:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140404/COLUMN01/140409877&source=RSS <img src="/storyimage/RG/20140404/COLUMN01/140409877/AR/0/AR-140409877.jpg" width="100" align="left" class="main-image" /></a> The annual Budget Debate is behind us. Time to take stock. How was it for you? The debate, I mean. Frankly, I wonder how many people bothered to listen in. Even for a period of time. Mind you, there was plenty of opportunity for those who were interested, spread out as it was over three days a week for just over two weeks for a. .. Put the backbenchers to work The Bermuda Legislature is threatening to catch up to 21st century governance. I kid you not. A Joint Select Committee JSC is proposing an independent commission of legislators to manage the operation of both the House on the Hill and the Senate below. Yawn?The committee doesnt stop there either. The JSC is also calling for the. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140328/COLUMN01/140329749&source=RSS Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:40:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140328/COLUMN01/140329749&source=RSS The Bermuda Legislature is threatening to catch up to 21st century governance. I kid you not. A Joint Select Committee JSC is proposing an independent commission of legislators to manage the operation of both the House on the Hill and the Senate below. Yawn?The committee doesnt stop there either. The JSC is also calling for the. .. A cat among the pigeons The value of an independent, objective opinion is not to be underestimated, particularly perhaps in politics, and not withstanding if it is the work of a lawyer. No, Mr Editor, I am not thinking of my own. I am referring instead to the opinion of a London QC which was obtained by the House Committee on Elections courtesy of the Centre for. .. http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140321/COLUMN01/140329960&source=RSS Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:19:00 GMT http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20140321/COLUMN01/140329960&source=RSS The value of an independent, objective opinion is not to be underestimated, particularly perhaps in politics, and not withstanding if it is the work of a lawyer. No, Mr Editor, I am not thinking of my own. I am referring instead to the opinion of a London QC which was obtained by the House Committee on Elections courtesy of the Centre for. ..