DJLT is a Bermudian disc jockey, writer, social activist who calls himself a member of the segment of the population he calls, "Right Thinking People" or RTP. DJLT served in the Bermuda Regiment for 22 years and his DJ name came from the Army because he was a DJ who was also a Lieutenant! DJLT has a Masters Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, as well as a Business Studies Diploma from the Bermuda College. He has worked in the Government and Private Sector during his 35 years of real life work experience. DJLT is married and has one son. His hobbies include sports; health & fitness; travel; foreign languages and cultures; mentoring young people; music and home improvement.
Jul 5, 2013 8:00 am
Have we sunk to a new low? It seems that we have. A bredren of mine went to a wedding recently, when what to his wondering eyes did appear, but a group of men smoking weed, in full view of the wedding party, adults, children; all of this at a church!
My boy was repulsed to see, and smell, weed being smoked at a wedding, as was I to hear the story.
Jun 28, 2013 8:00 am
I wish to send a news flash to many employers and others who dont understand unions or how to deal with them. The keys to effective industrial relations are communication, proactive communication, knowing the collective bargaining agreements and patience.
In my submission last week I neglected to give the other side of a particular story and in the spirit of balanced and fair journalism I have an opportunity to do this.
Jun 21, 2013 8:00 am
I wish to send a news flash to many members of the workforce, especially folks like the Works and Engineering employees who went on strike for a worker who broke the rules and the Marine and Ports staff who are objecting to the Government bringing in the Millenium ferry.
Jun 7, 2013 8:00 am
Ive been watching and listening to the news as well as the debated in the House of Assembly over the last week, and went to my trusty RG website for same, when I happened upon a poll that asked if the Premier, and two Cabinet Ministers, were right to take a trip on a private jet to meet with potential developers.
May 31, 2013 8:00 am
Back in the 1990s I was working for the Department of Tourism. Among the many projects I worked on was the Spring Break Programme. I had to go around to US colleges inviting young people to come to Bermuda for their Spring Break. I know; great job.
May 25, 2013 8:00 am
Last week, whilst everyone else was celebrating the maiden voyage of the new cruise ship, I was sadly realising how far our tourism product has fallen.
Listening to the news on that inaugural voyage morning, I realised that this cruise ship has a waterpark, several restaurants, more activities and possibly more things to do than our entire island.
May 19, 2013 3:28 pm
I took a quick look at The Royal Gazettes website this week and other online sources and counted some 50 jobs advertised.
Granted some of them might be work permit renewals but if qualified people dont apply, they will always need work permits. But thats just a quick look. If I looked really hard Im sure I could find more.
May 10, 2013 8:00 am
Last week I asked the question ”Why people don't want to work after 5pm?“ This week's question is ”Why can't some people find a job?“
I have an idea why some can't, just hear me out.
I was talking to a buddy the other day, who, even in a recession, has a part time gig. This dude is a hustler, knows how to make a dollar, and is humble enough to do whatever it takes to provide for his family.
May 3, 2013 8:00 am
I must start by wishing my son Johnathan a very happy birthday today — May 3.
Ive noticed that many people dont want to work after 5pm. There are a number of persons who think that if their working hours are 9-5, that is all that they should do.
Apr 26, 2013 8:00 am
A few days after the Boston debacle, I told a few friends that I expected the US authorities to eventually find whoever did this. I knew, even from TV programmes, that there was CCTV all over the place, there are satellites that observe your every move, the international intelligence community is connected, they track and trace your actions from credit card sales, cellphone usage; and you basically have to conclude that big brother is...
Apr 19, 2013 8:00 am
The tragic and awful scenario that unfolded in Boston Massachusetts earlier this week has reminded me that Bermuda is a blessed little Island.
We get the occasional hurricane but we are fortunate to have been spared from major disaster.
Apr 12, 2013 8:00 am
I have a thought, as to why our education system isnt working.
Some of todays teachers are quite good, quite smart, quite effective and passionate about their work. But many are not.
When the Country was segregated, the best and brightest Bermudians, particularly black Bermudians, became schoolteachers largely because they were only able to get funding to go to university for that purpose.
Apr 5, 2013 8:00 am
I believe in freedom of speech, but the content and tone of some of the blogs, letters to the editor, anonymous comments, etc concerns me. I am disturbed by the amount of hate, vitriol, negative sentiment that I hear, see, sense and feel in the tone and language used by some people in those forums.
Mar 22, 2013 8:00 am
I had the good fortune of attending the Sandys Rotary Clubs 40th Anniversary Gala last weekend and along with that blessing came the privilege of hearing guest speaker Keith Fitz-Gerald.
The global financial expert is a New York Times bestselling business author and an inspirational speaker.
The most important thing I think he said was money goes where it is treated best.
Mar 15, 2013 8:00 am
Listening to the Budget Debate over the past several days and the undignified behaviour that went on in the Honourable House of Assembly last weekend, I am reminded of a few things:
1. This is why I will probably not get into politics; I have no patience for nonsense, useless conversation, insults, sore losers, lack of decorum when appropriate, etc
Mar 8, 2013 8:00 am
Having read the Budget recently announced by the Minister of Finance, I am left to conclude that not much has changed.
There is one line I agree with in it: "A job is the best social programme ever invented.
If we create more jobs, more people start working, more money starts changing hands, and it affects the psyche of the person who was once unemployed. We have to give our people hope and getting them jobs will help.
Feb 22, 2013 8:00 am
What a difference a few years makes. It almost seems as if the PLP is in the predicament that the UBP found itself in right after the 2008 General Election. Somewhat in tatters but definitely in transition. When youre winning or think you have a good chance, everybody just plays along; especially if youre the Government. When you lose, people get real, say what they mean and listen to the consciences that theyve been ignoring...
Feb 15, 2013 8:00 am
The new OBA Government has made some interesting moves.
Getting Progressive Labour Party MP Randy Horton to agree to be Speaker of the House was a coup it increases their majority by reducing the number of Opposition party voters by one.
Some people have criticised Mr Horton for making the choice, I congratulate him on making this decision. Heres why:
Feb 8, 2013 8:00 am
Every now and then we get on to the subject of what do we do about the continuing rise of violence. We are losing, it seems, one young Bermudian male per week!!
The media this week published a statistic that since 2000 we have lost 140 young men through road fatalities. Throw in those gunned down in violence and we have ourselves a phenomenon, an epidemic problem.
Jan 25, 2013 8:00 am
Just to show readers that I do in fact listen, this week I will deny my penchant for social commentary and focus on music/entertainment.
Dont get it twisted, the overwhelming majority of the feedback we receive supports the current format of this column.
However, for the avoidance of doubt, lets restate the intent.
Jan 18, 2013 8:00 am
As individuals and as a Country, we have to start living within our means. As I listen to the new Minister of Finance lament about the state of Bermudas finances, Im left to wonder what in heavens name we have been doing for the past 15 to 20 years.
Im no economist but I do have financial common sense which I use to run my own family and which goes like this:
Jan 11, 2013 8:00 am
My frustration and disagreement with the union mentality I described previously is well documented, as is my desire to discourage persons having a welfare mentality. It is also my belief that the haves should help the have nots. But we have a responsibility to not just give handouts in perpetuity; we must teach, show and lead the have nots to be able to fend for themselves.
Jan 4, 2013 8:00 am
Happy New Year Bermuda. Lets hope that 2013 sees things improve.
It is always good to thank and acknowledge the bloggers, the contributors, those who take the time to voice their opinions on my submissions.
Different views increase creativity, inclusiveness and will likely produce results that represent a greater percentage of the population.
Dec 28, 2012 8:00 am
Happy holidays Bermuda! I absolutely love Bermuda and Bermudians. Im blessed to live in and be from a really cool place.
My comments in this article are in no way a display of insensitivity to people who are less fortunate than I am.
I understand that it is only by the grace and favour of God that I am not currently unemployed, drawing social assistance and/or dealing with everything that goes along with that.
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