Nov 30, 2019 8:00 am
Not surprisingly, there are those of the opinion that elected persons are mortal enemies who, at no time whatsoever, share any form of human compassion among themselves.
This is far from the truth, and in fact many are extremely friendly,...
Nov 22, 2019 8:00 am
By the time you read this, the results will be in and final. No matter the results, you are always a winner to us, your family.
Why do I say this?
Well, basically, since the day you were born, the family have seen...
Nov 8, 2019 8:00 am
A friend of mine once said to me that people tend to address or attack individuals when instead they should address or attack issues. Over the past few weeks, various personal and online discussions have helped to illustrate this salient...
Nov 1, 2019 8:00 am
Over the past few weeks and months, many of us have heard remarks from various One Bermuda Alliance senators and MPs about state the economy.
Perhaps, the most vocal on the economic front has been OBA Senate leader Nick Kempe.
Oct 25, 2019 8:00 am
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to canvassing we go. With the unexpected passing of Walton Brown Jr, there now lies a vacancy of an elected representative in Constituency 17.
As such, a by-election has been called for November 21. As with all other...
Oct 4, 2019 8:00 am
Last week during the motion to adjourn in the House of Assembly, those in the chambers and, indeed, the wider listening audience were treated to former Cabinet minister Sylvan Richards throwing a challenge to members of the Progressive Labour...
Sep 27, 2019 8:00 am
Roads impassable? Here come the heavy equipment operators. Trees blocking your driveway? Here come the landscapers.
Roofs damaged? Here come the carpenter and masons. Phone lines down? Here come the telephone technicians. Wi-fi gone? Here...
Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am
Unfortunately, there has always been a certain element in Bermuda that has attempted to tell us constantly that we are not a part of the Caribbean, either geographically or culturally, and that we should have nothing to do with “those...
Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am
Welcome to the Virgin Islands, welcome home,” said immigration officer Brodie, as I arrived at the Terrance Lettsome Airport, on Beef Island in the British Virgin Islands.
As with Bermuda, in most “small island” communities, everyone knows...
Aug 16, 2019 8:00 am
Imagine if you will, a young man leaves home at age 20 and, apart from the occasional visit here and there, he never returns home to live.
Second, imagine if you will, apart from an occasional visit, his children never return to the home of...
Aug 9, 2019 8:00 am
It is often interesting, sadly interesting, to see persons attempt to twist the reality of any given situation to justify a gross wrong.
Once again, during our emancipation celebrations, the topics of the enslaved writer Mary Prince and Sir...
Jul 26, 2019 8:00 am
Last week, I received, this somewhat ominous WhatsApp message.
“Dear MP Famous, your aunt Helen Mateen has asked me to invite you to speak at her pre-Cup Match party this Thursday (July 18) evening at her home in Dr Cann Memorial Seniors...
Jul 12, 2019 8:00 am
Chris, there is a fire at the house!”
Words no man or woman wants to hear from their spouse or significant other. On July 2, there was a minor fire at my wife’s salon. No fire is minor, but this was minor compared with what might have...
Jun 28, 2019 8:00 am
Last Friday, the Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain, made a monumental statement in Parliament.
“Mr Speaker, it gives me great pleasure today to rise and give notice of the renewal of the relationship between the Bermudian people...
Jun 21, 2019 8:00 am
A few months ago there was a gathering of Bermudians at an event recognising long-service employees — persons who had served one particular company for a range of between ten and 50 years.
Yes, shockingly, there are people who have worked...
Jun 14, 2019 8:00 am
On Sunday on Hott 107.5FM, beginning at 8pm, we will once again have a Cross-Caribbean Conversation/Territories Talk with guests from other British Overseas Territories.
Our line-up of panellists this month consists of the following...
Jun 7, 2019 8:00 am
Wolves Sports Club will be hosting their annual end-of-season prize-giving ceremony at Elliot Primary School tomorrow starting at 6.30pm. For those who are not familiar with Wolves, it is the sports club for eastern Devonshire. Generations of...
May 31, 2019 8:00 am
It is always interesting, sadly interesting, to see or hear people call Bermudians xenophobic or protectionist, simply because they wish to ensure the best for themselves, their families and their fellow Bermudians.
A recent article in...
May 10, 2019 8:00 am
At the recently concluded Commonwealth Parliamentary Association strengthening seminar held on May 1 and 2, I was honoured to give a presentation regarding the use of social media by parliamentarians.
The title of that particular session...
May 3, 2019 8:00 am
I have been contacted by a number of people with regard to the recent op-ed about mobile rates and roaming rates.
Clearly, a cross-section of Bermudians have experienced frustration with having to pay one of the highest data rates in the...
Apr 26, 2019 8:00 am
A few days ago, a gentleman posted on the Facebook group MAJ’s List his outrage of being hit with a $950 roaming charge fee from a local mobile phone service provider.
Subsequently, others chimed in with similar stories of being hit with...
Mar 29, 2019 8:00 am
Country above self is the motto of the twin-island federation of St Kitts & Nevis. A motto that is, evidently, not just words, but a daily way of life.
This ancestral Caribbean homeland of an extremely large proportion of Bermudians...
Mar 22, 2019 8:00 am
“I know we Bermudians like to think that we are a cut above all other offshore financial centres. I was personally a fierce proponent of that viewpoint, both at home and abroad. But I have had a ‘road to Damascus’ moment on this issue...
Mar 15, 2019 8:00 am
In February, Walter Roban, the Deputy Premier, and I were chosen to represent Bermuda at the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of Caricom held in St Kitts.
Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by two...
Feb 15, 2019 8:00 am
As a follow-up to last week’s missive about community service hours, it gives great pleasure to state that over the weekend a number of young and not so young men came out to assist with the scraping and painting of a wall in Green Acres,...
Feb 8, 2019 8:00 am
Within a few short months, hundreds of our young adults will be standing together wearing caps and gowns for their respective high school graduation ceremonies.
A culmination of between 12 and 13 years from primary school to senior school.
Feb 1, 2019 8:00 am
A few days ago I was browsing the internet and came across a headline that caught my attention.
“Forget the banks, build your own home”
Something jumped out at me and said, “read it a bit more”. Upon doing so, it became glowingly...
Jan 18, 2019 8:00 am
If you ask any politician what is the most common question that they are asked, it will be without a doubt something along the lines of: “I am looking for a job. Can you help me out?”
Unfortunately, we all know someone who is either...
Jan 11, 2019 8:00 am
If you build it they will come
Field of Dreams
It may be subjective whether or not they will come, but one thing for sure, you still have to build it.
To build “it”, one would have...
Dec 28, 2018 8:00 am
As we know, Christmas Eve is traditionally one of the busiest days in any country. With Bermuda being no exception, locals are focused on: shopping, visiting, bar-hopping and domestic duties.
Those duties include cooking, changing curtains,...
Dec 14, 2018 8:00 am
Today, let us take a moment to speak about the role of the backbencher. For clarity, a backbencher would be those who are elected to Parliament but are not yet government ministers.
In the existing setting within the Progressive Labour...
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