May 12, 2017 8:00 am
A few days ago, I had a startling conversation with someone on Facebook. Such conversations themselves are not surprising, as thousands of Bermudians have them daily. However, something that the person stated struck a chord deep within...
May 6, 2017 8:00 am
Julia van Beelen, aka JVB, and I started talking online about six years ago before the 2012 General Election. Needless to say, we, along with a select group of politics junkies, often were in “spirited” online debates that seemingly...
Apr 21, 2017 8:00 am
Forty-five thousand Bermudians are eligible to cast a ballot for referendums, by-elections and general elections. There are roughly 1,200 persons residing in 500 homes in each of our 36 constituencies.
Each one of those individuals expects...
Mar 31, 2017 8:00 am
On any given day when persons prepare themselves to go out to canvass, they do the following:
• Collect their clipboards and walking lists for the specific areas that they will be canvassing
• Ensure that they have adequate voter...
Mar 17, 2017 8:00 am
One of the few things that persons involved with different political parties can agree on is that canvassing is a fundamental component of any election campaign. Fortunately for us in Bermuda, social norms dictate that candidates visit the...
Mar 3, 2017 8:00 am
Two of the signature terms of magicians.
Whether it is pulling rabbits out of hats or sawing a damsel in half, magicians have been using smoke and mirrors, combined with...
Jan 27, 2017 8:00 am
Official Hansard records from December 16, 2015.
The Honourable E.T. “Bob” Richards: “Thank you, Mr Speaker.
“In accordance with section 2AA (3) of the Government Loans Act 1978, I rise this morning to inform this honourable...
Jan 20, 2017 8:00 am
Governments and major corporations often hire consultants to give them reports and suggestions as to how to improve their services and/or profit margins. And, they pay out hefty sums for the advice of these consultants.
After paying out...
Jan 6, 2017 8:00 am
Four years after the General Election of 2012, a voting shift is seemingly taking place across the island.
In November 2014, the signs that this shift had begun to take root were evident in the results of the Constituency 33 by-election...
Dec 3, 2016 8:00 am
As the saying goes, you can choose your friends, but not your family.
I am grateful to have Neville Tyrrell as a big cousin/big brother.
For the last 12 months I’ve spent most of my weekends in his presence.
Just like the good...
Nov 25, 2016 8:00 am
“Almighty Father, we are gathered here today as one body at this sacred spot where countless numbers of our enslaved ancestors were buried. Father, we are gathered as one body to do your will and listen to the concerns of our brothers...
Oct 21, 2016 8:00 am
Technology has become an ever-changing, ever-evolving animal. An animal with a hunger for consuming both machinery and manpower.
Thirty years ago, we were all fascinated with the ability to rent movies on video cassette and/or record...
Oct 14, 2016 8:00 am
“In politics, a big tent or catch-all party is a political party seeking to attract people with diverse viewpoints and thus appealing to more of the electorate. This is accomplished by appealing to a very limited number of issues,...
Sep 17, 2016 8:00 am
Earlier this summer, a few of my friends and I planned a little post-Cup Match get-together to commiserate over yet another year without our cup in its rightful home.
As we mulled over where best to get something to eat and drink, the...
Sep 9, 2016 8:00 am
Young man, I have two questions for you.”
“Yes sir, what are those questions?”
“First question: Who do you support for Cup Match?”
“St George’s, of course.”
“Ok fine, good answer. Second question: are you a different kind...
Sep 2, 2016 8:00 am
By chance, a few years ago I spotted an advert on Facebook for an event to be held at the Hamilton Princess. At first I paid it no mind then it dawned on me that it was an event that held some interesting possibilities. I then contacted the...
Aug 12, 2016 8:00 am
Recently, upon viewing the photograph of the Australian streaker standing in front of the St George’s batsman on July 29, I imagined that had it been someone of less self-discipline, the situation could very easily have been a case of the bat...
Aug 5, 2016 8:00 am
Are we there yet? This is a question frequently asked by persons on a journey to a place not yet known to them.
In 1834, England declared that all enslaved persons throughout the British Empire were to be set free of slavery. August 1 was...
Jul 22, 2016 8:00 am
Over the past four years, your children of the East have been put under mental and emotional bondage by those people from the West. We have been subjected to a constant stream of insults, ridicule and financial debt. As such,...
Jul 13, 2016 8:00 am
On the early evening of July 7, I witnessed something first-hand that brought a shock to my head and tears to my eyes. As I was sitting in my car in downtown New York City, I heard loud, thunderous shouting behind me.
I walked down the...
Jul 9, 2016 8:00 am
“Buyer's remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchase. It is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item such as a car or house. It may stem from fear of making the wrong choice, guilt over extravagance,...
Jun 17, 2016 8:00 am
In the heart of back-of-town, there lies a pot of gold. Well, more like a potpourri of friendship, fun, festivity and, yep, food.
Located on the corner of Union Street and Angle Street, there sits a building painted in gold.
Jun 3, 2016 8:00 am
There are those who would like to paint a narrative that Bermudians are lazy, are non-performers and constantly are seeking handouts. Then there are those who buy into that false narrative.
By buying into that narrative, then they see...
May 27, 2016 8:00 am
Three days ago I made my way into Hamilton for my “annual freeloading and hitting up everybody’s camp day”, more commonly known as the Bermuda Day Parade. As I made the rounds, I noticed a less-than-usual vibrancy among the crowd. Everyone was...
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