Mar 25, 2020 8:00 am
There is a lot of truth in the phrase “you reap what you sow”. We may not want to look at it, but in some ways, it’s like trying to run from one’s own shadow, which inevitably must follow.
I have learnt to embrace our human imperfections...
Mar 23, 2020 8:00 am
History repeats itself and the gory tragedies, which as tales and legends of the past, come back to truly haunt unsuspecting generations.
A little more than a century ago, I lost a few of my ancestors to yellow fever, which was followed a...
Mar 9, 2020 8:00 am
The coronavirus is taking the world by storm, affecting global trade and travel. Bermuda is highly dependent on the cruise industry and airline flights, the two areas of global industry that are affected the most.
It is unlikely these two...
Feb 29, 2020 8:00 am
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is embarking on a very ambitious city project called Neom. The name means “new future”. The idea is to set a new beginning for the youth of Saudi and in reality, the world.
This project is not...
Feb 14, 2020 8:00 am
Previously, I wrote about ingenuity and today I will focus on the value of earning foreign exchange. There is much talk about revitalising the economy. Added to that conversation is that of closures of many local shops and businesses.
Feb 11, 2020 8:00 am
I read Sir John Swan’s opinion with interest, and let me first say I don’t disagree with his take on the state of Bermuda’s economy because it has become a manifest reality.
When the Premier himself concludes the same, it means it is not a...
Feb 6, 2020 8:00 am
The recent tabling of a motion to change the Somers Day holiday to Mary Prince Day will stir emotions. There are a number of issues surrounding the date, historical relevance and context that collide and need to be guided.
Indeed, the Cup...
Jan 31, 2020 8:00 am
The fight against being oppressed is not the same as fighting for freedom. Every liberation battle does not end with freedom as an automatic consequence.
Liberators and seekers of freedom are often conflated; the very ideas are often...
Dec 30, 2019 8:00 am
Once again history has been made with the congressional impeachment of Donald Trump. The President of the United States is the third in my lifetime — fourth in 200 years, out of 45 presidents — indicted to be impeached. I recall the first...
Dec 19, 2019 8:00 am
I had a close friend who at one time in his life was an absolute radical. He would not have minded being called a Communist because he saw himself as a victim of capitalism.
This sense of being a victim, particularly of capitalism, was in...
Nov 14, 2019 8:00 am
Two contrasting ideas that underscore a tale of two cities: the Premier’s speech about market intervention, and Robert Pires’s purported comment that Portuguese were brought to Bermuda because blacks after slavery did not want to work.
Sep 30, 2019 8:00 am
Greta Thunberg gave the world a dose of youthful vigour. If we are fair with ourselves, most adults will admit we, too, have been there.
Political expressions from youth are often either of utopias or of catastrophes. They speak purely and...
Sep 25, 2019 8:00 am
Is this protracted trade war and conflict between the United States and China a test of will, money or systems?
The US is a market economy, where the producers are entrepreneurs with their own capital at risk, while China is a command...
Aug 22, 2019 8:00 am
I think of myself as a Democrat, but not strictly because I also believe in the liberty of the individual. As an example, I believe when a person represents others, they should do so with the best that they can personally offer, and not merely as...
Aug 20, 2019 8:00 am
On both sides of the northern border that connects the United States to Canada, economists are bracing themselves for the possibility of a recession. Some are pointing to the trade war between the US and China as partially, if not totally, the...
Aug 13, 2019 8:00 am
Sitting relaxed behind my computer, I was abruptly but pleasantly interrupted by a telephone caller who was listening to the Premier, David Burt, on the Sherry J talk show.
To paraphrase the comments, when the Premier was asked what he was...
Aug 7, 2019 8:00 am
I don’t smoke anything and I have no prejudice for those who do. For me, it was perhaps a degree of fate that prevented me from being a smoker.
I, just like so many schoolboys back in the Sixties, sneaked away to have a draw on what was...
Jul 25, 2019 8:00 am
There is a hell of a debate going now in the United States about the autocratic style of leadership that Donald Trump seems to prefer.
The word there is that “he is destroying our democracy, he is taking away the very sense of who we...
Jul 3, 2019 8:00 am
There are tangible benefits for persons belonging to sophisticated jurisdictions whose services are international in scope. Experience is gained through opportunity and exposure. In Bermuda, as everywhere, the opportunity may arise in either the...
Jun 25, 2019 8:00 am
It would be very easy to start a war with Iran and there is no question of whether the United States is the stronger of the two militarily with its superior airpower. However, war is about outcome and achieving goals that neutralise the...
Jun 22, 2019 8:00 am
I am not one for conspiracy theories, although it is patently obvious that there are too many incidents that are not above board. Like this near imminent war with Iran, which has the air of being so similar to the war on Iraq.
I was never...
May 29, 2019 8:00 am
They say “fair is fair” or, otherwise put, “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander”.
News and journalism are meant to be objective and impartial. I hear CNN is losing viewers and, as one such viewer, I may be able to attest to...
May 27, 2019 8:00 am
Democracy is an ideal that is not easily achievable. Unfortunately, too many people think we have achieved it already, simply because we are allowed to vote.
The right to vote is only one principle and even there the right is not exercised...
Apr 27, 2019 8:00 am
It’s just a fact the Progressive Labour Party has 29 Members of Parliament from which to choose the make-up of its 12-member Cabinet. However, the selection process is not as simple as spinning the wheel of fortune, and every person that comes up...
Apr 23, 2019 8:00 am
It may be hard to imagine better days are coming, particularly when everything around us represents chaos: the closure of the Rosebank branch of Butterfield Bank, school populations declining, some very old established businesses folding and the...
Apr 18, 2019 8:00 am
Bermuda will mourn the death of Lloyd James, a tall, imposing batsman who was a true legend.
My memory goes back to his first Cup Match century of 147 runs. His century was devastating to Somerset, who at the time had dominated the Cup...
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