Feb 12, 2019 8:00 am
When Barack Obama won the United States presidential election in 2008, for the black Western experience it was monumental. Most of those born in the 1950s and earlier could not have imagined that such a phenomenon was possible in their lifetime.
Feb 6, 2019 8:00 am
Two-and-a-half years gone and two more to go, thus the election bell begins to chime. America is into presidential-election mode, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, is defending his leadership and Bermuda is quietly slipping into its...
Jan 28, 2019 8:00 am
Brexit, trade wars between China and the United States, commercial and diplomatic tension between Saudi Arabia and Canada, the dissolution of the North American Free Trade Agreement, aside from the Middle East crisis with migration worldwide and...
Jan 19, 2019 8:00 am
“Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the...
Jan 14, 2019 8:00 am
There is a saying that goes, “You don’t miss the water until the well runs dry” — a true maxim that has so many variations as examples in our lives.
I am amazed at the tenacity of many of our retailers who continue to keep their doors open,...
Jan 11, 2019 8:00 am
It is hard to tell a true story without names to avoid libel yet it must be told. Further, there are enough people on this matter, who can tell their own story. Understandably there was a time when to mumble would put one at tremendous risk of...
Jan 4, 2019 8:00 am
A long time ago, or should I say “once upon a time”, while there was yet darkness in the lands, simultaneously there existed the brightness of a hope for a better day.
The 1940s saw a band of newly educated persons pushing in the areas of...
Dec 13, 2018 8:00 am
One day when we open up the books and be honest with ourselves, we will be able to look at the travesty that took place in the early 1990s. A travesty not quite of the proportion of the Tucker’s Town land reappropriation, but every bit as...
Dec 7, 2018 8:00 am
It’s good to look at history to see what works and to ascertain systems that are more effective or best.
It’s not to suggest that we can come to a position of absoluteness, but at least we can have a comparative analysis from which to draw...
Dec 4, 2018 8:00 am
There is perhaps very little difference between a supposition and a hunch. Of the two words, I think “hunch” is the more innocent. I have been a political observer for more than 40 years and for the most part the issues were clear and the...
Nov 22, 2018 8:00 am
I have been pondering over several city and county names such as New York, New England, New Brunswick, and the list goes on.
The common factor is the term “new”, but probably just as common is that at one time these were new visions by...
Nov 16, 2018 8:00 am
America will celebrate its 400-year anniversary of colonisation through Virginia. The executive branch has mobilised a committee to recognise African inclusion, and Bermuda is integral to its existence. We often hear of Plymouth Rock and the...
Nov 10, 2018 8:00 am
The sociological theory that crisis brings change rang true in the midterm elections. Many Americans, indeed much of the world, breathed a sigh of relief if not jubilation that sanity and human civility can be effectively be re-engaged in...
Nov 6, 2018 8:00 am
The midterm elections today will be a referendum on whether Americans want a president or a king. No president until now has challenged the function of the republic as has Donald Trump. However, the self-proclaimed nationalist cannot do it alone;...
Oct 29, 2018 8:00 am
What can we in the West do for the crisis in the Middle East? The present recipe of war stokes passion, promotes ideological conflict and raises tensions between people as they are thrust together running from conflict zones. This approach may...
Oct 22, 2018 8:00 am
The latest issue of world news that has entertained us and kept audiences captive for the past week has been the murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident journalist and US resident.
It is so...
Oct 17, 2018 8:00 am
Does the sacking of Trevor Moniz, Michael Dunkley and Jeanne Atherden mean the end of their politics or another round in the battle for change? None of them is too old in a political sense and they each have a long list of experiences that cannot...
Oct 13, 2018 8:00 am
The big news is that the United States, Canada and Mexico have a new trade deal called USMCA. The small news is that it is actually the same deal with some tiny but poignant adjustments that favour the Americans.
The subtle truth is there...
Oct 9, 2018 8:00 am
There are times and indicators that cause me to have great concern for Bermuda and its future. I don’t want to paint the illusion that the rest of the world has got it and is doing great because everywhere there are political squabbles over the...
Sep 25, 2018 8:00 am
“Don’t shoot the messenger”, a comment often heard in our political circles and debates. I can recall many years ago while still in my teens and perhaps what may be considered formative years.
It was a time when I questioned the world and...
Sep 20, 2018 8:00 am
While having coffee, a gentleman slightly older than I asked a question with gravity in his voice. He asked: “Khalid, what has happened to us?” He then said: “Somebody needs to tell the story because, otherwise, these children and this generation...
Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am
As a columnist I don’t wish to be partisan by failing to speak about any matter of public concern. The recent remarks that the Minister of National Security confirms to have been said by him are graphic and concerning.
No, it’s not the...
Aug 24, 2018 8:00 am
Under our parliamentary style of democracy, the leader of the country who is called Premier must first gain a seat in Parliament. They then must be selected by the majority of the House of Assembly and be able to demonstrate that they command the...
Aug 18, 2018 8:00 am
I recall one evening, somewhere around 1968, being shocked out of my boots at a political rally at Devonshire Recreation Club when Arthur Hodgson said in a speech with his bellowing deep voice: “The objective in politics is to gain power.”...
Aug 14, 2018 8:00 am
The conversation about the long march for human dignity will cross many borders of thought. Depending, of course, on how one defines a human, or what is the criterion of being a human, will set the parameter of any debate on the subject. For ease...
Aug 6, 2018 8:00 am
My apologies, but I have to interrupt my writing today to report a dream. Last Monday night, I had a long but very clear dream. The location was Cedar Hill, Warwick — the entire hillside, including all the valley that consumes the bowling alley...
Jul 28, 2018 8:00 am
I need to speak to the thorny subject of a minimum and living wage, which has been proposed as legislation. I can certainly relate to the morality of people working and earning enough to afford a roof over their heads and raise a family, with all...
Jul 24, 2018 8:00 am
I have been driven to a saturation point with some social-media displays. It’s not that I don’t appreciate a person’s sharing, but nowadays one has to be judicious about how much information they want to consume. Watching the police shoot a...
Jamaican denies smuggling $647,900 in heroin
Siblings make a strong start in business
Pepper-spray payouts on House agenda
First black to hold a hotel licence
Drug developer seeks Bermuda clinical trial
New doctor at Bermuda Medical Specialties
Mayor: St George’s meeting ‘may be the last’
Take Our Poll
- "Your new year's resolutions for 2019"
- Quit smoking
- Quit drinking/drink in moderation
- Do not drink and drive
- Lose weight
- Stop procrastinating
- Drive with greater care
- Total Votes: 2607
- Poll Archive