• Do what is right for the majority

    Private and public sector workers are paying for past failings. The expense of the civil service is a challenge and many are concerned for their future. What is better, accepting a furlough day, unemployment or pay cuts?

    Our leaders must do what is right for the majority, not what is right for themselves.

    CHANGER, Sandys

  • Elected leaders should take a pay cut

    Wednesday’s editorial, “Feeding the white elephant in the room”, was spot on.

    We are all tired of supporting a bloated and inefficient civil service. Government workers are the only folks who have not been suffering for the past four years.

    But our elected representatives should lead from the front and take 50 per cent or 75 per cent pay cuts — the five per cent was paltry and insignificant — and be brave enough to make unpopular spending decisions until...

    • Jan 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Sacrifices need to continue to help economy

    The impasse between Government and the union congress is most unfortunate and the longer it continues all Bermudians will be the losers.

    Our fragile economy is only just beginning to show signs of recovery and it will take time and cooperation to get out of the hole that was dug for us by the last government.

    Labour action makes no sense. A possible casualty is our hotel bookings for the season ahead and the livelihood of those in the hotel industry and...

    • Jan 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Cut back on MPs to save money

    I was a BPSU shop steward while living in Bermuda, and while I agree with the reasoning behind the march, I do not agree with it going into a third day. This is not proper protocol for what was clearly a strike. Notice should have been given.

    The first day was a good day to send a message to Government of the power of the people by marching, and on that day Government should have been served with a 21-day strike notice. Then let the union heads deal with...

    • Jan 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • The spirit of giving is a wonderful blessing

    Thank you to all those generous people and organisations who gave to those in need over the holiday season. This is what I believe the holiday season should be all about. To help those less fortunate than us and to give from our hearts.

    Many of us take for granted that our local companies are so generous so I thought it would be nice to say a big “Thank you” on behalf of all those who have been fortunate enough to receive their...

    • Jan 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Device can help to boost road safety

    Having closely followed the myriad of articles about road accidents, increased police presence and the often heated debate around the effectiveness of cameras to curb bad driving, may I offer an alternative solution?

    It appears to be the general consensus of many who post comments to your online edition that most drivers disregard the rules of the road either through apparent apathy for the law, or a sense of invulnerability to accident or prosecution.

    Judging...

    • Jan 24, 2015 8:00 am
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  • The BTA’s success is vital for all

    The BTA’s success is vital for all

    For the life of me I cannot figure out why the success of the Bermuda Tourism Authority under the leadership of Bill Hanbury is not a desirable thing, except for perceived political advantage by the enemies of recovery of this country as a first-class tourist resort.

    The idea of a Tourism Authority was mooted and believed in passionately by Wayne Furbert and Kim...

    • Jan 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Slowing down is more dangerous

    Slowing down is more dangerous

    After all of the recent fatal road accidents and requests to slow down, I decided to limit my speed on my bike to between 40kph and 45kph on my commute to and from work.

    But it didn’t take very long before numerous cars were overtaking at high speeds, at inopportune times, and nearly hitting oncoming traffic.

    My doing 40kph actually put myself and others in more danger because of the impatience of others.

    So while it is convenient to point the...

    • Jan 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Time for silence

    The Opposition persons who decided to complain about the America’s Cup, and then the Reef’s advertisement, should remember the old saying: “It is far better to keep quiet and let some people think you are fool than open your mouth and confirm it to the whole world”!

    SOCRATES

    • Jan 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Pink Beach plans: questions are many

    Pink Beach plans: questions are many

    For too many years we have watched so much of Bermuda fall victim to change wrought by tough financial times. Retailers like Triminghams and Smiths are fading memories for some and completely unknown to the youngest among us. Hotels have fallen like dominoes. Bermuda’s graveyard for hotels is filled with great names like Bermudiana, Ariel Sands, Waterloo House, Belmont, Sonesta Beach, Club Med/Holiday Inn, Horizons and Harmony...

    • Jan 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • My road safety perspective

    Contributors to the carnage on our roads are NOT only the deaths we hear of but are also the survivors of the incapacitating injuries that are driving our health and vehicle insurance higher and creating heavy burdens on the caregivers of the maimed victims of road accidents.

    We should publish the numbers of terminally injured alongside the deaths figure.

    I am sure it would be enlightening and sobering.

    A serious...

    • Jan 21, 2015 8:00 am
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