• Warwick left overgrown and neglected

    Warwick left overgrown and neglected

    The letter published on July 27 regarding overgrown trees on Spice Hill Road has prompted me to write concerning Warwick in general and Middle Road in particular.

    It will soon be a year since the two successive hurricanes, after which Middle Road was cleared. However, since then it has been neglected. Trees and bushes overhang sidewalks and the roadside is overgrown with weeds.

    As a result, it’s often...

  • Thank you to passers-by and hospital staff

    Thank you to passers-by and hospital staff

    On Saturday, July 25, at about 6.10pm, I slid out on my bike on Berry Hill Road, resulting in road rash and a dislocated shoulder.

    I would like to sincerely thank the many people who stopped to help and check on my wellbeing, and to thank the emergency crews and staff at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, all of whom were professional, courteous and expedient.

    I hope you all had a wonderful Cup Match holiday.

    ANDREW BAYLAY

    • Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Small shareholders disadvantaged by deal

    Small shareholders disadvantaged by deal

    I refer to an article in the Business section of the Gazette (July 29), wherein a quote by Barclay Simmons, Butterfield’s vice-chairman and a senior independent director is quoted as saying: “Since Brendan [McDonagh] took on the CEO role, he has focused relentlessly on rebuilding value for shareholders.”

    If a recent drop of share value of 25 per cent (subsequently reduced to 12.5 per cent) is a measure of this, then the Butterfield board needs to take a serious look at...

    • Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Right a wrong and reinstate right to vote

    Right a wrong and reinstate right to vote

    It was good to learn of Chief Justice Kawaley’s sagacious decision to award status to British Overseas naturalised citizens, thereby erasing longstanding errors on the part of the Department of Immigration.

    Perhaps the good Chief Justice could right another immigration department wrong by reinstating the right to vote to those who were wrongly disenfranchised in the mid-Seventies by the visiting Lord Carrington, who improperly decreed that only those who were...

    • Jul 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Richards is failing to make tough decisions

    Richards is failing to make tough decisions

    This letter is addressed to the Finance Minister, Bob Richards.

    I don’t want to hear you moan and groan again in the press about being $2.5 billion in debt as a government, or not being able to balance the budget.

    You have failed to make the tough decisions.

    Where is the 10 per cent deduction in salary for those civil servants making more than $80,000 a year? Where is the 20 per cent reduction in salary for those civil servants making more than...

    • Jul 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Pray for Middleton and her family

    Pray for Middleton and her family

    It’s now 19 years since Rebecca Middleton, a visiting teenager was raped and murdered by two local residents.

    Those responsible for her attack were set free when the judge made one of the worst judicial decisions in Bermuda’s history by declaring that there was no case to answer — a permanent blemish on Bermuda’s otherwise impeccable tourism record.

    Stop and give a thought and a prayer to the late Rebecca Middleton and her family.

    STILL REMORSEFUL

    • Jul 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Take responsibility for your bad behaviour

    Will you allow me to express my feelings on a comment made in your newspaper? The comment was reported to be made by a man, Sinclair Walker, aged 69.

    He was found guilty of driving whilst impaired. Without going into all of the details of the arrest, Walker admitted drinking at a cricket game, but questioned why he was pulled over, stating that “all the people leaving the game had been drinking”.

    The following comment, also attributed to Walker, tempted me...

    • Jul 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • So much we can learn from Bermudian icon

    So much we can learn from Bermudian icon

    “The issue of disappointing anyone else must take a distant and inferior second place to the goal of pursuing your dreams and making your life choices as you think fit, and with the minimum prospect of regret.” – Julian Hall

    Those words said to his daughter are words that we can all listen to and live by. A politician, a lawyer, a legend. Yes, Julian Hall.

    Growing up I frequently heard of the legend of Julian Hall and it was always a dream of mine...

    • Jul 28, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Please put banners in trash after events

    Please put banners in trash after events

    While I can certainly appreciate the need for event organisers to promote their events, this summer has seen a marked increase in the number of vinyl banners hung or nailed to walls at various junctions across the Island.

    I had hoped the promoters were as efficient cleaning up their trash as they were putting up their banners.

    At the end of my street there are three vinyl banners thrown in the bushes, apparently put there in the hopes that the garbage...

    • Jul 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • What was the outcome of PLP trip to London?

    What was the outcome of PLP trip to London?

    In the RG of May 19, you reported that the PLP sent a delegation to London to present its objections to all things OBA.

    Just wondering about the deafening silence that followed and what the result of that trip might have been?

    I came back on the BA flight with certain members of that delegation. Because of where I was sitting and where they were sitting, I was also wondering who paid for that trip.

    Hopefully, it did not come out of the public...

    • Jul 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Be generous as you cannot take it with you

    Technology is moving so fast, the smartphone can do everything for you.

    Productivity is increasing, takes less and less time to do the things today than it did 50 years ago.

    Cars are more efficient, communication is fast, food is mass produced.

    So why is life getting more expensive, why is the middle class shrinking, the engine of capitalism.

    The answer is simple, too much greed at the top.

    Lloyd Blankfein at Goldman Sachs and Jeff Immelt at...

    • Jul 27, 2015 8:00 am
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