• Bemused and astonished by PLP hypocrisy

    Bemused and astonished by PLP hypocrisy

    Dear Editor,

    I have been bemused and astonished by the level of hypocrisy recently levelled by the PLP, and its blindly loyal cronies, at Government MP Leah Scott, in respect of her recent letter to the editor and the allegations of plagiarism.

    On 25 October 2011, Sam Strangeways reporting for The Royal Gazette (http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20111025/NEWS01/710259958) wrote the following:

    Premier Paula Cox has...

  • Is it too late to rethink furlough days?

    Dear Editor,

    I wonder if it isn’t too late to rethink the furlough day option for Government employees?

    Now that we all understand, from the recent Budget, what a serious position we are in, I would think most Government workers would rather go “onwards and upwards together”, sharing in the sacrifice rather than having to watch some suffer layoffs, wage reductions or loss of health coverage.

    As a civil servant, I would be more than willing to continue this option rather...

    • Feb 26, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Economy boost: give all PRCs status

    Dear Editor,

    Why not accord status to all PRCs, resident or not, and without all the paperwork.

    Government has already subjected every PRC to copious investigation. Some will then likely return, which would provide relief for the economy.

    Another boost for the economy would be to rent cars to visitors, provided they are licensed elsewhere.

    This would entice seniors, who will not rent bikes. We could rent Smart Cars so they would be immediately visible to...

    • Feb 26, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Leave trees alone in their own glory

    Leave trees alone in their own glory

    Dear Editor,

    I guess I’m a tree-hugger. Leave the trees alone and in their own glory. Don’t clothe them in crochet!

    What next? Dogs in skirts?

    Anonymous

    • Feb 26, 2015 8:00 am
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  • ‘Cut and paste’ letter sets a bad example

    On Friday, the Honourable Leah Scott JP MP issued an op-ed in the form of a letter to the editor in The Royal Gazette headlined “Women must try to be allies, not enemies”.

    The letter tried to discuss unity between women. Ironically, Ms Scott started and ended her article attacking another woman, radio host Sherri J.

    It seemed as if Ms Scott took issue with allegations made by a third party about the radio host.

    Interestingly, the MP did not reach...

    • Feb 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • No power in MP’s call for women to unite

    I write in response to MP Leah Scott’s letter that appeared in The Royal Gazette on Friday.

    In her letter, Ms Scott attacked radio host Sherri J Simmons because a friend had informed her that Sherri J made remarks about her on her show.

    The MP goes on to say that she does not know Sherri J, she only knows her husband, but that Sherri J is a host of a radio show.

    This is what gets me — instead of the MP contacting Sherri J to speak about why she...

    • Feb 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Women must try to be allies, not enemies

    A friend of mine sent me an e-mail the other day. He said: “Leah, Sherri J has been on a real ‘lovefest’ here lately when it comes to you. Yesterday, she practically read your bio on her show to emphasise you being a ‘status’ Bermudian and all. What have you ever done to her, honey?”

    Well, I actually have no answer to that question. I don’t know Sherri J, and I know nothing about her, other than the fact that she is married to Jamahl Simmons and she hosts the Sherri J...

    • Feb 20, 2015 8:00 am
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  • No similarity between labour disputes

    In the paper on Friday, February 6, Christopher Famous compared the labour-related events of 1965 and 2015.

    He came to the astonishing conclusion that they were similar.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.

    In 1965 the workers took a stand against an entrenched political and economic oligarchy.

    In 2015 a selfish one-seventh of the workers who are far better off than a large number of private sector workers tried to hold on to...

    • Feb 14, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Could bonds improve our finances?

    Having heard about the dire situation our finances are in, I wonder if we could not copy what the United States did during the Second World War and sell some kind of bonds to the general public which would help the situation and also help those of us to save money which we are more likely to spend on “stuff”.

    I enclose a description of how the war bonds worked and feel we could adapt the idea to suit our modern day crisis of course changing...

    • Feb 14, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Governor erred over DPP appointment

    I wish to offer a view on the debacle concerning the reappointment of the incumbent non-Bermudian Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) over a learned, qualified and expert Bermudian prosecutor.

    I wish to state quite emphatically that the issue, the fault if you will, is with the Governor.

    The Governor has erred twice, the first time most egregiously and the second time with unashamed bias.

    The Governor now has trifled with Bermuda’s...

    • Feb 14, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Seaman’s bravery averted a nuclear disaster

    Seaman’s bravery averted a nuclear disaster

    The following is a copy of a letter from barrister and attorney Allan Doughty to the naming committee for National Heroes day. In it, he nominates Seaman Sergei A Preminin of the Soviet Navy as a national hero of Bermuda

    10 February 2015

    The Naming and Recognition Committee for National Heroes Day

    Ministry of Community Culture and Sports

    Dear Sirs,

    Re: The Nomination of Sergei Anatolevich Preminin as a National Hero of...

    • Feb 12, 2015 8:00 am
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