• Hats off to The Fairmont Hamilton Princess staff

    Hats off to The Fairmont Hamilton Princess staff

    Some weeks ago I was invited to a family dinner at The Hamilton Princess Hotel’s new restaurant 1609! I had not yet seen the incredible new marina, pool, dockside terraces and stunning setting.

    From the moment I arrived I was struck by the incredible attitude of all of the Bermudian staff I encountered, from the Bellmen to the staff at 1609.

    Everyone was smiling, gracious, welcoming and...

  • Speaking out of both sides of the mouth

    Speaking out of both sides of the mouth

    I fully support any efforts by the Bermuda National Trust and BEST to object to the demolition of Queen of the East, a historic building from the mid 1700s on East Broadway, to be replaced by a six-storey apartment block. Don’t we have enough empty homes and condos? I am disgusted with the owner who allowed the building to fall into disrepair so that it is now an unsightly derelict building.

    The One Bermuda Alliance, like all conservative...

    • Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Like chalk vs cheese

    I only wish that the Government will consider privatising the Post Office. I was recently on the lower level of the Post Office and I watched as it must have taken at least ten minutes for each person to be served. It was very very slow. This I have compared to the excellent service you receive at Mailboxes on Par-la-Ville Road. If you go in to be served at Mailboxes, the staff rush to serve you and I am usually in and out within two minutes. The...

    • Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Short-sighted fee increase

    If the Corporation of Hamilton hadn’t noticed, we are going through a time of recession, and increasing the cost of car parking by 100 per cent is not very constructive at a time when people are hurting for money.

    The move is counterproductive to Bermuda’s economy. Because it is such a basic requirement, it will cause shops in Hamilton to do less business, and prices of everything will rise, causing inflation. Which we don’t want.

    I would...

    • Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Ignoring race issues will lead to further destruction

    The Leader of the Opposition, Marc Bean, has called for the dissolution of Parliament. He probably feels, as do I, that the dissatisfaction with the current Government is sufficiently widespread that the Progressive Labour Party would win if an election were called.

    While it is highly unlikely for an election to be called, my view is that unless the PLP has the courage and integrity to directly and aggressively address our racial divide and economic...

    • Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Make speed governors mandatory

    As much as some may disagree with my views, I do have an opinion on matters that involve motor vehicles and cycles as we continue to see the like of lately. “One need not be the cause of an accident, only a victim ...” I’d suggested (not too long ago) to the One Bermuda Alliance Government and the Progressive Labour Party how they must agree on changing the law concerning all private motor vehicles and motorcycles.

    Have them fitted with a speed...

    • Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
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  • A wonderful ‘send off’

    I recently went to the funeral of the late Melvin Charles (Tankard) Smith, of whom I grew up with in Somerset. Was that a wonderful and dynamic send off! I just had to write in to let everyone know how professional the staff of St John’s Ambulance Brigade was. Hats off to Kyle Packwood, Michael White, Larry Packwood and a super lady he calls “Sandra”!

    You guys get an standing ovation from me. I love the way you took care of the late Mr Smith’s...

    • Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Crunching the numbers

    Crunching the numbers

    If you ever wondered who the people behind the Bermuda Tourism Authority are, and what they do, wonder no more. In a series of articles the BTA will throw the spotlight on their staff members — This week, In The Spotlight talks to Keitha Malcolm-Trott, General Accountant

    What are the primary goals & objectives of your position?

    My specific objectives are to assist the Director of Finance in managing the overall BTA budget, including monitoring organisational spending and...

    • Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Celebrating a glorified right to rule

    One Bermuda Alliance MP Susan Jackson’s opinion piece, where she criticises the article “its Groundhog Day every day in Bermuda politics” misses the point, or perhaps she just does not understand a few very important things.

    She says: “It has at its root the admirable notion that every citizen should have an equal say in the way his country is run.

    “How that works differs from country to country, but most democracies have a two-party system...

    • Aug 25, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Govt’s special responsibility

    Govt’s special responsibility

    Canon James Francis writes “We do not engage in meaningful dialogue on how we as a people should come together and solve the problems of this 21 square mile space”. We tried. Under the former Premier Dr Ewart Brown and his consultant Rolfe Commissiong there were “The Big Conversations”. But at the time they were often condemned and gained very little support from the white Community who did not seem to be very interested in “conversing” with the rest of...

    • Aug 23, 2014 8:00 am
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  • No longer an option

    I disagree with parts of the opinion “Constructive Dissent” by Susan Jackson JP. MP on August 13. There is a danger of defending the way things are done, just because they have been done that way for a long time. This approach prevents the investigation of new methods which may be far superior (and less costly) than the status quo. The following comments relate to specific observations in the article. “It (democracy) has at its root the admirable notion...

    • Aug 23, 2014 8:00 am
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