• Drivers – be more responsible

    The purpose of this letter is to address a rather serious problem that is growing in Bermuda, dangerous driving. You may not think that’s such a big problem, but it is.

    If one reads the Royal Gazette, online edition (under motorbike or car accidents), one will get a sense of the problem. Some examples are: September 23 — a Warwick man was driving under the influence of alcohol; on...

  • Thank you for the hospitality!

    October 1, 2014

    Dear Editor,

    Last week I was fortunate enough to spend three days in Bermuda on NCL’s Breakaway.

    On our first day we took the ferry into St George. We met “ Uncle Keith” who had a yellow mini bus. He was great and told us a lot of interesting things about your beautiful island. When he dropped us off at the beach I realised I left my brand new camera on the seat. I walked into Gombey’s Restaurant and a very nice man at...

    • Oct 2, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Why use language to antagonise blacks?

    On September 23 The Royal Gazette carried a letter from Minister Wayne Scott highlighting the attractiveness of Bermuda as a place for visitors. He ended his letter by declaring, among other things, that “never ending harangue replete with black and white vitriol is not marketable for the visitors that we are trying to attract”.

    First of all let me remind the Minister that there would be no likelihood of “black and white vitriol” or...

    • Oct 2, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Electric buses worth considering

    Here’s a green idea for PTB.

    Rather than have 11 buses leave the Sparky Lightbourne terminal every hour (of which four leave at xx.15 and four at xx.45), with the convoy stopping on Church Street and again at the Foot of the Lane, have one free electric bus leave for the hospital every five minutes.

    Inductive charging pads embedded in the loading bay at the hospital and the bus terminal would keep the electric...

    • Oct 1, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Bermuda, you are just great!

    I am a returning ex-pat here for the Princess family reunion having been an Exective Secretary at the Hamilton Princess from 1982-1988. Today I took the bus from Johnny Barnes’ roundabout to John Smith’s Bay around 9.30am and inadvertently left my purse/wallet on the bus. I managed to get back to Devonshire where I am staying and we called the bus depot and found that my purse had been handed in and I had it back by lunch time.

    • Oct 1, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Why I’m so confident about bill reduction

    Further to my letter last week, I have been asked why I am so confident that Bermuda CableVision will be reducing everyone’s bills.

    Well, most folks will recall that a few years ago the bills were increased after they threatened to pull the plug on the two local channels unless they were paid more (I think $1.00 per channel, per month, per subscriber).

    And there are many thousands of subscribers!

    Now that VSB-TV is...

    • Oct 1, 2014 8:00 am
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  • It’s time for the village to fight back

    The latest incident outside the Southampton Fairmont leaves me wondering just what is going on in this be-knighted island. Gangs? For what? There is an organisation called MADD (Mothers against Drunk Driving) in various countries, which was started by a mother mad with grief at losing her child to a drunk driver.

    Surely the love of our children should inspire the mothers of this country to start an organisation MAG (Mothers against Gangs) and...

    • Sep 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Charity are responsible for Centre’s demise not the Govt

    I have been following the debate about the closure of the Centre Against Abuse, and listened yesterday to Laurie Shiell on a radio talk show, implying that it was all Government’s fault that it was closing.

    I know a little about the operation of the Centre — enough to know that that is not the case at all. The Centre had a grant from Government, which was cut from $100,000 to $75,000 this year. It’s an operation that normally costs about...

    • Sep 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • A venture to make Bermuda optimistic

    A venture to make Bermuda optimistic

    September 26, 2014

    Dear Sir:

    I want to comment on the story you ran in your Thursday, September 25 edition about Mr Larry Perinchief’s fantastic new restaurant in St. George’s, Soccer and Friends.

    It is the kind of venture that should give Bermudians reasons to feel real optimism that our Island’s best days are ahead of us.

    Mr Perinchief’s undertaking represents faith and confidence in Bermuda and its people on many levels – in the skills and experience...

    • Sep 29, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Uncut grass, hedges and shrubbery pose a danger

    I am writing this letter after learning of the incident in which a pedestrian, albeit a senior, was injured while walking along the street in Devonshire.

    Unfortunately there will be more incidents of sorts along The South Shore from Elbow Beach all the way up to Horseshoe Beach and possibly beyond.

    Can someone kindly advise why the grassy sidewalks are not being cut and haven’t been for quite some time? Additionally,...

    • Sep 29, 2014 8:00 am
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  • There should be no feral cats

    September 24, 2014

    Dear Sir.

    As a pet cat owner I believe there should be no such thing in Bermuda as a ‘feral’ cat.

    Cats are home-loving domesticated pets.

    I have never been able to understand the practice of BFAB to catch, neuter and release cats.

    The poor creature receives maybe a day or two of warmth, shelter, attention, petting, good food, then is thrown back into the wild.

    What cats need is shelter on rainy and windy...

    • Sep 29, 2014 8:00 am
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