• What’s happened to balanced reporting?

    What’s happened to balanced reporting?

    Am I the only person who is appalled at the ability of politicians (and others) to use the news media to make political statements (and oft times mischief) without the media making any attempt to question, verify, or ask for another viewpoint before blindly broadcasting/printing whatever the speakers have to say?

    How many times recently have we listened to the ZBM evening news containing statements which are subsequently...

  • Willing to work but ignored

    Willing to work but ignored

    This e-mail was sent to Premier Michael Dunkley:

    Dear Premier Dunkley,

    I had applied to be a vendor last year in Dockyard and applied again this year and was unsuccessful on both occasions. Having been a vendor in Dockyard approximately seven years ago, I told Wedco last year and again this year that you can only make money on the two days that the regular cruise ships leave port which are Tuesdays and Fridays (which I applied for), the reason being that the vast...

    • May 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Kite noise

    Kite noise unbearable

    I live in Hamilton Parish, an idyllic spot for sure, and you would think I am very happy. But this afternoon I find myself retreating indoors rather than sitting out with the pleasant gentle wash of sea on the rocks — all because someone is flying a kite that whines and drones like a car racing around the Grand Prix tracks.

    It is far enough away that I cannot even see the kite, just hear the perpetual noise like a particularly obnoxious spell of tinnitus.


    • May 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Who does the People’s Campaign represent?

    Who does the People’s Campaign represent?

    The People’s Campaign is having a bit of an identity crisis.

    They oppose everything the Government does — the same Government that was democratically elected by the people of Bermuda.

    With this in mind perhaps it should be “The Anti-People’s Campaign”.

    WH, St George’s

    • May 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Barritt was off the mark

    Barritt was off the mark

    Normally, I don’t disagree with John Barritt’s columns. This morning, however, I think he has been afflicted by a serious failure of imagination.

    In his column about the proposed airport scheme, he acknowledges the faults of the traditional method of competitive tendering, and acknowledges Bermuda’s recent history of huge and much criticised cost overruns.

    But he offers nothing in the way of an alternative, simply falling into a rather predictable criticism of...

    • May 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Heartfelt thanks to ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ team

    On behalf of the Friends of St James Sandys, we write today to offer our heartfelt thanks to the patrons and customers of the ‘Climbing Jacob’s Ladder’ production, held on May 3 at St James Parish Church in aid of our Church Hall roof and stage restoration project.

    The event was well subscribed to and well attended. The production itself was quite splendid with excellent performances given by each cast member.

    In addition, we would like to express our sincere...

    • May 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Disgusted with Rockaway ferry service

    Disgusted with Rockaway ferry service

    I have been a commuter on the Rockaway ferry for three years. I used to enjoy catching the ferry. It was peaceful.

    The service now is disgusting — late and deplorable.

    Several Bermudians catch this ferry daily but during tourist season we are treated like second-class citizens in our own country because the ferries are made available to visitors.

    On one of the ferries, the air conditioner has been broken for more than a year. I contacted Marine and Ports...

    • May 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • We had a busy life in the 1970s

    We had a busy life in the 1970s

    While being interviewed following our 65th wedding anniversary we forgot to tell about our activities during the Seventies.

    We had spoken of certain causes that we were involved in during our married life — the busy times involving intense activity in the school programmes of Purvis and Berkeley schools during our children’s attendance.

    My wife and I could always be depended upon for considerable help financially and otherwise.

    During my time in the...

    • May 19, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Impressed by Royal Gazette’s school salute

    Impressed by Royal Gazette’s school salute

    I was off the Island and missed most of the National High School Recognition, but I was fortunate enough to get photos . . . of CBA stuff.

    People collected the papers for me so I would have a chance to look at all of them.

    This was a great idea. I loved the school pride aspect and to see all the schools participating on some level; it was good. Despite the rain, Berkeley was out and most Bermudians hide from the rain as if it is snow.

    All the papers were...

    • May 19, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Lincoln’s advice appropriate for parliament

    Recent events in parliament prove that differences in opinion can lead to hurtful rhetoric. Lincoln’s words, spoken near the end of the Civil War, are appropriate:

    “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in ... to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves.”

    Thanking you, ROGER SNAPE

    • May 18, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Students need access to library on Saturdays

    Dear Editor,

    Why would the youth library close on Saturdays over the summer break?

    This is the time when it would be needed most. I visit the library at least three times a week. During the week, I take my young child numerous times to read and check out books.

    During this time, I usually read the daily paper (if one of the staff members aren’t “hogging” it).

    Many times, I have gone to the library and there are three or more staff members sitting about gossiping...

    • May 18, 2015 8:00 am
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