• Let’s give Bermuda a makeover

    Let’s give Bermuda a makeover

    If we plan and hope to host these big sports events, we better clean up this island, and fast, otherwise there will be no returns, and we will have missed the greatest opportunity Bermuda will...

  • Reparations won’t create jobs

    Bloomberg reported today that their Global Poll has found that two years of uninterrupted gains in US stocks are sowing anxiety among financial professionals, with three in five saying the market is on the verge of a bubble or may already be in one.

    Some analysts have estimated that stocks could be overpriced as much as 80 percent.

    If this is the case it will stymie the minuscule improvement in Bermuda’s economy and most likely put us back...

    • Jul 26, 2014 8:00 am
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  • A problem of cultural difference and intolerance

    A problem of cultural difference and intolerance

    July 23, 2014

    Dear Sir

    Recently I read, for about the fourth time, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It’s now available as an eBook for anyone who’s interested. Its a powerful story about a subject, race, which is too often used as a weapon of mass destruction.

    Throughout history bad things have been done to good people. Men and women have been murdered in the name of religion, ethnic origin and political persuasion. And...

    • Jul 25, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Ensure children swim in safety

    Ensure children swim in safety

    We have become all too aware, recently, of the overseas tragedies of babies and children being left in closed, hot cars. We are shocked and appalled that parents can be, in many estimations, careless, lazy unthinking, and abusive. It is with that emotion that I make the plea to Bermudian parents and caretakers to PLEASE use care and caution in the Bermudian environment: when you take your children swimming this summer. Having witnessed, already...

    • Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am
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  • In praise of Shirley Dill

    Last year Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands did it, last month King Juan Carlos of Spain done it now our very own “Queen of Talk Radio”, Shirley Dill has announced that she too is about to ‘abdicate’. On July 10th Mrs Dill announced via her popular “Now Your Talking” chat show that she will be finishing up at the end of this month. Through dedication, hard work and natural talent she built her show into what has indeed become a veritable...

    • Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am
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  • I found Dr Saul’s piece offensive and patronising

    Dr Saul’s Op-Ed on July 21, 2014 was offensive and patronising. The account he retold third hand was obviously embellished with adjectives like “thrilled” and “wonderful” describing the process by which the black families in that area were displaced.

    The most offensive part of his piece was the suggestion that folks were “speechless” that the women residents would “benefit” from “real jobs” like cooks, domestic workers,...

    • Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am
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  • The courts and same-sex marriages

    The courts and same-sex marriages

    I refer to your recent articles on “Same-Sex Marriage” Implying that same-sex couples, which do not presently enjoy the same legal rights in Bermuda as opposite-sex couples, can look to the Bermuda courts for re-dress.

    Presently:

    A: Bermuda law does NOT recognise same-sex marriage.

    B: Until same-sex marriages are legally recognised in Bermuda, our government agencies and courts cannot lawfully grant to same-sex...

    • Jul 23, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Is gambling a safe bet for Island?

    Is gambling a safe bet for Island?

    Having just read the article, ”Atlantic City doomed by glut of casinos in region”, made me ponder the following.

    How many casinos will be allowed to operate locally when legislation is passed to allow them? Who will get the potentially lucrative casino license(s)?

    Will locals be allowed to gamble?

    Will there be restrictions placed on locals if they are allowed to gamble?

    Will the owners of the casino(s) be foreign...

    • Jul 23, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Three measures to help Bermuda

    July 17, 2014

    Dear Sir.

    As a 14 year resident of Bermuda (but not citizen) I follow the island’s ups and downs with great interest.

    At the moment we appear to be in a mudslinging ‘down’ period with the government being dogged by side issues which do nothing to advance the cause of the whole island.

    I would like to suggest three strategic measures which are not on the radar at the moment but could serve to ensure that all future governments focus on...

    • Jul 23, 2014 8:00 am
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  • The straw that could break camel’s back

    Regarding the escalating state of affairs in the country.

    I think the job lay between the speaker of the House and the role of Governor ... the speaker needed to have appointed a joint committee of the House to flush out details of a terms of reference and means of compensation and report back to the governor, otherwise the governor’s position, whether wise or unwise, would be a political position outweighing the role of parliament.

    • Jul 22, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Time for older generation to get out of the way

    With a few months to go before my 30th birthday I feel that my time to speak as a “Young Bermudian” is running short. As such I feel compelled to appeal to the sensibilities of those older than myself.

    First, I would like to remind those in positions of power that you are there because the people decided you were the best candidates for the job. It is up to you to respect those responsibilities. Too many of our politicians are seeking office to...

    • Jul 21, 2014 8:00 am
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