• Thank you for all the support

    Thank you for all the support

    The first thing that I want to say is that overall, this was an amazing, positive experience! People were so supportive and encouraged me every step of the way. It was fascinating to see how this began as the seed of an idea and once I announced it, the roots and the stem began to grow and it bloomed into a successful fund raiser. But believe me, I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into! But...

  • Feral cat problem is not BFAB’s fault

    Feral cat problem is not BFAB’s fault

    I am writing in response to the letter in last Tuesday’s paper entitled ‘Feral cat explosion’ to address some of the writer’s concerns.

    Many people are quick to blame the Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau (BFAB) for the growing feral cat population in Bermuda. A lot people seem to have the misconception that BFAB is somehow part of, or supported by, the government. Let’s be clear that BFAB is a charity and relies on donations in order to carry...

    • Sep 23, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Independence thoughts

    Independence thoughts

    Watching and listening to the buildup to Scotland’s referendum on independence was very interesting!

    The pros and cons were not as well articulated as could have been but nevertheless the “No” campaign won. The “Yes” supporters must be disappointed as the nationalists were driven by emotion and it must have been very draining. The unionists won the day and now Great Britain will be settled as the push for independence by any...

    • Sep 22, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Flattery can be a dangerous trap

    During the last few years of low economic activity politicians and commentators of all stripes, when debating how best to tackle the problem, are ostensibly agreed on at least one thing: that Bermuda has human capital of quality.

    This is questionable, and I personally would go so far as to say it is untrue. Our young people suffer from a great lack of opportunity to acquire skills both practical and intellectual, large...

    • Sep 22, 2014 8:00 am
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  • I believe Scots will say ‘no’ to independence

    I believe Scots will say ‘no’ to independence

    The debate on the Independence Referendum in Scotland has certainly taken over the front pages in the British Press.

    I read the coments of Mr Everson and my friend Bob Stewart. I should mention why I am interested.

    I am a graduate of St Andrews University, spent four years as a student in Dundee, and my daughter

    Joy Pimental was born in Dundee. She is therefore a “Scottish lass”.

    I have sent her an...

    • Sep 18, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Hunting: an  answer to our tourism woes!

    Hunting: an answer to our tourism woes!

    Two headlines appear, one right under the other, in the opinion section of your online edition today: “An idea to help revive tourism” and “Feral cat explosion”. Brilliant idea! Replace the proposed sport (if you can call it that) of gambling with that of hunting! We could advertise our feral beast as Bermuda’s black-and-white fox, and the wealthy nobs thwarted by recent fox hunting bans in Britain would come in packs, fill the flights (current...

    • Sep 18, 2014 8:00 am
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  • A solution to pension problems

    A solution to pension problems

    I just listened to Bob Richards telling senior citizens that money doesn’t grow on trees. Bobby, Bobby...have you not seen the dollar orchard at Alaska Hall? No, I’m kidding and I don’t want this to be political.

    There’s a simple solution to this. If all these people want increases in pensions and they want Government to spend half a million dollars every year to keep the Centre for Abuse open then let ‘er lick...just take the...

    • Sep 18, 2014 8:00 am
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  • What exactly requires planning permission?

    August 27, 2014

    Dear Sir

    I totally agree with the letter from ‘Who’s kidding who?’ with regard to the old Southampton Arms. I watched with amazement as more and more ‘stuff’ covered the building. The parapet hiding the Bermuda roofline really made me wonder — what exactly requires planning permission?

    S M SIMONS

    • Sep 18, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Taking the Nine Colonels to task

    In reading the most recent release of the so called “Nine Colonels” three words come to mind. They are inconsistency, insincerity, and insensitivity. Each will be addressed accordingly.

    The headline on August 25, 2014 in The Royal Gazette read, “Former Regiment CO’s: Let Dunkley do his job’.” The nine former Colonels then went on to support the Premier for lengthening the process to eliminate conscription and criticised the Opposition Shadow...

    • Sep 17, 2014 8:00 am
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  • More Regiment benefits are needed

    This is a letter to the Premier/Minister of National Security M Dunkley and Bermuda Regiment CO, Lieutenant Colonel Foster-Brown.

    I have listened to numerous interviews and read many articles focused on either ending conscription or trying to persuade young people to consider volunteering in the Bermuda Regiment. My brother, Paolo Odoli, has served in the Regiment since he was in his early 20s and stood with our Premier last week to be...

    • Sep 17, 2014 8:00 am
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  • An idea to help revive tourism

    An idea to help revive tourism

    As investors in Bermuda (we have a fractional ownership at Tucker’s Point Club) and frequent visitors to the island for over 30 years, we have watched the decline of the tourism leg of your economy with dismay.

    So, we offer up this modest proposal for helping to revive tourism. This may not be a new idea, but we believe the time is now ripe for it. The gist of the concept is that Bermuda would entice one to three cruise ship companies to put a...

    • Sep 16, 2014 8:00 am
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