Opinion: Guest Columnists
Nov 19, 2013 8:00 am
The following is a response by Shadow Minister of Workforce Development Rolfe Commissiong to employment expert Doug Soares’ recent Rotary Club speech on why some Bermudians struggle to compete for jobs in our economy
Firstly, Mr. Soares needs to be commended for his honesty in acknowledging that “racial injustice is in large part, the cause of the educational underachievement of many Bermudians”. What he apparently fails to understand...
Apr 18, 2013 8:00 am
I have been a bona fide farmer in Bermuda for over 35 years. I work some 40 acres of land. I plant seed. I grow food.
Apr 5, 2013 8:28 am
When I became Finance Minister I knew the job ahead was going to be very challenging.
Our goal as a new Government was to get the economy working again for the benefit of Bermudians — creating jobs and career opportunities; and enabling government to build toward a society that delivers social and economic equity for all.
That is no small task.
Apr 1, 2013 3:00 pm
The Immigration Appeal Tribunal has just published its procedural rules to hear appeals, which means that Bermuda finally has a fully functioning Tribunal for people to appeal decisions relating to work permits, residency and Bermuda status. This replaces the old system of having to appeal to the Cabinet for such matters.
Apr 1, 2013 3:21 pm
Albert Einstein once said that coincidence is Gods way of remaining anonymous. It is therefore truly poetic that the first 100 days of our new government would finish on Easter weekend a time for spiritual healing and new beginnings. It is even more fitting that the rest of their term in office begins on April Fools Day.
Mar 19, 2013 9:00 am
Environment and politics have to coexist in a relative ratio in which the government understands that while the environment should not run their every decision, it should be uppermost in their thinking. As such, if our Island becomes a place where the environment is kept in mind in political decisions and is respected by the people it can be more productive and sustainable.
Dec 24, 2012 8:00 am
This is the second and final part in a series by Kevin Comeau on how Bermuda can best stimulate its economy
In most countries, the businesses that are the main drivers of the economy usually dont have the economic mobility to simply get up and leave the country if the government raises taxes.
Dec 20, 2012 8:00 am
The election is over, the race was extremely tight, and the new One Bermuda Alliance-led Government begins its journey to represent the people of Bermuda. The OBA leadership often spoke to the need to represent all people, even those who did not vote for them, and CURB hopes that this leadership will include many of the talking points put forward prior to the election in CURBs Racial Justice Platform.
Dec 17, 2012 9:49 am
My twenty years of teaching and long involvement in community work has offered a fair share of contact with young people. Perhaps this is why I have had queries from the younger generation regarding the up-coming General Election; mainly seeking guidance on how to vote. In response I encourage the person to be guided by their conscience, rather than by me or any other authority.
Dec 17, 2012 8:00 am
On behalf of the One Bermuda Alliance, I would like to close our campaign here in The Royal Gazette by saying thank you to the thousands of Bermudians weve met canvassing in every constituency across our island.
Youve welcomed us into your homes.
Youve given us your ideas about how to make Bermuda work better.
We hope youll give us the privilege of making those ideas work for you.
Dec 17, 2012 9:46 am
On Tuesday November 6th, 2012 my friends, classmates, students, and many others made a difference for their country. It was Election Day in the United States and everyone I knew was able to vote. All over campus prior to this day everything centered on the election. People were asking, have you voted?, did you mail in your ballot?, who did you vote for?, and literally every other question you could possibly...
Dec 13, 2012 12:21 pm
For all the good achieved by the Progressive Labour Party Government, and there has been some, the PLP overall gets a failing grade. Much of the good is no more than is to be expected of a responsible government. But no one expected so many disappointments. The list is quite long, almost daunting. But heres a start.
PLP policies and practices have increased the Islands outgo and decreased the Islands income.
Dec 13, 2012 8:00 am
There are others who feel the way I do and have experienced the same circumstances, but only I and one other of my colleagues were willing to come forward and speak of the injustice that is currently taking place with the practice of mandatory retirement. I am not afraid. Cecil Whitecross, avid sportsman, age 65 years old, forced to retire because of his age
Dec 13, 2012 8:00 am
2012 has seen more of Bermudas children and their families sink further below the poverty line. With more parents unemployed and more still underemployed, the stresses faced have deeply impacted the well-being of the most vulnerable members of our community. This economic situation is made worse by the continued threat of violence in the neighbourhoods where most of these children live. With these dual issues of poverty and safety at the...
Dec 11, 2012 8:00 am
As with anything new, it takes a while before a “new” phenomenon of Independents gains traction and people begin to embrace it in larger and ever larger numbers.
Even the media, which should be way out in front of the general public in bringing innovative or educative phenomena to light, deliberately or otherwise seem to treat Independents minimally.
Dec 11, 2012 8:00 am
The One Bermuda Alliance applauds CURB and its unwavering efforts to remove the scourge of racism from our lives. And we are grateful for CURBs timely intervention, especially at a time when Bermudians are deciding how they want Bermuda to be governed over the next five years.
Dec 10, 2012 8:00 am
I feel obligated to respond to PLP candidate Vince Inghams claim (at the Victor Scott Primary PLP meeting on December 5) that the business community in Bermuda have no social conscience and they are acting for their own interests. This is an irresponsible statement.
Dec 10, 2012 8:00 am
This is a response to an Editorial in The Royal Gazette on December 3.
1. Thanks for finally recognising that the adoption of the Cambridge Curriculum was the enactment of a recommendation contained in the ‘Hopkins Report’.
2. The hope “ … that more subjects would be added over time.”
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