May 28, 2020 8:00 am
I woke up this week wondering what to write about. At this point in history, most people will be overloaded with information about Covid-19, so not much sense writing about that topic.
Simultaneously, most are wary about political bickering...
May 22, 2020 8:00 am
Here in the Atlantic-Caribbean region, we would normally be waving to tourists, selling them different island concoctions, giving them directions to local landmarks or driving them around in our minibuses and taxis.
Yet, here we are in May,...
May 15, 2020 8:00 am
“Frugal living means being conscious of your spending and focusing on a few financial priorities. A consumer who wants to live frugally should think about their main goals and how changing their finances can help them reach that...
May 8, 2020 8:00 am
“In every thing give thanks …”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:18
For more than two months, we have been inundated with a constant stream of bad news from around the world and right here in...
May 1, 2020 8:00 am
Last Sunday, during my morning stroll through Facebook, I glanced at a long thread. Perhaps one of the longest threads in recent local social-media history.
More than 800 comments generated by an extremely false claim that the Bermuda...
Apr 24, 2020 8:00 am
“Unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.” — Oxford Dictionary
Apr 17, 2020 8:00 am
What’s next? Where do we go from here? Two questions that are on the mind of just about every human being.
If one looks at the thoughts of the leading financial minds, things are not looking too bright for the world economy. By extension,...
Apr 9, 2020 8:00 am
Today, like every day, I woke up thinking of a number of my family members: my grandmother in St Eustatius, my aunts and uncles in Tortola, my cousins in St Kitts, my friends in Barbados, Cayman Islands and St Lucia.
I did nothing more or...
Apr 3, 2020 8:00 am
Sun, sea and sand. Words synonymous with life in the Atlantic/Caribbean region and her people.
Waking up daily being able to absorb vitamin D from the sun, frolicking in our crystal-clear waters and walking on sands of various textures and...
Mar 14, 2020 9:10 pm
With a large proportion of Bermudians being able to trace their lineage back to the islands of St Kitts (St Christopher), Nevis and Anguilla, it is important for them and others to have some background on the history of those islands.
Mar 6, 2020 8:00 am
Last Friday, I wrote that Bermudians did not need any political party to demonstrate or to remind them of the state of past and present-day race relations in this country.
As usual, the faceless critics labelled that as near...
Feb 21, 2020 8:00 am
“I gave ‘em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I’d have done the same thing.”
— Richard M. Nixon
When you make a mistake...
Jan 3, 2020 8:00 am
A few days ago, I bumped into someone who on a daily basis has a lot to say online about politics and what the Government should or should not do.
Initially, I was a bit excited to see them, thinking that they would expound their opinions...
Dec 28, 2019 8:00 am
In the blink of an eye it will be 2020. Some will claim it as a new decade, while others will say 2021 is the start of a new decade. Putting aside the semantics, it will be a new month and new year.
The question we have to ask ourselves as...
Dec 20, 2019 8:00 am
I had the opportunity and privilege last Friday, December 13, of getting to sit in the House of Assembly.
No, not the House of Assembly of Bermuda, but the House of Assembly for the Virgin Islands. Located in the heart of Road Town,...
Nov 30, 2019 8:00 am
Not surprisingly, there are those of the opinion that elected persons are mortal enemies who, at no time whatsoever, share any form of human compassion among themselves.
This is far from the truth, and in fact many are extremely friendly,...
Nov 22, 2019 8:00 am
By the time you read this, the results will be in and final. No matter the results, you are always a winner to us, your family.
Why do I say this?
Well, basically, since the day you were born, the family have seen...
Nov 8, 2019 8:00 am
A friend of mine once said to me that people tend to address or attack individuals when instead they should address or attack issues. Over the past few weeks, various personal and online discussions have helped to illustrate this salient...
Nov 1, 2019 8:00 am
Over the past few weeks and months, many of us have heard remarks from various One Bermuda Alliance senators and MPs about state the economy.
Perhaps, the most vocal on the economic front has been OBA Senate leader Nick Kempe.
Oct 25, 2019 8:00 am
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to canvassing we go. With the unexpected passing of Walton Brown Jr, there now lies a vacancy of an elected representative in Constituency 17.
As such, a by-election has been called for November 21. As with all other...
Oct 4, 2019 8:00 am
Last week during the motion to adjourn in the House of Assembly, those in the chambers and, indeed, the wider listening audience were treated to former Cabinet minister Sylvan Richards throwing a challenge to members of the Progressive Labour...
Sep 27, 2019 8:00 am
Roads impassable? Here come the heavy equipment operators. Trees blocking your driveway? Here come the landscapers.
Roofs damaged? Here come the carpenter and masons. Phone lines down? Here come the telephone technicians. Wi-fi gone? Here...
Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am
Unfortunately, there has always been a certain element in Bermuda that has attempted to tell us constantly that we are not a part of the Caribbean, either geographically or culturally, and that we should have nothing to do with “those...
Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am
Welcome to the Virgin Islands, welcome home,” said immigration officer Brodie, as I arrived at the Terrance Lettsome Airport, on Beef Island in the British Virgin Islands.
As with Bermuda, in most “small island” communities, everyone knows...
Aug 16, 2019 8:00 am
Imagine if you will, a young man leaves home at age 20 and, apart from the occasional visit here and there, he never returns home to live.
Second, imagine if you will, apart from an occasional visit, his children never return to the home of...
Aug 9, 2019 8:00 am
It is often interesting, sadly interesting, to see persons attempt to twist the reality of any given situation to justify a gross wrong.
Once again, during our emancipation celebrations, the topics of the enslaved writer Mary Prince and Sir...
Jul 26, 2019 8:00 am
Last week, I received, this somewhat ominous WhatsApp message.
“Dear MP Famous, your aunt Helen Mateen has asked me to invite you to speak at her pre-Cup Match party this Thursday (July 18) evening at her home in Dr Cann Memorial Seniors...
Jul 12, 2019 8:00 am
Chris, there is a fire at the house!”
Words no man or woman wants to hear from their spouse or significant other. On July 2, there was a minor fire at my wife’s salon. No fire is minor, but this was minor compared with what might have...
Jun 28, 2019 8:00 am
Last Friday, the Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain, made a monumental statement in Parliament.
“Mr Speaker, it gives me great pleasure today to rise and give notice of the renewal of the relationship between the Bermudian people...
Jun 21, 2019 8:00 am
A few months ago there was a gathering of Bermudians at an event recognising long-service employees — persons who had served one particular company for a range of between ten and 50 years.
Yes, shockingly, there are people who have worked...
Jun 14, 2019 8:00 am
On Sunday on Hott 107.5FM, beginning at 8pm, we will once again have a Cross-Caribbean Conversation/Territories Talk with guests from other British Overseas Territories.
Our line-up of panellists this month consists of the following...
Jun 7, 2019 8:00 am
Wolves Sports Club will be hosting their annual end-of-season prize-giving ceremony at Elliot Primary School tomorrow starting at 6.30pm. For those who are not familiar with Wolves, it is the sports club for eastern Devonshire. Generations of...
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