• Few personages escape their own dark shadows

    Few personages escape their own dark shadows

    After reading Eron Hill’s letter in the RG (So much we can learn from Bermudian icon), his desire to emulate his hero, Julian Hall, and then reading some of the subsequent comments and blogs, I thought it appropriate to add something to the topic about icons and national heroes.

    It would come as no surprise that some persons’ view of Julian Hall was opposite of that of the young aspirant Eron, which does nothing...

  • Thanks for helping with our boating woes

    We would like to publicly thank the Friths (Easy does it) of Harrington Sound for graciously coming to our assistance when we experienced boating issues near Flatts on Sunday.

    Their calm and competent handling of the whole situation was most appreciated.

    Our four-day Cup Match holiday consisted of Thursday (a bike flat tyre), Friday (a car flat tyre), Saturday (“scratch and dent” episode with the wall at the new residence).

    Finally, on Sunday, after...

    • Aug 4, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Self-hate leads black men to kill each other

    Self-hate leads black men to kill each other

    I, too, am both black and blessed (RG, Letters to the Editor, July 11, 2015).

    However, I have been told to my face that I could not be hired because the establishment did not hire blacks. But more frustrating were the occasions when I was denied opportunities but not told why!

    Nevertheless, I am blessed. It is because God has blessed me that he expects me to take some responsibilities for those who still suffer from the impact of our destructive, two-tiered...

    • Aug 3, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Uneven political playing field created

    Uneven political playing field created

    The very mistaken notion that the Progressive Labour Party represents Bermudians, and the One Bermuda Alliance does not, creates a very uneven political playing field in a number of ways.

    One of them is in press coverage of the day’s news.

    Many people have commented, for example, on the way ZBM single-mindedly chases stories that its reporters think show the OBA in a poor light, wringing every drop of hostility they can get from the PLP, the People’s...

    • Aug 3, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Why choose someone known to be dishonest?

    The thing that occurs to me, having read the affidavits in this waterfront bribery case, is why on Earth a bona fide developer, thinking he had been wronged by a government decision and that he was due millions of dollars in compensation because of it, would employ a lawyer such as Llewellyn Peniston to press his case?

    He already had a team of other lawyers working on his project.

    Peniston was found guilty just a few years ago by a disciplinary tribunal of...

    • Aug 3, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Warwick left overgrown and neglected

    Warwick left overgrown and neglected

    The letter published on July 27 regarding overgrown trees on Spice Hill Road has prompted me to write concerning Warwick in general and Middle Road in particular.

    It will soon be a year since the two successive hurricanes, after which Middle Road was cleared. However, since then it has been neglected. Trees and bushes overhang sidewalks and the roadside is overgrown with weeds.

    As a result, it’s often difficult to walk on the sidewalk and in places it has...

    • Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Thank you to passers-by and hospital staff

    Thank you to passers-by and hospital staff

    On Saturday, July 25, at about 6.10pm, I slid out on my bike on Berry Hill Road, resulting in road rash and a dislocated shoulder.

    I would like to sincerely thank the many people who stopped to help and check on my wellbeing, and to thank the emergency crews and staff at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, all of whom were professional, courteous and expedient.

    I hope you all had a wonderful Cup Match holiday.

    ANDREW BAYLAY

    • Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Small shareholders disadvantaged by deal

    Small shareholders disadvantaged by deal

    I refer to an article in the Business section of the Gazette (July 29), wherein a quote by Barclay Simmons, Butterfield’s vice-chairman and a senior independent director is quoted as saying: “Since Brendan [McDonagh] took on the CEO role, he has focused relentlessly on rebuilding value for shareholders.”

    If a recent drop of share value of 25 per cent (subsequently reduced to 12.5 per cent) is a measure of this, then the Butterfield board needs to take a serious look at...

    • Aug 1, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Right a wrong and reinstate right to vote

    Right a wrong and reinstate right to vote

    It was good to learn of Chief Justice Kawaley’s sagacious decision to award status to British Overseas naturalised citizens, thereby erasing longstanding errors on the part of the Department of Immigration.

    Perhaps the good Chief Justice could right another immigration department wrong by reinstating the right to vote to those who were wrongly disenfranchised in the mid-Seventies by the visiting Lord Carrington, who improperly decreed that only those who were...

    • Jul 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Richards is failing to make tough decisions

    Richards is failing to make tough decisions

    This letter is addressed to the Finance Minister, Bob Richards.

    I don’t want to hear you moan and groan again in the press about being $2.5 billion in debt as a government, or not being able to balance the budget.

    You have failed to make the tough decisions.

    Where is the 10 per cent deduction in salary for those civil servants making more than $80,000 a year? Where is the 20 per cent reduction in salary for those civil servants making more than...

    • Jul 29, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Pray for Middleton and her family

    Pray for Middleton and her family

    It’s now 19 years since Rebecca Middleton, a visiting teenager was raped and murdered by two local residents.

    Those responsible for her attack were set free when the judge made one of the worst judicial decisions in Bermuda’s history by declaring that there was no case to answer — a permanent blemish on Bermuda’s otherwise impeccable tourism record.

    Stop and give a thought and a prayer to the late Rebecca Middleton and her family.

    STILL REMORSEFUL

    • Jul 29, 2015 8:00 am
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