• 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...

  • 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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  • Feral cat explosion

    Okay, no cats are exploding but their numbers certainly are. Ten years ago we would see an occasional feral cat.

    Today there are dozens that are a black/white mix and most have two pointed ears. They used to be thin and rangy but are now all a picture of health.

    Why do we have so many feral cats? The BFAB’s feeding station at the old Hamiltonian Hotel site. They are being fed but based upon my experience there are no recent signs of...

    • Sep 16, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Information is key to reaching BTA’s goals

    Information is key to reaching BTA’s goals

    Lamar Caines, Bermuda Tourism Authority Research Assistant

    What are the primary goals and objectives of your position?

    To provide the BTA and stakeholders with information that assists in making informed decisions and the reporting of Key Performance Indicators and other metrics. We conduct research for the Product and Sales teams (among others) to assist them in setting strategies, making decisions and providing feedback for events. The range of requests differ...

    • Sep 16, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Electoral system is still for privileged few, on both sides

    Electoral system is still for privileged few, on both sides

    On a recent social media blog the subject of political reform and the candidate selection process created a long thread of dialogue. Voter ignorance of potential rights denied them by our current electoral system is huge among the Bermuda populace and indeed many parts of the global population.

    Prior to 1968 all elections were based on the property vote. Bermuda lagged behind Britain and the issue of total enfranchisement eventually became a...

    • Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Amazing Grace made our trip very special

    My girlfriend Gretchen and myself recently had the pleasure of visiting Bermuda for the very first time, but it definitely will not be our last.

    We both fell instantly in love with your beautiful island. Beyond the breath taking beaches and beautiful crystal clear water, even more than the historic buildings and structures, we found the islands citizens to be warm and welcoming.

    One citizen in particular made our trip exceptional. Grace...

    • Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am
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