• We need to attract International Business

    Between 2008 and 2014, the Island lost some 4,000 to 5,000 workers in International Business due to the recession. Some would say that the previous government had some help in those departing numbers by taking the IB sector for granted.

    Can we get some of these high earners back to our shores? It would necessitate aggressive marketing on Bermuda’s part.

    The perfect vehicle would be the Bermuda Business...

  • High praise for civil servants

    High praise for civil servants

    I can be relied upon to criticise the astounding inefficiency and ignorance that can be found with some among our civil servants but, equally, can be relied upon to point out and compliment a couple of departments who seem to doing a great job.

    The Department of Environment’s Animal Control section has been assisting me for three years with the importation of my dogs on numerous occasions.

    They are efficient, they are prompt with answers, they know the rules and...

    • Apr 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Simple solution to help save the bluebird

    Simple solution to help save the bluebird

    Thank you for the letter printed on Saturday, “Struggling bluebirds need you!”

    I believe it was Stuart Smith himself who suggested to us several years ago a solution to the problem of sparrows driving bluebirds out of nesting boxes.

    We have found it an ingenious but simple and effective suggestion.

    Stuart said: “Put up your nesting boxes in separate pairs, each pair about ten or 12 feet apart. You will find that a sparrow immediately colonises one of the...

    • Apr 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Smaller vehicles will help to cut crashes

    There is only one solution to the deaths on Bermuda roads. Government needs to stop the importation of large powerful vehicles to the Island.

    If your vehicle cannot stay in its lane while driving on Harbour Road, then it is too big for our roads.

    When we had smaller, less powerful vehicles, if you got hit by a car, the most you would have suffered were broken limbs. If you had an accident on your bike you might get road rash and broken limbs but never death.

    • Apr 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Youth living a life of entitlement

    This morning as I sat thinking of the recent killings in the US, it led me to think of the same coloured people here in Bermuda.

    In the US they are being shot (murdered) whether from hatred or frustration or a combination of the two.

    Yes, it does not look good for the Police but as I think of these issues I have to look as us here in Bermuda.

    In reality the coloured people are being killed every day economically and we do not even realise it because we...

    • Apr 27, 2015 12:01 am
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  • Artist’s provocative discourse on race

    Artist’s provocative discourse on race

    It is apparent that the objective of this latest exhibit by Manuel Palacio is to highlight the fact that his aim is to continue the discourse on the ongoing subject of racial warfare, albeit in a bold, provocative, and uncomfortable manner to some viewers.

    Particularly so since the artist drew inspiration from the 1988 book A Small Place, penned by Jamaica Kincaid, and in which it “linked Antigua’s colonial past with the modern culture of tourism to the...

    • Apr 27, 2015 12:01 am
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  • Struggling bluebirds need you!

    Struggling bluebirds need you!

    Spring is here and our Island’s bluebirds are trying to secure territories, build nests, lay eggs and hopefully fledge chicks. If only it were that easy! Sadly, they are not the only ones doing this.

    The highly adaptable and invasive sparrow is also securing territories and building nests. Unfortunately for bluebirds, bluebird boxes are one of the sparrows’ favourite places to nest.

    Just yesterday, a friend and I checked 20 boxes on local golf courses and all 20...

    • Apr 27, 2015 12:01 am
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  • Slap on the wrist for trash offender

    Slap on the wrist for trash offender

    I am aggravated today to say the least. On March 31, there was an article in the paper telling of a man caught illegally dumping who went to court and got off with no fine! Are you serious?

    He dumps trash illegally, is reported by a concerned citizen, is consequently caught, goes court and pleads guilty, and basically is let off with not even a slap on the wrist.

    We have wasted the time of the Police, our courts, the staff of the courts and a surely high paid...

    • Apr 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Reckless driving must be severely punished

    Reckless driving must be severely punished

    Dear Editor,

    With yet another death on Bermuda’s roads, it’s time to take further action.

    All the talk of the last few years has obviously not made any impression on the careless driving habits of some of our road users.

    Now tourists and locals are at risk when they use our roads because of the carelessness of too many. This is very sad, when taking to the road is such a wonderful way to explore our beautiful Island.

    More definitive measures need to be...

    • Apr 22, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Protest is a means to what end?

    Protest is a means to what end?

    I want to exemplify a matter that happened between 1977 and 1985, and extract a lesson from that history which continues to hamper our progress today.

    In 1977 after the riots, I brought together a six-man committee with a question put before them contesting which area, Dockyard or North Hamilton, was more suited and appropriate for an economic renaissance for the black community.

    The premise was based on the opinion that the black masses were...

    • Apr 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Praise for inspirational chef

    Praise for inspirational chef

    Wow, I would like to submit a heartfelt congratulations and well done to Mr Dexter Dillas (Chef works for free to prove his worth, April 17).

    Now here is a fellow who used his time and efforts to produce opportunity, rather than wait for assistance.

    I can only hope that he can stimulate the creative juices of other Bermudians.

    Stanley W Ray, CFBE, Clubhouse Manager, Mid Ocean Club

    • Apr 21, 2015 8:00 am
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