• Regiment committed to veterans’ families

    I write to apologise for the distress that the Regiment caused to some family members of veterans who had intended to march and parade on Remembrance Day on the 11th November as part of the national Cenotaph Service.

    This happened when a member of the Regiment, acting in good faith, incorrectly informed the family members that the Ceremonials Committee had reserved the right to march...

  • Another misguided product

    Another misguided product

    The roadworks at the junction of Blackwatch Pass and North Shore Road are another misguided product of the failure to control speed on Bermuda’s roads.

    This junction is only a problem because of the excessive speed of motorists travelling north exiting Blackwatch Pass to turn right onto Northshore Road.

    There was never a problem there until recent years as traffic speed increased.

    These days, if you’re...

    • Nov 25, 2014 8:00 am
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  • When will the madness stop?

    In the recent weeks the sounds of gunshots have permeated the air all over the island. Reckless and senseless shooters have fired shots in a number of places where parents, teens, and children were all present in what otherwise would be a community friendly environment; on one of those occasions four young men were shot in one night.

    The community is crying out to you “Wake up Young Men, stop the violence, fulfil your potential!”

    We...

    • Nov 25, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Whitney Institute board badly misses Alphaeus ‘Artie’ Black

    I think the obituary of Mr Alphaeus Black in The Gazette and by Mr Ira Phillip on Saturday were both excellent reviews of a wonderful man — but I would like to make a couple of points.

    1. Mr Black was appointed to the Board of Whitney Institute by the Board of Trustees, led then by Sir Henry Vesey not Sir Henry Tucker — although he may have suggested the idea.

    2. The Rev Musa Daba is now priest in...

    • Nov 24, 2014 8:00 am
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  • A few facts on unemployment

    I write once again to rebut Mr Commissiong’s article concerning Bermuda unemployment and in his case specifically black unemployment that appeared in your publication November 20.

    Mr Commissiong’s follow-up piece to his original dated November 3 was devoid of facts, as usual, and was just another attempt to rile up emotions based on mistruths and misinformation.

    He claims that the high black unemployment rate is a direct consequence of OBA...

    • Nov 22, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Ah, for those good old days

    Ah, for those good old days

    As we age our memories, like our eyes, become fuzzy and cloudy. We tend to see the past through a filter which removes all or most of what was the true reality. We see the past through rose tinted glasses.

    The present ever appears troubled, while the past was idyllic. The present is hell while the past was Eden-like. Things were really good “back in the day”.

    But were things really that good then?

    For my part, I’ll take the problems...

    • Nov 20, 2014 8:00 am
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  • We need more mentors

    The recent spate of gang-related violence is another reminder that this Island still has some very grave social issues to resolve.

    Some action, such as the decision by Somerset Cricket Club to ban anyone with a link to gangs, can have an immediate effect.

    However, more grassroots action needs to be taken now as well. Every day hundreds of children meet with their mentors to read, talk, have fun together and build meaningful relationships.

    • Nov 20, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Let us be inspired by Neil Burnie

    Let us be inspired by Neil Burnie

    I want to acknowledge the life of Dr Neil Burnie.

    Passionate about everything he pursued, he was so intelligent, creative and energy filled that it often seemed he could not contain all the life force in his body.

    We are all, personally and as a community, the better for it. Enthusiasm and dedication seemed to spill out of him, whether he was playing the saxophone, revealing something amazing to you through...

    • Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Something to ponder

    Something to ponder

    Almost a month ago this rusting metal contraption appeared on the sidewalk of Richmond Road, just west of Robin Hood.

    And there it has sat ever since. I would like to know what will happen to it. Who inherits the responsibility of it now? What’s up with the person who dumped it here? Something for us all to think about … and perhaps even discuss.

    Sincerely,

    KIM...

    • Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Scottish independence: a topic to revisit

    This is a response to the 13th November Letter to the Editor called “Bermuda is a great example”. Thank you Mr and Mrs Rees of Scotland for observing Bermuda’s “almost totally independent” qualities as a small country. I wish over 50 per cent of Us Onions would feel that way too.

    I hope the figures from Scotland’s Independence vote was encouraging for you...

    • Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Thank you, Bermuda

    On behalf of the Southampton SDA Church ‘Feed the Children Ministry’, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all who assisted with our recent Tag Day held on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014.

    We also would like to give special gratitude to the following because without you the day would not have been a success.

    Zoe of Corporation of Hamilton, Butterfield Banks, HSBC Banks, Bermuda Police Cadets, Business...

    • Nov 15, 2014 8:00 am
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