• The spirit of giving is a wonderful blessing

    Thank you to all those generous people and organisations who gave to those in need over the holiday season. This is what I believe the holiday season should be all about. To help those less fortunate than us and to give from our hearts.

    Many of us take for granted that our local companies are so generous so I thought it would be nice to say a big “Thank you” on behalf of all those...

  • Device can help to boost road safety

    Having closely followed the myriad of articles about road accidents, increased police presence and the often heated debate around the effectiveness of cameras to curb bad driving, may I offer an alternative solution?

    It appears to be the general consensus of many who post comments to your online edition that most drivers disregard the rules of the road either through apparent apathy for the law, or a sense of invulnerability to accident or prosecution.

    Judging...

    • Jan 24, 2015 8:00 am
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  • The BTA’s success is vital for all

    The BTA’s success is vital for all

    For the life of me I cannot figure out why the success of the Bermuda Tourism Authority under the leadership of Bill Hanbury is not a desirable thing, except for perceived political advantage by the enemies of recovery of this country as a first-class tourist resort.

    The idea of a Tourism Authority was mooted and believed in passionately by Wayne Furbert and Kim...

    • Jan 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Slowing down is more dangerous

    Slowing down is more dangerous

    After all of the recent fatal road accidents and requests to slow down, I decided to limit my speed on my bike to between 40kph and 45kph on my commute to and from work.

    But it didn’t take very long before numerous cars were overtaking at high speeds, at inopportune times, and nearly hitting oncoming traffic.

    My doing 40kph actually put myself and others in more danger because of the impatience of others.

    So while it is convenient to point the...

    • Jan 23, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Time for silence

    The Opposition persons who decided to complain about the America’s Cup, and then the Reef’s advertisement, should remember the old saying: “It is far better to keep quiet and let some people think you are fool than open your mouth and confirm it to the whole world”!

    SOCRATES

    • Jan 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Pink Beach plans: questions are many

    Pink Beach plans: questions are many

    For too many years we have watched so much of Bermuda fall victim to change wrought by tough financial times. Retailers like Triminghams and Smiths are fading memories for some and completely unknown to the youngest among us. Hotels have fallen like dominoes. Bermuda’s graveyard for hotels is filled with great names like Bermudiana, Ariel Sands, Waterloo House, Belmont, Sonesta Beach, Club Med/Holiday Inn, Horizons and Harmony...

    • Jan 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • My road safety perspective

    Contributors to the carnage on our roads are NOT only the deaths we hear of but are also the survivors of the incapacitating injuries that are driving our health and vehicle insurance higher and creating heavy burdens on the caregivers of the maimed victims of road accidents.

    We should publish the numbers of terminally injured alongside the deaths figure.

    I am sure it would be enlightening and sobering.

    A serious...

    • Jan 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Thank you once again, Bermuda

    Once again many thanks — Bermuda.

    Please allow us to use your newspaper for this heartfelt thanks and gratitude of thanks to our community.

    A special thanks to the Market- Places for the use of all their premises for the Tag Day, which was held on Saturday, November 29, 2014, this past year for “Share the Christmas Spirit” programme.

    We gave out approximately 222 bags, 103 boxes and supplied 227...

    • Jan 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Two driving questions

    Is it legal to drink and drive, and is it legal to make U-turns on Front Street?

    The reason I ask is because recently I was having dinner on the balcony of a restaurant on Front Street, and observed a car doing a u-turn right in front of a Police motorcycle officer. The car and its driver continued and the Police officer remained on his bike.

    No effort was made to question the car drivers antics.Also I observed...

    • Jan 21, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Police presence key to improving road safety

    Police presence on the road is KEY. When their presence disappeared years ago everyone started going a little faster.

    The average speed used to be 50kph and now it is at least 60kph. Bikes overtake you whether you are doing 50 or 60 because the mindset is “I must be in front”.

    With the wider cars on the road, the third lane has become narrower and because people are driving wider cars they are driving closer to the yellow line because they are afraid...

    • Jan 17, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Correct signalling would help road safety

    Correct signalling would help road safety

    Lots of fuss but the same rhetoric in the paper; at least Commissioner DeSilva has said that a simple solution [to the spate of road crashes] is not enough.

    In my opinion, a fresh look at the situation may help.

    Firstly, to distinguish between two-wheeled accidents involving death or serious injury; lumping them all together makes no sense.

    Most deaths arise from two wheeled collisions — hence I suggest that a campaign to reach bike riders is the key...

    • Jan 14, 2015 8:00 am
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