• Reports had it wrong about KEMH’s CCU

    Reports had it wrong about KEMH’s CCU

    Bermuda Hospitals Board has been very disappointed in the sensationalised stories being printed regarding the care of Luke Caines by The Royal Gazette, and the way that its comments have been edited and misinterpreted in repeated articles.

    We therefore request our full statement is printed by the paper and have included it in this Letter to the Editor. However, I want to start by addressing claims that BHB was...

  • BPSU head: Why I helped form the People’s Campaign

    BPSU head: Why I helped form the People’s Campaign

    I heard the hurt, frustration and anguish. In April of this year the Bermuda Trade Union Congress met to discuss plans for May 1st, commonly known as May Day or International Worker’s Day.

    In the past efforts to do something significant to mark this day had been relatively fruitless.

    Thus a more collective and collaborative approach was decided upon for 2014.

    It was agreed that we would organise something that the whole community could...

    • Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Find another route

    Yet again, I have just witnessed an accident right outside my gate on Collectors Hill. A bus and an enormous Mac truck tried to pass one another and couldn’t fit!

    The bus driver pulled over as far as he could to avoid a collision, but in so doing, caused serious damage to my roadside wall and the bus. I hope no passengers were hurt. Apparently the Mac truck just continued on his merry way without stopping!

    I have grown up on Collectors Hill...

    • Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Staggering figures

    How does the Bermuda Industrial Union have the audacity to increase their weekly dues from $12 to $14. per week (a $2 increase)? With a membership of 3,800, I calculate (at $12 a week) their gross income to $45,600 per week. With increased dues to $14, their gross income will be $53,200 per week. I find these figures staggering.

    I wish my gross income was as high; indeed, I doubt there are many businesses in Bermuda today that can boast such figures. With so many people...

    • Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Gradual and organised

    Gradual and organised

    Recently we have been made aware on numerous occasions of the ongoing problem of transporting visitors to the beaches. Cruise passengers who arrive at Dockyard appear to be most affected by this regrettable and most unfortunate situation.

    I cannot understand why this happens, or why it is even allowed. Visitors from all age groups, and health status (some in wheelchairs) are required to wait up to two hours in very hot and humid conditions to get a...

    • Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Copy Singapore’s tough stance

    With regard to Bermuda’s tough line on cruse ship passenger with drugs, perhaps we need to take a look at one of our most successful competitors in the world of cruse destinations ... Singapore.

    This small country competitor of Bermuda’s welcomed over 14 million visitors last year bringing in more than 23 billion dollars in tourism receipts.

    Singapore also has the lowest recreational drug usage in the world. The reasons for this are that drug...

    • Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Questions for The People’s Campaign

    I thought Hurricane Cristobal was going to be a bigger deal than he now looks to be so I went out and purchased a new battery-powered radio.

    While testing it yesterday evening, I happened upon 102.7FM. At that time, the station was hosting guests involved with The People’s Campaign.

    I listened, somewhat bewildered, at what they were saying. How concerned they claimed to be about their future and the future of generations of Bermudians to...

    • Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • End the hostility to visitors, tourism industry

    Your editorial today is a good reminder of where we came from and where we are. As I celebrate my 81st Birthday I can remember the past and have watched the change.

    Mr Editor there is one thing that has not changed, we must earn foreign currency. We spend at least $10 million a week bringing in food and fuel. We all share in this problem.

    This need is not a political, racial, religious or gender issue, it is about survival. We have to work...

    • Aug 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Impressive professionalism at KEMH

    On Thursday, June 12, I entered the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital’s surgical outpatient ward at the scheduled times of 7.15am, with a great deal of apprehension to have a surgical procedure performed on one of my eyes by Dr Alicia Stovell-Washington. This apprehension was quickly put to rest, as I was processed by a team of professional nurses, who issued specific instructions to me which I completed.

    I am writing this letter, which will be copied to Venetta...

    • Aug 28, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Purely for the politics

    I am compelled to write as result of the statements made in the media by the leaders of the BTUC and The People’s Campaign on the Government of Bermuda’s decision to follow the ruling made by the chief justice regarding the granting of status to PRC holders to stand.

    Rather than the repeated chant by the People’s Movement, that “Enough is Enough” it should be changed to “Curiouser and Curiouser”.

    Which is what Alice said in Alice in Wonderland...

    • Aug 28, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Hats off to The Fairmont Hamilton Princess staff

    Hats off to The Fairmont Hamilton Princess staff

    Some weeks ago I was invited to a family dinner at The Hamilton Princess Hotel’s new restaurant 1609! I had not yet seen the incredible new marina, pool, dockside terraces and stunning setting.

    From the moment I arrived I was struck by the incredible attitude of all of the Bermudian staff I encountered, from the Bellmen to the staff at 1609.

    Everyone was smiling, gracious, welcoming and efficient. I was made to feel as though I was an...

    • Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am
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