• Free yourselves, emancipate your minds from mental slavery

    On August 1, 1835 a large picnic was organised by people of colour in Bermuda in appreciation of the first anniversary of Emancipation. That observance evolved into Cup Match. While it was a celebration it was also a time of reflection. Robert Nesta Marley’s immortal words, found above, takes the concept of emancipation to another level.

    While August 1 relates to a law which “granted” freedom from the shackles of slavery, Marley — the...

  • Lesser of two evils

    It is not what the OBA does or tries to do that is the problem but how they go about doing it in the first place.

    For the last 19 months they have been serving ammunition on a silver platter to the PLP who have been arming themselves with that ammunition and shooting back so to speak.

    In my opinion the OBA has been more of a disappointment in 19 months than the PLP was in their first term in Government.

    If I had to vote in a general...

    • Jul 30, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Cogent position required on status issue

    We now find ourselves embroiled in the issue of Status by grant for our permanent residents due to an unintended path created by a lack of attention to detail in a matter fraught with serious ramifications. It may well be that this may be considered fortuitous depending upon your point of view or political agenda.

    It is being postulated most ridiculously in my view that this may be Status by stealth or by a most untoward method. If either of these...

    • Jul 29, 2014 8:00 am
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  • More and more marches

    A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

    No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. —Henry Brooks Adams, historian (1838-1918)

    Many politicians and social activists know the words to a song yet it doesn’t make them a singer. Here we in Bermuda are seeing more and more marches against the Government for purposes uncalled for because many issues need to be handled by those elected by...

    • Jul 28, 2014 8:00 am
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  • An apology

    An apology

    On Monday, July 21, The Royal Gazette ran a letter entitled, A one-sided story.

    The letter accused Bermuda Broadcasting of being little more than a mouth-piece for the Progressive Labour Party. In particular it cast aspersions on reporters Gary Moreno and Tarai Trott accusing them of making ‘snide remarks’, while saying the ‘one-sided reporting was offensive’.

    It went on to brand the radio presenter Sherri J as irrelevant and her listeners as sheep.

    This is a letter that...

    • Jul 28, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Let’s give Bermuda a makeover

    Let’s give Bermuda a makeover

    If we plan and hope to host these big sports events, we better clean up this island, and fast, otherwise there will be no returns, and we will have missed the greatest opportunity Bermuda will ever have.

    As I walk around Hamilton I am...

    • Jul 26, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Reparations won’t create jobs

    Bloomberg reported today that their Global Poll has found that two years of uninterrupted gains in US stocks are sowing anxiety among financial professionals, with three in five saying the market is on the verge of a bubble or may already be in one.

    Some analysts have estimated that stocks could be overpriced as much as 80 percent.

    If this is the case it will stymie the minuscule improvement in Bermuda’s economy and most likely put us back...

    • Jul 26, 2014 8:00 am
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  • A problem of cultural difference and intolerance

    A problem of cultural difference and intolerance

    July 23, 2014

    Dear Sir

    Recently I read, for about the fourth time, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It’s now available as an eBook for anyone who’s interested. Its a powerful story about a subject, race, which is too often used as a weapon of mass destruction.

    Throughout history bad things have been done to good people. Men and women have been murdered in the name of religion, ethnic origin and political persuasion. And...

    • Jul 25, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Ensure children swim in safety

    Ensure children swim in safety

    We have become all too aware, recently, of the overseas tragedies of babies and children being left in closed, hot cars. We are shocked and appalled that parents can be, in many estimations, careless, lazy unthinking, and abusive. It is with that emotion that I make the plea to Bermudian parents and caretakers to PLEASE use care and caution in the Bermudian environment: when you take your children swimming this summer. Having witnessed, already...

    • Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am
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  • In praise of Shirley Dill

    Last year Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands did it, last month King Juan Carlos of Spain done it now our very own “Queen of Talk Radio”, Shirley Dill has announced that she too is about to ‘abdicate’. On July 10th Mrs Dill announced via her popular “Now Your Talking” chat show that she will be finishing up at the end of this month. Through dedication, hard work and natural talent she built her show into what has indeed become a veritable...

    • Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am
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  • I found Dr Saul’s piece offensive and patronising

    Dr Saul’s Op-Ed on July 21, 2014 was offensive and patronising. The account he retold third hand was obviously embellished with adjectives like “thrilled” and “wonderful” describing the process by which the black families in that area were displaced.

    The most offensive part of his piece was the suggestion that folks were “speechless” that the women residents would “benefit” from “real jobs” like cooks, domestic workers,...

    • Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am
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