• 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...

  • 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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  • Stone Crusher Corner is not the right place

    Stone Crusher Corner is not the right place

    In my opinion I don’t think this new airport location is the right one, I’ve always had the understanding that a new airport would be where Longtail Aviation is located.

    If you have it over by Stone Crusher Corner you would be all jammed up with the executive jet area that can handle on some days as many as 16 aircraft and warplanes that pass through the Bermuda area from time to time.

    Another point of asking is, where would the parking...

    • Nov 13, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Bermuda is a great example

    November 10, 2014

    Dear Sir

    As first time visitors from Scotland to your lovely Island we were pleased and interested by your article in Saturday’s Royal Gazette about the Scottish independence debate. One of the mantras of the NO campaign has been “Scotland is too small to be independent”. Having been here for nearly a month we have seen at first-hand how well a country (which is for practical purposes almost totally independent) much smaller than Scotland, can function and this...

    • Nov 13, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Support the Ebola appeal

    Support the Ebola appeal

    Bermudans to help contain Ebola in western Africa show the world you care. Bermudans are known for their generosity and caring nature, yet how many have contributed to contain Ebola? Please dig deep and show how much you care. Please make donations to the Bermuda Red Cross Ebola Appeal by sending your cheques to Bermuda Red Cross, PO Box HM 772, Hamilton HMCX. This way there is minimal dilution of your contributions.

    By your contributions we...

    • Nov 13, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Have we missed an opportunity?

    A small but substantial percentage of the cost of goods in Bermuda comes from the capital cost of paying duty when things arrive in Bermuda.

    This is not only expensive to the end customer but also raises the amount of capital needed to start or grow a business, hurting fledgling entrepreneurs.

    There is a unique opportunity to use the airport and Marginal Wharf as an integrated air and sea cargo dock complete with bonded warehousing so...

    • Nov 12, 2014 8:00 am
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