• The straw that could break camel’s back

    Regarding the escalating state of affairs in the country.

    I think the job lay between the speaker of the House and the role of Governor ... the speaker needed to have appointed a joint committee of the House to flush out details of a terms of reference and means of compensation and report back to the governor, otherwise the governor’s position, whether wise or unwise, would be a...

  • Time for older generation to get out of the way

    With a few months to go before my 30th birthday I feel that my time to speak as a “Young Bermudian” is running short. As such I feel compelled to appeal to the sensibilities of those older than myself.

    First, I would like to remind those in positions of power that you are there because the people decided you were the best candidates for the job. It is up to you to respect those responsibilities. Too many of our politicians are seeking office to...

    • Jul 21, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Wrong time for this discord

    Wrong time for this discord

    With reference to the latest hype in the news regarding the land grab dispute, I would like to weigh in and agree that at least an attempt at reparations should be made. It should have been looked into years ago, even as far back as the UBP days and definitely the later PLP days. Not only would it have been the decent thing to do, but up until almost the end of the PLP Government we would actually have had the money to atone.

    The problem I have...

    • Jul 19, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Future does not have to be negative

    ‘Life is but a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves’ (Bill Hicks)

    No-one is denying that our (Bermuda’s) past has left many with scars. It’s a reminder that our past was/ is real, but what do “certain people” want from them that weren’t even born yet, alone connected to our past?

    Granted there are families that are due something, but they can’t receive something without proof they are entitled to that...

    • Jul 19, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Discovering the truth of Tucker’s Town legends

    Discovering the truth of Tucker’s Town legends

    July 17, 2014

    Dear Sir:

    I presume that one of the reasons why Mr. Walton Brown, as a good historian, would like to have an inquiry into the Tucker’s Town/Castle Harbour forced land sales is to discover more about the questions and tales about the area.

    The story of the defence of Castle Roads, the sinking of the Warwick and (in another era) her fatal grounding of the Royal Navy sloop known to scuba divers as “The Musket Shot...

    • Jul 18, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Governor’s attitude was correct

    Governor’s attitude was correct

    The recent march organised by the PLP was a wonderful example of a democratic society exhibiting persons rights to protest.

    The refusal by The Governor to allow a Commission of Inquiry until more information is forthcoming suggests he is a man who does not jump without thinking first. In the event that unfair land grabs were carried out,it is only correct that evidence should be brought forward before issuing permission for an...

    • Jul 17, 2014 8:00 am
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  • So why the sudden outrage?

    It has to be the most asked question on most people’s minds as to why one of the most egregious injustices to have occurred in the 20th century now comes front and centre for revisitation and some form of redress in 2014. We refer of course to the great land grab of 1920 and beyond by evil mercenaries and an assorted host of wicked thieves or so we are told.

    Most certainly there is...

    • Jul 17, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Appalled by abuse of votes

    July 15, 2014

    Dear Editor,

    Generally, I prefer not to spend too much time on politics as dwelling on most things political has a tendency to make me angry. This latest stunt however really takes the cake. It seems to me that the way democracy is supposed to work is that people vote MPs into parliament to stand for their views and support their interests.

    That means that if you stand for election in a constituency and you win that election then you have an...

    • Jul 17, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Is the PLP’s House 
boycott warranted?

    Is the PLP’s House boycott warranted?

    Have the PLP become a party of moaners, groaners and dividers as they attempt to convince they are the party to lead Bermuda?

    Does The Opposition want Bermuda and its people to prosper and be together? Verbal attacks on people in same sex relationships, PRC holders, foreigners and anyone who disagrees with their thinking suggests otherwise. We are in shaky times, most of which could have been avoided. That brings me on to the...

    • Jul 16, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Research needed for Commission of Inquiry

    Research needed for Commission of Inquiry

    Nobody seems to have addressed the matter of finding out the facts needed for a Commission to work.

    Firstly the title deeds and Parish Records would have to be researched to see who lived on the lands that were “grabbed:

    That in itself would be a a serious undertaking

    As a conveyancing lawyer I did some complex searches during my busy years (one in fact re the title of a roadway outside of a house owned by a...

    • Jul 16, 2014 8:00 am
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  • Some issues that just won’t go away

    Just a list of things most people haven’t noticed so far:

    1. The education system is in a shambles and instead of Bermuda going by the British system (considering we are supposed to be British), we’re going by the American system (and looking more/more pathetic with this Middle School garbage per year). Bad enough Devonshire Academy got destroyed and got changed to Cedarbridge, just to be run by a principal who hates seeing...

    • Jul 16, 2014 8:00 am
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