• First-class care at hospital

    First-class care at hospital

    In mid-February I was involved in a life-threatening medical situation and for five days I was unable to wash or shave and couldn’t reach the telephone which was in another room.

    Eventually thanks to my boss at work and my landlord, the ambulance was called and I was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

    The emergency staff were excellent as they quickly tried to figure out what the problem was and I was...

  • Alarmed by the lack of dignity in Bermuda

    Alarmed by the lack of dignity in Bermuda

    With the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the world focused on the great success of this man from Singapore. He managed turn an island with no natural resources into a hugely successful and profitable place.

    While Kuan Yew was draconian in many ways, he was able through discipline and hard work to change his country for the best.

    I would not have liked to live under his rule but I am most alarmed by the lack of dignity that now exists in Bermuda. We have threats from...

    • Mar 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Making economic sense

    Making economic sense

    Dear Sir

    When will Bermudians learn what makes our economy work? We have to earn foreign currency to buy food and create jobs.

    This is not a political option but a basic necessity.

    Only by persuading foreigners with foreign incomes to live with us can we earn the foreign money we need to survive.

    They do not take our jobs, they provide them.


    St David’s

    • Mar 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Some gesture, Delta!

    Some gesture, Delta!

    As a passenger on this flight (Delta airlines flight 485), I would like to comment on Delta’s “gesture of service recovery”.

    Delta has not made any effort to contact me or my wife. Furthermore, any vouchers they say they have provided have not made their way to me or my brother in law or his wife.

    What did make its way to both families is one less vacation day and much frustration, thanks to Delta.


    New Jersey

    • Mar 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Do something about parking!

    Do something about parking!

    Please add my voice to the chorus of complaints regarding the parking situation in the city of Hamilton. It is outrageous, to put it mildly.

    I am closing in on 80 years of age and am unable to walk any long distances. This morning I arrived in Hamilton to attend a meeting to take place on Front Street. The number one car park was filled to overflowing. Not only was every space taken but there were no vouchers or Easy Park devices in sight.

    To add insult to injury...

    • Mar 27, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Churchill got it right — 100 years ago

    Churchill got it right — 100 years ago

    An excellent editorial today (24/03/2105), Mr Editor.

    In 1916, despite having lost favour with both his own party and the Opposition, Winston Churchill was relentless in his criticism of the rancour in the British House of Commons.

    Responding to a cheap shot by Bonar Law, he said, “Do not look for quarrels, do not make them; make it easy for every party, every force in this country, to give you its aid and support, and remove barriers and obstructions and...

    • Mar 26, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Feeling very special

    Feeling very special

    I was one of the 12 women featured in the March 9, 2015 article for International Women’s Day — Bermuda salutes our women in shipping.

    I would like to publicly thank Ms Jane Brett, Project Coordinator of the Bermuda Government, Department of Human Affairs, and her team for turning this into such a special occasion with follow-up cocktail party, flowers and a framed copy of the article.

    I have been left feeling pretty special!

    I would also like to thank and...

    • Mar 25, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Parking without paying

    Parking without paying

    In response to the article in yesterday’s paper (23/03/2015), I agree with that lady.

    On Thursday March 20 I was waiting for a ride on Front Street and I was standing right next to the loading zone outside of Calypso. I saw a lady in a black car pull into the loading zone and get out of her car.

    Firstly, she should not have parked in that loading zone and secondly she did not display a parking voucher or a pay and display.

    I waited for 30 minutes for my...

    • Mar 25, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Beyond the call of duty

    Beyond the call of duty

    I want to draw attention to the amazing service provided by an employee of the ferry service in Hamilton.

    On our recent visit my wife and I attempted to catch the last Pink Line ferry from Hamilton to the Belmont stop in Warwick only to find that it was out of service due an electrical problem.

    The service desk employee was delightful and she seemed genuinely embarrassed for the mechanical problem. Rather than just turn us away, she was very helpful in directing...

    • Mar 25, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Fitting tribute for a national hero

    Fitting tribute for a national hero

    On behalf of Imagine Bermuda, as well as partners, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and the Chewstick Foundation, I would like to thank all who rallied together for the Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of National Hero Dr EF Gordon, held on Friday.

    Notwithstanding the fact that this anniversary came to our attention belatedly, there was an enthusiasm by a cross-section of our community to collaborate, to expand awareness of this...

    • Mar 24, 2015 8:00 am
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  • Sort out Island’s feral cat horror show

    Sort out Island’s feral cat horror show

    When the Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau (BFAB) first started, they assured us that the feral cat problem would be gone in ten years. What rubbish!

    Here we are, twenty-plus years later and the problem is as bad, or worse, than ever — a total disaster!

    Feral cats have been a scourge on this tiny Island for well over twenty years, devastating our desperately struggling wildlife, and I have always felt it is a total disgrace that BFAB has been able to maintain its...

    • Mar 23, 2015 8:00 am
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