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September : Voices

“Together we must hold our workers accountable. Not every person's behaviour is defensible and not every cause a worthy one. We must be discerning so that our moral authority is not undermined by the taking up of the banners of dubious cases and individuals.” Premier Ewart Brown speaking to the Island's unions following the Labour Day march.

“People in Bermuda fall into three categories. Either they smoke marijuana, they have smoked marijuana or they don't care if you smoke marijuana in your own home. Ninety-nine percent of people fall into that category.” Barrister Charles Richardson saying debate on the decriminalisation of marijuana is coming.

“Not only is Igor of similar intensity to Fabian, it is actually bigger, making us an even more likely target.” Dr Mark Guishard on Hurricane Igor days before it made landfall.

“Together the people of Bermuda faced Hurricane Igor with hope for the best, while determined to deal with the worst. Our hopes have been rewarded and our prayers have been answered.” Premier Ewart Brown on the lack of damage and loss of life caused by Hurricane Igor.

“We all believe life is long until we look back and it's gone. We only have one chance at this journey, so why waste it?” Kellan Lewis, who was convicted of the manslaughter of Kellon Hill, speaking at his graduation from the Mirrors Programme.

“He ran a mile off course and still came in seventh.” Coralita Hansey-Durham on her father Calvin “Baldy” Hansey Sr's performance in the 1973 New York City Marathon. Mr Hansey was found dead on September 8 after being reported missing in August.

“It is happening too much and it is sad that our black brothers are killing each other. Every time you look here someone is getting shot.” A St Monica's Road resident following the shooting of David Godwin.

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Published December 31, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm)

September : Voices

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