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Column:  A Workforce Development Plan

Column: A Workforce Development Plan

[Opinion column written by Jason Hayward] In February 2017, I was fortunate to be invited along with four other Bermudian professionals to take part in a 10-day International Visitor Leadership Program. This program was facilitated by the United States’ Department of State in conjunction with the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda. The focus of the International... Read more of this article

Column: Pre-Budget Analysis Of Our Economy

Column: Pre-Budget Analysis Of Our Economy

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] With the national hysteria over the bad deal at the Airport now died down, it’s wise to re-focus on the real enemy of Debt and Bermuda’s weak economy. Laid out for laypersons, not professors or high-level business executives, what follows is a clear and honest analysis of Bermuda’s economy as it was... Read more of this article

Column: Why Did You Get Involved In Politics?

Column: Why Did You Get Involved In Politics?

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Nandi Outerbridge] During the past few months Bermudians from a variety of backgrounds have reached out to me wanting to talk about issues important to them. Three of the most frequent questions I am asked are: Why did you get involved in politics? What has been your biggest obstacle or the hardest part about being... Read more of this article

Column: Reasonable Degree Of Mutual Respect

Column: Reasonable Degree Of Mutual Respect

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The fact that our Island has been able to move through the impasse over the ‘Airport Project’ in a way that was both peaceful and implied a reasonable degree of mutual respect – in spite of those differences – represents something of a milestone. To me, this marks a level of maturation in our relationships... Read more of this article

Column: Dealing With & Rolling Over Pensions

Column: Dealing With & Rolling Over Pensions

[Written by Carla Seely] Gone are the days when you worked for the same employer for 50 years, for most of us, we have worked at different companies and even in different industries during our working lives. Throughout the course of your working career you probably have accumulated some pension money and if you have not rolled over your pension money... Read more of this article

Column: Encouraging Peaceful Demonstrations

Column: Encouraging Peaceful Demonstrations

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the Opposition Leader David Burt for exercising his leadership by encouraging supporters who oppose the Airport Plan to demonstrate in peaceful ways that are within the law. As reported in the media, Mr. Burt made it clear  that campaigners could make their feelings... Read more of this article

Column: Marking Cancer Awareness Month

Column: Marking Cancer Awareness Month

[Opinion column written by “Junior Minister of Health & Seniors Senator Lynne Woolridge] While October is Cancer Awareness month, Saturday, February 4 was World Cancer Day and over the past several days we’ve seen testimonials from fellow Bermudians about their experience with this disease. The top cause of death in Bermuda is heart and... Read more of this article

Column: We’re Bermudians, We Are Not Animals

Column: We’re Bermudians, We Are Not Animals

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Two months later and not one word on the investigation of Bermudians being pepper sprayed. Exactly how long does it take to prove what is clearly shown on video?Bermudian people are not violent nor are we revengeful. So the actions by the BPS, supported by the OBA that we have to be kept in our place in some... Read more of this article

Column: Rabain On Cannabis Decriminalisation

Column: Rabain On Cannabis Decriminalisation

[Opinion column written by Diallo Rabain] Recently, while sitting in the barbershop, the topic of decriminalisation came up. As one of the newest MPs I can easily recollect recent history of knocking on doors where this topic was raised at many homes. So, I was keen to engage in the conversation to see where these young men’s minds were at on the... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Our Advantages Worth Underscoring’

Column: ‘Our Advantages Worth Underscoring’

[Opinion column written by Ross Webber] If we expected January 2017 to coax us gently into the new year, think again. The past few weeks have delivered mercurial conditions—including enough Bermuda rainfall to nearly tally a 60-year weather record. As a St Georgian whose winter commute virtually guarantees a sodden rainsuit, I am proof positive of... Read more of this article

Column: “Thank You For Saving My Life’

Column: “Thank You For Saving My Life’

[Written by Larry Burchall] On, Monday 23rd January 2017, around 2:30pm, Rick Meens was on Court Street riding past the bank branch. He saw a small crowd gathering around a man who was on the ground. He noted that someone was applying a cloth to the man’s bloodied head. Rick stopped and went to the man. He knelt and immediately felt the man’s... Read more of this article

Column: I’m An Airport Convert & Here’s Why

Column: I’m An Airport Convert & Here’s Why

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Suzann Roberts-Holshouser] Many people know that I was once a critic of the airport project. I was resistant to the details of how this unique concept was going to work for Bermuda and how we were going to earn a return. I said as much to my colleagues in the One Bermuda Alliance. But I’m not the kind of person who... Read more of this article

Column: Questions About Actions On Dec 2nd

Column: Questions About Actions On Dec 2nd

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “What transpired in Bermuda last Friday was disheartening to see and unacceptable. Let me be very clear, I don’t condone the violence that occurred against our citizens and was deeply troubled by what occurred.” – Premier Michael Dunkley It has been painful to read the thousands of negative... Read more of this article