Dec 14, 2018 8:00 am
Today, let us take a moment to speak about the role of the backbencher. For clarity, a backbencher would be those who are elected to Parliament but are not yet government ministers.
In the existing setting within the Progressive Labour...
Dec 7, 2018 8:00 am
A few days ago, former MP Jeff Sousa made an online comment about a government road crew moving an abandoned motorcycle from one side of the road to the other during the course of clearing the roads.
Perhaps, just perhaps, it is just me,...
Nov 30, 2018 8:00 am
One of the best parts about being involved in politics is that you have a wide variety of persons within your constituency. Some male, some female, some who support you politically, some who do not, some who are for St George’s and some who are...
Nov 16, 2018 8:00 am
The Progressive Labour Party held a Wakanda Royalty Gala on Saturday. Interestingly, although not surprisingly, from the moment this event was announced two months ago, it was branded in a negative light.
Comments such as: “Wakanda is not a...
Nov 9, 2018 8:00 am
I was having a conversation on Tuesday evening with a friend in relation to the midterm elections that were going on in the United States. They asked me my predictions. My reply was as follows: “Political consultants will continue to make big...
Oct 26, 2018 8:00 am
At a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association course held from October 15 to 19 at McGill University in Montreal, parliamentarians from several countries, including Bermuda, gathered to undergo a week of intensive training in various forms of...
Oct 19, 2018 8:00 am
Over the past few weeks, there has been a constant stream of public questions and critiques made of the Government.
There are those who tend to ask well-founded and valid questions that deserve open and transparent answers. Then there are...
Oct 5, 2018 8:00 am
Recently, former One Bermuda Alliance leader Michael Dunkley went on ZBM News to state that Opposition leader Craig Cannonier must come clean about what happened with the “Jetgate saga”.
Apparently, Mr Dunkley is clearly attempting to say...
Sep 21, 2018 8:00 am
Last Saturday, several persons came out to assist with clearing excess vegetation along Vesey Street in Devonshire. Others assisted in helping to provide the needed items to carry out the tasks at hand.
I would like to thank all those who...
Sep 14, 2018 8:00 am
I would like to thank those who have responded to last week’s column regarding our Parish Pride Project, which commences tomorrow on Vesey Street. It is heart-warming to see people willing to pitch in to assist where and when needed.
Sep 7, 2018 8:00 am
I would again like to express my sincerest thanks and gratitude to residents for electing me to represent Constituency 11 in the parishes of Devonshire and Smith’s. Over the past year, we have met with several residents, small businesses and...
Aug 10, 2018 8:00 am
So, let’s not beat around the bush. Today, I humbly offer congratulations to Somerset Cricket Club and all of their supporters.
Whether viewing it on television, streaming it online, listening on radio or watching it front and centre, it...
Jul 27, 2018 8:00 am
One hundred runs! Something that every cricketer dreams of getting. More so, they dream of getting those elusive 100 runs during Cup Match.
A feat very few have achieved. One hundred years of age! Ten decades on Earth, something many dream...
Jul 20, 2018 8:00 am
As we sit back and reflect on the past 12 months of Bermuda’s history, we are struck by a variety of thoughts, feelings and visions.
First, let us say thank you to all who participated in the democratic process of registering to vote and...
Jul 13, 2018 8:00 am
If one was to ask what our national sport is, the answer would vary depending who is replying. Some may say football. Some may say cricket. Others may rightly say gossiping.
Suffice it to say, there is no one...
Jun 29, 2018 8:00 am
Recently, the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman served as the host for the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic region conference. The conference ran from June 16 to 23.
Nearly 100 delegates...
Jun 15, 2018 8:00 am
A few weeks ago, I read something that really had me wondering if we were in some alternative universe. The headline read: “OBA’s methods for recovery more hopeless than hopeful”.
“The Leader of the Opposition must be hoping...
Jun 8, 2018 8:00 am
The following is a written adaptation of my motion to adjourn address in Parliament last Friday
In our younger years there was never a time of positive relations between the Bermuda Police Force, as it was called then,...
Jun 1, 2018 8:00 am
“Rise up fallen fighters
Rise and take your stance again”
— Robert Nesta Marley
Last week we witnessed a combination of cries and celebrations.
Last week we witnessed a combination of tears and...
May 4, 2018 8:00 am
Any red-blooded Bermudian fancies himself as somewhat an expert when it comes to riding bikes, with many of us counting one of our key skills as being able to “take that nip”.
Roughly translated, that means finding an acute angle to weave...
Apr 27, 2018 8:00 am
On March 19, I attended the reading of the British Virgin Islands Budget 2018-19. Having just finished our own Budget session, I was very interested in witnessing their procedures.
While sitting in the gallery, I was sent a note asking me...
Apr 13, 2018 8:00 am
Over the past few months, there have been some major political events happening throughout the Caribbean region.
In the island of Grenada, there was a General Election held on March 13 between the incumbent New National Party led by Prime...
Mar 23, 2018 8:00 am
If one was feeling adventurous, they would jump into the water on South Shore in Bermuda, point their compass due south and head out to open sea.
A mere 1,000 miles later, they would find themselves on the pristine shores of our sister...
Mar 16, 2018 8:00 am
Howard “Hubby” Charles, a man who was born, bred and was lifelong resident of our beloved parish of Devonshire.
For the past few days, I have been wondering how best to remember my dear cousin — dare I say my dear double cousin — “Hubby”...
Mar 9, 2018 8:00 am
“Way Maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who you are”
Way Maker is a gospel hit that has been resonating in...
Mar 2, 2018 8:00 am
On February 14, the front page of The Royal Gazette carried an attention-grabbing headline — “Famous: PLP must reach out to whites”.
Not quite a heart-warming Valentine’s message, yet that headline managed to attract 326...
Feb 16, 2018 8:00 am
Here in Bermuda, we have recently been experiencing the challenges that flow from trash not being collected. It is unsurprising and understandable that many, if not all of us, are upset about the trash build- up. After all, there is nothing...
Feb 9, 2018 8:00 am
Next week, on Sunday, February 18, I have been given the distinct honour and privilege of being the keynote speaker at the 54th Annual PLP Founders’ Day Banquet at the Willowbank Conference Centre.
To be completely honest, I did not...
Feb 2, 2018 8:00 am
“They say that hindsight is 20/20 and if one could turn back the hands of time, they would do everything perfectly. Perhaps that is true. However, the reality is we cannot yet turn back the hands of time, so we can only learn from our...
Jan 19, 2018 8:00 am
No free lunch. A term about public-private partnerships often echoed by Bob Richards, the former Minister of Finance under the One Bermuda Alliance government.
A term that was found to be quite true about the OBA/Aecon airport deal; a deal...
Jan 5, 2018 8:00 am
I find it interesting, yet not surprising that people would rather attack the messenger than address the message. Over the past week, Michael Dunkley, the former Premier of Bermuda, and former One Bermuda Alliance candidate Ray Charlton took to...
Dec 22, 2017 8:00 am
There is a trend of thought among some editors and writers that the average reader will not spend more than three to five minutes on an article or column; therefore, a writer must be succinct and get their message across in fewer than 700...
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