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  • Trump and Putin to meet in climate of deception
    Jul 9, 2018 8:00 am

    Trump and Putin to meet in climate of deception

    The world will be watching with curiosity an upcoming meeting of US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin this month.

    It comes on the heels of that infamous summit Trump had in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim...

  • Tone down that noise!
    Jul 3, 2018 8:00 am

    Tone down that noise!

    The irreversible increase of a wide range of motor vehicles on our roads, with engines that often sound like low-flying jet aircraft, along with outdoor events that get louder each year, raises the question of how far the Bermuda Government is...

  • What may be missing in our education system
    Jun 30, 2018 8:00 am

    What may be missing in our education system

    A great deal has changed in recent decades, in educating our young people to meet various challenges along the path of life. Most would agree that there have been major strides in technology and teaching techniques, designed to better equip...

  • Protecting the family structure
    Jun 16, 2018 8:00 am

    Protecting the family structure

    There is growing concern throughout the world over what is generally perceived as a massive failure in placing proper values for a healthy society above greed, power and dominance.

    There are too many regimes that thrive through brutal...

  • A life lesson from sport
    May 17, 2018 8:00 am

    A life lesson from sport

    In life, there are challenges in trying to cope with disappointment, hardship, failure and other obstacles in the quest to achieve success. In fact, history is clustered with those who choose methods outside of basic rules, only to discover that...

  • Caution over peace gestures in Korea
    May 5, 2018 8:00 am

    Caution over peace gestures in Korea

    The grim reality that life on Earth could be changed dramatically by the push of a button is a concern for all who desire peace in the free world. Perhaps this is why much of the world would welcome any political gesture that indicates a...

  • Journalism struggles to reveal truths in a fake new world
    Apr 4, 2018 8:00 am

    Journalism struggles to reveal truths in a fake new world

    In a world overrun with cyberspace technology, which has enabled various information services to pump out reports sharply conflicting with truth, it is a nightmare for journalists who still rely on facts while trying to do their...

  • A concern for all who cherish freedom
    Mar 15, 2018 8:00 am

    A concern for all who cherish freedom

    A deeply troubling political trend is unfolding in America as many people in that country, and indeed globally, are pondering how a powerful nation that is meant to be seen as the leader of the free world is spiralling out of control.

  • Trying to change America’s gun culture
    Mar 3, 2018 8:00 am

    Trying to change America’s gun culture

    Much of the world continues to be alarmed at the amount of tragedies where countless lives are lost through criminal use of weapons designed for the battlefield.

    This has created a massive reaction from younger Americans who feel the latest...

  • Mindset factor a challenge for us all
    Feb 3, 2018 8:00 am

    Mindset factor a challenge for us all

    It has been evolving slowing beneath our social infrastructure for many decades, and although this happens in many other jurisdictions, here in Bermuda with our rather small population negative, hostile and dangerous behaviour by too many is a...

  • A little child shall lead them
    Jan 20, 2018 8:00 am

    A little child shall lead them

    Most of the free world is in a state of utter bewilderment over America’s leadership after Donald Trump was reported to have used vulgar and demeaning language during an official meeting at the White House, with both Republicans and Democrats in...

  • The need to be positive in troubled times
    Jan 2, 2018 8:00 am

    The need to be positive in troubled times

    In an interconnected global climate where modern technology has penetrated just about corner of the earth, it can be very challenging trying to stay focused on common values for good living when too often many world leaders are falling terribly...

  • Great opportunity to refocus on values
    Dec 16, 2017 8:00 am

    Great opportunity to refocus on values

    With the festive season very much upon us and much of the world in a tizzy over mounting issues that affect life on this earth, with divisiveness, hatred and violence exacting a heavy toll, this seems an appropriate time to pause and to reflect...

  • Why no leader is above the law
    Dec 9, 2017 8:00 am

    Why no leader is above the law

    America is reeling in a political nightmare with the highly controversial factor that no leader in a democracy should be above the law of the land.

    Democrats and Republicans are engaged in verbal warfare as president Donald Trump has...

  • The voice of freedom under siege
    Nov 30, 2017 8:00 am

    The voice of freedom under siege

    A dangerous tone in the history of the free press is being projected by someone deemed as leader of the free world, and journalists around the globe are more than deeply disturbed that so many brave men and women of the profession have given...

  • Agreeing to disagree with respect should be the expected standard
    Nov 18, 2017 8:00 am

    Agreeing to disagree with respect should be the expected standard

    It is a common perception globally that politicians have to be watched closely before an election because too many play games with accuracy and truth once they are in office. This presents a significant hurdle for various leaders who try to...

  • Leadership and accountability
    Oct 31, 2017 8:00 am

    Leadership and accountability

    The world today is riding a huge wave of fear over the potential for nuclear warfare that could alter the global atmosphere and plunge the earth into a new period of chaos. Millions would no longer exist within moments of the first explosions.

  • Something very dangerous is in the air
    Oct 20, 2017 8:00 am

    Something very dangerous is in the air

    There are always various types of viruses floating about that include the flu, which at times can have a significant effect on people, especially those with respiratory issues.

    Each year around the world, including Bermuda, there are...

  • Journalism and the powerful
    Oct 16, 2017 8:00 am

    Journalism and the powerful

    Through modern telecommunication that has practically engulfed the globe, turning the airwaves into a massive jungle of so much information that truth is often buried in a rolling tidal wave of confusion, facts are blurred to a point where those...

  • The US Congress and a gun society
    Oct 14, 2017 8:00 am

    The US Congress and a gun society

    The images are still very clear in the minds of those who witnessed America’s worst mass shooting in its history, when a moment of absolute horror in Las Vegas erupted at the hands of a gunman who managed to smuggle an arsenal of guns and...

  • Boy! We have some growing up to do on this island
    Oct 9, 2017 8:00 am

    Boy! We have some growing up to do on this island

    There have been discouraging signs from our House of Parliament where elected officials are expected to deal with the business of the people in a manner that sends a clear signal that disagreements should never sink to a level where bitter...

  • Beyond the stage of just being concerned
    Oct 7, 2017 8:00 am

    Beyond the stage of just being concerned

    This has been a week when the island paused to pay tribute to the Bermuda Police Service for the role they play in keeping communities safe. It is simply the right thing to do for a group that is often maligned, but which is an essential part of...

  • Our seniors deserve the best we can offer
    Sep 25, 2017 8:00 am

    Our seniors deserve the best we can offer

    Bermuda has a treasure chest of golden seniors who really are an untapped source of information that could be helpful to better understand complex social problems that remain very much a part of what divides us. They can be turned to in the...

  • Disciplinary problems usually start in the home
    Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am

    Disciplinary problems usually start in the home

    The subject of discipline, especially in our schools, has been bouncing around for decades. While parents have a right to express concerns about the problem and the negative effects on children who fall victim to unacceptable bullying tactics, it...

  • Potential seeds of global danger
    Sep 19, 2017 8:00 am

    Potential seeds of global danger

    The recent act of terrorism in London, which resulted in a number of people being injured by a bomb on a train, once again was a grim reminder that terrorists have managed to plant seeds of hatred in the minds of the vulnerable to keep their...

  • Efficient PR is vital for any government
    Sep 16, 2017 8:00 am

    Efficient PR is vital for any government

    Governments in free societies worldwide often stumble badly when they fail to keep good public relations as a priority. Bermuda is no exception and we have seen governments over the years fall short in the crucial area of public relations. This...

  • Lesson in a bipartisan approach
    Sep 11, 2017 8:00 am

    Lesson in a bipartisan approach

    Sometimes doing the right thing in politics is far larger than any individual, no matter what position that person may hold. There are times when real leadership comes to the fore amid decision-making that is counter to common logic and proper...

  • Climate change and nuclear threats
    Sep 9, 2017 8:00 am

    Climate change and nuclear threats

    The world is facing a deeply troubling period in its history, with chemical emissions from massive industrial complexes affecting the Earth’s protective shield and creating weather conditions globally that have never been seen before. The recent...

  • Governments face credibility challenge
    Sep 5, 2017 8:00 am

    Governments face credibility challenge

    Winning an election in a democratic setting usually means the people have chosen the political party they feel will best represent their concerns. There are always those who are not thrilled by an election outcome, but nevertheless realise that...

  • Danger in the driver’s seat
    Sep 2, 2017 8:00 am

    Danger in the driver’s seat

    Few drivers or riders on our narrow winding roads have not had the experience of having to take evasive action to avoid another motorist who appeared oblivious to the safety of themselves and others by displaying conduct that is contrary to basic...

  • Human spirit is stronger than any storm
    Aug 30, 2017 8:00 am

    Human spirit is stronger than any storm

    We are still very much into the hurricane season and Bermuda has a long history of taking on storms of all sizes. Some have caused extensive damage with tragic loss of life. Whenever our island is confronted with a major challenge from the fury...

  • Leadership is critical in tackling racism
    Aug 28, 2017 8:00 am

    Leadership is critical in tackling racism

    The virus of racism has infected just about every society on earth in one form or another, and countless wars have yet to eliminate the disease, which has managed to remain alive despite the efforts of courageous people of all races.

    It...

  • America’s national embarrassment
    Aug 19, 2017 8:00 am

    America’s national embarrassment

    Many in America and around the world are in a state of shock over the dreadful event in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Members of extremist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan, stormed into that city with cries of blatant racism, claiming that...

  • Rational solutions the way forward
    Aug 15, 2017 8:00 am

    Rational solutions the way forward

    The violent confrontation which erupted between protesters and police last December 2 at the entrance to the House of Assembly is now a sad piece of our history, but there are lessons from what could have been a truly nasty scene, for everyone,...

  • The free press must rally when democracy faces a brutal attack
    Aug 12, 2017 8:00 am

    The free press must rally when democracy faces a brutal attack

    The principles of democracy are kept alive by a free press. But sometimes there are efforts to clamp down on the exposing of wrongdoings by those in authority, as the professional work of skilled journalists becomes a target for those who prefer...

  • America needs to rescue itself from Trump
    Jul 31, 2017 8:00 am

    America needs to rescue itself from Trump

    Never in the history of the United States has anyone behaved in such a manner as President Donald Trump, who seems totally obsessed with bulldozing his way through anyone or any group to establish some type of dictatorial administration, which...

  • The task ahead is larger than politics
    Jul 29, 2017 8:00 am

    The task ahead is larger than politics

    Much of the island is beginning to settle down after a stunning election result, which led to the One Bermuda Alliance government being put out to pasture, so to speak. The Progressive Labour Party swept to power with a massive victory that left...

  • Gun violence remains major issue to overcome
    Jul 24, 2017 8:00 am

    Gun violence remains major issue to overcome

    The new Progressive Labour Party government will have its plate full with a wide range of complex issues. Among them will be the deeply disturbing trend of gun violence, believed to be gang-related, which seems unstoppable despite numerous...

  • A new chapter for Bermuda
    Jul 20, 2017 8:00 am

    A new chapter for Bermuda

    Optimism should be the key emotional ingredient throughout Bermuda after the massive victory by the Progressive Labour Party, which swept the One Bermuda Alliance out of office as government with a powerful mandate from the voting...

  • Preparing for the morning after
    Jul 17, 2017 8:00 am

    Preparing for the morning after

    General elections are supposed to be the healthy way for people to choose who they feel most suited to be in a leadership role in dealing with the people’s business. The process can be quite challenging when two groups vying for that honour...

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