Mar 15, 2018 8:00 am
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.
Mar 3, 2018 8:00 am
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...
Feb 3, 2018 8:00 am
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...
Jan 20, 2018 8:00 am
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...
Jan 2, 2018 8:00 am
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...
Dec 16, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Dec 9, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Nov 30, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Nov 18, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Oct 31, 2017 8:00 am
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.
Oct 20, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Oct 16, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Oct 14, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Oct 9, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Oct 7, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Sep 25, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Sep 20, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Sep 19, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Sep 16, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Sep 11, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Sep 9, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Sep 5, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Sep 2, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Aug 30, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Aug 28, 2017 8:00 am
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.
Aug 19, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Aug 15, 2017 8:00 am
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,...
Aug 12, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Jul 31, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Jul 29, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Jul 24, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Jul 17, 2017 8:00 am
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...
Jul 11, 2017 8:00 am
For centuries various regimes worldwide steeped in dictatorial tactics have left a devastating trail of unimaginable human suffering, with regions still in the grip of domination by ruthless leaders who seek power by any means — even it if means...
Jul 5, 2017 8:00 am
Just about everyone in any democratic jurisdiction knows that in a General Election to decide who should be the power of authority, undercurrents of vicious and sometimes despicable accusations and counter-accusations rage in a battle for the...
Jul 1, 2017 8:00 am
These days we hear so much about the need for more jobs and greater opportunity for economic growth as key elements if Bermuda is to make further progress as a society in a world of rapidly changing perceptions. But if we pause and take a closer...
Jun 21, 2017 8:00 am
The world of politics is often a battleground where truth is the first casualty in confrontations because in many cases politicians find themselves at times at odds with party policy. Party loyalty has its merit, but the greatest loyalty should...
Jun 17, 2017 8:00 am
When politicians in any democratic environment become so opposed to each other, there is a tendency to step outside of the codes of decency and respect. Words laced with bitterness and anger are uttered without realising the impact they could...
Jun 13, 2017 8:00 am
The future of Bermuda should never be placed under threat over political differences that run so deep that whenever a General Election rolls around, emotions between supporters can escalate to a point where, even in our small society, a type of...
Jun 10, 2017 8:00 am
The beaches of Normandy in France, now a quiet memorial to the many who paid with their lives in one of the biggest military encounters in the history of warfare, will forever be a reminder that the blood spilt there to protect freedom came from...
Jun 7, 2017 8:00 am
This planet still has wonderful, peace-loving people of all colours and ethnicities in just about every country, who awake each day dedicating their lives to making the world a place where people could be free to worship as they choose, and to...
Jun 5, 2017 8:00 am
Despite the spectacular start of the 35th America’s Cup on May 27 in glorious weather, and the growing enthusiasm building throughout the island, there are still those with negative concepts of the top-flight sporting event, which they label as...
May 29, 2017 8:00 am
Whenever the waters become rough in the political arena in just about any country that operates under the principles of democracy, the electorate is faced with trying to see beneath disturbed muddy waters in order to express themselves with...
May 25, 2017 8:00 am
Bermuda has continued to move forward despite a history of social and political differences that threatened the core values of our society, and in the process left a trail of emotional wounds that have yet to fully heal. This has placed a heavy...
May 18, 2017 8:00 am
One of the great qualities of democracy is that it enables people in no position of power to express freely how they feel about matters relating to how their lives are affected when decisions by authorities of the day are perceived to be...
May 16, 2017 8:00 am
It is no secret that in the world of politics, even in the most successful countries, truth, transparency and accountability are qualities that seldom march out front in the continuing struggle globally to protect democracy, which still provides...
May 12, 2017 8:00 am
Just as a medical injection in the arm takes a while to take effect, the America’s Cup has slowly swept through our Bermuda islands in a way that has touched the very soul of the Bermudian spirit, igniting renewed enthusiasm for appreciating the...
May 8, 2017 8:00 am
That Mother’s Day falls during our Heritage Month celebrations is rather fitting since this is a time to reflect on the power of family values and the role they have played during the most severe storms of life in keeping good sound values as the...
May 6, 2017 8:00 am
Racism in its various forms will probably never be eradicated throughout the world, where hatred continues to cast a dark shadow over efforts by people of all races who strive to build an environment in which there is freedom to worship without...
May 4, 2017 8:00 am
There are sounds most of us have grown to accept as a part of daily life: emergency sirens, the roar of a jetliner taking off, engines of all types revving up in heavy traffic, not to mention the ear-splitting vibrations coming from huge speakers...
Apr 22, 2017 8:00 am
The recent fall from grace by one of America’s most celebrated news hosts on a major television news station was far more than just another incident where women have endured demeaning and indecent comments by men who consider themselves above...
Apr 19, 2017 8:00 am
Recently the police gave what should have been an alarming report for every family in Bermuda when they announced that some of our youth who are barely in their teens were gravitating towards gang activity. This would indicate that, despite...
Apr 15, 2017 8:00 am
World tension continues to mount over the threats by North Korea, which is striving to develop a rocket with the power to deliver a nuclear warhead to American soil, despite open condemnation from leading nations around the world.
Apr 8, 2017 8:00 am
Spring for most of us signals a time for a fresh beginning, as flowers blossom and birds chirp as though they want to spread the news that life is meant to be enjoyed. Here in Bermuda, while we have problems, our children attend school daily,...
Apr 5, 2017 8:00 am
Alcoholism, illegal drugs and child abuse are global problems that are taking a heavy toll on the social and moral infrastructure in a number of societies. These in turn create a massive problem for police and community authorities, who struggle...
Apr 3, 2017 8:00 am
Bermuda is in no position to be swirling in a pool of emotional heated exchanges purely based on how people with different views feel about what happened on December 2 last year, when mayhem erupted outside the House of Parliament between...
Apr 1, 2017 8:00 am
It may not have dominated the headlines, but the recent shooting death of a journalist in the Mexican city of Chihuahua clearly showed the danger that reporters face in some parts of the world while carrying out their responsibilities, which...
Mar 27, 2017 8:00 am
One can almost feel the undercurrent of building political tension within the community, as the weakened One Bermuda Alliance government is confronted with a General Election at a time when it would have needed a more commanding position to...
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