Oct 9, 2020 8:00 am
So ... about this lady right here. Roughly eight years ago, August 2012, while at a dinner for the Jamaican Association of Bermuda, she pulled me to the side and said: “Stop wasting your energy on Facebook debates and run for a seat so you can...
Aug 28, 2020 8:00 am
As young children and as cousins, persons such as Dwayne Caines, Wayne Michael Caines, Roxanne Christopher, myself and many others were labelled in the negative, based solely on our mothers or fathers coming from the West Indies.
Aug 21, 2020 8:00 am
“The power of the fish is in the water”
“The power of the politician is in the people”
— African Proverbs
The above was taught to me by a guest worker who resides in Devonshire. The...
Aug 14, 2020 8:00 am
Life in the Atlantic-Caribbean region is often equated to living in paradise or the closest thing to heaven on earth.
Who could disagree?
No matter where one lives in the region, we have the following going for us; almost 365 days of...
Aug 7, 2020 8:00 am
It is amusing when persons attempt to portray themselves as experts on subject matters that suit their particular personal narrative.
Even more amusing is when the written accounts of the actual experts lay to waste the false narratives of...
Jul 24, 2020 8:00 am
In racist America, we have seen a long history of voter suppression in many different forms for hundreds of years.
In racist Bermuda, we have seen a long history of voter suppression in many different forms for hundreds of years.
Jul 17, 2020 8:00 am
It has been election time in some of our sister islands over the past few months. On June 29, there was a General Election held in our fellow British Overseas Territory of Anguilla.
Anguilla has a total population of approximately 15,100...
Jul 10, 2020 8:00 am
With the island now moved into Phase 4 of our new norm or alternative norm, people are allowed to gather and visit others.
As such, for all elected Members of Parliament, it is now time to put back on those walking shoes and go visit...
Jul 3, 2020 8:00 am
About one month ago, I received a notification on Facebook that Dexter Smith had tagged me in a post.
My first instinct was that somehow he was going through delayed withdrawal symptoms and was yearning to talk...
Jun 19, 2020 8:00 am
As we are being “open and honest’ about racial issues worldwide and locally let us take a moment to discuss race and politics.
Should be a peaceful discussion devoid of negative comments.
During the lead-up to the 2012 General...
Jun 12, 2020 8:00 am
When I first received the flyer for the Black Lives Matter march/protest in Bermuda last Sunday, I honestly did not think much of it.
Well, frankly as a black man, who has been to many marches and protests, not much has changed...
Jun 5, 2020 8:00 am
A few years ago, I was in New York City and heard all this shouting in the street. I looked up from my driver’s seat and saw a large crowd approaching. As they drew closer I heard the words clearly and distinctly: “Black lives matter! Black lives...
May 28, 2020 8:00 am
I woke up this week wondering what to write about. At this point in history, most people will be overloaded with information about Covid-19, so not much sense writing about that topic.
Simultaneously, most are wary about political bickering...
May 22, 2020 8:00 am
Here in the Atlantic-Caribbean region, we would normally be waving to tourists, selling them different island concoctions, giving them directions to local landmarks or driving them around in our minibuses and taxis.
Yet, here we are in May,...
May 15, 2020 8:00 am
“Frugal living means being conscious of your spending and focusing on a few financial priorities. A consumer who wants to live frugally should think about their main goals and how changing their finances can help them reach that...
May 8, 2020 8:00 am
“In every thing give thanks …”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:18
For more than two months, we have been inundated with a constant stream of bad news from around the world and right here in...
May 1, 2020 8:00 am
Last Sunday, during my morning stroll through Facebook, I glanced at a long thread. Perhaps one of the longest threads in recent local social-media history.
More than 800 comments generated by an extremely false claim that the Bermuda...
Apr 24, 2020 8:00 am
“Unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.” — Oxford Dictionary
Apr 17, 2020 8:00 am
What’s next? Where do we go from here? Two questions that are on the mind of just about every human being.
If one looks at the thoughts of the leading financial minds, things are not looking too bright for the world economy. By extension,...
Apr 9, 2020 8:00 am
Today, like every day, I woke up thinking of a number of my family members: my grandmother in St Eustatius, my aunts and uncles in Tortola, my cousins in St Kitts, my friends in Barbados, Cayman Islands and St Lucia.
I did nothing more or...
Apr 3, 2020 8:00 am
Sun, sea and sand. Words synonymous with life in the Atlantic/Caribbean region and her people.
Waking up daily being able to absorb vitamin D from the sun, frolicking in our crystal-clear waters and walking on sands of various textures and...
Mar 14, 2020 9:10 pm
With a large proportion of Bermudians being able to trace their lineage back to the islands of St Kitts (St Christopher), Nevis and Anguilla, it is important for them and others to have some background on the history of those islands.
Mar 6, 2020 8:00 am
Last Friday, I wrote that Bermudians did not need any political party to demonstrate or to remind them of the state of past and present-day race relations in this country.
As usual, the faceless critics labelled that as near...
Feb 21, 2020 8:00 am
“I gave ‘em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I’d have done the same thing.”
— Richard M. Nixon
When you make a mistake...
Jan 3, 2020 8:00 am
A few days ago, I bumped into someone who on a daily basis has a lot to say online about politics and what the Government should or should not do.
Initially, I was a bit excited to see them, thinking that they would expound their opinions...
Dec 28, 2019 8:00 am
In the blink of an eye it will be 2020. Some will claim it as a new decade, while others will say 2021 is the start of a new decade. Putting aside the semantics, it will be a new month and new year.
The question we have to ask ourselves as...
Dec 20, 2019 8:00 am
I had the opportunity and privilege last Friday, December 13, of getting to sit in the House of Assembly.
No, not the House of Assembly of Bermuda, but the House of Assembly for the Virgin Islands. Located in the heart of Road Town,...
Nov 30, 2019 8:00 am
Not surprisingly, there are those of the opinion that elected persons are mortal enemies who, at no time whatsoever, share any form of human compassion among themselves.
This is far from the truth, and in fact many are extremely friendly,...
Nov 22, 2019 8:00 am
By the time you read this, the results will be in and final. No matter the results, you are always a winner to us, your family.
Why do I say this?
Well, basically, since the day you were born, the family have seen...
Nov 8, 2019 8:00 am
A friend of mine once said to me that people tend to address or attack individuals when instead they should address or attack issues. Over the past few weeks, various personal and online discussions have helped to illustrate this salient...
Nov 1, 2019 8:00 am
Over the past few weeks and months, many of us have heard remarks from various One Bermuda Alliance senators and MPs about state the economy.
Perhaps, the most vocal on the economic front has been OBA Senate leader Nick Kempe.
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- "With Kathy Lynn Simmons becoming an MP, which Cabinet minister is likely to get the chop?"
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- Neville Tyrrell (Transport)
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