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  • More than a biological title
    Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am

    More than a biological title

    With Father’s Day approaching, attention will once again focus on the important role of fathers in helping to provide guidelines for sons or daughters in coping with the challenges of life.

    While mothers have always been regarded as key in...

  • Democracy dies without truth at core
    Jun 4, 2019 8:00 am

    Democracy dies without truth at core

    This has become a small world, made even smaller by massive communications systems producing streams of positive and negative signals that impact life across the planet. I have heard some folks express the view that we are living in an age when...

  • Damaged minds a threat to all
    May 17, 2019 8:00 am

    Damaged minds a threat to all

    After centuries of conflict across the globe, with events that cost millions of lives, along with a heavy toll of damaged minds, the world today has become an atmosphere of utter confusion, over whether poor leadership in many countries will have...

  • A meaningless existence without decency
    May 15, 2019 8:00 am

    A meaningless existence without decency

    Governments in a deeply troubled world are struggling to operate with full transparency, which demands honest disclosures on all matters concerning the people they serve.

    Issues vary from country to country, but at the root of most...

  • A new age for journalism
    Apr 8, 2019 8:00 am

    A new age for journalism

    The never-ending, cyber-space stampede of information sweeping across our planet daily has created new challenges for journalists around the world. The basic principles of this profession remain the same, but the task of seeking truth is often...

  • Vaccine for hatred disease
    Mar 23, 2019 8:00 am

    Vaccine for hatred disease

    With massive global electronic communication, few people on this planet are unaware of the horrible terrorism act in New Zealand, which claimed 50 lives with the possibility of that figure rising owing to a number still being listed as in...

  • Child protection a global concern
    Mar 9, 2019 8:00 am

    Child protection a global concern

    Every society on this planet should be involved in upgrading efforts to protect children who are most vulnerable to military conflicts, along with vicious regimes that abuse and enslave them as workers without being held accountable.

  • Leaders must condemn bad behaviour at sports events
    Feb 25, 2019 8:00 am

    Leaders must condemn bad behaviour at sports events

    Although sport has always been considered one of the unifying activities in Bermuda, much has changed in recent years, with incidents of poor conduct not only from spectators.

    Some participants have also fallen short of what should be...

  • Credibility depends on transparency
    Feb 2, 2019 8:00 am

    Credibility depends on transparency

    Depending on the size of a government, or a country, the issue of transparency in serving the people can vary greatly, but the bottom line will always be a struggle for leaders to place truth, integrity and justice above political...

  • Political America in turmoil
    Jan 19, 2019 8:00 am

    Political America in turmoil

    With thousands of American federal workers left without paycheques, as Donald Trump carried out his threat to shut down the United States Government for not being given $5 billion to build a wall along the Mexican border, much of America is in a...

  • Fading civility and crumbling values
    Jan 12, 2019 8:00 am

    Fading civility and crumbling values

    Bermuda, still one of the most beautiful places on the planet, finds itself along with countries around the world in a struggle to preserve civility and bring a halt to crumbling values that could create social chaos and amount to a threat for...

  • A new year, same old concerns
    Jan 2, 2019 8:00 am

    A new year, same old concerns

    With the fireworks and glitter now behind us, a part of moving from one year to the next, thoughts turn to a disturbing reality that something is happening to America where it pertains to the leadership of a nation billed as the most powerful on...

  • What the world could be wishing for
    Dec 21, 2018 8:00 am

    What the world could be wishing for

    Traditionally, most of us are familiar with the Christmas list syndrome, which is embraced by infants and adults whenever the festive season sweeps through countries that celebrate this wonderful time for sharing all types of gifts for family...

  • Education is a community affair
    Dec 15, 2018 8:00 am

    Education is a community affair

    If Bermuda is to resolve what has become a dilemma in our education system, the entire community must be involved.

    In other words, whatever system is implemented to improve methods for teaching our children can be successful only with full...

  • A testing time for all journalists
    Dec 8, 2018 8:00 am

    A testing time for all journalists

    The world faces countless challenges today, with powerful nations locked in confrontation over issues from economic development to human rights, along with freedom that would enable truth to be revealed — even when it affects global diplomacy or...

  • Materialism and greed
    Dec 1, 2018 8:00 am

    Materialism and greed

    In recent years there has been a heightened pace of urgency in holiday shopping that has reached levels where concern has been raised in the United States as to whether people focus more today on what they can get instead of what they can...

  • It is the people’s right to
question any government
    Nov 24, 2018 8:00 am

    It is the people’s right to question any government

    Once again Bermuda seems to be drifting into a troubling period where even those without strong political attachments are very concerned as to whether the government of the day is really in touch with critical issues that most Bermudians want...

  • Governments and transparency
    Nov 17, 2018 8:00 am

    Governments and transparency

    Whether it is here in Bermuda or elsewhere, no government that operates on the basis of democratic principles is immune from being held accountable for actions that raise questions about transparency. This is particularly significant when...

  • Poor leadership still impacting lives
    Nov 8, 2018 8:00 am

    Poor leadership still impacting lives

    No one needs to be an expert on world history, to know when the quality of leadership becomes so disturbing, questions are raised over whether common values of decency, truth and justice, are no longer relevant, in a world ravaged by political...

  • America’s big decision over leadership
    Oct 25, 2018 8:00 am

    America’s big decision over leadership

    The midterm elections in America in less than two weeks’ time will be a crucial moment in that nation’s history, as a strong message from the electorate will be a statement to the world as to whether they approve or reject the highly...

  • A world starving for truth
    Oct 16, 2018 8:00 am

    A world starving for truth

    The world has never been without grave danger for any messenger daring to tell the truth. Perhaps the ugly truth is that corruption exists whether it is in democratic or dictatorial jurisdictions, creating conditions where people are usually kept...

  • The danger of climate change
    Oct 13, 2018 8:00 am

    The danger of climate change

    Although the subject of climate change and its effect on our planet has been debated for decades, there has been slow reaction from leading industrial countries to take drastic steps to alter the amount of chemical pollution that continues to...

  • Co-operative problem solving needed
    Oct 6, 2018 8:00 am

    Co-operative problem solving needed

    Our political climate appears to be creeping towards further confrontation between the Government and the Opposition over a range of issues.

    While the political arena is seldom without controversial clashes, too often the people and their...

  • Hard lesson for Government and the Opposition party
    Sep 27, 2018 8:00 am

    Hard lesson for Government and the Opposition party

    Bermuda would be in denial, if we fail to accept that because of decades of entrenched racial bias, which emanated from our history of institutionalised segregation after centuries of slavery, and based on skin colour, that every election has...

  • Final word on the Caines saga
    Sep 15, 2018 8:00 am

    Final word on the Caines saga

    Any democratic government operating on basic principles of transparency, decency and truth will need to walk that tightrope of balance, fully aware that it takes only a slip in the wrong direction to cause weakening of credibility, which is never...

  • A long, tough road ahead
    Sep 1, 2018 8:00 am

    A long, tough road ahead

    Like many countries globally, Bermuda is confronted with changing behavioural patterns with many young people, especially in the area of gang activity that has claimed a number of lives through a disregard for law and order.

    This...

  • A terrible lesson for children
    Aug 25, 2018 8:00 am

    A terrible lesson for children

    Surely most of America and indeed the world must be in a state of shock over a prominent lawyer declaring that truth is not truth in referring to Donald Trump, who continues to face a tidal wave of allegations linking his presidential election...

  • Unstoppable global diversity
    Aug 15, 2018 8:00 am

    Unstoppable global diversity

    Throughout history, millions of people have perished as a result of being different from others. Just about every leading country has experienced dark chapters of bitter clashes over the human right for every human on this planet to be treated...

  • Fear of the free press
    Aug 4, 2018 8:00 am

    Fear of the free press

    News organisations around the world are facing increasing challenges in an ocean of mass electronic equipment so complex that truth and fiction can mingle in the same pot, creating doubt and confusion to a degree where the free press, a...

  • 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...

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