Category Archives: Politics

Smart politics or a blink?

The Bermuda Government is putting its privatization bill on hold after getting an agreement with the union to find 5% of cuts in next year’s budget. Based on this year’s budget projections, that would amount of $60m in cuts and … Continue reading

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This week’s hurricane

Random thoughts on Hurricane #Gonzalo: As has been stated everywhere, Tropical Storm Fay was a blessing in disguise because it cleared so much heavy vegetation out before onslaught of Gonzalo, and made people more nervous about Gonzalo than they might have … Continue reading

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Comeau explains why PRCs are entitled to status and why attempts to block it are doomed to fail

Kevin Comeau has produced an exceptionally clear explanation of the PRC-Status issue here. Basically, it upends the Progressive Labour Party’s position that grants of status can be 1) frozen and 2) rejected by amending the law retroactively. It’s a shame that the … Continue reading

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Turning around the economy

As he promised, former Bermuda resident Kevin Comeau has written a second part to his series on the causes of the Bermuda recession and why international companies have left or reduced jobs here. He says that, in one of those … Continue reading

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The cause of the Bermuda recession

Former Bermuda resident Kevin Comeau has a good piece here on “the cause of Bermuda’s economic collapse” which makes a strong case for the fact that the loss of jobs in international business was the main contributing factor. On the face … Continue reading

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Murder on the roads

There have been two more road deaths this weekend, bringing the number this year to eight, or  more than one a month. Jeremy Deacon at Bermuda Blue  raised this issue earlier this month, pointing out that if there had been six … Continue reading

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Jetgate statement released

Bernews has a report on that other story doing the rounds.

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Wilful misunderstanding

There’s good insight, as usual, from John Barritt today. As a strong proponent of parliamentary democracy, he expresses restrained regret that the Governor did not see fit to take up the House of Assembly’s recommendation for a Commission of Inquiry, … Continue reading

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