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2015 should be a better year for Bermuda

There’s a definite mood of optimism in Bermuda as 2015 opens. Jonathan Kent of The Royal Gazette gives five reasons why in this lookahead.

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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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Worst idea ever

The idea of introducing price controls frequently comes up – especially in times of rising prices or economic hard times. So it’s been no surprise to hear them in Bermuda recently. But it’s disappointing that the idea is being pushed … Continue reading

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More signs of recovery

The Gazette has a story today saying the Bermuda Omnibus Survey’s consumer confidence rating is on the rise – another sign the Bermuda economic recovery is taking hold. The importance of confidence cannot be overstated. When people have confidence, they … Continue reading

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Ministerial discretion: Handle with care

There’s a lot to write about recently, and Indy has been tied up with day to day stuff like earning a living. Two political events have been begging for comment though. The first is the Total Marketing poll published by … Continue reading

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Cap G’s raspberry

I’m thinking the story about Capital G making five more staff redundant will have made Bermuda Finance Minister Bob Richards’ blood pressure go up a little more today. Richards has privately and publicly urged the banks not to lay off … Continue reading

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Hamilton’s future?

Director of Planning Aideen Ratteray Pryse has some good insights into the future of Hamilton here and how it can follow the example of (don’t laugh, this is valid) Detroit, which is seeing a flood of start-ups begun by young people. One … Continue reading

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