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Commentary: Rally round the West Indies

May 17, 2016
Commentary: Rally round the West Indies “This victory is solely dedicated to the Caribbean people, the fans all over the world. We are a praying team and we never stop praying.” Such were the words of West Indies T20 men’s cricket team captain, Mr Darren Sammy, upon winning the World T20 cricket final against England.

Bermuda hotel opens most dramatic lobby in the region

April 27, 2016
Bermuda hotel opens most dramatic lobby in the region PAGET, Bermuda -- Coco Reef Bermuda last week announced the reopening of its hotel lobby, the most dramatic in the region. The first few steps taken into a hotel represent the opening sequence of a vacation, or maybe a love affair or even a crucial meeting. First impressions always...

Commentary: OBA immigration track record - Part 2

April 19, 2016
Commentary: OBA immigration track record - Part 2 Ladies and gentlemen, today we continue to look at a timeline of the OBA’s immigration moves over the last 18 months. October 1, 2014 – Minister Fahy proposed a new Work Permit Policy that included the highly controversial Bermuda Employment Visa (BEV), which would allow qualifying...

Commentary: The View from Europe: The Panama connection

April 9, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: The Panama connection A few days ago the leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called on the British prime minister to consider taking direct control of Britain’s Caribbean overseas territories. His remarks – not without irony as, of all of the members of the British Parliament, he is among those...

Call for direct rule of British overseas territories 'absurd', says Cayman Islands minister

April 8, 2016
Call for direct rule of British overseas territories 'absurd', says Cayman Islands minister GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Cayman’s financial services minister has dismissed as absurd the suggestion by the UK leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, that the British government should consider imposing direct rule on its overseas territories and dependencies...

Commentary: OBA immigration track record

April 5, 2016
Commentary: OBA immigration track record Ladies and gentlemen, in the following text we will lay out a track record of the UBP/OBA actions regarding immigration in the island of Bermuda. In the lead up to the 2007 election, the UBP headed up by then opposition leader Michael Dunkley pledged to grant status to all PRC holders.

Phaedo3 to set the pace for Antigua-Bermuda Race 2017

March 22, 2016
Phaedo3 to set the pace for Antigua-Bermuda Race 2017 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 will be attempting a record run from Antigua to Bermuda this April with a view to joining the Antigua Bermuda Race next year. Phaedo3 has set multiple world records over the past 12 months, including the Antigua to Newport...

Bermuda hedge funds on fast track as costs increase in Cayman

March 18, 2016
Bermuda hedge funds on fast track as costs increase in Cayman GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Bermuda’s new low-cost, fast track regime for hedge funds is gaining traction, while frustration builds over the growing cost and regulation associated with a Cayman launch. Although the numbers involved are quite modest, industry insiders...

Protesters close down Bermuda House of Assembly

March 16, 2016
Protesters close down Bermuda House of Assembly HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermuda’s House of Assembly was closed down on Monday after legislators were locked out by protesters who formed a cordon around the building in a continuing protest against the government’s proposed immigration legislation. The legislation, known as the Pathways...

Commentary: We shall not be moved

March 15, 2016
Commentary: We shall not be moved On Friday, March 4, 2016, hundreds of Bermudians from a cross-section of our community answered the call to create a “Sea of Black” on the grounds of the House of Assembly to show their support for bi-partisan comprehensive immigration reform. For two hours they stood in the cold...

Undercover investigation reveals role of British overseas territories in moving suspect money

February 13, 2016
Undercover investigation reveals role of British overseas territories in moving suspect money NEW YORK, USA -- A new investigation from advocacy group Global Witness, shown recently on CBS’ 60 Minutes, showed the role that British overseas territories can play in facilitating the movement of suspect funds into the US.  Wearing a hidden camera, a Global Witness investigator...

Commentary: A canvassing we will go

January 20, 2016
Commentary: A canvassing we will go During the course of the last month we have spent countless hours and days out on the canvassing trail knocking on doors and speaking with Bermudians about their opinions and concerns. As each canvassing session passes, the list of colourful interactions grows. Some stories are heartbreaking.

Commentary: A plan that includes everyone in Bermuda is needed now more than ever

January 6, 2016
Commentary: A plan that includes everyone in Bermuda is needed now more than ever The past several weeks I’ve spent on the doorsteps of Bermudian residents of Devonshire Parish has not only been insightful, but rewarding and enlightening. This is a community of hard working people, who, like myself, want to see our island thrive. Residents have spoken to me about playgrounds...

Antigua-Bermuda Race announced

December 18, 2015
Antigua-Bermuda Race announced HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the inaugural Antigua-Bermuda Race will commence after the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week in early May 2017. The Antigua-Bermuda Race is designed to offer...

British overseas territories take small step towards transparency

December 4, 2015
British overseas territories take small step towards transparency LONDON, England -- On Thursday, the UK’s Overseas Territories announced that they would put information on the people who ultimately own and control companies – so-called beneficial owners – in centralised registries ‘or similarly effective systems’, representing a small step towards...

Commentary: Real Bermudian concerns

November 19, 2015
Commentary: Real Bermudian concerns Recently, One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) MP Sylvan Richards made this statement in both Bermudian and International media. “Someone said that TV coverage of Sunday’s sailing event had an audience of 50 million people worldwide. There’s no guarantee all those people are going to find Bermuda...

Commentary: An attractive return on Bermuda's investment

October 29, 2015
Commentary: An attractive return on Bermuda's investment Now that the Bermuda leg of the Louis Vuitton World Series America's Cup race weekend is in the books I can safely say that many Bermudians, some of whom may have initially questioned why this event would be good for Bermuda, now get it. Last weekend I saw thousands of locals and tourists...

Commentary: Caribbean airports

October 28, 2015
Commentary: Caribbean airports Recently the Bermuda government announced that they were signing a deal to have a new airport terminal built. On the surface this sounds great. But when we dig under the surface the numbers are not quite adding up. We are supposedly going to give up 30 years of revenue to a Canadian corporation.

Commentary: Dear Digicel

October 22, 2015
Commentary: Dear Digicel Like thousands of other Caribbean residents, my family has been faithful customers of yours since 2001. We have watched your growth in 25 Caribbean markets with a sense of relief and pride of seeing you bring innovation and lower prices to the people of these islands. We have taken out prepaid plans...

British MP calls for representation at Westminster for overseas territories

October 9, 2015
British MP calls for representation at Westminster for overseas territories LONDON, England (CNS) -- The Conservative MP for Romford in the UK parliament has suggested there should be representation in Westminster for Britain’s overseas territories. Andrew Rosindell, who chairs the Parliamentary British Overseas Territories Committee, said that...

Bermuda cleans up after Joaquin

October 6, 2015
Bermuda cleans up after Joaquin HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Residents of Bermuda cleaned up on Monday after Hurricane Joaquin brought heavy rain and high winds to the British territory in a near miss on Sunday. All flights to the island's L.F. Wade International Airport were cancelled on Sunday and ferry service was closed due to rough seas.

Bermuda prepares for Hurricane Joaquin

October 5, 2015
Bermuda prepares for Hurricane Joaquin MIAMI, USA -- Bermuda was under a hurricane warning on Sunday as the wind and surf picked up as Hurricane Joaquin approached the island and residents boarded up homes and businesses in preparation for the Category 2 storm, which was expected to pass at its closest point some 70 miles...

Hurricane Joaquin continues to pound central Bahamas

October 3, 2015
Hurricane Joaquin continues to pound central Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Although Hurricane Joaquin weakened slightly as the eye passed near San Salvador island, hurricane conditions were forecast to continue over the central Bahamas for several more hours on Friday night. Joaquin unleashed its fury over the Southern and Central Bahamas late Thursday night.

Commentary: Introducing Brother Jason Hayward, Bermuda Public Services Union president

September 21, 2015
Commentary: Introducing Brother Jason Hayward, Bermuda Public Services Union president In 2014 a young man emerged as the president of the Bermuda Public Services Union (BPSU). Baby faced in nature and gentile in speech, he emerged as one of “Generation Next” of the labour movement in Bermuda. Exuding principles of “Measure twice, cut once”, he is long in calculated thought...

Ground-breaking new book released on Bermuda's deadly 1977 race riots

September 17, 2015
Ground-breaking new book released on Bermuda's deadly 1977 race riots HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Ten Ten Publications and former Bermuda police commissioner and now author, Jonathan D Smith have released “Island Flames”, a new book about the political murders, executions and Bermuda’s chronic race problems that resulted in the 1977 riots. The 1970s were the...

Tropical Storm Henri forms close to Bermuda

September 11, 2015
Tropical Storm Henri forms close to Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Henri, the eighth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed close to Bermuda and, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday was about 260 miles (420 km) east-northeast of the island, moving north at 15 mph.

Commentary: Welcome to Baychester, the Caribbean Bronx

September 8, 2015
Commentary: Welcome to Baychester, the Caribbean Bronx With a large proportion of New York City residents of Caribbean heritage it is none too surprising to find that entire neighbourhoods and or regions of this modern day Gotham are essentially the West Indies transported to the north. In the Caribbean we are a society of beings that grow up with familiar...

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