It really bugs me when people - presumably thinking that they are doing the right thing - leave their trash in your trash area. Invariably it is not bagged up so you have the task of picking it all up and disposing of it properly. It's not a pleasant task. It's happened to me on... Continue Reading →
Long time, no see
It's good to be back. After two years helping the OBA with its PR, and a general election, it was time for me to move on and let the Party have a new face with new ideas. So, now that I have a little more time on my hands, I thought I would restart this... Continue Reading →
Jeff’s departure must be a blow for the OBA
Other than the well-trodden line of wanting to spend more time with his children/family, we don’t know if there are more reasons behind Jeff Baron’s very sudden and unexpected resignation as an MP and withdrawal from politics altogether. He was widely popular – though he had one too many photo ops in my opinion –... Continue Reading →
Why can’t Bermuda do this?
So The Bahamas has decided it is going to ban a range of single use plastic products from 2020. The article says: The Minister explained that the Ministry of Environment has been working on formulating and pushing regulations with Parliament that address plastic use in the country and agreed that through laws and swift action,... Continue Reading →
The end of the beginning?
On Friday, MPs will return to the House of Assembly. When they finish for the summer break, it will be the end of the Parliamentary year and legislators should have passed a law allowing the introduction of roadside sobriety tests. At least that is the pledge. If it happens I will be among the first... Continue Reading →
Is it time to call time on representative democracy?
In theory at least, the people we chose to represent our interests as MPs were deemed to be wiser, worldlier and more knowledgeable than the rest of us and were thus better equipped to deal with important issues. We put our trust in them and every four or five years if we thought they had... Continue Reading →
Look what washed up!
After writing about the insidious plastic problem last week, when I found myself on the beach at Fort St. Catherine, I decided to take some pictures of the plastic washed ashore. I walked no more than 50 yards from the base of the walls of the Fort – see for yourself in these pictures what... Continue Reading →
The insidious plastic problem
While those behind the current road safety campaign, the RG and Piece of the Rock, are to be congratulated there is another insidious problem that is not really been talked about, let alone addressed. The figures in this story should shock any right-thinking man, woman or child – unfortunately they won’t. Bermuda’s overall mentality is... Continue Reading →
Priorities: Christmas trees or road safety?
The Royal Gazette and Piece of the Rock are to be congratulated for starting the Drive for Change campaign and one can only hope that the public pressure it, hopefully, generates will succeed in pushing Government to fulfill promises it has made - and to take further action to stem the numbers of deaths and... Continue Reading →
When will #murderonourroads be a priority? Updated
Update: I have just concluded an interview with Premier David Burt where I asked him about his pledge to introduce breathalysers this year. The Premier said he was referring to this Parliamentary year - so well will sit, wait and see. ........................................................................................................................................ As I walked to work this morning I was stopped by a PLP... Continue Reading →