Shut that Gate!

New MPs have hardly had time to warm their backbench seats and already the mud-slinging has started. As I have mentioned before here, it is all too often the politics of the playground. And, if there is evidence, produce it. We haven’t had a ‘…gate’ for a while, so let’s call this FourSeasonsGate, or maybe... Continue Reading →

Guts and vision?

Do you remember all those years ago, when the Pew Institute brought us the idea of the Bermuda Blue Halo? What was it? It was basically a giant marine reserve reaching out to the limit of the Island's Exclusive Economic Zone. It was greeted by huge waves of skepticism and not a little anger. “Who... Continue Reading →

A rant

Do you consider yourself to be a considerate, courteous and polite person? If yes, why, if not, why? Why do I ask? This morning, two people, one in a car and one on a bike, failed to give way at a roundabout forcing me to slam on the brakes. They had zero consideration for me... Continue Reading →

Could this work in Bermuda?

A friend posted this story on his Facebook page about alternative and unusual punishments meted out by a judge in the US. It's 'eye for an eye' justice and what a great idea. It seems the repeat offending rate is also astonishingly low. Here's a few ideas: Make DUIs clean up in ER on a... Continue Reading →

Taking bets on the election timing, updated

While the Island is preoccupied with the small matter of the America's Cup, not to mention the Tall Ships, there is another important issue that will soon need addressing. When will the next General Election be called? Originally I had placed my bets on September. The feel good factor from the AC would still be... Continue Reading →

An explanation

I’m glad that the Gaming Commission has made a statement today regarding the hiring of former Education Minster Wayne Scott. It helps  to clarify the situation and is repeated here in full. For reference, this was the original story where mention of the involvement of Cabinet ministers was mentioned. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2017 ‘SETTING THE... Continue Reading →

Keep the pressure on

When I wrote my post on the Commission of Inquiry report, it was to highlight the work that still needed to be done to improve oversight of and within Government. Later the Premier said a committee would be formed to look at the Commission's report. A step in the right direction, but still death by... Continue Reading →

How long must it take?

Can someone please explain why there is such a delay in introducing measures in Bermuda that exist in countless other countries? A story was published in the RG today from an interview with Transport Minister Michael Fahy. Part of it said: Meanwhile, he confirmed that the introduction of handheld breathalysers for officers was being looked at... Continue Reading →

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