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 →

Did the Commission grant an exemption?

The appointment of former Education Minister Wayne Scott as CTO for the Gaming Commission, raised some questions in the light of the row over two former OBA MPs  and their involvement in the gaming industry. That row stemmed from the passage of the Casino Gaming Amendment Act, in particular one specific clause and its impact... Continue Reading →

Should Bob be called Philip?

Philip Hammond, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been forced to make a humiliating about turn on plans to introduce national insurance charges for small business. Here in Bermuda, while our Finance Minister Bob Richards, has so far not made any climbdowns, but he is facing his own problems. The latest is a  delay in the implementation... Continue Reading →

Time for secret ballots?

“The membership is not going back to work until those two matters are resolved.” So says Chris Furbert, the leader of the BIU who carries on to say that unless his demands are met, the America's Cup will be in jeopardy. I started with the quote because although Mr Furbert talks of the membership -... Continue Reading →

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