Charles Richardson: I Know Why I Am Going To Vote For the PLP

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In 1994 my entire life changed. I was sent to prison for 15 years for a committing a crime. I wasn't innocent, and my punishment was deserved. Going to prison ended up changing my life in many ways, both internally as a person and extrinsically in terms of what I was now qualified to do with my life... Read more

Rev Dr Maria Seaman: Two Bermudas?

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A question that has been raging to be addressed in social media is: "Are there really two Bermudas?" So let me take a look at this issue and provide my own opinion and commentary on the topic at hand. Now, as far as geographically and ideologically, there is only one Bermuda. However, let's be re... Read more

Bermuda Union of Teachers Sends Open Letter to Premier Dunkley & Asks Is The Crisis Over?

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The following open letter to Premier Michael Dunkley, dated June 27th, 2017 was sent by Bermuda Union of Teachers General Secretary Mike Charles and copied to Bermuda Real this evening, the day after the end of the 35th America's Cup: Congratulations Mr Premier! You made it happen... When o... Read more

A Fresh Wind is Needed by Anglican Bishop of Bermuda the Right Revd. Nicholas Dill

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Even as we wonder at the power of the wind to drive the Sea Venture onto our shores in 1609 and in our day, the visiting Tall Ships and the AC 35 boats to multiples of the wind speed, so Bermuda needs a new wind to blow upon us - soften our hearts, break down divisions, and send us out once more, un... Read more

Time For a Volcanic Eruption in Education by Dr Muriel Wade-Smith, PhD

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Greetings Fellow Bermudians: "The stone which, the builders rejected has become the head stone of the corner." Psalm 118:25 These were the words that floated around my ears sometime after April 1st, 1978. I was walking on Elm Street in Oxford, Ohio. I was on my way to work in the Reading Clini... Read more

Education Board Chairman Urged to Take The Politics Out of Bermuda’s Public School System

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The following letter was submitted to the Chairman of the Board of Education, Curtis Dickinson, by Dr Muriel Wade-Smith and forwarded to Bermuda Real for publication. As a contributing opinion columnist, she asked: Do you know how many of our Black children we have lost since 1988 because of the lac... Read more

Self Value By Dr Maria Seaman

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When there is a valuable “commodity”, there are two resounding aspects of how that “commodity” will be treated. 1. There will be those who see the beauty and benefit of the duplication of that “commodity”. 2. There are those who will see the beauty and benefit of the “commodity... Read more

Gun Crime: When Will Bermuda Deal With the Core Issues?

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A little more than a year-and-a-half ago, a reporter asked me and other political and community leaders whether the abatement, or lull, in gun violence in Bermuda then signalled that horrific trend had come to its long overdue end. I essentially said no. Realizing then that one season does not a ... Read more

Sharon Wilson: The Problem With Words

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I was packing away some winter clothing, I’ve been so slow about it, I figured I needed to hurry before it was winter all over again. Anyway, I was listening to an audio book when I heard a woman say to someone in the story: “You need to take responsibility for your life.” I smiled when I h... Read more

My Tribute To Muhammad Ali, By Rolfe Commissiong

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“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I am not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another ... Read more