The High Cost of Freedom and Liberty – Part 1

Opinion   |   

“Freedom and liberty!” It sounds so free and liberating. Yet, it is how you manage your freedom and liberty that will determine whether your future is a better or more challenging one. I am picturing the prisoner who has been behind bars for two decades. When he is released, he tastes freedom... Read more

Why Do They Fear Ghosts – A Look At Pathways To Status

Opinion   |   

The recent revelations by HM Loyal Opposition, the Progressive Labour Party, as to its long relationships with the dual Boogeymen of Immigration and Transparency has, in this writer’s opinion, taken on new and darker omens. Prior to 1998 the PLP had the best of both world’s, all opinion and n... Read more

Dr Muriel Wade-Smith: Dismantle Ministry of Education

Opinion   |   

Bermudians, we must dismantle the Ministry of Education! Why? The foundation of the system is “racist”. In 1952, in an unpublished dissertation entitled, “History of Education in Bermuda”, the late Dr. Kenneth Robinson, a Harvard graduate, stated, “From the outset the system has been... Read more

Dale Butler: “Apprenticeship, Stewardship & Leadership.”

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In 1969, just a year from graduating from The Berkeley Institute and a year before the famous Sports Day boycott for “Black Studies”, I joined the Progressive Labour Party that was filled with Founding Fathers like Wilfred Allen and Peter Smith. Some would say it was inevitable, because my ho... Read more

Wendell Hollis: Bermuda’s Role In America’s Cup History

Opinion   |   

I accept that high-speed America’s Cup sailing is not something currently well known to the majority of Bermudians. I was glued to my TV throughout the entire race series for the 34th America’s Cup, but then I was brought up on the America’s Cup. The Hollis family built fast ocean crossing ... Read more

Contradictory Cricket Laws, Rules & Regulations

Opinion   |   

Whenever this happens, we will hear shouts from the spectators like: “It’s not in the spirit of cricket it’s supposed a gentlemen’s game or it’s not fair play”. It happens when the bowler runs out the nonstriking batsman for being outside of the popping crease, leaves his crease, advanci... Read more

Letter To Editor: Ideal Nominee For National Hero

Opinion   |   

Dear Ceola: I am writing to BermudaReal.com to engage the populace and to remind them that Friday, February 13, 2015 is the deadline to submit nominations for Bermuda’s prestigious National Heroes. As a child, I was one of many who was honoured to be taken in by the founder of the Sunshine L... Read more

Letter To Editor: View On DPP “Debacle”

Opinion   |   

Dear Sir/Madam, I wish to offer a view on the current debacle concerning the reappointment of the incumbent non-Bermudian Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) over a learned, qualified and expert Bermudian prosecutor. I wish to state quite emphatically that the issue, the fault if you will, l... Read more

Letter To Editor: Real Random Acts of Kindness

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I am compelled to write this letter of acknowledgement and appreciation to staff employed by the Corporation of St George’s. Mr Shannon Outerbridge and two of his work colleagues are to be commended, as they stopped their very busy Town Square New Year’s Eve preparations to assist me in getti... Read more

America’s Cup – ‘Great White Hope’ Or ‘So Much More?’

Opinion   |   

On December 2nd the official announcement that Bermuda was going to be home to the 35th America’s Cup (AC35) was made, although the marriage had long before been consummated. And after reading and listening to some of the platitudes tossed out, “If there was ever a time for national pride it is ... Read more