Posts made in April, 2010

“Forum for change attracts mostly whites” Opinion by LaVerne Furbert

Posted by on Apr 18, 2010 in Opinion | 0 comments

“Forum for change attracts mostly whites” Opinion by LaVerne Furbert

IN MY OPINION, no one should have been surprised when only a few blacks showed up at Stuart Hayward’s “Forum for Change” on Friday, March 26, 2010. Although Mr. Hayward had the gall to accuse me of discouraging blacks from attending. The fact of the matter is that most blacks in Bermuda, except for Rodney Smith and Lee Tucker and others who attended the “Forum for Change” know that Mr. Hayward and those of his ilk are about dividing and conquering. Before I go any further, let me set the record straight for Mr. Hayward and those who think like him. At no time did I “urge...

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Bermuda’s Children Are More Prepared for Football Than Church, by Rev. Dr. Maria Seaman

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Opinion | 0 comments

Bermuda’s Children Are More Prepared for Football Than Church, by Rev. Dr. Maria Seaman

Good Friday and Easter. What a wonderful combination of holy days for the Christian community, which culminates with the celebration of when our Saviour and Lord rose from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus majestically coats the horror of how He was mishandled and purposely harmed while on the road to Calvary and then on the cross on Golgotha’s Hill. Photo of Dr. Seaman courtesy the Bermuda Sun How interesting to call that Friday, Good Friday. If you focused on the crime that they committed and how they handled Jesus; if you focused on the death-desire they had for Jesus, you...

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Gun violence: Silent communities should be ashamed of themselves

Posted by on Apr 11, 2010 in Opinion | 0 comments

Gun violence: Silent communities should be ashamed of themselves

PREMIER Dr. Ewart Brown was right to suggest at last week’s emergency Cabinet press conference that the communities affected by the ongoing gang shootings must eventually wake up and do something themselves. For far too long has the island’s predominantly black population (and yes, I am black too), sat back in silence, whispered, and gossiped over violence which has terrorized our communities, instead of speaking out, taking a real stand and saying “enough is enough”. The standard procedure of blaming the Government and the Police in the aftermath of violence and a...

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