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Uighurs are only four of 9,932 non-Bermudian workers

Posted by on Nov 7, 2010 in Opinion | 2 comments

Uighurs are only four of 9,932 non-Bermudian workers

By LaVerne Furbert, The Workers Voice IN my opinion those Bermudians, including the “Shadow Minister for Everything” are way off-base when they complain that the Government is doing nothing to help Bermudians find employment. I feel it is incumbent on me to set the record straight for those many Bermudians, and some non-Bermudians, regarding the Uighurs. We’ve heard Bermudians, and some non-Bermudians talking non-stop on talk radio about the Uighurs, complaining that these four men are taking jobs from Bermudians. The fact of the matter is that according to the 2009 Employment Survey...

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All that drama over the young black male

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010 in Opinion | 0 comments

All that drama over the young black male

By Kristin White – Member of the Bermuda Democratic Alliance Our young black men are killing each other – 11 murders in 18 months. Our young black men are dropping out of school – 50% of them do not graduate from public school. Our young men are not gaining the life skills they need to be successful – a survey in 2007 showed that 64% of the young males tested achieved scores that were below the adequate level to fully function in a knowledge-based society. Yes, we know it’s happening, but we want to know why. Why are we losing our men? The Government has spent time and money on...

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Bermudian of the Decade: Ewart F. Brown

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Editor's Choice, Opinion | 1 comment

Bermudian of the Decade: Ewart F. Brown

WHETHER it be Fast Ferries, GPS, better relations with the U.S., or even electronic vehicle tracking at T.C.D…. the achievements of Ewart Brown are hard to ignore. A Member of Parliament for the Progressive Labour Party since 1993, he was part of a new wave of candidates who helped the party attain power for the first time in 1998 – ending 30 years of white minority rule by the United Bermuda Party. Come the end of this month, he is to retire from politics. Since his election as Premier in 2006, he has been steeped in controversy. Fearful whites, who have clung on to the ‘old...

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‘Not my son’ — rude children and their parental enablers

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Opinion | 1 comment

‘Not my son’ — rude children and their parental enablers

By Shay Dawn Burgess THE purpose of this article is to take a look at how a mother spoiled her child only to have the young man be insolent and rude to his parents as he grew up. The son believes the parents should take care of all his needs and wants all the time. We are all aware of the many environmental factors that have had an impact on rearing a child in the 21st century. Therefore this piece is not to criticize anyone in particular. This commentary will merely explore a way a mother raised her son. Mrs. Smith agreed to sit down for this interview to scrutinize where she may have...

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Kellan Lewis’ ‘story’ to Mirrors Program, a sickening document

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Opinion | 13 comments

Kellan Lewis’ ‘story’ to Mirrors Program, a sickening document

By Elin Simmons-Francis YESTERDAY’S front-page Royal Gazette articles about Kellan Lewis, 18, and his supposed life-changing moment while in Government’s Mirrors Programme, must be condemned. Not only should The Royal Gazette NOT have published the articles on its front page, but officials at the Mirrors Programme ought to take a hard look as to who it accepts into its wings. A Supreme Court Jury this year found Lewis GUILTY of causing death by manslaughter to rising star Kellon Hill, 18, during a back-to-school party at Elbow Beach on August 9, 2008. Mr. Hill was hours away...

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Men who molest their family members: Bermuda’s dirty little secret

Posted by on Sep 27, 2010 in Local News & Alerts, Opinion | 2 comments

Men who molest their family members: Bermuda’s dirty little secret

In Bermuda, there are many subjects that families just prefer not to talk about. Perhaps chief among them is inappropriate sexual relations between men and their young relatives, a form of incest, writes  Shay Dawn Burgess. INCEST is a six-letter word which most people know the definition of, and open discussion of this subject is clearly forbidden. For the record, according to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, Incest refers to any sexual activity between closely related persons (often within the immediate family). According to some studies, the most frequently reported type of incest...

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