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Editorial: Bermuda Sun hypocrisy

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Opinion | 4 comments

Editorial: Bermuda Sun hypocrisy

By Elin Simmons-Francis THE  Royal Gazette and the Bermuda Sun have today carried two news stories from Magistrates’ Court in which a local media outlet was hit with fines for identifying defendants accused of sexual crimes in two separate incidents.   The Royal Gazette’s story, which is published online, is more fair and straightforward. However, the same cannot be said about the Bermuda Sun’s online article. Sun reporter Mikaela Ian Pearman outright fails to mention how the Sun allegedly breached the same law the other media outlet admitted to, and how the Sun recently...

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End of an Era: Caribbean reacts to loss of BBC Caribbean news service

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 in Opinion | 0 comments

End of an Era: Caribbean reacts to loss of BBC Caribbean news service

Broadcasting since 1939, the BBC Caribbean (news) Service will stop transmitting to radio listeners in Bermuda and the Caribbean on March 25. Budget cuts by the overall BBC World Service is to blame for this, resulting in a loss of 600 jobs. Here, the Editor of the Searchlight Newspaper in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, speaks to the loss of this vital service: The Caribbean has had more long-lasting relations with Britain than any other country. These relations have not always been beneficial to the region, but the reality is that for four centuries, our fortunes, or misfortunes, have been...

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LISTEN to AUDIO: Premier Cox defends record to BBC Caribbean report

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

LISTEN to AUDIO: Premier Cox defends record to BBC Caribbean report

Describing herself and former Premier Ewart Brown like “chalk and cheese”, Premier Paula Cox went head-to-head with BBC’s Caribbean Report, yesterday. CLICK HERE TO PLAY AUDIO>> The BBC presenter in London confronted Ms Cox on her spending record as Finance Minister for the past four years… asking her if she feels able to make any fiscal changes since she was at the helm. Asked how she plans to trim the budget, the Premier suggested Government would not re-fill voids in its employment ranks when people retire, as one...

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Cassette tape format soon a thing of the past | Technology

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Editor's Choice | 0 comments

Cassette tape format soon a thing of the past | Technology

Some 40 years after global cassette production began in earnest, sales are in terminal decline. From its creation in the 1960s through to its peak of popularity in the 1980s, the cassette has been a part of music culture for 40 years. Today, music stores in Bermuda do not sell cassette tapes, with the exception of Music Box on Reid Street. But worldwide industry experts believe it does not have long left, at least in the West. The cassette may have hissed, been prone to wow and flutter, and often ended its life chewed in a tape deck, but it ruled for four decades before MP3s and...

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