· May, 2008

Stories about Bermuda from May, 2008

Bermuda: Freedom or Manipulation?

  29 May 2008

Bermudian bloggers are incensed about the Premier's statement that making certain information public is “akin to asking a neural surgeon to come out of the operating room in the middle of an operation to answer about costs and procedures”: IMHO.bm: “This is not progressive, this is regressive”; Vexed Bermoothes: “The...

Bermuda: Debate Shut-Down

  26 May 2008

As the Bermudian Premier shuts down a Parliamentary debate because of accusations of dishonesty by the Opposition, Vexed Bermoothes says: “By shouting down every question or request for accountability as an accusation of racism or unfairness, the PLP is proving just how immature Bermuda’s democracy is.”

Cuba, Bermuda: Who Was Che?

  23 May 2008

A Radical in Bermuda shares his views on who he thinks Che Guevara was, while Child of the Revolution warns that the director and stars of the new feature film Che “have been happily providing plenty of colourful quotes to the media, along with their own versions of the Che...

Bermuda: Free Press

  22 May 2008

Vexed Bermoothes says that the ruling party's attacks on the free press are attracting international attention: “The fact is, that despite paying years of lip service to freedom of information, the Bermuda Government is doing little to implement it. Moreover, the PLP is using the offices of Government to punish...

Bermuda: A Taxing Situation

  21 May 2008

Vexed Bermoothes says that one of the defining features of democracy is the incentive of taxpayers to turn out a government that does not perform: “And herein lies a major challenge for Bermuda: our largest taxpayers cannot vote. You see, our Government is propped up by the massive taxes and...

Bermuda: Due Process

  15 May 2008

Blogging from Bermuda, Vexed Bermoothes says that the fact “that changes to the Parliamentary Election Act could be proposed without structured involvement of all political parties, and then be provided solely to the political incumbent…risks attracting accusations of favoritism”, while Politics.bm adds: “When the public and other political organisations are...

Bermuda: Media Spend

  13 May 2008

As the electronic media pool in Bermuda gets smaller, Politics.bm says: “I think it's safe to say that the most visited electronic medium for locals is The Royal Gazette‘s website. I'm yet to see any Government ads there, which…reinforces what everyone knows but Government can't admit: it's about shutting down...

Bermuda: All Exclusive?

  12 May 2008

“Bermuda’s Parliament is run like it’s a secretive masonic lodge for the politicians, rather than the place they work to represent the people”: Vexed Bermoothes thinks that the voters are being shut out.

Bermuda: Free Speech

  7 May 2008

As The Association of Caribbean Media Workers publishes its annual “overview of major developments affecting the practice of journalism and freedom of expression in the Caribbean”, Vexed Bermoothes says: “Support for freedom of speech is like being pregnant. You is or you ain’t.”

Bermuda: Sustainable Development

  7 May 2008

As Bermuda is caught between high oil prices and rising food costs, 21 Square says: “Once we've opened our eyes, we can begin striving towards true sustainability.”

Bermuda: Public Spaces

  6 May 2008

Vexed Bermoothes says: “With the urbanisation of Bermuda, we need more public spaces for children to play and people to exercise and build community.”