· June, 2008

Stories about Bermuda from June, 2008

Bermuda: Statistical massage

  30 June 2008

Bermuda blogger Vexed Bermoothes comments on the government's announcement that it will now release tourism statistics quarterly, instead of monthly. In his view, it's a situation “ripe for abuse.”

Bermuda: Hide and Seek

  18 June 2008

As the list of watchdog organisations speaking out against the Bermudian government's clampdown on a local newspaper continues to grow, Vexed Bermoothes asks: “What is there to hide?”

Cuba, Bermuda: Critiquing Che

  13 June 2008

Cuban blogger Babalu visits Argentina, where, “conspicuous in its absence was the che propaganda I fully expected to be bombarded with”, while A Radical in Bermuda says: “Che Guevara, like all revolutionaries, indeed all people, had both his strong and his weak points.”

Bermuda: Good Governance

  12 June 2008

“It’s shocking to know that, not only are major decisions being made in Cabinet without public consultation or debate, but some Ministers are even defying the agreed decisions of Cabinet!”: Vexed Bermoothes is concerned about proper governance in Bermuda.

Bermuda: Cruise Control

  10 June 2008

Bermudian bloggers are up in arms about the government's changes to cruise ship policy, which they are suggesting will be the final nail in the coffin of the island's tourism and entertainment industry: Politics.bm calls the move “the soft launch of gambling to Bermuda”, while Vexed Bermoothes says: “Most governments...

Bermuda: Ban Reversed

  6 June 2008

Bermudian bloggers are abuzz about the Speaker of the House reversing his ban on questions to Ministers from an old Parliament. Vexed Bermoothes: “In doing so he lays bare the tampering being undertaken in Bermuda’s institutions to avoid transparency and accountability in our Government”; A Radical In Bermuda: “We have...

Barbados, Bermuda, U.S.A.: What Now?

  5 June 2008

“Now that Obama has the nomination…comes for me the real test. If Obama becomes president he will be plunged into real politics and the needs of national and international balance”: Living in Barbados wonders what happens next, while Bermuda's Breezeblog is feeling “hopeful about American politics for a change.”

Bermuda: Cry for Justice

  4 June 2008

Breezeblog calls for justice in the murder of a 14-year-old Bermudian student: “I can’t even begin to think about what sort of person decides to rob such a young girl of her life.”

Bermuda: Image Matters

  3 June 2008

The Bermudian blogosphere has been talking this week about the decision by the island's Premier to hire a Public Relations firm to tweak Bermuda‘s international image, which has been recently sullied by everything from the ruling party's attacks on the free press to the lack of transparency with electoral reform...