· July, 2008

Stories about Bermuda from July, 2008

Bermuda: Party Over People?

  30 July 2008

A Bermudian government senator declares his unequivocal support for the party's leader, causing Politics.bm to exclaim: “I could never say that my loyalty to any organisation, whether political or not, was ‘undividable and not partial’. That makes you subservient to someone else's agenda.”

Bermuda: Business or Pleasure?

  28 July 2008

The latest statistics from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation prompt 21 Square to ask how much of Bermuda's tourist market “is actually…reliant upon business travelers”, while Vexed Bermoothes adds that the sagging tourism sector is causing an even greater salary gap between hospitality employees and international business workers.

Bermuda: Tourism Outsourced

  11 July 2008

News that the Bermuda Department of Tourism is retrenching workers at its New York office, and outsourcing to an unnamed US sales company, leaves Vexed Bermoothes asking a lot of questions.

Bermuda: Funding Dilemna

  10 July 2008

Vexed Bermoothes is sceptical about his government's decision to subsidise the University of the West Indies. He says it “would make far more sense to simply boost the scholarship funds available to Bermudian students by the same sum.”

Bermuda: Hate Crime

  7 July 2008

Vexed Bermoothes applauds a Bermudan judge's ruling that recognised an attack on a gay man as a hate crime, “even though the law provides no protection for sexual orientation.”