· November, 2008

Stories about Bermuda from November, 2008

Caribbean: Watching Mumbai

  28 November 2008

From the other side of the world, Caribbean bloggers monitor the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and react with anxiety and consternation.

Bermuda: New Political Era?

  27 November 2008

Bermuda's Crushing Fools says that “most small island politicians behave as if it is their inalienable rights to be in charge of the people's political affairs” and envisions a new era “when politicians will have to come up with sound plans and programs and a character to match before the...

Bermuda: Waiting for Transparency

  26 November 2008

Vexed Bermoothes says: “Bermuda has been waiting for the promised freedom of information bill for a long time. The whole process behind Government’s efforts have been pretty stretched out and secretive – which goes against the whole concept of a transparency law!”

Bermuda: No Obama

  19 November 2008

As the Premier suggests “that white Bermudians would not have voted for Barack Obama”, Vexed Bermoothes and 21 Square counter that argument by saying: “The question to ask is whether whites vote along the lines of race or the lines for or against the ideals Obama stands for. Ideals the...

Bermuda: Identifying Expats

  17 November 2008

FreshieBlog, Bermuda Longtail and Breezeblog all comment on the government's intention to issue ID cards to expats “so that immigration can track down illegal immigrants.”

Bermuda: Independent Thinking

  13 November 2008

21 Square thinks that “independence does not make sense for Bermuda in its present state”, while Vexed Bermoothes adds: “The PLP leadership insist that independence is the only logical endgame when most of the population do not want it.”

Bermuda: Avoiding the Issue?

  11 November 2008

As the UK Foreign Affairs Committee publishes a report containing recommendations for Bermuda to improve its accountability and transparency, Vexed Bermoothes thinks that the Premier is “raising the noise level to avoid discussion of the issues – these are the real threat to Bermuda’s reputation, not the report that calls...

Bermuda: Throne Speech

  10 November 2008

Vexed Bermoothes summarizes the Premier's Throne Speech: “Nothing on increasing government accountability or transparency, on reeling in costs in the face of the economic slowdown, or on how Bermuda will respond to external and internal threats to international business and tourism.”

Bermuda: Waiting in Vain?

  6 November 2008

“Some local media allege that, after many official promises and delays, big chunks of the draft law were copied from Wikipedia and the World Bank website only days before it was released! This rush has raised many local suspicions about the law and its possible omissions”: Vexed Bermoothes says that...