· April, 2009

Stories about Bermuda from April, 2009

Bermuda, Turks & Caicos: Better Representation

  28 April 2009

Vexed Bermoothes is disappointed in his Premier's performance at the recently concluded Fifth Summit of the Americas: “I wish he had stuck to working for Bermudians’ benefit rather than playing cheerleader for the discredited TCI administration.”

Caribbean: Earth Day

  22 April 2009

A few regional bloggers acknowledge the significance of Earth Day: Grenada's Spicewriter, Jamaica's Life, Unscripted, on the Rock and Bermuda's cartoon blog, The Devil Island.

Americas: 5th Summit Reactions

  20 April 2009

The much-hyped Fifth Summit of the Americas is now over, culminating with the Hemispheric leaders' adoption of the Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain - albeit with one signatory - the Prime Minister of host country Trinidad and Tobago, who purportedly signed on behalf of all participating leaders. This signaled to many a clear lack of unanimity on the final declaration, hardly surprising given the differing agendas of the 34 participating nations. Bloggers were quick to post their impressions of the three-day engagement.

Bermuda: National Debt

  17 April 2009

When Vexed Bermoothes learns that Bermuda's national debt currently works out to about $58,000 per person, he suggests putting “a National Debt Clock in front of the Cabinet Office, just to remind those sweet talkin’ big spenders what they are doing to Bermuda’s future generations.”

Bermuda: Education Suggestion

  6 April 2009

21 Square calls the island's current education system “a terrible shame that no Bermudian should be proud of”, asking, “Can we please just cut out the middle man and pursue a voucher system so everyone can have the means to opportunity as opposed to just the rich?”

Bermuda, Curacao: G20 on Offshores

  3 April 2009

Vexed Bermoothes has been following the G20 Summit and notes that “Bermuda is on the greylist of 39 ‘jurisdictions that have committed to the internationally agreed tax standard, but have not yet substantially implemented'”, while Karel's Legal Blog is pleased that “The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba do not appear on...