Jonathan Starling: At the moment, and I think the demise of the Sun is symbolic of it, journalism, as an institution, appears to be in freefall in Bermuda today.
Jonathan Starling: Despite the apparent wishful thinking (or perhaps delirium?) of some, the ‘JetGate’ scandal is far from becoming ‘DeadGate’.
Jonathan Starling: While MPs should be sober, drug tests do not test one’s current functions, only one’s past use of drugs.
Jonathan Starling: The push to drug-test MPs has a long political history. It started under the Reagan administration of the 1980s, when the ‘war on drugs’ was accelerated, despite evidence that drug use was declining.
Jonathan Starling: For many who thought the OBA Government represented new hope, the last few weeks and months have been disappointing.
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Jonathan Starling: On Friday the House of Assembly debated - I use that word loosely when it comes to our Parliament - a motion regarding drug testing MPs.
Jonathan Starling: The recent launch of Think Media and its opening story 'Selling Bermuda' highlights one of the key reasons why we need campaign finance reform now.
Jonathan Starling: There are no 'good guys' in the Ukraine situation right now.
Jonathan Starling: The two-party system, be it PLP/UBP or PLP/OBA, has helped deform our island’s political maturity, and limited our political discourse with a limited vision of what could be.
Johnathan Starling: The situation in Ukraine is very serious but I don’t think we’re in the run-up to World War III or even a full-blown return to the Cold War.
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Jonathan Starling: Mental health is nothing to joke about, or bandy around as an insult, nor something to be used for scoring political points.
CASINOGATE / COMMENT
Jonathan Starling: The Premier may be right that we're seeing the 'politics of division and personal destruction', however, he's wrong to blame the PLP completely.
The Bermuda Sun bids farewell...
JUL 30, 2014: It marked the end of an era as our printers and collators produced the very last edition of the Bermuda Sun.
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