Home » Columnists » Al Seymour

Al Seymour

OPINION COLUMNIST
RSS Feed of stories
  • Our Bermudian heritage: a time for reflection
    May 15, 2020 8:00 am

    Our Bermudian heritage: a time for reflection

    For many senior Bermudians, Heritage Month is not only a time to celebrate our island home, but it is a good time to reflect on what qualities helped to bring us where we are today.

    As one of those who still remembers life during the...

  • The case against loud music
    May 9, 2020 8:00 am

    The case against loud music

    For some, excessively loud music is a way of life and any concern expressed by others, in their view, is an unfair complaint ?even though government authorities, constantly urge people to be more considerate to others when playing their...

  • Getting through tough times
    Apr 25, 2020 8:00 am

    Getting through tough times

    When difficult times occur that disrupt normal day-to-day activity for each person, the challenge could be a tremendous burden because we react in different ways to issues that impact the very core of our personalities.

    Because of different...

  • The coronavirus and its allies
    Apr 18, 2020 8:00 am

    The coronavirus and its allies

    The world continues a major battle against an invisible enemy known as Covid-19, which has claimed thousands of lives and wrecked millions of families.

    Leadership in this war against the coronavirus has been controversial in just about...

  • After the storm is time to show resilience
    Apr 9, 2020 8:00 am

    After the storm is time to show resilience

    After a powerful storm anywhere in the world, people affected slowly come out from various shelters and wrecked homes to survey damage and usually assist those in need of help. During those early moments, everyone without question is aware that,...

  • Huge questions over leadership
    Mar 30, 2020 8:00 am

    Huge questions over leadership

    The world is in the grip of a deadly crisis, with millions of people forced into isolation in efforts to halt the spread of the Covid-19 or coronavirus disease that has claimed thousands of lives.

    The impact of this Sars-CoV-2 virus, which...

  • Stick together in face of virus
    Mar 10, 2020 8:00 am

    Stick together in face of virus

    Authorities around the world are scrambling to cope with a new virus generally referred to as coronavirus, or Covid-19, which has had a worldwide impact to devastating effect on economic and social life.

    With no known cure, along with the...

  • Coronavirus is another problem for the human spirit to overcome
    Mar 3, 2020 8:00 am

    Coronavirus is another problem for the human spirit to overcome

    Much of the world remains in the grip of confusion and fear over the coronavirus that has caused near panic in many countries, as world health officials scramble to cope with a health crisis, that at the moment threatens all who inhabit this...

  • Pandemic could hit our tourism industry
    Feb 27, 2020 8:00 am

    Pandemic could hit our tourism industry

    We in Bermuda, like much of the world, can only watch and listen to escalating reports of the deadly coronavirus, which has been spreading globally as world health officials warn of a potential pandemic.

    The virus began its attack in China...

  • Tough times for the free press
    Feb 18, 2020 8:00 am

    Tough times for the free press

    Around the world, including here in Bermuda, the media are often attacked for doing their job, which is to report truth and facts involving day-to-day events affecting lives.

    Professional journalists in most cases undergo special training...

  • Saving democracy is bigger than America
    Feb 8, 2020 8:00 am

    Saving democracy is bigger than America

    Countries throughout the world, large and small, should be gravely concerned about recent political events in America. The nation described as the most powerful on earth, and a leader in the area of wealth, is at the moment the subject of...

  • Poor motoring attitudes make our roads dangerous
    Feb 1, 2020 8:00 am

    Poor motoring attitudes make our roads dangerous

    This subject has been a matter of concern for Bermudians for decades. As vehicles of all types have increased considerably in recent years, the potential for accidents has also increased.

    While we accept much of this as part of growth and...

  • Trump trial matters to us all
    Jan 21, 2020 8:00 am

    Trump trial matters to us all

    After months of political wrangling in Washington over the Democratic thrust to hold President Trump accountable for allegedly abusing his power in office, thus violating, in their view, the nation抯 Constitution, the matter will be tried in the...

  • Challenging week for media world
    Jan 14, 2020 8:00 am

    Challenging week for media world

    Events unfolded the moment explosives from an American-controlled drone took the life of Iran抯 General Qassem Soleimani on orders from Donald Trump.

    As tensions erupted in the Middle East faster than an exploding volcano, the world press...

  • Parenting in the age
of vanishing values
    Jan 4, 2020 8:00 am

    Parenting in the age of vanishing values

    Whether it is a two-parent household, single-parent, or guardian, trying to cultivate young minds to face the challenges of life is a task made far greater these days owing to diminishing values that threaten the family structure.

    The...

  • World抯 gamble with climate change
    Dec 27, 2019 8:00 am

    World抯 gamble with climate change

    Without dramatic adjustments in reducing dangerous emissions from massive operations throughout the world, within ten years scientists fear climate change could produce catastrophic results on a global scale.

    It would seem we are talking...

  • When the truth is bypassed for political gain
    Dec 19, 2019 8:00 am

    When the truth is bypassed for political gain

    The problem America is facing at the moment, over major concerns with that nation抯 leadership, is not unusual with many countries around the world.

    Top journalists of print and electronic media, toil day and night to keep truth out front,...

  • Our troubled schools system
    Nov 26, 2019 8:00 am

    Our troubled schools system

    There must be something wrong with our education system when in the year 2019 there is constant bickering between the Government and those on the front lines of the teaching profession over numerous concerns, including school conditions and new...

  • The distraction of divisiveness
    Nov 9, 2019 8:00 am

    The distraction of divisiveness

    Political leaders around in the world, especially in jurisdictions operating under democratic principles, too often are heavily involved with racial, ethnic, religious or political divisiveness, on a scale that overshadows efforts to do what is...

  • More precious than gold
    Oct 28, 2019 8:00 am

    More precious than gold

    In a world obsessed with materialistic and economic gain, with people stumbling over one another in a rush to be on the frontline of what they perceive as success, something more precious than gold could be drifting away, paving the way for a...

  • Committed to the truth
    Oct 19, 2019 8:00 am

    Committed to the truth

    Modern technology in today抯 world has allowed a brighter light to be cast on some of the evil deeds that years ago would be lost in the shadows of shameful acts by those who thrive on crushing others at any cost in the quest for power.

    It...

  • Without democracy, freedom dies
    Oct 12, 2019 8:00 am

    Without democracy, freedom dies

    Much of the world is witnessing struggles in which powerful leaders are more concerned about absolute control than permitting true democracy to prevail. This really gives power to the people on crucial decisions that affect their daily lives.

  • America facing a moment of truth
    Sep 30, 2019 8:00 am

    America facing a moment of truth

    Even without watching television coverage around the clock of the political storm unfolding in America, much of the world is aware that the United States is rumbling towards a moment of truth, over serious matters concerning the oval office, and...

  • Climate change threatens
all future life on Earth
    Sep 21, 2019 8:00 am

    Climate change threatens all future life on Earth

    The subject is of grave concern because scientists from around the world, after lengthy studies of global atmospheric conditions, have concluded that unless nations collectively address this escalating problem, which stems from massive industrial...

  • A timely reminder that bullets have no eyes
    Sep 17, 2019 8:00 am

    A timely reminder that bullets have no eyes

    America, appears to be undergoing a very challenging period of its history, as the issue of gunplay continues to corrode that image of being a shining hill of freedom and justice for all.

    People throughout the country are more concerned...

  • Imagine no free press
    Sep 3, 2019 8:00 am

    Imagine no free press

    Much of the world is aware of the brutal criticism levelled at the free press by the leader of the most powerful country on the planet. It has been a rough ride for various news outlets including, radio, the print media, and...

  • Values can override bitterness
    Aug 24, 2019 8:00 am

    Values can override bitterness

    There will be no true successful society on the face of this earth, without preservation of positive values such as respect for each other, and the right to free expression with dignity, irrespective of cultural, racial or political differences.

  • A lesson from space for all
    Aug 17, 2019 8:00 am

    A lesson from space for all

    There were celebrations around the world recently to mark 50 years since men began a new chapter in our history by setting foot on the surface of the Moon.

    The footprint of an astronaut抯 boot in the lunar sand became an embedded image in...

  • Democratic principles going under the bus
    Jul 16, 2019 8:00 am

    Democratic principles going under the bus

    Around the world, there are multiple conversations taking place about the troubling subject of powerful nations with highly questionable leadership playing diplomatic games that could have consequences for millions.

    With so many areas of...

  • There is little room for error
    Jul 6, 2019 8:00 am

    There is little room for error

    There was bewilderment and relief when much of the world realised that what could have resulted in international consequences was at least averted for the moment when it was learnt that the Trump Administration, even without approval from...

  • More than a biological title
    Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am

    More than a biological title

    With Father抯 Day approaching, attention will once again focus on the important role of fathers in helping to provide guidelines for sons or daughters in coping with the challenges of life.

    While mothers have always been regarded as key in...

  • Democracy dies without truth at core
    Jun 4, 2019 8:00 am

    Democracy dies without truth at core

    This has become a small world, made even smaller by massive communications systems producing streams of positive and negative signals that impact life across the planet. I have heard some folks express the view that we are living in an age when...

Search