Major union issues here

Read the threads and follow-ups at Vexed and Catch A Fire...

Essentially the government actions have not met with approval with a large sector of the community. It will be interesting to see what happens next.


Literally, it's figurative

People here are excited about Bermuda beating Trinbago in World Cup qualification last weekend and are looking forward to the return leg and a chance to qualify for the group stages (and potential matches against Cuba, Guatemala and the United States).

But anyway, my grammar police radar was on full alert when former Attorney General and head of the Bermuda Football Association threw out this gem:
"Literally, it's a full scale war and so we ask every Bermudian to give their all to make sure we win," he said. "It will be a tall order because Trinidad are coming for war as well."
Whoops... if it was literal then I need to get me some bullet-proof vests. But seriously, people are always misusing the term 'literally' when the correct term should be 'figuratively'. Sigh. Now about that Hopkins report, does it cover these issues?


Chaos abounds

Been away from the blogging for a bit. During this time period I've experienced:
  • Internet access malfunctioning (still the case)
  • My PC monitor dying (after owning it for less than three years, I'm estimating)
  • and my month-old bike being stolen from a open-space parking lot during daylight hours from a Hamilton car park.
Yeah, I've been pretty pissed to say the least.

Meanwhile Bermuda at large has undergone, unfortunately:
  • a murder of a young teenager, which is truly an enormous tragedy that's truly depressing and my condolences to the family
  • another death on the roads, while Government pats outgoing senators on their efforts in the field of road safety
  • Parliamentary sessions become farces with the whole press release claiming to be from the Speaker of the House scenario, followed by pointless and nasty ramblings in the House after the Department of Tourism sponsored an event hosted at the Playboy mansion
Yep, plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about where this country is headed.



I want to take a little of time to give thanks in rememberance of a former manager of mine, Colin, who passed away on Friday. He was someone who was encouraging and interested in my career welfare. He'll be missed.