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July 10th, 2018
A Caribbean gathering

Thomas C. Famous

Recently,our sister Caribbean island of Grand Cayman served as the host for the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA) Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic (CAA) region conference. The conference ran from June 16th until June 23rd,2018.

June 29th, 2018
Cayman Kind Pt.1

Thomas C. Famous

Located approximately 450 miles, south or 90 minutes flying time from Miami, lies three beautiful sister islands of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac; collectively known as ‘The Cayman Islands.’

June 27th, 2018
Time to discuss ‘Independence’—HoA Speaker Moses

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands –The decision by the United Kingdom (UK), calling on some of its Overseas Territories to establish registers of beneficial ownership, has re-ignited a new wave of independence debates.

June 19th, 2018
Tales from Tortola Pt VII - Engaging with the Electorate

Thomas C. Famous

With an upcoming General Election in the Virgin Islands, it gave me cause to reflect on our own elections in Bermuda. I have been directly involved in the canvassing side of every General Election and By-Election in Bermuda since 2012.

June 3rd, 2018
Tales from Tortola Pt VI

Thomas C. Famous

The following was a speech delivered in the House of Assembly (HoA) in Bermuda, on Friday, June 1, 2018.

May 24th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part V: Up yea mighty people

Thomas C. Famous

“Didn’t my people before me slave for this country?” Bob Marley

Over the course of the last 500 years of European colonial oppression, persons throughout the Caribbean have taken up arms or more recently, placards, against unjust and inhumane policies.

May 8th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part IV

Thomas C. Famous

“When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years?! That sounds like a choice.”

April 26th, 2018
Tales from Tortola- Part III

Thomas C. Famous

On Monday March 19, 2018 I attended the reading of the [British] Virgin Islands Budget 2018-2019. Having just finished our own budget session in Bermuda, I was interested in witnessing their procedures.

April 17th, 2018
Tales from Tortola Pt 2

Thomas C. Famous

If one were feeling adventurous they would jump into the water on south shore Bermuda, point their compass due south and head out to open sea.

April 12th, 2018
Tales from Tortola, VI Pt 1

Thomas C. Famous

As I sat on my porch looking out towards Guana Island, I contemplated on my time surrounded by fresh mountain air, fresh Caribbean dishes, friends and tons of family.

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