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About Bermuda Online
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About the author
the 125+ web files of Bermuda Online (BOL)
are authored, written and updated solely by independent Bermudian author and
internationally accredited socio-economic and travel editor Keith
Archibald Forbes (pictured, left, with his wife). Email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com. He
has also served as this website's initiator, registrant, administrator and webmaster. He began Bermuda
Online (BOL) in 1991. This
website is one of the very few major websites about Bermuda with all this
done in-house, in full compliance with the high ethics, codes of
conduct and methodologies of the American Society
of Authors and Writers and Society of Authors in the UK. Keith is a former member of Bermuda's Broadcasting Commission, Consumer Affairs
Board, Board of Education, Junior Chamber International, Reserve Constabulary,
Bermuda Regiment, Kiwanis and, when it was operating in the 1990s, the Bermuda Macintosh Users Group. Keith spends
more than 28 hours a
week, 7 days a week including public holidays (to ensure they are as factually
correct as possible), administering, maintaining, updating and web-mastering BOL
files and promptly replying to
emails about them. In September 2005 BOL's size was 35.4 Mb. In July 2014
BOL's size is 239 Mb.
About the owner
Online (BOL), published independently as mentioned above, was
Gazette Ltd (RG) from the above author. The RG is the only daily newspaper of Bermuda, see http://www.royalgazette.com/section/?template=6.
BOL provides numerous web files on Bermuda of the type not covered on the RG's website. The RG is independent of any political party and is the principal
(more than 85%) independent and
impartial source of all offline and online news about Bermuda. The RG, Bermuda Business Directory and more are owned
by Bermuda Press (Holdings) Ltd (BPHL), see http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/people.asp?privcapId=20458943
of 13 Addendum Lane, Pembroke HM 07, Bermuda. Jonathan Howes is the CEO of
BPHL. In July 2014 when the Bermuda Sun bi-weekly newspaper folded after 50
years, BPHL also acquired the Island Press and Bermuda.com websites.
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and services we will show you similarly as one of our linked-to Bermuda
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than 125 in-depth separate but inter-linked websites in many different headings
and topics. They were written to give all its readers an
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working professional newcomers who need to know key salient facts important to
the majority of local and international readers. They measure up fully to the USA's
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law requirements and publishing standards.
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been to Bermuda and wish to research it in advance, this is a uniquely useful
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Updated in part at least once daily and in operation since
comprehensive information about Bermuda not found on The
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run by the Department of Tourism
invite all websites in Bermuda to exchange free courtesy hyperlinks with us.
When they do so, we will refer to and show them as additional and relevant
Bermuda artistic resources when requested by readers.
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funding to answer for them. Please don't ask us to provide
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- Shows our methodology for
helping to promote on our site the business and activity or calendar event
of a business when it links to us (not otherwise).
October 28, 2014.
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