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By Keith Archibald Forbes (see About Us) exclusively for Bermuda Online
Some websites do not show who owns and operates them. We make a point of doing so, in full compliance with the ethics, codes of conduct and methodologies of the much-respected Society of Authors and American Society of Authors and Writers. Details are below:
All the 145+ web files of Bermuda Online (BOL) are authored, written and updated solely by independent prolific Bermudian-British author and internationally accredited socio-economic and travel writer/editor Keith Archibald Forbes (pictured, top). Email him directly at email@example.com for Bermuda-related matters relating specifically to this website. Or, for urgent matters only on or just before Bermuda Public Holidays at firstname.lastname@example.org, always with a copy to email@example.com. With his wife Lois also disabled and Bermudian, he is a Member of the Society of Authors, see http://www.societyofauthors.org/node/67581. He began Bermuda Online (BOL) in 1990. His involvement in Bermuda and Boston, MA as a member of what were then the Bermuda Macintosh Users Group (BERMUG) and the Boston Macintosh Users Group (BMUG) heightened his ambition to use the World Wide Web (WWW) to fullest possible advantage. In Bermuda, he helped lead the move to pressure what was then Cable and Wireless in Bermuda to make the Internet in Bermuda much more accessible and affordable. Today, long after it was purchased in 1991 from Keith by The Royal Gazette daily newspaper in Bermuda, BOL is still the only major website about Bermuda with everything including website administration and web-mastering done completely in-house. Keith tries to ensure Bermuda Online (BOL) offers a high professional standard when there are no industry wide regulations offered by any jurisdiction that govern the integrity, accountability and legal responsibility or require disclosure of beneficial ownership of websites, nor are there any authorities within those jurisdictions that prohibit the misuse or scattering of fraudulent or nuisance or annoying emails. Keith, as a registered author, member of international professional societies, advocate and activist for consumers, the disabled and elderly, has been pressing the authorities in various jurisdictions to enact meaningful legislation to make websites much more regulated, accountable, liable for fraud or copyright misuse, etc.
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 more. Keith, never far from his MIFI, laptop, iPad and digital camera, spends more than 28 hours a week, 7 days a week including public holidays, in administering, maintaining, updating and web-mastering BOL files and promptly replying to emails about them. BOL has grown hugely since it began. In September 2005 BOL's size was 35.4 Mb. On August 28, 2016, BOL's size was 299 Mb, with more than 145 copyrighted sub-sites on Bermuda, 2921 copyrighted photos and graphics, and still growing.
Bermuda Online (BOL), still published independently, was acquired by The Royal Gazette Ltd (RG) from the above author . The RG is the only daily newspaper of Bermuda, see http://www.royalgazette.com/section/?template=6. Its present cost per issue is $1.50. 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 and http://www.bsx.com/CompanyDisplay.asp?CompanyID=127, 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.
To link to and thereby get a mention on BOL with reciprocal linkage, if you are a Bermudian business or civic or corporate entity, or one dealing regularly with Bermuda and would like to create a non-exclusive courtesy link to Bermuda Online (BOL), we'll gladly and promptly create a similar free courtesy link to your website. In which case our Links describes how we will be glad to mention your Bermuda upcoming or continuing special civic or business or community event on our Calendar pages and on our Links pages. Reciprocal linkage in this way ensures that when you mention us as one of your linked-to Bermuda information resources and services we will show you similarly as one of our linked-to Bermuda information resources and services.
If you or your entity are not Bermudian or Bermuda-based or Bermuda-focused, and/or your Bermuda-based website does not link to us, you are welcome to buy advertising. Please deal directly with the Advertising Department of the Royal Gazette (RG), Bermuda's only daily newspaper, at http://www.royalgazette.com. See under "Advertising" in http://www.royalgazette.com/static/contact.html. The RG alone handles all paid advertising on BOL, the editor of which not employed by the RG (he handles the editorial side including all updates, new material and unpaid reciprocal links). The RG, not BOL, has the employees, credit and debit card, Pay Pal and related facilities and will quote you the relevant advertising rates. Thereafter, BOL will gladly work with the RG to place your ad in the way, size and duration you want.
August 29, 2016.
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