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About Bermuda Online
Who, on this Atlantic island,
writes, updates, owns and publishes this website
To refer to
this web file, please use "bermuda-online.org/aboutus.htm"
as your Subject.
Archibald Forbes (see About
Us) at e-mail exclusively for Bermuda
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 writer/editor Keith
Archibald Forbes (pictured, top). Email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com. He
is this website's initiator, administrator and webmaster.
Long married, with his wife Lois also Bermudian, he is a Member of the Society of
Authors, see http://www.societyofauthors.org/node/67581.
He began Bermuda
Online (BOL) in 1991. It is one of the very few major websites about Bermuda with
everything including website administration and web-mastering done in-house, in full compliance with the high ethics, codes of
conduct and methodologies of the Society of Authors and American Society
of Authors and Writers. 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. On
June 1 2015, BOL's size was 269 Mb, with more than 150 sub-sites on Bermuda, 2672
photos and graphics and still growing.
About the owner
Online (BOL), still published independently, 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.
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.
Since October 1, 2005:
Online (BOL), as a private sector
not public sector website, presents the numerous aspects of Bermuda accurately, with up-to-date information, fairly and well. It is the most comprehensive of all portal websites on Bermuda, with more
than 125 in-depth separate but inter-linked websites in many different headings
and topics. They are written and updated at least weekly if not more
frequently on an as-needed basis to give all its readers accurate, honest, impartial and completely truthful
portrayals of Bermuda, not
solely for tourists and business visitors but for consumers, educators, retirees and
working professional newcomers who need to know key salient facts important to
the majority of local and international readers. They are presented in American
English, with American spelling except in capitalized place names, because more than
80% of Bermuda's visitors come from the USA and while Bermuda is a
(self-governing) British Overseas Territory its nearest neighbor is the USA
and most Bermudians and residents went to the USA, not Britain, for their
higher education. All measure up fully both to the USA's
and UK's high ethical standards in responsibility and accountability and comply with its
truth-in-advertising and other consumer laws. BOL files help visitors to budget adequately for their visit,
with information most other websites don't carry. Bermuda is an expensive
destination and visitors deserve to know this and why. The files give
them accurate information in advance before they come to help them come prepared.
BOL is strictly informational, to ensure impartiality. It does not favor one
product over another, unlike most other sites which
focus on a specific service or product that pay to be advertised. In
the few cases where recommendations are made by BOL for good reason, there are no
"kickbacks" or commissions of any type.
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via reliable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (24/7/365) via
File Transfer Protocol (FTP). They can be accessed at any time from anywhere in
the world. Most other Bermuda
websites operate on a 5-day week but BOL operates 7
days a week including public holidays.
- They comply 100% with
Bermudian, American, Canadian, European and other international e-commerce laws,
rules, regulations and etiquette.. It is a deliberate policy to have BOL's website jurisdiction beyond Bermuda,
to have multinational registered copyright protection far beyond Bermuda, to comply with
law requirements and publishing standards.
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specialized software to access. Anyone with any PC or Mac computer can do
so, via any web browser.
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solely about the Atlantic Islands of Bermuda, not anywhere else with a
similar name. We will gladly answer at our email address of firstname.lastname@example.org
any questions of comments about anything written in BOL
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and exclusive to us and
- It is linked to and by the independent The Royal Gazette daily
newspaper, Bermuda's ONLY daily, which publishes more than 75% of all
community, financial, international, real estate and tourism news.
Updated in part at least once daily and in operation since
comprehensive information about Bermuda not found on The
Royal Gazette's own website or official Bermuda Government's Tourism website
run by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.
We invite all websites in Bermuda to exchange free courtesy hyperlinks with us.
When they do so, we will gladly both refer to them via linkage and mention/show them as
a Bermuda resource.
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respond to any telephone calls. Please enquire by email only.
This website and its author are not paid or subsidized by the Bermuda Government
or any government quango or Bermuda Tourism Authority or Bermuda Chamber of
Commerce or any accommodation,
advisory or property or any other service so we cannot answer for them. When
those organizations are linked to us, we will refer you, not otherwise.
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reply to email relating to what is is any of our many files about Bermuda.
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and for which we are not funded. BOL cannot answer enquiries from
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genuine. To make a genuine enquiry based on the contents of this website,
see the top of
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white pages numbers on the world wide web (as telephone companies in the
USA, Canada, UK, etc. do), we are unable to do so.
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of Bermuda law or make any representations for any prospective employee. If
a potential non-Bermudian employee of a Bermuda-based entity has any
problem with salary or wages or any employee-related matter, it should first
be referred directly to that employer and/or the Bermuda-based consulate of
that employee's country.
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does not have or retain them, any high-resolution photographs of items it
shows or describes on any of its sub-websites. All we have available is what
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system from automatically blocking any attachment including a photograph
from anyone who has not pre-advised us.
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staffed to undertake or provide any genealogical or family history search
beyond what is already shown on this website.
But we will point you in
the right direction if/when a relevant website is linked to us.
- Describes to which other
business or civic or corporate or group we link to and mention and why.
- 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).
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