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About the author
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are authored, written and updated solely by independent prolific Bermudian author and
internationally accredited socio-economic and travel writer/editor Keith
Archibald Forbes (pictured, top). He is physically disabled but able in
all other respects. Email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Long married, 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 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
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
August 30 2015, BOL's size was 276 Mb, with more than 150 copyrighted sub-sites on Bermuda, 2672
copyrighted photos and graphics and still growing.
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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
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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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