Following my earlier comments regarding the apparent dormancy of PLP allied blogs in our blogosphere, it seems I’m going to have to retract my statements. Both Progressive Minds and the blog Bermuda Str8-No-Chaser seem to have been resurrected. This brings more political diversity to not only PLP allied perspectives on the Bdian blogopshere, but also greater balance to the still anti-PLP dominated blogosphere.
I continue to regard Politics, IMHO and New Onion as representing a diverse spectrum of UBP thought, so I guess the formal balance is essentially equal now. Of course, it remains to be seen if this current burst of activity will be sustained. I am hopeful that it will be, and look forward to the discourse between the respective pro-PLP sites, as well as between these sites and the pro-UBP and other Bdian political sites.
I also remain hopeful that the Workers Voice, the media arm of the Bda Industrial Union, will soon join the electronic media, as I find it provides a very useful (but hard to find) insight into organised labour in Bermuda. I know they are dealing with some restructuring now following the passing of longtime editor Lionel Pearman, but I am confident that it will be better than ever shortly. I look forward to the next issue.