Profile of Randy Simms

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  • A must-read this summer

    The book I’m suggesting you read is called “Tragedy in the Commons.” While it sounds like a fiction thriller with politics as a backdrop, it’s ...

  • Leadership hopefuls: can you fix the economy?

    In less than a decade, Terra Nova Shoes went from being an example of how small manufacturing could help diversify our economy to another failed ...

  • Muskrat Falls: now even pricier

    All along there have been predictions that Muskrat was going to cost a lot more than the original $5-billion estimate, and today it stands at ...

  • RANDY SIMMS: Summertime and the campaigning is brutal

    The thinking is that people are not engaged in politics when summer hits. Sunshine and vacations take precedence and those poor wannabe ...

  • Frank Coleman was never meant to be a politician

    The photo of him which graced the front page of this paper Tuesday morning will become the iconic image of his short-lived time in politics. A ...

  • Just who is at the controls?

    In 2012, the government passed legislation making it easier for people to join a union. Under the act, unions could use card-based certification ...

  • Crosbie’s candour sends sparks flying

    I remember when he was first appointed as the Queen’s representative to the province — he expressed concern that he would have a difficult time ...

  • An idea that’s not worth the gamble

    Now the government of the day is prepared to review unsolicited proposals to build one. What a strange development.Finance Minister Charlene ...

  • Felled trees were rooted in history

    As you can appreciate, losing these trees — long a part of the site — seems to fly in the face of the restoration project the provincial ...

  • In the nick of time

    This week, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary reported that its Operation Firecap, which had nothing to do with drugs or organized crime, had ...