· May, 2006

Stories about Cayman Islands from May, 2006

Caribbean: What blogging is for

  30 May 2006

“Blogging … challenges the elitism that pervades the Caribbean and is a great experiment in the democratization of data,” says Geoffrey Philp in a thoughtful essay on the potential role of blogging in the region. “Blogging provides the kind of freedom that is anathema to many gatekeepers who want to...

Caribbean: WI cricket resurrection?

  25 May 2006

He's afraid of blighting them with his positive words, but Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat Blog has been more than pleased to see the West Indies cricket team show some of their old mettle in their recent encounters with India: “. . . in the last week some real...

Cayman Islands: Gay cruise song

  24 May 2006

With another gay-themed cruise ship about to berth at Grand Cayman, Cayman Bobby is amused by the lyrics of a new song by local artist Barefoot Man recounting Caymanians’ attitudes to the last gay cruise to land on the island and points to some local double standards. Cayblogger disagrees, however,...

Caribbean: Hurricane outlook

  22 May 2006

Over at the West Indies Cricket blog, Ryan Naraine cites the NOAA’s 2006 Atlantic hurricane season outlook, which says there is “an 80% chance of an above-normal hurricane season, a 15% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 5% chance of a below-normal season.”

Caribbean: A West Indian anthem?

  22 May 2006

Kyk-Over-Al links to a column in Guyana's Stabroek News criticising the new West Indian anthem adopted recently by CARICOM (the Caribbean Community), and the Caribbean Beat blog asks its readers how Caribbean leaders should have gone about choosing an anthem. “Via a competition, soliciting entries from the region's best composers...

Caribbean: The meaning of “excellent service”

  17 May 2006

Jamaican Francis Wade at Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle thinks about customer service in the Caribbean. “There is not a single island I have visited in which there is a local company giving excellent service to local people.” He tries to understand why, and congratulates the Sandals resort chain for...

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Freedom of Information legislation

  17 May 2006

“In the time it’s taken Bermuda to produce a discussion paper on freedom of information, the Cayman Islands has already started debating some actual draft legislation,” says the Limey, who points out that it's nearly two years since Bermuda's premier promised to table the appropriate legislation.

Caribbean: New West Indies anthem

  11 May 2006

At the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup blog Stacy-Marie Ishmael parses some of the mixed reactions to the new West Indies anthem, which was sung for the first time at yesterday's Trinidad & Tobago v. Peru football match in Trinidad.

Cayman Islands: Ignorance and stupidity wash in Grand Court

  4 May 2006

Cayblogger is outraged at the legal precedent set by a Cayman Islands’ Grand Court which ruled that “that if a man has sex with a 12-year-old girl, the ‘but she looked 16-years-old’. . . a conviction of statutory rape can be avoided.” As the title to Cayblogger's post says, “Ignorance...

Caribbean: Regional Telecom Penetrates French DOMs

  2 May 2006

“For 155 million dollars, Denis O'Brien's Digicel Group just acquired Bouygues Telecom Caribbean, the second wireless network in the French Caribbean DOMs i.e. about 160,000 subscribers and 80 employees,” says (FR) Internetrapide.com. Digicel is now present in 20 Caribbean countries, explains the blogger.

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