Barlow's Cayman

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Barlow's Cayman
Gordon Barlow has lived in Cayman since 1978.
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  • Slum-clearance on a massive scale 5 days ago Huge fortunes are made out of slum-clearances. It’s an excellent way to make money, as long as it’s carefully planned. Think about what’s involved. The residents have to be moved out of their homes and into new accommodation, and fed and clothed until they have new jobs; schools have to be...
  • Sometimes, you have to turn back 1 month ago This is a belated addition to my series on our travels in 1964/65. Earlier reminiscences are identified in the Archives with the letter T, beginning with “Checkpoint Charlie” in December 2011.My big adventure began after the Munich Oktoberfest in 1964, driving south in my Beetle into the...
  • The right to kill 1 month ago Murder has always been a totally tribal offence – by which I mean it’s only offensive when the deed happens within one’s own national community, and not elsewhere. The murder of foreigners rarely disturbs anybody.  One doesn’t have to be Jewish or Christian or Moslem to accept that The Ten...
  • Europe's refugee problem 2 months ago “Karma’s a bitch”, as the hippies used to say – and maybe still do. What goes around, comes around. They had it coming. Serves them right. A headline on the website the other day read, “Blowback on a NATO beach”, above a photograph of a crowd of asylum-seekers landing on a Greek...
  • The killing of Cecil the Lion 3 months ago When I was a young man, many years ago, a few of us pretend-intellectuals used to kick around this ethical conundrum. “Suppose that by hitting a button, some random Chinaman would die and you would receive a million pounds. Would you do it?"Probably, one of us would quote the story attributed to... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Cayman Islands Silver Award!

This blog won the Silver Award for best expat blog in Cayman Islands!

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Lindsay De Feliz
21:01 PM November 16, 2012

I always enjoy reading Gordon's blog. Insightful and interesting information and always makes me think. Good job.

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