Barlow's Cayman

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Barlow's Cayman
Gordon Barlow has lived in Cayman since 1978.
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  • A wedding to attend (New Hebrides) 5 days ago The New Hebrides (before it went independent as Vanuatu) was a fascinating place. This archipelago in the South Pacific was and is populated by ethnic Melanesians, with a scattering of Polynesians – biologically related, very distantly – to Australian aborigines and native Hawaiians,...
  • Catch and release 1 week ago “Catch and release” is a term common in game-fishing tournaments. Catch a fish and reel it in, weigh it for the record, and throw it back in the water in order to preserve the stock. In Cayman, the term is also applied, cynically, to our justice system. Catch and try a criminal, take him to...
  • "No other gods before me" 2 weeks ago In a post in January 2012 I speculated on the origin of the Biblical Children of Israel, which came into existence some time around 1500 BC. The names of its gods and legendary heroes suggested that it was an artificial tribe constructed from diverse elements of refugee groups during a clash of...
  • The Gay Marriage thing 3 weeks ago Most people in the West are tolerant – if that’s the word – of same-sex sexual relationships, but half of us draw the line at same-sex marriages. Why is that? Most people in the world probably couldn’t care less if siblings live together, but very few approve of sexual goings-on between or...
  • "The death of Lady Mondegreen" 1 month ago Things aren’t always what they seem, in the English language. They say (“They”!) that English is the easiest language in the world to be understood in, but one of the hardest to speak well. With only 800 words (They say), a total stranger can get by, but years of practice will usually leave... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Cayman Islands Silver Award!

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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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