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Forum: Caribbean
Yesterday, 4:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: The St Vincent volcano

Sorry, sorry! I meant to put this in the Caribbean section. Mods, if you would kindly switch it to the latter, I'd be grateful. Thanks.
Forum: Caribbean
Yesterday, 3:59 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Gordon Barlow

The St Vincent volcano

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/st-vincent-volcano-eastern-caribbean-experiences-explosive-eruption
This is today's report of the volcano. It's a serious thing!
(I don't say this is...
Apr 6th 2021, 5:36 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Covid update

I'm finding the AstraZeneca vaccine interesting. How long after the public go-ahead was it before they discovered the blood-clot danger? Also - as a matter of interest only - what factors influence...
Apr 5th 2021, 8:40 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Covid update

If I can make a small joke, Grenada... That's what I'm afraid of!
Forum: Scandinavia
Apr 5th 2021, 8:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: The Virus in Norway

The latest news is that my son flew over to Norway last week and was allowed to drive to see his children in two separate towns and to visit his own two properties - four stopovers in all. All...
Apr 5th 2021, 8:25 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Covid update

Ah well... to adopt a catchy phrase from a quite different public-issue arena, "my body, my choice!" As I said, I'm not anti-vax in principle, but I'm damned if I'm going to be forced to take the...
Apr 5th 2021, 8:12 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Border restrictions in Central America

An update, for those interested. When my friend got to the San Jose airport to catch her plane to Panama City, she was told that the plane was going to Panama all right, but only on its way to...
Forum: Caribbean
Apr 1st 2021, 5:17 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 7,261
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: The Virus

Thanks, Grenada. Yes, it does help, up to a point.The problem I have is that I have what I jokingly call "a Galileo complex" - the precise opposite of the Thunberg complex.. I don't believe that the...
Forum: Caribbean
Apr 1st 2021, 4:07 am
Replies: 85
Views: 7,261
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: The Virus

Grenada, you said in your last post: "Of course if you aren't vaccinated you pose a bigger risk to others..."

If that's the case, then the only people an un-vaccinated person could post a risk to...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 21st 2021, 8:36 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 7,261
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: The Virus

You may be right about watertight papers, but I've never heard of a watertight document of any sort. Passports, Social Security papers, you name it - anything's available on the web for a few bucks!...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 21st 2021, 5:23 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 7,261
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: The Virus

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/royal-caribbean-only-accepts-vaccinated-passengers-next-caribbean-cruise
Here's an interesting online report. The comments are interesting too - mostly dismissive...
Mar 8th 2021, 3:26 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Covid update

Grenada. Thank you for taking the time to type out a very satisfactory explanation for me. That was kind, and I appreciate it.

I think I'll take my chances for the time being, and wait till...
Mar 8th 2021, 1:20 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Covid update

Grenada... Has there been any change recently, in this situation? In my younger days, "immunity" meant for years, not just a few months. In fact, I seem to recall that "vaccination" meant "Immunity"...
Forum: Caribbean
Mar 6th 2021, 3:41 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,844
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Where to live in the Caribbean?

The Wicked Virus has closed up enough tourist places for the time being! Here in Cayman our border has been closed for the last twelve months, and the waters are clear and beautiful again. That's...
Mar 6th 2021, 3:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Police Record / Work Permit (HELP!!)

I have lived in Cayman for forty-odd years, but don't know anything about your problem. I'm sorry for you, and wish you well, but I have nothing to add to uk_grenada's advice excellent advice. You'll...
Forum: The Lounge
Mar 2nd 2021, 7:56 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Strange things about where you live

Here in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean (a British colony south of Cuba) we have had no tourists for the past 12 months. In 2019 we had 500,000 stopover-visitors and two or three million...
Mar 2nd 2021, 7:32 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Border restrictions in Central America

Just FYI - anybody interested. A friend of mine has been working in Costa Rica and is about to take up a job in Panama. She told me that she will have to go overland to San Jose, take a plane to...
Feb 20th 2021, 7:15 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,061
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Cayman's offshore business

Well, that sounds about right. You said "...allows you..." and I said "... minions" - not much difference. I didn't know about the two years limit.

As for helping tourism - it's not going to help...
Feb 20th 2021, 5:09 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,061
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Cayman's offshore business

Global Citizen Concierge Program
This is our politicians' latest wheeze: tempting wealthy, tax-shy, persons (and/or their minions) to come and buy property here and live in it while operating some...
Feb 7th 2021, 7:05 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Covid update

So bring us up to date, Jamesy: are you back in circulation? I'd hate to think you're still locked away, and missing all the Super Bowl parties tonight!
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 4th 2021, 4:29 pm
Replies: 8,370
Views: 626,225
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Nutek's Funny Picture Thread...Part II

Okay, I got it, Buckboy. Thanks for the chuckle!
Forum: Caribbean
Feb 4th 2021, 4:26 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 7,261
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: The Virus

https://www.wimco.com/vacation-travel-reviews-and-blog.aspx?target=/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-restrictions-for-caribbean-islands-and-airports/
This link may be useful for readers of this thread. I...
Feb 4th 2021, 3:15 am
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: I thought this might amuse people...

Yes indeed! She got most things right, but a few wrong or only partly right.

Her item 1: Staycations have been offered by hotels, condos and air-b -& b only since the lockdown - in March last year...
Jan 29th 2021, 8:45 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 8,684
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: British vs. American spelling

I once read - long ago, and I don't recall where - that "fair dinkum" originated somewhere in Yorkshire. Wherever it began, I would presume that "dinki-di" began there too. Being a long-gone Aussie,...
Jan 29th 2021, 8:33 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,061
Posted By Gordon Barlow

Re: Cayman's offshore business

Well, the first thing the politicians would have to do is set up a whole new Portfolio, and there's nothing politicians love better than adding to their little empires. Cayman is grossly...
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