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Article: Censorship In The Cayman Islands

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Article: Censorship In The Cayman Islands

Post Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:28 pm

by Expat Focus columnist, Gordon Barlow


It’s an axiom of human-rights theory, that without freedom of speech, no other freedoms can be guaranteed. As an English colony since 1670 (British since 1707, to be pernickety), the Cayman Islands ought to be a model of free speech. But they’re not.

As noted in my earlier columns, we have a wonderful variety of expat nationalities living here. We all get along well together, regardless of race, colour, religion, culture, wealth, social status, and every other factor that tends to divide communities. Not for us the usual tensions between Moslems and Christians, or blacks and whites, or rich and poor. Our standard practice is to congregate by occupation.

I have also noted earlier, that the only persistent tension in our local community is between expats and ethnic Caymanians.

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