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Roger Southam

Published Monday March 02, 2020 (16:23:51)
Roger Southam
Who are you?

I am Roger Southam, serial entrepreneur and High Performance Coach. I founded my first company in 1989 and ran it successfully until 2016 when I sold it to an International Real Estate Advisor.    more ...

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Nicole Eastman, Grand Cayman

Published Thursday August 24, 2017 (10:18:31)
Nicole Eastman
Who are you?

I am a faith-filled and gifted individual who uses my gifts, including my leadership, honesty, vulnerability and openness, empathy, and
sensitivity to educate, encourage, inspire, and motivate others. I am a proponent of continued education and mentoring. I enjoy speaking,
writing, and showing others the nonjudgmental love that my Grandma showed me as a child and teenager through countless kitchen table talks.    more ...

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Published Thursday November 15, 2012 (03:55:38)
I'm James, 33 years old and I'm currently living in the Caribbean with my wife and two young children.

We moved to the Cayman Islands in January 2012. Whilst we'd considered emigrating many times before, it had always felt like an unrealistic dream. An opportunity came up to apply for a position at a large law firm out here, we didn't hesitate and the rest is history!

The move was stressful, we had our own challenges with trying to sell or rent our property in the UK, with the market being so bad we were getting very little interest. We opted to rent the property in the end which meant that we unfortunately left the UK still with debt, not ideal, but we're getting there slowly.    more ...

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Gordon Barlow

Published Monday April 09, 2012 (00:04:12)
Gordon Barlow
My name is Gordon Barlow, married and with grandchildren. I left Australia in 1963, as did my wife, whom I met in Greece the following year.

Looking back, it seems I became addicted to the expat life during my second year in Bahamas, after earlier experiences in England and Canada. Gradually the realisation took over that there was more to life than going home to Australia and a pleasant-but-humdrum future as a partner in an accounting firm.

So after three years in Nassau – I a trust-officer, Linda a teacher – we spent a year as expats (yes!) in Perth, Australia, before finding jobs in New Hebrides, now called Vanuatu. Though both of us were born and raised in Australia, we discovered the truth of the old saw, “you can’t go home again”. We had far more in common with foreign expats than with compatriots who had never been away. I’m sure many other expats discover the same thing.    more ...

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Daria Kawecka, Grand Cayman

Published Monday November 28, 2011 (08:43:38)
Daria Kawecka
My name is Daria Kawecka and I am a Software Developer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

I moved from Edmonton to Grand Cayman on April 11th 2011. My main reason was for the adventure.

What challenges did you face during the move?

Moving back home to rent out my condo was hard. Packing up a fairly adult life into a few boxes was very challenging.    more ...

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