This month is Pirates month for Dominica. Last week saw the release of Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End. I’m not sure there are many scenes set in Dominica – watching just the trailer for PotC 2 was like a 2 minute tour of the island – but Pirates 3 may have the scenes on the Black Pearl that I was in! Certainly, the trailer has an awesome shot from a helicopter as it flies over cliffs and swoops down on the Black Pearl… and that was from second day of filming I was involved in. Then Thursday this week it’s the CBS show Pirate Master. Check http://www.dominica.dm/site/piratemaster.cfm for some great photos of...

Great quotes (all about John Prescott’s speaking style): Yesterday in Brighton, John Prescott went 12 rounds with the English language and left it slumped and bleeding over the ropes. Matthew Parris, The Times. “Prescott left the road, overturned, demolished a wall, hit several trees and came to rest upturned in the smoking wreckage of his ministerial reputation. Matthew Parris, The...

Today’s the end of the special visa requirements for our part of the Caribbean. What a farce (bit like the ending of the Cricket World Cup itself!). The CWC will be remembered for a murder and an ending at a stadium refurbished for millions of dollars… but with no...

I knew I wasn’t imagining it. At the end of the Arsenal-Chelsea game today, which finisahed 1-1 and thus gave Manchester United the Premiership title, Jose ‘The Special One’ Mourinho walks onto the pitch, shadowed by the TV camera. And told him to ‘F##k...