The Unprofessionals

Chris Morvan

by Chris Morvan Lack of professionalism is not something anyone likes to be accused of, but it confronts us in all walks of life, not just here but everywhere. I’m talking about taxi drivers who can’t put your luggage in the back because they’ve got their lawn mower in there, and who don’t know their patch, so they ask you how to get where you More...

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Chris Morvan
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 15th, 2018
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Mosquito stakeout

by Chris Morvan I don’t know where the mosquito stands on the conservationists’ list of protected species, but I would hope it’s very near the bottom. Do they do any good to anybody or anything? Seriously, More...

Chris Morvan
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 8th, 2018
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Cover up: here come the new Victorians

by Chris Morvan For decades the tourism world has been pandering to the lowest common denominator, accepting the money of anyone who can afford to visit them and putting up with the behavior of the mindless, boorish More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 1st, 2018
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Divided by a common language

by Chris Morvan This island is a complex place. Almost bewildering in some respects - not least as regards language. The guide books and online information don’t prepare you for this. I was expecting to find a More...

Chris Morvan
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 25th, 2018
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The life and times of Dusty Red

by Chris Morvan I found her in a back street in Willemsburg, Curaçao, down where the Venezuelan fishermen come in and sell fish and fruit and vegetables along the dockside. It’s like a foreign country within More...

Chris Morvan
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 18th, 2018
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It is better to arrive than to travel

By Chris Morvan Those who were stuck here for a while after Irma because of air travel disruption, and all of us who are now trembling at the thought of paying exorbitant prices (which we pray will eventually come More...

Chris Morvan
By The Publisher On Monday, March 12th, 2018
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The idiot’s guide to the Caribbean

By Chris Morvan It’s all Christopher Columbus’s fault. He was trying to get from Spain to south Asia, but ended up in the Caribbean. Easy mistake to make. Just fail to turn left when you come out of the Mediterranean More...

Chris Morvan
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 4th, 2018
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The perils of doing it yourself

By Chris Morvan, With all the rebuilding and repairing that has been going on here since Irma, there has no doubt been a collective surge in blood pressure, a lot of bad language and a mixed bag of results as people More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, February 25th, 2018
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When our ship comes in

By Chris Morvan An open-top sports car speeds around the twisting mountain road with magnificent sea views on the other side and only a metal barrier preventing the driver from taking the bouncing, exploding shortcut More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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How late is too late?

By Chris Morvan, A British aristocrat, Lord Bates, recently arrived very late for a sitting of the House of Lords  and was so ashamed of himself, he offered to resign. On the strength of this, the BBC (the one More...