Posts Tagged "UK"

Has the MiniDisc revival begun?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2011 in Editor's Choice | 2 comments

Has the MiniDisc revival begun?

By Chris Stevens SONY is bringing MiniDisc back from the grave, soil between its toes and a blade between its teeth. The MZ-RH1 is was set for release in 2006. You might have thought the format was dead, but MiniDisc is alive once more, and it deserves to be. But why would any sane person think that? Back in the mid-90s, MiniDisc seemed like the logical replacement for the cassette tape, and perhaps even the CD. MiniDiscs were re-recordable, like tapes, but used a digital format that wouldn’t degrade with age. But unlike CDs, each MiniDisc came in its own thin plastic caddy. You could...

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‘Offensive’ UK M.P. hits out at pro-independence Bermuda critics

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

‘Offensive’ UK M.P. hits out at pro-independence Bermuda critics

Courtesy: Mirror BERMUDA threatened to ban Tory MP Andrew Rosindell after he sparked a row on a goodwill trip to the island paradise. Mr Rosindell, chair of the all-party group on British overseas ­territories, accused premier Paula Cox of a “cynical” attitude and told politicians they should fly the Union Flag. He was denounced by Lt Col David Burch, the country’s former national security minister, who called him “disrespectful” and “out of order” and said he would like to put him on a stoplist so he could not come back. The Tory tried to shrug off the scathing criticism...

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End of an Era: Caribbean reacts to loss of BBC Caribbean news service

Posted by on Feb 13, 2011 in Opinion | 0 comments

End of an Era: Caribbean reacts to loss of BBC Caribbean news service

Broadcasting since 1939, the BBC Caribbean (news) Service will stop transmitting to radio listeners in Bermuda and the Caribbean on March 25. Budget cuts by the overall BBC World Service is to blame for this, resulting in a loss of 600 jobs. Here, the Editor of the Searchlight Newspaper in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, speaks to the loss of this vital service: The Caribbean has had more long-lasting relations with Britain than any other country. These relations have not always been beneficial to the region, but the reality is that for four centuries, our fortunes, or misfortunes, have been...

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Bermuda Premier slams UK Government over Turks & Caicos treatment

Posted by on Oct 2, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Bermuda Premier slams UK Government over Turks & Caicos treatment

PREMIER Ewart Brown has called Britain’s delay of elections in the Turks and Caicos Islands “dreadful”. Since 2009, Bermuda’s sister territory has been under direct rule from London, which suspended most of their constitution following strong signs of systemic corruption by elected officials. Britain had promised a return to self-rule and to allow elections in 2011, however it changed its mind suddenly last week — without any reason. Ironically en route to a United Nations forum on human rights, Minister for Overseas Territories Henry Bellingham, dropped into...

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