While any sign of life getting back to normal is news, did the BBC think of the effect on the aid appeal before they showed pictures of a well stocked supermarket about to reopen on this morning's news?
I think that ran out a few hundred years ago. I know sugar was an export, but for reasons unknown the island just got robbed out. The black people that are their are the descendants of the slaves, I wonder what isleft of the original population?
most of the islands were home to arawak indians who were either killed by spanish or commited mass suicide rather than fight. when some of the colonial powers pulled out they left no admistration in place to run the islands the lucky ones were run by the dutch and british.
Incidentally, when did it become "Haytee" instead of "Hightee"?
Or is this another case of British radio and television announcers deciding that the American way is best, as in "Carbull" instead of "Cabull", or Beijing instead of Peking.
I have no issue with people changing their names of their own localities from colonial hangovers such as Burma, Ceylon or Bombay, but where do these sudden changes of pronunciation, maybe from something accepted for a century or more, come from?
And please don't come our with the old chestnut sbout "language developing". This might cover things like "shown" instead of "shewn" but not normal everyday pronunciation.