The deputy premier, who is the minister with responsibility for communications, will be leading a Cayman delegation to Spain for the Global System for Mobile Communications Association Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and the team will be leaving the Cayman Islands Friday for the four day conference, which is an annual telecommunications industry event, bringing together mobile telecommunications providers, regulators and policy-makers, officials said.Now read on ...
Telecoms guru Juliana O’Connor-Connolly sits in her new office mulling over whether to get another name extension and some wider headed notepaper when her Executive Aid enters bearing some Gatorade, a hearing aid, a bandaid and some marmalade. His job is to deal with anything ending in 'aid' or 'ade' and he carries stuff around with him in case it is suddenly needed.
'Yo JuJu whazzup!'
'You overpaid aid, are your manners mislaid? I expect an accolade and you, the aforesaid, won't need to be soothsaid to know when I upbraid you could get waylaid and bio-de-grade. Yunnerstand?
'A thousand pardons madam'
'Dat better. Now wha'appenin?'
'Sensational news madam. I heard that the head of AT&T is here in person to persuade all Cayman's millions to move to his phone network. And a man just arrived saying he was from AT&T'
'Well send him in, send him in. And leave the marmalade.'
In order to impress Mr AT&T Juliana O’Connor-Connolly picks up her new executive phone from her new executive desk puts it to her not so new, but little used, executive ear and pretends to be talking to the head of Verizon.
As Mr AT&T enters, looking a tad casual - but maybe he's on vacation, she whispers 'You from AT&T?', he nods and she waves for him to take a seat and gushes on
' .... your offer of free phone calls for the first four years is an interesting one Mr Verizon but I think AT&T may offer five years. Also I think two cents an hour for calls to the USA could be improved on even allowing for the free broadband for all schools. Well I must go now the head of AT&T is waiting to speak to me. Bye'
Turning to her visitor she greets him and asks, 'So, can you help me improve Caymans's communications facilities?'
'I guess so. I'm here to connect that phone.'