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  • SVG High Commission supports Diversity Matters Seminar

    SVG High Commission supports Diversity Matters Seminar

    Caribbean news. In accordance with the old saying in event management, you’re only as good as your last event, CaribDirect Multi-Media did it again…the company in collaboration with Shiloh PR staged the first in a series of thought provoking seminars entitled, African Caribbean Reflections in British Media – Diversity Matters! at the Westminster Kingsway College, [...]

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    | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • The Origins of Christmas. Part l

    The Origins of Christmas. Part l

    Historical news. The festive time of year is upon us, once again. People are frantically shopping for all of the paraphernalia that goes along with this time of year; trees, decorations, gifts, food, alcohol and those special outfits for the numerous Christmas parties that usher in the week long celebrations. Television adverts began heavy promotional [...]

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    | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Champeon unleashes groovy Soca track “2nite”

    Champeon unleashes groovy Soca track “2nite”

    Entertainment news. Columbia, South Carolina (Sonique Solutions) – Trinidadian Soca artiste Champeon has released his groovy Soca contender entitled ‘2nite’ which by several accounts is geared to be a true ladies anthem with its catchy hooks and attention-grabbing instrumentation. Champeon whose real name is Ronnel Ramirez is based South Carolina and collaborated with US Virgin [...]

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    | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • FREE gift to you and your friends & employees

    FREE gift to you and your friends & employees

    Yes, I would like to offer one FREE “Nutrition and Wellness” consultation to anyone you know. The only thing I ask you to do is to please spread the word and let them know about this generous offer.  Nothing to lose!  It is said that a healthy person is happier at work and at home, it decreases absenteeism, [...]

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    | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Dr. Sanders’ principled withdrawal in region’s interest

    Dr. Sanders’ principled withdrawal in region’s interest

    To:      Heads of Government of: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts-Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago       Cc       HE Irwin La Rocque, SG, CARICOM Secretariat 10 December 2014 Dear Fellow Heads of Government. I write to advise that Sir Ronald Sanders, my government’s nominee for post of Commonwealth [...]

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    | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Venezuela owes international airlines US$3.6 billion

    Venezuela owes international airlines US$3.6 billion

    Caribbean news. Venezuela’s pending dollar disbursements to airlines have fallen to around US$3.6 billion after the government released some of the funds held up by the country’s currency controls, IATA said. Airlines have for months struggled to repatriate revenue from ticket sales due to delays in the South American nation’s 11-year-old exchange controls, with trapped [...]

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    | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
  • Dominica expands its citizenship by investment program

    Dominica expands its citizenship by investment program

    Caribbean news. LONDON, England – Dominica (or the “Nature Island” as it is widely known), in the Eastern Caribbean, is accepted as one of the best places to live. With its untouched natural beauty, this peaceful, tropical country offers a citizenship by investment program which invites investors and their family members to obtain full, legal [...]

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    | December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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  • CEO Invest Saint Lucia addresses CIBN Saint Lucia
    CEO Invest Saint Lucia addresses CIBN Saint Lucia

    Caribbean news, Address by CEO Invest Saint Lucia McHale Andrew for CIBN Saint Lucia event in London on 15th May 2014 at the Saint Lucia High Commission. Video provided by Calabash Television, St Lucia.

  • CIBN Saint Lucia
    CIBN Saint Lucia

    The High Commissioner for Saint Lucia, Dr Ernest Hilaire hosted the first CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) under the theme, Saint Lucia at the Saint Lucia High Commission on Thursday 15th May 2014. Dignitaries included High Commissioner for Antigua and Barbuda Dr Carl B.W Roberts, High Commissioner for Grenada Carriacou and Petit Martinique Mr Joslyn [...]

  • CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) launch
    CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) launch

    CaribDirect Multi-Media launched the long awaited CaribDirect International Business Network (CIBN) at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission on Thursday 13th March 2014. It was attended by High Commissioners H.E Dr. Ernest Hilaire from St Lucia and H.E Francine Baron from Dominica; and Mr Kedrick Malone, Overseas Territory Representative for the British Virgin Islands. Minister [...]

African and Caribbean History

The Origins of Christmas. Part l

The Origins of Christmas. Part l

Historical news. The festive time of year is upon us, once again. People are frantically shopping for all of the paraphernalia that goes along with this time of year; trees, decorations, gifts, food, alcohol and those special outfits for the numerous Christmas parties that usher in the week long celebrations. Television adverts began heavy promotional [...]

The Apology

The Apology

THE APOLOGY They beat me and I called you to save me … but you couldn’t.. so I secretly resented you. They took our babies and sold them, I begged you to save us.. but you couldn’t .. so I secretly blamed you.. They raped me, and I cried out for you to protect me… [...]

George Padmore Institute Christmas fundraising event

George Padmore Institute Christmas fundraising event

Community news. You are invited to come and support the George Padmore Institute GPI at our annual fund raising Christmas lunch. New Beacon Books will be open on the day. Delicious food and Christmas atmosphere . It is also chance to meet new people and old friends. Your support and funds will be greatly appreciated [...]

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SVG High Commission supports Diversity Matters Seminar

SVG High Commission supports Diversity Matters Seminar

Caribbean news. In accordance with the old saying in event management, you’re only as good as your last event, CaribDirect Multi-Media did it again…the company in collaboration with Shiloh PR staged the first in a series of thought provoking seminars entitled, African Caribbean Reflections in British Media – Diversity Matters! at the Westminster Kingsway College, [...]

From Hard-Times To Haute Times: Kimma Wreh speaks

From Hard-Times To Haute Times: Kimma Wreh speaks

Fashion news. Emerging from the catwalks of the Houston, Texas fashion scene is a soft-spoken entrepreneur of fashion, with bold statements on style and culture. Kimma Wreh is the creative mind behind TeKay Designs. As the Head Designer of the couture fashion label, Kimma specializes in creating non-traditional and multi-cultural bridal and formal wear for [...]

ITV’s Diversity manager to attend Diversity Media Seminar

ITV’s Diversity manager to attend Diversity Media Seminar

Caribbean news. CaribDirect and Shiloh PR are delighted to announce yet another powerful woman in mainstream media, Miranda Wayland, diversity and inclusion manager for ITV. Miranda is the third in a string of influential industry professionals to provide support to the distinguished panel from the floor along with Michelle Matherson from ITV Shiver Studios, Neila [...]

Caines' Commentary Corner

Bend the tree while it’s young

Bend the tree while it’s young

Food news. It seems that not a week goes by when there isn’t concern raised about childhood obesity, which is something that I’ve written about and commented on in other articles. This  month has seen President Obama naming September as National Obesity Month and obligating Americans to help children make healthy choices while in the [...]

The benefits of eating to retain muscle mass

The benefits of eating to retain muscle mass

Health news. In all of my reading on the benefits of a good diet there seems to be two recurring themes: (1) regardless of your income level if you aren’t considered in what you eat you’ll end up with a poor diet (2) what you eat on a day to day basis will have a [...]

Eat well, sleep well, and live longer

Eat well, sleep well, and live longer

Health news. Recently I made mention of a spate of news stories concerning the problems caused by a lack of sleep: it seems the medical world is concerned that too many of us are spending too much time in the digital world rather than getting a good night’s sleep. This situation is further exacerbated by [...]

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SVG High Commission supports Diversity Matters Seminar

SVG High Commission supports Diversity Matters Seminar

Caribbean news. In accordance with the old saying in event management, you’re only as good as your last event, CaribDirect Multi-Media did it again…the company in collaboration with Shiloh PR staged the first in a series of thought provoking seminars entitled, African Caribbean Reflections in British Media – Diversity Matters! at the Westminster Kingsway College, [...]

From Hard-Times To Haute Times: Kimma Wreh speaks

From Hard-Times To Haute Times: Kimma Wreh speaks

Fashion news. Emerging from the catwalks of the Houston, Texas fashion scene is a soft-spoken entrepreneur of fashion, with bold statements on style and culture. Kimma Wreh is the creative mind behind TeKay Designs. As the Head Designer of the couture fashion label, Kimma specializes in creating non-traditional and multi-cultural bridal and formal wear for [...]

ITV’s Diversity manager to attend Diversity Media Seminar

ITV’s Diversity manager to attend Diversity Media Seminar

Caribbean news. CaribDirect and Shiloh PR are delighted to announce yet another powerful woman in mainstream media, Miranda Wayland, diversity and inclusion manager for ITV. Miranda is the third in a string of influential industry professionals to provide support to the distinguished panel from the floor along with Michelle Matherson from ITV Shiver Studios, Neila [...]

UK Caribbean Diaspora Business Updates

Champeon unleashes groovy Soca track “2nite”

Champeon unleashes groovy Soca track “2nite”

Entertainment news. Columbia, South Carolina (Sonique Solutions) – Trinidadian Soca artiste Champeon has released his groovy Soca contender entitled ‘2nite’ which by several accounts is geared to be a true ladies anthem with its catchy hooks and attention-grabbing instrumentation. Champeon whose real name is Ronnel Ramirez is based South Carolina and collaborated with US Virgin [...]

Venezuela owes international airlines US$3.6 billion

Venezuela owes international airlines US$3.6 billion

Caribbean news. Venezuela’s pending dollar disbursements to airlines have fallen to around US$3.6 billion after the government released some of the funds held up by the country’s currency controls, IATA said. Airlines have for months struggled to repatriate revenue from ticket sales due to delays in the South American nation’s 11-year-old exchange controls, with trapped [...]

Dominica expands its citizenship by investment program

Dominica expands its citizenship by investment program

Caribbean news. LONDON, England – Dominica (or the “Nature Island” as it is widely known), in the Eastern Caribbean, is accepted as one of the best places to live. With its untouched natural beauty, this peaceful, tropical country offers a citizenship by investment program which invites investors and their family members to obtain full, legal [...]

Caribbean Political Insights

Letter to St Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony on tourism sector

Letter to St Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony on tourism sector

Caribbean news. Dear Dr. Kenny D. Anthony: I attended the Town Hall meeting in Boston for Saint Lucians on Friday, October 31, 2014. The special guests included the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Lorne Theophilus and St. Lucia’s Marketing Manager in the US, Mrs. Lorraine Charles St. Jules. Whereas my interest was in understanding the potential [...]

Saint Lucia Can Learn from Antigua and Barbuda

Saint Lucia Can Learn from Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean news. CASTRIES, St Lucia (October 10, 2014) – The announcement last week by the government of Antigua and Barbuda that it had taken decisive action to restructure and merge its various offices in New York to allow them to function as a single unit and save the country thousands of dollars in future operating [...]

Ebola: Why such Indifference to West Africa?

Ebola: Why such Indifference to West Africa?

World news. Is the global response to Ebola in West Africa indifference?  Whatever it is, the response of governments has been abysmal with the single exception of Cuba whose government has sent medical assistance disproportionately large to its size and resources. While the US and China – the two largest economies – have also sent help, [...]

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Stronger US dollar, lower oil prices: Effects on the Caribbean

Stronger US dollar, lower oil prices: Effects on the Caribbean

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Caribbean countries whose value is fixed to the US dollar should benefit, at least in the short term, from the fall in oil prices and the strengthening of the American currency.  Oil prices fell to below US$65 a barrel for the first time in 5 years, while the US dollar strengthened against every [...]

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Scandal: Olivia Pope and President

Scandal: Olivia Pope and President

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Entertainment commentary. Who’s annoyed of the relationship between Olivia and the president? I am! At first I thought it was sweet but by season 4, sweet got sickening. After spending two months with Jake, one would think that she would be serious about him or at least serious enough to forget Fitz. She needs to [...]

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Your Presence Is The Perfect Present

Your Presence Is The Perfect Present

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spirituality. Well it’s Christmas the time of year when men, women, and children are shopping for the perfect Christmas present to give to their loved ones.  There is more to Christmas than presents, Christmas trees, decorations, and fancy feasts.  Jesus is the reason for the season. We must remember to celebrate Christ’s birth at Christmas.  [...]

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Grenada PM congratulates PM Skerrit of Dominica

Grenada PM congratulates PM Skerrit of Dominica

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, December 10, 2014 – GIS:  On behalf of the Government and People of Grenada, Prime Minister Dr. The Right Honourable Keith Mitchell congratulates Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit on his re-election as Prime Minister of Dominica. Prime Minister Mitchell was among the other regional leaders and their delegations attending the [...]

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First Annual Miss Barbados UK pageant

First Annual Miss Barbados UK pageant

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. It has been a long time coming, but it is finally here. The first annual Miss Barbados UK pageant is set to take place on Saturday 25th April 2015 at the legendary Bush Hall, West London. Cinco Amor Ltd, the franchise holders have opened up a nationwide search for young girls who think [...]

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Jamaican makes history as Canada’s first Black police chief

Jamaican makes history as Canada’s first Black police chief

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. When Devon Clunis applied to be a Winnipeg cop in 1987, his main aim was to crack the stereotype that police cruisers’ backseats are reserved for Blacks. He also thought the job would help him become a role model for his young nephews. Clunis was thrilled to be accepted, but never in his [...]

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Bali Hai Steppers &  Boogie Wonderland Christmas Party

Bali Hai Steppers & Boogie Wonderland Christmas Party

| December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Entertainment news. If it’s your birthday, anniversary, or office party come and celebrate with a Christmas Dinner  & 70/80s party. You could win a FLAT SCREEN TV on the night Join in the fun and wear something Red or White. A Christmas  prize  for the best Mr and Ms Santa outfit. A live tribute to Dennis Brown & Beres Hammond from [...]

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New technologies in tourism could offer employment

New technologies in tourism could offer employment

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago – The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, hosted a concluding workshop in Port of Spain, Trinidad on December 8-9, 2014, where participants shared findings from their respective countries on “Anticipating Skills Requirements in Tourism: Occupational [...]

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All Star Film-making team to steer ‘The 3D Distribution Project’

All Star Film-making team to steer ‘The 3D Distribution Project’

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, (CTWD) this week announced the impressive international team of top film and cultural industry talent that will implement the “3D Distribution Project” an innovative project financed by the ACP Cultures+ Programme of the European Union. The aim of the 3D Project – which stands for Digital, Domestic, and Diaspora Distribution [...]

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Cuba and CARICOM move to deepen ties

Cuba and CARICOM move to deepen ties

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, December 8, 2014 – GIS:  Caribbean news. The Fifth CARICOM-Cuba Summit convened earlier on Monday, December 8th at the Palacio de la Revolucion in Havana, Cuba. The Summit, at which most of the Heads of State and Government of the Member countries are present, was declared open by the Head of the [...]

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Let there be ‘Light’: Time to emerge from the darkness

Let there be ‘Light’: Time to emerge from the darkness

| December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. The idea of bleaching one’s skin to be more acceptable to the west or western media is absurd. It is troubling that so many African and Caribbean women, in particular, are investing in products designed to whiten skin in order to be accepted into mainstream society while being totally oblivious to the fact [...]

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CHIV V takes another nose dive in Grenada

CHIV V takes another nose dive in Grenada

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, DECEMBER 8, 2014 – GIS: Caribbean news. Grenadian health officials are reporting a further decline in the number of reported cases of Chikungunya (ChikV) on the island since the outbreak earlier this year. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Health, Dr. George Mitchell told the Government Information Services GIS on Monday that the Ministry’s national [...]

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Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson shatters records

Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson shatters records

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sports news. DOHA, Qatar, CMC – Jamaican star Alia Atkinson wrote her name in history here Saturday, storming to victory in the 100m breaststroke in World record time at the World Short-course Championships, to become the first black woman to hold a global title. The 25-year-old stunned defending champion and World record holder, Ruta Meilutyte, [...]

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Cricketer Phil Hughes’ death: a young West Indian reflects

Cricketer Phil Hughes’ death: a young West Indian reflects

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cricket commentary. Phil Hughes’ tragic passing has truly shocked the cricket world. First of all, thoughts and prayers to Hughes’ family and friends. I hope that Sean Abbot is receiving the support to help him come out of this a stronger person and player. In the words of Simon Barnes, Hughes’ death was a loss, [...]

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Lurine Cato to sing at BFUWI Christmas Party tomorrow

Lurine Cato to sing at BFUWI Christmas Party tomorrow

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Entertainment news. The British Foundation for the University of the University of the West Indies (BFUWI) invite you to celebrate Christmas 2014 with them in style at the Jamaica High Commission tomorrow evening. There is lots in store including the sultry sounds of UK Gospel singer Lurine Cato who’s billed to sing your favourite Christmas [...]

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14 Awesome Quotes To Pick You Up

14 Awesome Quotes To Pick You Up

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Inspirational quotes. 1. Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth! – Mallory Hopkins – Whenever I hear this quote, I instantly imagine myself without teeth and that’s just hilarious so a big 32 teeth smile lifts my face. 2. Don’t worry about a thing cause every little thing is going to be alright [...]

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Sever Your Toxic Soul Ties

Sever Your Toxic Soul Ties

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Spiritual news. Is there someone you can’t seem to get out of your my mind, body, and soul?     No matter the last time you saw them or the location of your former lover, friend, or family member you feel spiritually connected to them. A soul tie is when the souls of two people are bonded.  [...]

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SKY TV’s film maker Babi Isako to attend media seminar

SKY TV’s film maker Babi Isako to attend media seminar

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. For the past three weeks since the announcement of CaribDirect’s second media seminar, the hype has been about the calibre of panelists chosen and the pedigree of influential African Caribbean resource persons attending the seminar to speak to the topic, ‘African Caribbean Reflections in British Media – Diversity Matters.’ Organised in collaboration with [...]

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