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  • Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

    Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

    In one year and eight months’ time the present holder of the Office of Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) will end his current term.  Judging from his recent utterances, Luis Almagro, might not offer himself for a second term although he has not said so specifically. In his most recent statement on October […]

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    | October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Carol’s a True Champion!

    Carol’s a True Champion!

    My guest this week is Carol Coombes O.B.E. Carol is managing a terminal cancer. Due to her personal beliefs and being allergic to pain relief, Carol is not receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This means that she does not have regular clinical support from doctors and nurses. Instead, she focuses on researching alternative treatments and remedies […]

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    | October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 56

    Name That Voice 56

    Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

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    | October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • St. Vincent Implements Participatory Poverty Assessment

    St. Vincent Implements Participatory Poverty Assessment

    OECS Media Statement Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — In an effort to ensure a comprehensive analysis of country poverty levels, eight communities across St. Vincent and the Grenadines will soon contribute to a Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA). The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disability and Youth in St. Vincent […]

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    | October 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Her Majesty The Queen recognises St Lucian volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award

    Her Majesty The Queen recognises St Lucian volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award

    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has recognised Chelsea Foster, representing St Lucia, as the 73rd Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service leading mentoring programmes for disadvantaged girls. Chelsea Foster is the founder of ‘Girls of A Feather’, a non-profit organisation that aims to empower young women and girls. Since launching […]

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    | October 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Gays are citizens too 

    Gays are citizens too 

    A regressive 19th century law, that is a legacy of British rule, continues to exist in 10 of the 12 independent Commonwealth Caribbean states.  The law, inspired by the 1553 Buggery Act in England, was imposed on all British colonies by the colonial government in Britain in 1861.  It effectively outlawed homosexuality. The two independent Commonwealth […]

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    | October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • India look to dominate West Indies at home

    India look to dominate West Indies at home

    The Indian cricketers are finally back home. After an 81-day UK tour, followed by a fortnight-long Asia Cup meet at United Arab Emirates, the Indian team is now ready to take on West Indies at home. Stung by defeat in England and heading to Australia for a tough tour next month, India will look for […]

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    | October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

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  • Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Show
    Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Show

    Caribbean drinks producers showcased in London at Imbibe Trade show

  • Jamaican PM Holness speaks with Britain’s PM Theresa May
    Jamaican PM Holness speaks with Britain’s PM Theresa May

    Jamaican PM Holness speaks with Britain’s PM Theresa May

  • Jamaican PM Holness speaks with ITV about deportations
    Jamaican PM Holness speaks with ITV about deportations

    Jamaican PM Holness speaks with ITV about deportations

Delia's Escapades

Carol’s a True Champion!

Carol’s a True Champion!

My guest this week is Carol Coombes O.B.E. Carol is managing a terminal cancer. Due to her personal beliefs and being allergic to pain relief, Carol is not receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This means that she does not have regular clinical support from doctors and nurses. Instead, she focuses on researching alternative treatments and remedies […]

Name That Voice 56

Name That Voice 56

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

St. Vincent Implements Participatory Poverty Assessment

St. Vincent Implements Participatory Poverty Assessment

OECS Media Statement Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — In an effort to ensure a comprehensive analysis of country poverty levels, eight communities across St. Vincent and the Grenadines will soon contribute to a Participatory Poverty Assessment (PPA). The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disability and Youth in St. Vincent […]

Caribbean Political Insights

Maintaining independence: the imperative of diplomacy

Maintaining independence: the imperative of diplomacy

Except at time of crisis, many countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) credit their foreign ministries and their embassies or high commissions abroad with little value. Yet, diplomacy, which is the work of foreign ministries and their overseas missions, is the only instrument available to Caribbean states to further their national interests in an international […]

CARICOM skin in the game

CARICOM skin in the game

Haiti’s current fiscal problems that led to four days of riots setting back the country’s already fragile economic and political stability, have implications for Caribbean Community and Common Market countries (CARICOM) that cannot be ignored. If economic and social conditions continue to deteriorate the flight of Haitians seeking refuge in other countries will intensify, and […]

CARICOM Summit needs to excite the people’s imagination

CARICOM Summit needs to excite the people’s imagination

I wish I could say that “all eyes are on the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting to be held from 4 to 6 July in Jamaica”.  But, CARICOM events have long since ceased to hold excitement for the people of the 15-member community. They hardly get a glance these days. The prospects CARICOM once had of fostering a […]

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Renew your subscription with CaribDirect.Com

Renew your subscription with CaribDirect.Com

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear valued reader, the time has come for CaribDirect.com to re-brand in an effort to add greater value to our offering thereby increasing your visitor experience on the website. As a result we are scrapping the website and rebuilding it with a brand new theme and database in a couple of weeks. In order that […]

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Name That Voice 55

Name That Voice 55

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

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Pre-natal Fitness?

Pre-natal Fitness?

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

My guest on The Dolor Factor this week is Personal Trainer and Fitness Blogger Carly Rowena. She decided to become a personal trainer after being unsure of what direction she wanted her career to take. It was through her YouTube channel and online community that she realised her passion for fitness. While she never turns […]

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St Kitts & Nevis Insulin Supplies

St Kitts & Nevis Insulin Supplies

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: St Kitts & Nevis, October 3, 2018: The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the general public, and particularly persons with Diabetes Mellitus, that the local hospitals and public pharmacies are adequately stocked with the usual insulin formulations. The Ministry of Health wants to confirm that the Central Medical Stores has adequate stock […]

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Looks Good

Looks Good

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

I absolutely love this look. I want every single item, including the hair…It’s by Pinko and here’s the description the skirt comes with: “Bon-ton reinterpreted with a rock slant for this miniskirt in multicoloured bouclé fabric with zip on the back and faux leather trim on the hem decorated with ring press studs. An it-skirt […]

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Caribbean Grains Trains Cottage Industry Bakers

Caribbean Grains Trains Cottage Industry Bakers

| September 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE Castries, Saint Lucia (September 25, 2018) – Caribbean Grains, Saint Lucia’s flour milling company in Vieux Fort, held another successful baking training session in September – this time for commercial bakers who operate from home The Company’s continuing programme of training is part of a pledge to not only sell a range of […]

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The House Climbers

The House Climbers

| September 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Delia’s guests on The Dolor Factor this week are father and daughter Gary and Lola House, who are from Poole in Dorset. Keen mountain climbers, they completed the Welsh 3000 challenge, climbing 15 mountains within 24 hours! They hiked all 15 mountains in 21 and a half hours, making Lola, who is 10 years old, […]

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Name That Voice 54

Name That Voice 54

| September 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

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Cosby Calling

Cosby Calling

| September 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Words I’ll remember this week both referring to fallen 81-year-old Bill Cosby after it was announced he will serve 3-10 years in prison and must register as a sex offender:…”It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come.” Judge Steven O’Neill — and from Cosby publicist […]

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Sky Snippet

Sky Snippet

| September 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

You never know what you can read in inflight magazines these days. I always find snippets of interesting facts and then features I wouldn’t get anywhere else. This week’s Delia’s Escapades, provides two examples from Delta’s Sky magazine. Here’s the snippet: 30.2 percent of spring/summer 2018 models are women of colour. Up 4 percent from […]

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Is the Caribbean prepared for a much- changed Europe?

Is the Caribbean prepared for a much- changed Europe?

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop  The Caribbean has always felt confident that it understands the politics and values of Europe. This is largely because of a shared history, a common commitment to democracy and centrist thinking as well as the European Union’s (EU) continuing role in supporting regional development. Despite this, it would be […]

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No vigilante action in the Americas

No vigilante action in the Americas

| September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

A furore surrounded Luis Almagro, the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), after the Associated Press (AP) reported him as encouraging military intervention in Venezuela to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro.  The AP, on September 14, reported Almagro as saying: “With respect to a military intervention to overthrow Nicolas Maduro’s regime, […]

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Barking Mayor

Barking Mayor

| September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

My guest this week is Sanchia Alasia, who is the Mayor for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Sanchia was born in Jamaica and grew up in Newham, East London. While at university studying Sociology and Politics, and then a Masters Politics, Policy and Government, Sanchia was an active member of her student unions. During […]

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Name That Voice 53

Name That Voice 53

| September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

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Leggings Jeans?

Leggings Jeans?

| September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

I saw these unusual styled leggings and was surprised that they were described as jeans. Probably as they’re made with a zip fly, but the lace-up front detail is definitely leggings right? What I like about them is they are high-rise waist so you can feel comfortable…I always wondered how people could wear low-waist jeans […]

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Turtle Watching

Turtle Watching

| September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the most interesting pictures I saw this week comes from Sir Richard Branson — Leatherback turtle hatchlings making their way down to the ocean at Necker Island’s Turtle Beach. In his article he explains: “As it is a matter of livelihood for some, Necker Island and other neighbouring resorts and restaurants have made […]

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All are invited to Dominica Thanksgiving Mass

All are invited to Dominica Thanksgiving Mass

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear National and Friends of Dominica, On the 3rd November 2018, the Commonwealth of Dominica will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of Independence. This momentous occasion not only marks 40 years of independence, but it also celebrates our resilience and fortitude as a nation, especially in light of Hurricane Maria and the recent storm alert. In celebration of this […]

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When a government goes broke!

When a government goes broke!

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now it is accepted that government borrowing is the universal norm for governments to find the cash to operate. Public spending from taxes and borrowing are the way most western governments function. However- and this is what the British Virgin Islands Post Irma, must adopt- it is imperative that the borrowed cash is invested in […]

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Dr Who? Gold

Dr Who? Gold

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

My guest this week is composer and dramatist Murray Gold. He has been nominated for 5 BAFTAs in his career so far, which has seen him compose for stage, film, television and radio. Murray was the musical director and composer for the hugely popular show Doctor Who, from it’s revival in 2005 until 2018 when […]

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