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  • No vigilante action in the Americas

    No vigilante action in the Americas

    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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    | September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Barking Mayor

    Barking Mayor

    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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    | September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 53

    Name That Voice 53

    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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    | September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Leggings Jeans?

    Leggings Jeans?

    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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    | September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Turtle Watching

    Turtle Watching

    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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    | September 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • All are invited to Dominica Thanksgiving Mass

    All are invited to Dominica Thanksgiving Mass

    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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    | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • When a government goes broke!

    When a government goes broke!

    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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    | September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

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    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

Barking Mayor

Barking Mayor

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 […]

Name That Voice 53

Name That Voice 53

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? […]

Leggings Jeans?

Leggings Jeans?

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 […]

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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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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Name That Voice 52

Name That Voice 52

| September 16, 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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Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice

Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Startlingly, 8 of the 10 Commonwealth countries that still cling to the Judicial Committee (JC) of the Privy Council as their final court of appeal are Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states. Forty-three of the 52 remaining Commonwealth countries (not counting Britain) have long since left this hang-over from British colonialism.   These countries include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, […]

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Can’t Understand

Can’t Understand

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

What a terrible emotional week it has been for many of us hearing about the death of Botham Shem Jean. We couldn’t understand why a young life was taken, and we all felt like we knew him, even if we didn’t. I couldn’t let this week go by without publishing this note by T.D. Jakes. […]

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Cross joins Grace Foods UK as Managing Director

Cross joins Grace Foods UK as Managing Director

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

CROSS JOINS GRACE FOODS UK AS MANAGING DIRECTOR Leading world foods supplier Grace Foods UK has appointed Philip Cross as Managing Director. Philip brings a wealth of experience of internationally-based food businesses in the UK and Europe, with a proven track record in successfully developing sustainably profitable, high growth organisations. Based at Grace Foods UK’s […]

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Financial planning expert to address Food Conference

Financial planning expert to address Food Conference

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second international Caribbean Food and Drink conference, a collaboration with Nigerian based Compass Global Business Services is returning to London on Monday 19th November 2018. The conference will be the final day of a five day (14th to 19th November) African and Caribbean trade mission, social and cultural exposition and African and Caribbean lecture […]

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T&T’s Deen Wins

T&T’s Deen Wins

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Trinidad & Tobago teenager Isa Deen stood on each step of the podium at Bushy Park Barbados on Sunday (September 2) to end the day top points-scorer in round three of the Radical Caribbean SR3 Cup (RCC). Deen’s victory in race three followed those of fellow-countryman Kristian Boodoosingh and Mark Maloney of Barbados in the […]

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Name That Voice 51

Name That Voice 51

| September 9, 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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Father & Daughter Gardening Duo

Father & Daughter Gardening Duo

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week on The Dolor Factor I have two guests: father and daughter gardening duo Tony and Lydia Lakemoore. Originally born in Cyprus, Tony started working for the Cypriot government when he was 12 years old to provide for his family. He moved to the UK when he was 17 and slowly adjusted to the different […]

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The CCJ – A Court for the People

The CCJ – A Court for the People

| September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Throughout the 185-year history of the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council, it has never provided access for people of little means except for a few persons on death row who got free legal service from British lawyers. This stands in stark contrast to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) where, in the three […]

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Dominica Film Challenge

Dominica Film Challenge

| September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Press Release ROSEAU, Dominica. After dominating social media views for the past two-plus weeks, the winner of the 2018, Dominica Film Challenge was announced Wednesday 29 August at a special prize-giving ceremony at the Prevost Cinemall in Roseau. Team Number 3, comprising of Sheldon Casimir and Norris Francois Jr. was named the winners of the […]

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New Era in Caribbean Medicine

New Era in Caribbean Medicine

| September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 4, 2018) – Through a rare surgery not commonly practiced in the Americas, Health City Cayman Islands’ orthopedic surgical team, led by Chief Orthopedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist Dr. Alwin Almeida, repaired a rugby player’s shoulder with a minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure utilizing an advanced technique not yet available in the United States or […]

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Influential Speaker Notice: Madeleine Teasdale

Influential Speaker Notice: Madeleine Teasdale

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

CARIBBEAN FOOD AND DRINK CONFERENCE 2018 The second international Caribbean Food and Drink conference, a collaboration with Nigerian based Compass Global Business Services is returning to London on Monday 19th November 2018. The conference will be the final day of a five day (14th to 19th November) African and Caribbean trade mission, social and cultural […]

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Work and Relocate with Family

Work and Relocate with Family

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re interested in working in the Caribbean, this article by Emmanuel Joseph carried in Barbados Today has essential news for you: Teachers, artisans, domestic workers are to be formally included among ten categories of certified skilled nationals allowed to be able to work and live indefinitely in all but one of the 15 member […]

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Name That Voice 50

Name That Voice 50

| September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Visit caribdirect.com at Delia’s Escapades where Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! The names of everyone who supplies the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…

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Orchestral News

Orchestral News

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Research by YouGov, an international Internet-based market research and data analytics firm, has discovered that when introducing children to classical music, video games have become a major influence. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra wanted to find out how children discovered orchestral pieces. According to an article in i, overall, aged six to 15 the Orchestra found that […]

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Aretha Styled to Shine

Aretha Styled to Shine

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

We knew Aretha Franklin’s send off would be out of this world! This is one of my favourite articles by Jonah Engel Bromwich and Vanessa Friedman published in  the New York Times: On Tuesday, her outfit consisted of a lacy crimson gown, towering scarlet Christian Louboutin heels, and cherry-red lipstick and nail polish. On Wednesday, […]

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Antigua and Barbuda defends legitimacy of CIU program

Antigua and Barbuda defends legitimacy of CIU program

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) rejects the claim made in wicnews.com, an on-line publication, that a person, named Jabir Motiwala Motiwala also known as Moti and Jabir Siddiq, was given Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship “as part of the country’s citizenship by investment programme”. The claim is utterly false.  The CIU advises that it has thoroughly […]

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