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  • BREXIT: A mess with no end

    BREXIT: A mess with no end

    In spite of Boris Johnson’s supposed breakthrough deal, Brexit remains an eternal conundrum: this is why Now, Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal of October 17, 2019 has been described by the Anti-Brexit Crowd as a Theresa May Deal ‘’Lite:’’ a worse version of the First Theresa May deal.  Johnson- a ‘’can do’’ type much admired by Brits- […]

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    | October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti

    CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti

    CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti despite the president’s failure to respond to offers Haiti is in turmoil again.  This time the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) cannot be criticised for inaction, but questions must be asked about others in the hemispheric community who have been silent about the political and humanitarian situation in the country. For […]

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    | October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • The Balkanisation of Great Britain

    The Balkanisation of Great Britain

    Brexit has entered an expected phase. The UK is becoming balkanized. The Brexit Civil War has generated divisions in the United Kingdom that cannot be bridged unless the two sides talk and settle. and it will be unwise for any ”expert” to predict the trajectory and final outcome of the Brexit war at this stage […]

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    | October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Resist the UN being held to ransom

    Resist the UN being held to ransom

    The United Nations (UN) is facing a severe shortage of cash, and, according to its Secretary-General, António Guterres, “the Organization runs the risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month (October) and defaulting on payments to staff and vendors”. This is because 64 of the UN’s 193 member states have not […]

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    | October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 106

    Name That Voice 106

    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 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • OECS Botham Jean Statement

    OECS Botham Jean Statement

    Media Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States on the recent Botham Jean Trial Verdict: “Roughly one year since our Caribbean community was shaken by devastating news of the untimely and seemingly senseless murder of Saint Lucian national Botham Shem Jean, the state of Texas has delivered some degree of justice to Botham’s family.” […]

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    | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • United Kingdom: Winning elections is everything

    United Kingdom: Winning elections is everything

    As she delivered the unanimous decision of the 11 members of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (UK), on the unlawfulness of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, advising the Queen to prorogue Parliament, I admit to being mesmerized by the startling brooch being worn by the Court’s President, Baroness Brenda Hale. It […]

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    | September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

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    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

Name That Voice 106

Name That Voice 106

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? […]

OECS Botham Jean Statement

OECS Botham Jean Statement

Media Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States on the recent Botham Jean Trial Verdict: “Roughly one year since our Caribbean community was shaken by devastating news of the untimely and seemingly senseless murder of Saint Lucian national Botham Shem Jean, the state of Texas has delivered some degree of justice to Botham’s family.” […]

Name That Voice 105

Name That Voice 105

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? […]

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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Commonwealth Secretarial Talks

Commonwealth Secretarial Talks

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris held constructive talks with The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC (pictured at right), on the sidelines of high-level events at the United Nations on Monday, September 23rd, 2019.  Prime Minister Harris was supported by St. Kitts and Nevis’ Ambassador to the UN, His Excellency Sam […]

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Professional Development Programme Scholarship

Professional Development Programme Scholarship

| September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The OECS Commission in collaboration with the embassy of Spain is pleased to offer 20 academic scholarships for a Professional Development Programme valued at $1,500EC each, aimed at promoting Spanish proficiency in the OECS region. The programme will run from October 7th to December 12th 2019 and continue on January 6th to March 30th 2020. […]

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Cross-Border Climate Change refugees looming large

Cross-Border Climate Change refugees looming large

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Hurricane Hell” and “The Bahamas is at war being attacked by Hurricane Dorian. And yet The Bahamas has no weapon to defend itself”, are two memorable expressions that emerged from the wreckage of the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama in the chain of islands that make up the territory of The Bahamas.  The first was […]

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Hurricane disaster survival part 1

Hurricane disaster survival part 1

| September 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Belief that the Virgin Islands may escape an annual devastating hurricane such as Irma, Maria, and Dorian, is simple delusion; it is  dangerous complacency. Now, as the UK convulses in major constitutional crisis, these beautiful British Virgin Islands face their own convulsion, generated by climate change. Hurricane Dorian passed by two weeks past, and new […]

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Name That Voice 104

Name That Voice 104

| September 21, 2019 | 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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Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

There have been many ignominious moments at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and many farcical decisions made, but they pale in significance when compared with the events of Wednesday, 11 September 2019. On that day 11 countries, accompanied by the illegitimate representative of the self-proclaimed “Interim President” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, […]

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Name That Voice 103

Name That Voice 103

| September 14, 2019 | 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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OECS Music Talk comes to Saint Lucia

OECS Music Talk comes to Saint Lucia

| September 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

OECS MEDIA STATEMENT: The OECS Competitive Business Unit (CBU) continues its Music Mentorship and Artiste Development Programme in Saint Lucia with the third installment of the OECS Music Talk series, featuring four well-known local music mentors and well over 20 mentees. The OECS Music Talk is a programme conceptualised by the OECS CBU targeting emerging musical talents […]

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Name That Voice 102

Name That Voice 102

| September 9, 2019 | 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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TRUMP, BREXIT, and Culture Wars

TRUMP, BREXIT, and Culture Wars

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s Pitchfork Revolution, BREXIT, and a world in upheaval, are a refusal by the western Anglo Saxon driven culture, to accept a radically altering world. At the core of Donald Trump’s populist movement, Brexit, and populism in Europe, is what has been termed by sociologists” WHITE ANXIETY.” White Anxiety is a fear among whites, […]

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Representative Democracy stifled in mother of all parliaments

Representative Democracy stifled in mother of all parliaments

| September 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Had a government of a developing Commonwealth country suspended parliament to stop the opposition introducing a bill, British High Commissioners would have publicly lectured it, proclaiming that representative democracy had been stifled. Yet, this is precisely what happened in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) on August 28 when the Prime […]

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The UK Civil War

The UK Civil War

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit could very well be the swam song of the UK, with England going its way, to become the world’s largest financial offshore destination, and Scotland and Northern Ireland becoming countries of the European Union. Now, civil wars are nasty affairs. Why: because they are fought within a country’s borders between kith and kin. Usually […]

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Scotiabank: Is might, right?

Scotiabank: Is might, right?

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Canadian-owned Bank of Nova Scotia, or Scotiabank, has more than US$1 trillion in assets; the Gross Domestic Product of the small island state, Antigua and Barbuda, is just US$1.5 billion. Yet, there is what the Canadian newspaper, Globe and Mail, described, on August 26, as a “stand-off” between Scotiabank and the Government of Antigua […]

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Debt and the superwealthy

Debt and the superwealthy

| August 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Debt is a supertool of modern economics transferring wealth from the 90% to the 1% Now most consumers own debt. In fact it would not be an over assertion stating that half the population of democratic western countries are submerged in debt. The USA is the great model of a society driven by debt, in […]

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Name That Voice 101

Name That Voice 101

| August 25, 2019 | 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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What about the interests of the ordinary Venezuelan people?

What about the interests of the ordinary Venezuelan people?

| August 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelle Bachelet is a torture survivor.  She was arrested in 1975 by the late dictator Augusto Pinochet’s political police and detained in the notorious Villa Grimaldi torture centre.   So, she knows much about the suffering of people.  She is also an astute politician with a keen understanding of the social, economic and political challenges that face Latin […]

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Caribbean consequences of Trump’s new immigration rules

Caribbean consequences of Trump’s new immigration rules

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. President Donald Trump’s new rule on immigration and nationality, published on Monday, August 12, is not different from the rules applied by Caribbean countries.   It seeks to prohibit persons from migrating to the U.S. if they would become a charge upon the State, and it denies qualification for permanent residence status of such persons who […]

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Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Countries that fail to economically optimize their own natural and domestic markets are doomed to an eternity of economic slavery A story out of Nigeria West Africa emphasized the importance of local production and local markets for strong and sustainable economic growth. Punch Nigeria asserted that, ” actively promoting patronage of locally made products is […]

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