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  • Brexit, nationalism, and globalism

    Brexit, nationalism, and globalism

    Donald Trump and Brexit are symbols of a new cold war within western society. This is an existential conflict between the forces of globalization, and the forces of nationalist nativism. Time alone will tell who wins. The western world appears to be in conflict and turmoil with itself. The USA has become isolationist and inward […]

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    | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • The Trump card in Venezuela crisis

    The Trump card in Venezuela crisis

    When is a failed policy recognised as a failure and is abandoned for a new approach?   That was the question that Barack Obama and his administration had to confront after more than 50 years of a policy of trade embargoes, sanctions and, at one point, invasion that failed to dislodge the Castro government in Cuba.  It is […]

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    | February 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Overseas territories and Post Brexit Britain

    Overseas territories and Post Brexit Britain

    Brexit is simple English Tribalism. A redefined relationship between the Post Brexit UK and the British Overseas Territories is inevitable, if as is expected, the turmoil of a Post Brexit Britain becomes convulsion. Britain is going to be reshaped by Brexit in myriad ways. For now, there can be no predicting how Brexit will fully […]

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    | February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Lies in the OAS contest: sifting the wheat from the chaff

    Lies in the OAS contest: sifting the wheat from the chaff

    If ever there was a time in global politics when governments did not indulge in deliberately and maliciously running smear campaigns against candidates they oppose for international positions, it has now passed. Indeed, powerful countries, that should be able to use their vast diplomatic machinery to argue the merits of candidates they support, are the […]

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    | February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Victimization in politics

    Victimization in politics

    One politician’s assertions on victimization reveal a pervasive culture. Now, when it comes to victimization in politics anywhere, all are guilty. There is no innocent political party. Talk to anyone who is impacted by politics from the businessman to the public officer, and there is clear acceptance that the matter of victimization is as pervasive, […]

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    | January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Only CARICOM countries can divide CARICOM

    Only CARICOM countries can divide CARICOM

    The meeting between U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and the Foreign Ministers of seven Caribbean countries, gave rise to many questions, but the U.S. seeking to “divide CARICOM” should not be one of them. External forces can try as they wish to divide the members of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM), but only those […]

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    | January 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Meghan, Brexit, and Change

    Meghan, Brexit, and Change

    The Meghan Markle story is part of the ongoing process of change in the west and a UK slow to enter the 21st Century. The UK Royal Family is a symbol of UK nationhood and history. So, watching the Royal Family and it’s evolution is watching the UK itself and how the UK adapts to […]

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    | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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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Why CARICOM had no national for OAS top job

Why CARICOM had no national for OAS top job

| January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Readers of Barbados newspapers were exposed recently to the views of John Beale, one of the country’s former Ambassadors to the Organisation of American States (OAS), on the forthcoming election for the post of Secretary-General.  Because Mr. Beale served at the OAS and did sterling work, his views on the Secretary-Generalship of the OAS deserves attention. […]

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BREXIT and Offshore Finance

BREXIT and Offshore Finance

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Brexit will be a boon to the offshore finance industry  in the short term, at least Will Brexit be advantageous to offshore finance? The answer could well be yes. The European Union is pro regulation on offshore finance for obvious reasons. The EU is much less of a deregulated economy, than a Post Brexit UK […]

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China and the West: serving whose interest?

China and the West: serving whose interest?

| January 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

China, the Caribbean and the West: serving whose interest? Caribbean countries are being warned by the government of the United States of America (U.S.) and U.S. writers that they should limit their dealings with China.  In the course of these warnings, several allegations are made, suggesting sinister Chinese motives and even corrupt relations between Chinese institutions […]

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The Tail wags the dog

The Tail wags the dog

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Will there be a vast war in the Middle East? The Trump Administration has killed Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s top military leader in an airstrike. This is the biggest escalation in tensions since the Iran hostage crisis 40 years past. Iran’s leaders have vowed a harsh response. It may not be a coincidence that President Donald […]

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Contest for OAS Secretary-General: The Caribbean’s interest

Contest for OAS Secretary-General: The Caribbean’s interest

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The contest for the post of Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS) is now well and truly joined.   The election for the post will be held on March 20, and there are three contestants whose nominations were submitted by December 15, 2019 – the date set by the Permanent Council of the Organization.  The […]

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BREXIT and a new Special Relationship

BREXIT and a new Special Relationship

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Brexiteers are clearly upbeat at this dawn of a new decade. Remainers/Europhoiles like this Old Boy are disappointed. There is a feeling in the air that the UK has changed for good- and not necessarily for the better.  It is wait and see whether the UK will break up with Scotland and Northern Ireland remaining […]

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A weak Caribbean will not serve its people in 2020

A weak Caribbean will not serve its people in 2020

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

As 2019 ends and the New Year dawns, the world faces a troubling period of uncertainty. This precariousness will affect international and regional organizations as some powerful governments pursue a policy of de-linking from the established international system, encouraging fragmentation of regional groups and imposing their own agenda through various methods of coercion. That process […]

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West Indies go down fighting against India

West Indies go down fighting against India

| December 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

India reigned supreme in the Twenty20 and One-Day International series against West Indies at home to end the year on a high. The hosts won both the three-match series 2-1 as the spectators were treated to some fabulous game of cricket. But the West Indies put up a real challenge and even looked good enough […]

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A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

| December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Life, Death, and Christmas Now Jack the Bohemian is a self – proclaimed atheist. For Jack the Brexiteer, his main interest in Christmas is not Santa Claus and Rudolf the red nose reindeer, it is the huge leap in cash takings at his hotel and restaurant, from guests visiting these eclectic Lesser Antilles, over the […]

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Caribbean Heavy Industry Is Experiencing A Clean Renaissance

Caribbean Heavy Industry Is Experiencing A Clean Renaissance

| December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Keen readers of the news will have seen the exciting reveal of the Dominican Republic’s 48mW wind farm in early December. An indicator of the vast development occurring across central America and the Caribbean, it offers a taste of the priorities of national governments – primarily, driving tourism profits into new infrastructure for their citizens. Most positively, […]

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CARICOM finds its winning voice

CARICOM finds its winning voice

| December 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is a valid criticism of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that they have more often failed than succeeded in coordinating their foreign policy actions. This tendency has been displayed in the Organisation of American States (OAS) over the last three years, causing celebration among those countries that fear the voting power of the 14 […]

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The Thrift Paradox

The Thrift Paradox

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are two types of player in the market economy: the producer and the consumer. Producers and consumers can be further described as savers and spenders; and lenders and borrowers. This is an important dichotomy of the marketplace. Jack Big Spender and Tom Cheap are both crucial to economics. The thrifty are a minority in […]

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Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy

Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy not repeat mistakes The untidy and muddled way in which Canadian banks are withdrawing from the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean is a direct result of insufficient attention being paid by governments to the terms of their entry at the time.  Commonwealth Caribbean countries are those that were former […]

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Maria Fernanda Espinosa for OAS President

Maria Fernanda Espinosa for OAS President

| December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Washington, DC, December 13…. The Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, announced that he has submitted the formal nomination of former UN General Assembly President, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, for the post of Secretary-General of the OAS. Ambassador Sanders advised that he submitted the nomination to the current […]

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What happens after Britain leaves the European Union

What happens after Britain leaves the European Union

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Now Jack the Bohemian is clearly a Brexiter. He is nuanced, cultured, and urbane in his style, but battle hardened when standing up for England and quitting the European Union. His passion for his English upper class culture is unequivocal: even imperial. When this Old Boy speaks of the vital role the European Union plays […]

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Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

There has always been tension between encouraging foreign investment and promoting local entrepreneurship.  In many countries, local businesses are expected to pay a range of domestic taxes while governments exempt foreign investors from obligation for the same taxes in order to attract their money, knowledge and, in some cases their technological skills. Where foreign investors do […]

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Jamaican Trailblazers receive National Awards

Jamaican Trailblazers receive National Awards

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

London, 21st November 2019: Two of Jamaica’s trailblazers, Dame Karlene Davis and Bishop Rose Hudson Wilkin, were yesterday presented with the National Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, CD, High Commissioner, on behalf of the Governor-General of Jamaica. Dame Karlene Davis, DBE, CD, who was born in Portland, Jamaica, is […]

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Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Austere trickle down economics has created a dangerous world The western world especially the US and UK are in a similar place the world sat in 1935. In the US and UK xenophobia and race hate has spiraled. Trump’s Pitchfork Revolution is akin with Adolf Hitler’s storm trooper paramilitaries whose mission was to make the […]

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