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  • CDB & PAHO Support Mental Health

    CDB & PAHO Support Mental Health

    The Jamaica Gleaner would like your opinion on The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)’s agreement to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in the Caribbean. CDB’s Vice-President (Operations)  Monica La Bennett said, “Despite the high vulnerability of the Region to these types of events, […]

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    | June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • A Gentleman’s Ambition

    A Gentleman’s Ambition

    My guest on The Dolor Factor on Colourful Radio this week is entrepreneur Jourdon Ferdinand. A Computer Information Systems graduate from New Orleans, Jourdon founded menswear and motivational development brand Gentleman’s Ambition in 2014. Jourdan built his brand upon the pillars of respect, etiquette and ambition. By promoting positive aspects of a gentleman, he aims […]

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    | June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 39

    Name That Voice 39

    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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    | June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • GAIL MOANEY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS PR AWARD

    GAIL MOANEY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS PR AWARD

    PRESS RELEASE: New Jersey (June 9, 2018) One of the hospitality industry’s preeminent leaders in marketing and public relations was hailed this week for her service to the sector.   Gail Moaney, APR, received the Marcella Martinez award in memory of the meritorious and productive life of the late Caribbean public relations professional and diplomat. […]

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    | June 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Herby Flavours

    Herby Flavours

    Summertime, when my children were on holidays I took pride in growing a herb garden. At first, I didn’t know what the herbs were, I’d just pick them and throw them into gravies, but if used as they’re meant to, they can make distinctive differences. Chives not only do well in salads but they’re great […]

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    | June 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • The hidden cost of not complying with GDPR

    The hidden cost of not complying with GDPR

    The View from Europe  Normally the private sector tends to respond to change far faster than the public sector. This is because it is bottom line oriented, and has an impatient electorate in the form of shareholders who can vote by disinvesting at any moment. Moreover, they know that certain kinds of failure can result […]

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    | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • CENUK set to enhance regional youth entrepreneurship

    CENUK set to enhance regional youth entrepreneurship

    Cenuk has been specially invited by the Commonwealth Secretariat to present at Caribbean Regional Technical Workshop on Development of National Youth Entrepreneurship Policies and Directors of Youth Meeting to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago on the 20- 22 June 2018.    The workshop will be conducted over three days and will be highly participatory, with […]

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    | June 11, 2018 | 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 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

  • MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary
    MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary

    MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary in defence of the many displaced Caribbean nationals through a government cock-up under a new immigration law.

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CDB & PAHO Support Mental Health

CDB & PAHO Support Mental Health

The Jamaica Gleaner would like your opinion on The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)’s agreement to enhance capacity for mental health and psychosocial support in disaster management in the Caribbean. CDB’s Vice-President (Operations)  Monica La Bennett said, “Despite the high vulnerability of the Region to these types of events, […]

A Gentleman’s Ambition

A Gentleman’s Ambition

My guest on The Dolor Factor on Colourful Radio this week is entrepreneur Jourdon Ferdinand. A Computer Information Systems graduate from New Orleans, Jourdon founded menswear and motivational development brand Gentleman’s Ambition in 2014. Jourdan built his brand upon the pillars of respect, etiquette and ambition. By promoting positive aspects of a gentleman, he aims […]

Name That Voice 39

Name That Voice 39

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

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part A

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part A

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit’’ all hell breaks loose.’’ Economies uniquely vulnerable to sudden shock have a number of common features. Economies that are the first to go into downturn after […]

The overseas territories – the long view

The overseas territories – the long view

The View from Europe  A few days ago, the British Parliament voted to compel Britain’s overseas territories (OTs) in the Caribbean to adopt public registers of company ownership. The decision, which has been condemned by the states concerned, has multiple implications. It ignores their sovereignty, disenfranchises locally elected legislatures, undercuts economic development, harms post hurricane […]

Sanctions and the law of unintended consequences

Sanctions and the law of unintended consequences

The View from Europe  The problem with the use of trade sanctions is that the innocent get hurt. This is particularly so when one economically powerful nation acts against another, and regulations are written in such a way that they have an extraterritorial effect on third nations and their citizens. The best-known example is of […]

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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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Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part B

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part B

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit deep recession and depression are the result One product cultures- countries that depend on a single commodity or product for their economic existence- generate a visionless […]

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Father’s Hair

Father’s Hair

| June 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

With Fathers Day soon approaching, what about getting Dad a gift that he’ll use every day? D R Harris has designed this four-piece gift set with the modern gent in mind. The set includes a razor with a Mach 3 blade, a chrome lathering bowl and a hanging brush stand. Made from premium, sustainably sourced badger […]

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Name That Voice 38

Name That Voice 38

| June 10, 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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Train Light

Train Light

| June 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I pack, and I often do, I always hesitate when it comes to taking my trainers. Why? Because I always feel that they are heavy and I am constantly worrying that my luggage will be overweight. I have now mastered it, or so I thought, using my Sketchers, but along came these three choices […]

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Avocado Heaven

Avocado Heaven

| June 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the Caribbean we love to simply pick our avocado pear, slice it, peel it, and sometimes we like to throw a dash of salt, black pepper, lemon or Olive oil on it! But as we travel we see avocado used in so many different ways especially when making guacamole. We can pick up from […]

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Caribbean democracy demands Constitutional change

Caribbean democracy demands Constitutional change

| June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Leader of the Opposition is assigned important roles in the Constitutions of all Commonwealth Caribbean (CC) countries.  The roles stand at the heart of the democratic values to which the peoples of CC countries adhere.  That is why provision should be made in the Constitutions of all CC countries for a seat to be reserved for […]

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Food conference takes aim at Africa

Food conference takes aim at Africa

| June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Caribbean Food and Drink Conference Theme: African and Caribbean Food and Beverage – Going Global London-based company, CaribDirect Multi-Media has joined forces with Nigerian business consultancy, Compass Global, for the delivery of the second international Caribbean Food and Drink Conference 2018 under the theme African Caribbean Food and Beverage – Going Global. The aim of […]

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East Asians have hots for Caribbean Food…Archway B&B

East Asians have hots for Caribbean Food…Archway B&B

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archway Guesthouse B&B the leading Caribbean B&B based in the heart of the Lake District now a World Heritage Site confirms that their is a growing appetite for Caribbean food by East Asians, based on a survey done with over 1000 visitors mainly from Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and China. Proprietor Denis St Bernard […]

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Coconut Shade

Coconut Shade

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fancy some vintage glamour curtesy of the coconut? This large Coconut Sunhat provides plenty of shade as well as a serious dose of stlye. Made from raffia and shaped into a classic fedora, it has superimposed layers of fringe top-stitched to the brim with a colourful thread. A few lines of the same stitching decorate […]

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The CODFather on The Dolor Factor

The CODFather on The Dolor Factor

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Codfather is a PROPER chippie, the only difference is, it’s not in the UK but in Charleston, South Carolina!  Brit owners Adam and Matthew Randall, started in Pennsylvania but are now legends in the tourist and dining district of SC. I’ve had fish and chips worldwide and nothing I’ve tasted beats this! Hear how […]

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Name That Voice 37

Name That Voice 37

| June 3, 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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Pham Nailed It At £25,000+

Pham Nailed It At £25,000+

| June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ever wondered how much gem embellisments would cost in your manicures?  Origins of this diamond nail starts with Alexander Pham. One day a client stopped by his Images Luxury Nail Lounge, in Newport beach, California, requesting a manicure with diamond embellishments. He found a jeweller  to supply the stones and thought  other women might like […]

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Let Mia Mottley’s seed sprout across the Caribbean

Let Mia Mottley’s seed sprout across the Caribbean

| June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the clean sweep by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of all the seats in general elections on May 24 for the Barbados House of Representatives, the problem of no parliamentary opposition has rightly become a matter for wider discussion in the Caribbean and farther abroad.  This development in Barbados, that occasioned […]

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Cuba, the EU and a post-Cotonou agreement

Cuba, the EU and a post-Cotonou agreement

| June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  Just over a week ago, Cuba and the European Union held a first Joint Council meeting. It identified the principal multilateral and bilateral issues on which they hope in future to work more closely. For the EU, the event was particularly important. It established a dialogue with one of the few […]

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Uber Rides Out of T&T

Uber Rides Out of T&T

| June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

This story by Carla Bridglal of Trinidad & Tobago Newsday wasn’t surprising really. The popular ride-sharing app, Uber, is such a handy way to get from a to b – and of course, removes the issues of people always asking for a ‘ride’ – not because they can’t afford it, but as the transportation system […]

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4 weeks to Dr Ava ‘Eagle’ Brown’s Business Webinar

4 weeks to Dr Ava ‘Eagle’ Brown’s Business Webinar

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr Ava ‘Eagle’ Brown will do a special webinar to businessmen and women on the Caribbean Atlantic Marketplace platform  When Thursday 28th June 2018 – 8pm BST / 3pm EST For one hour international transformational speaker, coach and author Dr Ava Brown will speak with members of Caribbean Atlantic Marketplace on the value of business […]

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Watch It this Fathers Day!

Watch It this Fathers Day!

| May 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Would you like your father to join the ranks of American General Pershing? Mohammed Ali? Andy Warhol? Prince William? Then a Cartier Tank is a great gift for your special dad! The Tank was designed 100 years ago by the French jeweller Louis Cartier. It was as elegant then as it is now. It was […]

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Bahamian Life

Bahamian Life

| May 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

My guest this week on The Dolor Factor on Colourful Radio is Ernestia Fraser. Fraser is a Bahamian native who grew up in Nassau and left her hometown at the age of 17 to pursue a career in writing. Her book, Carnival of Love A Tale of a Bahamian Family, is a memoir that explores […]

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