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  • Duke’s Caribbean

    Duke’s Caribbean

    In Washington, DC. I attended the Colour of Music Festival Orchestral & Chamber debut which featured the students of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The concert was held to honor the school’s co-founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz. Of course, I had to look at the extent that Duke Ellington mentioned the Caribbean as he […]

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    | March 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • EU blacklist: Cooperation or Coercion?

    EU blacklist: Cooperation or Coercion?

    On 12 March, the Council of the 28-nations European Union (EU) placed 15 small territories on a list of what it calls ‘non-cooperative jurisdictions”.  What the EC considers these territories to be “non-cooperative” about reveals the raw exercise of power by the strong over the weak.  In this case, the firm intention of the EU is […]

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    | March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 78

    Name That Voice 78

    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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    | March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • ‘Abandoned’ at Waterstones

    ‘Abandoned’ at Waterstones

    Everyone…My daughter Kandy did this. Alone. Just as she was abandoned pregnant, she wrote this book on her own. I’ve said before that it brought tears to my eyes, I bawled, I still feel pain when I see the book, but I also feel pride. Abandoned Pregnant made me recognize too, that I was like […]

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    | March 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • British Airways Lauds High Flying St. Lucia Resort

    British Airways Lauds High Flying St. Lucia Resort

    ST. LUCIA (March 8, 2019) – St. Lucia’s renowned luxury resort Anse Chastanet has received a British Airways Customer Excellence Award for 2018 with an impressive overall rating of 9.1 out of 10. Speaking from Germany, where she is attending one of the world’s leading travel trade shows, ITB Berlin, resort Executive Director Karolin Troubetzkoy […]

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    | March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 77

    Name That Voice 77

    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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    | March 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Mallalieu wins Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy

    Mallalieu wins Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy

    Adam Mallalieu was crowned Champion of the inaugural Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT) after the final double-header at Bushy Park Barbados over the weekend (March 2/3). The 14-year-old Harrison College student claimed four more victories to bring his total of wins to 10 in the 24-race series, which was supported by the FIA’s Sport […]

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    | March 9, 2019 | 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

Duke’s Caribbean

Duke’s Caribbean

In Washington, DC. I attended the Colour of Music Festival Orchestral & Chamber debut which featured the students of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The concert was held to honor the school’s co-founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz. Of course, I had to look at the extent that Duke Ellington mentioned the Caribbean as he […]

Name That Voice 78

Name That Voice 78

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? […]

‘Abandoned’ at Waterstones

‘Abandoned’ at Waterstones

Everyone…My daughter Kandy did this. Alone. Just as she was abandoned pregnant, she wrote this book on her own. I’ve said before that it brought tears to my eyes, I bawled, I still feel pain when I see the book, but I also feel pride. Abandoned Pregnant made me recognize too, that I was like […]

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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Prince of Wales in Saint Lucia

Prince of Wales in Saint Lucia

| March 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

VIEUX FORT, Saint Lucia (March 21, 2019) – The management and staff of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa and Serenity at Coconut Bay staged the reception for His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales on March 17, 2019 on the occasion of the royal visit to Saint Lucia celebrating the country’s 40th […]

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Hidden Hotspots To Include On Your Caribbean Road Trip

Hidden Hotspots To Include On Your Caribbean Road Trip

| March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tourism is booming in the Caribbean, with the region attracting tens of millions of visitors thanks to its warm waters, sandy beaches, and lush jungles. Unfortunately, this means that popular destinations can get uncomfortably crowded, especially during peak season. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds during your Caribbean vacation, one of the best ways to do […]

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Name That Voice 76

Name That Voice 76

| March 3, 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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Respect rule of law internationally

Respect rule of law internationally

| March 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The United States of America, Canada and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean together share the deeply-held values of democracy and human rights more than the majority of other countries in the Western hemisphere. The long history of slavery and indentured bondage in the English-speaking Caribbean, linked to the courageous act of Abraham Lincoln to […]

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Garvey Quote

Garvey Quote

| March 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

This quote caught my eye. It’s from Garvey Lives! A play by Barry Beckham about Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey. Garvey Lives! was Beckham’s first dramatic script—and the first ever produced about the legendary Pan-African activist Marcus Garvey, and had its premiere production at Brown University, USA in 1972. The quote: “I been sleeping all my […]

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Sick Soups

Sick Soups

| March 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

When you’re sick what did your grandmother make you eat? First thing mine did was reach for the senna. She made it with molasses and castor oil and the taste was awful to the worst extreme! But now there are tastier things as favorites, like chicken soup. It’s been a remedy for the common cold […]

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The overspill of Haiti’s persistent problems

The overspill of Haiti’s persistent problems

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

This commentary, being written on Thursday February 21, is about troubling developments in Haiti and the constraints upon the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that prohibit them from playing a meaningful role in averting further violence.  Since the time of writing, the feared escalation might have occurred. The 13 independent states that, along with Haiti, comprise CARICOM, […]

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Jamaica’s James Bond

Jamaica’s James Bond

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most of us know that James Bond was connected to Jamaica…courtesy of news.com.au, here’s how… After visiting Jamaica for a naval conference during World War II, Ian Fleming decided then and there that island life was going to be for him. Three years later, when the war was over, he kept his word and bought […]

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Name That Voice 75

Name That Voice 75

| February 24, 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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Sidney Poitier’s Words

Sidney Poitier’s Words

| February 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bahamian born actor Sir Sidney Poitier once wrote, “I felt very much as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.” Celebrating his 92nd birthday (Born on Feb. 20, 1927) The New York Times highlighted a number of exclusive pictures and articles featuring the world-loved actor. The piece reminded readers that […]

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Elected officials should not be dual nationals

Elected officials should not be dual nationals

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The law is the law and it is binding on all who dwell or visit within its jurisdiction.   The law is particularly binding on those who make the law.  As I observed in a previous commentary, “Law makers should not be law breakers”. This issue is raised again in the context of persons who hold dual citizenships […]

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Saint Lucia 40th Independence Celebrations

Saint Lucia 40th Independence Celebrations

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The present issue of Our Saint Lucia is dedicated to Saint Lucia’s 40th year of Independence being observed on 22nd February 2019, under the theme “All In, Our Journey, Our Future.” The publication highlights some of the events in February, plus a full list of events taking place during the year.  It also features several competitions the […]

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Name That Voice 74

Name That Voice 74

| February 16, 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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Barbados Bans Straws

Barbados Bans Straws

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

RELEASE: February 2019, London. From Monday, April 1, the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based single-use plastic (plastic made from petroleum) will no longer be allowed in Barbados. The popular tourist destination attracted 623,293 visitors in 2018 and is committed to the fight against pollution and joins the growing list of countries attempting to […]

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U.S. Virgin Islands committed to Regional Collaboration

U.S. Virgin Islands committed to Regional Collaboration

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS COMMITTED TO REGIONAL COLLABORATION MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (February 6, 2019) – The new head of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has signaled his department’s desire to collaborate with other Caribbean destinations in promoting the region in the global marketplace. “A rising tide lifts all boats, so it is important that […]

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A “Venezuelan owned” solution: too much to hope?

A “Venezuelan owned” solution: too much to hope?

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Commentators in western media, that dominate international news distribution, characterise any government, entity or person who speaks out against meddling in the internal affairs of Venezuela as “supporters of the Maduro regime”.  Implicit in the characterization is that all these governments, entities or persons are “in the pocket” of the Venezuelan government, and, therefore, have […]

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PALentine for You?

PALentine for You?

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: The pressure to find a date for Valentine’s Day causes millennials to go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being alone on the most romantic day of the year, according to new research released this week. VoucherCodes.co.uk, the leading savings site, surveyed over 2,000 people across the country and discovered that half of millennials […]

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Valentine Day Compatibility Test

Valentine Day Compatibility Test

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here’s a fun way to decide on the gift you’ll buy your partner or friend this Valentines. The Compatibility Calculator is a fun quiz that invites you to put your relationship to the test. You can treat your love – or direct them – to range of bespoke discounts and deals for romantic treats including […]

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