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  • Caribbean consequences of Trump’s new immigration rules

    Caribbean consequences of Trump’s new immigration rules

    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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    | August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

    Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

    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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    | August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 100

    Name That Voice 100

    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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    | August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 99

    Name That Voice 99

    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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    | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Guns, Safety and Tourism

    Guns, Safety and Tourism

    Personal safety is the travelers most critical consideration. Now, no family wants to go on vacation only to return in caskets.  A country may offer spectacular panoramas, hugely significant historical sites, rich cultural narratives, awesome geography, and great resorts and hotels, but if a car bomb or mass shooting promises to send the tourist and […]

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    | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Contempt of Haitians is shameful

    Contempt of Haitians is shameful

    The response to Haitians arriving in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries has been lamentable at best and contemptible at worst.  They have been treated, for the most part, as pariahs particularly by the ignorant and bigoted. Recently, in Guyana, the arrival of Haitians has been greeted with a hysteria that was evident in other parts of the […]

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    | August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

    The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

    Countries with a skilled workforce are far more prosperous than countries with workers who major in academia and white collar services. The road to social and economic prosperity runs through the vocations. It has become mantra that the plumber earns more than the office worker. In the Virgin Islands, a skilled building contractor is in […]

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    | August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Featured Videos

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  • Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Show
    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

Name That Voice 100

Name That Voice 100

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? […]

Name That Voice 99

Name That Voice 99

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? […]

Name That Voice 98

Name That Voice 98

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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BREXIT’s effect on Caribbean tourism

BREXIT’s effect on Caribbean tourism

| August 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Caribbean persons interacting with British tourists, apart from the super-rich, should be mindful that if these visitors appear reluctant to part with their money, or demand better value, it’s because they’re spending a much-devalued UK currency.  In the first week since Boris Johnson took the reins of the British government on July 24, the pound […]

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Brexit: a new phase of civil war

Brexit: a new phase of civil war

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Boris Johnson’s appointment as UK Prime Minister is simply a new phase of the Brexit Civil War Boris Johnson officially became UK Prime Minister on July 25, 2019. His appointment was no surprise. Johnson is a darling of the UK Far Right. Much as Donald Trump is the Poster Boy of the USA’s White Supremacists […]

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Boris Johnson’s can of worms

Boris Johnson’s can of worms

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

There were echoes of US President Donald Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, in the first parliamentary statement of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.   “Our mission”, Mr. Johnson declared is “making this country the greatest place on earth”. As with President Trump’s slogan, Prime Minister Johnson’s catchphrase is designed to appeal to a […]

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Name That Voice 97

Name That Voice 97

| July 28, 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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Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

DRIVING A COMPASSIONATE AND SUSTAINABLE CAPITALISM Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Economist, has asserted that the dominant economic model of the latter Twentieth Century- mainly Supply Side Free Market Economics- is obsolete in today’s swiftly changing global environment. Trickle Down has had its day. The world today is transitioning away from fossil fuel capitalism towards […]

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Name and blame the polluters

Name and blame the polluters

| July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Climate Change is no longer a future event.  It is here, now and real.  Planet Earth, mankind’s common homeland, appears to be already locked into 1.5C of warming, once hoped to be the top limit of human-caused climate change. The world is now set to storm its way through the 2C limit set by the much vaunted […]

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All are invited to Jamaican Independence Service

All are invited to Jamaican Independence Service

| July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of Jamaica’s 57th Anniversary of Independence, the Jamaican High Commission will host a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving on Saturday 27th July 2019. See details below:

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BREXIT: The 800Lb Gorilla Mauling the UK

BREXIT: The 800Lb Gorilla Mauling the UK

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

BREXIT is the most damaging event in recent UK history, equivalent to the Suez Crisis of the early 1960s, in terms of it’s malevolent effect on UK politics, economics, and society. Boris Johnson will be UK Prime Minister by the end of July 2019, save his death, or some event totally unforeseen as yet. Johnson […]

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The new burden of diplomacy: the enemy within

The new burden of diplomacy: the enemy within

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The mess resulting from reports that the British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, made about President Donald Trump and his administration, underscore the dangers of leaking confidential government documents. If nothing else comes of this affair, the identification and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for leaking Sir Kim’s confidential and […]

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Carnival Pioneers 2019 celebrate Windrush Generation

Carnival Pioneers 2019 celebrate Windrush Generation

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The annual Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival enter its 7th year and will be held on Sunday 11 August 2019 from 12 pm – 8pm at Horniman’s Park, Kensal Road. W10.    The annual free family festival has become the precursor to Notting Hill Carnival and continues in the tradition of paying tribute to […]

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Guyana rums stand out at Drinks Trade Show

Guyana rums stand out at Drinks Trade Show

| July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the success of the first Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilion in 2018, an initiative of CaribDirect Multi-Media, the second Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilion was held again at the world renowned IMBIBE Drinks Trade Show, Olympia London, Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Jus’ Caribbean, the food and drinks brand of CaribDirect seeks to provide opportunities […]

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Making a difference: the example of António Guterres

Making a difference: the example of António Guterres

| July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his three and a half years as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres has proved himself sensitive and alert to the difficulties confronting Caribbean states.  He has been an example that Secretaries-General of other inter-governmental organisations would do well to emulate, particularly those interested in being elected for second terms. His address to the 40th Regular Meeting […]

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Name That Voice 94

Name That Voice 94

| July 7, 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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El Dorado Rum goes down a treat

El Dorado Rum goes down a treat

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are very pleased to announce the success of the second Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilion held at the world famous Olympia London, Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Our client, Guyana Office for Investment (GOINVEST) showcased several varieties of XM Rum, and El Dorado Rum as well as Amy’s Coffee. Many inquiries and pledges […]

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Preparation for Day 1 at Drinks Trade Show

Preparation for Day 1 at Drinks Trade Show

| July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guyana High Commission trade representative Carl Browne and CaribDirect Marketing Executive Misie Goode all set for the day’s onslaught of thirsty visitors at the Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilionm IMBIBE LIVE, London Olympia…    

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El Dorado Rum rep Guyana at Trade Show

El Dorado Rum rep Guyana at Trade Show

| July 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the next two days Guyana will be represented at the second Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilion at Olympia London. Drinks producers such as El Dorado Rum, Banks DIH and Amy’s Coffee will showcase their superior export ready products at the world famous IMBIBE LIVE drinks trade show that proudly accommodates an area reserved for the […]

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Name That Voice 93

Name That Voice 93

| June 30, 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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OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti

OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on June 19 without any discussion or mandate by the Permanent Council, the organ responsible for making and overseeing policy between General Assemblies. The results of the unmandated OAS […]

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