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  • Cross-Border Climate Change refugees looming large

    Cross-Border Climate Change refugees looming large

    “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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    | September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Hurricane disaster survival part 1

    Hurricane disaster survival part 1

    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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    | September 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 104

    Name That Voice 104

    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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    | September 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

    Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

    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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    | September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 103

    Name That Voice 103

    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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    | September 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • OECS Music Talk comes to Saint Lucia

    OECS Music Talk comes to Saint Lucia

    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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    | September 9, 2019 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 102

    Name That Voice 102

    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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    | September 9, 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

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    Jamaican PM Holness speaks with ITV about deportations

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Delia's Escapades

Name That Voice 104

Name That Voice 104

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 103

Name That Voice 103

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 Music Talk comes to Saint Lucia

OECS Music Talk comes to Saint Lucia

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 […]

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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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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Name That Voice 100

Name That Voice 100

| August 18, 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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Name That Voice 99

Name That Voice 99

| August 11, 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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Guns, Safety and Tourism

Guns, Safety and Tourism

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Contempt of Haitians is shameful

Contempt of Haitians is shameful

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Name That Voice 98

Name That Voice 98

| August 4, 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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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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