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  • Earlybird Food Conference ticket sales end tomorrow

    Earlybird Food Conference ticket sales end tomorrow

    The second international Caribbean Food and Drink conference, a collaboration with Nigerian based Compass Global Business Services is returning to London on Monday 19th November 2018. The conference will be the final day of a five day (14th to 19th November) African and Caribbean trade mission, social and cultural exposition and African and Caribbean lecture […]

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    | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Barbados, Dominica and Ross:  Debating the wrong issue

    Barbados, Dominica and Ross: Debating the wrong issue

    The debate, particularly on social media, following the decision by Ross University School of Medicine to relocate from Dominica to Barbados, is about the wrong issue. Instead of focussing, incorrectly as it turns out, on the belief that the Mia Mottley administration poached Ross from Dominica, the debate should centre on yet another disastrous effect […]

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    | August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Selfies = Success in Weight Loss?

    Selfies = Success in Weight Loss?

    The Journal of Interactive Marketing research suggests that social media and selfie photos can play a positive role in weight-loss goals. “Our research finds that individuals are more likely to realize success with personal goals when they make a public commitment to attaining them,” said Tonya Williams Bradford, study co-author and assistant professor of marketing […]

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    | August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Name That Voice 47

    Name That Voice 47

    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 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • OECS – Apply: 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchange

    OECS – Apply: 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchange

    The call for applications is open for the 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchanges on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) which will take place from Sunday, October 21 to Saturday, October 27, 2018 showcasing key Northern California destinations that are helping to move the success that is Silicon Valley’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem across the Golden State. Participants will visit […]

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    | August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • Cereal History

    Cereal History

    While shopping in the US recently I picked up a box of one of my favourite cereals, Cream of Wheat. I love the farine variety which I only seem to get in the Caribbean and it made me wonder who the face on the cover was. Online I discovered that his name was Frank L […]

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    | August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
  • EU-OECD have Caribbean on the ropes again

    EU-OECD have Caribbean on the ropes again

    The financial services sector of Caribbean jurisdictions, and other parts of the developing world, have been under continuous assault by the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since the mid-1990s.  This assault will peak again in a month’s time when financial institutions are expected to comply with the Common […]

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    | August 5, 2018 | 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

Selfies = Success in Weight Loss?

Selfies = Success in Weight Loss?

The Journal of Interactive Marketing research suggests that social media and selfie photos can play a positive role in weight-loss goals. “Our research finds that individuals are more likely to realize success with personal goals when they make a public commitment to attaining them,” said Tonya Williams Bradford, study co-author and assistant professor of marketing […]

Name That Voice 47

Name That Voice 47

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 – Apply: 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchange

OECS – Apply: 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchange

The call for applications is open for the 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchanges on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) which will take place from Sunday, October 21 to Saturday, October 27, 2018 showcasing key Northern California destinations that are helping to move the success that is Silicon Valley’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem across the Golden State. Participants will visit […]

Caribbean Political Insights

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 […]

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 […]

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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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Do You Gown?

Do You Gown?

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ever thought about the history of men wearing gowns? According to manleymanners.com: The presence of the dressing gown in Western fashion dates back to at least the 17th century when European gentlemen would wear what was then called “Persian gowns” and “Indian gowns” because of the garments’ Eastern origins and oriental, kimono-style design. By the […]

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Show and Tell

Show and Tell

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve taken a needed break…not in all things, but the show goes on… On The Dolor Factor on Colourful Radio in August, you’ll notice a month of repeated shows but the guests are so engaging that even if you’d heard the show before, hearing them again will inspire you. For the last two weeks I’ve […]

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Name That Voice 46

Name That Voice 46

| August 5, 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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90 Seconds Saves

90 Seconds Saves

| August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Isn’t it unbelievable that all 99 passengers and four crew members survived Tuesday’s crash of Flight 2431, en route from Durango, Mexico, to Mexico City? Another unbelievable statement I read this week concerning the crash came from Mary Schiavo, former inspector general of the Department of Transportation. Citing the International Civil Aviation Organization, she said, no […]

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Blacken Your Diet

Blacken Your Diet

| August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

We think about green foods all the time but did you know that black coloured foods are just as nutritious? They are loaded with health-promoting compounds which may help lower the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. Black seeds are nutty and with several black varieties they have higher antioxidant activity than […]

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Ghana’s H.E Samia Nkrumah to speak at Food Conference

Ghana’s H.E Samia Nkrumah to speak at Food Conference

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second international Caribbean Food and Drink Conference organised by CaribDirect Multi-Media in association with Compass Global Business Services has secured the daughter of former President of Ghana, H.E Kwame Nkrumah, H.E Samia Nkrumah to deliver a powerful message at the special African Caribbean lecture at the British House of Commons, Parliament Buildings, London on […]

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Caribbean Nations look to Blue Economy for rescue

Caribbean Nations look to Blue Economy for rescue

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Blue Economy is the Key to Financial Growth in Caribbean Nations Caribbean nations and their entrepreneurs are being encouraged to do a deep dive into the ocean economy, which is also nicknamed the “blue economy”, according to Reuters.com. The Caribbean’s island countries feature 80 times more water than land mass and offer so many ocean-based […]

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2nd Caribbean Food and Drink Conference in 4 months

2nd Caribbean Food and Drink Conference in 4 months

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s three months and counting to the anticipated second international Caribbean Food and Drink Conference: Going Global event. This unique conference which is the culmination of 5 days of activities (14th to 19th November 2018) including an African and Caribbean lecture at House of Commons; African and Caribbean cultural presentations at Hilton Metropole and a trade mission […]

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Name That Voice 45

Name That Voice 45

| July 27, 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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How beneficial was the CARICOM leaders meeting?

How beneficial was the CARICOM leaders meeting?

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week, the Washington-based publication, Latin American Advisor, sought responses from me, and others considered knowledgeable on Caribbean affairs, to three questions regarding the recently-held CARICOM heads of government meeting in Jamaica.   For the benefit of readers of this column, I provide more detailed answers to the three questions here than I did to the Washington […]

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Curls, Twists and Love

Curls, Twists and Love

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you’re thinking about returning to wearing your natural hair, as it is, for all to see…It’s a great idea! Just have an initial knowledge of the types of products you may need as there’s so many of them out there now. You’ll learn how to take care of your hair by plaiting in three […]

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Chip Time

Chip Time

| July 22, 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 44

Name That Voice 44

| July 22, 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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LaaLaa Land

LaaLaa Land

| July 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ugg is venturing out into the sand instead of the water, with its shiny patent straps and soft sheepskin heel band. Sandals can be personalized by swapping one sheepskin band for another in a range of hues, or they can be removed entirely. And they come in so many colors that make the mix and match […]

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The art of creating a world class Caribbean B&B

The art of creating a world class Caribbean B&B

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The art of creating and running a world class Caribbean B&B / and Small Hotel.  Come November 19th the major players in the Caribbean food and beverage space will be engaging a number of African, Caribbean and British food and beverage enthusiasts, hoteliers, chefs and SMEs operating in the food and beverage sector. CaribDirect Multi-Media will, for […]

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Students And Volunteers Help To Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Homes

Students And Volunteers Help To Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Homes

| July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students And Volunteers Help To Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Homes Following Hurricane Maria 2017 saw Puerto Rico and the surrounding islands devastated by Hurricane Maria. The destruction caused to housing alone is estimated to have cost $37 billion and, almost one year one, thousands of locals are still without fixed accommodation. However, things are looking up as volunteers […]

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Cold, Hard Exercise Truths

Cold, Hard Exercise Truths

| July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Certified Personal Trainer and Health Educator Nicole Nichols makes some interesting points, or should I say, truths, about exercise. Here’s a couple: Working out will always feel hard. Exercise is work. It elevates your heart rate, makes you somewhat breathless, and causes your muscles to burn. It’s tiring—sometimes exhausting. Yes, exercise does get easier with […]

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Bahamian Life Again

Bahamian Life Again

| July 15, 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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