Archive for December, 2011

Jamaica: PNP Sails To Election Victory

Jamaica: PNP Sails To Election Victory

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Jamaica’s main opposition party rode a wave of discontent with a bad economy to a big win at the polls on Thursday, in general elections that swept former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller back into office. Despite pre-election surveys predicting a close and hard-fought race, preliminary official results showed Simpson Miller’s People’s National […]

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Queen Honours Caribbean Charity Co-founder Orin Lewis

Queen Honours Caribbean Charity Co-founder Orin Lewis

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

“OBE awarded to ACLT Co-founder Orin Lewis”   STEP-FATHER TO FORMER LEUKAEMIA SUFFERER DANIEL DE-GALE RECOGNISED FOR HIS SERVICES TO HEALTHCARE   January 1st 2012 notes not only the turn of the year, but also marks the day co-founder of leading UK Leukaemia charity, African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT), Orin Cadogan-Lewis, is awarded with an […]

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Crunch Time: The Caribbean in 2012

Crunch Time: The Caribbean in 2012

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

2012 dawns on a gloomy horizon for the 15 countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).  It is a dawn whose breaking, although foretold, was largely ignored.  If the inertia continues in the vague hope that external conditions will improve to the extent that global buoyancy will lift the region, it is a hope without basis. […]

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It’s A Wrap 9 – Featuring Maam Ummul-Khayri

It’s A Wrap 9 – Featuring Maam Ummul-Khayri

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Head wrapping  is the style which I wear uninhibitedly and naturally.”- Maam Ummil-Khayri This week, I am excited to introduce our featured WrapStar  Maam Ummul-Khayri,  a Fulani native of the Fuuta Tooro in Senegal, West African.  She resides in France where she works in the hotel industry. She says: “I am enormously interested in my […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CARIBDIRECT.COM

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CARIBDIRECT.COM

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Management and Staff of CaribDirect.com thank our many faithful readers, authors, contributors, strategic partners and contractors for a very successful 2011 and wish you a Happy and Prosperous 2012. We look forward to your continued support as we work to distinguish ourselves as the Caribbean’s quintessential source for all things Caribbean!

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After Success: The Secret To A Happy Future!

After Success: The Secret To A Happy Future!

| December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

I once read that what separates a hero from a tragic figure was their position on a wheel of fortune, turned at random by the Fates. The hero starts out at the bottom and rises, while the tragic figure starts out on top and falls. While mythology makes for excellent storytelling and fun history classes, […]

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Guyana: Former Convict Turn Hip Hop / Reggae Artiste Inspires Youth In Canada

Guyana: Former Convict Turn Hip Hop / Reggae Artiste Inspires Youth In Canada

| December 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

(THE RECORD) KITCHENER — Kris Ally is candid when recalling the terrible events of Christmas Eve, 1996, when four young males attacked a pizza shop owner and his delivery driver in a botched and bloody robbery attempt. Ally, a native of Guyana, was one of those teens and spent four years in federal prison but […]

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Listen To That Gut! It Could Save Your Life!

Listen To That Gut! It Could Save Your Life!

| December 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The knocking against my ribcage is loud. I am certain it can be heard by those around me. A wheezing breath escapes my tightly clenched jaw. I pray with tears rolling down my cheeks. I am grateful for the darkness as I continue to weep, suffering in silence, angry and so afraid. I am amazed […]

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Athlete of the Year!! Tough Choice For 2011!

Athlete of the Year!! Tough Choice For 2011!

| December 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The year 2011 is drawing to a close and it is now time to reflect on the performance/s that had the greatest impact on us. And in so doing select one athlete among the different sporting events and crown him the supreme athlete of 2011.  Let’s see the cases of the top contenders. Christopher Gayle […]

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Social Networking: Friend or Foe?

Social Networking: Friend or Foe?

| December 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Facebook and Twitter have barged into daily life, like two gunfighters bursting through salon doors in the old Wild West. These are two new players, and billion dollar organizations, that have added to the increasing intrusiveness of the internet in everyday existence. Two global, social networking hubs, add multibillion dollar US Corporations, or better termed […]

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