Archive for November, 2012

Caribbean economy in review I – Is CBD in trouble?

Caribbean economy in review I – Is CBD in trouble?

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Caribdirect today launches a new column dedicated to reporting and discussing issues that can affect the Caribbean’s economy. We aim to help readers, at home and abroad to better follow and understand developments. Other sites and publications already present news, comments and from pundits.  But deciphering, fact from opinion and making sense of the various […]

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Cliff – what Cliff?

Cliff – what Cliff?

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is not only the people of the United States that should be praying that their political leaders have enough sense not to push themselves off the so-called “fiscal cliff”, but the rest of the world as well. “Fiscal cliff” is a shorthand term used to describe the serious challenge that the US government will […]

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“Caribbean Through a Lens”: A Trinidad & Tobago presentation

“Caribbean Through a Lens”: A Trinidad & Tobago presentation

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

His Excellency Hosts “Caribbean Through a Lens” at the High Commission LONDON, 28th November 2012 – This evening His Excellency Garvin Nicholas hosted a very special Nationals’ Meeting at the High Commission in London in which the National Archives’ Outreach Team presented their vast collection of archive photographs of Trinidad and Tobago. • (From left […]

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A community masterpiece in Burning An Illusion

A community masterpiece in Burning An Illusion

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is often said ‘if you want to hide something from black people put it in a book’. More and more we are seeing this erroneous phrase to be untrue as Africans and Caribbeans embrace literature and the arts. CaribDirect.com had the pleasure of witnessing the screening of the riveting Burning An Illussion written and directed by Menelik […]

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Journey To Self Movie Premiere at Silverbird Galleria

Journey To Self Movie Premiere at Silverbird Galleria

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kiki Omeili, Kate Henshaw, Uru Eke, Anthony Monjaro hits the red carpet of ‘JOURNEY TO SELF’ movie premiere, last Wednesday 21 November 2012 at the Silverbird Galleria, Lagos Nigeria.  

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Does more Twenty20 mean the death of Test cricket?

Does more Twenty20 mean the death of Test cricket?

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

I once met an American friend in New York who was curious about the game of cricket. He couldn’t understand how a game could last five days and yet still end in a draw. The peculiarities of the Test match has come under intense scrutiny in recent years as the public vote with their feet […]

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Survival of the Elitist: Caribbean style…

Survival of the Elitist: Caribbean style…

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Western meritocracy on the face of it is underpinned by a system in which the talented persons are chosen on merit and they move ahead on the basis of their abilities and achievements. Don’t believe the hype, in the West as in the Caribbean the dice is loaded in favour of class, political affiliations, race […]

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Homophobia taken too far?

Homophobia taken too far?

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was reported that an alleged homosexual was beaten by security guards on the University of Technology campus, after he sought their protection from students who wanted to beat him. The vigilantes alleged that the male student and another male student were caught in a compromising position in one of the bathrooms on the university […]

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Value Me

Value Me

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s a scene that we’ve all seen in the movies. The hero looks at this daunting task that will make him or break him. And he feels powerless and small. A bead of sweat rolls down his face and into his eyes, mixing with tears of frustration. Then he clenches fists and is resolute. Despite […]

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Beautiful Transitions

Beautiful Transitions

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ever wondered why things don’t necessarily work out the way you planned? Well, I do too. Some call it fate, God’s intervention, or bad luck. I think it’s a little bit of the first two presenting a new opportunity. It may not be the opportunity you want but it still is- if you use it, […]

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