Archive for October, 2013

St Kitts and Nevis: Final unsung heroes rewarded

St Kitts and Nevis: Final unsung heroes rewarded

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

In St Kitts and Nevis News. Bridgetown, Barbados, 23 October 2013. A drug rehabilitation programme in Dominica, a volunteer and social leader in Curacao and a physically challenged care taker in St Vincent were presented as the 2012 Regional Unsung Heroes when the CIBC FirstCaribbean programme came to a close at the final ceremony on […]

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Stars come out for ‘HOME AGAIN’: The movie premiere

Stars come out for ‘HOME AGAIN’: The movie premiere

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was history in the making last evening as actors and actresses (famous and up and coming); film directors, singers, dancers, writers, coreographers, mainstream and community media and more packed the British Museum for the anticipated London Red Carpet Premiere of ‘HOME AGAIN’ the movie. One person told CaribDirect, ‘I believe everybody who’s anybody in British […]

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PUMA almost dropped Bolt: Would have been their biggest mistake

PUMA almost dropped Bolt: Would have been their biggest mistake

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

I recently learned that one of Usain bolt’s major sponsors, Puma, considered dropping him after his less than impressive performance at the 2004 Athens Olympics.  Some of us who have been following Track and Field and Usain Bolt’s career will remember his running the 200m at the Athens Olympics when he pulled up out of […]

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Risk Assessment Workshop is commitment to regional integration

Risk Assessment Workshop is commitment to regional integration

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Caribbean news. “I want to congratulate the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; this is a real demonstration of the commitment of the government of with respect to the deepening of the functional cooperation and integration of the OECS Economic Union.” So stated David Popo, Head of the Social Development Unit of the […]

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Diaspora News In Brief episode III out next Monday

Diaspora News In Brief episode III out next Monday

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In business news. We know the African and Caribbean business community contributes quite a lot to the UK economy and the value of the black pound is in the billions. This week we caught up with three entrepreneurs who tell us how they keep things moving in this trying time… Look out for the interviews […]

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Diaspora writers take centre stage at T&T High Commission

Diaspora writers take centre stage at T&T High Commission

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Monday 14th October, the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission, London celebrated Trinidad and Tobago’s rich literary heritage with a book launch and reception featuring three highly acclaimed national writers. This year’s winner of the OCM BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature, Monique Roffey, was joined by Amanda Smyth and Roger Robinson as they read excerpts […]

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A literary stalwart retires – Jessica Huntley

A literary stalwart retires – Jessica Huntley

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Guyana news. Jessica Huntley, one of the founders of the ground-breaking publishing house Bogle-L’Ouverture, sadly died on 13th October 2013 aged 86. Jessica travelled from Guyana in 1958 to settle in Britain and to join her husband Eric. She committed her life to the improvement of conditions for Black people across the world and […]

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Identifying Alternative Livelihoods for the people of Mayreau and Union Island

Identifying Alternative Livelihoods for the people of Mayreau and Union Island

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

        In St Vincent and the Grenadines news. (Clifton, Union Island October 28th, 2013) –  People on Union Island and Mayreau depend on the marine resources, such as, the Tobago Cays Marine Park (TCMP) for their main source of income. It’s no doubt fishing and tourism is their main stay. However, due to […]

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Thur. 5 Dec. Caribbean (In)visibility Seminar in 4 weeks

Thur. 5 Dec. Caribbean (In)visibility Seminar in 4 weeks

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In business news. Given the strong and positive response received from guests, including a senior Caribbean diplomat at our last business seminar, The Caribbean and You – Doing business with or in the Caribbean held at the Jamaica High Commission on Thursday 30th May, we are pleased to announce details of our third and final […]

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Business and Networking Meeting ticks boxes

Business and Networking Meeting ticks boxes

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Caribbean News. Last Tuesday, October 22nd, Caribbean Enterprise Network (CENUK) supported by CaribDirect Multi-Media hosted their first Business and Networking Meeting at the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission. The objective of this forum was to provide a platform for successful captains of industry and entrepreneurs of Caribbean extraction to share their experiences of growth, […]

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