Archive for March, 2015

Lee Kuan-Yew’s Caribbean rescue in the Commonwealth

Lee Kuan-Yew’s Caribbean rescue in the Commonwealth

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Lee Kuan-Yew, who led Singapore for three decades, died on March 23rd.   He was a remarkable man who is best remembered for courageous leadership that converted a tiny island with virtually no natural resources into one of the wealthiest countries in the world. This commentary recalls a particular role that he played on […]

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Barbados Ceremonial President to replace Queen

Barbados Ceremonial President to replace Queen

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Freundel Stuart, the prime minister of Barbados, tells colleagues that the island nation will have its own head of state by 50th anniversary of independence in 2016. It has long been independent from Britain, but the eastern Caribbean island of Barbados looks set to sever links with the Queen, drawing up plans to […]

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Africa: Victim of ‘The Looting Machine’ by Tom Burgis

Africa: Victim of ‘The Looting Machine’ by Tom Burgis

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Africa news. Back in the Mobutu era, I worked as a stringer in Kinshasa, the capital of what was then Zaire. “So, what do they want?” my driver Pierre would ask whenever I exited a Western embassy after a chat with a diplomat. “What’s the plan?” His question captured the sense of powerlessness that pervaded […]

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Caribbean Food and Drink Expo releases stand rates

Caribbean Food and Drink Expo releases stand rates

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Good news for those waiting patiently for the cost of exhibition stands at the upcoming Caribbean Food and Drink Expo this summer on Sunday 12th July 2015 in Brixton South London. The organisers of the Expo, CaribDirect Multi-Media and Fairweather Productions have released the stand rates and business categories allowed to participate. The categories allowed […]

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Guyana’s president earns more than China’s president

Guyana’s president earns more than China’s president

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. How possible is it for the leader of a developing country to rake in an annual income on par with the major world leaders? Well if you are a native of Guyana the answer is very clear although it is not one that can be easily digested. The tenure of President Bharrat Jagdeo […]

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TV Presenters and Producers wanted

TV Presenters and Producers wanted

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are you from a Caribbean background and experienced or interested in presenting on television? If yes, we’d like to speak with you. Call 02078400995 or email editor@caribdirect.com with your CV. Also if you have experience as a TV producer or interested in producing for television we’d like to hear from you. Call 02078400995 or email […]

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Hustler Pastor wants congregation to buy him a jet

Hustler Pastor wants congregation to buy him a jet

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

World news. On the streets of any hood in the United States, Creflo Dollar, the kingpin behind World Changers Church International, would be called a hustler. Behind the pulpit, however, he’s called pastor, and if that’s not a sin, I don’t know what else to call it. Dollar, who made headlines in 2012 for allegedly […]

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Bajan Fraud Squad arrest airline CEO for fraud

Bajan Fraud Squad arrest airline CEO for fraud

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER of a new airlines company in Barbados was arrested by police yesterday. Reports indicate that Neville Gumbs of Phoenix Airlines, located at Hastings, Christ Church, was arrested by police from the Fraud Squad and was last night assisting with investigations into a financial matter with a bank involving $60 […]

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Child rape in Jamaica reaches alarming levels

Child rape in Jamaica reaches alarming levels

| March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. CHILDREN as young as four years old have been treated for gonorrhoea, syphilis, herpes and HIV at the Bustamante Hospital for Children after being raped by close family members including their fathers. So overwhelming is the number of cases seen at the hospital yearly that one doctor is speaking out in the hope […]

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West Indies dumped out of World Cup

West Indies dumped out of World Cup

| March 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

West Indies Cricket. West Indies displayed all the familiar faults which have plagued them during the cricket World Cup as they were dumped out of the tournament after going down against New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington in a quarterfinal clash on Saturday. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who scored a tournament […]

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