Category: Commentary

How lack of sleep impacts your hormones and health

How lack of sleep impacts your hormones and health

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

In health news. How much sleep do you think you need?  Do you notice a difference after a night of 4-5 hours compared to 8 hours of sleep?  Is sleep just for the rest or does it serve other health purposes? The Daily Telegraph reports: “The most at-risk group was adults under 60 years of […]

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Nelson Mandela’s passing: A St Lucia Perspective

Nelson Mandela’s passing: A St Lucia Perspective

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

In social commentary. CASTRIES, St Lucia (Dec 6, 2013) – More than any other political figure in modern history, Nelson Mandela has been a towering source of inspiration for many around the world.  In life, he was gracious and forgiving. He understood well that the art of nation building could never be attainable in South […]

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Olive’s LiveTalk: Thoughts for the Season

Olive’s LiveTalk: Thoughts for the Season

| December 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

In Community talk.We each need to remember that Christmas is not solely a time for giving, as this should be demonstrated daily, giving and sharing love from the heart and not only from the pocket, because you feel compelled to. Parents do not spoil your children because other parents are doing it to the extent […]

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British Virgin Islands Government – Half an Opposition

British Virgin Islands Government – Half an Opposition

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

In BVI news. Two years on, and the Virgin Islands opposition appears to possess just two active members. This article assesses the political pulse of the country at midterm. This writer of things social and political was warned by a top level bureaucrat the other day. The bureaucrat happens to be a close friend he […]

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Stop the rot between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

Stop the rot between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Caribbean News. Relations between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are becoming increasingly difficult. This deterioration in relations between two of the most influential countries in the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) does not serve the interests of either country or the Community as a whole. Urgent steps should have been taken some time ago to defuse […]

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Air British Virgin Islands: flying blind?

Air British Virgin Islands: flying blind?

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In BVI news. A lack of critical statistics is a recipe for social and economic failure for the British Virgin Islands. This first of two stories establishes the importance of statistical information using the analogy of a classic device  A headline appeared in BVI NEWS on 8 November 2013 which was also a headline on […]

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Letter to Jamaican Prime Minister, Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller

Letter to Jamaican Prime Minister, Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dear Prime Minister I write with respect towards four burning issues. 1.The fares extorted by British Airways and Richard Branson’s Virgin Airlines from Jamaicans going to Jamaica must stop.They are operating a duopoly with BA going to Palisadoes near to Kingston and Virgin going to Montego Bay. This price fixing cartelisation must be stopped.Air Jamaica […]

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Aged 50+ Beauty Queens for Ms. Sheer Elegance

Aged 50+ Beauty Queens for Ms. Sheer Elegance

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Caribbean news. The first ever Ms Elegance Pageant show for women 50+ was held on Saturday 19th October 2013 in London, England. The show, founded and created by Lorraine Williams a native from Guyana was held in support of breast cancer research UK. Eleven beautiful contestants graced the stage representing different nationalities in one of the three themed sections “Traditional wear.” Another vibrant […]

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Junior Stock Exchange pushing Jamaica’s economy

Junior Stock Exchange pushing Jamaica’s economy

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Jamaica news, at the recently concluded Caribbean Diaspora Business Week in London, one of the consensus from leading Jamaican and Caribbean Businesses was the point that they saw the growing success of the Jamaican Junior Stock Exchange as key catalyst for growth of the Jamaican economy, by the creation of jobs by MSMEs, increase […]

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Fab and Over 40: Mother’s Day Edition

Fab and Over 40: Mother’s Day Edition

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fabulous and over 40 celebrates the brilliant women who seem to stay beautiful, fabulous and oozing with confidence. Forget the stereotypes associated with getting older. The idea that once you have had your children it’s time to dress down and stay at home! CaribDirect.com has found some of the most youthful, elegant and sexy over forty year […]

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