Category: Barbados News

The region’s recent history is being lost

The region’s recent history is being lost

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  At the start of the month, Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, officially departed the island’s Parliament and elective politics. Some weeks prior, he had indicated that he would not be running again in his St Peter constituency after the island’s legislature had been dissolved. Uniquely, he is the only Barbadian […]

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Winners of Caribbean Trivia Quiz I announced

Winners of Caribbean Trivia Quiz I announced

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

After several weeks of running the second Caribbean Quiz organised by CaribDirect Multi-Media the winners of the three coveted prizes in the Caribbean Trivia Quiz Online are announced. The answer to question 6, ‘Where in the world did the famous Anansi stories originate from? is West Africa. By a process of random selection computed in Microsoft Excel, the following […]

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Barbados TV News: Crime down by 7%

Barbados TV News: Crime down by 7%

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Barbados crime statistics falling

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Better understanding of the complexity of the diaspora is required

Better understanding of the complexity of the diaspora is required

| March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  When it comes to harnessing the power of the Caribbean’s sizeable diaspora in North America and Europe, much of the recent emphasis has been on encouraging investment. This approach, in part, stems from two World Bank Group studies, one in 2013 and another in 2016. The more recent of the two […]

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Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question VI

Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question VI

| March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Answer to question number #5 is Guyana. The persons who provided the correct answers to question #5 were Ron forbes from Jamaica based in London, Magdelene Daniel from St Lucia, Gulsie Suleman from Trinidad and Tobago based in London, Jackie Walcott from Barbados, Ava Brown from Jamaica based in London and Margaret St John from […]

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The EU27, common values and the Caribbean

The EU27, common values and the Caribbean

| March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop At the start of February, Stefano Manservisi, the Director General of the European Commission’s Development Directorate, delivered a lecture at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). It was a part of university’s Distinguished Open Lectures series. His subject was ‘The EU and the Caribbean: […]

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Barbados Today Evening Update – March 9, 2018

Barbados Today Evening Update – March 9, 2018

| March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles blames Barbados’ social and economic decline on what he says is government’s marginalisation of the Cave Hill Campus. Government Senator Harry Husbands says the issue of school violence is being exaggerated.

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Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question V

Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question V

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Answer to question number #4 is British 1625. The persons to provide the correct answer to question #4 were Nordia Jackson from Jamaica based in London, Margaret St John from Grenada based in London, Doneeka Brown from Jamaica based in America, Jackie Walcott from Barbados. CONGRATULATIONS ladies you have all been entered in the grand finale […]

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The OECD: a robust response required

The OECD: a robust response required

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Small states, including those in the Caribbean, are justifiably troubled by the continuous efforts by the member-states of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to cripple every initiative they take in the financial services sector. Indeed, it is true to say that the OECD has become as intimidating and odious an acronym as […]

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Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question IV

Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question IV

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Answer to question number #3 is 1498. The person to provide the correct answer to question #3 was Gulsie Suleman from Trinidad and Tobago based in London. CONGRATULATIONS Gulsie you have been entered in the grand finale draw for phase 1 in three weeks on Saturday 24th March 2018. RULES:  In order to qualify…Send answer to: quiz@caribdirect.com […]

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