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Renew your subscription with CaribDirect.Com

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
Renew your subscription with CaribDirect.Com

Dear valued reader, the time has come for CaribDirect.com to re-brand in an effort to add greater value to our offering thereby increasing your visitor experience on the website. As a result we are scrapping the website and rebuilding it with a brand new theme and database in a couple of weeks. In order that […]

BREXIT and Offshore Finance

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
BREXIT and Offshore Finance

Brexit will be a boon to the offshore finance industry  in the short term, at least Will Brexit be advantageous to offshore finance? The answer could well be yes. The European Union is pro regulation on offshore finance for obvious reasons. The EU is much less of a deregulated economy, than a Post Brexit UK […]

China and the West: serving whose interest?

| January 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
China and the West: serving whose interest?

China, the Caribbean and the West: serving whose interest? Caribbean countries are being warned by the government of the United States of America (U.S.) and U.S. writers that they should limit their dealings with China.  In the course of these warnings, several allegations are made, suggesting sinister Chinese motives and even corrupt relations between Chinese institutions […]

The Tail wags the dog

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Tail wags the dog

Will there be a vast war in the Middle East? The Trump Administration has killed Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s top military leader in an airstrike. This is the biggest escalation in tensions since the Iran hostage crisis 40 years past. Iran’s leaders have vowed a harsh response. It may not be a coincidence that President Donald […]

Contest for OAS Secretary-General: The Caribbean’s interest

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Contest for OAS Secretary-General: The Caribbean’s interest

The contest for the post of Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS) is now well and truly joined.   The election for the post will be held on March 20, and there are three contestants whose nominations were submitted by December 15, 2019 – the date set by the Permanent Council of the Organization.  The […]

BREXIT and a new Special Relationship

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
BREXIT and a new Special Relationship

Brexiteers are clearly upbeat at this dawn of a new decade. Remainers/Europhoiles like this Old Boy are disappointed. There is a feeling in the air that the UK has changed for good- and not necessarily for the better.  It is wait and see whether the UK will break up with Scotland and Northern Ireland remaining […]

A weak Caribbean will not serve its people in 2020

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
A weak Caribbean will not serve its people in 2020

As 2019 ends and the New Year dawns, the world faces a troubling period of uncertainty. This precariousness will affect international and regional organizations as some powerful governments pursue a policy of de-linking from the established international system, encouraging fragmentation of regional groups and imposing their own agenda through various methods of coercion. That process […]

West Indies go down fighting against India

| December 28, 2019 | 0 Comments
West Indies go down fighting against India

India reigned supreme in the Twenty20 and One-Day International series against West Indies at home to end the year on a high. The hosts won both the three-match series 2-1 as the spectators were treated to some fabulous game of cricket. But the West Indies put up a real challenge and even looked good enough […]

A Christmas Story

| December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
A Christmas Story

Life, Death, and Christmas Now Jack the Bohemian is a self – proclaimed atheist. For Jack the Brexiteer, his main interest in Christmas is not Santa Claus and Rudolf the red nose reindeer, it is the huge leap in cash takings at his hotel and restaurant, from guests visiting these eclectic Lesser Antilles, over the […]

Caribbean Heavy Industry Is Experiencing A Clean Renaissance

| December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
Caribbean Heavy Industry Is Experiencing A Clean Renaissance

Keen readers of the news will have seen the exciting reveal of the Dominican Republic’s 48mW wind farm in early December. An indicator of the vast development occurring across central America and the Caribbean, it offers a taste of the priorities of national governments – primarily, driving tourism profits into new infrastructure for their citizens. Most positively, […]

CARICOM finds its winning voice

| December 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
CARICOM finds its winning voice

It is a valid criticism of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that they have more often failed than succeeded in coordinating their foreign policy actions. This tendency has been displayed in the Organisation of American States (OAS) over the last three years, causing celebration among those countries that fear the voting power of the 14 […]