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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 […]

What happens after Britain leaves the European Union

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
What happens after Britain leaves the European Union

Now Jack the Bohemian is clearly a Brexiter. He is nuanced, cultured, and urbane in his style, but battle hardened when standing up for England and quitting the European Union. His passion for his English upper class culture is unequivocal: even imperial. When this Old Boy speaks of the vital role the European Union plays […]

Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

There has always been tension between encouraging foreign investment and promoting local entrepreneurship.  In many countries, local businesses are expected to pay a range of domestic taxes while governments exempt foreign investors from obligation for the same taxes in order to attract their money, knowledge and, in some cases their technological skills. Where foreign investors do […]

Jamaican Trailblazers receive National Awards

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
Jamaican Trailblazers receive National Awards

London, 21st November 2019: Two of Jamaica’s trailblazers, Dame Karlene Davis and Bishop Rose Hudson Wilkin, were yesterday presented with the National Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, CD, High Commissioner, on behalf of the Governor-General of Jamaica. Dame Karlene Davis, DBE, CD, who was born in Portland, Jamaica, is […]

Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

Austere trickle down economics has created a dangerous world The western world especially the US and UK are in a similar place the world sat in 1935. In the US and UK xenophobia and race hate has spiraled. Trump’s Pitchfork Revolution is akin with Adolf Hitler’s storm trooper paramilitaries whose mission was to make the […]

Double standards in the OAS

| November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
Double standards in the OAS

Double standards have become the new system in the Organization of American States (OAS).   This unwholesome development does not portend well for the future of the Organization which is increasingly becoming a rubber stamp for the will of a few governments.  It also creates a huge cloud over the bilateral relations of nations within the hemisphere. This […]

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships and a stint in trade school  The skills and vocations are the future of a socially and economically prosperous Virgin Islands- not simply academia Now this Old Boy met a very old friend on a street corner in the Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The man is a […]

Name That Voice 108

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Name That Voice 108

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

Harvard University’s moral debt

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Harvard University’s moral debt

Why does Harvard University in the United States of America (US) have a moral obligation to provide some form of compensation to Antigua and Barbuda, a small Caribbean island state?  The answer is simple: natural justice demands it. The island of Antigua is not as remote from the lavish campus of Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as […]

Name That Voice 107

| November 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
Name That Voice 107

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

Things You Can Do to Improve Personal Finances

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
Things You Can Do to Improve Personal Finances

The average poverty rate of the Caribbean population is approximately 30%, according to the GSDRC website. Factors such as the lack of financial literacy, significant student loans, and bad credit continue undermining financial wellness among individuals. Creating personal wealth in a society where debt and the wealthy drive the economy is not exactly manageable either. However, with the […]