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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 […]

The safest destination part 1

| February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments
The safest destination part 1

In an increasingly dangerous and insecure world, safe travel destinations carry a value that ‘’ is worth their weight in gold.’’ Safety adds value to any tourism brand.   In a recent article on safe destinations, a travel blog and traveler magazine described the Virgin Islands- British- as exceedingly safe for travelers. In fact, the […]

Hypocrisy unmasked at the OAS

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Hypocrisy unmasked at the OAS

If candidates were to get a prize for making the best case for why they are best suited to be Secretary-General of the OAS, María Fernanda Espinosa would have easily walked away with it when the three contenders for the post appeared before the Permanent Council of the Organization on February 12. Showing all the […]

Brexit, nationalism, and globalism

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
Brexit, nationalism, and globalism

Donald Trump and Brexit are symbols of a new cold war within western society. This is an existential conflict between the forces of globalization, and the forces of nationalist nativism. Time alone will tell who wins. The western world appears to be in conflict and turmoil with itself. The USA has become isolationist and inward […]

The Trump card in Venezuela crisis

| February 9, 2020 | 0 Comments
The Trump card in Venezuela crisis

When is a failed policy recognised as a failure and is abandoned for a new approach?   That was the question that Barack Obama and his administration had to confront after more than 50 years of a policy of trade embargoes, sanctions and, at one point, invasion that failed to dislodge the Castro government in Cuba.  It is […]

Overseas territories and Post Brexit Britain

| February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments
Overseas territories and Post Brexit Britain

Brexit is simple English Tribalism. A redefined relationship between the Post Brexit UK and the British Overseas Territories is inevitable, if as is expected, the turmoil of a Post Brexit Britain becomes convulsion. Britain is going to be reshaped by Brexit in myriad ways. For now, there can be no predicting how Brexit will fully […]

Lies in the OAS contest: sifting the wheat from the chaff

| February 1, 2020 | 0 Comments
Lies in the OAS contest: sifting the wheat from the chaff

If ever there was a time in global politics when governments did not indulge in deliberately and maliciously running smear campaigns against candidates they oppose for international positions, it has now passed. Indeed, powerful countries, that should be able to use their vast diplomatic machinery to argue the merits of candidates they support, are the […]

Victimization in politics

| January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments
Victimization in politics

One politician’s assertions on victimization reveal a pervasive culture. Now, when it comes to victimization in politics anywhere, all are guilty. There is no innocent political party. Talk to anyone who is impacted by politics from the businessman to the public officer, and there is clear acceptance that the matter of victimization is as pervasive, […]

Only CARICOM countries can divide CARICOM

| January 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
Only CARICOM countries can divide CARICOM

The meeting between U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and the Foreign Ministers of seven Caribbean countries, gave rise to many questions, but the U.S. seeking to “divide CARICOM” should not be one of them. External forces can try as they wish to divide the members of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM), but only those […]

Meghan, Brexit, and Change

| January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
Meghan, Brexit, and Change

The Meghan Markle story is part of the ongoing process of change in the west and a UK slow to enter the 21st Century. The UK Royal Family is a symbol of UK nationhood and history. So, watching the Royal Family and it’s evolution is watching the UK itself and how the UK adapts to […]

Why CARICOM had no national for OAS top job

| January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Why CARICOM had no national for OAS top job

Readers of Barbados newspapers were exposed recently to the views of John Beale, one of the country’s former Ambassadors to the Organisation of American States (OAS), on the forthcoming election for the post of Secretary-General.  Because Mr. Beale served at the OAS and did sterling work, his views on the Secretary-Generalship of the OAS deserves attention. […]