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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 about the interests of the ordinary Venezuelan people?

| August 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
What about the interests of the ordinary Venezuelan people?

Michelle Bachelet is a torture survivor.  She was arrested in 1975 by the late dictator Augusto Pinochet’s political police and detained in the notorious Villa Grimaldi torture centre.   So, she knows much about the suffering of people.  She is also an astute politician with a keen understanding of the social, economic and political challenges that face Latin […]

Caribbean consequences of Trump’s new immigration rules

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
Caribbean consequences of Trump’s new immigration rules

U.S. President Donald Trump’s new rule on immigration and nationality, published on Monday, August 12, is not different from the rules applied by Caribbean countries.   It seeks to prohibit persons from migrating to the U.S. if they would become a charge upon the State, and it denies qualification for permanent residence status of such persons who […]

Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

Countries that fail to economically optimize their own natural and domestic markets are doomed to an eternity of economic slavery A story out of Nigeria West Africa emphasized the importance of local production and local markets for strong and sustainable economic growth. Punch Nigeria asserted that, ” actively promoting patronage of locally made products is […]

Name That Voice 100

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
Name That Voice 100

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? […]

Name That Voice 99

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
Name That Voice 99

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? […]

Guns, Safety and Tourism

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
Guns, Safety and Tourism

Personal safety is the travelers most critical consideration. Now, no family wants to go on vacation only to return in caskets.  A country may offer spectacular panoramas, hugely significant historical sites, rich cultural narratives, awesome geography, and great resorts and hotels, but if a car bomb or mass shooting promises to send the tourist and […]

Contempt of Haitians is shameful

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
Contempt of Haitians is shameful

The response to Haitians arriving in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries has been lamentable at best and contemptible at worst.  They have been treated, for the most part, as pariahs particularly by the ignorant and bigoted. Recently, in Guyana, the arrival of Haitians has been greeted with a hysteria that was evident in other parts of the […]

The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

Countries with a skilled workforce are far more prosperous than countries with workers who major in academia and white collar services. The road to social and economic prosperity runs through the vocations. It has become mantra that the plumber earns more than the office worker. In the Virgin Islands, a skilled building contractor is in […]

Name That Voice 98

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
Name That Voice 98

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? […]

BREXIT’s effect on Caribbean tourism

| August 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
BREXIT’s effect on Caribbean tourism

Caribbean persons interacting with British tourists, apart from the super-rich, should be mindful that if these visitors appear reluctant to part with their money, or demand better value, it’s because they’re spending a much-devalued UK currency.  In the first week since Boris Johnson took the reins of the British government on July 24, the pound […]