Tag: Barack Obama

“Brutal” talks and the US-Caribbean relationship

“Brutal” talks and the US-Caribbean relationship

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In other Caribbean news, much media coverage was given to the signing on May 28 in Trinidad of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) by US Vice President, Joseph Biden, and current Chairman of the 15-nation Caribbean Community, Haiti’s President Michel Martelly. But the TIFA must not be mistaken for what it is not.  […]

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A Brazilian WTO Head: A great trade opportunity?

A Brazilian WTO Head: A great trade opportunity?

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is now set to appoint a new Director-General.  He is Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Brazil’s long-serving Ambassador to the Organisation. His appointment is good news for developing countries in so far as Carvalho de Azevêdo is from a leading developing country that has shown itself not to be averse to […]

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Fab and Over 40: Mother’s Day Edition

Fab and Over 40: Mother’s Day Edition

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fabulous and over 40 celebrates the brilliant women who seem to stay beautiful, fabulous and oozing with confidence. Forget the stereotypes associated with getting older. The idea that once you have had your children it’s time to dress down and stay at home! CaribDirect.com has found some of the most youthful, elegant and sexy over forty year […]

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AWG Round Up IX: Beyonce and Sean Past Passion

AWG Round Up IX: Beyonce and Sean Past Passion

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sean Paul and Beyoncé (The Truth) Rewind back ten years to 2003, Saddam Hussein was toppled, Arnold Schwarzenegger switched from acting to politics and a certain Beyoncé Knowles and Sean Paul collaborated on “Baby Boy” Let’s set aside the tracks unique rhythm and obvious success for a moment, rumors have been rife for years that […]

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The Age of Obama

The Age of Obama

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

A series of stories on a complex, new, and swiftly moving global paradigm, that spells a major shift of economic power away from the North Atlantic to the Asian Pacific  Time Magazine named US President Barack Obama 2012 person of the year. This wasn’t surprising to this Observer of life in all its various forms. […]

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Will Obama Deliver?

Will Obama Deliver?

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obama’s keen social conscience and background had encouraged widespread optimism in the Caribbean and in several other areas when he was first elected US President. In his Audacity of Hope he had written of himself “I cannot help but view the American experience through the lens of a black man of mixed heritage, forever mindful […]

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Obama Second Time Around: The Significance

Obama Second Time Around: The Significance

| February 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

The re-confirmation of a black man as President of the world’s most powerful nation is a significant milestone in the progress of Western civilisation towards a post-racial era. True, we do not yet live in that era, but we are definitely on the right path. The milestone that has been reached shows that change is […]

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President Obama: The man unveiled

President Obama: The man unveiled

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The speech may have been directed to a domestic United States audience, but in its boldness, its frankness and its inspirational quality, it was a speech to the citizens of the world. In the inauguration speech on January 21 marking his second term as President of the United States, Barack Obama returned to the liberal […]

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Unexpected Places

Unexpected Places

| January 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Who can forget the moment in 2008 that Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States? Pundits wrote in sweeping prose that this momentous event had cast aside the last racial barrier in American politics, and given Obama’s re-election they may nearly be right. Less than 50 years before there were […]

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PM Denzil Douglas: Caribbean leadership by example

PM Denzil Douglas: Caribbean leadership by example

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Caribbean region is not notorious for principles and or values – whether religious or political dictatorships, but the plurality or plethora of mixed society. One questions, where the Caribbean draws its strength from in dealing with the socio-economic problems it faces?   The question is being asked in light of the economic challenges which currently […]

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