Tag: Culture

The hidden cost of not complying with GDPR

The hidden cost of not complying with GDPR

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  Normally the private sector tends to respond to change far faster than the public sector. This is because it is bottom line oriented, and has an impatient electorate in the form of shareholders who can vote by disinvesting at any moment. Moreover, they know that certain kinds of failure can result […]

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CENUK set to enhance regional youth entrepreneurship

CENUK set to enhance regional youth entrepreneurship

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cenuk has been specially invited by the Commonwealth Secretariat to present at Caribbean Regional Technical Workshop on Development of National Youth Entrepreneurship Policies and Directors of Youth Meeting to be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago on the 20- 22 June 2018.    The workshop will be conducted over three days and will be highly participatory, with […]

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Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part B

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part B

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit deep recession and depression are the result One product cultures- countries that depend on a single commodity or product for their economic existence- generate a visionless […]

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Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part A

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part A

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit’’ all hell breaks loose.’’ Economies uniquely vulnerable to sudden shock have a number of common features. Economies that are the first to go into downturn after […]

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Let Mia Mottley’s seed sprout across the Caribbean

Let Mia Mottley’s seed sprout across the Caribbean

| June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the clean sweep by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of all the seats in general elections on May 24 for the Barbados House of Representatives, the problem of no parliamentary opposition has rightly become a matter for wider discussion in the Caribbean and farther abroad.  This development in Barbados, that occasioned […]

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Cuba, the EU and a post-Cotonou agreement

Cuba, the EU and a post-Cotonou agreement

| June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  Just over a week ago, Cuba and the European Union held a first Joint Council meeting. It identified the principal multilateral and bilateral issues on which they hope in future to work more closely. For the EU, the event was particularly important. It established a dialogue with one of the few […]

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Financial Careers Afternoon

Financial Careers Afternoon

| May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Financial and related professional services sector employs more than two million people in the UK, contributing more than £170 Billion directly to the economy. There are a wide range of jobs and career paths and increasing employee diversity. As part of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, we are inviting students […]

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You can choose to continue receiving our messages

| May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hi Valued subscriber, In a couple of weeks regulations around how readers receive information come into force. Basically you have the power to stop or continue receiving news and information from CaribDirect.com.  As of Friday 25th May 2018 any communications you receive from us will have been because you have given us permission to do so. Please […]

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A world less safe: Caribbean not immune

A world less safe: Caribbean not immune

| May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Events affecting Iran, prompted by the May 8 decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw America from a 2015 nuclear deal, may appear irrelevant to Caribbean countries.   They are not.  One of the first effects will be a rise in oil prices which has already reached US$77 a barrel and is forecast to rise higher. The […]

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Good Journalism is like a toothache: it hurts but it warns

Good Journalism is like a toothache: it hurts but it warns

| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) just released its 2018 press freedom report, and, apart from two of them, the lowest mark for rated Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries is “fairly good”.  The worst rated, as “problematic”, are Haiti and Guyana.  Jamaica is the only CARICOM country rated “good”. For unknown reasons, the Bahamas and Barbados are not included among […]

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