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CaribDirect Caribbean Poetry Competition Terms & Conditions

Please read these competition rules carefully.

To enter this competition you must be: (a) A Caribbean citizen (birth or naturalisation) or descendant and (b) Aged 12 to 45 years old at the time of entry. Proof of ID required: School ID, Teacher’s reference, Driver’s Licence, or Passport.

  1. This competition is not open to employees or contributors of CaribDirect Limited (or members of their immediate families).
  2. Entering the competition is free.
  3. Only one entry per person.
  4. Poem must be related to theme posted on Caribdirect.com from time to time.
  5. To enter, send your poem, along with your full name, a passport size photo and e-mail address to [email protected].
  6. The prize will be awarded to the entrant whose poem has been adjudged the best by the public using the rating keys at the bottom of the poem WICKED – INTERESTING – USEFUL – BORING – NAH MAN. Should there be draws the CaribDirect management team will conduct a further evaluation to arrive at the winner.
  7. The first competition starts on Monday 25th June and closes at 23.59 on Friday 20th July 2012. Succeeding competitions will take place every two weeks thereafter.
  8. The winner will be notified by email and by publication on www.caribdirect.com and the prize will be sent to the winner by registered delivery (post).
  9. There is one prize for this competition. The prize is a £20 Sterling Amazon gift certificate redeemable on Amazon.co.uk.
  10. Only one prize per person.
  11. No cash alternative is available.
  12. The prize is not transferable to another person.
  13. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. By entering the competition, entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.
  15. The winner’s name will also be announced via Facebook and on Twitter.
  16. The winner will be sent their prize within 14 days of the close of the competition.
  17. This competition is being run by CaribDirect Ltd, 201 Access House, 207-211 The Vale London, W3 7QS.
  18. CaribDirect.com reserves the right to reproduce poems for the enjoyment of its readers…

1 comment

steven kaszab October 21, 2022 - 5:44 pm

Haiti fought heroically and gained its independence in January 1804. 
Since that time, Haiti’s progress to its dreams and hopes,
the tentacles of colonialism chocked its aspirations and hopes,
for a better world that its young could express,
Haiti can be a jewel within the Caribbean Oasis.

Gangland Paradise Haiti has become,
a land filled with pain, hopelessness and doubt.
Everything seems to oppose these lands achievements,
whether it be earthquakes, Hurricanes and other disasters,
the pain of its people knows no bounds, 
as many Haitians pull their homeland apart.

Colonialism, despotism and dictator’s greed,
Haiti has suffered much, and also these.
The poorest nation on this troubled globe,
Haiti seeks its salvation before it implodes.

The poor Haitian seek the survivor’s goal,
to be able to build upon some sort of dream.
But what can these people achieve, when
poverty, no jobs or a future Haiti breed

The world has no place in this island nation,
for Haiti needs to solve itself and be absolve of its sins,
that each Haitian choose the rightful government,
and how the nation should proceed, 
the right to choose happiness over others greed.

A revolution needs to happen in this beautiful land,
throwing out the killers, dictators and corporate users,
bringing back a true national pride,
and being the democracy so aspired in 1804.
A nation evolving towards whatever is the cure?

Steven Kaszab
Bradford, Ontario
[email protected]


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