Local News

Haitian American Nurses Association to host its Fourth Annual Leadership Convention in partnership with Miami Dade College

Haitian American Nurses Association to host its Fourth Annual Leadership Convention in partnership with Miami Dade College

Miami – Miami Dade College‘s (MDC) Wolfson Campus will host the Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) Fourth Annual Leadership Convention in partnership with the MDC BSN Program Honor Society on April 9-10. A pre-convention press conference will be held at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, April 9 at the Chapman Center with media and special guests. Local officials, […]

GraceKennedy USA Solidifies Partnership with Florida Caribbean Students Association (FCSA)

GraceKennedy USA Solidifies Partnership with Florida Caribbean Students Association (FCSA)

Company Invests In The FCSA’S 41st Leadership Conference Tallahassee  –   GraceKennedy, one of the Caribbean’s leading multinational entities, through its USA subsidiary, GraceKennedy Foods (USA), LLC, has elevated its annual investment and partnership with the Florida Caribbean Students Association (FCSA) by supporting its upcoming 41st Leadership Conference. The event,  scheduled for Florida A&M University in […]

Jamaica Tourist Board Partners With Chef Irie To Showcase Culinary Delights On New PBS Cooking Series

Jamaica Tourist Board Partners With Chef Irie To Showcase Culinary Delights On New PBS Cooking Series

“Taste the Islands with Chef Irie” Premieres April 4th Nationwide  KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaican-born Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair will tantalize viewers with traditional and gourmet Caribbean recipes on the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) sponsored cooking series “Taste the Islands with Chef Irie.”  The seven-part series, premiering on April 4, 2015, is the first Caribbean cooking […]

National News

Jamaica’s Minister of Health Calls on Jamaicans to Stand Up Against Criminality After Assault on Staff Member of Noel Holmes Hospital

Jamaica’s Minister of Health Calls on Jamaicans to Stand Up Against Criminality After Assault on Staff Member of Noel Holmes Hospital

  Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson says the continuous assault on health care workers must stop and community members must cooperate so that the police can apprehend those involved. This comes after a member of staff at the Noel Holmes hospital in Lucea, Hanover was assaulted recently while on duty on […]

Jamaica’s Health Minister Condemns Attack on Cuban Nurses

Jamaica’s Health Minister Condemns Attack on Cuban Nurses

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson has condemned the vicious attack on two Cuban nurses attached to the Buff Bay Community hospital. The nurses were brutally attacked and injured by a gunman while at their residence this morning. The nurses are in hospital in stable condition. “This is a disgusting and […]

Caribbean Export And The Organization Of American States Partner To Enhance Businesses Through The Use Of ICT

Caribbean Export And The Organization Of American States Partner To Enhance Businesses Through The Use Of ICT

Bridgetown, Barbados –  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) for the implementation of a training programme for ICT Advisors from 11 CARICOM countries (Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & […]

Entertainment

Busy Signal Says “Welcome”  to Fans in New Video

Busy Signal Says “Welcome” to Fans in New Video

KINGSTON, Jamaica – International Super Star Busy Signal throws out the ‘welcome’ sign as he says “Welcome” to fans all over the world via his new video release on his VEVO channel. Connecting the look, attitude and energy of Dancehall in its glory days with the swagger of today, Busy’s new video strikes several chords […]

Trinidad & Tobago’s Dwayne Bravo Launches First Single “Chalo! Chalo!”

Trinidad & Tobago’s Dwayne Bravo Launches First Single “Chalo! Chalo!”

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –  Dwayne Bravo, former West Indies captain and Trinidad and Tobago cricket all-rounder, launched an Anglo-Indian fusion song with local crossover performer Nisha B on Thursday, March 26th at the Queen’s Park Oval. The song entitled “Chalo! Chalo!” (which translates to “Let’s go! Let’s go” in Hindi) is an up-tempo piece […]

Comedy Show Brings Top Jamaican Comedians to South Florida

Comedy Show Brings Top Jamaican Comedians to South Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA – Top Jamaican Comedian and actor, Chris “Johnny” Daley will lead a hilarious group of comedians in the first staging of “Comedy Chaos” set for April 18 at the Holy Family Church Auditorium in Miami Gardens and April 19, at Coral Springs High School. The side-splitting show will feature Daley, who first came […]

Travel

Discovering Jamaica’s South Coast: An Eco/Cultural Caribbean Experience

Discovering Jamaica’s South Coast: An Eco/Cultural Caribbean Experience

Discover the Quiet Wonder of Jamaica’s Hidden Oasis  Mandeville, Jamaica – Renowned for its old world charm, secluded beaches and off-the-beaten-path allure, Jamaica’s South Coast is a veritable treasure trove of quintessential Caribbean culture. It is a region teeming with quaint fishing villages and elaborate Georgian architecture, a place known as much for its friendly people […]

Martinique To Welcome A Record 22 New Cruise Ships in 2015-2016

Martinique To Welcome A Record 22 New Cruise Ships in 2015-2016

181 port calls and nearly 360,000 passengers projected  NEW YORK – The Martinique Tourism Authority is projecting another strong cruise season in 2015-2016, with a record 22 ships slated to make their first-ever port calls in The Isle of Flowers between October 26, 2015 and August 31, 2016. The 22 ships represent some of the biggest names in the cruise industry, including Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, […]

Antigua & Barbuda An Important Airport Hub For New British Airways Route

Antigua & Barbuda An Important Airport Hub For New British Airways Route

St. John’s, Antigua – V.C Bird International Airport will serve as an important hub for UK based carrier British Airways, as the airline, on Sunday, March 29th launched their inaugural flight service from Antigua to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The route is historic, as it will be the first, direct flight connection between the […]

Business

GraceKennedy USA Expands Reach In U.S. With Newly Signed AriZona Limited Distribution Deal

GraceKennedy USA Expands Reach In U.S. With Newly Signed AriZona Limited Distribution Deal

Moonachie, NJ – GraceKennedy, one of the Caribbean’s largest and most dynamic corporate entities has announced a new distribution deal in the U.S. with American beverage giant AriZona Beverages USA, LLC. This agreement gives AriZona the rights to distribute the Grace Beverage line to convenience stores, independents and on premise locations – including restaurants and […]

OneUnited Bank Taps SF Banking Veteran Marcia Barry-Smith for CRA Expansion In Miami-Dade

OneUnited Bank Taps SF Banking Veteran Marcia Barry-Smith for CRA Expansion In Miami-Dade

MIAMI  – OneUnited Bank is proud to welcome senior banking consultant Marcia Barry-Smith who has over thirty years of high level banking experience in South Florida. Barry-Smith will be responsible for rolling out OneUnited’s UNITY Home Loan Program, an exclusive loan program to accommodate first time homebuyers of low to moderate income and/or for property […]

Miami Dade College is Sole Educator for TSA Employees at Miami International Airport

Miami Dade College is Sole Educator for TSA Employees at Miami International Airport

MIAMI – Since 2011, Miami Dade College (MDC) School of Justice and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have collaborated to provide customized training courses for TSA employees at Miami International Airport (MIA). MDC is the sole college provider for the TSA HLS College Credit Certificate education program at the Miami International Airport.  The TSA training courses are […]

Sports

Barbados’ wins bid to host international lifestyle cricket tournament

Barbados’ wins bid to host international lifestyle cricket tournament

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – Barbados has won the bid to host the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, an international tournament for semi-professional and retired players.  Local cricketing legends, the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers and Joel Garner, have joined a delegation led by Alvin Jemmott, chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), to promote […]

“Kingston City Run Enjoys Great Support”

“Kingston City Run Enjoys Great Support”

Kingston, Jamaica — Sunshine and clear, blue skies greeted runners as they gathered in New Kingston for the 3rd staging of Kingston City Run (KCR) this past Sunday.  Smoke from the Riverton blaze, which had previously forced organizers to postpone the event a week before, had given way to clean air and idyllic running conditions. […]

21 Years & Counting For Team Jamaica Bickle – Plans Full Slate Of Activities Leading Up To Penn Relays!

21 Years & Counting For Team Jamaica Bickle – Plans Full Slate Of Activities Leading Up To Penn Relays!

NEW YORK – As the Penn Relays roll around for its 121st staging, April 23-25, 2015; Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) is once again getting into gear to host Jamaica’s high school athletes. It’s the organization’s 21st presentation at these Relays. Numerous activities are on tap, some new, to assist in its fundraising efforts. TJB Philadelphia kicked off its […]

More News

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health Undertakes Public/Private Partnerships to Improve Access to Services

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health Undertakes Public/Private Partnerships to Improve Access to Services

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson says the Ministry of Health has established several areas of public/private partnership aimed at improving access to quality and affordable health services. Dr. Ferguson was speaking recently at the dedication ceremony of the new CT Scan machine and opening of additional rooms at Hargeaves hospital […]

Haiti: The Forgotten Caribbean Slave Emancipator

Haiti: The Forgotten Caribbean Slave Emancipator

By Theo Chambers JAMAICA – Born in Colon, Panama, whose maternal and paternal grandparents were Jamaican, I remember in Colon at the tender age of 12, being introduced to the teachings and ideology of the Rt. Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey by my mentor and good friend, Professor Alfred Rowe. While stationed at RAF Alconbury (US […]

Florida Department of Health Celebrates National Walking Day

Florida Department of Health Celebrates National Walking Day

TALLAHASSEE—April 1 is National Walking Day and the Florida Department of Health is encouraging all Floridians to consider making walking a regular part of their exercise routine. Walking is a low-risk, easy-to-start exercise that can help residents achieve a healthy weight, reduce risk of disease and improve overall health. “Many Floridians spend the bulk of […]

Health City Cayman Islands Introduces Medical Oncology Services

Health City Cayman Islands Introduces Medical Oncology Services

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Health City Cayman Islands has launched new medical oncology services with the opening of its Department of Medical Oncology, spearheaded by resident oncologist Dr. Vineetha Binoy.   The department focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of various cancers using the latest technology in chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy.   Medical […]

A New Cadre Of Jazz Artists To Set The Stage At The Caribbean Marketplace  At The Little Haiti Cultural Complex

A New Cadre Of Jazz Artists To Set The Stage At The Caribbean Marketplace At The Little Haiti Cultural Complex

MIAMI – Blend the jazz fusion harmonies of double bass player Curtis Lundy, and pianist Danny Mixon, along with the soulful melodies of featured  Jazz singer, Carole Ann Taylor and you have a night of jazz and fusion that will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Caribbean Marketplace located within the Little Haiti […]

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