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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Last Updated Thursday, April 17, 2014

Food For The Poor Offers Nonviolent Prisoners in the Caribbean a Second Chance at Easter Holy Week
COCONUT CREEK - During Easter Holy Week, Food For The Poor released 68 prisoners in Guyana, Haiti, Honduras and Jamaica. These prisoners were incarcerated due to their inability to pay the required petty fines. This second chance at a new life rescued many from spending years longer in jail than their prison sentences would... Read More...
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Florida immigrant concludes his Pedaling for 20 Million Dreams journey by calling on President Obama to Use The Power of the Pen to Halt Deportation
MIAMI - Francisco Diaz, 41-year-old undocumented immigrant who lives in Homestead, began his odyssey on March 2. His journey, chronicled on the facebook page “Pedaling for 20 Million Dreams” has finally brought him to Washington DC. Tomorrow (April 18), at 12 noon, Francisco will bring a pen to President Obama with the purpose... Read More...
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Remittance via Jamaica National (JN) Money Transfer Cards Increase
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KINGSTON, Jamaica - JN Money Services Limited (JNMS) says local remittance collection via the JN Money Transfer Card issued by its parent organisation, the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), now accounts for up to 40 percent of its distribution, an increase of 10 percent over last year. The steady increase in the use of... Read More...
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DigInnovate 2014: Caribbean Internet, Marketing and Financing technology experts to present a conference for Small Medium Enterprise (SME)
OAS Secretary General Sends Condolences over Passing of Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
OAS Anticorruption Mechanism Holds On-Site Visit to Jamaica
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Trinidad & Tobago Welcomes New Minister of Tourism
Port of Spain, Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has appointed Senator the Honourable Gerald Hadeed as the country's new Minister of Tourism. In his new position, Hadeed will oversee the development and execution of tourism development initiatives as well as promote the... Read More...


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Jamaican Tenor Soloist Steve Higgins to launch Sacred CD In South Florida
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PLANTATION - Jamaican Tenor soloist and folk singer, Steve Higgins will launch his CD, Sacred with a Concert and Evening of Celebration with Steve Higgins & Friends on April 26, 2014 at the Plantation United Methodist Church at 1001 NW 70th Ave., Plantation, FL. at 6:30 pm. The launch will kick off a 12-city tour of South and... Read More...
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Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) to host Inaugural Caribbean Youth Summit April 25 in Philadelphia
Washington, DC - The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) will host the inaugural Caribbean Youth Summit on April 25 from 6-9 p.m. at First District Plaza in Philadelphia, PA The theme for the event is Reclaiming Our Caribbean Identity. The Summit provides a platform for youth of Caribbean descent to engage on topics related... Read More...
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Prof. Mervyn Morris Selected as Poet Laureate of Jamaica
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Kingston, Jamaica – Distinguished poet and academic, Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris, OM, has been selected to serve as the new Poet Laureate of Jamaica, becoming the first person to hold this eminent title in 60 years. The national honour was announced today (April 15) by Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham... Read More...
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Garnet Silk Tribute: Satisfies the Soul
Atlanta Carnival Bandleaders Council (A.C.B.C.) takes a bold step to revitalize Atlanta Carnival experience
Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence Awards: A Taste Of South Florida To Be Held May 30
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Seaborne Starts San Juan-Santo Domingo Route
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, - Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, is pleased to announce that its non-stop daily service from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan (SJU) to Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) started on April 15th, 2014. Now business... Read More...
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Jamaica's Diverse Travel Experiences Answer The Varied Needs of Multi-Generational Travelers
KINGSTON, Jamaica - While technology offers us more ways to "connect", it can also turn family "socials" into a bevy of text messages, emails, friending and following. The island of Jamaica has a host of year-round events and attractions for the entire family, ensuring loved ones can spend as little or as much quality time together... Read More...
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New Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa to Boost Health Tourism in Jamaica
Kingston, Jamaica - Jamaica’s push to develop health and wellness tourism has received another major boost with the opening of the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa in Kingston. The facility was officially opened by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The 18 room property boasts the first Semi-Contempo... Read More...
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Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders Select Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa to Host Swimsuit Calendar Photoshoot
Portland (Jamaica)Tourism Revival Receives $48 Million Boost
Miami International Airport (MIA) Among Top 10 Busiest US Airports in 2013
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The Cayman Islands – a growing reinsurance centre
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Recent changes to the Insurance Law have made the Cayman Islands a more attractive domicile for reinsurance companies. That was part of the message from Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin Tuesday morning when he helped ring the bell to open that day’s session of NASDAQ at Times Square in New York City... Read More...
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Expressions Caribbean-American Exhibition/Expo 2014, Celebrating National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
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Fort Lauderdale - Kick off National Caribbean-American Heritage Month with another fantastic showcase. The 5th Annual "Expressions" Caribbean-American Exhibition will be held on June 6, 2014 at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania, Florida. Event starts at 4 p.m. with a Red Carpet V.I.P. reception... Read More...
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Jamaica's Export Agency, JAMPRO Targets Investment in Aquaculture Industry
Kingston, Jamaica - Over 40 local businesspeople turned out for a JAMPRO-organised seminar on aquaculture yesterday (April 10) to look at the investment prospects in the Jamaican Tilapia industry against the backdrop of rising global trade and demand for tilapia. Vice President of Export and Market Development at JAMPRO, Robert Scott, told... Read More...
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Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show Registration Now Open
Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador, H.E. Dr. Neil Parsan encourages businesspersons in Florida to invest in Trinidad and Tobago
Caribbean Export's Executive Director Reiterates Importance of Regional IFCS
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Over 200 Athletes From The US and Caribbean Competing In 3rd Annual South Florida Multicultural Games In Miramar
MIRAMAR - Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis and the City of Miramar Parks & Recreation Department are sponsoring the 3rd Annual South Florida Multi-Cultural Games featuring the University of Technology, Jamaica on Monday, April 28th at the Ansin Sports Complex located at 10801 Miramar Boulevard. The games are a track & field... Read More...
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Team Jamaica Bickle Honors a Track Legend, Event will launch the Dennis Johnson Foundation
New York - When the Jamaica Diaspora gathers on Thursday, April 17, in the auditorium of St. Francis College, it will be to mark a historic milestone with Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB)—20 years of unbroken service to Jamaica’s athletes at the Penn Relays; a program expanded overtime to include its Caribbean counterparts. They will also be paying... Read More...
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2nd Annual Jamaica Diaspora Golf Open Will Tee Off at Montego Bay's Cinnamon Hill Golf Course
NEW YORK -The Jamaican-American Chamber of Commerce will host the 2nd Annual Jamaica Diaspora Golf Open -- Thursday, May 29 to Monday, June 2, 2014 -- at Montego Bay’s Cinnamon Hill Golf Course. The tournament will benefit the Jamaica Children’s Project. This three-day event is an opportunity for both members and non-members of the Jamaican... Read More...
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Hundreds of Miami Soccer Fans Celebrate Miami United 2014 Season Kick Off
Kittitian Hill’s Irie Fields dubbed “the most edible golf course in the world”
Team Jamaica Bickle Marks 20 Years Of Service To Jamaican Athletes At The Penn Relays!
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Florida New Americans hosts free legal clinic to assist hundreds of South Floridians with their citizenship application
MIAMI - Florida New Americans intensifies outreach to South Florida's legal permanent residents for the last free citizenship clinic they are hosting before the new form goes into effect. Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Florida New Americans is having its 3rd Annual AILA Citizenship Day Clinic with the Americans Immigration Lawyers... Read More...
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NAACP Calls Vote on Stand Your Ground “Appalling”
Tallahassee, FL – The NAACP Florida State Conference released the following statement in response to Thursday night’s House vote to repeal the “stand your ground” law. From Adora Obi Nweze, President of the NAACP Florida State Conference: It is appalling and inexcusable that the Florida House would allow this disastrous law... Read More...
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Caribbean Chief Justices and Multidisciplinary Teams Participated in Workshop on Drug Treatment Courts
WASHINGTON, DC - The Organization of American States (OAS), in cooperation with the Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals (CADTCP), held this week in Vancouver, Canada, a Drug Treatment Court (DTC) Exchange and On-Site Study Program event for four Caribbean countries: Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, and Trinidad... Read More...
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Free Citizenship Legal Clinics for South Floridians
OAS and Microsoft Sign Cyber Security Agreement
Petition to exonerate Marcus Garvey moves to the White House
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OAS Anticorruption Mechanism Holds On-Site Visit to Haiti
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - A Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to Haiti from April 8 – 10 with the country’s consent, as part of the analysis that the mechanism carries out in accordance with the methodology adopted by consensus among its member countries. The... Read More...
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Saint Kitts and Nevis Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council
WASHINGTON, DC - The Permanent Representative of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the Organization of American States (OAS), Jacinth Henry-Martin, today assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council of the hemispheric institution, held during the past period by the Dominican Republic. Upon receiving the gavel that represents the Council's authority... Read More...
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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Travels to Haiti for Discussions with President Martelly’s Administration about Reconstruction Efforts and Haiti Elections
MIAMI - Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) traveled to Haiti on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the invitation of House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman-emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27). The purpose of the trip is to examine the findings of a Governmental Accountability Office report, commissioned through the House... Read More...
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New Cabinet re-assignments in Trinidad & Tobago
OAS and Association of Caribbean States Seek to Strengthen Cooperation Ties
FL Immigrants hope that State Politicians "Keep Working" for all Floridians
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