Local News

Caribbean American Community In Drivers Seat For City Of Miramar Municipal Election

Caribbean American Community In Drivers Seat For City Of Miramar Municipal Election

MIRAMAR – On March 10, 2015, the bustling City of Miramar and its over 130,000 residents will have a voice in the election and/or re-election of a new Mayor and two new city commissioners.  With sitting commissioners, Alexandra Davis and Wayne Messam challenging the longstanding incumbent Mayor Lori Moseley, over six candidates will vie for Commissioner […]

Tracy Wilson Mourning’s Honey Shine Mentoring Program Hosts First Honey Bug Run/Walk For Women’s History Month

Tracy Wilson Mourning’s Honey Shine Mentoring Program Hosts First Honey Bug Run/Walk For Women’s History Month

A 5K That Empowers Girls to Shine As Women! MIAMI – Philanthropist and founder of Honey Shine Mentoring Program, Tracy Wilson Mourning will host the Program’s first Honey Bug Run/Walk in honor of Women’s History Month on Saturday March 7, 2015, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Women’s Park (10251 W Flagler St., Miami, FL […]

Miami Dade College (MDC) Students Travel to Jamaica for Medical Mission

Miami Dade College (MDC) Students Travel to Jamaica for Medical Mission

MIAMI – Dental hygiene and opticianry faculty and students from Miami Dade College recently traveled to Mandeville, Jamaica to provide dental and vision services to more than 700 children and adults. The Lions clubs of Mandeville and Saint Elizabeth sponsored the events where 315 patients received vision screenings. MDC students have received donations from frame […]

National News

Karolin Troubetzkoy Appointed Chairman Of Caribbean Alliance For Sustainable Tourism

Karolin Troubetzkoy Appointed Chairman Of Caribbean Alliance For Sustainable Tourism

ST. LUCIA – Prominent Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has been appointed Chairman of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST).   The appointment is the latest Caribbean tourism sector leadership role for the St. Lucia hotelier who serves as Executive Director of the storied Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts in Soufrière, St. Lucia.   […]

Final Year CARIMAC Students seek Donations for First Ever UWI Alumni House at Mona

Final Year CARIMAC Students seek Donations for First Ever UWI Alumni House at Mona

Kingston, Jamaica – Final year CARIMAC students in Integrated Marketing Communication have been given the task to raise funds towards the first ever UWI Alumni House at Mona. The group known as ‘Platinum Initiatives’ are seeking additional sponsorships and donations to accomplish their objectives by their target date, March 17, 2015. Located near the Medical, Law, […]

IMF: Jamaica’s Implementation Of Economic Programs Starting To Yield Dividends

IMF: Jamaica’s Implementation Of Economic Programs Starting To Yield Dividends

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Jamaica during February 16-25, 2015 to conduct discussions on the seventh review of Jamaica’s IMF-supported program under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). At the conclusion of the mission IMF Mission Chief Mr. Jan Kees Martijn issued the following statement in Kingston: “The Government of Jamaica’s resolute […]

Entertainment

Jamaican Songstress Etana Joins Fight for Ebola & Will Perform at United Nations on Mar 2

Jamaican Songstress Etana Joins Fight for Ebola & Will Perform at United Nations on Mar 2

NEW YORK – Led by the United African Congress, Give Them a Hand Foundation and the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation – Etana and VP Records have joined the effort to fight Ebola and participate in the “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” campaign and concert at the United Nations on Mon. March 2, 2015. These […]

Annual Best Of The Best Caribbean Music, Art, Culinary Fest Returns To Miami For Memorial Weekend

Annual Best Of The Best Caribbean Music, Art, Culinary Fest Returns To Miami For Memorial Weekend

MIAMI – Best Of The Best Entertainment, in association with Rockers Island Entertainment and Massive B, are pleased to present the 9th annual Best Of The Best music, arts and culinary festival, proudly returning to Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd.) in the heart of downtown Miami on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Several top Jamaican acts […]

Jamaica’s Rising Reggae Songstress, Ikaya Releases Video For Hit Single “Ugly Girl”

Jamaica’s Rising Reggae Songstress, Ikaya Releases Video For Hit Single “Ugly Girl”

MIRAMAR – Jamaica’s rising star Ikaya drops her new video for “Ugly Girl,” the hit single which has been making waves in her native country (currently in the Top 5 of Richie B’s local reggae singles chart) and the international reggae scene. Directed by Scorpio 21 and shot in Kingston, the playful video reenacts her man […]

Travel

Karolin Troubetzkoy Appointed Chairman Of Caribbean Alliance For Sustainable Tourism

Karolin Troubetzkoy Appointed Chairman Of Caribbean Alliance For Sustainable Tourism

ST. LUCIA – Prominent Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has been appointed Chairman of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST).   The appointment is the latest Caribbean tourism sector leadership role for the St. Lucia hotelier who serves as Executive Director of the storied Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts in Soufrière, St. Lucia.   […]

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

MIA is one of only two U.S. airports to offer the expedited screening process for international arrivals MIAMI – On Thursday, February 26 Miami International Airport (MIA) became one of just two U.S. airports to offer Mobile Passport (http://mobilepassport.us), the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mobile app and the latest tech-based tool MIA has […]

Grand Lucayan Offers Opportunity To Cruise & Stay

Grand Lucayan Offers Opportunity To Cruise & Stay

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, Bahamas –  Grand Lucayan, the four-star award-winning resort located just 55 miles off the Florida coast on Grand Bahama Island, has developed a unique platform which will now allow guests to book a “cruise and stay” package for travel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Bahama Island, adding yet another option for […]

Business

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

MIA is one of only two U.S. airports to offer the expedited screening process for international arrivals MIAMI – On Thursday, February 26 Miami International Airport (MIA) became one of just two U.S. airports to offer Mobile Passport (http://mobilepassport.us), the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mobile app and the latest tech-based tool MIA has […]

SBA Announces Miami Stop On Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show

SBA Announces Miami Stop On Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show

Expands My Brother’s Keeper with national college tour throughout 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration kicks off the Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show this week in Atlanta, Georgia.  The road show, which is a national tour of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), will engage students and raise awareness about the possibilities of entrepreneurship, expose them to […]

Why Caribbean Americans Should Use Credit Unions

Why Caribbean Americans Should Use Credit Unions

By: Sandra Spence SOUTH FLORIDA – Many people in America have never heard of credit unions. This, despite the fact that they  have been here since the 1850’s.  Most Caribbean people on the other hand, were probably credit union members in their original homelands or are at least familiar with these financial institutions.  Regardless of how […]

Sports

Marlins Foundation designates $20,000 grant from Major League Baseball to Miami Gardens

Marlins Foundation designates $20,000 grant from Major League Baseball to Miami Gardens

MIAMI – At the request of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, the Miami Marlins upheld their end of an agreement to encourage children in the Miami Gardens area to learn the game of baseball. Through Major League Baseball’s Jr. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program, the Marlins made a $20,000 contribution to the City […]

A Rivalry Renewed at the 11th Annual True Blue Weekend in South Florida March 13th -15th, 2015

A Rivalry Renewed at the 11th Annual True Blue Weekend in South Florida March 13th -15th, 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA – True Blue Committee presents True Blue Weekend taking place throughout South Florida. Hosted by St. George’s College Old Boys’ Association of Florida (STGOBAFL) and Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association of Florida (JCOBAFL) on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The True Blue Event honors the exemplary leadership of the late coach […]

Antigua and Barbuda Triathlon attracts Caribbean Top Athletes

Antigua and Barbuda Triathlon attracts Caribbean Top Athletes

St. John’s, Antigua – The region’s best triathletes are expected to go head to head once again when they meet in the twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda, for the fourth annual non-profit AUA Tinman Rohr Triathlon slated for Saturday March 28. The first half-iron distance triathlon to be held in the English-speaking independent Caribbean […]

More News

SEED SCHOOL, South Florida’s First Public, College-Preparatory Boarding School Open House for New Applicants

SEED SCHOOL, South Florida’s First Public, College-Preparatory Boarding School Open House for New Applicants

MIAMI GARDENS – SEED School of Miami, South Florida’s first public, college-preparatory boarding school will be hosting an Open House for new applicants on Saturday, February 28th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at The SEED School of Miami located on Florida Memorial University’s Campus 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Building 1 in Miami Gardens. SEED […]

Digicel and Marriott Open Haiti Hotel

Digicel and Marriott Open Haiti Hotel

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The new Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel today (Feb. 25th) checked in its first guests. Among the 200 new Haitian hotel workers who welcomed them were young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and Haitian-Americans who want to share their hospitality skills to help boost Haiti’s tourism economy. The stories of these new associates include Luccardo, who […]

Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) To Assist Marijuana Companies Entering Jamaica’s Cannabis Market

Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) To Assist Marijuana Companies Entering Jamaica’s Cannabis Market

DENVER – Legislation to make provisions for ganja reform was approved by the Jamaican Cabinet and tabled in the Senate in January 2015. This Bill, the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015, and popularly called the Ganja Bill, opened the door to the emergence of new financial and commercial opportunities for companies who want to do business in […]

Jamaica’s Private and Public Sectors to discuss Business Environment at Roundtable

Jamaica’s Private and Public Sectors to discuss Business Environment at Roundtable

Kingston, Jamaica – The National Competitiveness Council will host the annual Business Environment Reform Roundtable on February 26, 2015 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. The 5th staging of the event aims to promote collaboration between the private and public sectors to improve the ease of doing business in Jamaica. The Business Environment Reform Roundtable […]

Norman Hemming Vies For Miramar Commission Seat

Norman Hemming Vies For Miramar Commission Seat

MIRAMAR – The City of Miramar will be holding elections on Tuesday, March 10th and Norman Hemming vies for Commission Seat 1. Hemming currently serves as President of the Amber Lake Home Owners Association and previously served on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals South Florida, as well as, other philanthropic organizations.   He is committed […]

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