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16th Annual FIU Eric Williams Lecture Makes the Case for Slave Trade Reparations

16th Annual FIU Eric Williams Lecture Makes the Case for Slave Trade Reparations

MIAMI – To a packed audience of more than 200, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Kenny Anthony, delivered the thought-provoking 16th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida International University on October 17, 2014. “Reparations and 21st Century Development: The Silence Is Broken and We Speak to the World” ably addressed CARICOM’S […]

Jamaican Consul General Confers with Miramar Officials Regarding Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project

Jamaican Consul General Confers with Miramar Officials Regarding Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project

MIRAMAR – City of Miramar elected officials hosted a meeting with Consul General of Jamaica, the Honorable Franz Hall and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Honorable Arnaldo Brown on Monday, October 27, 2014. The meeting was held to discuss the Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project, geared towards gathering demographic data to help […]

Public Safety Officials Join Superintendent Robert Runcie to Highlight the Safety Needs Addressed by the $800 million school bond effort

Public Safety Officials Join Superintendent Robert Runcie to Highlight the Safety Needs Addressed by the $800 million school bond effort

FORT LAUDERDALE— The $800 million Broward School bond referendum on the November 4th ballot will help fund critical safety projects in public schools across the county.  The bond will help address building safety issues, such as fixing roofs, windows and drainage as well as providing single point of entry and security cameras for our Broward […]

National News

Haiti PM says Haitian beer and rum will now enter Dominican Republic

Haiti PM says Haitian beer and rum will now enter Dominican Republic

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Haitian Prime minister, Laurent Lamothe,  announced on Wednesday, Oct. 29th that Haiti will now be able to export its famous beer and rum to the neighboring Dominican Republic’s market as part of an effort by government leaders and business CEOs on both sides of the border to improve cooperation relations and […]

Caribbean Economies Adopt a Record Number of Reforms Improving the Business Environment, but Room for Improvement Remains

Caribbean Economies Adopt a Record Number of Reforms Improving the Business Environment, but Room for Improvement Remains

Washington, D.C. —A new World Bank Group report finds that over the past year, 50 percent of economies in the Caribbean* implemented at least one reform making it easier for local entrepreneurs to do business—12 reforms in total, a historical high for the region. Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency finds that Jamaica had the […]

Tower Isle Frozen Food Offers Ebola Help For Jamaica

Tower Isle Frozen Food Offers Ebola Help For Jamaica

NEW YORK – Mr. Patrick Jolly, the CEO of Tower Isle Frozen Foods (USA) announced Tuesday night (Oct. 28th) at the Jamaican Consulate General in New York that his company has just purchased ten Welch Allyn ThermoScan thermometers for use at Jamaican airports, sea ports and hospitals to help boost the island’s preparedness for ebola, in the event that Jamaica has to […]

Entertainment

Mighty Crown Scores Landmark Performance on Historic ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ Reggae Cruise

Mighty Crown Scores Landmark Performance on Historic ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ Reggae Cruise

NEW YORK – The Reggae music and travel/leisure industries alike are buzzin’ over the high profile, inaugural “Welcome to Jamrock” Reggae Cruise, which sailed the high seas from Miami to Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, October 20-25, 2014. History was made during the world’s first Reggae-themed cruise, which was spearheaded by internationally-respected artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Without […]

VP Records Celebrates Its 35 Year Legacy and Historical Role in Reggae at  Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in South Florida on November 9

VP Records Celebrates Its 35 Year Legacy and Historical Role in Reggae at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in South Florida on November 9

“Six Decades of Reggae Music” Pop-Up Exhibition To Be Displayed at Event  MIRAMAR – This year the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in South Florida will have one big added attraction. VP Records will bring their 35th anniversary, “Six Decades of Reggae Music,” exhibition to anchor a signature area that has affectionately become known as “Idler’s […]

The Kings Of Chutney Performing Live In South Florida

The Kings Of Chutney Performing Live In South Florida

MIRAMAR – On Saturday, November 15th the Miramar Cultural Center will come alive with two of the Soca Chutney Mega Stars from Trinidad and Tobago, the reigning Soca Chutney title holder, KI and his band Vini and the legend in the Soca Chutney world, Ricki Jai and his band for, “The Kings of Chutney”. Chutney music […]

Travel

A Word From the CTO Chairman on Caribbean Tourism Month

A Word From the CTO Chairman on Caribbean Tourism Month

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Caribbean Tourism Month 2014 official message by Hon. Richard Sealy, Chairman Caribbean Tourism Organization, Theme: One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean: For 30 days commencing 1 November, CTO member countries will celebrate Caribbean Tourism Month under the theme One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean’. It is a period during which we focus […]

Take A Trip With Unique Creations By Liz to the 4th Annual “Expressions” Travel, Tourism and Trade Expo

Take A Trip With Unique Creations By Liz to the 4th Annual “Expressions” Travel, Tourism and Trade Expo

BROWARD COUNTY – An “Official Broward 100”  event, The 4th Annual “Expressions” Travel, Tourism and Trade Expo and the Travel, Tourism and Trade Magazine will be held on Sunday November 16th at Sheraton Suites Hotel, 311 N University Drive, Plantation, Florida, from 2pm. to  7pm. Meet many of the leaders in the travel and tourism […]

Tourist Set To Embark On 2015 Impact Week Trip To Haiti – Exclusive Deals With My Haiti Travels

Tourist Set To Embark On 2015 Impact Week Trip To Haiti – Exclusive Deals With My Haiti Travels

NEW YORK – My Haiti Travels, a New York-based boutique concierge firm that produces high-quality travel experiences for leisure and business purposes, has announced its third annual “Impact Week” signature expedition to Haiti. The all-inclusive tour package provides the perfect blend of civic and social interaction during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend of January 15-19, 2015.  As a […]

Business

Caribbean tourism sector warned to make better use of technology or risk losing business to the competition

Caribbean tourism sector warned to make better use of technology or risk losing business to the competition

~ Tobago’s Chief Secretary Orville London delivers stark warning at opening of CTO’s Tourism Human Resources Conference in Scarborough ~ SCARBOROUGH, Tobago – If the Caribbean tourism industry is not prepared to cater to visitors in this new digital age, they will lose business to destinations capable of doing so. This assertion was made by […]

Jamaica’s JN Money Transfer To Stage Global Business Conference In South Florida

Jamaica’s JN Money Transfer To Stage Global Business Conference In South Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA – Business operators in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom have been invited to participate in the JN Money Transfer Global Grow Your Business Conferences to be held in South Florida on November 6th at 6:00 p.m. at  The Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie, pre-Registration/RSVP is required.  Click here to register. The […]

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tackles Diversity By Launching Education Foundation

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tackles Diversity By Launching Education Foundation

NEW YORK – The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced the launch of the IAB Education Foundation, a new nonprofit organization to increase racial, ethnic, gender, and economic diversity and improve peoples’ skills in the digital media and advertising industries. Tim Armstrong, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AOL Inc., will lead the IAB Education […]

Sports

Emerald Dunes Golf Club of Florida Leads Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” After Round One

Emerald Dunes Golf Club of Florida Leads Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” After Round One

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – The ninth annual Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge”, presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum teed off at two of Jamaica’s best golf courses Cinnamon Hill and White Witch on Thursday, October 30 with approximately 20 teams from the United States and Jamaica vying for top honors. “We are pleased to welcome a […]

St. Kitts Named in Top 25 Islands for Golf Globally

St. Kitts Named in Top 25 Islands for Golf Globally

Basseterre, St. Kitts  – As published in the Fall 2014 issue of LINKS Magazine, a top US national golf publication available in print and online, St. Kitts & Nevis is ranked among the Top 25 Islands in the world purely on the strength of its golf. “As a golfer myself, who has played on a […]

Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” Attracts American Film Industry Celebrities

Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” Attracts American Film Industry Celebrities

KINGSTON, Jamaica–  American actor and director David Arquette, Writer/Producer John Swetnam of Mad Horse Films and Producer Michael Botti headline the list of celebrities set to take part in the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge,” presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, October 29 – November 2, 2014.  The Jamaica Tourist Board event, now in its […]

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Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness to lead ribbon cutting for ‘The Courage to Remember,” a historical exhibit of the Holocaust

Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness to lead ribbon cutting for ‘The Courage to Remember,” a historical exhibit of the Holocaust

BROWARD COUNTY – On Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. on the sixth floor of the Broward County Main Library, Commissioner Holness will lead the ribbon cutting ceremony for “The Courage to Remember,” a historical exhibit of the Holocaust (1933-1945).  “The Courage to Remember” exhibit is being presented by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, SNCF -Société […]

Grammy award-winning reggae star Shaggy to celebrate Food For The Poor’s gala milestone

Grammy award-winning reggae star Shaggy to celebrate Food For The Poor’s gala milestone

COCONUT CREEK – Come build homes and provide hope for Haiti with award-winning reggae artist, Shaggy, at Food For The Poor’s 20th annual Building Hope Gala, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Attendees will be invited tocreate a legacybypledging to build critically needed houses in Pon Batay, Haiti. “Shaggy […]

Montego Bay Convention Centre Voted Jamaica’s Best Convention Centre

Montego Bay Convention Centre Voted Jamaica’s Best Convention Centre

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC) has set the benchmark as the first convention facility in Jamaica to receive the inaugural Hospitality Jamaica’s Best Convention Facility Award.   The Gleaner’s Hospitality Jamaica 10th Anniversary Awards was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on October 26, 2014. At the awards dinner, the Montego […]

HEAT Nation

HEAT Nation

The world premiere of “HEAT Nation”–a short film that acknowledges and embraces the Miami HEAT fan base, players and organization and recognizes them collectively as a Nation…a People, united under one flag Directed by Gil Green

SMEs find success through Jamaica’s Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)  Business Linkages Event

SMEs find success through Jamaica’s Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Business Linkages Event

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) collaborated with Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment (MOTE) and the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) to facilitate meetings between suppliers and buyers at the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) from September 21-23, 2014 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The meetings focused on the product needs of hotels, spas, […]

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