Local News

The Under 40 Group to partner with Feeding South Florida in an effort to end hunger throughout South Florida

The Under 40 Group to partner with Feeding South Florida in an effort to end hunger throughout South Florida

MIAMI – The Under40 Group unites young business professionals from all aspects of corporate America with a common goal – to succeed and strive in a business world. The group is made up of young professionals, under 40, who meet in a social setting to network, brainstorm and develop relationships and ideas. The objective of […]

Guyana Expo Set To Take Place In Broward County

Guyana Expo Set To Take Place In Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY- Plans have been finalized for an exhibition of Guyanese products and tourist attractions to be held here October 30 to November 1st at the Omni Auditorium of Broward College’s North Campus. The Guyana Trade, Tourism and Investment Expo is being organized by the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) in conjunction with Broward College […]

Cultural Centers In Miami and New York to host Evenings of Excellence

Cultural Centers In Miami and New York to host Evenings of Excellence

MIRAMAR  – The second annual Evenings of Excellence series, sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, will be held at the Miramar Cultural Center in the Miami area and Christian Cultural Center in New York this Fall. Organizers confirmed that on Tuesday, October 21, the empowering event will be held at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark in […]

National News

OAS and Jamaican Government Present Draft National Cyber Security Strategy

OAS and Jamaican Government Present Draft National Cyber Security Strategy

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Organization of American States (OAS) today concluded a two-day event in Jamaica held within the framework of the support provided by the Hemispheric Organization towards the development of the Caribbean country’s National Cyber Security Strategy, during which a draft of the document was presented and discussed publicly for the first time. […]

Major Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference For New York

Major Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference For New York

NEW YORK – Why do multinational companies choose Trinidad and Tobago?; What is Trinidad and Tobago doing to attract FDI outside of a thriving energy sector?; What is the future of US / Trinidad and Tobago relations? These questions will be answered on September 25, 2014 in New York at the Trinidad and Tobago Investment […]

Digicel Foundation 5K Run/Walk Launch Keynote Speaker Suffers From Asperger’s syndrome

Digicel Foundation 5K Run/Walk Launch Keynote Speaker Suffers From Asperger’s syndrome

Chad Whyte for Self-Acceptance despite Challenges Kingston, Jamaica – The keynote speaker got a standing ovation from dignitaries that included the Mayor of Kingston and senior executives among others. He was neither a celebrity nor an orator – but all were moved by the speech of a 27-year-old man as he related his life’s journey. […]

Entertainment

Jamaican Music Ambassador, Richie Stephens To Release New Song, New Dance, New Music Genre

Jamaican Music Ambassador, Richie Stephens To Release New Song, New Dance, New Music Genre

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Have you heard about Ska-Teck Ova (STO)? No, it is not a new sci-fi movie or some new high tech gadget that Apple is about to unveil in 2015. ‘Ska-Teck Ova’ is a new Jamaican music genre that is being introduced to the world by award winning Jamaican Music Ambassador Richie Stephens, […]

Broward County’s Cultural Division Hosts Regional Investment and Cultural Institution Programs Application Workshop

Broward County’s Cultural Division Hosts Regional Investment and Cultural Institution Programs Application Workshop

For eligible, not-for-profit cultural organizations BROWARD COUNTY – Broward Cultural Division offers an application workshop for the Regional Investment Program and Cultural Institution Program (CINP) on Thursday, October 2nd at 2PM in the Main Library, 7th Floor, Cybrary, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. The workshop is designed for ongoing applicants and prospective applicants to the […]

Guyanese American Author Wins Fifth International Award

Guyanese American Author Wins Fifth International Award

New Milford, New Jersey – Guyanese American Christian Apologetics author Christopher H.K. Persaud has won his fifth international award. Persaud’s book, The Da Vinci Code Revisited: A Conclusive Refutation of the Widespread, Sinister Lie (Xlibris Corporation, USA, 2013, Revised) earned top marks in the Non Fiction – Inspirational category of the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL […]

Travel

Barbados’ Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is new CTO chairman

Barbados’ Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy is new CTO chairman

ST. THOMAS, USVI – Barbados has been elected Chair of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), with the election as Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy. The election took place on September 17th in St. Thomas, USVI during the CTO’s Annual General Meeting. Reacting to the announcement, Mr. Sealy stated, “I look forward to […]

Expedia Announces Increase in Jamaica Travel Demand at JAPEX

Expedia Announces Increase in Jamaica Travel Demand at JAPEX

BELLEVUE, Wash. –  Expedia group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, reported today that travel demand for Jamaica hotels on Expedia.com® and Hotels.com®  grew nearly 20 percent in the first half of 2014 when compared to the same time period in 2013. Vacation packages accounted for over 60 percent of the demand. New […]

Caribbean Tourism Organisation  Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

Caribbean Tourism Organisation Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

BARBADOS – The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is delighted to announce the launch of The Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014, which will take place during World Travel Market November 3-6, 2014. Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for UK and Europe, commented, “The annual Caribbean Tourism Journalism Awards is a highly anticipated event and […]

Business

Obama Administration Launches Second Promise Zone Competition to Create Economic Opportunity in High-Poverty Communities

Obama Administration Launches Second Promise Zone Competition to Create Economic Opportunity in High-Poverty Communities

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Administration is launching the competition to designate the next round of Promise Zones, part of the President’s plan to create a new pathway to the middle class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, improve educational opportunities, and reduce violent crime. In January of this […]

Shipping to the Caribbean, Amerijet continues to spread its wings

Shipping to the Caribbean, Amerijet continues to spread its wings

FT. LAUDERDALE – Amerijet International, Inc. is a full-service all-cargo carrier providing regional and international, scheduled all-cargo service. With more than 40 years of experience in the global air cargo industry, Amerijet provides daily air cargo flights serving the Caribbean, Mexico, South and Central America, and the United States connecting to its worldwide network reaching […]

MDC’s School of Business to Again Offer Free Workshops for Business Owners

MDC’s School of Business to Again Offer Free Workshops for Business Owners

MIAMI– This fall, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed School of Business will offer free workshops to small and moderate-sized businesses from specific areas in Miami-Dade County, as part of its Small Business Education Program/Grow Miami Initiative sponsored by Citi Foundation. The program will launch with a series of eight seminars for small businesses owners that […]

Sports

Nevis hosts November International Triathlon

Nevis hosts November International Triathlon

NEVIS – As the 2014 multisport season draws to a close, the Nevis Tourism Authority and the St. Kitts & Nevis Triathlon Federation announces the staging of the Nevis Triathlon, an international Half Iron, Olympic and sprint distance competition played out on the glorious and challenging terrain of the Caribbean island of Nevis on Saturday, […]

Strikers fall to Minnesota United FC 2-1

Strikers fall to Minnesota United FC 2-1

Fort Lauderdale – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers were defeated by Minnesota United 2-1 in Blaine, Minnesota, losing some ground in the chase for The Championship. NASL’s leading goal-scorer Christian Ramirez and Miguel Ibarra scored to help Minnesota come from behind for the win. The first 30 minutes of the match saw little action, as neither team […]

St. Kitts ready to host Caribbean Premier League (CPL)  2015 Games

St. Kitts ready to host Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2015 Games

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS  – St. Kitts and Nevis is already in advance discussions with the organisers of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to host the 2015 games. This was disclosed by the Federation’s Minister of Sports, the Hon. Glen Philip, who said that the window period of the games will be June to July […]

More News

OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism Released Report on Jamaica

OAS Anti-Corruption Mechanism Released Report on Jamaica

WASHINGTON, DC – The Committee of Experts of the Follow-up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the Jamaica report on the implementation of this treaty in the framework of the Fourth Round of Review of the Mechanism, during its Twenty-Fourth Meeting held […]

Haiti’s leader urges constituents to vote for political stability in next election

Haiti’s leader urges constituents to vote for political stability in next election

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Haiti’s president, Michel Martelly, over the weekend, urged constituents to vote for people who will continue to implement programs his administration has initiated, as the Caribbean country prepares to hold crucial legislative and local elections before yearend and a presidential ballot next year. Criticizing opposition lawmakers who have refused, for apparent […]

Icons, Innovation and Industry at 2014 CaribbeanTales Film Festival

Icons, Innovation and Industry at 2014 CaribbeanTales Film Festival

Toronto, ON  – The 2014 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) was indeed a landmark occasion as this year the festival broke boundaries in gaining additional recognition for the creativity and culture of the Caribbean.  The festival which ran alongside the Toronto International Film Festival highlighted the region’s icons as well as some of its brightest […]

Jamaica’s Minister McNeill to Attend Important CTO Business Meeting

Jamaica’s Minister McNeill to Attend Important CTO Business Meeting

Kingston, Jamaica  – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is set to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to attend the Meeting of the Council of Tourism Ministers and Commissioners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The Minister departs the island […]

Wells Fargo Survey Reveals Consumer Views on Homebuying

Wells Fargo Survey Reveals Consumer Views on Homebuying

DES MOINES, Iowa -While more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) feel that now is a good time to buy a home, many may be reluctant to do so because of uncertainty about qualifying for a mortgage or navigating the homebuying process, according to the recent “How America Views Homeownership” survey by Wells Fargo & […]

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