Local News

Miami Carnival Inc. appoints new Board

Miami Carnival Inc. appoints new Board

MIAMI – The Board of Directors of Miami Carnival Inc. has appointed Asa Sealy as Chairman, replacing Ruthven Williams, who retains his position as Treasurer and also Vice Chairman of the organization.  Newly-appointed Officers are Cynthia Frazier (Assistant Treasurer), Joan Hinkson (Trustee) and Kathryn D’Arcy (Secretary). Asa Sealy (CEO of Aifos Agency, which offers Marketing, […]

Community to Bring Awareness to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Support Walk against Human Trafficking

Community to Bring Awareness to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Support Walk against Human Trafficking

BROWARD COUNTY – Families deserve to live in communities with resources and information that provide safe and healthy experiences for children.  A large body of research indicates that victims of child abuse and neglect are likely to suffer long term problems such as impaired brain development and learning problems, poor physical health, poor mental and […]

Breakfast Debate: What does the new relationship between the United States and Cuba mean to Floridians?

Breakfast Debate: What does the new relationship between the United States and Cuba mean to Floridians?

FT. LAUDERDALE – On Thursday, February 5, 2015 Tower  Forum will host a breakfast debate on Floridians new relationship with Cuba. What does the future hold for Cuba-U.S. relations at this important moment in time? How can Floridians move it forward for us as well as the Cuban community? Knowledgeable and experienced panelists and veteran Latin […]

National News

Shaggy to receive Luminary Award at sixth annual University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala

Shaggy to receive Luminary Award at sixth annual University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala

Toronto, ON – The University of the West Indies today announced that Grammy award winning recording artist Shaggy will be honoured with the Luminary Award at the sixth annual University of the West Indies Toronto Benefit Gala on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. Shaggy joins Justice Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré, O.Q. who was announced earlier as a […]

QUOTABLE CARIBBEAN – JANUARY 25, 2015

QUOTABLE CARIBBEAN – JANUARY 25, 2015

“We need to deal with internal issues as internal issues. I am not speaking about them. I am totally focused on getting the party machinery organised for the elections.” – Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (Jamaica Observer)   “We in the Government have to maximize use of our assets. This (tourism) […]

St. Kitts and Nevis Repays Early Some Outstanding Obligations to the IMF

St. Kitts and Nevis Repays Early Some Outstanding Obligations to the IMF

ST.KITTS – St. Kitts and Nevis repaid, ahead of schedule, SDR 2.8 million (about US$3.9 million) obligations to the IMF on January 29, 2015. This is the third early repayment by St. Kitts and Nevis of the SDR 47.4 million (about US$73.1 million) borrowed under its Stand-By Arrangement approved by the IMF Executive Board in […]

Entertainment

Miami-Dade County’s Black History Month 2015 Calendar of Events

Miami-Dade County’s Black History Month 2015 Calendar of Events

MIAMI – Over the past century, African American life, history and culture have become major forces in the United States and the world. African Americans have influenced music, art, literature and politics and continue to evolve. Miami-Dade County residents and visitors are invited to take part in the events planned throughout Miami-Dade County by the Black […]

Duane Stephenson to Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday in Little Rock, Arkansas!

Duane Stephenson to Celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday in Little Rock, Arkansas!

Kingston, Jamaica – Billboard recording artist Duane Stephenson will celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday in Little Rock, Arkansas on February 7th, 2015 at the 8th annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash. Continuing the legacy created by Bob of performing uplifting music, Duane will perform songs from his first and second albums August Town and Ghetto Pain, as well […]

R&B Singer Miguel joins stellar cast for Tobago Jazz Experience

R&B Singer Miguel joins stellar cast for Tobago Jazz Experience

TOBAGO – American Singer and Songwriter Miguel has been added to an already stellar cast of international artistes for the Tobago Jazz Experience 2015. With hits like ‘Adorn’, ‘How Many Drinks’, ‘Do You’ and ‘Sure Thing’ to name a few, he will perform on the night of Friday, April 24, 2015 along with Jenifer Hudson […]

Travel

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Week for May 3 – 9

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Week for May 3 – 9

New York Times Travel Show the scene for Bahamian revelry    NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – A Bahamian breeze is warming Manhattan as Valery Brown Alce, Senior Director of Global Marketing, Edward Archer, General Manager of the Bahamas Tourist Office, Atlanta and Mikala Moss, Manager of the Bahamas Tourist Office, New York and other representatives are promoting The […]

Destination Jamaica Excites Patrons at New York Times Travel Show

Destination Jamaica Excites Patrons at New York Times Travel Show

Visitors win trip giveaways from tourism partners to Home of All Right NEW YORK, NY –  Jamaica was one of the popular Caribbean exhibitors on  show at The New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center promoting travel to the destination.  The event saw the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) teaming up with […]

The tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla buzzing with new hotels, restaurants, and events

The tiny Caribbean island of Anguilla buzzing with new hotels, restaurants, and events

The tiny Caribbean island is buzzing with the rebirth of the legendary Malliouhana, new restaurants adding to the culinary capital’s repertoire and more Anguilla, B.W.I. – Anguilla anticipates a robust 2015 winter season by enticing travelers to experience not only its 33 pristine, powder-white beaches, but also a range of new additions for the season. […]

Business

Antigua & Bardua Tourism Authority Appoints VP’s For Overseas Team

Antigua & Bardua Tourism Authority Appoints VP’s For Overseas Team

Antigua and Barbuda – Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Tourism, Economic Development Investment and Energy, the Honorable Asot Michael has announced the appointment of tourism executives, Marie Walker and Jean-Marc Flambert as Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority’s (ABTA) Vice Presidents with responsibility for Sales and Marketing  for the twin islands tourism portfolio. Mrs. Walker is responsible for […]

Expedia Acquires Travelocity For $280 Million

Expedia Acquires Travelocity For $280 Million

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) has acquired Travelocity from Sabre Corporation  (NASDAQ: SABR) for $280 million in cash. The acquisition follows the 2013 strategic marketing agreement between Expedia, Inc. and Travelocity under which Expedia has powered the technology platforms for Travelocity’s US and Canadian websites along with providing Travelocity access to Expedia, Inc.’s supply […]

Expedia Reports Travel Demand for Caribbean on the Rise during CHTA

Expedia Reports Travel Demand for Caribbean on the Rise during CHTA

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, reported today that travel demand garnered via company’s platforms for the Caribbean region grew nearly 30 percent year over year during the first three quarters of 2014. The company also reports that the Dominican Republic remains the top producing […]

Sports

Lee Stapleton Installed as Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair

Lee Stapleton Installed as Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair

Miami Lakes – Lee Stapleton was recently installed as the Orange Bowl Committee’s 77th President and Chair for 2015.  Stapleton’s year as President marks an exciting time in post season college football for South Florida. On December 31, 2015, as part of the new post season college football system, the Orange Bowl Committee will host […]

Mobay City Run Set To Enhance Jamaica’s Sports Tourism Efforts

Mobay City Run Set To Enhance Jamaica’s Sports Tourism Efforts

Charity road race aims to raise funds for youth education in Jamaica MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – Over 4,000 sport enthusiasts are expected to converge in Jamaica’s tourism capital, Montego Bay, for the second installment of the MoBay City Run (MBCR), a 5/10k charity road race created to raise funds for youth education in Jamaica. The event, […]

BMX programme in Jamaica aims to teach bicycle stunt riding and love

BMX programme in Jamaica aims to teach bicycle stunt riding and love

Kingston, Jamaica -Two hundred and fifty children at the primary school level in St. Mary, Jamaica will be impacted through sports with the innovative bicycle moto cross (BMX) ‘Two Wheels, One Love’ (TWOL) programme. The programme is geared to take place over a 36-week period starting at the beginning of February. It will be rolled […]

More News

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Needs Saving Now

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Needs Saving Now

Nearly half a million children in Florida are at risk of losing medical coverage if the program is not extended. TALLAHASSEE  – Children’s hospitals statewide are calling on Florida’s congressional delegation for help in saving a federal program that provides health insurance to millions of children nationwide, including more than 473,000 in Florida. The Children’s […]

Sen. Marco Rubio Urged to Stop Putting Politics Before Public Safety, Pass a Clean DHS Funding Bill

Sen. Marco Rubio Urged to Stop Putting Politics Before Public Safety, Pass a Clean DHS Funding Bill

The Republican Congress Is Holding DHS Funding Hostage in Reckless Effort to Undo the President’s Immigration Executive Action that Is Keeping Families Together Washington DC – As a February 27 deadline looms for Congress to reauthorize funding for the Department of Homeland Security – the agency tasked with aviation and border security and many counterterrorism […]

Jamaica (St Mary) gets new learning centre for intellectually disabled

Jamaica (St Mary) gets new learning centre for intellectually disabled

Kingston, Jamaica – St. Mary, Jamaica will soon get its first fully equipped learning centre for persons with intellectual disabilities. Up to now, students who reside in Port Maria and surrounding areas would have to travel at least 30 kilometres away, in Ocho Rios, to enrol in the nearest institution of its kind. However, a partnership […]

Opening Statement Of Attorney General-DesignateLoretta E. Lynch At U.S. Senate Confirmation Hearing

Opening Statement Of Attorney General-DesignateLoretta E. Lynch At U.S. Senate Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC – Attorney General-Designate Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement today at the opening of the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing: “Thank you, Chairman Grassley, Senator Leahy, and distinguished members of the Committee.  I am honored to appear before you in this historic chamber, among so many dedicated public servants.  I want to thank […]

Buyers, Suppliers In Jamaica Call For Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event to be Held Twice a Year

Buyers, Suppliers In Jamaica Call For Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event to be Held Twice a Year

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Representatives of the nearly 200 supplier and buyer companies which participated in the first ever Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event in Jamaica, have hailed the venture as a success and are keen on participating in such events twice per year. The inaugural event, which was held recently at the Half Moon Conference Centre […]

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