Local News

Gala Creates Awareness Against Child Sexual Abuse

Gala Creates Awareness Against Child Sexual Abuse

“Protect Them” Gala Scheduled for Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month MARGATE – To conclude National Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month, the “PROTECT THEM” Gala is planned for Saturday, April 23rd 2016 at the luxurious Carolina Golf Club in Margate (3011 N Rock Island Rd, Margate, FL 33063). “PROTECT THEM” serves to rally South Florida’s diverse populations […]

Sociology Professor Dr. Orlando Patterson Scheduled To Speak At FAU

Sociology Professor Dr. Orlando Patterson Scheduled To Speak At FAU

Florida Atlantic University (FAU), College of Business, will host internationally renowned Harvard sociologist, Orlando Patterson, Ph.D., O.D. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 SOUTH FLORIDA – Orlando Patterson, Ph.D., O.D., renowned Harvard’s Cowles professor of sociology, one of Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s foremost sons, international intellectual and literary icon, is scheduled to speak at Florida Atlantic […]

Kingston City Run Promotion To Benefit A Jamaica HS Alumni In South Florida

Kingston City Run Promotion To Benefit A Jamaica HS Alumni In South Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA – Kingston City Run is partnering with Pat Montague Marketing and Promotions to garner support for runners to compete in the half marathon, 10K and 5K race on Sunday, March 13th in Kingston, Jamaica.  The partnership will include South Florida Radio Personality, Pat Montague running the ½ marathon at the event. Kingston City Run Promotion […]

National News

Black History Month 2016 Presidential Proclamation

Black History Month 2016 Presidential Proclamation

Presidential Proclamation National African American History Month, 2016 By The President Of The United States Of America A Proclamation America’s greatness is a testament to generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our Nation is unending and strived to expand the reach of freedom to […]

China is Jamaica’s Partner in Development

China is Jamaica’s Partner in Development

By: Vicki Cann, PhD Candidate at Communication University of China CHINA – Unbeknown to some, China and Jamaica has had a relationship that dates as far back as the mid-19th century when the British Government recruited agricultural workers from China and India. It is reported that the earliest groups of Chinese nationals arrived on the island in […]

SAT vs ACT? Why should Jamaican students take these college entrance exams?

SAT vs ACT? Why should Jamaican students take these college entrance exams?

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Should Jamaican High School students take the U.S. college entrance exams such as the SAT or ACT? For Jamaican students in grades 10 to 13, the decision to take a college readiness course has been a topic of keen interest. Some may often think thoughts like, “I want to study abroad; I see family […]

Entertainment

Taste The Islands Ready for Second Season

Taste The Islands Ready for Second Season

Caribbean Cooking Series Taste The Islands Ready for Second Season on National Television Pembroke Pines –  Taste the Islands will begin broadcasting their second season of their national hit TV show in June 2016, Caribbean-American heritage month. The series will continue to air on Create TV and PBS stations around the United States according to show producers […]

T.I.  To Perform At Florida Memorial University Homecoming

T.I. To Perform At Florida Memorial University Homecoming

Florida Memorial University’s Homecoming Celebration of Family, Power and Pride Sets The Tone For Black History Month in South Florida MIAMI GARDENS – Hip Hop artist T.I. is set to take center stage at Florida Memorial University with a live performance at the Annual Greek Step Show and Concert. Something is roaring at Florida Memorial University […]

Trinidad and Tobago Ready for Carnival 2016

Trinidad and Tobago Ready for Carnival 2016

Trinidad and Tobago gets ready to welcome the world to the Greatest Show on Earth Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – In less than 72 hours, the two unique islands of Trinidad and Tobago will erupt into a parade of merriment as thousands of people from around the world are expected to participate in the biggest street party on […]

Travel

Silver Airways Resumes Service to Nassau, Bahamas

Silver Airways Resumes Service to Nassau, Bahamas

Fort Lauderdale – Silver Airways is expanding its Bahamian network by resuming nonstop service to Nassau, Bahamas. Starting May 26, 2016, Silver Airways will operate nonstop flights to Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport from Tampa, Palm Beach, and Fort Myers, including: Daily nonstop service between Tampa and Nassau; Four weekly flights between Palm Beach and Nassau; Three […]

Get A Taste Of Rock Cliff Jamaica In South Florida

Get A Taste Of Rock Cliff Jamaica In South Florida

Miami Beach – Rock Cliff Jamaica Pop-up launch event comes to South Florida on Friday, February 26, 2016 at WeWork located in 350 Lincoln Rd, 2nd floor, Miami Beach, FL.   The Pop-up event will be hosted by Dreamers Resorts, LLP  which will showcase the new luxury resort scheduled to open October 2016. This invitation only event […]

Trinidad and Tobago Attracting Travelers This Winter

Trinidad and Tobago Attracting Travelers This Winter

With hotel renovations, new activities and a number of festivals and events, Trinidad and Tobago is poised for a record-setting year PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –  Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean’s ‘happiest’ nation is heating up with cultural festivals, hotel renovations and new eco-adventures while most of the U.S. is feeling the first ‘chill’ of winter. Home to the […]

Business

Conference To Assess Business Climate In The Caribbean

Conference To Assess Business Climate In The Caribbean

MIRAMAR – A conference scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th at the Miramar Cultural Center (2400 Civic Center Pl, Miramar, FL 33025) will assess the climate for conducting business with, and in the Caribbean region including Cuba. Several presentations and panel discussions at the CARICOM/CUBA/FLORIDA Trade and Investment Conference will examine the opportunities and challenges of investing in, and […]

Bob Marley Launches Cannabis Line

Bob Marley Launches Cannabis Line

LOS ANGELES – Marley Natural, the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, today debuted a broad-based collection of cannabis and lifestyle products designed with deep respect for Bob Marley’s legacy and belief in the positive potential of the herb to heal and inspire us. “We are fortunate to be living during a promising time of positive change, […]

Broward County Officials Aim To Attract Caribbean Businesses

Broward County Officials Aim To Attract Caribbean Businesses

Broward County Foreign Trade Zones To Look At Attracting Caribbean Business Miramar – Broward County officials will discuss with business and policy leaders from the Caribbean including Cuba how its foreign trade zones might be utilized by companies in the Caribbean and here to facilitate increased two-way trade. The discussions will form part of the agenda […]

Sports

LPGA Players Receive Winning Tips From Bahamian Track Star

LPGA Players Receive Winning Tips From Bahamian Track Star

NASSAU, Bahamas  – Three of the Ladies Professional Golf Association ( LPGA )  players competing in the $1.4 million dollar purse Pure Silk Bahamas Classic received training techniques and winning tips from Bahamian National Champion and 400 meters National Record Holder, Steven Gardiner who took time out to share his experiences. Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic The […]

Miami Dolphins Name Chris Grier General Manager

Miami Dolphins Name Chris Grier General Manager

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins named Chris Grier as the team’s General Manager today (Jan. 4th). In his role, Grier will oversee the draft and personnel departments, reporting directly to Executive Vice President, Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum. “I want to thank Stephen Ross and Mike Tannenbaum for this tremendous opportunity,” said Grier. “I love this organization […]

Orange Bowl To Feature Clemson vs. Oklahoma

Orange Bowl To Feature Clemson vs. Oklahoma

Clemson and Oklahoma to Meet in 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl Miami Lakes –  The Capital One Orange Bowl will feature Clemson (No. 1) and (Oklahoma No. 4 ) for the 2015 College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinal on December 31, 2015, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., at 4 […]

More News

2016 Jazz in the Gardens Final Lineup

2016 Jazz in the Gardens Final Lineup

MIAMI GARDENS –  The City of Miami Gardens has confirmed the final lineup for the 11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music and food festival scheduled for March 18th– 20th, 2016 at Sun Life Stadium 347 Don Shula Dr.  Miami Gardens. Consecutively bringing Grammy award winning, elite entertainers to the stage, fans revel in a wide variety of […]

VP Records Remembers Dennis Brown “The Crown Prince Of Reggae”

VP Records Remembers Dennis Brown “The Crown Prince Of Reggae”

Double-Disc Dennis Brown Tribute Album Slated for Late Spring 2016 SOUTH FLORIDA – February 1st, marked the late reggae and lover’s rock icon Dennis Brown’s 59th birthday. Hailed by NPR Morning Edition as one of the 50 great voices of all time and by Bob Marley as one of the best reggae singers in the world – […]

‘Music, Fashion and Culture’ Premieres in South Florida

‘Music, Fashion and Culture’ Premieres in South Florida

Hollywood event excites music and fashion lovers alike; celebrates the culture of the Caribbean. SOUTH FLORIDA – VP Records will roll out the red carpet treatment for media, music artists, and fashion designers, at the inaugural ‘Music, Fashion and Culture’ event.  Attendees get a first look at two exciting South Florida businesses, Bashment Sessions Magazine and VP Record’s […]

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Remember President Richard Nixon

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Remember President Richard Nixon

SOUTH FLORIDA – A caller to WAVS 1170AM Open Line show yesterday (Feb. 2nd) called on listeners to remember President Richard Nixon, at least how similar he is to the one current Presidential nomination candidate. In part, because I have not followed the campaigns, I am not  going to focus on the candidate who was […]

Orange Bowl Committee Installs New President

Orange Bowl Committee Installs New President

Judge Michael B. Chavies Installed As Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair Miami Lakes – The Orange Bowl Committee’s 78th President and Chair, Judge Michael B. Chavies was installed on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables. Judge Chavies has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee since 2000 and succeeds […]

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