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Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) Board responds to Jamaica Observer article on Pamella Watson

Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) Board responds to Jamaica Observer article on Pamella Watson

Letter to The Editor of Jamaica Observer Kingston, Jamaica SOUTH FLORIDA – The Board of Directors of the Jamaican Women of Florida responds to an article in Your On-Line Edition of the Jamaica Observer, May 22, 2015 “ J’can busted in US for ‘defrauding’ gov’t, clients”.   See story here: (http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/J-can-busted-in-US-for–defrauding–gov-t–clients) The lead paragraph of your story read, “Pamella Watson, Treasurer […]

Plans Underway For National Caribbean American Heritage Month 10th Anniversary

Plans Underway For National Caribbean American Heritage Month 10th Anniversary

Washington, DC – Plans are underway for the observance of National Caribbean American Heritage Month (NCAHM) in June which will mark the tenth anniversary of this designation. Ten years ago US President George Bush signed the Bill designating June as Caribbean American Heritage month, thereby culminating decades of struggle to achieve such designation in recognition […]

Prominent Jamaican Accountant in South Florida charged with fraudulently filing Income Tax Returns

Prominent Jamaican Accountant in South Florida charged with fraudulently filing Income Tax Returns

SOUTH FLORIDA – Pamella B. Watson, 60, a prominent Jamaican Accountant of Davie, was charged with criminal complaint for submitting false, factitious, or fraudulent claims  punishable by up to ten years in prison; aggravated identity theft punishable by a mandatory consecutive term of two years in prison; mail fraud punishable by up to twenty years in prison; […]

National News

Major push to have Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains designated as a World Heritage Site

Major push to have Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains designated as a World Heritage Site

KINGSTON, Jamaica – As part of Jamaica’s continued push to have the Blue and John Crow Mountains designated as a World Heritage Site, the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has provided over $ 13 million to date to support the venture. This is in-keeping with TEF’s primary mandate to enhance the tourism product including developing and safeguarding […]

Quotable Caribbean – May 24, 2015

Quotable Caribbean – May 24, 2015

“JCI’s (Joint Commission International) endorsement of our state-of-the-art clinical facilities and of the medical treatment provided by Health City (Cayman Islands) gives us expanded credibility around the world.” – Dr. Devi Shetty, Founder, Health City Cayman Islands/ Chairman, Narayana Health   “We believe it is fitting to unite Caribbean stakeholders in the celebration of an […]

T&T’s Prime Minister Launches New Website

T&T’s Prime Minister Launches New Website

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Presenting, Kamla 2015, the new website of the Political Leader of the United National Congress and People’s Partnership and Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. You can bookmark the website link www.kamla2015.tt and sign up with your email to get the latest news and information. “Some of the world’s greatest […]

Entertainment

Caribbean Chefs, Bartenders to Share Sips and Samples at Taste of the Islands on June 13

Caribbean Chefs, Bartenders to Share Sips and Samples at Taste of the Islands on June 13

Live Music, Savory Bites, Cocktail Sips and More  MIAMI – Each year, notable chefs and bartenders from Caribbean team together to represent their island at Taste of the Caribbean, a culinary competition held at the Hyatt Regency Miami. On Saturday, June 13 from 6:30 pm until 9pm foodies and fans can enjoy the culinary and cocktail […]

One Caribbean Television Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month

One Caribbean Television Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Congresswoman Barbara Lee to be honored during Capitol Hill reception   WASHINGTON DC – One Caribbean Television (OCTV) will host a reception in the nation’s capital to celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which is observed  in June.   The reception, to be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in the Rayburn House Office Building, will be hosted […]

The Galleon Foundation Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month With Inaugural Caribbean Village Festival

The Galleon Foundation Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month With Inaugural Caribbean Village Festival

Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival Is A family-friendly event for the “South Floribbean” Community SOUTH FLORIDA – The Galleon Foundation presents the inaugural Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month on Sunday, June 14, 2015. The event will take place at Central Broward Regional Park (3700 […]

Travel

Comfort Suites Paradise Island Popular In The Bahamas

Comfort Suites Paradise Island Popular In The Bahamas

LAS VEGAS – The founder of the award-winning Comfort Suites Paradise Island in the Bahamas says the resort continues to build on its strong reputation for top quality service. William Naughton, who established the popular hotel more than 20 years ago, attributed the resort’s positive reviews to an overall refresh, totaling six million dollars as well […]

Jamaica Spa Association must meet international standards!

Jamaica Spa Association must meet international standards!

Kingston, Jamaica – Chairman of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Professor Winston Davidson lauded the formation of the Jamaica Spa Association (JSA) at the body’s launch yesterday, May 19, at JAMPRO’s Business Auditorium.  Professor Davidson spoke to spa operators and other stakeholders in the Health and Wellness Sector regarding the BSJ’s support of the JSA, which […]

Anse Chastanet Enters “Hall Of Fame”

Anse Chastanet Enters “Hall Of Fame”

ST. LUCIA  – St. Lucia’s storied Anse Chastanet resort has entered into TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence worldwide and is given to accommodations, restaurants and attractions listed on TripAdvisor which consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on the site. “What wonderful recognition for the […]

Business

Americans weigh in on Cuba Travel and Dream Destinations in nationwide Travel Leaders Group survey

Americans weigh in on Cuba Travel and Dream Destinations in nationwide Travel Leaders Group survey

PLYMOUTH, Minn – The move to normalize relations with Cuba will have a direct impact on Americans seeking to vacation legally on the island nation – just as they can in other parts of the Caribbean or Mexico. However, in the newest Travel Leaders Group travel survey, a mere 8.8% of those polled said they would go […]

AudioNow and Digicel Announce First Carrier-Supported Community Radio App for Haiti

AudioNow and Digicel Announce First Carrier-Supported Community Radio App for Haiti

Innovative Service Expands Radio Coverage Throughout Haiti Using the Digicel Mobile Network WASHINGTON, D.C.    AudioNow® Digital, the leading provider of in-language mobile apps for radio broadcasters, announces the first call-to-listen and mobile streaming directory app for Haitian radio stations. The “AudioNow® Haiti Radio” app, sponsored by Digicel, a leading global communications provider, is available now, […]

Former NYC education chancellor to speak at CTO’s Caribbean Week New York

Former NYC education chancellor to speak at CTO’s Caribbean Week New York

Denis Walcott will deliver motivational speech at Students’ Colloquium on Wednesday,  June 3 NEW YORK – Denis Walcott who ran America’s largest school system for three years is set to energize future leaders of Caribbean tourism at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Caribbean Week New York. The former New York City education chancellor, who served from […]

Sports

Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Welcomes Miami FC To NASL

Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Welcomes Miami FC To NASL

FT. LAUDERDALE – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are thrilled with the news that a new North American Soccer League (NASL) team is coming to Miami. We welcome Miami FC to the NASL. Riccardo Silva, Paolo Maldini, and their entire team are first-class businessmen. We believe that Miami FC will be a successful club under their leadership […]

Miami Dolphins Foundation Wraps Successful 2015 Fins Weekend

Miami Dolphins Foundation Wraps Successful 2015 Fins Weekend

2015 Fins Weekend Presented By Estrella Insurance MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins Foundation hosted a successful 19th annual Fins Weekend presented by Estrella Insurance. Proceeds from the event weekend, through the educational pillar of Miami Dolphins Foundation, will benefit City Year Miami, an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students on […]

ESPN Events Acquires Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

ESPN Events Acquires Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl has been acquired by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN. The second Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will be played at Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, showcasing schools from Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference. The bowl was acquired from Bahamas Bowl, LLC, which […]

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Caribbean Tourism Interests Meet with Cuban Tourism Minister

Caribbean Tourism Interests Meet with Cuban Tourism Minister

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill and fellow Caribbean tourism ministers were in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to participate in the International Seminar: Multi-destination Opportunities for Regional Integration from May 19 to 22, 2015 as well as the 58th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Commission for the Americas. […]

Digicel Foundation creates Nurturing Spaces for Children In Jamaica

Digicel Foundation creates Nurturing Spaces for Children In Jamaica

Labour Day Activities planned for Kingston, Manchester, St. Thomas and St. James  Kingston, Jamaica – Touching lives through creating nurturing spaces for children is the goal of the Digicel Foundation with its island-wide Labour Day activity this year. The Foundation, with over 100 active Digicel staff volunteers, will be working alongside communities on projects at the […]

Caribbean-American Authors and Storytellers to Read at Children’s Multi-Cultural Book Fair at AARLCC

Caribbean-American Authors and Storytellers to Read at Children’s Multi-Cultural Book Fair at AARLCC

Cedella Marley, Geoffrey Philp and Kellie Magnus to Read at Children’s Multi-Cultural Book Fair & Empowerment Day at AARLCC on May 23 BROWARD COUNTY – On Saturday, May 23, 2015, the organization Readingpaysmore will be hosting The Children’s Multi-cultural Book Fair at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort […]

Florida Department of Health Emphasizes Health and Safety This Memorial Day Weekend

Florida Department of Health Emphasizes Health and Safety This Memorial Day Weekend

TALLAHASSEE—Memorial Day is an opportunity to pause and honor those who have sacrificed their lives in service to our country. For many, it also marks the unofficial start of summer, and the Florida Department of Health encourages residents and visitors to make healthy and safe choices during the summer season. “This Memorial Day, we remember […]

Trey Songz Joins 2015 St. Kitts Music Festival

Trey Songz Joins 2015 St. Kitts Music Festival

Award-Winning, Multi-Platinum Singer to Perform at the 19th Annual Event Basseterre, St. Kitts – Award-winning R&B artist and Hollywood film actor Trey Songz will be performing at the 19th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will take place from Thursday, June 25 to Saturday, June 27, 2015.  He joins Bounty Killer, Christopher Martin, Aswad, Roy […]

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