Local News

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 […]

Village dialogue on the Afro-Cuban community in Miami on Jan. 31

Village dialogue on the Afro-Cuban community in Miami on Jan. 31

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board will present a Village Dialogue entitled “Uniting the African Diaspora: An Invitation from the Afro Cuban Community” on Saturday, January 31 from noon to 3 p.m. at HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130. The panel discussion will examine the history and relationship between Afro-Cubans and […]

National News

St. Kitts and Nevis go to the polls on Monday, February 16th 2015

St. Kitts and Nevis go to the polls on Monday, February 16th 2015

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – The people of St. Kitts and Nevis will go to the polls on Monday, February 16th 2015. Nomination Day is Friday, February 6th 2015. In a national broadcast, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said he will present the dates at a political meeting of his governing St. Kitts-Nevis […]

Caribbean Energy Security Summit Joint Statement

Caribbean Energy Security Summit Joint Statement

WASHINGTON, DC – The Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Colombia, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, together with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, […]

ROC Inspires Jamaican Primary School Students to Stand for Something

ROC Inspires Jamaican Primary School Students to Stand for Something

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Reach One Child “ROC” Foundation, founded and led by entertainer Cherine and Patrick Lindsay, will launch its 4th annual ROC School Tour under the theme “Stand 4 Something”. The 2015 staging of the tour is produced and executed by a passionate group of young professionals, “ROCstar” mentors, who are all volunteers. The […]

Entertainment

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 […]

Sanchez and friends Celebrate Reggae Month at the “One Love in the Park” scheduled for Valentine’s Weekend in South Florida

Sanchez and friends Celebrate Reggae Month at the “One Love in the Park” scheduled for Valentine’s Weekend in South Florida

HOLLYWOOD – Reggae Month takes center stage with reggae icon, Sanchez and friends at the One Love in the Park, a day fete and concert scheduled for Sunday, February 15 at the Arts Park, Young Circle, Hollywood. Gates open at 2pm.  Admission is $ 35 regular and $ 47 VIP. A combined celebration of reggae […]

Travel

Reconnect With Each Other And Within At Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts

Reconnect With Each Other And Within At Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts

EAGLE BEACH, Aruba –  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, couples are seeking new ways of reconnecting with one another and strengthening their relationships. Recognized as one of the top five resorts for romance in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor in 2014 and 2015, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts has all of the necessary elements […]

High-end travelers are booking The Bahamas

High-end travelers are booking The Bahamas

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Islands Of The Bahamas have made the Virtuoso® January to March, 2015 “Hot List” with their member hotels recording a 20% increase in year-over-year growth. Virtuoso®, the international network of luxury travel agencies, considered one of the leading networks of luxury travel advisors and entities, tapped into its data warehouse of more […]

Caribbean Airlines waiving change and cancellation fees due to Winter Storm Juno

Caribbean Airlines waiving change and cancellation fees due to Winter Storm Juno

PIARCO, Trinidad – A major blizzard (Winter Storm Juno) is forecasted to hit the US Northeast as of noon today and we expect the inclement weather to affect the operations at New York’s International Airport (JFK). Therefore, we will waive change/ cancellation fees and fare differences for customers travelling on Monday Jan 26th through Tuesday, January […]

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

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 […]

Jamaican BMXer, Maliek Byndloss seeks Olympic points in St Mary on Road to Rio

Jamaican BMXer, Maliek Byndloss seeks Olympic points in St Mary on Road to Rio

Kingston, Jamaica – It’s only fitting that Maliek Byndloss will seek to earn qualifying points racing his bicycle at the Eden Park BMX track in St. Mary on his road to representing Jamaica at the 2016 Olympics. The 19-year-old, whose parents are Jamaican, will have to earn at least 10 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) racing points […]

More News

Jamaica’s PM commends US$90 million Energy Project for Jamaica

Jamaica’s PM commends US$90 million Energy Project for Jamaica

WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller has commended the United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for its financing of an investment of US$90 million in a clean energy project in Jamaica as one of the first investments from a new US$700 million OPIC fund to encourage clean energy. The Jamaican project – […]

T&T’s PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar Proposes Caribbean Energy Fund with IADB to Address Regional Energy Security

T&T’s PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar Proposes Caribbean Energy Fund with IADB to Address Regional Energy Security

WASHINGTON, DC – Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, has proposed a Caribbean Energy Thematic Fund for CARICOM Member States, to address regional energy security. Speaking at the First Caribbean Energy Security Summit, which took place today in Washington, D.C., the Prime Minister reaffirmed her Government’s commitment working […]

“Chief Jimmie Brown Show” to Debut February 1, 2015 on WMBM

“Chief Jimmie Brown Show” to Debut February 1, 2015 on WMBM

MIAMI –  Rev Dr. Jimmie Brown known as Chief Jimmie Brown to South Florida Urban community is one of the most successful and well-known legendary Radio Personalities.  After hosting “Hot Talk” for 25 years, he is making his return to the radio airwaves with the “Chief Jimmie Brown” show.  Starting Sunday, February 1, 2015 11:PM-1:00AM EST […]

Jamaican Exporters give recommendations for National Export Strategy at Validation Workshop

Jamaican Exporters give recommendations for National Export Strategy at Validation Workshop

Kingston, Jamaica –  Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), in partnership with Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), and Trade Board Limited, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, and consultants Tourism Intelligence International, hosted the National Export Strategy (NES) Validation Workshop on January 21st and 22nd at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston. Over 100 persons participated in brainstorming sessions, […]

Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event a Major Success for Jamaica

Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event a Major Success for Jamaica

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has lauded the first ever Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Event, as a landmark venture. The event, which has been hailed as a major success, saw representatives of nearly 200 supplier and buyer companies meeting to discuss business opportunities and negotiate contracts. Delivering […]

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