Local News

Jamaica National Money Transfer (JNMS) Extends WIN A VIP Vacation for Remittance Senders

Jamaica National Money Transfer (JNMS) Extends WIN A VIP Vacation for Remittance Senders

SOUTH FLORIDA – Person living in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America and The Cayman Islands who send remittances to family and friends in the Caribbean, Ghana and The Philippines still have a chance to win an all expense paid vacation to Jamaica each time they do business with JN Money Transfer […]

Broward County Voters reminded to “Please read all sides of ballot”

Broward County Voters reminded to “Please read all sides of ballot”

Broward County – The Broward County Supervisor of Elections office would like to remind all voters that Broward’s ballot is a 2 page ballot (front and back).  Please read all sides of the ballot to ensure that you see all amendments and initiatives on your ballot. The Broward County of Elections office will also have […]

Children’s Services Council Ballot Measure Placement Causing Some Confusion

Children’s Services Council Ballot Measure Placement Causing Some Confusion

LAUDERHILL – The position on the ballot of the measure asking voters whether or not to reauthorize the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) has some concerned that it is causing confusion.  In a recent blog, Sun Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo asked: “Will the Broward Children’s Services Council get lost in the shuffle of […]

National News

“Jamaica’s Education System Contributes to Income Equality”, says Holness

“Jamaica’s Education System Contributes to Income Equality”, says Holness

NEW YORK – Jamaican Opposition Leader Andrew Holness says the country’s deep-rooted income inequality has linkages to its education system. The country was cited by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a 2011 report as having the second worst income inequality gap in the Americas. The country is ranked higher than even Haiti and Brazil, […]

IMF Forum Discusses Proposals on Energy Provision, Taxation, and Financial Sector to Raise Growth in the Caribbean

IMF Forum Discusses Proposals on Energy Provision, Taxation, and Financial Sector to Raise Growth in the Caribbean

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Caribbean economic officials and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed possible improvements in energy provision, tax regimes, and the financial sector in an effort to boost economic prospects in the region. The proposals were discussed during a high-level forum on “Unlocking Economic Growth” by finance ministers, central bank governors, academics, and […]

Timeshare Vacations Bill Passed in Jamaica’s Lower House of Parliament

Timeshare Vacations Bill Passed in Jamaica’s Lower House of Parliament

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Efforts to diversify the island’s tourism offerings have received a major boost as timeshare vacations are set to be added to Jamaica’s tourism product mix with the passage of the Timeshare Vacations Bill. The Bill was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday (October 21) after being piloted by Jamaica’s Minister of […]

Entertainment

Bristol City Welcomes Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Professor Mervyn Morris

Bristol City Welcomes Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Professor Mervyn Morris

ENGLAND – Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Professor Mervyn Morris, shared his poetry  with a packed house of about 650 persons at the Bristol Poetry Institute’s Annual Reading for 2014, which was held recently at the Great Room of the Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, England. Professor Morris, along with emerging Jamaican poets Mel Cooke, […]

Trinidad & Tobago’s PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Divali 2014 Message

Trinidad & Tobago’s PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Divali 2014 Message

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Message from The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Occasion of Divali 2014. “Divali, like that of other religious observances, affords us an opportunity to stop, look within and reconnect to our divine nature which is one of love, unity […]

Reggae Legend John Holt Dies At Age 69

Reggae Legend John Holt Dies At Age 69

LONDON – Reggae legend, John Holt has died at the age of 69. His manager, Copeland Forbes, confirmed that John had died in hospital in the early hours of Monday (Oct. 20th) morning, saying, “John died at 2:40 am English time.  His nephew informed of his death. His cause of death is yet to be […]

Travel

Tourism Outlook Seminar to Focus on Enhancing Tourism’s Social and Economic Impact

Tourism Outlook Seminar to Focus on Enhancing Tourism’s Social and Economic Impact

Kingston, Jamaica – An impressive cadre of local, regional and international tourism stakeholders will converge in Montego Bay next month to share ideas, examine best practices and discuss strategies for advancing tourism at the Tourism Outlook Seminar (TOS) 2014. The annual Tourism Outlook Seminar (TOS) will take place from November 20 to 21, 2014, at […]

Experience the High Energy of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago for Less

Experience the High Energy of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago for Less

Revelers are flocking to the dual-island nation this winter for vibrant pre-Carnival celebrations and budget-friendly hotel specials  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival is a radical explosion of color, music, dance and creativity that sweeps the dual-island nation every year. With its massive masquerade bands, colorful costumes, pulsating music and exuberant celebrations, partygoers […]

New Look Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal Now Complete

New Look Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal Now Complete

OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA – The multi-million dollar renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal is now complete and already visitors and local tourism interests are benefiting from the work done by the relevant authorities. The rehabilitation of the facility includes the upgrading and expansion of the parking area and the renovation of the terminal building. This […]

Business

Caribbean Tourism Figures Illustrated In New Infographic by Caribbean & Co.

Caribbean Tourism Figures Illustrated In New Infographic by Caribbean & Co.

LONDON – More than 25 million tourists visited the Caribbean region in 2013 spending approximately US$28.1 billion. The information provided by the Caribbean Tourism Organization is illustrated in a new infographic titled “Caribbean Tourism at a Glance” created by Caribbean & Co., which show that the United States maintained its position as the main market […]

St. Kitts and Nevis leads in exports to the United States for 8 straight months

St. Kitts and Nevis leads in exports to the United States for 8 straight months

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS -– For the eight consecutive month, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to be the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States from the OECS and Barbados. According to foreign trade statistics issued by the US Census Bureau, St. Kitts and Nevis and Anguilla are the only two […]

Jamaica USA Chamber & U.S. Department of Commerce Teamed Up To Offer A Wealth Of Growth Opportunities For Small Businesses At MEDWeek

Jamaica USA Chamber & U.S. Department of Commerce Teamed Up To Offer A Wealth Of Growth Opportunities For Small Businesses At MEDWeek

MIAMI – The Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency and a host of corporations and government agencies is looking for Business Owners to take advantage of this great Business Conference “CONNECTING BUSINESS WITH OPPORTUNITY”. MEDWeek Business Matchmaker […]

Sports

St. Kitts Named in Top 25 Islands for Golf Globally

St. Kitts Named in Top 25 Islands for Golf Globally

Basseterre, St. Kitts  – As published in the Fall 2014 issue of LINKS Magazine, a top US national golf publication available in print and online, St. Kitts & Nevis is ranked among the Top 25 Islands in the world purely on the strength of its golf. “As a golfer myself, who has played on a […]

Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” Attracts American Film Industry Celebrities

Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” Attracts American Film Industry Celebrities

KINGSTON, Jamaica–  American actor and director David Arquette, Writer/Producer John Swetnam of Mad Horse Films and Producer Michael Botti headline the list of celebrities set to take part in the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge,” presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, October 29 – November 2, 2014.  The Jamaica Tourist Board event, now in its […]

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, […]

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Sun Life Financial & Dolphins Organization Award Little Haiti Optimist Rising Star Award

Sun Life Financial & Dolphins Organization Award Little Haiti Optimist Rising Star Award

MIAMI – In a celebratory ceremony at Miami Edison Senior High School on Monday, Sun Life Financial made an official check presentation to Sun Life Rising Star Award recipients, Junior Appo and the Little Haiti Optimist Club (LHOC). The organization received $50,000 to implement the Road Map to Success Program at Miami Edison Senior High School […]

Guardian partners with Caribbean GIS to track chikungunya in the Caribbean

Guardian partners with Caribbean GIS to track chikungunya in the Caribbean

GUYANA – Everything about chikungunya is painful. Even the virus’ name comes from a Kimakonde word describing the contortions of one suffering severe joint ache. Fever, rash, cramps, headache, nausea and fatigue are just some of the symptoms of the mosquito-borne illness. Nor is tracking the spread of the disease across the Caribbean any easier. […]

Immigration advocates assist green card holders in their naturalization process

Immigration advocates assist green card holders in their naturalization process

Miami – This Saturday October 25th, the Florida New Americans is partnering with Catholic Legal Services of the Archdiocese of Miami,  and the Center for Independent Living to assist current eligible green-card holders with their citizenship application. The Florida New Americans (FNA) program, an initiative of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, provides legal assistance, study materials and information to […]

Talking Business Caribbean At The World Investment Forum (WIF2014)

Talking Business Caribbean At The World Investment Forum (WIF2014)

Bridgetown, Barbados  – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), led a strong contingent of Caribbean representatives to the World Investment Forum 2014 (WIF2014), where a series of invaluable forums for investment promotion and increasing foreign direct investment were held. One such forum was the Talking […]

Wells Fargo Donates $150,000 to Fight Ebola Crisis

Wells Fargo Donates $150,000 to Fight Ebola Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO -Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is donating $150,000 to International Medical Corps to help fight the Ebola crisis in the West African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since the initial Ebola outbreak in the region in December of 2013, the virus has spread, with more than 9,000 confirmed cases of infection and more […]

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