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Commentary with Winston Barnes -Independence?

Commentary with Winston Barnes -Independence?

SOUTH FLORIDA – As the people known as Jamaicans inch toward the observance of its fifty third anniversary of independence a number of questions simply have to be asked. For one, what do the vast majority of Jamaicans know about how this island nation came to be considered independent? The answer to that is fairly […]

5th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference To Host Historic Firsts, Expand to Full Weekend of Events

5th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference To Host Historic Firsts, Expand to Full Weekend of Events

Fort Lauderdale  – Paulette Brown, Esq., who will be the first African-American woman to serve as president in the 136-year history of the American Bar Association, has been announced as the morning keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference (WOCEC). The WOCEC’s main day of leadership presentations and expert breakout panels […]

Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence Message from Consul General of Jamaica, Miami

Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence Message from Consul General of Jamaica, Miami

SOUTH FLORIDA – It is once again a pleasure to greet you at this time of celebration, when we commemorate Jamaica’s birth as an independent nation.  Over the years, we have made an indelible mark on the global community, through our many achievements in various spheres of activity and through our impact on the countries […]

National News

Lights Along Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor Officially Commissioned

Lights Along Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor Officially Commissioned

‘Let Drivers or Insurance Companies pay for Damage to Road Infrastructure’ – Minister McNeill   MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has added his voice to calls for drivers or insurance companies to pay for damaging public property as a result of reckless driving on the roads. “One of […]

Quotable Caribbean – August 2, 2015

Quotable Caribbean – August 2, 2015

“Served piping hot in a brown paper bag, the Jamaican patty – a meat-filled pastry pocket similar to Brits’ Cornish pasty or Latins’ empanada – is to islanders what the burger is to Americans: inexpensive, filling and utterly delicious comfort food.” – Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, Travel Editor, Caribbean Journal (Caribbean Journal)   “With excitement building from […]

Jamaica must talk up about “Remittance Squeeze,” says Jarrett

Jamaica must talk up about “Remittance Squeeze,” says Jarrett

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Earl Jarrett, general manager, Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) says it’s time for Jamaica to be more vocal on the global stage about establishing safe ways to facilitate remittances, given its contribution to the income of many developing countries. His remarks came against the background of increasing global pressure on banks to […]

Entertainment

Christopher Martin Drops Visual for Latest Single, “I’m A Big Deal”

Christopher Martin Drops Visual for Latest Single, “I’m A Big Deal”

First of Three Part Video Series Filmed at YouTube Space in NYC NEW YORK  – Jamaican singer Christopher Martin drops a new visual for “I’m A Big Deal,” off his latest EP Steppin Razor and the chart-topping compilation Reggae Gold 2015 (currently #1 on U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart).  This video (which premiered on Singersroom) is Martin’s first of a […]

International Panorama Steel Pan Competition Live Online to Take Place August 9th, 2015

International Panorama Steel Pan Competition Live Online to Take Place August 9th, 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD – Calling all Pan lovers; at 3pm eastern on August 9th, 2015 the International Panorama Competition will be streamed LIVE direct from the beautiful twin Island of Trinidad & Tobago for only $9.99. This historic event is brought to you by WackRadio901fm (http://www.wackradio901fm.com) in conjunction with ICP (http://www.icptt.com), Worldcast Live (http://www.worldcastlive.com) […]

Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary Of Independence Schedule Of Activities – South Florida

Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary Of Independence Schedule Of Activities – South Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaica celebrates its 53rd Independence Day on August 6.  South Florida is home to many Jamaicans who will also celebrate the Independence of their homeland here in the U.S. with a variety of events. Listed below is a schedule of activities for Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica to enjoy and celebrate the Island’s […]

Travel

Cayman Islands Mid-Year Visitor Arrivals Show Overall Positive Increase

Cayman Islands Mid-Year Visitor Arrivals Show Overall Positive Increase

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Following another consecutive record breaking year in 2014 the Cayman Islands has remained in a modest growth position year to date June 2015. Overall air arrivals for 2015 have remained steady with year to date arrivals increasing by 1.43 percent. The month of June saw a slight decrease in stay over visitors […]

Barbados’ New Air Arrivals Record

Barbados’ New Air Arrivals Record

Barbados records record-breaking long-stay arrivals during first half of 2015 and strong Q2 cruise performance BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – During the first six months of 2015 Barbados recorded 303,592 long stay visitors, the first time the destination has ever topped 300,000 visitors in the Jan. – June period in the 29 years of recording air arrivals […]

Premier Aruba Resort Joins Pack for a Purpose

Premier Aruba Resort Joins Pack for a Purpose

EAGLE BEACH, Aruba – Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts has taken its commitment to the local Aruba community to the next level by joining Pack for a Purpose. The program’s purpose is to help travelers who wish to make a meaningful contribution in the communities they visit. “Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond preserving […]

Business

Sunshine Health Expands and Boasts Career Opportunities Statewide

Sunshine Health Expands and Boasts Career Opportunities Statewide

SUNRISE —Sunshine Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, is pleased to host a career zone at the National Urban League conference taking place July 29 through August 1 at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale.  Hiring managers and human resources will be available throughout the conference to educate potential applicants about career […]

DMANF Recognizes Food For The Poor as Nonprofit Organization of the Year

DMANF Recognizes Food For The Poor as Nonprofit Organization of the Year

COCONUT CREEK – The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) will recognize Food For The Poor with the coveted 2015 Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award at the DMANF’s New York Nonprofit Conference on August 4-5. Food For The Poor Executive Director Angel Aloma will receive the award on behalf of the charity. “This is […]

The Idea Center At Miami Dade College launches MarketHack, A New Digital Marketing Program

The Idea Center At Miami Dade College launches MarketHack, A New Digital Marketing Program

Marketing today is as much about algorithms and data, as it is branding. You’ll learn it all in MarketHack, starting August 25, 2015, with more to come in 2016.  Miami – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC), Miami’s hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, is launching a comprehensive professional training program in digital marketing called […]

Sports

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Jamaica Football

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Jamaica Football

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaica does enjoy a certain level of exceptionalism regardless of the outcome of the football game on Sunday (July 26) evening. Not because they are the first Caribbean country to make it to the finals of the Gold Cup, although that is of some significance. It is not either because Jamaica has […]

Miami Dolphins Announce Changes to Dolphins Cycling Challenge

Miami Dolphins Announce Changes to Dolphins Cycling Challenge

Name to be changed to Dolphins Cancer Challenge with emphasis on fighting cancer; DCC VI to feature new fall family events, 5K walk/run and one-day cycling event with six rides leading to Sun Life Stadium, culminating in a concert Miami – Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel today announced that the Dolphins Cycling Challenge […]

Reggae Boyz Beat USA to earn first Gold Cup final spot

Reggae Boyz Beat USA to earn first Gold Cup final spot

ATLANTA – Jamaica defeated the defending champion United States 2-1 on Wednesday at the Georgia Dome to become the first Caribbean team to reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The Reggae Boyz will face Mexico on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In a stunning semifinal encounter, the current Caribbean champion absorbed significant […]

More News

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Says “No Objection” to JN’s Commercial Bank Transition

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Says “No Objection” to JN’s Commercial Bank Transition

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Earl Jarrett, General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) disclosed that the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has indicated that it has “No Objection”, in principle, to the Society’s conversion to a commercial and the proposed Group restructuring, to be compliant under the new Banking Services Act. Addressing members at the […]

New World Bank Grant to Enable 1.7 million Jamaicans to Better Manage Climate Risks

New World Bank Grant to Enable 1.7 million Jamaicans to Better Manage Climate Risks

WASHINGTON, DC – The World Bank Board of Directors  on Tuesday, July 28th approved a US$ 6.8 million grant to help Jamaica improve the quality and use of climate related information for effective planning and action at local and national levels. Approximately 60% of Jamaica’s 2.8 million residents live in coastal communities, rendering them disproportionately […]

State Representative Hazel Rogers, Commissioner Dale Holness, join airport workers in demand for living wages

State Representative Hazel Rogers, Commissioner Dale Holness, join airport workers in demand for living wages

Fort Lauderdale – State Representative Hazel Rogers, Commissioner Dale Holness, and other supporters joined airport workers at a rally today (July 29) in support of extending Broward County’s Living Wage Ordinance to subcontracted airline workers. The event was held in conjunction with a Public Assistance Benefits Fair, to help workers that earn poverty wages access government assistance […]

OAS Proposes Mechanisms for Dominican Republic-Haiti Dialogue and Support for Displaced Persons

OAS Proposes Mechanisms for Dominican Republic-Haiti Dialogue and Support for Displaced Persons

WASHINGTON, DC – The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, today (July 29) recommended the establishment of mechanisms of dialogue between the Dominican Republic and Haiti to resolve the situation in the border zone between the two countries, beginning with a meeting between the two sides. In addition, the OAS […]

U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA National Director to have Roundtable talks with Minority-owned Businesses in Broward County

U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA National Director to have Roundtable talks with Minority-owned Businesses in Broward County

SOUTH FLORIDA – U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA National Director, Alejandra Castillo, will meet with clients and strategic partners of the local MBDA Business Center, Operated by M. Gill & Associates, Inc. at its office in Broward County. Each client will be given the chance to discuss some of the key challenges they are facing along […]

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