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Early Voting in Broward County Begins Monday, October 20

Early Voting in Broward County Begins Monday, October 20

Broward County – The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office is prepared to be of service to voters at the 20 Early Voting Sites scheduled for the 2014 General Election. Instead of voting at their polling place or voting by mail using an absentee ballot, voters may take advantage of Early Voting which will take […]

Proceeds From South Florida’s Jamaican Independence Church Service Benefits Organizations In Jamaica

Proceeds From South Florida’s Jamaican Independence Church Service Benefits Organizations In Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Senator the Hon. Arnold J. Nicholson QC, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade on Wednesday, October 15th presented checks to the Regent College of the Caribbean in Mandeville and the Friends of the Marie Atkins Night Shelter Benevolent Society. The presentation represented proceeds from the offering taken at the recent Ecumenical Church Service […]

St. Lucia’s Prime Minister to give talk on slave trade reparations at FIU

St. Lucia’s Prime Minister to give talk on slave trade reparations at FIU

MIAMI – The Prime Minister of St. Lucia,  The Honorable Kenny Davis Anthony will address the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM’s) recent political stance on slave trade reparations at the 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida International University. His lecture is titled “Reparations and 21st Century Development: The Silence is Broken and We Speak to the World.” […]

National News

Haiti: UN troops rotation from Africa suspended to keep Ebola away

Haiti: UN troops rotation from Africa suspended to keep Ebola away

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Haitian officials said on Thursday, October 16th that the United Nations stabilization mission to Haiti has suspended all troops rotation from Africa, in a move to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in the Caribbean country where authorities announced increased border control to keep the deadly disease away. Haitian Health […]

Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Tourism advances discussions with Caribbean Ministers on the Southern Caribbean Cruise Initiative

Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Tourism advances discussions with Caribbean Ministers on the Southern Caribbean Cruise Initiative

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad –  Senator the Honourable Gerald Hadeed, Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Tourism attended the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference and Trade show in St. Maarten on October 6-8, 2014 and held high level talks with Ministers of Tourism of Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent on the Southern Caribbean Cruise Initiative (SCCI). This […]

Haiti PM brings business background to government, says Denis O’Brien

Haiti PM brings business background to government, says Denis O’Brien

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Irish Billionaire and top foreign investor in Haiti, Denis O’Brien, has hailed the business background brought by Haitian Prime minister Laurent Lamothe to the government he described as doing a good job and O’Brien said that the building blocks that the Caribbean country needs were now in place. Denis O’Brien — […]

Entertainment

50 years in the business and the “Queen of Reggae”, Marcia Griffiths still rocks

50 years in the business and the “Queen of Reggae”, Marcia Griffiths still rocks

FT. LAUDERDALE – Marcia Griffiths is one of the best-known most influential women in the history of reggae she has reigned as the “Queen of Reggae”, ruling the charts and rocking the Reggae industry for fifty years. Marcia will be celebrating her history making 50 years at the ONE Caribbean Music Festival to be held […]

Black-Am-I Joins I-Wayne on U.S. I&I Tour This Fall

Black-Am-I Joins I-Wayne on U.S. I&I Tour This Fall

MIRAMAR – The newest recruit on the Marley-owned Ghetto Youths International label Black-Am-I teams up with I Wayne, one of today’s most pivotal figures in roots reggae, on the I&I Tour that spans over 30 cities across the United States throughout October and November 2014.  In Rastafarian culture, I&I represents the oneness between the human […]

An All Out Battle Ensues For Title: “Art Of Transformation Master D.J. 2014”

An All Out Battle Ensues For Title: “Art Of Transformation Master D.J. 2014”

MIAMI –Hit 97.3’s DJ Laz and Hot 105’s Jill Tracey will host a DJ Battle at the 3rd Annual Art of Transformation’s Art, Food & Music Street Festival on Saturday, Nov. 15th,  2014, 8:00PM-10:00PM.  Both of the Radio Royalties will serve as judges for the battle in downtown Opa-locka as local DJs battle for airplay […]

Travel

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 […]

Jamaica initiates travel restrictions as a result of Ebola outbreak

Jamaica initiates travel restrictions as a result of Ebola outbreak

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican Government has issued an immediate travel ban against certain persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This ban extends to persons ordinarily resident in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as persons who have […]

Trinidad & Tobago Wows with Steel Pan Performance at Festival Miami

Trinidad & Tobago Wows with Steel Pan Performance at Festival Miami

MIAMI – The only instrument invented in the 20th Century, the steel pan, was the center of attention last night (Thursday, Oct. 16th)  as Trinidad & Tobago’s son-of-soil, Leon Foster Thomas took the stage to perform his steel pan virtuoso at University of Miami’s 31st annual Festival Miami. Preceding the concert, Trinidad & Tobago’s TDC […]

Business

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 […]

Jean Lowrie-Chin Appointed as New Chairman of the Digicel Foundation

Jean Lowrie-Chin Appointed as New Chairman of the Digicel Foundation

Kingston, Jamaica – The Digicel Foundation has today announced the appointment of Jean Lowrie-Chin as its new Chairman. Effective 1st October 2014, Mrs. Lowrie-Chin succeeds Lisa Lewis who completed her five-year term and gave great leadership to the Foundation which has partnered with several organisations to invest in community development, education and special needs – […]

Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) Program – Innovative New Seminar Directed Towards the South Florida Region

Broward Arts Journalism Alliance (BAJA) Program – Innovative New Seminar Directed Towards the South Florida Region

BROWARD COUNTY  – Broward Cultural Division announces the first workshop in its innovative Broward Arts Journalism Alliance Program (BAJA). The Challenges of Arts Coverage in the Digital Age will kick off the series on Saturday, October 18th at ArtServe, starting at 9:00AM and opening the program with a full day of arts media and journalism discussions, with experts and […]

Sports

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, […]

Strikers fall to Minnesota United FC 2-1

Strikers fall to Minnesota United FC 2-1

Fort Lauderdale – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers were defeated by Minnesota United 2-1 in Blaine, Minnesota, losing some ground in the chase for The Championship. NASL’s leading goal-scorer Christian Ramirez and Miguel Ibarra scored to help Minnesota come from behind for the win. The first 30 minutes of the match saw little action, as neither team […]

More News

Palm Beach County Caribbean-American Voters Guide – General Elections 2014

Palm Beach County Caribbean-American Voters Guide – General Elections 2014

SOUTH FLORIDA – Since 2000, a group of concerned Caribbean-Americans in South Florida (Caribbean American Politically Active Citizens), has developed Voters’ Guides to help you 1) select the best candidates to promote the interests of Caribbean-American people in South Florida, and 2) provide guidance on constitutional ballot amendments. We have watched various political news programs, […]

Broward County Caribbean-American Voters’ Guide—General Elections 2014

Broward County Caribbean-American Voters’ Guide—General Elections 2014

SOUTH FLORIDA – Since 2000, a group of concerned Caribbean-Americans in South Florida (Caribbean American Politically Active Citizens), has developed Voters’ Guides to help you 1) select the best candidates to promote the interests of Caribbean-American people in South Florida, and 2) provide guidance on constitutional ballot amendments. We have watched various political news programs, […]

Miami-Dade County Caribbean-American Voters’ Guide –  General Elections 2014

Miami-Dade County Caribbean-American Voters’ Guide – General Elections 2014

SOUTH FLORIDA – Since 2000, a group of concerned Caribbean-Americans in South Florida (Caribbean American Politically Active Citizens), has developed Voters’ Guides to help you 1) select the best candidates to promote the interests of Caribbean-American people in South Florida, and 2) provide guidance on constitutional ballot amendments. We have watched various political news programs, […]

FL Department of Health Receives CDC Approval to Redirect Funding

FL Department of Health Receives CDC Approval to Redirect Funding

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today (Oct. 17), the Joint Information Center (JIC) provided an update on the state’s preparedness efforts for Ebola. The Florida Department of Health today received interim approval from the CDC to move forward with redirecting federal grant funds to purchase the necessary equipment and supplies to ensure Florida is prepared for the […]

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Implemented

Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program Implemented

Washington, D.C.—Today  (Oct. 17th) the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the implementation of the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program. This program will expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent U.S. residents and will promote safe, legal, and orderly migration from Haiti to the U.S. This action […]

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