Local News

City of Miramar Mayor Lori C. Moseley Continues Push for Additional Police Officers

City of Miramar Mayor Lori C. Moseley Continues Push for Additional Police Officers

MIRAMAR – Miramar Mayor Lori C. Moseley is urging City Manager Kathleen Woods-Richardson to bring before the Commission board a plan to hire additional police officers.  “I think we have a very hard working, community- conscious police department that continues to wait patiently for new officers. Though the City reports a decline in its crime […]

Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida collect gifts for kids in Florida’s Farming Communities

Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida collect gifts for kids in Florida’s Farming Communities

FORT LAUDERDALE  – In celebration of the Christmas season, members of the staff of The Bahamas Tourist Office Florida, during the first few weeks of December bought gifts to be presented to children in Florida’s farming communities of Immokalee and Lake Trafford. The farming communities are  mostly populated by immigrant and migrant families who work […]

The Jason Taylor Foundation to Ignite the South Florida Community With Spoken-Word Poetry Competition

The Jason Taylor Foundation to Ignite the South Florida Community With Spoken-Word Poetry Competition

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Jason Taylor Foundation is committed to developing programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children and believes strongly in fostering creativity in the arts and encouraging and strengthening literacy skills to achieve its goals. Thanks to a recent grant awarded by The John S. and James L. […]

National News

World Bank Group Launches First Country Partnership Strategy in Suriname in 30 years

World Bank Group Launches First Country Partnership Strategy in Suriname in 30 years

New strategy aims to support a more sustainable, inclusive and diversified growth WASHINGTON, DC – The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors endorsed  a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Suriname for 2015-2018 on Thursday, Dec. 18th. This is the first comprehensive strategy in 30 years. The new strategy proposes a lending program of about […]

IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 67 million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 67 million Disbursement

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth review of Jamaica’s economic performance under the program supported by a four-year, SDR 615.38 million (about US$932 million at the time of approval) arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Following the Board discussion of the review, Mr. Naoyuki […]

IMF’s Executive Board Approves US$2.4 Million For Haiti

IMF’s Executive Board Approves US$2.4 Million For Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – On December 17, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the eighth and final review of Haiti’s performance under its program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Completion of the review will enable an immediate disbursement equivalent to SDR 1.638 million (US$2.4 million), bringing total […]

Entertainment

Richie Stephens Enthralls Fans At One Caribbean Music Festival

Richie Stephens Enthralls Fans At One Caribbean Music Festival

Dedicates emotional “A Change Is Gonna Come” to Michael Brown, Eric Garner & Trayvon Martin   LAUDERHILL – The ‘One Caribbean Music Festival’ which took place recently at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida hit a sizzling energy level when Jamaican music ambassador Richie Stephens delivered a blistering performance that some say was […]

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2015 On Sale Today (Dec. 16th)

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2015 On Sale Today (Dec. 16th)

5-NIGHT MUSICAL VOYAGE FROM MIAMI TO JAMAICA ON NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES WILL SET SAIL TWICE NEXT YEAR MIAMI – The Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise has made announcements for 2015, and today (Dec. 16th) tickets are available for sale to the general public on www.welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com.  Due to the overwhelming demand, the state-of-the-art Norwegian Pearl ship […]

New Video from Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Director Nabil Elderkin – Is It Worth It? “Gunman World”

New Video from Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley & Director Nabil Elderkin – Is It Worth It? “Gunman World”

MIAMI – On Friday December 12th, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley reveals the video for his powerful single “Is It Worth It (Gunman World)” off the upcoming compilation Ghetto Youths International Presents Set Up Shop Vol. 2 (out Dec 23). He teamed up with the acclaimed visionary Nabil Elderkin (Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver and Seal) and co-director Francesco Carrozzini  to capture the […]

Travel

Jamaica Tourist Board Hosts Top Selling Agents At White Affair Gala in Montego Bay

Jamaica Tourist Board Hosts Top Selling Agents At White Affair Gala in Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) recently rewarded its top selling Jamaica vacation travel agents with a three-night getaway that included tours, world-class dining, shopping and more.  As part of JTB’s A One Love Rewards, travel agent specialists program, the top 50 agents from North America were flown to Jamaica and given the royal […]

Holiday packages at Hyatt Regency Trinidad for last-minute planners

Holiday packages at Hyatt Regency Trinidad for last-minute planners

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Last-minute planners can rejoice this holiday season, thanks to Hyatt Regency Trinidad’s Christmas and New Year’s offerings. From festive group banquet menus to holiday-inspired spa packages and an elegant New Year’s Eve party, this leading Caribbean hotel covers all the bases for those who have yet to make holiday plans. […]

One Month Left Before 16 Couples Wed On 16 islands In The Bahamas  On January 16 at 16:00 Hours

One Month Left Before 16 Couples Wed On 16 islands In The Bahamas On January 16 at 16:00 Hours

PLANTATION – With less than one month left to go before the exciting “16 Islands, 16 Weddings One Priceless Day” event takes place, the countdown to complete final wedding preparations for 16 couples is on.  On January 16, 2015, 16 lucky couples from throughout the United States of America will say “I do” on 16 Islands […]

Business

JN Money Transfer ‘It’s Love Well Sent’ Ad  Impacting people via Social Media

JN Money Transfer ‘It’s Love Well Sent’ Ad Impacting people via Social Media

LAUDERDALE LAKES – The recently launched JN Money Services ‘It’s Love Well Sent’ advertising campaign has been making waves, particularly on social media, with many persons rating the advertisement as being “impacting.” The ‘It’s Love Well Sent’ advert was first aired in November on local television; and later premiered on social media, with a steady […]

The Bahamas’ Baha Mar Launches ‘Baha Mar Nation’ Recruitment Campaign

The Bahamas’ Baha Mar Launches ‘Baha Mar Nation’ Recruitment Campaign

NASSAU, The Bahamas – On Tuesday, November 17th Baha Mar launched its new employee recruitment advertising campaign: ‘Baha Mar Nation’. During the past two years, the $3.5 billion luxury resort has been actively seeking out and recruiting the best and brightest Bahamians both in The Bahamas and abroad, resulting in outreach to over 10,000 students […]

Cable & Wireless Acquisition Ignites Monopoly Fears in the Caribbean

Cable & Wireless Acquisition Ignites Monopoly Fears in the Caribbean

US$3B Deal to Acquire Columbus Raises Concerns, Highlights Vulnerabilities in Caribbean Telecom Sector by Bevil Wooding CORAL GABLES – When Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) announced an agreement to acquire Columbus International, news of the deal sparked widespread concerns about the impact of reduced competition on consumer pricing, infrastructure investment and wider economic development in the Caribbean. […]

Sports

Ronaldo Joins Fort Lauderdale Strikers Ownership Group

Ronaldo Joins Fort Lauderdale Strikers Ownership Group

FORT LAUDERDALE- The Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced today (Dec 11th) that world-renowned Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, simply known as Ronaldo, is joining the club in an ownership role.   Ronaldo is the latest in a long line of legendary sports figures to be part of the Strikers organization. World Cup winners […]

Georgia Tech and Mississippi State to Meet in the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl

Georgia Tech and Mississippi State to Meet in the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS – No. 7 Mississippi State and No. 12 Georgia Tech, two of the nation’s most dynamic teams, are set to meet in the 2014 Capital One Orange Bowl in an Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference showdown on December 31, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The No. 12 Georgia Tech Yellow […]

Grenada’s Minister of Sports congratulates Kirani James “Top sportsman in the Caribbean”

Grenada’s Minister of Sports congratulates Kirani James “Top sportsman in the Caribbean”

ST. ANDREW, GRENADA – Grenada’s Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Emmalin Pierre, extends congratulations Kirani James on being voted the top sportsman in the Caribbean across sporting disciplines by the Caribbean Sports Journalists Association. Kirani has won gold medals in the Olympic, IAAF and Commonwealth Games 400 meter championships among many other 400 metre […]

More News

President Obama Names Task Force On 21st Century Policing

President Obama Names Task Force On 21st Century Policing

WASHINGTON, DC – Today (Dec. 18th) President Obama will sign an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announce its members. The Task Force is part of the Administration’s efforts to strengthen community policing and strengthen trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. The Task Force will […]

Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas Explained his Country’s New Immigration Policy at the OAS

Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas Explained his Country’s New Immigration Policy at the OAS

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, Dec. 16th the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) received  a special meeting from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of The Bahamas, Frederick Mitchell, who explained to member states the details of the new immigration policy adopted by the government of his country last November. […]

St. Thomas Airport “Surfs Up” Free WiFi

St. Thomas Airport “Surfs Up” Free WiFi

US VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas is now offering free high speed WiFi to departing passengers.    The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism confirmed that over this past weekend, passengers waiting for flights at the airport were able to log onto their respective devices, free of charge, for […]

Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) responds to today’s announcement regarding  U.S. – Cuba policy

Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) responds to today’s announcement regarding U.S. – Cuba policy

        MIAMI – The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) throughout its history has been at the forefront of advocating the right of the Cuban people to live in freedom under a democratic system where the rule of law protects all Cubans. The announcement today by the United States that encompasses a myriad of policy […]

US Secretary Of State, John Kerry Applauds Cuba Policy Changes

US Secretary Of State, John Kerry Applauds Cuba Policy Changes

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of State, John Kerry’s statement on Cuba Policy Changes: I was a seventeen year old kid watching on a black and white television set when I first heard an American President talk of Cuba as an “imprisoned island.” For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually […]

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