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Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Honored In Miami

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Honored In Miami

MIAMI – The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, was honoured on Monday night (September 28) at a T&T Republic Day dinner hosted by the Consul General in Miami, Dr Anil Ramnanan. In her address to over 400 nationals, PM Persad-Bissessar spoke of the improvements in health care and the education […]

Glitz and Glamour at The Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI)  Gala

Glitz and Glamour at The Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) Gala

West Palm Beach – It was a night of celebration, glitz, glamour and a showing of Caribbean pride as community leaders, elected officials and supporters of The Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) came out in record numbers to socialize and party at the organization’s 25th Annual Friendship Ball. Over five hundred patrons […]

Record-Breaking Pilot Barrington Irving Launches the World’s First Flying Classroom

Record-Breaking Pilot Barrington Irving Launches the World’s First Flying Classroom

Interactive Global Learning Project Engages Students, Promotes STEM+ Careers Washington, D.C.  — The Flying Classroom, the first-ever interactive STEM+ learning adventure spanning 3 continents, led by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Captain Barrington Irving, will launch from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Tuesday, September 23rd. Captain Irving, who holds the Guinness World Record as the […]

National News

Experts join heads on Caribbean cybersecurity

Experts join heads on Caribbean cybersecurity

Curacao – The best way to improve the security of a computer network is to break into it. That was the advice from cybersecurity expert Fernando Gont of SI6 Networks, speaking at the eighth regional gathering of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) now underway in Curacao. The slate of expert speakers presenting on cyber […]

Jamaica places top priority on the services industry

Jamaica places top priority on the services industry

Washington DC – Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton says Jamaica places top priority on the services industry as it dominates the country’s economic activities. Addressing a panel discussion on “Global Prospective on the Service Trade” at the Global Services Summit held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC on […]

IMF, Jamaica’s Government, and Civil Society Groups Stress Importance of Women Participation in the Economy

IMF, Jamaica’s Government, and Civil Society Groups Stress Importance of Women Participation in the Economy

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The International Monetary Fund, the Jamaican government and civil society groups today highlighted the importance of empowering women and reducing gender inequality at the seminar, “Women, Work, and the Jamaican Economy,” which took place at the Jamaica Conference Center in Kingston. Addressing participants during the opening of the seminar, the Prime Minister, […]

Entertainment

Caribbean Designers to Showcase at  Dominicana Moda 2014

Caribbean Designers to Showcase at Dominicana Moda 2014

Bridgetown, Barbados – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) supports six (6) regional designers to be part of Dominicana Moda 2014 (DM2014) in the Dominican Republic. The Agency is pleased to support Kimya Glasgow of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, who specialises in eco-luxury Resort wear; Heather […]

Steelpan movie Panomundo World Premieres on October 17th

Steelpan movie Panomundo World Premieres on October 17th

UNITED KINGDOM – Award-winning filmmakers Keith Musaman Morton and Charysse Tia Harper will host the World Premiere of their documentary, Panomundo, on Friday, October  17th 2014, at 7:30PM at YAA Centre in west London. The film depicts the history of the steelpan and its global influence. “This is an exciting moment for us, because audiences […]

Jamaican Singer-Songwriter Duane Stephenson Releases Third Album Dangerously Roots

Jamaican Singer-Songwriter Duane Stephenson Releases Third Album Dangerously Roots

MIRAMAR – Singer-songwriter Duane Stephenson greatly impacted Jamaica’s musical landscape with his stunning introductory album From August Town (2008) and his sophomore effort Black Gold (2010), both released on VP Records. His heartfelt lyrics, sincere vocals, insightful commentaries and deeply-rooted spirituality make roots reggae a global force that lives on in the 21st century. His upcoming album Dangerously Roots,  out last […]

Travel

Thomson Dream Vessel Makes Visit To Jamaica As Island’s Ports Showing Increases

Thomson Dream Vessel Makes Visit To Jamaica As Island’s Ports Showing Increases

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – With cruise arrivals at Jamaica’s three cruise ship ports showing increases, in a month’s time Montego Bay will become home port to the Thomson Dream vessel. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says with the home porting of the cruise ship here, “we will be having four […]

St. Kitts ‘Cruises’ to a New Milestone

St. Kitts ‘Cruises’ to a New Milestone

Basseterre, St. Kitts  – St. Kitts continues to grow its cruise tourism sector at an impressive rate, with a projected rise in cruise passenger arrivals for the 2014/2015 season to more than one million for the first time in the island’s history.  This represents a 31.5% increase over the 2013/2014 season and a total growth […]

Upward growth in Jamaica’s tourism arrivals continues says Minister McNeill

Upward growth in Jamaica’s tourism arrivals continues says Minister McNeill

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The upward trend in tourism which saw the two million-barrier in arrivals broken last year has continued into 2014 and so far there is a 2.6 percent increase over the corresponding period of 2013. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, disclosed Sunday night  (September 21) that “we […]

Business

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 […]

Sandals Style Goes Digital

Sandals Style Goes Digital

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – The now popular “Sandals Style” luxury magazine is going digital in its fourth year. However, the glitzy publication will still be available in hard copy to the thousands of Sandals guests who visit any of its Caribbean locations. Plans for the latest edition of the publication emerged as Sandals Resorts […]

Caribbean Export Awards Over $200K USD To Agro-Processing Companies Across The Region

Caribbean Export Awards Over $200K USD To Agro-Processing Companies Across The Region

Bridgetown, Barbados – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) announces the awarding of over $255,000 USD or €197, 000 in financial assistance to CARIFORUM agro- processing firms as part of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). “It is of paramount importance […]

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 […]

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Tech heavyweights networking for Caribbean development at CaribNOG

Tech heavyweights networking for Caribbean development at CaribNOG

CURACAO – Caribbean people have an appetite for technology that rivals any other region of the world. But who is working behind the scenes to maintain and upgrade the Internet-based services on which we’ve come to depend? On September 29, the answer to that question was to be found in Curacao, at one of the […]

Jamaican companies invest in Pelican Bay Condo Development in St. Kitts

Jamaican companies invest in Pelican Bay Condo Development in St. Kitts

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Another sign of full confidence in the St. Kitts and Nevis economy. Two Jamaican companies – Sterling Investments Limited (SIL) and Surrey Paving have invested in a 226-unit Pelican Bay Limited, below Potato Bay, in Frigate Bay. Sterling Investments Limited (SIL) has disclosed it has invested 7.5 percent of its growing […]

Jamaica Committed To International Rule of Law

Jamaica Committed To International Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States of America, His Excellency, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, has reiterated that the Government of Jamaica is committed to the rule of law in its international relations. Speaking at a panel discussion hosted by the United States Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th annual legislative conference under the theme […]

Digicel Foundation commits US $1 million through the Clinton Global Initiative to the development of Science Education in Jamaica

Digicel Foundation commits US $1 million through the Clinton Global Initiative to the development of Science Education in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica –  Fifty secondary schools across the island of Jamaica will be benefitting from state-of-the-art Mobile Science Laboratories as part of a commitment made by the Digicel Foundation in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to improve science education in schools. A first for Jamaican schools, the Mobile Science Laboratories were launched under […]

Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry and JTB Pay Tribute to the Late Clive Eugene Taffe

Jamaica’s Tourism Ministry and JTB Pay Tribute to the Late Clive Eugene Taffe

Kingston, Jamaica  – The library at the New Kingston offices of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was Thursday (September 25) renamed the ‘Clive Eugene Taffe Information and Resources Centre’, in a fitting tribute to the late public servant who gave 50 years of outstanding service to the JTB in various capacities, both at home and […]

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