Local News

Commissioner Holness to Provide Welcome Remarks at Lauderhill Chamber’s Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast

Commissioner Holness to Provide Welcome Remarks at Lauderhill Chamber’s Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast

BROWARD COUNTY – In honor of Women’s History Month, the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) will host their Second Annual Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Woodlands Golf and Country Club located at 4600 Woodlands Boulevard, Tamarac, 33319.  The Awards Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with Commissioner Holness providing […]

Women’s Impact Conference And Luncheon To Kick Off Jazz In The Gardens

Women’s Impact Conference And Luncheon To Kick Off Jazz In The Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS – In celebration of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with the 10th annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, the City of Miami Gardens presents the 2015 Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon (WICL), themed “There’s No ‘S’ on My Chest, But a Hero Lives Within”, Friday, March 20, 8 a.m. to 4 […]

Caribbean American Community In Drivers Seat For City Of Miramar Municipal Election

Caribbean American Community In Drivers Seat For City Of Miramar Municipal Election

MIRAMAR – On March 10, 2015, the bustling City of Miramar and its over 130,000 residents will have a voice in the election and/or re-election of a new Mayor and two new city commissioners.  With sitting commissioners, Alexandra Davis and Wayne Messam challenging the longstanding incumbent Mayor Lori Moseley, over six candidates will vie for Commissioner […]

National News

Health City, Cayman Tourism Partner To Promote Medical Travel

Health City, Cayman Tourism Partner To Promote Medical Travel

CAYMAN ISLANDS – The Caribbean’s newest healthcare facility is venturing into a new partnership to strengthen its identity as the region’s premier destination for world-class healthcare and medical tourism.   Shomari Scott, Marketing Director of Health City Cayman Islands, said that the international hospital’s strategy to attract more travelers seeking medical attention has been given […]

Digicel Jamaica Foundation project receives international recognition

Digicel Jamaica Foundation project receives international recognition

Organisation’s work on special needs lauded by the Zero Project Kingston, Jamaica: Out of 200 projects in 58 countries worldwide, the Digicel Jamaica Foundation’s expansion of the Jacob’s Ladder facility for adults with special needs has been recognised as one of the most outstanding Innovative Practices of 2015 by the Zero Project. An internationally-known initiative […]

Former Jamaica Honorary Consul, Vin Martin to receive Sister Cities International highest award posthumously

Former Jamaica Honorary Consul, Vin Martin to receive Sister Cities International highest award posthumously

ATLANTA – Former Chairman of the Atlanta Montego Bay Sister Cities Committee and Honorary Consul to Atlanta, Vin Martin will posthumously receive the Global Citizens Diplomatic Award, one of the highest such awards to be conferred on an individual by the Sister Cities International. Mr. Martin will be recognized for his service of over twenty […]

Entertainment

Talented Pool Of Directors Chosen For Jamaica Film Festival

Talented Pool Of Directors Chosen For Jamaica Film Festival

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has selected 13 of the top Jamaican Directors/Writers to screen their films at the Jamaica Film Festival 2015, scheduled to take place July 7-11, 2015 in Kingston, Jamaica. The filmmakers include well-known music video and film director, Gerald ‘Ras Kassa’ Hynes; award winning writer/producer/director, Chris Browne; Theatre writers/directors/actors, […]

Jamaican Songstress Etana Joins Fight for Ebola & Will Perform at United Nations on Mar 2

Jamaican Songstress Etana Joins Fight for Ebola & Will Perform at United Nations on Mar 2

NEW YORK – Led by the United African Congress, Give Them a Hand Foundation and the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation – Etana and VP Records have joined the effort to fight Ebola and participate in the “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” campaign and concert at the United Nations on Mon. March 2, 2015. These […]

Annual Best Of The Best Caribbean Music, Art, Culinary Fest Returns To Miami For Memorial Weekend

Annual Best Of The Best Caribbean Music, Art, Culinary Fest Returns To Miami For Memorial Weekend

MIAMI – Best Of The Best Entertainment, in association with Rockers Island Entertainment and Massive B, are pleased to present the 9th annual Best Of The Best music, arts and culinary festival, proudly returning to Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd.) in the heart of downtown Miami on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Several top Jamaican acts […]

Travel

Karolin Troubetzkoy Appointed Chairman Of Caribbean Alliance For Sustainable Tourism

Karolin Troubetzkoy Appointed Chairman Of Caribbean Alliance For Sustainable Tourism

ST. LUCIA – Prominent Caribbean hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has been appointed Chairman of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST).   The appointment is the latest Caribbean tourism sector leadership role for the St. Lucia hotelier who serves as Executive Director of the storied Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts in Soufrière, St. Lucia.   […]

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

MIA is one of only two U.S. airports to offer the expedited screening process for international arrivals MIAMI – On Thursday, February 26 Miami International Airport (MIA) became one of just two U.S. airports to offer Mobile Passport (http://mobilepassport.us), the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mobile app and the latest tech-based tool MIA has […]

Grand Lucayan Offers Opportunity To Cruise & Stay

Grand Lucayan Offers Opportunity To Cruise & Stay

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, Bahamas –  Grand Lucayan, the four-star award-winning resort located just 55 miles off the Florida coast on Grand Bahama Island, has developed a unique platform which will now allow guests to book a “cruise and stay” package for travel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Bahama Island, adding yet another option for […]

Business

SBA Announces Key Partnerships to Help Expand Its Millennial Entrepreneurs Outreach

SBA Announces Key Partnerships to Help Expand Its Millennial Entrepreneurs Outreach

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced two key partnerships to its “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative” to raise awareness around entrepreneurship among undeserved groups. “Successful new businesses in underserved communities are a source of hope and economic growth, said Tameka Montgomery, SBA associate administrator for Entrepreneurial Development.  “Small business ownership is often a path […]

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

MIA is one of only two U.S. airports to offer the expedited screening process for international arrivals MIAMI – On Thursday, February 26 Miami International Airport (MIA) became one of just two U.S. airports to offer Mobile Passport (http://mobilepassport.us), the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mobile app and the latest tech-based tool MIA has […]

SBA Announces Miami Stop On Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show

SBA Announces Miami Stop On Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show

Expands My Brother’s Keeper with national college tour throughout 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration kicks off the Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show this week in Atlanta, Georgia.  The road show, which is a national tour of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), will engage students and raise awareness about the possibilities of entrepreneurship, expose them to […]

Sports

Marlins Foundation designates $20,000 grant from Major League Baseball to Miami Gardens

Marlins Foundation designates $20,000 grant from Major League Baseball to Miami Gardens

MIAMI – At the request of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, the Miami Marlins upheld their end of an agreement to encourage children in the Miami Gardens area to learn the game of baseball. Through Major League Baseball’s Jr. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program, the Marlins made a $20,000 contribution to the City […]

A Rivalry Renewed at the 11th Annual True Blue Weekend in South Florida March 13th -15th, 2015

A Rivalry Renewed at the 11th Annual True Blue Weekend in South Florida March 13th -15th, 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA – True Blue Committee presents True Blue Weekend taking place throughout South Florida. Hosted by St. George’s College Old Boys’ Association of Florida (STGOBAFL) and Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association of Florida (JCOBAFL) on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The True Blue Event honors the exemplary leadership of the late coach […]

Antigua and Barbuda Triathlon attracts Caribbean Top Athletes

Antigua and Barbuda Triathlon attracts Caribbean Top Athletes

St. John’s, Antigua – The region’s best triathletes are expected to go head to head once again when they meet in the twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda, for the fourth annual non-profit AUA Tinman Rohr Triathlon slated for Saturday March 28. The first half-iron distance triathlon to be held in the English-speaking independent Caribbean […]

More News

Caribbean Leaders Challenged To Invest In Youth

Caribbean Leaders Challenged To Invest In Youth

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, on Thursday (February 26) underscored the need for investing in youth, a critical component of the Region’s human capital. Delivering his address to the opening ceremony of the […]

SEED SCHOOL, South Florida’s First Public, College-Preparatory Boarding School Open House for New Applicants

SEED SCHOOL, South Florida’s First Public, College-Preparatory Boarding School Open House for New Applicants

MIAMI GARDENS – SEED School of Miami, South Florida’s first public, college-preparatory boarding school will be hosting an Open House for new applicants on Saturday, February 28th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at The SEED School of Miami located on Florida Memorial University’s Campus 15800 NW 42nd Ave., Building 1 in Miami Gardens. SEED […]

Final Year CARIMAC Students seek Donations for First Ever UWI Alumni House at Mona

Final Year CARIMAC Students seek Donations for First Ever UWI Alumni House at Mona

Kingston, Jamaica – Final year CARIMAC students in Integrated Marketing Communication have been given the task to raise funds towards the first ever UWI Alumni House at Mona. The group known as ‘Platinum Initiatives’ are seeking additional sponsorships and donations to accomplish their objectives by their target date, March 17, 2015. Located near the Medical, Law, […]

Tracy Wilson Mourning’s Honey Shine Mentoring Program Hosts First Honey Bug Run/Walk For Women’s History Month

Tracy Wilson Mourning’s Honey Shine Mentoring Program Hosts First Honey Bug Run/Walk For Women’s History Month

A 5K That Empowers Girls to Shine As Women! MIAMI – Philanthropist and founder of Honey Shine Mentoring Program, Tracy Wilson Mourning will host the Program’s first Honey Bug Run/Walk in honor of Women’s History Month on Saturday March 7, 2015, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Women’s Park (10251 W Flagler St., Miami, FL […]

IMF: Jamaica’s Implementation Of Economic Programs Starting To Yield Dividends

IMF: Jamaica’s Implementation Of Economic Programs Starting To Yield Dividends

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Jamaica during February 16-25, 2015 to conduct discussions on the seventh review of Jamaica’s IMF-supported program under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). At the conclusion of the mission IMF Mission Chief Mr. Jan Kees Martijn issued the following statement in Kingston: “The Government of Jamaica’s resolute […]

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