Local News

Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center Set To Host Back to School Event

Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center Set To Host Back to School Event

LAUDERHILL – Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center’s annual Back to School Event & Family Barbecue will be held at Central Broward Regional Park located at 3700 NW 11th Place, in Lauderhill on Saturday August 2nd, 2014. Doors open at 12 noon and the festivities will conclude at 5pm. They will provide free school physicals on a […]

Haiti: “Don’t milk the cow to death,” says president Michel Martelly

Haiti: “Don’t milk the cow to death,” says president Michel Martelly

MIAMI  (HCNN) – Haiti’s president Michel Martelly warned, over the past weekend, a number of Haitian politicians, not to “milk the cow to death”, as he conveyed the message that trying to destabilize Haiti, while seeking ill political benefits, is unpatriotic and may eventually plunged the Caribbean country into a deep chaos which could cause […]

Caribcast Launch Event To Announce New Caribbean Diaspora Programming On South Florida TV

Caribcast Launch Event To Announce New Caribbean Diaspora Programming On South Florida TV

SOUTH FLORIDA – Caribcast will host a launch event on August 1st to introduce two exciting new projects. Their joint endeavor with Jamaicans.com, a public affairs TV program called The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly, is coming to South Florida mainstream television later this year. And Irie Times, currently an online Caribbean oriented broadcast channel, will be […]

National News

Latin American/Caribbean Children in Public Schools Miss One Day of Instruction a Week

Latin American/Caribbean Children in Public Schools Miss One Day of Instruction a Week

New report dissects central role of teachers in raising student learning LIMA—Every week, public school students in Latin America and the Caribbean are deprived of the equivalent of one full day of class, according to a new World Bank report. The source: the low teacher effectiveness. Based on unprecedented research involving the observation of more […]

St. Kitts and Nevis to be represented at 59th Meeting of OECS Authority

St. Kitts and Nevis to be represented at 59th Meeting of OECS Authority

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Heads of Government from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) meet in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday, July 26th. The Federation’s Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas will join his counterpart Prime Ministers, Premiers and Chief Minister for the 59th Meeting of the OECS Authority. […]

Former Jamaican Honorary Consul to Atlanta Vin Martin is dead

Former Jamaican Honorary Consul to Atlanta Vin Martin is dead

ATLANTA -Former Jamaican Honorary Consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Vin Martin, OD died this morning at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, one week shy of his 71st birthday. The death was confirmed by Dr. Noel Erksine, a close family friend, who said Mr. Martin passed away at 12 noon today, after a long […]

Entertainment

Rastafari Reunion Celebrates 122nd Birthday of  (H.I.M) His Imperial Majesty Hailie Selassie 1st

Rastafari Reunion Celebrates 122nd Birthday of (H.I.M) His Imperial Majesty Hailie Selassie 1st

LAUDERHILL – On July 26th 2014, singers and players of instruments will come together at Rastafari Reunion to celebrate the 122nd birthday of (H.I.M) His Imperial Majesty Hailie Selassie 1st at the Entertainment Warehouse in Lauderhill. The late but great reggae prophet Bob Marley invited us in his hit song “One Drop” to “give us […]

VP Records 35th Anniversary Pop-Up Exhibit Made A Splash At NY’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

VP Records 35th Anniversary Pop-Up Exhibit Made A Splash At NY’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

The Reggae Powerhouse Celebrates Their Story & History of Reggae Music with State-Of-The-Art Display Designed by Michael Thompson NEW YORK – 2014 marks the 35th anniversary when VP Records’ founders Vincent and his wife Patricia Chin moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York – transforming their operations into the largest reggae company worldwide.  The […]

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Spices Up New York City

Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Spices Up New York City

NEW YORK –  Over 15,000 people attended the Grace Jamaican Jerk festival in New York City where hot seasonings and cool rhythms were the flavors of the day. The 4th annual event, which featured the popular Jamaican jerk cuisine, a live cook-off, live music, arts-and-craft vendors and activities for kids, was headlined by VP Records […]

Travel

OAS and Barbados Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Host the 22nd Meeting of Ministers of Tourism in Bridgetown

OAS and Barbados Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Host the 22nd Meeting of Ministers of Tourism in Bridgetown

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Minister of Tourism and International Transport of Barbados, Richard Sealy, signed today a memorandum of understanding according to which the Caribbean country will host the 22nd Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism, to be […]

U.S. carriers brought in most passengers into St. Kitts Bradshaw airport in June

U.S. carriers brought in most passengers into St. Kitts Bradshaw airport in June

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS- American Airlines, which operates 12 flights per week from Miami International and New York’s JFK International, continues to be the leading passenger carrier into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. According to the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), of the 11, 398 passengers who arrived here in June […]

Jamaica Tourist Board and Ziggy Marley Launch Fly Rasta Summer Tour

Jamaica Tourist Board and Ziggy Marley Launch Fly Rasta Summer Tour

NEW YORK – Reggae fans across the United States can experience the Marley magic this summer as  the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has joined forces with Grammy Award winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley for his 2014 Fly Rasta North American Tour. The Fly Rasta album, released earlier this year, is the marriage of distinctive Jamaican […]

Business

Jamaica National (JN) Prepares for Transformation in Anticipation of BOJ Response

Jamaica National (JN) Prepares for Transformation in Anticipation of BOJ Response

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Earl Jarrett, General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), says the organisation is anticipating a response to its application for a commercial banking licence from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) soon. Speaking to members of the Society at its 140th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, July 23 at the Jamaica […]

Google executive for Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference

Google executive for Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference

VIRGIN ISLANDS  – A top official of the search engine giant, Google, has been confirmed as a speaker for the region’s premier tourism development and networking event, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), which takes place in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) from September 17-19 . Senior economist […]

GraceKennedy Group CEO Announces Acquisition Of U.S Food Business, La Fe Foods Inc

GraceKennedy Group CEO Announces Acquisition Of U.S Food Business, La Fe Foods Inc

MIRAMAR – GraceKennedy has acquired the assets of USA food business, La Fe Foods Inc, through its wholly owned subsidiary, GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC. La Fe Foods Inc. was established in 1968, and currently has revenues of approximately US$80 million. It has operations in Moonachie, New Jersey; Miami, Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina, with brand […]

Sports

Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation Set To Benefit From Inaugural Jamaica Open Golf Championship

Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation Set To Benefit From Inaugural Jamaica Open Golf Championship

NEW YORK– Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation and the New York Urban League are set to benefit from the inaugural Jamaica Open NY (JONY) Pro-Am Golf Championship to be held on Monday August 4, 2014 at the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn, NY.  It will be hosted by the Alsion Roach Business Group with the support […]

LeBron James is America’s New Favorite Sports Star While Michael Jordan Drops to Number Two

LeBron James is America’s New Favorite Sports Star While Michael Jordan Drops to Number Two

NEW YORK – The battle for number one continues with a change on top. As many have asked the LeBron James versus Michael Jordan question, we may not know how they would compare on the basketball court, but this year, James overthrows Jordan and is America’s favorite sports star. Last year, the reverse was true […]

Caribbean islands have won 227 medals at previous Commonwealth Games

Caribbean islands have won 227 medals at previous Commonwealth Games

United Kingdom – With Germany winning the 2014 World Cup, the world’s attention now turns to next big sporting event, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which officially starts on Wednesday,  July 23rd.  And of the 71 nations participating, 17 will be from the Caribbean region.   So how successful have Caribbean athletes been at the previous […]

More News

Thanksgiving Service for the life of Vin Martin

Thanksgiving Service for the life of Vin Martin

ATLANTA – A Service of thanksgiving for the life of former Jamaica Honorary Consul to Atlanta and prominent Attorney, Vin Martin, OD will be held at the Springfield Baptist church in Conyers, Atlanta Georgia on Friday, August 1, 2014 commencing at 1PM. Mr. Martin who passed away on Wednesday, July 23, one week shy of […]

World Hepatitis Day – July 28th: The Hepatitis C virus is the main cause of liver transplant in the world

World Hepatitis Day – July 28th: The Hepatitis C virus is the main cause of liver transplant in the world

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – The Chemistry, Food & Drugs Division of the Trinidad & Tobago Ministry of Health approved the introduction of Telaprevir to the market, an innovative therapy that significantly increases the cure rate from Hepatitis C, and it is indicated for patients infected with the genotype 1 virus. Telaprevir is available in […]

The Overtown Music And Arts Festival Pays Homage To The Rich Cultural Heritage Of Overtown

The Overtown Music And Arts Festival Pays Homage To The Rich Cultural Heritage Of Overtown

Festival Celebrates The Music, Food, Culture and Social Vitality of Overtown MIAMI – The spirit of  Community  permeated through the  Overtown Music and Arts Festival(OMAF) this past weekend. Produced and curated by Headliner Market Group(HMG), the OMAF is positioned to become one of the most anticipated outdoor festivals within the South Florida landscape.The community of Overtown welcomes […]

OAS and Saint Kitts and Nevis Sign Agreement for the Model General Assembly of the Organization in the Caribbean Nation

OAS and Saint Kitts and Nevis Sign Agreement for the Model General Assembly of the Organization in the Caribbean Nation

WASHINGTON, DC – The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis today signed a memorandum of understanding by which the Caribbean country will host a Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) from October 22 to 24. The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, welcomed the initiative through which […]

Headliners a Hit at Jamaica’s Top Reggae Festival in Montego Bay

Headliners a Hit at Jamaica’s Top Reggae Festival in Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica  – American R&B artist Jason Derulo delivered an entertaining set during his debut performance at the 22nd staging of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) sponsored Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay. In his nearly hour long set, Derulo kept the crowd rocking with his hits including Riding Solo, What’s in Your Head and […]

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