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Jamaica Independence Celebrations In South Florida & Orlando

Jamaica Independence Celebrations In South Florida & Orlando

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaicans in South Florida and Orlando celebrated their Island Nation’s 52nd Independence with a host of events. Photo Gallery: The  annual Ecumenical Service to commemorate Jamaica’s 52nd anniversary of Independence on Sunday (Aug. 3) at the Faith Center in Sunrise             Members of chapters Jamaica Ex-Police Association […]

South Florida’s Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series Launches

South Florida’s Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series Launches

12 Honorees to be recognized as 2014 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers in Miami SOUTH FLORIDA -The announcement of the 12 honorees for the 2014 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series, was officially made on Wednesday August 6, 2014. The 2014 list of honorees highlights the best of the Tri-County area of Fort Lauderdale, […]

Atty. Wayne Golding elected new Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Rep. for Southern USA

Atty. Wayne Golding elected new Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Rep. for Southern USA

SOUTH FLORIDA – Attorney Wayne Golding of Orlando has been elected the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board member for the Southern USA. Mr. Golding was declared the duly elected Diaspora Advisory Board Representative and will immediately assume office having secured the majority of votes from a final count of 1,237 ballots from the Jamaican Diaspora across […]

National News

‘Jamaican Girls Coding’ summer programme narrows gender gap in male-dominated ICT Sector

‘Jamaican Girls Coding’ summer programme narrows gender gap in male-dominated ICT Sector

Kingston, Jamaica – In an effort to close the significant gender gap present in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, the Jamaica Coalition of Services Industries (JCSI) hosted a four week ‘Jamaican Girls Coding’ summer camp for twenty teenaged girls. The summer camp was executed in partnership with JAMPRO and the UK Department for […]

“Jamaica’s Economic Outlook Continues To Improve”, says IMF

“Jamaica’s Economic Outlook Continues To Improve”, says IMF

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Jamaica during August 13-22, 2014 to conduct discussions on the fifth review of Jamaica’s IMF-supported program under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The mission met with Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, Bank of Jamaica Governor Brian Wynter, Financial Secretary […]

Jamaican Diaspora Remits US$16 billion over 10 Years

Jamaican Diaspora Remits US$16 billion over 10 Years

Washington, DC -  Over the past 10 years, members of the Diaspora have remitted sixteen billion US dollars to Jamaica. This was disclosed by Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Arnaldo Brown while addressing the launch of the NE USA leg of the Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora […]

Entertainment

Labor Day Comedy! Oliver Samuels Dollyhouse Comes To South Florida!!

Labor Day Comedy! Oliver Samuels Dollyhouse Comes To South Florida!!

FT. LAUDERDALE – Award winning actor and comedian Oliver Samuels will be celebrating his sixty-fifth birthday this year with a series of exciting events.  One of the events is a tour of the United States, United Kingdom and the Caribbean in which he will be performing his hit play, Dollyhouse. On August 30th and 31st, […]

Delou Africa,Inc. Curates A Narrative To Celebrate The African Diaspora

Delou Africa,Inc. Curates A Narrative To Celebrate The African Diaspora

MIAMI – Music is a universal form of expression. The African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida is a staple event that embraces this notion and provides for the artistic community landscape of South Florida. Delou Africa, Inc. has brought some of the most renowned national and international dancers and drummers to South Florida […]

New York City Served A Taste of Jamaica at US Open Kick-Off Event

New York City Served A Taste of Jamaica at US Open Kick-Off Event

NEW YORK – Jamaica’s professional tennis star Dustin Brown (left) served up some Jamaican culinary delights at the 15th Annual Taste of Tennis held at the W New York Hotel on Thursday, August 21. Anthony King (right), Regional Director, Airline & Tour Operator at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Gael Monfils (center), French professional […]

Travel

Preparations Underway for the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

Preparations Underway for the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

PEMBROKE PINES – Construction is coming along at Port St. Maarten, where four buildings are being erected for a convention center to host the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show from October 6-10. Hon. Ted Richardson-shareholder representative and minister of tourism and economic affairs, transportation & telecommunications-and Mark Mingo-CEO of Port St. Maarten-surveyed the progress […]

Seaborne Airlines Makes Traveling Throughout the Caribbean Easier

Seaborne Airlines Makes Traveling Throughout the Caribbean Easier

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” promotion for $699*.  This promotion offers […]

St. Kitts Tourism Authority rebrands to meet expected growth

St. Kitts Tourism Authority rebrands to meet expected growth

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Anticipating growth in the tourism sector for the 2014-2015 season, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, conducted a Customer Service Training seminar for certified Primate Petting and Aloe Rub vendors. In following through with its commitment to raise standards in the tourism industry, seminar was designed to equip the vendors with the […]

Business

LIME To Invest US$10 million in St. Kitts and Nevis

LIME To Invest US$10 million in St. Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – LIME is to invest US$10 million in St. Kitts and Nevis. Tuesday, company representatives, officially informed St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas that LIME will be investing the money on network upgrade to advance the economic development of St. Kitts and Nevis, help change […]

Caribbean Export Strengthens Relations in the Dominican Republic

Caribbean Export Strengthens Relations in the Dominican Republic

Bridgetown, Barbados – Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) Pamela Coke-Hamilton addressed an audience of beneficiaries and key partners and extended congratulations to the firms that recently were awarded grants under the Agency’s Direct Assistance Grant Scheme yesterday evening. Throughout the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) programme Caribbean Export has supported […]

Historical Caribbean Pavilion for Panama ‘Expocomer 2015’

Historical Caribbean Pavilion for Panama ‘Expocomer 2015’

PANAMA CITY, Panama – The Expocomer 2015 Organizing Committee, from the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama, is pleased to invite you to participate in the thirty-second version of this exhibition that translates into the most important commercial showcase of Panama and the region, to be held on, March 11 to 14, 2015, […]

Sports

West Indies Cricketing Superstars Set To Partner In Historical Venture With Canadian Premier League

West Indies Cricketing Superstars Set To Partner In Historical Venture With Canadian Premier League

TORONTO, Canada – Four of the biggest names from the West Indies international cricket team, have signed a historical deal that will make them co-owners and stakeholders in the exciting new Canadian Premier League T20 (CPL). West Indies one-day international (ODI) Captain Dwayne Bravo, Test Captain Denesh Ramdin, opening batsman Kieran Powell and former Captain […]

Minister McNeill to Participate in Jamaica Promotion at Commonwealth Games

Minister McNeill to Participate in Jamaica Promotion at Commonwealth Games

Kingston, Jamaica- Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is scheduled to participate in several activities aimed at marketing destination Jamaica during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland, from July 23 to August 3, 2014. Minister McNeill is currently in Trinidad where he represented Jamaica at […]

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 […]

More News

Haiti’s local community to benefit from additional fee from cruise passengers

Haiti’s local community to benefit from additional fee from cruise passengers

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Haiti’s Prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, announced on Monday that an agreement has been reached between the Haitian government and the Royal Caribbean Cruise lines to add two dollars on the fee paid by each tourist visiting the northern Labadie seaside resort to fund social projects benefiting the local community. Lamothe said […]

Jamaica Diaspora Mapping Project Launched in the US

Jamaica Diaspora Mapping Project Launched in the US

WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica is now in the process of implementing an International Migration and Development policy. This was disclosed by Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Arnaldo Brown during the launch of the Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project at a luncheon held at the Island Cuisine […]

Attorney General’s Statement On Latest Developments In Federal Civil Rights Investigation In Ferguson, MO

Attorney General’s Statement On Latest Developments In Federal Civil Rights Investigation In Ferguson, MO

WASHINGTON, DC  – Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday following his briefing of President Obama on the latest developments in the federal civil rights investigation in Ferguson, Missouri: “As I informed the President this afternoon, the full resources of the Department of Justice are being committed to our federal civil rights investigation […]

National Bar Association Filed a Lawsuit Against the City of Ferguson & the Ferguson Police Department

National Bar Association Filed a Lawsuit Against the City of Ferguson & the Ferguson Police Department

WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier today, the National Bar Association filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, MO and the Ferguson Police Department seeking any and all incident reports, investigative reports, notes and memorandums prepared by Ferguson Police officers, in-dash camera video, photographs, cellphone video and recordings in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brown. […]

Young Masqueraders To Showcase Creativity And Craftsmanship At The Miami Broward Jr. Carnival

Young Masqueraders To Showcase Creativity And Craftsmanship At The Miami Broward Jr. Carnival

Children Chart Their Path Within The Fabric Of A South Florida Signature Caribbean-American Annual Event    MIAMI – The Miami Broward Junior Carnival will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Central Broward Regional Park & Cricket Stadium (3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311). The parade will begin at 2pm. Admission is […]

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