Local News

Prominent Jamaican Accountant in South Florida charged with fraudulently filing Income Tax Returns

Prominent Jamaican Accountant in South Florida charged with fraudulently filing Income Tax Returns

SOUTH FLORIDA – Pamella B. Watson, 60, a prominent Jamaican Accountant of Davie, was charged with criminal complaint for submitting false, factitious, or fraudulent claims  punishable by up to ten years in prison; aggravated identity theft punishable by a mandatory consecutive term of two years in prison; mail fraud punishable by up to twenty years in prison; […]

Chairman Monestime will host fourth annual Haitian History Bee

Chairman Monestime will host fourth annual Haitian History Bee

MIAMI-DADE – As part of Haitian Cultural Heritage Month, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime will host the fourth annual Haitian History Bee Championship on Wednesday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the County Commission Chamber, located on the second floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st St. in […]

GraceKennedy Group CEO Receives The Key To The City Of Miramar

GraceKennedy Group CEO Receives The Key To The City Of Miramar

MIRAMAR – On Friday, May 8, GraceKennedy Group CEO, Don Wehby, became the proud recipient of the key to the city of Miramar,  presented to him by Miramar’s Mayor, Wayne Messam. The occasion was the last of three town hall forums being held by GraceKennedy, through its Money Services arm, GKMS, and partners of 25 […]

National News

Digicel Foundation creates Nurturing Spaces for Children In Jamaica

Digicel Foundation creates Nurturing Spaces for Children In Jamaica

Labour Day Activities planned for Kingston, Manchester, St. Thomas and St. James  Kingston, Jamaica – Touching lives through creating nurturing spaces for children is the goal of the Digicel Foundation with its island-wide Labour Day activity this year. The Foundation, with over 100 active Digicel staff volunteers, will be working alongside communities on projects at the […]

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year US$69.7 Million Under ECF for Haiti

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year US$69.7 Million Under ECF for Haiti

WASHINGTON, DC – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year SDR 49.14 million (about US$69.7 million, 60 percent of quota) arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Haiti on Monday, May 18, 2015. The approval enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 7.02 million (about US$10 […]

McNeill calls for regional approach to grow Caribbean tourism

McNeill calls for regional approach to grow Caribbean tourism

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is pressing for a regional approach to growing the Caribbean tourism market. “Our regional governments must continue to work together to strengthen our ties with meaningful cooperation as we build a strong, multi-destination industry,” said Minister McNeill ahead of going to Haiti on […]

Entertainment

The Galleon Foundation Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month With Inaugural Caribbean Village Festival

The Galleon Foundation Celebrates Caribbean-American Heritage Month With Inaugural Caribbean Village Festival

Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival Is A family-friendly event for the “South Floribbean” Community SOUTH FLORIDA – The Galleon Foundation presents the inaugural Caribbean Village Music, Arts, Food & Wellness Festival in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month on Sunday, June 14, 2015. The event will take place at Central Broward Regional Park (3700 […]

Caribbean-American Authors and Storytellers to Read at Children’s Multi-Cultural Book Fair at AARLCC

Caribbean-American Authors and Storytellers to Read at Children’s Multi-Cultural Book Fair at AARLCC

Cedella Marley, Geoffrey Philp and Kellie Magnus to Read at Children’s Multi-Cultural Book Fair & Empowerment Day at AARLCC on May 23 BROWARD COUNTY – On Saturday, May 23, 2015, the organization Readingpaysmore will be hosting The Children’s Multi-cultural Book Fair at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center located at 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort […]

Trey Songz Joins 2015 St. Kitts Music Festival

Trey Songz Joins 2015 St. Kitts Music Festival

Award-Winning, Multi-Platinum Singer to Perform at the 19th Annual Event Basseterre, St. Kitts – Award-winning R&B artist and Hollywood film actor Trey Songz will be performing at the 19th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which will take place from Thursday, June 25 to Saturday, June 27, 2015.  He joins Bounty Killer, Christopher Martin, Aswad, Roy […]

Travel

Comfort Suites Paradise Island Popular In The Bahamas

Comfort Suites Paradise Island Popular In The Bahamas

LAS VEGAS – The founder of the award-winning Comfort Suites Paradise Island in the Bahamas says the resort continues to build on its strong reputation for top quality service. William Naughton, who established the popular hotel more than 20 years ago, attributed the resort’s positive reviews to an overall refresh, totaling six million dollars as well […]

Jamaica Spa Association must meet international standards!

Jamaica Spa Association must meet international standards!

Kingston, Jamaica – Chairman of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Professor Winston Davidson lauded the formation of the Jamaica Spa Association (JSA) at the body’s launch yesterday, May 19, at JAMPRO’s Business Auditorium.  Professor Davidson spoke to spa operators and other stakeholders in the Health and Wellness Sector regarding the BSJ’s support of the JSA, which […]

Anse Chastanet Enters “Hall Of Fame”

Anse Chastanet Enters “Hall Of Fame”

ST. LUCIA  – St. Lucia’s storied Anse Chastanet resort has entered into TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence worldwide and is given to accommodations, restaurants and attractions listed on TripAdvisor which consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on the site. “What wonderful recognition for the […]

Business

Americans weigh in on Cuba Travel and Dream Destinations in nationwide Travel Leaders Group survey

Americans weigh in on Cuba Travel and Dream Destinations in nationwide Travel Leaders Group survey

PLYMOUTH, Minn – The move to normalize relations with Cuba will have a direct impact on Americans seeking to vacation legally on the island nation – just as they can in other parts of the Caribbean or Mexico. However, in the newest Travel Leaders Group travel survey, a mere 8.8% of those polled said they would go […]

AudioNow and Digicel Announce First Carrier-Supported Community Radio App for Haiti

AudioNow and Digicel Announce First Carrier-Supported Community Radio App for Haiti

Innovative Service Expands Radio Coverage Throughout Haiti Using the Digicel Mobile Network WASHINGTON, D.C.    AudioNow® Digital, the leading provider of in-language mobile apps for radio broadcasters, announces the first call-to-listen and mobile streaming directory app for Haitian radio stations. The “AudioNow® Haiti Radio” app, sponsored by Digicel, a leading global communications provider, is available now, […]

Former NYC education chancellor to speak at CTO’s Caribbean Week New York

Former NYC education chancellor to speak at CTO’s Caribbean Week New York

Denis Walcott will deliver motivational speech at Students’ Colloquium on Wednesday,  June 3 NEW YORK – Denis Walcott who ran America’s largest school system for three years is set to energize future leaders of Caribbean tourism at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Caribbean Week New York. The former New York City education chancellor, who served from […]

Sports

Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Welcomes Miami FC To NASL

Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Welcomes Miami FC To NASL

FT. LAUDERDALE – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are thrilled with the news that a new North American Soccer League (NASL) team is coming to Miami. We welcome Miami FC to the NASL. Riccardo Silva, Paolo Maldini, and their entire team are first-class businessmen. We believe that Miami FC will be a successful club under their leadership […]

Miami Dolphins Foundation Wraps Successful 2015 Fins Weekend

Miami Dolphins Foundation Wraps Successful 2015 Fins Weekend

2015 Fins Weekend Presented By Estrella Insurance MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins Foundation hosted a successful 19th annual Fins Weekend presented by Estrella Insurance. Proceeds from the event weekend, through the educational pillar of Miami Dolphins Foundation, will benefit City Year Miami, an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students on […]

ESPN Events Acquires Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

ESPN Events Acquires Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl has been acquired by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN. The second Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will be played at Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, showcasing schools from Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference. The bowl was acquired from Bahamas Bowl, LLC, which […]

More News

Florida Department of Health Emphasizes Health and Safety This Memorial Day Weekend

Florida Department of Health Emphasizes Health and Safety This Memorial Day Weekend

TALLAHASSEE—Memorial Day is an opportunity to pause and honor those who have sacrificed their lives in service to our country. For many, it also marks the unofficial start of summer, and the Florida Department of Health encourages residents and visitors to make healthy and safe choices during the summer season. “This Memorial Day, we remember […]

New Report Recommends U.S. Action to Address Challenges for Jamaica’s LGBT Community

New Report Recommends U.S. Action to Address Challenges for Jamaica’s LGBT Community

Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First released a new report (May 19) outlining the issues of discrimination and violence for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Jamaica, and highlighting the vital efforts of civil society to combat these human rights challenges. The report titled, “’The World as it Should Be’: Advancing the Human Rights […]

TripAdvisor Welcomes Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts to Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

TripAdvisor Welcomes Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts to Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

EAGLE BEACH, Aruba – The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has welcomed Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts to their Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. This exclusive endowment is granted only to businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence can only be earned by […]

VP Records To Release Byron Lee & The Dragonaires Uptown Top Ranking Album

VP Records To Release Byron Lee & The Dragonaires Uptown Top Ranking Album

A Collection of Rare Finds and Classics From the Iconic Band’s 50 Year Catalogue Available June 9, 2015 MIRAMAR – On June 9, 2015, VP Records will release Byron Lee & The Dragonaires’ Uptown Top Ranking, a collection (available together for the first time) of 20 classics from the legendary Jamaican band. The group mastered multiple musical genres […]

Spectacular Dancers Thrill Audience at ‘Arts in the Park’- Dance Edition

Spectacular Dancers Thrill Audience at ‘Arts in the Park’- Dance Edition

Kingston, Jamaica – Hundreds of patrons who flocked to Hope Gardens (Jamaica)  last Sunday (May 17) were treated to a spectacular and unforgettable showcase of Jamaican Dance by some 35 dance groups and individuals  at the  fourth staging of ‘Arts in the Park’. Performances ranged from traditional folk forms like Kumina and Junkanoo to contemporary Dancehall and […]

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