Local News

GraceKennedy Reinstates Jamaican Birthright Program

GraceKennedy Reinstates Jamaican Birthright Program

MIRAMAR – GraceKennedy Foundation actively promotes wellbeing, primarily by supporting educational and environmental programmes and processes. The foundation is a corporate endowed one- being under the GraceKennedy Limited. The GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme is a fully paid cultural and professional internship geared towards second and third generation Jamaican university students who are living in the […]

Consulate opens Condolence Book for Sir Howard Cooke – Public invited to sign

Consulate opens Condolence Book for Sir Howard Cooke – Public invited to sign

SOUTH FLORIDA – A Condolence Book for former Governor General of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Sir Howard Felix Hanlan Cooke, opens tomorrow Tuesday (July 29), through Friday (Aug. 1), between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami. The office is located at 25 Southeast Second Avenue, Suite 609 in […]

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 […]

National News

Jamaica’s Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) saddened at Passing of the Hon. Raymond Chang, OJ

Jamaica’s Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) saddened at Passing of the Hon. Raymond Chang, OJ

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) offer sincere condolences to the family of the Hon. Raymond Chang, OJ, noted Jamaican-Canadian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, who transitioned over the weekend. Mr Chang was one of Jamaica’s finest sons in the field of business and commerce and […]

Top model Petra Nemcova calls Haiti home, promotes progress, education

Top model Petra Nemcova calls Haiti home, promotes progress, education

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) – World renowned Czech top model, Petra Nemcova, now calls Haiti home, a place that she is in love with and a country which has a people that deserve opportunities and the capability to empower themselves and be on their own feet, as the Caribbean country has already made significant progress in […]

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 […]

Entertainment

VP Records Reggae Gold 2014 Album drops Aug. 12

VP Records Reggae Gold 2014 Album drops Aug. 12

Featuring Major Lazer & Busy Signal, Jah Cure, Sean Paul & Konshens, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Assassin, QQ, Etana, Spice, Gyptian & Melanie Fiona, Maxi Priest and Romain Virgo MIRAMAR – Every summer, the world’s #1 Caribbean music compilation Reggae Gold brings the genre’s top hits into one must-have collection for the masses. This year’s installment, out Aug […]

A Vibrant and Unique Celebration of the African Diaspora Culture Comes Alive in South Florida

A Vibrant and Unique Celebration of the African Diaspora Culture Comes Alive in South Florida

The 5th Annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida MIAMI – Delou Africa Inc. continues their mission to honor a myriad of music, dance and drum traditions of Africa with their highly anticipated 5th annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida (ADDDFF) taking place September 5-7, 2014. The festival theme, Bridging […]

African-American Research Library exhibition features 100th Anniversary of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association

African-American Research Library exhibition features 100th Anniversary of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association

BROWARD COUNTY –  During the entire month of August 2014, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will be exhibiting a gallery dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association & African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). This mixed-media exhibition is mounted by the Rootz Foundation, Inc. and it will focus on […]

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

Miami International Airport passenger traffic up 1.7 percent

Miami International Airport passenger traffic up 1.7 percent

MIAMI – At the midpoint of 2014, passenger traffic at Miami International Airport was up 1.74 percent, with domestic travelers increasing 3.4 percent to provide the greatest boost. While overall international traffic did not increaseyear over year through June, passengers traveling between MIA and Brazil jumped 16 percent in the month of June, largely because […]

GraceKennedy Group CEO Announces Senior Management Changes In The Food Division

GraceKennedy Group CEO Announces Senior Management Changes In The Food Division

Kingston, Jamaica – Further to the acquisition of the assets of USA food business, La Fe Foods Inc, through subsidiary, GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC, and in continuation of its strategy of becoming a Global Consumer Group, GraceKennedy Group CEO, Don Wehby, announces senior management changes which will immediately take effect within the company. Mr. Michael […]

Miami International Airport (MIA) One of top five airports for new small businesses according to US D.O.T

Miami International Airport (MIA) One of top five airports for new small businesses according to US D.O.T

MIAMI  – Miami International Airport is one of the top five U.S. airports for awarding contracts to new small businesses, according to a recently released audit by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General. MIA added seven new disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and airport concession DBE (ACDBE) firms in fiscal year 2012, […]

Sports

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 […]

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 […]

More News

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and Congressman Mark Pocan Introduce Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and Congressman Mark Pocan Introduce Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), both members of the House Education and Workforce Committee, introduced the Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act, today. This bill would allow student loan borrowers who have been granted debt relief as a result of consistent repayment towards their student loan debt […]

Caribbean Medical Facility Welcomes Regional Neighbours

Caribbean Medical Facility Welcomes Regional Neighbours

CAYMAN ISLANDS – A new medical facility in the Caribbean is offering affordable, world-class services to its neighbours as an alternative to the rising health care costs typically found throughout the region and North America. Founded by Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Shetty, a philanthropist and personal physician of the late Mother Teresa, Health City Cayman […]

Gyptian Gets Romantic On Dagger Through My Heart

Gyptian Gets Romantic On Dagger Through My Heart

MIAMI – Reggae Singer Gyptian has teamed with Donsome Records LLC/Shadyhill Music for the single Dagger Through My Heart.  The song was produced by Adrian ‘Donsome’ Hanson and Peter ‘Shady’ Harrison. In a release, Hanson explained that even though the song was recorded a few years ago, the track is now being mixed and mastered […]

Jamaican’s in  Washington DC to  mark 52nd anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence

Jamaican’s in Washington DC to mark 52nd anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence

WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaican’s residing in the Washington metro area will move into a celebratory mood with a number of official events scheduled to mark the 52nd anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. Between August 3 -15, the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC under the leadership of Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie will be engaged in a number […]

Major activities in Atlanta  to mark Jamaica’s independence

Major activities in Atlanta to mark Jamaica’s independence

ATLANTA – Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica in Atlanta, Georgia will mark Jamaica’s 52nd year of independence with three major activities August 3 – 16. The program of activities planned by the Atlanta Jamaica Association (AJA) will commence with an Ecumenical Thanksgiving service at St Timothy’s Church, Mt. Salem on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at […]

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