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Award-Winning Journalist Jeff Johnson To Headline South Florida  Youth Summit #HACKTOTHEFUTURE Town Hall, Sept. 5-6

Award-Winning Journalist Jeff Johnson To Headline South Florida Youth Summit #HACKTOTHEFUTURE Town Hall, Sept. 5-6

MIAMI  – Award-winning journalist and social activist Jeff Johnson will put the spotlight on technology during the South Florida Youth Summit #HACKTOTHEFUTURE Town Hall & Tech Shops on Sept. 5-6 at Florida Memorial University, located at 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens.  The free event will feature highly-engaging workshops and TED style talks from […]

Community Partners Target Early Childhood Literacy with Broward’s Read for the Record Campaign

Community Partners Target Early Childhood Literacy with Broward’s Read for the Record Campaign

LAUDERHILL – The Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) will partner with local businesses, non-profit organizations and other community stakeholders to make an impact on the literacy development of nearly 40,000 of Broward’s youngest residents. At its monthly meeting, the CSC approved up to $130,000 to purchase books for Broward Reads for the Record, […]

Happy Independence Trinidad & Tobago – 52 years

Happy Independence Trinidad & Tobago – 52 years

By: Shama Harrysingh WEST PALM BEACH – On May 28, 1962 the historic Independence Conference between the British Government and the delegations representing the Colony of Trinidad and Tobago took place at Malborough House in London. On June 8, 1962 the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies announced from London that it […]

National News

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago 52nd Anniversary of Independence Message

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago 52nd Anniversary of Independence Message

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Message from The Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago On the Occasion of the 52nd Anniversary of Independence.  Fellow citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, It is with great pride that I join you in celebrating the 52nd Independence Anniversary of our great […]

Jamaica’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke Passes Away

Jamaica’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke Passes Away

Minister McNeill Expresses Regret at Minister Roger Clarke’s Passing KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill has expressed deep regret at news of the passing of his colleague, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Roger Clarke. In extending sincere condolences to Mr. Clarke’s family, colleagues and friends, […]

JAMPRO represents the region at China business summit and launches Jamaica business mandarin site

JAMPRO represents the region at China business summit and launches Jamaica business mandarin site

Kingston, Jamaica – JAMPRO will be leading a regional delegation from the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and local exporters to the 8th annual China-LAC Business Summit taking place from September 5 – 14, 2014 in Changsha, Hunan. The Business Summit will bring together top executives, policy makers and high public officials to […]

Entertainment

Morgan Heritage to Headline Mighty Crown’s Yokohama Reggae SAI Music Festival in Japan

Morgan Heritage to Headline Mighty Crown’s Yokohama Reggae SAI Music Festival in Japan

NEW YORK- Morgan Heritage is riding high with their Lover’s Rock smash “Put It On Me,” capturing the attention of scores of Reggae music fans and the media alike. Without question, the Shane C. Brown-produced song for Juke Boxx Productions, will continue rocking the hearts and ears of listeners.  The red-hot single, combined with their wildly successful […]

Reggae Singer Wayne Wonder and Alva Team Up For New Single, “Hour Glass”

Reggae Singer Wayne Wonder and Alva Team Up For New Single, “Hour Glass”

SOUTH FLORIDA – Hit machine record label Nature’s Way Entertainment has released the exciting collaborative single Hour Glass by Grammy nominated singer Wayne Wonder and new singing sensation Alva. Hour Glass which is now available on ITunes is distributed by VP Records and Nature’s Way Entertainment. In a release to the media, Garfield Cowan CEO […]

Jamaican film maker nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

Jamaican film maker nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaican film maker Karen Marks Mafundikwa has received a nod for her poetic documentary ‘The Price of Memory’ by earning a nomination for the Best Documentary Feature and People’s Choice Award.at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival to be held in Port of Spain from September 16 – 30, 2014. For Mafundikwa, […]

Travel

St. Kitts is ‘Seeing Stars’… of Hollywood!

St. Kitts is ‘Seeing Stars’… of Hollywood!

Island is Exclusive Destination Partner at Red Carpet Style Lounge Honoring the 66th Emmy Awards Basseterre, St. Kitts – On Friday, August 22, 2014, the stars of Hollywood were starry-eyed for St. Kitts at the Red Carpet Style Lounge in honor of the 66th Emmy Awards.  The Caribbean island was featured as an exclusive destination […]

Grand Lucayan Announces New National Sales Manager

Grand Lucayan Announces New National Sales Manager

GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, Bahamas  – Grand Lucayan, an award-winning, classic Bahamian resort, proudly announces the addition of Patricia Z. Bradley as National Sales Manager for the Grand Bahama Island property. In her new role, Bradley will work closely with Grand Lucayan’s Director of Sales, Mary DiPasquale, from headquarters in South Florida to develop effective strategies […]

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 […]

Business

“Grenada’s Economic Slowly Recovering”, says IMF

“Grenada’s Economic Slowly Recovering”, says IMF

GRENADA – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited Grenada during August 18-27, 2014 to conduct discussions on the first review of Grenada’s IMF-supported program under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The program was approved on June 26, 2014 for a total amount equivalent to SDR 14.04 million (about US$21.7 million, 120 percent of quota) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Miami Dade College to Host Major Voter Registration Rally Sept. 23 with Key Local and National Partners

Miami Dade College to Host Major Voter Registration Rally Sept. 23 with Key Local and National Partners

Special National Voter Registration Day event will encourage voter registration and participation in advance of November General Election   MIAMI –To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, Miami Dade College (MDC) will join several key local and national partners to host a major rally to encourage voter registration and participation Tues., Sept. 23, 2014, from 11 a.m. […]

Haitian activist sent before criminal court on murder charges

Haitian activist sent before criminal court on murder charges

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) – Haitian investigating Judge Lamarre Belizaire issued on Wednesday a ruling in the case of the murder, in October 2010, of  student Frantzy Duverseau, sending activist André Michel, and three other accused whose arrest has been ordered by the magistrate before the criminal court, HCNN learned from judicial sources on Thursday. Enold […]

OAS Permanent Council Urged Haiti to Hold Overdue Elections and Convened a Special General Assembly on Strategic Vision

OAS Permanent Council Urged Haiti to Hold Overdue Elections and Convened a Special General Assembly on Strategic Vision

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today adopted a Declaration calling on the three branches of government of Haiti to comply with the agreement knows as El Rancho and to call legislative and municipal elections by the end of 2014, and also convened a Special General […]

16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture to Take Place on October 17

16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture to Take Place on October 17

Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Honourable Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony slated to headline the annual event  MIAMI – Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony has been selected to give the 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture “Slave Trade Reparations: The Political Implications of Caricom’s Stance” on October 17, 2014. The lecture will […]

Florida HBCU Leaders Agree to Discuss ways to Advance Minority Student Retention Together

Florida HBCU Leaders Agree to Discuss ways to Advance Minority Student Retention Together

MIAMI GARDENS – Florida’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are ready to start the year. Collectively providing the holistic educational needs of approximately 16,000 students, these institutions serve as beacons of access. Though miles separate these universities across the state of Florida, key administrative personnel will share a platform this November to have a […]

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