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Chairman Monestime honors Congresswoman Wilson at Frederica Wilson and Juanita Mann Health Center renaming ceremony

Chairman Monestime honors Congresswoman Wilson at Frederica Wilson and Juanita Mann Health Center renaming ceremony

MIAMI-DADE – During the ribbon cutting ceremony of the renaming of the Liberty City health Center on Sept.2 at 2520 NW 75th Street, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime presented Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson with a Certificate of Appreciation. Due to her tireless and ongoing activism for the underserved and uninsured population, it was only […]

Commentary With Winston Barnes: JAMINATE!

Commentary With Winston Barnes: JAMINATE!

SOUTH FLORIDA – It is most heartening to see Jamaicans taking the time out of their celebrations of victory in the world championships in Beijing to offer prayers for the suffering of the people of Dominica.  It is of significance for the feat of the Jamaicans in China is not insignificant. As I watched the closing […]

Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at Miami Dade College’s STEM Program

Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at Miami Dade College’s STEM Program

Miami – Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks at the Science Complex at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Vice President Biden will discuss the importance of helping Americans go to college and the critical role that partnerships between colleges like MDC and employers play in helping Americans obtain the […]

National News

St. Kitts and Nevis signs U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

St. Kitts and Nevis signs U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

St. Kitts and Nevis – On August 31, the government of St. Kitts and Nevis signed the agreement with the Government of the United States of America to implement the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  Enacted by the U.S. Congress in 2010, FATCA targets non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers using foreign accounts. FATCA requires […]

Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence Day Message From The White House

Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence Day Message From The White House

By: Secretary of State, John Kerry WASHINGTON, DC – On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my sincerest congratulations to the people of Trinidad and Tobago as you celebrate 53 years of independence this August 31. As the United States marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with […]

Galina Sotirova, New World Bank Country Manager for Jamaica now based in Kingston

Galina Sotirova, New World Bank Country Manager for Jamaica now based in Kingston

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Ms. Galina Sotirova, who assumed duties as the new World Bank Country Manager for Jamaica on July 1, has now moved to  Kingston . A programme of engagements with Government, Private Sector, Media and Civil Society will begin with a courtesy call on Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller next Tuesday, September 8. In her […]

Entertainment

Rastafari Rootzfest™ partners with High Times® to produce first Ganja Festival In Jamaica

Rastafari Rootzfest™ partners with High Times® to produce first Ganja Festival In Jamaica

NEGRIL, Jamaica – Rastafari In Inity (RII) is proud to announce the historical partnership between Rastafari Rootzfest™ (RII) and High Times® to produce the first Ganja Festival in Negril, Jamaica, the ‘Capital of Casual’ to be staged November 12-15, 2015. The goal of this project is to produce a comprehensive, educational and well-organized Rastafari event […]

Four Barbadian Films To Be Screened At The Caribbeantales International Film Festival

Four Barbadian Films To Be Screened At The Caribbeantales International Film Festival

Caribbeantales International Film Festival To Be Held In September In Toronto, Canada, As The Event Celebrates 10 Years In 2015 !! TORONTO, Canada – From Barbados we screen four amazing films!!  There is a spectacular feature narrative and a short film Directed by Rodney Smith from Barbados, who is based in Canada .  His feature, ‘Out of […]

Christopher Martin Drops Official Music Video For  “I’m A Big Deal”

Christopher Martin Drops Official Music Video For “I’m A Big Deal”

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican singer Christopher Martin drops his brand new video for “I’m A Big Deal,” off his latest EP Steppin Razor and the chart-topping compilation Reggae Gold 2015. The video, which was shot in Martin’s native country and directed by Ruption for RD Studios, premiered on OkayPlayer’s LargeUp who says it has a “carefree, youth-friendly vibe” and […]

Travel

Jamaica Continues To Strengthen Far East Ties By Meeting With Air China

Jamaica Continues To Strengthen Far East Ties By Meeting With Air China

BEIJING – Jamaica’s senior tourism officials, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill and Jamaica’s Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook met with a number of executives from China’s flag carrier, Air China this past week (August 23rd). Since leaving an impact at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Jamaica sought to leverage […]

Seaborne Airlines Introduces New Service Between Puerto Rico and Antigua and Barbuda

Seaborne Airlines Introduces New Service Between Puerto Rico and Antigua and Barbuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that it will introduce non-stop service between the carrier’s hub in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda newly inaugurated V.C. Bird International Airport, effective December 13, 2015.  The service will represent the only non-stop connection […]

Seaborne Airlines Announces Its Dominica Relief Plan

Seaborne Airlines Announces Its Dominica Relief Plan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Seaborne Airlines wishes to advise passengers traveling to and from Dominica that all Seaborne services into Dominica (DOM) have been suspended effective immediately through September 16, 2015, as a result of damage inflicted on the airport from Tropical Storm Erika. To accommodate passengers and all relief efforts to support Dominica, Seaborne […]

Business

Major Beijing Delegation Attending Invest Caribbean Now 2015 In St. Martin

Major Beijing Delegation Attending Invest Caribbean Now 2015 In St. Martin

NEW YORK – A delegation of over 40-Beijing companies will travel to the French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin this September for Invest Caribbean Now 2015. The Government of the Collectivité of French Saint-Martin, The Office of Tourism of Saint-Martin and executives at Invest Caribbean Now (ICN), in collaboration with the  Sino-American Friendship Association and the Chinese American Business Development […]

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) Workers Strike

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) Workers Strike

Fort Lauderdale Airport Workers Earning Poverty Wages Strike Over Bullying Anti-Union Tactics Fort Lauderdale – As vacation goers prepare to fly to and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) for Labor Day Weekend, airport workers went on on strike Tuesday morning to protest repeat labor violations by airline contractors, G2 Secure Staff and Eulen America, that are preventing employees […]

Small Business Lending up 45 Percent in Dollar Value across the Southeast

Small Business Lending up 45 Percent in Dollar Value across the Southeast

More entrepreneurs receiving loans over last year  Atlanta – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s flagship 7(a) and 504 loan programs already have placed $4.2 billion into the hands of entrepreneurs across the Southeast Region this year. Lending is up 45 percent over the same time last year (Oct. 1- July 31) and in South Florida, […]

Sports

All Roads Lead to Lauderhill for Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament

All Roads Lead to Lauderhill for Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament

Lauderhill – South Florida gears up for The Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament (JHSASN) this weekend at the Lauderhill Sports Complex, at 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill Florida, 33311.  The two-day event runs Sunday, September 6th from 10am to 7pm and Monday, September 7th– Labor Day – at 10am. This seventh staging of […]

Miami-Dade Schools, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Miami Norland High team to develop a sports medicine magnet program

Miami-Dade Schools, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Miami Norland High team to develop a sports medicine magnet program

MIAMI GARDENS – Miami-Dade Schools, the Miami Dolphins Foundation and Miami Norland Senior High School have teamed to develop a sports medicine magnet program, the first of its kind in Miami-Dade County. This pilot program will prepare students for future education and careers in sports medicine, including athletic trainers, personal trainers, nutritionists, EMTs and orthopedic doctors. This […]

Jamaica Captures Sprint Relay Double At IAAF World Championships

Jamaica Captures Sprint Relay Double At IAAF World Championships

Team Jamaica Ready for Dominance on the Track in Rio de Janeiro   KINGSTON, Jamaica – The pride of Jamaica was once again on display for the entire world as the men’s and women’s sprint relay teams captured gold on the penultimate day of competition at the 15th IAAF World Championships  in Beijing.    The men’s team, featuring […]

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Gay And Lesbian Travel To Be Discussed At Upcoming Caribbean Tourism Conference & Networking Event

Gay And Lesbian Travel To Be Discussed At Upcoming Caribbean Tourism Conference & Networking Event

Presentation on why the LGBT market is lucrative is part of a general session on niche markets at CTO State of the Industry Conference from 21-23 October in Curaçao  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Some Caribbean destinations are being encouraged to go after the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) market while others are being advised  to first […]

IMF and St. Kitts and Nevis Organize Fourth Regional Caribbean Forum Focusing on “Financing Growth”

IMF and St. Kitts and Nevis Organize Fourth Regional Caribbean Forum Focusing on “Financing Growth”

ST. KITTS and NEVIS – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in collaboration with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will hold a high-level Forum on “Financing Growth” in the Caribbean on September 3-4, 2015 in Frigate Bay, Saint Kitts. Complementing the objectives of previous meetings, the event will focus on issues critical for growth […]

Commentary: I choose Kamla

Commentary: I choose Kamla

Commentary by Capil Bissoon PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Next Monday (Sept. 7th) the people of Trinidad and Tobago would choose either the People’s Partnership (PP) or the People’s National Movement (PNM) to govern the country for the next five years. The other parties, including the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) and a few independents presents no […]

Jamaica House Beijing Promotional Activities a Big Boost for Brand Jamaica

Jamaica House Beijing Promotional Activities a Big Boost for Brand Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, returned to Jamaica from Beijing, China, yesterday (August 30) with high praises for the nation’s athletes whose exceptional performance at the 2015 IAAF World Championships not only earned Jamaica 12 medals but also had a considerable and positive impact on Brand Jamaica. “The […]

Food For The Poor Sends Aid in Response to Storm Damage in Dominica

Food For The Poor Sends Aid in Response to Storm Damage in Dominica

COCONUT CREEK – On Monday, August 31st, Food For The Poor started loading 12 tractor-trailer loads of relief items for shipment to the island of Dominica, the Caribbean country that suffered a devastating blow from Tropical Storm Erika. The storm caused flash flooding and mudslides, killing at least 20 people and leaving more than 50 missing […]

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