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Commentary With Winston Barnes: Voting Rights

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Voting Rights

SOUTH FLORIDA – It has as the Americans would say, “come down to crunch time”.  All the useless and idle chatter has to come to an end now, as Tuesday, August 30 is election day. Those across the community who have not voted by mail or at early voting sites are expected to cast their […]

Boko Haram Kidnapping Survivors Meet With Miami Mothers

Boko Haram Kidnapping Survivors Meet With Miami Mothers

Town Hall On The Boko Haram Chibok Kidnappings and Child Trafficking Sunday, Aug. 28 and Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 MIAMI – Facing this threat of sexual violence and exploitation, several prominent Miami mothers will meet with survivors of one of the worst mass kidnappings in modern history – the Boko Haram Chibok abductions in Nigeria. The kidnappings made […]

Jamaican Florida Power & Light Lineworker Inspires Youth Back Home

Jamaican Florida Power & Light Lineworker Inspires Youth Back Home

POMPANO – Born in Montego Bay, Lance Gibbs came to the U.S. in 1987 and after many retail jobs he decided he needed a change and joined Florida Power & Light (FPL) to be a meter reader, after some time he made the switch to lineworker, seeking to help his community. Today, while everyone is tucked […]

National News

Sign The Petition To Grant Marcus Garvey A Posthumous Presidential Pardon

Sign The Petition To Grant Marcus Garvey A Posthumous Presidential Pardon

Sign the petition today to grant Marcus Garvey a Posthumous Presidential Pardon of his 1923 Conviction WASHINGTON, DC – On August 30, 2016, Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President of The Institute of Caribbean Studies in Washington, DC issued a call for 100,000 petition signatures in an effort have Marcus Garvey Presidential pardon. The White […]

Jamaica Capitalizes On Success Of Jamaica House 2016

Jamaica Capitalizes On Success Of Jamaica House 2016

 Thousands of Visitors Flock to Jamaica’s Hospitality House in Rio  KINGSTON, JAMAICA –  Over 20,000 visitors packed into Jamaica House 2016 during the staging of the recently concluded Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The cultural hub for all things Jamaican hosted at the Prado Jockey Club in Gávea, Rio, was the place to be […]

Surinam Airways Outreach to Guyanese Community in Georgia

Surinam Airways Outreach to Guyanese Community in Georgia

ATLANTA – Surinam Airways has expressed its ongoing commitment to providing top quality, affordable and reliable air transport service between Guyana and the United States. This commitment was restated Thursday by Mr. Henk Fitz-Jim, the airline’s North America general manager who announced that the airline will this Saturday (August 27) host an outreach reception for the Guyanese American community in Georgia. The […]

Entertainment

Shaggy for “Boombastic” 15th Annual  Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Shaggy for “Boombastic” 15th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

SUNRISE – The 15th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival promises to be  a “Boombastic” day with international reggae artist Shaggy! Clear your calendars for the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday, November 13, at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida. Get your tickets early and plan to enjoy a “Boombastic” day of family fun with fantastic events, games, cooking […]

Kaci Fennell, The “Face Of Jamaica” For TING, Jamaica

Kaci Fennell, The “Face Of Jamaica” For TING, Jamaica

Miss Jamaica Universe Kaci  Fennell Set To Dazzle New York As The “Face Of Jamaica” During The West Indian Day Parade Celebrations And Host Of Hot 97’s On Da Reggae/Soca Tip 2016! NEW YORK – TING, Jamaica’s refreshing grapefruit drink, will introduce the epitome of Caribbean beauty, Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 Kaci Fennell, as the “Face […]

Luciano Thrills Fans At Jamaica House

Luciano Thrills Fans At Jamaica House

Luciano “The Messenger” Delivers in Rio RIO – Luciano was in fine form last night (August 19) at Jamaica House and delivered a captivating performance following Jamaica’s win in the 4x100m men’s relay. Jamaica House 2016 is the hospitality house for athletes, fans and lovers of Jamaica while in Rio for the Olympics Jamaica House is located in […]

Travel

Dine VI returns to the U.S. Virgin Islands

Dine VI returns to the U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Announces Return Of Dine Vi Culinary Event U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Restaurant Week returns to the U. S. Virgin Islands this fall featuring a selection of culinary experiences on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced that the culinary extravaganza, known as Dine VI, will be […]

Trinidad Featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Trinidad Featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Destination Trinidad is the focus of a 14-page feature entitled, “The Song of Trinidad” in the August-September issue of National Geographic Traveler Magazine. The article focuses on elements of Carnival, the destination’s “liming” culture, and ecological sites and attractions. Authored by Eric Felten with photographs by Aaron Huey, the piece features nine full pages […]

Caribbean Tourism Businesses Must Adapt To Succeed

Caribbean Tourism Businesses Must Adapt To Succeed

MIAMI – The President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Karolin Troubetzkoy sees the upcoming Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) as an opportunity for hotels and tourism-related businesses to take stock and to “open our eyes to the bigger picture, which is so important if we want to succeed not only as individual […]

Business

Karisma Resorts To Break Ground For Multiple-Hotel Development in Jamaica

Karisma Resorts To Break Ground For Multiple-Hotel Development in Jamaica

Karisma Resorts Set to Break Ground for US$900 Million Multiple-Hotel Development in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – After recently announcing plans to undertake the largest single hotel development in Jamaica’s history, Karisma Hotels & Resorts has revealed that the Master Plan for its US$900 million mega multiple-hotel development in Llandovery, St. Ann is ready and they are set to break ground in […]

Miami Business Owners Discuss Hillary Clinton’s New Small Business Plan

Miami Business Owners Discuss Hillary Clinton’s New Small Business Plan

MIAMI –  On Wednesday, August 24 a panel of successful women of color business owners from the community met to discuss Hillary Clinton’s new small business plan and the positive impact this plan could have on their lives and businesses. Held at the newly developed office of EcoTech Visions, a co-working space and incubator devoted to sustainable technology, the […]

Grenada Tourism Authority Appoints New Marketing Manager

Grenada Tourism Authority Appoints New Marketing Manager

St. George’s, Grenada – The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Francine Stewart as Marketing Manager on the 1st August 2016. Ms. Stewart’s functions include the interaction with key private and public sector partners, the execution of all marketing programmes, and the management of marketing expenditure. “Marketing Grenada as a […]

Sports

Hotelier Hails Caribbean Olympians

Hotelier Hails Caribbean Olympians

ST. LUCIA – Olympians from, or connected to the Caribbean, are being lauded as ambassadors for their region by a leading Caribbean hotelier. “Allow us to join the legions of people congratulating you for your magnificent feats of physical and mental courage displayed for all the world to see at the Rio 2016 Olympics,” said Karolin […]

Miami Dolphins Partnership with Uber Reinvents Parking and Tailgating

Miami Dolphins Partnership with Uber Reinvents Parking and Tailgating

Exclusive Unveil of UberTailgate and Uber Zone at Dolphins Games at Hard Rock Stadium SOUTH FLORIDA – With an eye toward the future of transportation in and out of games, the Miami Dolphins announced an innovative partnership with Uber, leveraging the convenience and reliability of ridesharing to enhance transportation options and the fan experience at Hard […]

Which Country Really Won the Olympics Based on Population Numbers?

Which Country Really Won the Olympics Based on Population Numbers?

By: Dr. Marcia Magnus – SFLCN Commentator SOUTH FLORIDA – If you’ve seen the list of winners of the 2016 Olympics by country, you might have thought that the US did better in the Olympics than any other country. True, the United States earned 121 medals, China 70 medals and Great Britain 67 medals.  But consider […]

More News

Op Ed: What Do You Have To Lose?

Op Ed: What Do You Have To Lose?

By: Jennifer Carroll , Former Lieutenant Governor (Florida) FLORIDA – Donald Trump delivered a compelling speech in Milwaukee just days after the unrest in Sherman Park, Milwaukee, WI. Mr. Trump attacked, head on, the many social problems afflicting inner cities across America. Although the location for his event was made weeks prior to the riot in […]

PM’s Wife Lauds Jamaican Diaspora for Contribution to Jamaica

PM’s Wife Lauds Jamaican Diaspora for Contribution to Jamaica

By: Derrick Scott ATLANTA – Mrs Juliet Holness, wife of Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Hon Andrew Holness has lauded members of the Jamaican Diaspora for continuing to provide valuable support and assistance to the process of nation building in Jamaica. “Contributions from philanthropic organizations in the Diaspora have certainly aided Jamaica to make steady social and economic […]

Caribbean Organization Receives Voter Registration Certification

Caribbean Organization Receives Voter Registration Certification

Florida Caribbean Students Association Receives Certification As A Florida Third Party Voter Registration Organization MIAMI – The Florida Caribbean Students Association (“FCSA”) has been certified as an official Florida Third Party Voter Registration Organization (3PVRO) to register voters on college campuses and communities across the State of Florida. Celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September […]

Miami Book Fair Celebrates Its 33rd Anniversary

Miami Book Fair Celebrates Its 33rd Anniversary

MIAMI – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will celebrate its 33rd edition this year Nov. 13 – 20 at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. More than 200 exhibitors from around the country will participate during the weekend Street Fair, Nov. 18 – 20. The Miami […]

Miami Native Competes On National Jump Rope Team

Miami Native Competes On National Jump Rope Team

Miami Native, Namiya Crespo Competes in World Championship of Rope Skipping MIAMI – South Florida celebrates one of their own, Namiya Crespo 18, who is one of 15 athletes from multiple states on the United States National Jump Rope Team. This summer she competed in Malmö, Sweden at the FISA World Rope Skipping Championships. Namiya Crespo, […]

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