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Give Miami Day is almost here!

Give Miami Day is almost here!

On November 20,  24 hours to click, donate and join the Give Miami Day movement! MIAMI – More than 520 local nonprofits will have profiles on givemiamiday.org, allowing you to see their mission, work and impact.  Support the causes most important to you by making a charitable donation. The Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation and our partners will maximize the community’s generosity by making a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000. Get in on the excitement!  November 20, 2014, 24 hoursgivemiamiday.org You may also join us for […]

The side of Jamaica you never get to see

The side of Jamaica you never get to see

ATLANTA – Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown , is a travel and food show on CNN.  In this week’s episode, Bourdain travels to the area of Jamaica where tourists are less likely to visit. Watch Parts Unknown this Sunday, November 16 9pm EST on CNN.   See a preview: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/11/13/here-and-there-anthony-bourdain-jamaica-ts-orig.cnn.html    

Record-Setting Pilot Barrington Irving to Land ‘Flying Classroom’ in Miami on November 18th

Record-Setting Pilot Barrington Irving to Land ‘Flying Classroom’ in Miami on November 18th

MIAMI – On Tuesday, November 18, 2014  the South Florida community will welcome Captain Barrington Irving, Miami’s own educational hero who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, after a two-month trip to Asia, Indonesia, and Australia, where he carried out 16 powerful ground, air, and sea expeditions exploring […]

National News

OAS Secretary General Urges Giving Young Offenders a Path to Reintegration at Launch of Program in Jamaica

OAS Secretary General Urges Giving Young Offenders a Path to Reintegration at Launch of Program in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, highlighted the importance of providing young offenders a path to reintegrate into their communities, in his address at the launch of the Project “A New Path: Promoting a Healthy Environment and Productive Alternatives for Juvenile Remandees and Offenders in […]

Caribbean Export supports Haiti’s Participation in the World Ecotourism and Production Fair

Caribbean Export supports Haiti’s Participation in the World Ecotourism and Production Fair

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic –  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), within the framework of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF)-funded Haiti-Dominican Republic Binational Programme, sponsored the participation of Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism, and Haitian businesses in the tourism sector at the World Ecotourism and Production Fair hosted in Santiago, Dominican Republic from the […]

Caribbean Export OUTLOOK: a Step in the Right Direction

Caribbean Export OUTLOOK: a Step in the Right Direction

Bridgetown, Barbados – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) launched its new flagship publication the Caribbean Export OUTLOOK on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at the Hilton Barbados Resort on the final day of the 2-day high profile Exporters’ Colloquium. The OUTLOOK publication fills a gap in the market where there are no other publications dedicated to […]

Entertainment

Richie Stephens, Beenie Man To Shoot Video For “Madness”

Richie Stephens, Beenie Man To Shoot Video For “Madness”

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaican Music Ambassador Richie Stephens and Danchall King Beenie Man recently recorded a combination single titled ‘Madness.’ Stephens confirmed that a music video for the song will be shot on Sunday, November 23rd (3pm) at the Jewels Resort in Portmore, St Catherine and fans are invited to participate. “I am fired up about […]

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Set To Weave Art and Culture Into The Fabric Of The #HistoricOvertown Cultural Movement

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Set To Weave Art and Culture Into The Fabric Of The #HistoricOvertown Cultural Movement

#HistoricOvertownSoulBasel Is The Cultural Epicenter of Cultural Influence For Arts, Culture and Music    MIAMI – The Urban Collective continues to invigorate the cultural landscape of the Historic Overtown community with the anticipation of this year’s 2014 Art Africa Miami Arts Fair (AAMAF), taking place December 3-7, 2014 at 801 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, Fl 33136. […]

Art Basel at MOCA North Miami : “SHIFTING THE PARADIGM”

Art Basel at MOCA North Miami : “SHIFTING THE PARADIGM”

North Miami – The Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami (MOCA), South Florida’s oldest and only museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, will kick off Art Basel week in Miami with a thought provoking exhibition featuring contemporary artist, George Edozie. The show, Shifting the Paradigm is designed to tear down aging but still prevalent concepts surrounding the […]

Travel

Outlook for Jamaica’s Tourism Sector Remains Positive

Outlook for Jamaica’s Tourism Sector Remains Positive

Jamaica’s Tourism Industry Continues to Register Growth MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – With year-to date arrivals figures trending above those recorded in 2013, Jamaica remains on target to again welcome well over two million stopover visitors this year. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon Dr. Wykeham McNeill, while speaking in Montego Bay today said “despite the […]

Grammy Winner, Shaggy to Perform at Jamaica’s Moon Palace Opening

Grammy Winner, Shaggy to Perform at Jamaica’s Moon Palace Opening

Jamaica’s awe-inclusive resort destination to be unveiled in boombastic style  MIAMI – Palace Resorts, the company that sets the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, proudly announces Grammy-Award winning singer, philanthropist and entertainer Shaggy to appear in concert at the inaugural celebration of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, the brand’s first property outside of Mexico, on March […]

Trinidad and Tobago leads the Caribbean region on symposium in Tour Guiding Safety and Security

Trinidad and Tobago leads the Caribbean region on symposium in Tour Guiding Safety and Security

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – The Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) hosted its Inaugural Tourism Conference on November 18, 2014 titled: Tourism Tour Guiding Safety and Security Protocol Symposium, the first of its kind in the region at the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre. Trinidad […]

Business

The Bahamas’ Baha Mar Launches ‘Baha Mar Nation’ Recruitment Campaign

The Bahamas’ Baha Mar Launches ‘Baha Mar Nation’ Recruitment Campaign

NASSAU, The Bahamas – On Tuesday, November 17th Baha Mar launched its new employee recruitment advertising campaign: ‘Baha Mar Nation’. During the past two years, the $3.5 billion luxury resort has been actively seeking out and recruiting the best and brightest Bahamians both in The Bahamas and abroad, resulting in outreach to over 10,000 students […]

Cable & Wireless Acquisition Ignites Monopoly Fears in the Caribbean

Cable & Wireless Acquisition Ignites Monopoly Fears in the Caribbean

US$3B Deal to Acquire Columbus Raises Concerns, Highlights Vulnerabilities in Caribbean Telecom Sector by Bevil Wooding CORAL GABLES – When Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) announced an agreement to acquire Columbus International, news of the deal sparked widespread concerns about the impact of reduced competition on consumer pricing, infrastructure investment and wider economic development in the Caribbean. […]

Caribbean Bar Association General Meeting to focus on Non-Profit Board Leadership & Service

Caribbean Bar Association General Meeting to focus on Non-Profit Board Leadership & Service

FT. LAUDERDALE – The Caribbean Bar Association will host its first general meeting for the 2014/2015 year on Thursday, November 20th. The meeting will also include an informative and lively panel discussion geared towards informing our members of the benefits of serving on Non-Profit boards and the duties and responsibilities of board members. Attendees will earn […]

Sports

Canadian sprinters head for warm St. Kitts to train for Pan Am Games

Canadian sprinters head for warm St. Kitts to train for Pan Am Games

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Canadian sprinters will be heading to St. Kitts after a plan to redevelop Toronto’s Track and Field Centre for the Pan Am Games was scrapped, leaving Canada’s top sprinters outraged. The group is leaving for a warm-weather camp in Basseterre, St. Kitts on November 20th. Senior Sports Officer in the St. Kitts […]

Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter, Sanya Richards-Ross Trains Over 200 Students At Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex

Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter, Sanya Richards-Ross Trains Over 200 Students At Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex

MIRAMAR – The City of Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex played host to Olympic Gold Medal Sprinter and American Record Holder Sanya Richards-Ross’ clinic last Saturday, November 8, 2014. Over 200 students from both group categories of 7 – 14 and 15 – 18 attended the sessions along with parents and coaches to hear tips about […]

Emerald Dunes Golf Club of Florida Wins Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” in Montego Bay

Emerald Dunes Golf Club of Florida Wins Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” in Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – Emerald Dunes Golf Club of West Palm Beach, Florida were crowned champions at the ninth annual Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge”, presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum. The three round event which uses the two best ball net format, culminated on Saturday, November 1 and was played on two of Jamaica’s […]

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Congresswoman Wilson Applauds President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Congresswoman Wilson Applauds President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

Washington, DC – Following President Obama’s address to the country announcing executive action on immigration, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement: “I applaud President Obama for his courage and dedication in addressing immigration reform. The President’s commonsense executive action will protect millions of undocumented immigrants, improve our broken immigration system, and help […]

Florida Blue and Miami Children’s Unveil HealthSpot Innovative Telehealth Technology

Florida Blue and Miami Children’s Unveil HealthSpot Innovative Telehealth Technology

MIAMI– Florida Blue and Miami Children’s Hospital have teamed-up to offer patients a convenient alternative option to healthcare through telehealth technology offered through HealthSpot. Florida Blue members will now have access to convenient healthcare services at the company’s Retail Center in Miami, offered through a unique walk-in kiosk. The HealthSpot® station – a private, 8-foot-by-7-foot […]

Reggae Song Finds Its Way on USA Network Pilot 4 Years After Release

Reggae Song Finds Its Way on USA Network Pilot 4 Years After Release

NEW YORK – Imagine the good fortune of a New York-based Jamaican reggae artist who learned one day recently that a song he had released four years ago and had almost forgotten about has been picked up by an award-winning film maker, playwright and novelist and placed on an American television pilot. This is exactly what […]

Congressman Joe Garcia Applauds Obama’s Immigration Reform Annoucement

Congressman Joe Garcia Applauds Obama’s Immigration Reform Annoucement

MIAMI — On Thursday, Nov. 20th, Congressman Joe Garcia issued the following statement in response to the President’s announced executive action on immigration: “The President’s announcement today represents an important step in the fight for comprehensive #immigration reform.  It will help keep families together, grow the American economy, and protect our national security.  Because of […]

OAS Secretary General Congratulates U.S. President on Immigration Measures

OAS Secretary General Congratulates U.S. President on Immigration Measures

WASHINGTON, DC – The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, welcomed the initiative announced this evening by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, that benefits nearly five million undocumented people, and said “this is the fruit of the struggle they have carried forward for years to achieve a […]

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