Local News

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Wither Suicide

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Wither Suicide

SOUTH FLORIDA – As a caller shared with us yesterday, May 24th (on Open Line WAVS 1170 AM) suicide would have robbed him of the apparently fruitful life he has lived since he contemplated the act. Suicide according to another caller is covered under the commandment which says human kind should not commit murder. The […]

Hurricane Tips from the Florida Department of Health

Hurricane Tips from the Florida Department of Health

BROWARD COUNTY – One of these years, South Florida will be visited by another hurricane. Count on it. The region is overdue since Wilma arrived as a Category 3 storm in October 2005. As Hurricane Season starts on June 1 and ends November 30, now is the time to get ready. Nothing eases stress during […]

Golden Krust Bakery CEO Appears In TV Series, UNDERCOVER BOSS

Golden Krust Bakery CEO Appears In TV Series, UNDERCOVER BOSS

Golden Krust President & CEO Lowell Hawthorne Conducts Covert Company Mission on CBS Hit Series UNDERCOVER BOSS May 22nd NEW YORK – Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, will be featured on the Emmy Award-winning series UNDERCOVER BOSS, Sunday, May 22 (10:00-11:00 PM EST/PST) on the CBS Television Network. […]

National News

Passports help Jamaican Students Access Opportunity

Passports help Jamaican Students Access Opportunity

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Rachel Clarke used her new passport to carry out a transaction at the bank during May. Unremarkable, you might think, unless you are a young Jamaican with no form of identification.  Ms Clarke, head girl at the Convent of Mercy (Alpha) Academy, was one of 18 students who received passports on May […]

Dominica to host first Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference

Dominica to host first Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference

Roseau, Dominica – The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal and Discover Dominica Authority will host the first CARIBBEAN AVIATION MEETUP Conference in Dominica from June 14 – 16, 2016.  The CARIBBEAN AVIATION MEETUP is made up of well thought out program sessions and affords generous opportunities […]

VIP Attractions Adopts Montego Bay Autism Center

VIP Attractions Adopts Montego Bay Autism Center

Jamaica’s Club Mobay & Kingston Inspiring Possibilities At Montego Bay Autism Centre…“We Make It Happen!” MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – VIP Attractions (Club Mobay and Club Kingston) added colour to the lives of 38 children through its inaugural Labour Day initiative which led 100 members of staff to the Montego Bay Autism Centre. Compelled by their passion […]

Entertainment

Savour the Taste of the Caribbean In Miami

Savour the Taste of the Caribbean In Miami

MIAMI – Each year, top chefs from all over the Caribbean travel to the Hyatt Regency Miami to participate in Taste of the Caribbean, a culinary tour de force where they battle for the chance to be crowned the best in the region. The public has two limited opportunities to enjoy access to Taste of […]

Jamaican Tenor, Steve Higgins Headlines Celebration for Queen’s 90th Birthday

Jamaican Tenor, Steve Higgins Headlines Celebration for Queen’s 90th Birthday

Ft. Lauderdale – Florida based Jamaican Tenor Steve Higgins has been invited to headline the Commonwealth Cultural Extravaganza in Birmingham England, in honour of the celebration of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. This major event is being organized by the Association of Jamaican Nationals in collaboration with the Birmingham Commonwealth Association, and will […]

Jamaica’s Fashion Creates A Global Stir

Jamaica’s Fashion Creates A Global Stir

With Major Events and Budding Designers, Jamaica Has Become the Fashion Focus of the Caribbean KINGSTON, Jamaica – For fashionistas who want to explore local style while traveling, Jamaica has plenty to offer. Thanks to a number of fashion events held annually on-island, including StyleWeek, Caribbean Fashion Week and The Collection MoDA, Jamaican fashion designers are […]

Travel

Ocho Rios To Get A $286 Million Dollar Makeover

Ocho Rios To Get A $286 Million Dollar Makeover

TEF Provides $286 Million to Enhance Ocho Rios KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has approved funds to carry out additional improvement work in Ocho Rios this year, as part of ongoing efforts to make the resort town more appealing. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who made the announcement, said some $286 million […]

Cultural & Culinary Festivals Heat Up Summer In Jamaica

Cultural & Culinary Festivals Heat Up Summer In Jamaica

Summer events and discounted accommodations make summer a smash in Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – Many travelers think of Jamaica as a winter escape, however the island has a surprising line-up of cultural and culinary festivals that heat up the summer months. In fact, Jamaica just made Virtuoso’s 2016 “Hot 10” list of summer destinations (based on […]

Barbados Reveals New Destination Website

Barbados Reveals New Destination Website

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) boosts its digital marketing strategy with new tourism internet presence. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Destination Barbados has a new online presence at VisitBarbados.org Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) CEO, William Griffith, described the site, which went live on Sunday May 22, as the most comprehensive online presence the destination has had […]

Business

Venture Hive Seeking Caribbean Entrepreneurs and Enablers For Boot Camp In Miami

Venture Hive Seeking Caribbean Entrepreneurs and Enablers For Boot Camp In Miami

SOUTH FLORIDA –  The Office of Global Partnerships of the Secretary of State of the United States has partnered with Venture Hive to create a seven-week program focusing on providing support, engaging Caribbean diaspora mentors and experts. Nominations, including self-nominations are needed to help identify the best and the brightest. The Office of Global Partnerships will provide an all-expense-paid opportunity to […]

Google Analytics Information Session To Aid Digital Marketers

Google Analytics Information Session To Aid Digital Marketers

The Idea Center at Miami Dade College to Host Google Analytics Information Session MIAMI – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) will host an information session on how to use Google Analytics to get the best return for every dollar spent on digital marketing with Deepak Aujla, Analytics Program Manager at Google.    The free information […]

Global Internet Content Providers Turn Attention to Caribbean

Global Internet Content Providers Turn Attention to Caribbean

By Gerard Best WILLEMSTAD, Curacao—Much ink has been spilt and many hands wrung over how slow and expensive the Internet is in the Caribbean. The latest snapshot from ICT Pulse, for example, is a reminder of the price paid and pain felt by those subscribing to regional service providers’ fixed Internet broadband packages. But Internet woes are much more than just a personal inconvenience to individual citizens. In fact, strengthening the Caribbean’s critical telecommunications infrastructure is a first […]

Sports

South Florida Awarded Super Bowl LIV in 2020

South Florida Awarded Super Bowl LIV in 2020

The NFL Officially Awards Super Bowl LIV in 2020 to Miami/South Florida, Committee To Move Forward With Proposed Plans for Hosting The Super Bowl for a Record-Breaking 11th Time MIAMI – The NFL has awarded Super Bowl LIV to South Florida in 2020.  The announcement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came during the NFL’s Spring League […]

Yap Foo Dominates Jamaica Skeet Shoot Competition

Yap Foo Dominates Jamaica Skeet Shoot Competition

Stiff Competition at JNGI Sporting Clays 2016 Skeet Shoot KINGSTON, Jamaica – Robert Yap Foo emerged the clear winner of the JNGI 100 Sporting Clays competition at the Jamaica Skeet Club (JSC) event in Portmore on April 30. The High Overall Champion, Mr. Yap Foo shot 88 out of 100 clay targets, said Khaleel Azan, […]

Jamaica’s Top Squash Player Chris Binnie Improves In Global Ranking

Jamaica’s Top Squash Player Chris Binnie Improves In Global Ranking

KINGSTON, Jamaica – After becoming one of the top 100 squash players in the world last year, Jamaica’s top squash player, Chris Binnie is now focused on reaching the top 50. Jamaica’s top ranked squash player, Binnie, improved his ranking to 89 in the Professional Squash Association (PSA) rating of the world’s best players as of […]

More News

National Bar Association Visits Haiti For Its International Affiliates Meeting

National Bar Association Visits Haiti For Its International Affiliates Meeting

MIAMI – The National Bar Association (NBA) has just returned from a trip to Haiti as part of its 2016 NBA Annual International Affiliates Meeting. Over 30 NBA delegates travelled to Haiti from May 18-22. NBA leaders and members experienced in Haiti, the cities of Port-au-Prince, Montrouis and Cap The President of Haiti, Mr. Jocelerme Privert and […]

Celebrate 8th Annual Anancy Festival At Broward College Library

Celebrate 8th Annual Anancy Festival At Broward College Library

BROWARD COUNTY – In celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month, the South Regional/Broward College Library will host the 8th Annual Anancy Festival on Saturday, June 18th, 2016  1pm. The 8th Annual Anancy Festival event is centered on the indomitable folk hero Anancy. Bring the children along for a fun filled afternoon of Caribbean culture which this year will […]

Caribbean Food, Music, Film And Art Festival Enchants In Beijing

Caribbean Food, Music, Film And Art Festival Enchants In Beijing

BEIJING, China – Under the overarching framework of the CELAC-China Forum, Chinese President Xi dubbed 2016 the China-Latin America and Caribbean Year of Cultural Exchange, with the goal of promoting greater understanding among the people of China, the Caribbean and Latin America. In collaboration with the Embassies of The Bahamas, Jamaica, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, […]

Jamaica Takes Lead in Regional Telecoms Talks

Jamaica Takes Lead in Regional Telecoms Talks

Jamaica Takes Lead in Regional Telecoms Talks, after Liberty Global Announces CWC Acquisition KINGSTON, Jamaica – A multi billion-dollar telecommunications deal, touted as a significant growth opportunity for the Caribbean information and communication technology sector, has come under the scrutiny of the Jamaican government. Liberty Global announced the completion of its US$5 billion cash-and-stock takeover of […]

Caribbean Region Banks Must Adopt De-risking as Central Issue

Caribbean Region Banks Must Adopt De-risking as Central Issue

Caribbean Development Bank Must Adopt De-risking as Central Issue Says Jamaican Private Sector Leader KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) general manager, Earl Jarrett, has told the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) that the time has come for the Caribbean regional financial institution to play a leading role in […]

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