Local News

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 […]

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 […]

National News

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 […]

Entertainment

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 […]

Art Exhibition Inspired by the 2014 #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations in South Florida On Display

Art Exhibition Inspired by the 2014 #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations in South Florida On Display

“No More Blues” A Photographic Anthology Dedicated To Advocacy And Change For Black Lives Captured By Photographer Cendino Temé Opens August 28, 2015 at the Historic Ward Rooming House in Overtown MIAMI — The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc. presents the #NoMoreBlues photography art exhibit, captured  photographer Cendino Temé, who is a […]

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

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, […]

Cruise Line Executives, Presidents & CEOs Open for Business at the FCCA Conference & Trade Show

Cruise Line Executives, Presidents & CEOs Open for Business at the FCCA Conference & Trade Show

Pembroke Pines – The FCCA Conference & Trade Show offers one of the best opportunities to interact face-to-face with cruise line executives, presidents and CEOs. Taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9, the five-day event will offer meetings, workshops, social functions, a trade show and more focused on gaining insight from and developing business […]

Sports

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 […]

Miami Dolphins and Hospitality Provider Centerplate Announce New Concession Options for 2015 Season

Miami Dolphins and Hospitality Provider Centerplate Announce New Concession Options for 2015 Season

MIAMI GARDENS – The Miami Dolphins and hospitality provider Centerplate today announced the new in-stadium food and beverage offerings that will greet fans when Sun Life Stadium re-opens for the 2015 season, following phase one of a multi-year renovation that will enhance the fan experience and make the facility a global entertainment destination. “We’re excited […]

More News

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 […]

Kid-favorite program returns to Abaco Beach Resort in the Bahamas

Kid-favorite program returns to Abaco Beach Resort in the Bahamas

At the resort’s Bahama Buddies program, kids learn from the island’s biggest experts – local kids  ABACO, Bahamas – From fishing to snorkeling to laying on the beach or island hopping, Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina offers something for all ages. Today, the classic Bahamian resort announces the revamping of its engaging children’s program, […]

South Florida Dominican Community Rallies To Organize Emergency Supplies

South Florida Dominican Community Rallies To Organize Emergency Supplies

MIAMI – The South Florida Dominican community is rallying to organize and ship emergency supplies to the island.  Residents of the South Florida community who are willing to contribute to Tropical Storm Erika relief efforts can donate essential items at several drop-off locations. Items may include: dry, non-perishable goods including can goods, water, medical supplies, toiletries, […]

Quotable Caribbean – August 30, 2015

Quotable Caribbean – August 30, 2015

“As leaders become more seasoned and gain influence, it is essential for them to remember to be accessible to those they have the privilege of leading. Once you make yourself open to receiving feedback, finding thoughtful ways to respond to suggestions, comments or criticism will lay the foundation for collective growth.” – Kwayera Archer Cunningham, […]

Jamaica Tourism Officials Take Up Residence In Beijing

Jamaica Tourism Officials Take Up Residence In Beijing

BEIJING – As team Jamaica continues its dominance at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, led by Usain Bolt’s 100m and 200m victories and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce’s victory in the 100m, Jamaican tourism officials have taken up residence in Jamaica House Beijing to meet with members of the travel industry and business community to market […]

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