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Caribcast Launch Event To Announce New Caribbean Diaspora Programming On South Florida TV

Caribcast Launch Event To Announce New Caribbean Diaspora Programming On South Florida TV

SOUTH FLORIDA – Caribcast will host a launch event on August 1st to introduce two exciting new projects. Their joint endeavor with Jamaicans.com, a public affairs TV program called The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly, is coming to South Florida mainstream television later this year. And Irie Times, currently an online Caribbean oriented broadcast channel, will be […]

NFL Y.E.T. at Gwen Cherry Park is now completed

NFL Y.E.T. at Gwen Cherry Park is now completed

MIAMI  — The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime and the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation announce the completion of new development at the NFL Y.E.T. at Gwen Cherry Park, located at 7090 NW 22 Avenue, Miami. This activity was made possible by the Our Miami Public Space […]

Haiti PM reiterates commitments toward Haitian Diaspora during Miami meeting

Haiti PM reiterates commitments toward Haitian Diaspora during Miami meeting

MIAMI  (HCNN) – Haiti’s Prime minister Laurent Lamothe reiterated this weekend his government’s commitment to working toward fulfilling the Haitian Diaspora’s will to fully reintegrate their homeland’s social, economic and political life, during a meeting held on Saturday in Miami with the attendance of Haitians who came from different parts of the US and elsewhere. […]

National News

Former Jamaican Honorary Consul to Atlanta Vin Martin is dead

Former Jamaican Honorary Consul to Atlanta Vin Martin is dead

ATLANTA -Former Jamaican Honorary Consul to Atlanta and prominent attorney Vin Martin, OD died this morning at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, one week shy of his 71st birthday. The death was confirmed by Dr. Noel Erksine, a close family friend, who said Mr. Martin passed away at 12 noon today, after a long […]

OAS and Saint Kitts and Nevis Sign Agreement for the Model General Assembly of the Organization in the Caribbean Nation

OAS and Saint Kitts and Nevis Sign Agreement for the Model General Assembly of the Organization in the Caribbean Nation

WASHINGTON, DC – The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis today signed a memorandum of understanding by which the Caribbean country will host a Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS) from October 22 to 24. The Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, welcomed the initiative through which […]

President Obama Honors Jamaican for 28 Yrs of Service in US Air Force

President Obama Honors Jamaican for 28 Yrs of Service in US Air Force

Washington DC – A commendation from United States President Barak Obama featured among accolades bestowed upon Jamaican-born colonel Jacqueline Motherselle Payne-Borden as she retired recently from the US Air Force Reserve as chief nurse executive, after serving for 28 years. Col. Payne-Borden had served the 779th medical group at the Andrews Air Force Base in […]

Entertainment

Headliners a Hit at Jamaica’s Top Reggae Festival in Montego Bay

Headliners a Hit at Jamaica’s Top Reggae Festival in Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica  – American R&B artist Jason Derulo delivered an entertaining set during his debut performance at the 22nd staging of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) sponsored Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay. In his nearly hour long set, Derulo kept the crowd rocking with his hits including Riding Solo, What’s in Your Head and […]

International Sound System Mighty Crown Says Europe is HOT for Dancehall

International Sound System Mighty Crown Says Europe is HOT for Dancehall

NEW YORK -Earlier this month, popular International sound system Mighty Crown took Europe by storm, electrifying monstrous crowds during several captivating  performances in Germany and Italy. During this latest stint, the world famous sound discovered that Europe’s love of Reggae music is diversifying in that, it’s no longer all about Roots and Culture on the bustling continent. In fact, many […]

Reggae’s Newest Superstar, Chronixx Bringing ‘Trouble’ to Free Show in New York’s Central Park

Reggae’s Newest Superstar, Chronixx Bringing ‘Trouble’ to Free Show in New York’s Central Park

Chronixx To Perform Alongside Junior Reid and Rice and Peas Crew at July 26 Concert Presented by LargeUp, Okayplayer and Federation Sound NEW YORK – LargeUp, Okayplayer and Federation Sound have partnered to present a free show by reggae stars Chronixx and Junior Reid at Central Park SummerStage on Saturday, July 26th. The show celebrates the respective 15th anniversaries of Okayplayer and Federation Sound, and marks Caribbean culture website LargeUp’s inaugural […]

Travel

U.S. carriers brought in most passengers into St. Kitts Bradshaw airport in June

U.S. carriers brought in most passengers into St. Kitts Bradshaw airport in June

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS- American Airlines, which operates 12 flights per week from Miami International and New York’s JFK International, continues to be the leading passenger carrier into St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. According to the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA), of the 11, 398 passengers who arrived here in June […]

Jamaica Tourist Board and Ziggy Marley Launch Fly Rasta Summer Tour

Jamaica Tourist Board and Ziggy Marley Launch Fly Rasta Summer Tour

NEW YORK – Reggae fans across the United States can experience the Marley magic this summer as  the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has joined forces with Grammy Award winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley for his 2014 Fly Rasta North American Tour. The Fly Rasta album, released earlier this year, is the marriage of distinctive Jamaican […]

Discover Your Fear Factor On A Haunted Holiday In Jamaica

Discover Your Fear Factor On A Haunted Holiday In Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  From legendary witches and sunken pirate cities to hidden treasures, this October Jamaica offersspine-chilling adventures for daring travelers to explore. For the unafraid, below is a list of spook-tacular haunted island experiences. The White Witch of Rose Hall, Montego Bay Hailed by Travel Channel’s Ghost Hunters International show, the historic Rose Hall […]

Business

GraceKennedy Group CEO Announces Acquisition Of U.S Food Business, La Fe Foods Inc

GraceKennedy Group CEO Announces Acquisition Of U.S Food Business, La Fe Foods Inc

MIRAMAR – GraceKennedy has acquired the assets of USA food business, La Fe Foods Inc, through its wholly owned subsidiary, GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC. La Fe Foods Inc. was established in 1968, and currently has revenues of approximately US$80 million. It has operations in Moonachie, New Jersey; Miami, Florida and Raleigh, North Carolina, with brand […]

Jamaica’s Prime Minister commends the National Association of Jamaica and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO)

Jamaica’s Prime Minister commends the National Association of Jamaica and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO)

WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has commended the National Association of Jamaica and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) for the outstanding work it continues to provide on behalf of Jamaica. “I am particularly pleased at the association’s efforts to channel the much needed humanitarian assistance and the promotion of trade […]

Regional Investment Promotion Strategy for CARIFORUM is Validated

Regional Investment Promotion Strategy for CARIFORUM is Validated

Bridgetown, Barbados – Regional investment promotion stakeholders convened in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago to discuss the progress towards the development of a Regional Investment Promotion Strategy and Implementation Plan for the CARIFORUM Region on July, 9 2014. The initiative led by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) with the guidance of the […]

Sports

Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation Set To Benefit From Inaugural Jamaica Open Golf Championship

Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation Set To Benefit From Inaugural Jamaica Open Golf Championship

NEW YORK– Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation and the New York Urban League are set to benefit from the inaugural Jamaica Open NY (JONY) Pro-Am Golf Championship to be held on Monday August 4, 2014 at the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn, NY.  It will be hosted by the Alsion Roach Business Group with the support […]

LeBron James is America’s New Favorite Sports Star While Michael Jordan Drops to Number Two

LeBron James is America’s New Favorite Sports Star While Michael Jordan Drops to Number Two

NEW YORK – The battle for number one continues with a change on top. As many have asked the LeBron James versus Michael Jordan question, we may not know how they would compare on the basketball court, but this year, James overthrows Jordan and is America’s favorite sports star. Last year, the reverse was true […]

Caribbean islands have won 227 medals at previous Commonwealth Games

Caribbean islands have won 227 medals at previous Commonwealth Games

United Kingdom – With Germany winning the 2014 World Cup, the world’s attention now turns to next big sporting event, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which officially starts on Wednesday,  July 23rd.  And of the 71 nations participating, 17 will be from the Caribbean region.   So how successful have Caribbean athletes been at the previous […]

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New York Based Jamaican Charity Goes Online to Fundraise for Jamaica Mission

New York Based Jamaican Charity Goes Online to Fundraise for Jamaica Mission

NEW YORK, NY – New York based Jamaican charity Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc., has joined the list of charitable organizations turning to crowdfunding as a means of raising funds to carry out its mission of helping the less fortunate.  As the organization prepares for its annual charity mission in September, COJO is turning […]

Jamaican Embassy in Washington D.C. commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Universal Negro Improvement Association

Jamaican Embassy in Washington D.C. commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Universal Negro Improvement Association

WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaican Embassy in Washington D.C. commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Negro Improvement Association – African Communities League (the UNIA) formed by National Hero Marcus Garvey. At ceremony hosted by the Embassy on Thursday July 17.2014, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States of America, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie, […]

Jamaica’s Ambassador, Vasciannie Lauds members of NAJASO

Jamaica’s Ambassador, Vasciannie Lauds members of NAJASO

MARYLAND – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie has lauded members of the National Association of Jamaican and Supportive Organizations (NAJASO) for remaining resilient amidst the inevitable challenges faced from time to time. Ambassador Vasciannie said he was heartened by the commitment of past and present members of NAJASO who have […]

President Obama to Award 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal

President Obama to Award 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday afternoon, July 28, 2014,  President Obama will award the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend. The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities were established by the Congress […]

Haitian Minister of Culture Presented to the OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development

Haitian Minister of Culture Presented to the OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development

WASHINGTON, DC -The Inter-American Council for Integral Development (CIDI) of the Organization of American States (OAS), chaired by the Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago, Neil Parsan, today hosted the Minister of Culture of Haiti, Monique Rocourt, who made a presentation on the process of preparations for the Sixth Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High […]

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