Local News

Forum To Update South Florida Community On Upcoming Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference

Forum To Update South Florida Community On Upcoming Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, MP, will unveil the plans developed for the upcoming Sixth Biennial Jamaica National Diaspora Conference (June 13-18), at a Community Forum to take place on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., at […]

UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center To Receive Florida Surgeon General’s Cancer Center Of Excellence Award

UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center To Receive Florida Surgeon General’s Cancer Center Of Excellence Award

TALLAHASSEE — Four Florida hospitals are being recognized this week (April 16th)  as Cancer Centers of Excellence. State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong is visiting each facility to present a certificate in honor of this prestigious achievement. “The first ever Cancer Center of Excellence Awards in Florida reflect the state-of-the-art, patient-centered […]

Natural History Museum of Jamaica & Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science In Miami Collaborating

Natural History Museum of Jamaica & Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science In Miami Collaborating

MIAMI – On Friday, April 10, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science welcomed the Natural History Museum of Jamaica of the Institute of Jamaica for a VIP reception, under the patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica to Miami, and in support of a cultural exchange partnership between the two museums connecting students and scientists in Jamaica and the USA through environmental restoration projects. Guests […]

National News

Jamaica looks to increase trade with Cuba

Jamaica looks to increase trade with Cuba

Kingston, Jamaica –  In a bid to increase export of Jamaican goods and services, The Honourable Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, G. Anthony Hylton is leading 18 Jamaican companies on a trade mission to Cuba. The mission starts April 20 and will end on April 23. JAMPRO has been working with delegates to secure business meetings […]

Team Jamaica Bickle Fundraising Breakfast Aims To Delight Palates!

Team Jamaica Bickle Fundraising Breakfast Aims To Delight Palates!

NEW YORK – In its continuing quest to raise funds, Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) will, this Saturday, April 18, (9am-11am), hold its 2nd annual breakfast in the Bronx, NY, at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Hall -777, 222nd Street. The breakfast is yet another, among the list of fundraising/community awareness events on TJB’s annual calendar […]

Shaggy Helps To Raise $33,000 For The University of the West Indies At 6th Annual Toronto Benefit Gala

Shaggy Helps To Raise $33,000 For The University of the West Indies At 6th Annual Toronto Benefit Gala

Toronto, ON – The University of the West Indies hosted its sixth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, attended by over 400 guests. The gala concluded on a high note as the audience was treated to a surprise live auction lot where Grammy award winning artist Shaggy, after […]

Entertainment

Reggae music legends Inner Circle and SKIO Music hosting remix contest for hit song, “Tenement Yard”

Reggae music legends Inner Circle and SKIO Music hosting remix contest for hit song, “Tenement Yard”

MIAMI – Reggae music legends, Inner Circle, have teamed up with SKIO Music to host a remix contest for their hit song “Tenement Yard”. The 1976 original recording of this track features the smooth vocals of the great Jacob Miller and is recognized as one of the group’s classic tunes. The recent re-release of “Tenement Yard” […]

Reggae Powerhouse VP Records Celebrates Record Store Day on Sat April 18

Reggae Powerhouse VP Records Celebrates Record Store Day on Sat April 18

MIRAMAR – In recognition of Record Store Day, VP Records will have an open house on Saturday April 18, 2015 at both retail stores in United States, including Miramar, FL (6022 S.W. 21st Street) and Queens, NY (170-21 Jamaica Ave). VP Records has partnered with Vinyl Record Collectors Association to throw an indoor and outdoor bashment-style […]

Jamaican Singer Christopher Martin To Release Debut Ep “Steppin Razor” On VP Records

Jamaican Singer Christopher Martin To Release Debut Ep “Steppin Razor” On VP Records

MIRAMAR – Jamaican reggae crooner Christopher Martin will release his much-anticipated debut EP Steppin Razor next week (April 21) on VP Records. The 5-song digital-only release balances sweetness, swagger and sex appeal and showcases Chris’s versatility and vocal excellence. Chris fires with formidable skill on each of Steppin Razor’s songs. The upbeat “We Are The Vibes” (produced by TJ Records) […]

Travel

St Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino Embodies  Spirit To Serve

St Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino Embodies Spirit To Serve

Marriott’s St Kitts Resort illustrates Marriott International’s “Spirit to Serve” philosophy through continuous community partnerships. Basseterre, St. Kitts – Since opening their doors in February 2003, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino has embraced Marriott’s Pledge: “We pledge that every Marriott community will be a better place to live and work […]

HOT 105’s “James T” to Broadcast LIVE from Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, Grand Bahama

HOT 105’s “James T” to Broadcast LIVE from Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, Grand Bahama

FORT LAUDERDALE – A Liberty City, Miami, based Social Worker and his wife, will travel to Grand Bahama with South Florida’s Hot 105 FM’s Radio Personality, “James T” this weekend (April 17th) to enjoy the festivities, excitement and celebrations of the first ever Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. Lionel Lightbourne, is the winner of a coveted trip that […]

2014 Best Year Ever for Cruise shipping in Jamaica

2014 Best Year Ever for Cruise shipping in Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica – 2014 was Jamaica’s best year ever for cruise shipping as the island welcomed 1.4 million cruise ship visitors, a 12.5 percent increase over 2013. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, made this announcement during his contribution to the Sectoral Debate in Parliament, on Tuesday, April 14, 2014. “Already […]

Business

South Florida Travel Agents Learn More About Trinidad & Tobago

South Florida Travel Agents Learn More About Trinidad & Tobago

Members of The Travel Industry Association of Florida tasted and learned much about the destination  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A group of nearly 75 travel agents from The Travel Industry Association of Florida attended a presentation and dinner hosted by Tourism Development Company (TDC) on April 14 to learn more about the twin island […]

Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications Adds New Talent To Its Roster

Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications Adds New Talent To Its Roster

CORAL GABLES – Award-winning travel and hospitality public relations firm Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications (CAMC) has added veteran destination and brand marketing specialist Lesley-Ann Thompson to its talent roster. Miss Thompson brings with her a wealth of marketing and public relations experience that spans the tourism, economic development and advertising industries.  As CAMC’s newest team member, she […]

Miami Dade College Once Again Accepting Applications for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Miami Dade College Once Again Accepting Applications for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program

MIAMI – Miami Dade College (MDC) is once again accepting applications for Cohort 6 of the 10,000 Small Businesses program scheduled to begin September 18, at the Wolfson Campus. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a classroom-based practical business education program that gives entrepreneurs several benefits including valuable skills for growing their businesses, the opportunity […]

Sports

Second Annual Miami Dolphins Heads Up Football Mom’s Clinic – April 14th

Second Annual Miami Dolphins Heads Up Football Mom’s Clinic – April 14th

DAVIE – The Miami Dolphins, in partnership with USA Football’s national initiative of Heads Up Football program and DE Olivier Vernon, will host their second annual Mom’s Clinic. The clinic will include information about nutrition, heat and hydration, equipment fitting and conclude with interactive drills that show proper Heads Up Football tackling techniques. The clinic […]

Barbados’ wins bid to host international lifestyle cricket tournament

Barbados’ wins bid to host international lifestyle cricket tournament

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – Barbados has won the bid to host the 2017 Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival, an international tournament for semi-professional and retired players.  Local cricketing legends, the Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers and Joel Garner, have joined a delegation led by Alvin Jemmott, chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), to promote […]

“Kingston City Run Enjoys Great Support”

“Kingston City Run Enjoys Great Support”

Kingston, Jamaica — Sunshine and clear, blue skies greeted runners as they gathered in New Kingston for the 3rd staging of Kingston City Run (KCR) this past Sunday.  Smoke from the Riverton blaze, which had previously forced organizers to postpone the event a week before, had given way to clean air and idyllic running conditions. […]

More News

Vibes On The Island Returns To Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

Vibes On The Island Returns To Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

Tarrus Riley and Chronixx To Perform in Support of Sandals Foundation & P.A.C.E. this April NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – The Sandals Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company and Caribbean Bottling Company Bahamas are excited to announce that “Vibes on the Island” has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015. This year’s fundraising concert in support of the Providing […]

Sandals Resorts International Unveils Next Big Thing In All-Inclusive Resorts

Sandals Resorts International Unveils Next Big Thing In All-Inclusive Resorts

Five-Star Luxury Included® Resort Re-launches as Sandals Ochi Beach Resort, The Caribbean Riviera’s Newest Ocho Rios Hotspot   MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Following a multi-million dollar renovation project, Sandals Resorts International (SRI), parent company of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, announces the re-launch of Sandals’ largest and Jamaica’s newest resort to date, Sandals Ochi […]

Top Tour Operators For Jamaica To Be Honored At Blue Mountain Awards

Top Tour Operators For Jamaica To Be Honored At Blue Mountain Awards

KINGSTON, JAMAICA –  The top selling tour operators for Jamaica will gather in Montego Bay, the island’s tourist capital for the Blue Mountain Awards on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller will be patron and a special guest at the black tie gala honoring top performing tour operators. […]

First Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Launches In 2015

First Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Launches In 2015

Experience Culture; Music Concerts and Road Fever parade to draw thousands in festival of fun and unity NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas keeps getting better, with an annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launched this year that will draw regional musical acts and revelers in a season of unity and festivity from May 7th — 9th, 2015.Three […]

South Florida’s Emerging Young R&B Songstress, Teenear Renee Debuts Her Single At The Court of Dreams Celebrity Basketball Game

South Florida’s Emerging Young R&B Songstress, Teenear Renee Debuts Her Single At The Court of Dreams Celebrity Basketball Game

Pop Star Teenear Renee Set To Push Musical Boundaries And Nail A Sound of Her Own  MIAMI –  One of South Florida’s most promising young R& B pop stars will kick the summer vibes into gear early this Saturday at the Court of Dreams Celebrity Basketball Game hosted by Rick Ross and Bryant McKinnie at the […]

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