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Jamaican Women Of Florida (JWOF) Celebrates  Second Anniversary With Empowerment Conference

Jamaican Women Of Florida (JWOF) Celebrates Second Anniversary With Empowerment Conference

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. (JWOF) celebrates its second anniversary hosting a Women’s Empowerment Conference on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. To register and buy tickets, click here. “This year’s Women’s Empowerment Conference is the first of its kind to be held […]

Caribbean Bar Association Leads a Series of Conversations on Diversity

Caribbean Bar Association Leads a Series of Conversations on Diversity

SOUTH FLORIDA – On Thursday, April 24, 2015, the Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”), wrapped up a series of discussions focused on diversity in the South Florida legal community. The series, funded in part by a Florida Bar Diversity Leadership Grant, began in Miami in February where the CBA and White & Case LLP hosted a […]

Community Organization holds May Day Rally for “inclusion and equal treatment” on International Worker’s Day

Community Organization holds May Day Rally for “inclusion and equal treatment” on International Worker’s Day

MIAMI – Sitwayen Ini Pou Egalite, Jistis ak Lape (Citizens United for Equality, Justice and Peace), a leadership group created by the non-profit social service agency Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc. (or Haitian Women of Miami), will hold a May Day Rally on International Worker’s Day to stand up for workers, equal treatment for Haitian and other immigrants, and […]

National News

Jamaica National Manager Urges Teachers, “Develop a Savings Culture”

Jamaica National Manager Urges Teachers, “Develop a Savings Culture”

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Members of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) are benefitting from investment advice, courtesy of several financial institutions, in a series of seminars organised by the Jamaica Teachers’ Association Cooperative Credit Union. And one institution, the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), is encouraging the teachers to “think creatively,” in order to become financially solvent. […]

Jamaica’s Holiday Inn Undertakes US$15M Rebranding and Renovation Exercise

Jamaica’s Holiday Inn Undertakes US$15M Rebranding and Renovation Exercise

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The 518-room Holiday Inn, once dubbed the largest hotel in Montego Bay, has received a major boost with a US$15 million renovation and re-branding exercise, which is now underway. With the new look comes a name-change from Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort to Holiday Inn Resort, operating as one of over 42 hotels under […]

“Embrace Opportunities of New Cuba-US Relations,” says Former Jamaican PM

“Embrace Opportunities of New Cuba-US Relations,” says Former Jamaican PM

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has challenged the Caribbean to embrace the warming of relations between the United States of America and Cuba as opening up new opportunities for the region, particularly in trade and tourism. Patterson was delivering the keynote address to the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum hosted by the Caribbean […]

Entertainment

Miss Universe Jamaica to Compete in Cook-Off at NYC’S Jerk Festival

Miss Universe Jamaica to Compete in Cook-Off at NYC’S Jerk Festival

Queens, NY – She has captured the word with her beauty and style, and now, Miss Universe Jamaica, Kaci Fennell, will display her culinary skills as a Celebrity Cook-off contestant at this year’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival – New York. The annual celebration of Jamaican food, music and culture will be staged on Sunday, July […]

Dancehall Star, Dexta Daps’ Popularity Soars Following Tussle With Police Officers

Dancehall Star, Dexta Daps’ Popularity Soars Following Tussle With Police Officers

NEW YORK – The popularity of rising dancehall star Dexta Daps aka Louis Grandison may have taken a shot in the arm following a tussle he had with police officers at the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Multiple videos of the incident which happened in front of a large crowd which had […]

World Cup of Hip Hop Comes to Miami Featuring Italee from Jamaica

World Cup of Hip Hop Comes to Miami Featuring Italee from Jamaica

International Artists & Fans Arrive in Miami for Grand Finale at eMerge MIAMI — Next Monday, May 4th, amp.it, a Miami-based tech startup, founded by musician, entrepreneur and broadcast personality, Derrick N. Ashong (DNA), will host the grand finale of Season 1 of its first media property – TAKE BACK THE MIC: THE WORLD CUP OF […]

Travel

Major Developments Happening In Curaçao, Courtyard by Marriott Coming

Major Developments Happening In Curaçao, Courtyard by Marriott Coming

Willemstad, Curaçao  – The tiny, yet bustling island of Curaçao, located in the Southern Caribbean, shares its latest news and events: ISLAND NEWS New Direct Service From Toronto This Summer For the first time ever, Canadians can travel direct to Curaçao from Toronto via Air Canada during the summer season.   Air Canada flies nonstop to […]

Four Seasons Resort Nevis Debuts New Spa Menu in Partnership with THEMAE Paris

Four Seasons Resort Nevis Debuts New Spa Menu in Partnership with THEMAE Paris

Innovative Spa Therapies Blend the Herbal Benefits of Tea with French Technology and Luxury  NEVIS, West Indies –  In continuing with its promise of an organic and serene experience, Four Seasons Resort Nevis has officially launched an exclusive menu of spa services in partnership with THÉMAÉ Paris, a French professional spa brand that utilizes the […]

Major hotel brands debut in Jamaica

Major hotel brands debut in Jamaica

Destination Broadens Hotel Portfolio with New Builds and Deepens Relationships with Current Properties  KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Major hotel brands are entering the shorelines of Jamaica to entertain vacationers with elegance, luxury and more variety than ever. Jamaica’s collection of hotels is rapidly growing and diversifying with the debut of renowned hotel brands such as Hyatt […]

Business

Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau to Host North American Road Show

Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau to Host North American Road Show

The destination will host events in Atlanta, Washington DC and New York City designed to increase visibility in the MICE market Port of Spain, Trinidad –  The Trinidad & Tobago Convention Bureau, a department within the Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC), will host its first North American Road Show in three major […]

Obama Cabinet Member Visits Miami Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Obama Cabinet Member Visits Miami Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

SBA Administrator to Speak at Local Business Accelerator and Visit Local Small Business  MIAMI – Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and member of President Obama’s Cabinet, will be in Miami on Sunday, May 3, to engage in cooperative efforts to boost outreach on entrepreneurship training and counseling and small […]

LeBron James’ Miami Mansion For Sale

LeBron James’ Miami Mansion For Sale

MIAMI – LeBron James’ Florida home where he lived when he played for the Miami Heat is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. In 2010, when LeBron “King” James announced that he would be leaving his home-town Cleveland Cavaliers and signing with the Miami Heat, it was a bad time in Northern Ohio. […]

Sports

Major Fun At Dolphins On The Clock 2015 NFL Draft Party

Major Fun At Dolphins On The Clock 2015 NFL Draft Party

MIAMI GARDENS – On Thursday, April 30th The Miami Dolphins hosted their On The Clock 2015 NFL Draft Party to over 10,000 DolFans at Sun Life Stadium.  Dorie Grogan, Senior Director of Brand Impact and Entertainment for the Miami Dolphins was elated at the turnout and stated that “Fans are passionate about the Team and […]

NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 Committed to Supporting Youth Health & Wellness Through NFL FLAG

NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 Committed to Supporting Youth Health & Wellness Through NFL FLAG

One Million New Students Will Get Active Through NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to Boost Activity and Encourage Kids to ‘Play 60’ Nationwide CHICAGO – NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 announced the expansion of their commitment to youth health and wellness by giving NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to one million students […]

Dolfans Ready For The Miami Dolphins On The Clock 2015 NFL Draft Party

Dolfans Ready For The Miami Dolphins On The Clock 2015 NFL Draft Party

MIAMI GARDENS – On Thursday, April 30, 2015 the Miami Dolphins will host The Dolphins Draft Party, a fan festival, that will take place at Sun Life Stadium on the Grand Plaza at Gate G.  The event is free and open to the public. The event features a live radio broadcast by the Finsiders, food, free player […]

More News

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Launches Partnership with Brownsville Middle School

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Launches Partnership with Brownsville Middle School

Official Launch Starts on American Bar Association’s “Law Day” MIAMI – In conjunction with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Law Day 2015, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP is launching its official partnership and adoption of Brownsville Middle School on Friday, May 1, 2015, 9am-11am, at the school’s campus–4899 N.W. 24th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33142. Through the […]

Letter To the Editor: Judiciary Bias In Jamaica

Letter To the Editor: Judiciary Bias In Jamaica

To the Editor by Oniel Cunningham: KINGSTON, Jamaica – This is not a text book case but a Case for the Text books. “This is regarding our Successive Governments and Political leaderships generally and this constant hypocritical outcry for Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora to invest in Jamaica because the Government is making […]

DCF Launches Water Safety for Kids Campaign

DCF Launches Water Safety for Kids Campaign

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), along with various community partners, today launched its Water Safety for Kids Campaign at the Children’s Safety Village in Orlando. The campaign will educate children, as well as parents and caregivers, on key water safety practices in preparation for the upcoming summer months, as drowning is […]

Town Hall Forum On Reversing the School To Prison Pipeline In Miami

Town Hall Forum On Reversing the School To Prison Pipeline In Miami

MIAMI – The American Bar Association’s Joint Task Force on Reversing the School To Prison Pipeline will hold a regional town hall forum in Miami on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, James K. Batten Community Room (Room 2106), 300 N.W. 2nd Avenue. This event is hosted […]

Sandals Royal Bahamian “Vibes On The Island 2015” Benefit Concert A Huge Success

Sandals Royal Bahamian “Vibes On The Island 2015” Benefit Concert A Huge Success

Annual Charity Event Helps Raise Funds for the P.A.C.E. Foundation NASSAU, Bahamas – The Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International hosted a sold out crowd of over 800 guests at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island for an exciting evening of gourmet food, premium brand spirits and great music all in […]

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