Local News

Jamaican Florida Power & Light Lineworker Inspires Youth Back Home

Jamaican Florida Power & Light Lineworker Inspires Youth Back Home

POMPANO – Born in Montego Bay, Lance Gibbs came to the U.S. in 1987 and after many retail jobs he decided he needed a change and joined Florida Power & Light (FPL) to be a meter reader, after some time he made the switch to lineworker, seeking to help his community. Today, while everyone is tucked […]

Caribbean Organization Receives Voter Registration Certification

Caribbean Organization Receives Voter Registration Certification

Florida Caribbean Students Association Receives Certification As A Florida Third Party Voter Registration Organization MIAMI – The Florida Caribbean Students Association (“FCSA”) has been certified as an official Florida Third Party Voter Registration Organization (3PVRO) to register voters on college campuses and communities across the State of Florida. Celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September […]

Miami Book Fair Celebrates Its 33rd Anniversary

Miami Book Fair Celebrates Its 33rd Anniversary

MIAMI – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will celebrate its 33rd edition this year Nov. 13 – 20 at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. More than 200 exhibitors from around the country will participate during the weekend Street Fair, Nov. 18 – 20. The Miami […]

National News

Jamaica Capitalizes On Success Of Jamaica House 2016

Jamaica Capitalizes On Success Of Jamaica House 2016

 Thousands of Visitors Flock to Jamaica’s Hospitality House in Rio  KINGSTON, JAMAICA –  Over 20,000 visitors packed into Jamaica House 2016 during the staging of the recently concluded Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The cultural hub for all things Jamaican hosted at the Prado Jockey Club in Gávea, Rio, was the place to be […]

Surinam Airways Outreach to Guyanese Community in Georgia

Surinam Airways Outreach to Guyanese Community in Georgia

ATLANTA – Surinam Airways has expressed its ongoing commitment to providing top quality, affordable and reliable air transport service between Guyana and the United States. This commitment was restated Thursday by Mr. Henk Fitz-Jim, the airline’s North America general manager who announced that the airline will this Saturday (August 27) host an outreach reception for the Guyanese American community in Georgia. The […]

PM’s Wife Lauds Jamaican Diaspora for Contribution to Jamaica

PM’s Wife Lauds Jamaican Diaspora for Contribution to Jamaica

By: Derrick Scott ATLANTA – Mrs Juliet Holness, wife of Jamaica’s Prime Minister, the Hon Andrew Holness has lauded members of the Jamaican Diaspora for continuing to provide valuable support and assistance to the process of nation building in Jamaica. “Contributions from philanthropic organizations in the Diaspora have certainly aided Jamaica to make steady social and economic […]

Entertainment

Shaggy for “Boombastic” 15th Annual  Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

Shaggy for “Boombastic” 15th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

SUNRISE – The 15th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival promises to be  a “Boombastic” day with international reggae artist Shaggy! Clear your calendars for the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday, November 13, at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida. Get your tickets early and plan to enjoy a “Boombastic” day of family fun with fantastic events, games, cooking […]

Kaci Fennell, The “Face Of Jamaica” For TING, Jamaica

Kaci Fennell, The “Face Of Jamaica” For TING, Jamaica

Miss Jamaica Universe Kaci  Fennell Set To Dazzle New York As The “Face Of Jamaica” During The West Indian Day Parade Celebrations And Host Of Hot 97’s On Da Reggae/Soca Tip 2016! NEW YORK – TING, Jamaica’s refreshing grapefruit drink, will introduce the epitome of Caribbean beauty, Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 Kaci Fennell, as the “Face […]

Luciano Thrills Fans At Jamaica House

Luciano Thrills Fans At Jamaica House

Luciano “The Messenger” Delivers in Rio RIO – Luciano was in fine form last night (August 19) at Jamaica House and delivered a captivating performance following Jamaica’s win in the 4x100m men’s relay. Jamaica House 2016 is the hospitality house for athletes, fans and lovers of Jamaica while in Rio for the Olympics Jamaica House is located in […]

Travel

Caribbean Tourism Businesses Must Adapt To Succeed

Caribbean Tourism Businesses Must Adapt To Succeed

MIAMI – The President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Karolin Troubetzkoy sees the upcoming Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) as an opportunity for hotels and tourism-related businesses to take stock and to “open our eyes to the bigger picture, which is so important if we want to succeed not only as individual […]

Jamaica Seeks More Tourism From Dominican Republic and Brazil

Jamaica Seeks More Tourism From Dominican Republic and Brazil

Minister Bartlett to Spearhead Marketing Initiatives in the Dominican Republic and Brazil KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s  Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett heads to the Dominican Republic and Brazil where he will spearhead the Ministry’s drive to pursue aggressive growth and marketing strategies to further develop Jamaica’s tourism sector.. The Minister will attend several meetings with key tourism partners in […]

International Bahamian Sports Superstars Home In Grand Bahama

International Bahamian Sports Superstars Home In Grand Bahama

“NBA and WNBA sixth draft picks “Buddy” Hield and Jonquel Jones receive hero’s welcome on summer visit to Grand Bahama”  FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – A few short weeks after the nation celebrated 43 years of Independence, a strong feeling of pride took over the island of Grand Bahama as Chavano “Buddy” Hield and Jonquel […]

Business

Miami Business Owners Discuss Hillary Clinton’s New Small Business Plan

Miami Business Owners Discuss Hillary Clinton’s New Small Business Plan

MIAMI –  On Wednesday, August 24 a panel of successful women of color business owners from the community met to discuss Hillary Clinton’s new small business plan and the positive impact this plan could have on their lives and businesses. Held at the newly developed office of EcoTech Visions, a co-working space and incubator devoted to sustainable technology, the […]

Grenada Tourism Authority Appoints New Marketing Manager

Grenada Tourism Authority Appoints New Marketing Manager

St. George’s, Grenada – The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Francine Stewart as Marketing Manager on the 1st August 2016. Ms. Stewart’s functions include the interaction with key private and public sector partners, the execution of all marketing programmes, and the management of marketing expenditure. “Marketing Grenada as a […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Takes Marketing Efforts To The Track

U.S. Virgin Islands Takes Marketing Efforts To The Track

MARYLAND – In addition to the highways and byways of mainland America, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is taking its marketing message to race tracks up and down the East Coast. USVI Governor Kenneth Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty were recently in Glenn Dale, Maryland, to formalize a partnership with Paradise […]

Sports

Which Country Really Won the Olympics Based on Population Numbers?

Which Country Really Won the Olympics Based on Population Numbers?

By: Dr. Marcia Magnus – SFLCN Commentator SOUTH FLORIDA – If you’ve seen the list of winners of the 2016 Olympics by country, you might have thought that the US did better in the Olympics than any other country. True, the United States earned 121 medals, China 70 medals and Great Britain 67 medals.  But consider […]

Miami Native Competes On National Jump Rope Team

Miami Native Competes On National Jump Rope Team

Miami Native, Namiya Crespo Competes in World Championship of Rope Skipping MIAMI – South Florida celebrates one of their own, Namiya Crespo 18, who is one of 15 athletes from multiple states on the United States National Jump Rope Team. This summer she competed in Malmö, Sweden at the FISA World Rope Skipping Championships. Namiya Crespo, […]

Jamaica Euphoric As Athletes Dominate Track And Field In Brazil

Jamaica Euphoric As Athletes Dominate Track And Field In Brazil

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaica again showcased its sprinting prowess, winning both men and women sprint titles at the XXXI Olympiad in Rio, solidifying its title of the sprint capital of the world. On Sunday, August 14, Usain “Lightning” Bolt created Olympic history winning his third consecutive gold medal in the men’s 100m final in a time […]

More News

Soca Warriors Coming To Florida For World Cup Qualifying Match

Soca Warriors Coming To Florida For World Cup Qualifying Match

Bus Ride Scheduled For The Soca Warriors vs. U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifying Match SOUTH FLORIDA – Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors are gearing up to take on the U.S. National Men’s Team in a 2018 World Cup Qualifying Match on September 6, 2016 8pm at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Trinidad’s Soca […]

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Ashleigh Johnson, The Girl In The Pool

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Ashleigh Johnson, The Girl In The Pool

SOUTH FLORIDA – Even as much of the U.S. and even our Caribbean American community get all a little stupid watching the Olympics, there might be a corner of it we have not focused on enough. Those of us who grew up watching all kinds of people play water polo, a little revolution is taking […]

Community, Clergy and Police come together in Miramar

Community, Clergy and Police come together in Miramar

Community, Clergy and Police come together in Miramar for “Let’s Talk” Town Hall Meeting MIRAMAR – Have you ever been stopped by police? What happened? Did you know what to do to avoid a confrontation? Could something like what happened in Dallas, Baltimore and Minnesota happen here in Miramar? Join Mayor Wayne M. Messam, Police […]

Jamaica House Rocking Rio

Jamaica House Rocking Rio

RIO, Brazil – Jamaica House 2016, the hospitality house for athletes, fans and lovers of Jamaica, opened in Rio on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Jamaica joins more than 30 countries that will transform some of the city’s most breathtaking locations into venues for enjoying culture, gastronomy and sport. Jamaica House is located in one of the […]

Tournament of Champions INC., Preseason Football Classic

Tournament of Champions INC., Preseason Football Classic

MIRAMAR -Momentum and heightened anticipation is growing in South Florida as they wait for the most prestigious High School Preseason Football Classic Event to take place. With a reputation for producing quality sporting events in South Florida, Tournament of Champions, Inc. will present their 2nd Annual TOC Sports Preseason Football Classic Presented by Battle Sports Science […]

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