Local News

Jamaica’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs To Attend The Diaspora Summit In Orlando

Jamaica’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs To Attend The Diaspora Summit In Orlando

Jamaica’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs and Trade Slated To Attend The Diaspora Southern USA Summit and Gala 2016   ORLANDO – Senator, The Honorable Kamina Johnson-Smith, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affair and Trade will attend The Jamaica Diaspora Summit and Gala 2016 which will be convened on June 24th-26th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, by the Jamaica Diaspora […]

Broward County Approves Additional Tax Relief for Seniors

Broward County Approves Additional Tax Relief for Seniors

Broward County –With an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, commissioners unanimously voted to increase the additional homestead exemption from $25,000 to $50,000 for persons 65 and older who meet income restrictions at today’s commission meeting. For example, if a home is valued at $100,000 and a homeowner qualifies for the $25,000 exemption, they […]

Lights, Camera, Fashion! Greater Fort Lauderdale Hosts 2nd Annual Westfield Carib Style Week

Lights, Camera, Fashion! Greater Fort Lauderdale Hosts 2nd Annual Westfield Carib Style Week

Caribbean Designers, Chefs and Artists Heat Up the Destination for a Culminating Weekend of High Fashion Events, Culinary Delicacies and Multi-Cultural Celebrations, June 24-26 for Carib Style Week GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE – From high fashion pop-ups to runway shows to gourmet tastings, the 2nd annual Westfield Carib Style Week hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & […]

National News

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Brexit, Three

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Brexit, Three

SOUTH FLORIDA – The crises which have been precipitated by, Brexit – Britain’s imminent departure from the European Union is not going to go away any time. Further, Britain is going to survive if only because it has to. This however should not be reason for thoughtful people to deny certain realities. Among those realities, […]

White House Celebrates Impact Of Caribbean Culture

White House Celebrates Impact Of Caribbean Culture

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Briefing and Celebration at the White House WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti was honored to be a part of the National Caribbean-American Heritage Month Celebration at the White House. This event highlighted the many important contributions of Caribbean-Americans to the United States. […]

Jamaica gains 34% increase in foreign investments

Jamaica gains 34% increase in foreign investments

Kingston, Jamaica – The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s annual World Investment Report (WIR) revealed that Jamaica increased its foreign direct investment by 34% in 2015. Jamaica had the highest increase in investment inflows in the region last year, as investments decreased by 12% in the Caribbean. The report, released on June […]

Entertainment

Top Reggae Artists Performing On Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise

Top Reggae Artists Performing On Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise

All Aboard! Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise To Set Sail In February 2017 SOUTH FLORIDA –  The first annual Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise is scheduled to set to sail from the Port of Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica February 27th – March 3rd 2017 has been confirmed by Rockers Island Entertainment, in association with Best […]

VP Records Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock Steady With New Collector’s Box Set

VP Records Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock Steady With New Collector’s Box Set

First Class Rock Steady Highlights The Genre’s Most Timeless Hits and Its Significant Impact in Jamaican Music NEW YORK – 2016 marks the 50th anniversary for Jamaica’s celebrated musical genre rock steady. Rock steady, which was a successor of ska and precursor to reggae, used elements of rhythm and blues (R&B), jazz, ska as well as African […]

Jamaica Tourist Board Sponsors Ziggy Marley 2016 Concert Tour

Jamaica Tourist Board Sponsors Ziggy Marley 2016 Concert Tour

NEW YORK – Jamaica’s bustling music scene is famous for producing many of the world’s most influential reggae artists such as Ziggy Marley. Recognizing the tremendous appeal that the island nation holds for music lovers in North America, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has partnered with Tuff Gong Worldwide to sponsor Ziggy Marley’s 2016 North […]

Travel

Caribbean Airlines Issues Travel Advisory On Vaccination Requirements

Caribbean Airlines Issues Travel Advisory On Vaccination Requirements

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago – Based on the recent Yellow Fever health advisories issued by various countries, Caribbean Airlines urges its valued customers to ensure that they know the vaccination requirements of the country to which they are travelling. This information can be obtained by checking with the relevant Ministry of Health, Embassy or Consulate […]

Top Reggae Artists Performing On Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise

Top Reggae Artists Performing On Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise

All Aboard! Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise To Set Sail In February 2017 SOUTH FLORIDA –  The first annual Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise is scheduled to set to sail from the Port of Miami to Ocho Rios, Jamaica February 27th – March 3rd 2017 has been confirmed by Rockers Island Entertainment, in association with Best […]

Courtyard Hotels Debuts First Hotel in the Bahamas

Courtyard Hotels Debuts First Hotel in the Bahamas

Former Sunset Resort Nassau reopens as the Courtyard Nassau Downtown/Junkanoo Beach Nassau, Bahamas – Marriott International announced the July 1 opening of the first Courtyard hotel in Nassau, Bahamas: the 112-room Courtyard Nassau Downtown/Junkanoo Beach. Formerly the Sunset Resort Nassau, the waterfront resort on the palm-fringed sands of Junkanoo Beach is located just a short […]

Business

Jamaica Seeks To Boost Cruise Tourism To The Island

Jamaica Seeks To Boost Cruise Tourism To The Island

MIAMI –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is scheduled to meet with strategic tourism partners in Miami in a bid to boost arrivals to the Jamaica. Minister Bartlett will attend several important meetings with tourism interests including representatives of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association and the International Air Transport Association. In making his contribution to the […]

Caribbean American Selected For Prestigious Chamber Award

Caribbean American Selected For Prestigious Chamber Award

MIAMI – Caribbean American attorney Marlon Hill was recently awarded the Bill Colson Award at the Annual Salute to Miami Leaders Luncheon for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.   The Bill Colson Award honors Leadership Miami® Alumni who have provided consistent leadership in creating community understanding and enhancing the quality of life for a broad-cross […]

Learn to Build Websites in Eight Weeks at the Idea Center at Miami Dade College

Learn to Build Websites in Eight Weeks at the Idea Center at Miami Dade College

MIAMI – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) will host an information session Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m., about Webdev, a new course that allows participants to learn from the ground up how to build responsive websites in only eight weeks. The event is free and open to the public. “By the year […]

Sports

City of Miramar hosts the 41st Annual Northwest Track and Field Classic

City of Miramar hosts the 41st Annual Northwest Track and Field Classic

MIRAMAR— The City of Miramar is scheduled to be the site of one of the hottest internationally-participated Track & Field competitions! The Ansin Sports Complex at 10801 Miramar Blvd, Miramar, FL 33025 will host the Northwest 41st  Annual Track and Field Classic, June 10-12th 2016. Event times vary over the course of this coveted meet-weekend […]

Showcase Provides Opportunities for Caribbean Athletes In U.S.

Showcase Provides Opportunities for Caribbean Athletes In U.S.

Inaugural Caribbean Showcase Provide Landmark Opportunities for Caribbean Athletes Saint Lucia – Young, talented sportsmen and women from the Caribbean and Brazil are being urged to take advantage of a landmark opportunity to gain the attention of United States-based colleges and universities. The first-ever Caribbean Recruitment Showcase is set for Saint Lucia from July 8th […]

Muhammad Ali a ‘Champion for Peace and Justice’

Muhammad Ali a ‘Champion for Peace and Justice’

WASHINGTON, DC – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization,  offered condolences to the family and loved ones of Muhammad Ali and called him “a champion for peace and justice.” Muhammad Ali died Friday evening at a Phoenix-area hospital after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was […]

More News

Sonshine receives Communicator Award for Social Media Campaign

Sonshine receives Communicator Award for Social Media Campaign

Simone Cook, Sonshine’s Social Media Manager, lead and developed the campaign MIAMI – Simone Cook, an accomplished Social Media Manager and Account Coordinator at Sonshine Communications, was recently honored by the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards with an Award of Distinction for her development of the “Healthy Meme, Healthy Me Challenge.” The Challenge was a social media […]

Jamaica Takes CAIPA Presidency

Jamaica Takes CAIPA Presidency

Jamaica was announced to be the new president of the regional investment promotion body, CAIPA for the 2017-2019 period.  Willemstad, Curacao –  Jamaica was officially named President of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) at the recently held CAIPA Annual General Assembly in Willemstad, Curacao. JAMPRO won the position after being elected by eighteen other Caribbean states. CAIPA […]

2016 St. Kitts Music Festival Artist Lineup Is Finalized

2016 St. Kitts Music Festival Artist Lineup Is Finalized

Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts Music Festival Committee has finalized the lineup of artists to appear on the 20th Anniversary production of the Festival, which takes places June 23 to 25, 2016. The newest addition to the lineup of performers was announced on Friday night, June 10, 2016, by Ambassador Jonel Powell, who […]

Surinam Airways Re-Introduces Guyana To Orlando Service

Surinam Airways Re-Introduces Guyana To Orlando Service

ORLANDO – Surinam Airways today announces the re-introduction of its twice weekly summer flights to Georgetown, Guyana from Sanford Orlando, Florida beginning July 1st. Henk Fitz-jim, the airline’s North America manager said that the re-introduction of the summer flights is in-keeping with the airline’s promise to service this route once again during the summer/August “holiday” season. […]

Miami to Host Afrikin Fest in November

Miami to Host Afrikin Fest in November

Afrikin Fest: Innovation and commerce are focal points for weekend-long festival celebrating Africa and the African diaspora MIAMI – Afrikin Fest, an African inspired food and music festival will be held from November 18-20, 2016 in various locations throughout Miami.  The weekend-long event will feature the ingenuity, economic and social opportunity of the world’s fastest growing […]

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