Local News

Miami Joins National Day of Action to Stop the Deportations of Dominicans of Haitian Descent and Haitian Migrants

Miami Joins National Day of Action to Stop the Deportations of Dominicans of Haitian Descent and Haitian Migrants

Miami – In the coming days thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian Descent could be stateless! As the horrific moment in our history continues to unfold much of the international community has remained completely silent on the inhumane treatments of Blacks in the Dominican Republic. It is time that we stand with our sisters and […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) Board Members

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) Board Members

LAUDERHILL – On June 29, Governor Rick Scott reappointed Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) Chair Emilio Benitez and members Ana Valladares and Maria Schneider. The Governor also appointed two new members, Cathy Donnelly and Tom Powers. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue serving Broward’s children and the many thousands of future productive […]

Broward Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness Welcomes Mashable Social Media Day South Florida Conference

Broward Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness Welcomes Mashable Social Media Day South Florida Conference

BROWARD COUNTY – On Sunday, June 28th, the local social media community gathered at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Resort and Spa for a daylong Mashable Social Media Day South Florida Conference.  Now celebrating its fifth consecutive year in South Florida, event organizers chose to hold this year’s conference in Broward County with Commissioner Holness presenting a […]

National News

U.S. Senators Durbin and Nelson Meet with Haiti’s President Martelly

U.S. Senators Durbin and Nelson Meet with Haiti’s President Martelly

U.S. Senators Durbin and Nelson Discuss Elections, DR Cross-Border Issues, and Haitian Development with Haiti’s President Martelly  PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – On Friday, June 26, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Bill Nelson arrived in Port-au-Prince and met with President Michel Martelly and other top officials at the National Palace to discuss this year’s Haitian elections, migration issues […]

U.S. and Jamaica partner on Environmental Fund

U.S. and Jamaica partner on Environmental Fund

KINGSTON, Jamaica – United States Ambassador Luis G. Moreno and Jamaica’s Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill,  on Friday, June 26, 2015 signed an agreement to effect the merger of the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) and the Jamaica Protected Areas Trust (JPAT)/ Forest Conservation Fund (FCF). The merger will  facilitate approximately J$700 […]

Expedia Expands Presence in Puerto Rico with its First Local Office

Expedia Expands Presence in Puerto Rico with its First Local Office

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, today announced the opening of its first local Puerto Rico office in San Juan. “As one of Expedia group’s top producing destinations within the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is an in-demand market with more than 250 hotel partners,” said Demetrius Canton, […]

Entertainment

Radio Show, Caribbean Riddims Launches Three at 3, July 4th

Radio Show, Caribbean Riddims Launches Three at 3, July 4th

MIAMI – Three exciting hosts, at 3:00 pm every Saturday, starting Saturday July 4, is what listeners in South Florida can anticipate as the new Caribbean Riddims radio show format will be unveiled on WZAB 880 AM.  Hosted by Eddy Edwards, Cleve Osborne and Jody-Ann Gray, the New format brings three experienced names in radio broadcasting […]

WK&F Group and VP Productions Travel Presents the 8th Annual Miami Takeover Experience

WK&F Group and VP Productions Travel Presents the 8th Annual Miami Takeover Experience

Like-Minded Urban Professionals Party with a Purpose   MIAMI – The 8th Annual Miami Takeover Experience(MTO) will take place in sunny South Beach from July 9-13, 2015. Attendees will enjoy seven signature events at Miami’s premiere entertainment venues. The host hotels for this year’s Takeover include the SLS South Beach, the Aloft South Beach and the […]

Anita Baker Original Shoots Trinidad Born Singer, Keturah Gamba Into The Spotlight

Anita Baker Original Shoots Trinidad Born Singer, Keturah Gamba Into The Spotlight

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Ever heard of someone whose love life or lack of such propelled them to write lyrics that would become masterful songs? This is the story of a Caribbean singer/songwriter who’s certainly on the rise. She says her journey has been compounded by the fact that she’s had a bit of a bad-luck streak […]

Travel

Diverse Language Skills Needed For Caribbean Tourism Growth

Diverse Language Skills Needed For Caribbean Tourism Growth

ST. LUCIA – It’s time for stakeholders in the Caribbean’s hospitality industry to more broadly represent the multicultural nature of the region and serve the growing diversity of visitors to the Caribbean by learning to speak more than one language.    The call was made by the President of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism […]

Jamaica Offers “Fall in Jamaica” Vacation Deals With Free Nights

Jamaica Offers “Fall in Jamaica” Vacation Deals With Free Nights

Enjoy Free Nights In Jamaica This Fall With Destination-Wide Promotion KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica’s popular Fall in Jamaica destination-wide vacation promotion is returning for a second year. The program features a free night for every third night booked on hotel stays and one free entry for every four booked on attractions.* The promotion is available for […]

“Work Together To Maximize Jamaica’s Sports Tourism Benefits” – Minister McNeill

“Work Together To Maximize Jamaica’s Sports Tourism Benefits” – Minister McNeill

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has charged tourism and sports stakeholders to work together to maximize the potential of sports tourism and its benefits to Jamaica. He stated that, “given the strength of Brand Jamaica and our prominence in sports there is no limit to the success we […]

Business

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Achiever: Taj Hunter Waite, Interior Designer

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Achiever: Taj Hunter Waite, Interior Designer

Guest Contributor, Ashley Andrews SOUTH FLORIDA – As Caribbean-American Heritage Month 2015 comes to a close, we take this opportunity to recognize our final achiever, International Interior Designer, Taj Hunter Waite, a graduate from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, BA and a MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Taj shares her secrets to her success […]

Miller Lite And Daymond John Visit Miami Looking For Original Business Ideas

Miller Lite And Daymond John Visit Miami Looking For Original Business Ideas

Miller Lite Tap the Future Semifinalists Will Pitch Live on Stage for a Chance at $20,000 Prize MIAMI BEACH – The Miller Lite Tap the Future® business plan competition is back for its third year, returning to cities across the U.S. for its Live Pitch Event tour to find the most original business ideas. Five semifinalists from […]

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Achiever: Maxwell Miller – CooCaRoos Cafe and Juice Bar

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Achiever: Maxwell Miller – CooCaRoos Cafe and Juice Bar

MIRAMAR – South Florida is home to many Caribbean restaurants offering a variety of delectable foods, beverages and juices.  As most individuals are looking for an alternative and turning to a healthier lifestyle and more natural fruit juices, welcome, CooCaRoos Cafe and Juice Bar. Maxwell Miller, Owner of CooCaRoos Cafe and Juice Bar sits with the […]

Sports

Miami Dolphins to Auction Autographed Seats Signed by Hall of Famers Don Shula, Bob Griese and Dan Marino

Miami Dolphins to Auction Autographed Seats Signed by Hall of Famers Don Shula, Bob Griese and Dan Marino

Miami  – The Miami Dolphins  will auction authentic Sun Life Stadium seats personally autographed by Dolphins and Pro Football Hall of Famers Don Shula, Bob Griese and Dan Marino. The seat auction will benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation, which supports programs throughout South Florida in education, health and volunteerism. Fans can pre-register now at Dolphins.com/seatback […]

Jamaica’s BMX Star Inspiring Next Generation of Riders

Jamaica’s BMX Star Inspiring Next Generation of Riders

Ocho Rios, St. Ann  Sanchez Hubbard is passionately pursuing his dreams in Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) riding. It shows every time the young rider does a trick or teaches a child how to ride. A rider, a coach and a daredevil, the 26 year-old is in the midst of cultivating a vibrant bicycling culture in […]

Jamaica National (JN) Supports Sports Development through CASA in South Florida

Jamaica National (JN) Supports Sports Development through CASA in South Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA – The longstanding commitment of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) to community development through sports extends beyond its local borders, as for the past decade the JN Florida Representative Office has been a major supporter of the Caribbean Americas Soccer Association (CASA) which is based in South Florida. The non-profit organisation, CASA, is dedicated […]

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MIT Professor & Known Haitian Creole Advocate Join Forces To Create First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos

MIT Professor & Known Haitian Creole Advocate Join Forces To Create First Ever Kreyol Alphabet Songs and Videos

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla – The first ever Kreyòl (Haitian Creole) alphabet songs as educational videos have been created and made available online, it was announced Monday, (June 22nd). The groundbreaking project is the result of collaboration between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Linguistics Professor Michel DeGraff and recognized Kreyòl advocate Mandaly Louis-Charles.    The videos’ creation holds […]

Hundreds marched in Miami to stop the mass deportations of Dominican-Haitians in the Dominican Republic

Hundreds marched in Miami to stop the mass deportations of Dominican-Haitians in the Dominican Republic

Groups and community members demand that the Dominican Government stop the mass deportations of Dominican-Haitians Miami – Hundreds of Miamians and organizations came together from the Dominican Consulate to the Haiti Consulate in Brickell and demanded that the Dominican government stop the mass deportations of Dominican of Haitian Descent. The organizations that worked tirelessly to […]

HUD Secretary Julián Castro Statement on Ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

HUD Secretary Julián Castro Statement on Ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed an important legal principle in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.  The Justices found that the Fair Housing Act not only prohibits intentional acts of discrimination, but also housing practices that have an unjustified discriminatory effect.  In preserving the discriminatory effects […]

Kaci Fennell, Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 hosts Caribbean Style at Westfield Broward Mall June 25-28th,2015

Kaci Fennell, Miss Jamaica Universe 2014 hosts Caribbean Style at Westfield Broward Mall June 25-28th,2015

BROWARD COUNTY – Caribbean Fashion Experience at Westfield Broward Mall is part of the Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrations presented by the Caribbean American Heritage Florida, a non-for-profit whose mission is to promote Caribbean American nationals and their contributions to the US. The experience is also part of the Broward 100, celebrating 100 years of culture […]

Norwegian Launches 1st Nonstop Flights from the Northeastern U.S. to Martinique in 20+ Years

Norwegian Launches 1st Nonstop Flights from the Northeastern U.S. to Martinique in 20+ Years

Seasonal service from New York, Boston, and Baltimore/Washington, DC begins December 3, 2015 NEW YORK – Martinique’s tourism development strategy took a major step forward with today’s (June 25th) announcement of the launch of new nonstop flights from three major gateways in the Northeastern United States – New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. […]

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