Local News

Nominations Now Open For Jamaican Diaspora Honour Roll

Nominations Now Open For Jamaican Diaspora Honour Roll

Jamaica’s Consulate General invites Diaspora Nominations for Honour Roll of Jamaicans in Southern USA for 53rd Independence Gala celebration SOUTH FLORIDA – As part of the commemoration of Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence, Consul General of Jamaica at Miami, Franz Hall, is inviting nominations for persons to be inscribed on the Honour Roll of Jamaicans in […]

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Presents the 5000 Role Models Graduating Class of 2015 at “Academic Signing Day”

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Presents the 5000 Role Models Graduating Class of 2015 at “Academic Signing Day”

Miami — Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), will host “Academic Signing Day” for the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s graduating class of 2015 on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Commission Chambers located at 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, Florida. Eighty-four graduating seniors will put pen to paper to sign […]

Chairman Jean Monestime’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives  to present Health Care Summit to tackle high cost of health care

Chairman Jean Monestime’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives  to present Health Care Summit to tackle high cost of health care

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives, in collaboration with the Dr. Antonio Jorge Social and Economic Development Council, will present a Health Care Prosperity Summit on Friday, June 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at HistoryMiami Museum, Miami-Dade Cultural Center, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. The […]

National News

Presidential Proclamation – National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015

Presidential Proclamation – National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, May 29th President Obama signed a proclamation regarding National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015. The proclamation reads as follows: For centuries, Americans have been united with our Caribbean neighbors not just by friendship and economic cooperation, but also by our common values and ties of kin. From a region of  extraordinary beauty, […]

Jamaica’s Tourism Enhancement Fund Marks Tenth Anniversary

Jamaica’s Tourism Enhancement Fund Marks Tenth Anniversary

Invests in major projects islandwide Kingston, Jamaica – The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has expended billions of dollars on tourism projects since it began operations ten years ago on May 1, 2005, in fulfilling its mandate of promoting growth and development in the tourism sector. The Tourism Enhancement Act allows for a Tourism Enhancement Fee of […]

Jamaica’s Holy Trinity Cathedral Just Like Notre Dame?

Jamaica’s Holy Trinity Cathedral Just Like Notre Dame?

Kingston, Jamaica – The congregation at Kingston’s Holy Trinity Cathedral will have something extra to celebrate at their services next Sunday. They can treasure the favourable comparison of the acoustics of their church building, to the experience at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Dr. Sheila McDonald Harleston, director of the University of Maryland Eastern […]

Entertainment

Trinidad & Tobago’s Dwayne Bravo Releases Music Video, Wins India Awards

Trinidad & Tobago’s Dwayne Bravo Releases Music Video, Wins India Awards

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – On Sunday, May 24, Dwayne Bravo released the highly anticipated music video for the widely popular single, “Chalo! Chalo!” which features fellow Trinidad & Tobago crossover artist, Nisha B. The global release coincided with the cricketer’s final game of the India Premier League (IPL) after a largely successful two month […]

Yeelen Gallery Celebrates Season Closing Of Black Freedom Exhibit With Breast Cancer & Organ Donation Awareness Benefit

Yeelen Gallery Celebrates Season Closing Of Black Freedom Exhibit With Breast Cancer & Organ Donation Awareness Benefit

MIAMI – In celebration on the season closing of its Black Freedom Exhibit and the birthdays of artists Jerome Soimaud and gallery patron Marlon Hill, Yeelen Gallery will host an all inclusive benefit party on Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9pm at 294 NW 54th Street, Miami in Little Haiti in support of breast cancer and organ donation awareness. Patrons will […]

Caribbean Chefs, Bartenders to Share Sips and Samples at Taste of the Islands on June 13

Caribbean Chefs, Bartenders to Share Sips and Samples at Taste of the Islands on June 13

Live Music, Savory Bites, Cocktail Sips and More  MIAMI – Each year, notable chefs and bartenders from Caribbean team together to represent their island at Taste of the Caribbean, a culinary competition held at the Hyatt Regency Miami. On Saturday, June 13 from 6:30 pm until 9pm foodies and fans can enjoy the culinary and cocktail […]

Travel

Nevis’ newest luxury resort, Paradise Beach Nevis, expands its Stay Longer promotion

Nevis’ newest luxury resort, Paradise Beach Nevis, expands its Stay Longer promotion

Guests Get Extra Days To Stay And Play In Paradise   THOMAS’ PARISH, Nevis – Paradise Beach Nevis, the newest go-to spot for persons in-the-know about the Caribbean-luxury community, has expanded its Stay Longer promotion just in time for the summer. Under this special deal, travelers who book a minimum number of nights accrue extra […]

Expedia Reports Promising Growth for Antigua

Expedia Reports Promising Growth for Antigua

St. John’s, Antigua  – The Expedia® group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, is reporting an already impactful 2015 for hoteliers on the small Caribbean island of Antigua. Expedia is pleased to report that travel demand for Antigua grew nearly 20 percent in the first quarter of 2015 when compared to the same […]

Barbados tourism sector records double digit growth

Barbados tourism sector records double digit growth

Local tourism expanded by 15.1 per cent during Q1 2015, the highest performance in any comparative period in 25 years BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados’ tourism sector broke a 25-year record during the first quarter of 2015 to reach 171,471 long stay arrivals.  BTMI Chairman, Alvin Jemmott, noted that there were record arrivals in each of the […]

Business

ICABA’s Business at Breakfast Caribbean-American Heritage Month Edition Seeks To Create Partnerships

ICABA’s Business at Breakfast Caribbean-American Heritage Month Edition Seeks To Create Partnerships

SOUTH FLORIDA – Miguel Southwell is coming back to South Florida as the featured Speaker for ICABA (International Career and Business Alliance) Business at Breakfast & Forum on June 12th 2015.   Miguel left the Miami International Airport almost 2 years ago to lead the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, the world’s busiest airport. According to ICABA’s Founder & CEO, Jerome […]

Miami Dade College’s School of Business to Host a Small Business Expo in Downtown Miami

Miami Dade College’s School of Business to Host a Small Business Expo in Downtown Miami

Miami – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed School of Business will be hosting a Small Business Expo May 30, at the Wolfson Campus Chapman Conference Center Room 3210 located at 300 N.E. Second Ave. Miami.  Admission is free, but attendees must RSVP, via email: smallbusinessprogram@mdc.edu or by calling 305-237-7103. The Small Business Education Program (SBEP), presented by […]

We Florida Financial Expands Services to Monroe County

We Florida Financial Expands Services to Monroe County

MARGATE – We Florida Financial has announced an expansion of its credit union services into Monroe County. Spearheading its growth effort will be Anne West (MLO # 770540), newly appointed regional mortgage loan officer for the Upper Keys. The announcement was made by Lloyd Gill, president and CEO of We Florida Financial. According to the Credit […]

Sports

Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Welcomes Miami FC To NASL

Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Welcomes Miami FC To NASL

FT. LAUDERDALE – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are thrilled with the news that a new North American Soccer League (NASL) team is coming to Miami. We welcome Miami FC to the NASL. Riccardo Silva, Paolo Maldini, and their entire team are first-class businessmen. We believe that Miami FC will be a successful club under their leadership […]

Miami Dolphins Foundation Wraps Successful 2015 Fins Weekend

Miami Dolphins Foundation Wraps Successful 2015 Fins Weekend

2015 Fins Weekend Presented By Estrella Insurance MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins Foundation hosted a successful 19th annual Fins Weekend presented by Estrella Insurance. Proceeds from the event weekend, through the educational pillar of Miami Dolphins Foundation, will benefit City Year Miami, an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students on […]

ESPN Events Acquires Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

ESPN Events Acquires Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas – The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl has been acquired by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN. The second Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will be played at Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, showcasing schools from Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference. The bowl was acquired from Bahamas Bowl, LLC, which […]

More News

Haitian Heritage Month Achiever: Lowell Gelin, A Visionary Game Changer

Haitian Heritage Month Achiever: Lowell Gelin, A Visionary Game Changer

SOUTH FLORIDA – Lowell Gelin is the Founder of On Call Mechanics and Automotive Diagnostic Specialist.  On Call Mechanics CEO, Lowell Gelin was awarded By Legacy Magazine For Keeping South Florida Moving and Recognized as a Visionary Game Changer.   Mr. Gelin is a dynamic leader who is shaping our community in ways that have made South Florida a […]

Tobacco Free Florida is Raising Awareness of the Dangers of Menthol Cigarettes

Tobacco Free Florida is Raising Awareness of the Dangers of Menthol Cigarettes

World No Tobacco Day is May 31  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Program is raising awareness about the dangers of menthol cigarettes during World No Tobacco Day. Every year on May 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the public health community observe World No Tobacco Day to highlight the health […]

References to Pam Watson as Former Advisor to Jamaica’s Prime Minister Are Inaccurate

References to Pam Watson as Former Advisor to Jamaica’s Prime Minister Are Inaccurate

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica notes the erroneous headline in a story published by a media house today, May 28, describing Ms. Pamella Watson of Florida, as a “former advisor to Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller”. The Office of the Prime Minister can categorically state that Ms. Watson was […]

Jamaican Diaspora Investors to engage local MSMEs at Jamaica Diaspora Conference

Jamaican Diaspora Investors to engage local MSMEs at Jamaica Diaspora Conference

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be targeting investors and buyers/distributors from the Diaspora to create business opportunities for Jamaican MSMEs at the Jamaica Diaspora Conference. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from June 13-18, 2015. The agency is connecting companies […]

Haitian Heritage Month Achiever: Micaelle Titus

Haitian Heritage Month Achiever: Micaelle Titus

SOUTH FLORIDA – Micaelle Titus, Founder & Chair of  Community Health and Empowerment Network (CHEN).  Ms. Titus has worked in the Health Industry for the past seven serving the community. Micaelle is passionate about her work, organizing health awareness activities in the community that reach great numbers. She has been instrumental in planning large Awareness […]

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