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Caribbean-American Woman Trailblazer: Eveline Pierre, Haitian Heritage Museum Executive Director

Caribbean-American Woman Trailblazer: Eveline Pierre, Haitian Heritage Museum Executive Director

By: Guest Contributor, Ashley Andrews SOUTH FLORIDA – Inspiring woman mogul, Eveline Pierre is a jack of all trades. Co-founder/executive director of the Haitian Heritage Museum, speaker and best-selling author, Pierre has made a name for herself in the arts and entertainment industry in South Florida. For those who don’t know you, what do you do […]

South Florida Based Charity For Jamaica Inc. to Benefit Foster Care Children at Listen to the Call Fundraiser Event

South Florida Based Charity For Jamaica Inc. to Benefit Foster Care Children at Listen to the Call Fundraiser Event

SOUTH FLORIDA – South Florida based charity, For Jamaica Inc. is teaming up with Bags N’ Stuff Inc. for its 9th annual fundraising concert and dinner, Listen to the Call. The event will take place Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at the historic Stranahan House/Laura Ward Park (335 Southeast 6th Ave) in downtown Ft. […]

Commissioner Holness to Provide Welcome Remarks at Lauderhill Chamber’s Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast

Commissioner Holness to Provide Welcome Remarks at Lauderhill Chamber’s Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast

BROWARD COUNTY – In honor of Women’s History Month, the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) will host their Second Annual Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Woodlands Golf and Country Club located at 4600 Woodlands Boulevard, Tamarac, 33319.  The Awards Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with Commissioner Holness providing […]

National News

World Bank/ Jamaica: More Support for Competitiveness, Investment Climate and Fiscal Management

World Bank/ Jamaica: More Support for Competitiveness, Investment Climate and Fiscal Management

WASHINGTON, DC – The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a US$ 75 million Development Policy Loan with Jamaica which aims to strengthen support for reforms aimed at improving the investment climate and competitiveness, and public financial management. The reforms adopted by the government have started restoring confidence in the Jamaican economy: Jamaica jumped […]

Upcoming Jamaica Investment Forum Focused On Bankable Projects

Upcoming Jamaica Investment Forum Focused On Bankable Projects

Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Jamaica’s Trade and Investment Agency is putting finishing touches to the 2015 Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF) being held March 10 to 12 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. JAMPRO event is Jamaica’s premier international investment and business conference, designed for eager investors and business executives, who want to discover […]

Jamaica Tourist Board Chairman Calls for More Investment in Montego Bay

Jamaica Tourist Board Chairman Calls for More Investment in Montego Bay

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The business community in Montego Bay, Jamaica has been challenged to invest in the resort city to rescue it from decline. Throwing out the challenge, Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board, Dennis Morrison, said, “investment opportunities are staring us in the face. Let us take for instance the present condition of what was […]

Entertainment

Etana Receives Standing Ovation At UN’s Stop Ebola & Build For The Future Concert

Etana Receives Standing Ovation At UN’s Stop Ebola & Build For The Future Concert

Her Single “Better Tomorrow” Selected As Campaign’s Official Anthem Available Now via iTunes With All Proceeds Going Towards the Cause NEW YORK – On Monday, March 2, 2015 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, Etana and her band took the stage at the private concert “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” led by United African […]

Singer Richie Stephens Pours His Heart & Soul Into ‘For You Mama’

Singer Richie Stephens Pours His Heart & Soul Into ‘For You Mama’

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica’s music ambassador Richie Stephens is at the top of his game, enjoying success with his new single ‘Everybody Dance’ that has taken him from the streets of Kingston to the highways of Europe and North America. The singer recently went back in studios and poured his heart and soul into a […]

Talented Pool Of Directors Chosen For Jamaica Film Festival

Talented Pool Of Directors Chosen For Jamaica Film Festival

KINGSTON, Jamaica -The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has selected 13 of the top Jamaican Directors/Writers to screen their films at the Jamaica Film Festival 2015, scheduled to take place July 7-11, 2015 in Kingston, Jamaica. The filmmakers include well-known music video and film director, Gerald ‘Ras Kassa’ Hynes; award winning writer/producer/director, Chris Browne; Theatre writers/directors/actors, […]

Travel

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board Increases Tourism Outreach with New Diaspora Program

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board Increases Tourism Outreach with New Diaspora Program

SAINT LUCIA – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has launched a dedicated marketing initiative to reach the island’s Diaspora in North America and the United Kingdom. Called Se Sannou, meaning “our thing” in Creole, the program is designed to strengthen ties with the Diaspora community as a knowledgeable and valuable resource to showcase the island as […]

Escape To Jamaica’s Capital For An Exciting Weekend Getaway – 3rd Annual Kingston City Run

Escape To Jamaica’s Capital For An Exciting Weekend Getaway – 3rd Annual Kingston City Run

Explore Iconic Kingston Sights during 3rd Annual Kingston City Run – March 15, 2015  KINGSTON, JAMAICA –  Jamaica’s capital city is gearing up to provide runners from around the world an exciting weekend getaway during the annual Kingston City Run. Now in its third year, the run will be held on Sunday, March 15. Running […]

Jamaica Encourages Visitors to Explore Religious Roots

Jamaica Encourages Visitors to Explore Religious Roots

Sacred History and Praise-Worthy Events for Faith-Based Travelers to Jamaica  KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaica is an island of rich and diverse religious history. This narrative has heavily impacted the Jamaican way of life and is an integral part of the island’s culture. Visitors are invited to participate in various acts and celebrations of worship in […]

Business

SBA Announces Key Partnerships to Help Expand Its Millennial Entrepreneurs Outreach

SBA Announces Key Partnerships to Help Expand Its Millennial Entrepreneurs Outreach

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced two key partnerships to its “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative” to raise awareness around entrepreneurship among undeserved groups. “Successful new businesses in underserved communities are a source of hope and economic growth, said Tameka Montgomery, SBA associate administrator for Entrepreneurial Development.  “Small business ownership is often a path […]

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

New Mobile Passport Control App Launched At Miami Airport

MIA is one of only two U.S. airports to offer the expedited screening process for international arrivals MIAMI – On Thursday, February 26 Miami International Airport (MIA) became one of just two U.S. airports to offer Mobile Passport (http://mobilepassport.us), the new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) mobile app and the latest tech-based tool MIA has […]

SBA Announces Miami Stop On Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show

SBA Announces Miami Stop On Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show

Expands My Brother’s Keeper with national college tour throughout 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration kicks off the Millennial Entrepreneurs Road Show this week in Atlanta, Georgia.  The road show, which is a national tour of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), will engage students and raise awareness about the possibilities of entrepreneurship, expose them to […]

Sports

Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Supports MoBay City Run 2015

Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Supports MoBay City Run 2015

Montego Bay, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has thrown its full support behind the upcoming MoBay City Run, describing the charity event as an asset to the development of sports tourism and the education of young Jamaicans. Speaking at the event’s launch yesterday (March 3rd) at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, JTB Chairman, Dennis Morrison […]

Marlins Foundation designates $20,000 grant from Major League Baseball to Miami Gardens

Marlins Foundation designates $20,000 grant from Major League Baseball to Miami Gardens

MIAMI – At the request of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, the Miami Marlins upheld their end of an agreement to encourage children in the Miami Gardens area to learn the game of baseball. Through Major League Baseball’s Jr. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program, the Marlins made a $20,000 contribution to the City […]

A Rivalry Renewed at the 11th Annual True Blue Weekend in South Florida March 13th -15th, 2015

A Rivalry Renewed at the 11th Annual True Blue Weekend in South Florida March 13th -15th, 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA – True Blue Committee presents True Blue Weekend taking place throughout South Florida. Hosted by St. George’s College Old Boys’ Association of Florida (STGOBAFL) and Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association of Florida (JCOBAFL) on Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15, 2015. The True Blue Event honors the exemplary leadership of the late coach […]

More News

Annual Starfish Luncheon Presented by Wells Fargo to Benefit Families Affected by Domestic Violence

Annual Starfish Luncheon Presented by Wells Fargo to Benefit Families Affected by Domestic Violence

FORT LAUDERDALE –  Community philanthropists Sun Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. and The Leo Goodwin Foundation, along with a survivor of domestic violence will be honored by Women In Distress of Broward County at the 9th Annual Starfish Luncheon Presented By Wells Fargo on May 13 at the Signature Grand in Davie. This annual event helps […]

Gov. Rick Scott, “Florida’s Immigrant Families Want to Chase Their Dreams Too”

Gov. Rick Scott, “Florida’s Immigrant Families Want to Chase Their Dreams Too”

Driver’s Licenses and KidCare are among the priorities for Florida’s immigrant families during this legislative session Miami – Today (March 3), the Florida Legislature kicked-off its 60-day session for 2015. Governor Rick Scott delivered the State of the State Address focusing on Florida being the state where everyone should have the opportunity to chase their dreams. […]

President Obama’s Task Force On 21st Century Policing Gives Recommendations

President Obama’s Task Force On 21st Century Policing Gives Recommendations

WASHINGTON – The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing was established by an Executive Order signed by the President on Dec. 18, 2014.  The Task Force – which includes law enforcement representatives, community leaders, young adults and notable scholars – examined, among other issues, how to strengthen public trust and foster strong relationships between local law […]

Health City, Cayman Tourism Partner To Promote Medical Travel

Health City, Cayman Tourism Partner To Promote Medical Travel

CAYMAN ISLANDS – The Caribbean’s newest healthcare facility is venturing into a new partnership to strengthen its identity as the region’s premier destination for world-class healthcare and medical tourism.   Shomari Scott, Marketing Director of Health City Cayman Islands, said that the international hospital’s strategy to attract more travelers seeking medical attention has been given […]

Digicel Jamaica Foundation project receives international recognition

Digicel Jamaica Foundation project receives international recognition

Organisation’s work on special needs lauded by the Zero Project Kingston, Jamaica: Out of 200 projects in 58 countries worldwide, the Digicel Jamaica Foundation’s expansion of the Jacob’s Ladder facility for adults with special needs has been recognised as one of the most outstanding Innovative Practices of 2015 by the Zero Project. An internationally-known initiative […]

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