Local News

5th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference To Host Historic Firsts, Expand to Full Weekend of Events

5th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference To Host Historic Firsts, Expand to Full Weekend of Events

Fort Lauderdale  – Paulette Brown, Esq., who will be the first African-American woman to serve as president in the 136-year history of the American Bar Association, has been announced as the morning keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference (WOCEC). The WOCEC’s main day of leadership presentations and expert breakout panels […]

Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence Message from Consul General of Jamaica, Miami

Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence Message from Consul General of Jamaica, Miami

SOUTH FLORIDA – It is once again a pleasure to greet you at this time of celebration, when we commemorate Jamaica’s birth as an independent nation.  Over the years, we have made an indelible mark on the global community, through our many achievements in various spheres of activity and through our impact on the countries […]

City of Miramar teams up with City of Miami Gardens and Nickelodeon to celebrate Parks and Rec Month

City of Miramar teams up with City of Miami Gardens and Nickelodeon to celebrate Parks and Rec Month

MIRAMAR – In celebration of July being National Parks and Recreation Month, more than 200 summer campers in the City of Miramar will enjoy a special day when they join campers from the City of Miami Gardens and the surrounding areas for a day filled with fun, food, games and activities! The Intercity Summer Games […]

National News

Jamaica must talk up about “Remittance Squeeze,” says Jarrett

Jamaica must talk up about “Remittance Squeeze,” says Jarrett

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Earl Jarrett, general manager, Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) says it’s time for Jamaica to be more vocal on the global stage about establishing safe ways to facilitate remittances, given its contribution to the income of many developing countries. His remarks came against the background of increasing global pressure on banks to […]

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Says “No Objection” to JN’s Commercial Bank Transition

Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Says “No Objection” to JN’s Commercial Bank Transition

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Earl Jarrett, General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) disclosed that the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) has indicated that it has “No Objection”, in principle, to the Society’s conversion to a commercial and the proposed Group restructuring, to be compliant under the new Banking Services Act. Addressing members at the […]

New World Bank Grant to Enable 1.7 million Jamaicans to Better Manage Climate Risks

New World Bank Grant to Enable 1.7 million Jamaicans to Better Manage Climate Risks

WASHINGTON, DC – The World Bank Board of Directors  on Tuesday, July 28th approved a US$ 6.8 million grant to help Jamaica improve the quality and use of climate related information for effective planning and action at local and national levels. Approximately 60% of Jamaica’s 2.8 million residents live in coastal communities, rendering them disproportionately […]

Entertainment

Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary Of Independence Schedule Of Activities – South Florida

Jamaica’s 53rd Anniversary Of Independence Schedule Of Activities – South Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaica celebrates its 53rd Independence Day on August 6.  South Florida is home to many Jamaicans who will also celebrate the Independence of their homeland here in the U.S. with a variety of events. Listed below is a schedule of activities for Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica to enjoy and celebrate the Island’s […]

Patoranking Wins Best New Act At Mtv Africa Music Awards

Patoranking Wins Best New Act At Mtv Africa Music Awards

DURBAN, South Africa – Nigerian artist Patoranking, took home the win for Best New Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday (Jul 18) in Durban, South Africa. As of one of the younger, bolder new voices of this generation, Patoranking is quickly rising to prominence in his homeland with his unique blend of dancehall […]

Travellers flock to Barbados to celebrate this year’s Crop Over Festival

Travellers flock to Barbados to celebrate this year’s Crop Over Festival

BARBADOS – This summer Barbados invites travelers to live like a local and experience the island’s lively Crop Over Festival, celebrating a 200 year-old tradition that honors the end of the sugar cane season.  The six-week festival celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fare. […]

Travel

Premier Aruba Resort Joins Pack for a Purpose

Premier Aruba Resort Joins Pack for a Purpose

EAGLE BEACH, Aruba – Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts has taken its commitment to the local Aruba community to the next level by joining Pack for a Purpose. The program’s purpose is to help travelers who wish to make a meaningful contribution in the communities they visit. “Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond preserving […]

American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service to Jamaica from the West Coast

American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service to Jamaica from the West Coast

Nonstop Flights from Los Angeles, California to Montego Bay, Jamaica Set to Begin December 18 KINGSTON, JAMAICA  – Today (July 28), Jamaica confirmed that American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, will add nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay starting December 18, 2015. In response to high demand, […]

Travellers flock to Barbados to celebrate this year’s Crop Over Festival

Travellers flock to Barbados to celebrate this year’s Crop Over Festival

BARBADOS – This summer Barbados invites travelers to live like a local and experience the island’s lively Crop Over Festival, celebrating a 200 year-old tradition that honors the end of the sugar cane season.  The six-week festival celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fare. […]

Business

Sunshine Health Expands and Boasts Career Opportunities Statewide

Sunshine Health Expands and Boasts Career Opportunities Statewide

SUNRISE —Sunshine Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, is pleased to host a career zone at the National Urban League conference taking place July 29 through August 1 at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale.  Hiring managers and human resources will be available throughout the conference to educate potential applicants about career […]

DMANF Recognizes Food For The Poor as Nonprofit Organization of the Year

DMANF Recognizes Food For The Poor as Nonprofit Organization of the Year

COCONUT CREEK – The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) will recognize Food For The Poor with the coveted 2015 Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award at the DMANF’s New York Nonprofit Conference on August 4-5. Food For The Poor Executive Director Angel Aloma will receive the award on behalf of the charity. “This is […]

The Idea Center At Miami Dade College launches MarketHack, A New Digital Marketing Program

The Idea Center At Miami Dade College launches MarketHack, A New Digital Marketing Program

Marketing today is as much about algorithms and data, as it is branding. You’ll learn it all in MarketHack, starting August 25, 2015, with more to come in 2016.  Miami – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC), Miami’s hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, is launching a comprehensive professional training program in digital marketing called […]

Sports

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Jamaica Football

Commentary With Winston Barnes: Jamaica Football

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaica does enjoy a certain level of exceptionalism regardless of the outcome of the football game on Sunday (July 26) evening. Not because they are the first Caribbean country to make it to the finals of the Gold Cup, although that is of some significance. It is not either because Jamaica has […]

Miami Dolphins Announce Changes to Dolphins Cycling Challenge

Miami Dolphins Announce Changes to Dolphins Cycling Challenge

Name to be changed to Dolphins Cancer Challenge with emphasis on fighting cancer; DCC VI to feature new fall family events, 5K walk/run and one-day cycling event with six rides leading to Sun Life Stadium, culminating in a concert Miami – Miami Dolphins President & CEO Tom Garfinkel today announced that the Dolphins Cycling Challenge […]

Reggae Boyz Beat USA to earn first Gold Cup final spot

Reggae Boyz Beat USA to earn first Gold Cup final spot

ATLANTA – Jamaica defeated the defending champion United States 2-1 on Wednesday at the Georgia Dome to become the first Caribbean team to reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The Reggae Boyz will face Mexico on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In a stunning semifinal encounter, the current Caribbean champion absorbed significant […]

More News

State Representative Hazel Rogers, Commissioner Dale Holness, join airport workers in demand for living wages

State Representative Hazel Rogers, Commissioner Dale Holness, join airport workers in demand for living wages

Fort Lauderdale – State Representative Hazel Rogers, Commissioner Dale Holness, and other supporters joined airport workers at a rally today (July 29) in support of extending Broward County’s Living Wage Ordinance to subcontracted airline workers. The event was held in conjunction with a Public Assistance Benefits Fair, to help workers that earn poverty wages access government assistance […]

Upliftment Jamaica providing opportunities for St Thomas communities through farming project

Upliftment Jamaica providing opportunities for St Thomas communities through farming project

White Horses, St. Thomas – Dedicated to giving back to St. Thomas, Upliftment Jamaica is making a move towards sustainability through a multi-million dollar farming project. “This project is life changing. More families will be able to send their children to school; the quality of life will be greatly enhanced as they will be more […]

Jamaican Youngster promotes the positive message of Respect as Youth Ambassador

Jamaican Youngster promotes the positive message of Respect as Youth Ambassador

Kingston, Jamaica –  Staying positive is a message that Neville Charlton has been spreading throughout his over ten years as a volunteer. Filled with the spirit of activism from the tender age of 8, Charlton started volunteering while in church before moving unto a variety of clubs. At the age of 24, he is now […]

Student uses Respect Jamaica as platform to promote human rights

Student uses Respect Jamaica as platform to promote human rights

Kingston, Jamaica – As the most recent addition to the Respect Jamaica Youth Ambassador programme, Jherane Patmore believes she has found the right platform to have her voice heard. “Respect Jamaica is a platform for youth involvement, to mould the change I would like to see for Jamaica,” remarked 21-year old Patmore. “I’ve generally been academically […]

World Hepatitis Day to Focus on Prevention

World Hepatitis Day to Focus on Prevention

TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Health recognizes World Hepatitis Day as an opportunity to encourage prevention for all residents. In 2010, the World Health Organization (WHO) made World Hepatitis Day only the fourth official disease-specific world health day, and designated July 28th for the observance. The 2015 theme is “Prevent Hepatitis: It’s up to you,” […]

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