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Cancellation Of Wet Foot/Dry Foot Hurts Not Just Cuban Families

Cancellation Of Wet Foot/Dry Foot Hurts Not Just Cuban Families

MIAMI – In response to the recent announcement by President Obama to end the “wet foot/dry foot policy, Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director at the Florida Immigrant Coalition stated: “We are concerned about President Obama’s move to cancel the “wet foot/dry foot” policy. While the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)  has been critical of the unequal treatment […]

Celebrate MLK Day Of Service With HM&B

Celebrate MLK Day Of Service With HM&B

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel To Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Day Of Service At Brownsville Middle School In Miami MIAMI  –  In commemoration of the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP (HM&B ) in collaboration with other external community partners are organizing beautification and landscaping projects at […]

Candlelight Vigil in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Candlelight Vigil in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

North Miami’s University Relations Board Hosts Annual Commemorative Event North Miami –The City of North Miami and its University Relations Board will host a Candlelight Vigil to honor the work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Candlelight Vigil in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 […]

National News

Global & International Issues Will Impact St. Kitts and Nevis

Global & International Issues Will Impact St. Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS –  A one-hour radio call in programme “Ask the Leader” which debuted on 102.5 Kyss FM Tuesday (January 10th) morning is to generate the views, suggestions, ideas on the policies and programmes of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) framed in opposition but to be quickly implemented in Government. National Political Leader […]

Presidential Proclamation: Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017

Presidential Proclamation: Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dream with the world atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he gave mighty voice to our founding ideals. Few could have imagined that nearly half a century later, his iconic profile would forever […]

Rep. Frederica Wilson on the Anniversary of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Rep. Frederica Wilson on the Anniversary of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the seventh anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010: “January 12, 2010, is a day that Haiti and the world will never forget. It is indelibly etched in our hearts and minds as the day when Haiti faced […]

Entertainment

Soca Star Rupee Signed To Major U.S. Label, ULTRA Music

Soca Star Rupee Signed To Major U.S. Label, ULTRA Music

Rupee Has Been Signed to International Label, ULTRA Music, Signaling Major Possibilities for Soca Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – A major international deal has been signed, the likes of which, could propel the Soca music genre to higher heights, sooner than may have been expected. Ultra Music- the North American electronic music record label, which comprises Ultra […]

Reggae Music To Rock The Boat Aboard Love & Harmony Cruise

Reggae Music To Rock The Boat Aboard Love & Harmony Cruise

SOUTH FLORIDA – On February 27th to March 3rd, Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise will host performances from Reggae & Soca’s most world renowned artists. The four-day concert will occur during the round trip voyage from Miami, Florida to Ocho Rios, Jamaica on the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner. Love & Harmony Caribbean Cruise’s four-day concert is […]

2017 Reggae Grammy Nominees Raging Fyah To Kick Off U.S. Tour

2017 Reggae Grammy Nominees Raging Fyah To Kick Off U.S. Tour

2017 Reggae Grammy® Award Nominees Raging Fyah  Kick Off Their World Tour In January KINGSTON, Jamaica – Reggae Artiste, Raging Fyah will kick off their 2017 World Tour with Tribal Seeds in the United States on Jan 24th and then with UB40 in Europe in May. The 5-piece rising Jamaican band is touring in support of their […]

Travel

Kingston City Run Puts Jamaica’s Capital in the Spotlight

Kingston City Run Puts Jamaica’s Capital in the Spotlight

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded Kingston City Run Marathon as a unique event which highlights Kingston, Jamaica as an ideal tourist destination to thousands each year. While at the launch of the Kingston City Run at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, the Minister shared that “the event is a […]

Vogue Names Trinidad and Tobago One of the Top Travel Destinations in 2017

Vogue Names Trinidad and Tobago One of the Top Travel Destinations in 2017

Port of Spain, Trinidad – Vogue Magazine has named Trinidad and Tobago one of the 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017. The US-based international fashion and lifestyle magazine published the article written by Jen Murphy on its website on December 30th 2016. The article lauded the destination’s “mix of wild nature and distinct culture,” calling it […]

Antigua And Barbuda Close 2016 With 100,000 US Visitors

Antigua And Barbuda Close 2016 With 100,000 US Visitors

Antigua And Barbuda Close 2016 On A High, Celebrating 100,000th US Visitor Arrival ANTIGUA – Antigua and Barbuda has ended 2016 on a high note by celebrating the arrival of the 100,000th US Visitor in the year, for the first time in recorded arrivals history. This milestone is a crowning achievement in a banner year for […]

Business

World Bank Appoints Chief Economist For Latin America And Caribbean

World Bank Appoints Chief Economist For Latin America And Caribbean

Carlos Végh, New World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean  WASHINGTON, DC– Carlos Végh, a Uruguayan national, is the new World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean. Végh will oversee a team of economists charged with providing intellectual leadership, economic analysis, and advice on the development issues facing Latin America […]

Taste the Islands Season 2 Looks Awesome!

Taste the Islands Season 2 Looks Awesome!

Taste the Islands Season 2 Looks Awesome! (But You May Never See It) Fort Lauderdale  – Public television’s Caribbean culinary series “Taste the Islands” is slated for a June 2017 release, and thanks to the show’s Season 2 underwriting partners – Barbados, Grace Foods, Lakay Foods, Caribbean Airlines and Wright Style Clothing, production has been […]

Miami Haitian-Owned Tech Startup Featured In Wall Street Journal

Miami Haitian-Owned Tech Startup Featured In Wall Street Journal

Have you noticed the national tech company that is quickly growing in your own backyard?  MIAMI – Stopoint, a Miami-based national startup that specializes in buying and selling used electronics online — has been praised in The Wall Street Journal, CNET and The Huffington Post for its fast and secure service. The company, which gives customers a safe alternative to selling […]

Sports

Amateur Swimming Association Of Jamaica Prepares For 2017 Season

Amateur Swimming Association Of Jamaica Prepares For 2017 Season

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Buoyed by the sensational performances of their swimmers over the past year, the Amateur Swimming Association Of Jamaica (ASAJ) is wasting no time in preparing their National and Developments Squad swimmers for the 2017 season. Having enjoyed arguably the best year ever in International Swimming at both the Age Group and Senior […]

Hero CPL Cricket Tournament Boosted Lauderhill Economy By $12.5m

Hero CPL Cricket Tournament Boosted Lauderhill Economy By $12.5m

LAUDERHILL – The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) continued its upward trajectory in 2016 with the world’s fastest growing T20 cricket tournament. The cricket tournament is contributing a significant economic boost of over USD $102,670,565 across each of the seven host territories, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago […]

Miami Dolphins Nominate Mike Pouncey as 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Candidate

Miami Dolphins Nominate Mike Pouncey as 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Candidate

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Miami Dolphins have nominated Mike Pouncey as its 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year candidate. Pouncey has been an excellent asset to the Miami Dolphins organization, both on the field and in the community, since he arrived as the team’s first-round draft pick in 2011. Now in his sixth […]

More News

SEIU Asking For Same Treatment For Haitians As Cubans

SEIU Asking For Same Treatment For Haitians As Cubans

SEIU Response to President Obama Ending the “Wet Foot, Dry Foot” Policy for Cubans, While Letting TPS Expire for Haitian Immigrants  MIAMI – On Thursday, January 12th, the Obama administration announced the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy that allows Cubans who reach the U.S. to become legal residents. This comes amidst the backdrop […]

Congresswoman Wilson Appointed to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congresswoman Wilson Appointed to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Appointed to Serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson released the following statement on her appointment to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee:  “Since my first day in Congress, my mantra has been jobs, jobs, jobs. The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee plays a […]

Congresswoman Barbara Lee to Boycott Inauguration of Donald Trump

Congresswoman Barbara Lee to Boycott Inauguration of Donald Trump

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee today announced that she will not attend the inauguration of Donald J. Trump on Friday, January 20, 2017. “Inaugurations are celebratory events, a time to welcome the peaceful transition of power and honor the new administration. On January 20th, I will not be celebrating or honoring an incoming president […]

Wet Foot – Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Migrants Ends

Wet Foot – Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Migrants Ends

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States is revoking the so-called “wet-foot/dry-foot” policy for Cuban migrants that has been in place since the mid-1990s. Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to illegally enter the United States will be subject to removal, consistent with our enforcement priorities. The United States is also ending the special Cuban Medical Professional […]

Cuban American Foundation Endorses Change To “Wet Foot-Dry Foot” Policy

Cuban American Foundation Endorses Change To “Wet Foot-Dry Foot” Policy

MIAMI – The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) issued the following statement on changes to “Wet Foot-Dry Foot” Policy: The sudden, violent changes that fell on the Cuban people on January 1st, 1959 with the rise to power of the Castro regime has thrust millions of Cubans to seek asylum, protection and peace, for them […]

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