Local News

Cultural Centers In Miami and New York to host Evenings of Excellence

Cultural Centers In Miami and New York to host Evenings of Excellence

MIRAMAR  – The second annual Evenings of Excellence series, sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, will be held at the Miramar Cultural Center in the Miami area and Christian Cultural Center in New York this Fall. Organizers confirmed that on Tuesday, October 21, the empowering event will be held at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark in […]

South Florida’s Jamaica Independence 2014 Essay Competition winner

South Florida’s Jamaica Independence 2014 Essay Competition winner

SOUTH FLORIDA – The winner of the annual Jamaica Independence Essay Competition 2014, Miss Ashleigh Chin received her award winning plaque from Consul General Franz Hall recently, at the office of the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami. Ashleigh was the winner in the category 9 – 12 years, and attends the Walter C. Young […]

Condolence Book Signed For The Late Jamaican Minister of Agriculture

Condolence Book Signed For The Late Jamaican Minister of Agriculture

MIAMI – Jamaica’s Consul General Franz Hall signs the Condolence Book for former Minister of Agriculture, the late Hon. Roger Clarke at the Consulate office in Miami. Minister Clarke died on Thursday (Aug. 28) in Miami. He will be laid to rest in his birthplace, Glen Islay, Westmoreland, following an official funeral on Saturday (Sept. […]

National News

Major Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference For New York

Major Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference For New York

NEW YORK – Why do multinational companies choose Trinidad and Tobago?; What is Trinidad and Tobago doing to attract FDI outside of a thriving energy sector?; What is the future of US / Trinidad and Tobago relations? These questions will be answered on September 25, 2014 in New York at the Trinidad and Tobago Investment […]

Digicel Foundation 5K Run/Walk Launch Keynote Speaker Suffers From Asperger’s syndrome

Digicel Foundation 5K Run/Walk Launch Keynote Speaker Suffers From Asperger’s syndrome

Chad Whyte for Self-Acceptance despite Challenges Kingston, Jamaica – The keynote speaker got a standing ovation from dignitaries that included the Mayor of Kingston and senior executives among others. He was neither a celebrity nor an orator – but all were moved by the speech of a 27-year-old man as he related his life’s journey. […]

Quotable Caribbean – September 14, 2014

Quotable Caribbean – September 14, 2014

  “On this 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, New Yorkers stand united in their remembrance for the thousands of lives we lost, in their gratitude for the heroes who have toiled to keep our city and nation safe, as well as in their commitment to embracing diversity over division. As a […]

Entertainment

Mr. Vegas Releases “Reggae Euphoria” Album

Mr. Vegas Releases “Reggae Euphoria” Album

New York – Reggae dancehall sensation Mr. Vegas newest collection of works, entitled “Reggae Euphoria”, is now available for pre-order on iTunes. This 15-track album showcases mostly roots reggae in addition to an eclectic mix across genres. Ultimately, the set of works delivers a new dynamic for the artist, however is also complete with that […]

Broward 100 Begins at The Block Party

Broward 100 Begins at The Block Party

The County’s yearlong centennial joins higher-education institutions for a bash on Thursday, October 16, 2014 BROWARD COUNTY  – Celebrating the Art of Community is delighted to announce that its yearlong centennial celebration is about to get underway. On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Broward 100 will begin during the annual event, The Block Party. Organized by Broward College, Florida Atlantic University […]

Marcia Griffiths to Perform at Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) 25th Friendship Ball

Marcia Griffiths to Perform at Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) 25th Friendship Ball

West Palm Beach, FL – The Caribbean-American For Community Involvement in Florida, Inc. (CAFCI) will stage their 25th Annual Friendship Ball scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 7:00 p.m., at the prestigious Raymond F. Kravits Center in West Palm Beach. The elegant event will be celebrated with a formal dinner, dancing and topped with a performance […]

Travel

Caribbean Tourism Organisation  Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

Caribbean Tourism Organisation Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014

BARBADOS – The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) is delighted to announce the launch of The Caribbean Travel Journalism Awards 2014, which will take place during World Travel Market November 3-6, 2014. Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for UK and Europe, commented, “The annual Caribbean Tourism Journalism Awards is a highly anticipated event and […]

Jamaica’s Minister McNeill to Attend Important CTO Business Meeting

Jamaica’s Minister McNeill to Attend Important CTO Business Meeting

Kingston, Jamaica  – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is set to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to attend the Meeting of the Council of Tourism Ministers and Commissioners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The Minister departs the island […]

Love, Elevated at St. Lucia’s Anse Chastanet Resort

Love, Elevated at St. Lucia’s Anse Chastanet Resort

SOUFRIERE, St. Lucia – Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia is offering a deal on romance with a new “Wedding Getaway” special which reduces room rates by 15 percent for the entire wedding party. Released ahead of the upcoming “Love Elevated Wedding Symposium,” to be held on the island from September 24 to 28, the resort is also […]

Business

Jamaica’s Minister McNeill to Attend Important CTO Business Meeting

Jamaica’s Minister McNeill to Attend Important CTO Business Meeting

Kingston, Jamaica  – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is set to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to attend the Meeting of the Council of Tourism Ministers and Commissioners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), which will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The Minister departs the island […]

Wells Fargo Survey Reveals Consumer Views on Homebuying

Wells Fargo Survey Reveals Consumer Views on Homebuying

DES MOINES, Iowa -While more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) feel that now is a good time to buy a home, many may be reluctant to do so because of uncertainty about qualifying for a mortgage or navigating the homebuying process, according to the recent “How America Views Homeownership” survey by Wells Fargo & […]

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Introduces New Online Course for  Young Entrepreneurs in Spanish

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Introduces New Online Course for Young Entrepreneurs in Spanish

WASHINGTON – Young entrepreneurs have a new tool to help determine if they’re ready for business ownership and to help them get started.  Young Entrepreneurs: An Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Jóvenes Emprendedores) is a free, self-paced online course in Spanish that gives an overview of basic business principles and introduces resources available […]

Sports

Nevis hosts November International Triathlon

Nevis hosts November International Triathlon

NEVIS – As the 2014 multisport season draws to a close, the Nevis Tourism Authority and the St. Kitts & Nevis Triathlon Federation announces the staging of the Nevis Triathlon, an international Half Iron, Olympic and sprint distance competition played out on the glorious and challenging terrain of the Caribbean island of Nevis on Saturday, […]

Strikers fall to Minnesota United FC 2-1

Strikers fall to Minnesota United FC 2-1

Fort Lauderdale – The Fort Lauderdale Strikers were defeated by Minnesota United 2-1 in Blaine, Minnesota, losing some ground in the chase for The Championship. NASL’s leading goal-scorer Christian Ramirez and Miguel Ibarra scored to help Minnesota come from behind for the win. The first 30 minutes of the match saw little action, as neither team […]

St. Kitts ready to host Caribbean Premier League (CPL)  2015 Games

St. Kitts ready to host Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2015 Games

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS  – St. Kitts and Nevis is already in advance discussions with the organisers of the Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to host the 2015 games. This was disclosed by the Federation’s Minister of Sports, the Hon. Glen Philip, who said that the window period of the games will be June to July […]

More News

Caribbean Export Supports a Joint Investment Promotions Strategy (JIPS)  for Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Caribbean Export Supports a Joint Investment Promotions Strategy (JIPS) for Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is to support the development of a Joint Investment Promotions Strategy (JIPS) for Haiti and the Dominican Republic that will focus on the mutual development of opportunities that will attract foreign direct investment (FDI). This was announced by Deputy Executive Director for Caribbean […]

OAS to Convene Meetings of Labor Authorities of the Hemisphere in Barbados

OAS to Convene Meetings of Labor Authorities of the Hemisphere in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Organization of American States (OAS) will convene a series of meetings this week in Bridgetown, Barbados of national delegates, representatives of worker and employer groups, and international organizations to discuss pressing labor issues in the Hemisphere. The meetings, to be held from September 17 to 19, include the 2014 Meeting of […]

Apple Leisure Group CEO, Alex Zozaya to keynote the Caribbean’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC)

Apple Leisure Group CEO, Alex Zozaya to keynote the Caribbean’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The head of the leading provider of visitors to the Caribbean worldwide will keynote the region’s premier tourism gathering. Alex Zozaya, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S.-based Apple Leisure Group® (ALG), will set the tone for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), which opens in the United […]

Caribbean Export Supports Start Up Jamaica

Caribbean Export Supports Start Up Jamaica

Bridgetown, Barbados  – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has pledged financial support towards the launch of Start Up Jamaica, as part of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP) funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), in efforts to accelerate development in youth entrepreneurship, with a focus on […]

Haiti – Fight against corruption: No one is above the law, says leader

Haiti – Fight against corruption: No one is above the law, says leader

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) – Haitian President Michel Martelly, on Thursday, Sept. 11th reiterated his full support to the ongoing efforts to fight corruption in Haiti, calling on relevant authorities not to hesitate to apply the provisions of the anti-corruption law, identically, against violators, while stressing that “no one was above the law.” The Head of […]

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