Local News

Pro-Immigrant groups mobilize Latino, Haitian and African-American voters for mid-term Elections

Pro-Immigrant groups mobilize Latino, Haitian and African-American voters for mid-term Elections

MIAMI – Since August, the Young American Dreamers and WeCount! have knocked on the doors of nearly 25,000 households in Homestead, Florida City, Lakeland and Auburndale, to talk to Latino and Black voters reminding them to vote and asking them about the issues that matter the most for this election. Also, last week, Haitian Women of […]

Flying Classroom Pilot Barrington Irving Meets with American and Jamaican Ambassadors in Tokyo

Flying Classroom Pilot Barrington Irving Meets with American and Jamaican Ambassadors in Tokyo

TOKYO — Barrington Irving, who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, met with United States Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy and Jamaica’s Ambassador to Japan, Ricardo Allicock, to talk about his groundbreaking educational project, the Flying Classroom. Launched from Washington, D.C. on September 23rd, the Flying Classroom […]

Miami-Dade Commissioner Monestime applauds new Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Miami-Dade Commissioner Monestime applauds new Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime is commending the Obama administration for the creation of a new immigration program that will help achieve the goal of reuniting Haitian families. Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for […]

National News

Talking Business Caribbean At The World Investment Forum (WIF2014)

Talking Business Caribbean At The World Investment Forum (WIF2014)

Bridgetown, Barbados  – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), led a strong contingent of Caribbean representatives to the World Investment Forum 2014 (WIF2014), where a series of invaluable forums for investment promotion and increasing foreign direct investment were held. One such forum was the Talking […]

Jamaican Contractors Must Partner to Compete Against Foreign Entities

Jamaican Contractors Must Partner to Compete Against Foreign Entities

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Omar Davies, says local contractors must be prepared and be willing to collaborate with each other in order to capitalise on opportunities that will emerge in the construction sector and compete effectively with foreign companies, as the country positions itself to become a […]

More Discussion Needed On Housing for Low Income Earners In Jamaica

More Discussion Needed On Housing for Low Income Earners In Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Earl Samuels, Assistant General Manager, at the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) says there needs to be more discussion on the issue of providing proper housing for low income earners, noting that the debate about affordable housing continues to be one-sided, excluding low income earners from the discourse. “The majority of the […]

Entertainment

Trinidad & Tobago’s PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Divali 2014 Message

Trinidad & Tobago’s PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Divali 2014 Message

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Message from The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Occasion of Divali 2014. “Divali, like that of other religious observances, affords us an opportunity to stop, look within and reconnect to our divine nature which is one of love, unity […]

Reggae Legend John Holt Dies At Age 69

Reggae Legend John Holt Dies At Age 69

LONDON – Reggae legend, John Holt has died at the age of 69. His manager, Copeland Forbes, confirmed that John had died in hospital in the early hours of Monday (Oct. 20th) morning, saying, “John died at 2:40 am English time.  His nephew informed of his death. His cause of death is yet to be […]

Scotchies, Jamaican Jerk Restaurant Takes Front Stage At “ONE Caribbean Music Festival”

Scotchies, Jamaican Jerk Restaurant Takes Front Stage At “ONE Caribbean Music Festival”

FT. LAUDERDALE – The ONE Caribbean Music Festival is proud to announce Jamaican restaurateur, Scotchies, as the title sponsor for the annual 2 day festival. Made famous from their mouth-watering, finger licking, and perfectly seasoned jerk chicken and pork, Scotchies will take center stage at the ONE Caribbean Music Festival on December 13th & 14th, 2014 […]

Travel

Experience the High Energy of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago for Less

Experience the High Energy of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago for Less

Revelers are flocking to the dual-island nation this winter for vibrant pre-Carnival celebrations and budget-friendly hotel specials  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival is a radical explosion of color, music, dance and creativity that sweeps the dual-island nation every year. With its massive masquerade bands, colorful costumes, pulsating music and exuberant celebrations, partygoers […]

New Look Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal Now Complete

New Look Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal Now Complete

OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA – The multi-million dollar renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal is now complete and already visitors and local tourism interests are benefiting from the work done by the relevant authorities. The rehabilitation of the facility includes the upgrading and expansion of the parking area and the renovation of the terminal building. This […]

Jamaica initiates travel restrictions as a result of Ebola outbreak

Jamaica initiates travel restrictions as a result of Ebola outbreak

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaican Government has issued an immediate travel ban against certain persons travelling directly or indirectly from or through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This ban extends to persons ordinarily resident in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as persons who have […]

Business

St. Kitts and Nevis leads in exports to the United States for 8 straight months

St. Kitts and Nevis leads in exports to the United States for 8 straight months

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS -– For the eight consecutive month, the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to be the leading exporter of goods and services to the United States from the OECS and Barbados. According to foreign trade statistics issued by the US Census Bureau, St. Kitts and Nevis and Anguilla are the only two […]

Jamaica USA Chamber & U.S. Department of Commerce Teamed Up To Offer A Wealth Of Growth Opportunities For Small Businesses At MEDWeek

Jamaica USA Chamber & U.S. Department of Commerce Teamed Up To Offer A Wealth Of Growth Opportunities For Small Businesses At MEDWeek

MIAMI – The Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC) in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency and a host of corporations and government agencies is looking for Business Owners to take advantage of this great Business Conference “CONNECTING BUSINESS WITH OPPORTUNITY”. MEDWeek Business Matchmaker […]

Jean Lowrie-Chin Appointed as New Chairman of the Digicel Foundation

Jean Lowrie-Chin Appointed as New Chairman of the Digicel Foundation

Kingston, Jamaica – The Digicel Foundation has today announced the appointment of Jean Lowrie-Chin as its new Chairman. Effective 1st October 2014, Mrs. Lowrie-Chin succeeds Lisa Lewis who completed her five-year term and gave great leadership to the Foundation which has partnered with several organisations to invest in community development, education and special needs – […]

Sports

St. Kitts Named in Top 25 Islands for Golf Globally

St. Kitts Named in Top 25 Islands for Golf Globally

Basseterre, St. Kitts  – As published in the Fall 2014 issue of LINKS Magazine, a top US national golf publication available in print and online, St. Kitts & Nevis is ranked among the Top 25 Islands in the world purely on the strength of its golf. “As a golfer myself, who has played on a […]

Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” Attracts American Film Industry Celebrities

Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge” Attracts American Film Industry Celebrities

KINGSTON, Jamaica–  American actor and director David Arquette, Writer/Producer John Swetnam of Mad Horse Films and Producer Michael Botti headline the list of celebrities set to take part in the Jamaica Invitational Pro-Am “Annie’s Revenge,” presented by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, October 29 – November 2, 2014.  The Jamaica Tourist Board event, now in its […]

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, […]

More News

Wells Fargo Donates $150,000 to Fight Ebola Crisis

Wells Fargo Donates $150,000 to Fight Ebola Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO -Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is donating $150,000 to International Medical Corps to help fight the Ebola crisis in the West African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since the initial Ebola outbreak in the region in December of 2013, the virus has spread, with more than 9,000 confirmed cases of infection and more […]

Congresswoman Wilson Applauds the U.S Department of Education in Its Decision to Provide Relief to Students and Their Families and Keep College Attainable

Congresswoman Wilson Applauds the U.S Department of Education in Its Decision to Provide Relief to Students and Their Families and Keep College Attainable

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, October 22nd, the U.S. Department of Education publicized its final rule for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program. This rule will help more students and families pay for college and will increase student access to postsecondary education through its redefinition of “adverse credit,” which is used to determine if borrowers […]

Officials with the CDC Hold Conference Call with Florida’s Hospital Executives

Officials with the CDC Hold Conference Call with Florida’s Hospital Executives

TALLAHASSEE  – On Monday, October 20th officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a statewide call with Florida’s hospital executives in response to Governor Rick Scott’s request for the CDC to share lessons learned for Ebola preparedness.  The call provided guidance to hospitals on the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), […]

Destination Grenada reduces Chikungunya Virus (ChikV) cases

Destination Grenada reduces Chikungunya Virus (ChikV) cases

St. George’s, Grenada  – The Ministry of Health of Grenada is registering a decline in the number of Chikungunya Virus (ChikV) cases on the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. George Mitchell reassured that these numbers will continue to decline as the Ministry of Health is robust with public education […]

Do UK Caribbean Voters have a Choice?

Do UK Caribbean Voters have a Choice?

LONDON – When businesswoman Khami Alexander asked Members of Parliament from Britain’s main political parties whether Caribbean Diaspora voters were being taken for granted, she got a rousing response from the large audience attending the Caribbean Question Time 2014 forum. The response to Ms. Alexander, came from an audience of approximately 500 mainly Caribbean origin […]

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