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The National Black Chamber of Commerce Calls For Youth Entrepreneurs To Enter Pass The Torch Young Entrepreneurs Competition

The National Black Chamber of Commerce Calls For Youth Entrepreneurs To Enter Pass The Torch Young Entrepreneurs Competition

NBCC looks to invest in schools and  communities by building a relationship and providing  resources to aid in the completion of youth oriented projects SOUTH FLORIDA – The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) invites students in school and/or business program to participate in their 23rd Annual Convention August 6, 2015, in Hollywood, Florida’s Diplomat Resort […]

Miami-Dade’s County Commission adopts Chairman Monestime’s legislation condemning Dominican Republic’s planned deportation of Dominicans and migrants of Haitian descent

Miami-Dade’s County Commission adopts Chairman Monestime’s legislation condemning Dominican Republic’s planned deportation of Dominicans and migrants of Haitian descent

MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on June 30 unanimously adopted Chairman Jean Monestime’s legislation condemning the Dominican Republic’s impending deportation of large numbers of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrant workers. A 2013 Dominican Republic court decision stripped the citizenship of more than 200,000 Dominicans born after 1929 to parents not […]

Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant Winners 2015

Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant Winners 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA – Four new reigning ambassadors of the Miss Jamaica Florida Pageant 2015 were crowned on Sunday  (June 28) at the 26th annual Coronation held at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.  And the winners are: Abigail Blake, Little Miss sponsored by The South & Blake Families; Ashante Lindsay, Junior Miss sponsored by Exquisite Class […]

National News

Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains Designated as World Heritage Site By UNESCO

Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains Designated as World Heritage Site By UNESCO

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – Jamaica’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has expressed delight at news that the push to have the Blue and John Crow Mountains designated as a World Heritage Site has yielded significant success. This follows the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s unanimous decision to have the site inscribed on the prestigious World Heritage List. The decision was […]

JISA, Congress WBN partner to deliver values to Jamaican schools

JISA, Congress WBN partner to deliver values to Jamaican schools

KINGSTON, Jamaica – An innovative education sector initiative in Jamaica is focused on leadership development as a key to raising professionals and students equipped to lead the Caribbean into the future. At the centre of the project is a Values-Based Education programme, commonly called VBE, which promotes the development of character alongside academic achievement. “The more […]

NorthGate College (Trinidad) Graduates Urged to Embrace Responsibility as Future Leaders

NorthGate College (Trinidad) Graduates Urged to Embrace Responsibility as Future Leaders

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad – Graduation ceremonies are typically a flurry of flash photos, spontaneous celebrations and smiling selfies. But when NorthGate College’s graduating fifth and sixth formers gathered for their annual send-off, it was anything but. The group of about 80 graduands listened intently as Dr Noel Woodroffe, founder and chairman of the college, urged them […]

Entertainment

Deadline for Caribbean filmmakers fast approaching

Deadline for Caribbean filmmakers fast approaching

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – With a chance to win TT$20,000 and learn from experienced international film professionals, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is encouraging filmmakers across the Caribbean and the diaspora to submit their application to this year’s RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion as the July 10th deadline is fast approaching. The RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ […]

Cultural Stage Promises Loads of Fun at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY

Cultural Stage Promises Loads of Fun at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY

QUEENS, NY – A cultural extravaganza to dial up the fun is what organizers have planned for the 5th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York. The popular Western Union Cultural Stage, with the multi-talented MC Sherry Morgan, promise loads of fun for adults […]

Shaggy To Perform On NBC’s Today Show Summer Concert Series In New York

Shaggy To Perform On NBC’s Today Show Summer Concert Series In New York

NEW YORK –  On Tuesday, July 7th, Grammy Award Winning Jamaican Artiste Shaggy will be performing on NBC’s TODAY Show as part of the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series. Sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB),  fans and supporters are invited to join them at New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza (48th Street between 5th and […]

Travel

JetBlue and Cuba Travel Services Begin New York to Havana Charter Flights

JetBlue and Cuba Travel Services Begin New York to Havana Charter Flights

Carrier Becomes First Major Airline to Operate the Route to Cuba Since Travel Restrictions Were Eased NEW YORK, NY – Today (July 3) JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) operated its first weekly charter flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV). JetBlue becomes the first major U.S. carrier […]

Hat-Trick of Accolades for Saint Lucia at the Inaugural Telegraph Caribbean Travel Awards

Hat-Trick of Accolades for Saint Lucia at the Inaugural Telegraph Caribbean Travel Awards

LONDON – Saint Lucia picked up three prestigious awards on Thursday (June 25) night at the inaugural Telegraph Caribbean Travel Awards which took place at the annual ball on behalf of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Across 10 different categories the island won ‘Favourite Luxury Hotel’ with Sugar Beach, joint winner of ‘Favourite Boutique Hotels’ with […]

Sandals Negril To Receive Significant Upgrades

Sandals Negril To Receive Significant Upgrades

Enhancements to Luxury Included® Resort Company Brings Vacation Experience to New Heights NEGRIL, Jamaica – Sandals Resorts announces significant enhancements to Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa to be completed by December 2015.  The Coconut Blocks at the resort, which consist of 64 rooms and suites, are currently undergoing a complete transformation.  The building is […]

Business

Turn Up Your Grilling Experience This Summer With Grace Foods!

Turn Up Your Grilling Experience This Summer With Grace Foods!

NEW YORK – The start of summer is literally days away. Barbeques, picnics and cookouts will be taking place in every community across the country by the thousands But there is something special, mysterious and magical about the mouthwatering flavors of the Jamaican jerk and barbeque seasonings and spices. People from many ethnicities are hunting for […]

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New VP, Connie Kinnard

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Welcomes New VP, Connie Kinnard

MIAMI – The Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a reception on July 1, 2015 to welcome and introduce Connie Kinnard, the GMCVB’s new Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development. More than one hundred community partners and stakeholders were on hand to extend a warm welcome to Connie, who […]

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Achiever: Taj Hunter Waite, Interior Designer

Caribbean-American Heritage Month Achiever: Taj Hunter Waite, Interior Designer

Guest Contributor, Ashley Andrews SOUTH FLORIDA – As Caribbean-American Heritage Month 2015 comes to a close, we take this opportunity to recognize our final achiever, International Interior Designer, Taj Hunter Waite, a graduate from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, BA and a MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Taj shares her secrets to her success […]

Sports

Jamaica BMX National Championship puts the island on cycling map

Jamaica BMX National Championship puts the island on cycling map

Oracabessa, St. Mary – Competitive cycling in Jamaica will be wheeling its way into the spotlight at the inaugural Jamaica Bicycle Motocross (BMX) National Championship. The Eden Park BMX track in Jack’s River, Oracabessa St. Mary will be coming alive on Saturday, July 4th as riders from across the island are set to compete. Eden […]

Miami Dolphins to Auction Autographed Seats Signed by Hall of Famers Don Shula, Bob Griese and Dan Marino

Miami Dolphins to Auction Autographed Seats Signed by Hall of Famers Don Shula, Bob Griese and Dan Marino

Miami  – The Miami Dolphins  will auction authentic Sun Life Stadium seats personally autographed by Dolphins and Pro Football Hall of Famers Don Shula, Bob Griese and Dan Marino. The seat auction will benefit the Miami Dolphins Foundation, which supports programs throughout South Florida in education, health and volunteerism. Fans can pre-register now at Dolphins.com/seatback […]

Jamaica’s BMX Star Inspiring Next Generation of Riders

Jamaica’s BMX Star Inspiring Next Generation of Riders

Ocho Rios, St. Ann  Sanchez Hubbard is passionately pursuing his dreams in Bicycle Moto Cross (BMX) riding. It shows every time the young rider does a trick or teaches a child how to ride. A rider, a coach and a daredevil, the 26 year-old is in the midst of cultivating a vibrant bicycling culture in […]

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Caribbean Community (CARICOM ) Gives Guyana Its Full Support On Venezuela’s Claim

Caribbean Community (CARICOM ) Gives Guyana Its Full Support On Venezuela’s Claim

Washington, DC– Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce Anthony Hylton has assured Guyana that it could expect a strong statement of support from the other Caribbean Community (CARICOM ) member states on the issue of the recent decree by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro when CARICOM heads meet this week in Barbados. The Jamaica Minister’s […]

Statement By President Obama On The Re-Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

Statement By President Obama On The Re-Establishment Of Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

WASHINGTON, DC -Statement by President Obama on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba: More than 54 years ago, at the height of the Cold War, the United States closed its embassy in Havana.  Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba, and re-open […]

Caribbean Airlines Has Your Ticket With A July 4th Seat Sale

Caribbean Airlines Has Your Ticket With A July 4th Seat Sale

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Caribbean Airlines announced a 4th of July sale of 10 percent off all fares from Port of Spain to destinations in the Caribbean, North America and the UK. Tickets must be purchased between July 1 and July 4, 2015 and are valid for travel between September 15 and October 31, 2015. […]

Commentary: A lioness ahead of her times

Commentary: A lioness ahead of her times

by Capil Bissoon   PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Ask yourself which Trinidad and Tobago Leader, or for that matter any third world leader, has promised term limits reducing their own powers? Not even the legendary Lee Kuan Yew did. But Kamla has. Which leader has attempted to put more power in the hands of […]

Regional tourism development agency seeks to inject fresh thinking into Caribbean tourism product

Regional tourism development agency seeks to inject fresh thinking into Caribbean tourism product

The Caribbean Tourism Organization has organized workshop on best practices in tourism produce development with emphasis on the Singapore model   BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – The region’s tourism development agency is seeking to stimulate new ideas and fresh thinking aimed at re-inventing the Caribbean tourism product. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has organized a regional four-day […]

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