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South Florida’s Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series Launches

South Florida’s Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series Launches

12 Honorees to be recognized as 2014 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers in Miami SOUTH FLORIDA -The announcement of the 12 honorees for the 2014 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series, was officially made on Wednesday August 6, 2014. The 2014 list of honorees highlights the best of the Tri-County area of Fort Lauderdale, […]

Atty. Wayne Golding elected new Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Rep. for Southern USA

Atty. Wayne Golding elected new Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Rep. for Southern USA

SOUTH FLORIDA – Attorney Wayne Golding of Orlando has been elected the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board member for the Southern USA. Mr. Golding was declared the duly elected Diaspora Advisory Board Representative and will immediately assume office having secured the majority of votes from a final count of 1,237 ballots from the Jamaican Diaspora across […]

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Keynote speaker at 15 Annual Caribbean American Democratic Club Awards Luncheon

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Keynote speaker at 15 Annual Caribbean American Democratic Club Awards Luncheon

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Caribbean American Democratic Club of Broward County is pleased to present its signature fundraising event with keynote speaker Congresswoman Yvette Clarke out of Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, August 17, 2014. This is more than your usual awards luncheon; the committee has worked diligently to showcase the diverse Caribbean diaspora in […]

National News

Jamaican Diaspora Remits US$16 billion over 10 Years

Jamaican Diaspora Remits US$16 billion over 10 Years

Washington, DC -  Over the past 10 years, members of the Diaspora have remitted sixteen billion US dollars to Jamaica. This was disclosed by Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Arnaldo Brown while addressing the launch of the NE USA leg of the Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora […]

Haiti’s local community to benefit from additional fee from cruise passengers

Haiti’s local community to benefit from additional fee from cruise passengers

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) — Haiti’s Prime minister, Laurent Lamothe, announced on Monday that an agreement has been reached between the Haitian government and the Royal Caribbean Cruise lines to add two dollars on the fee paid by each tourist visiting the northern Labadie seaside resort to fund social projects benefiting the local community. Lamothe said […]

Jamaica Diaspora Mapping Project Launched in the US

Jamaica Diaspora Mapping Project Launched in the US

WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica is now in the process of implementing an International Migration and Development policy. This was disclosed by Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon. Arnaldo Brown during the launch of the Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project at a luncheon held at the Island Cuisine […]

Entertainment

Young Masqueraders To Showcase Creativity And Craftsmanship At The Miami Broward Jr. Carnival

Young Masqueraders To Showcase Creativity And Craftsmanship At The Miami Broward Jr. Carnival

Children Chart Their Path Within The Fabric Of A South Florida Signature Caribbean-American Annual Event    MIAMI – The Miami Broward Junior Carnival will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at the Central Broward Regional Park & Cricket Stadium (3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311). The parade will begin at 2pm. Admission is […]

Maxi Priest Continues International Tour in Support of New Album Easy To Love

Maxi Priest Continues International Tour in Support of New Album Easy To Love

MIRAMAR -With over 15 million albums sold worldwide, multiple Grammy nominations and top 10 Billboard hits (including the No. 1 smash “Close To You”) – the most successful solo act in British reggae history Maxi Priest continues to hit the road throughout this summer and fall in support of his first studio album in almost […]

Photographer/author of new book “Creole World” to speak at Books & Books

Photographer/author of new book “Creole World” to speak at Books & Books

MIAMI – With its own rich Creole heritage, the Miami area shares many of the same elements found in renowned author and photographer Richard Sexton’s new exhibition and book “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere” (The Historic New Orleans Collection 2014). Sexton’s book explores the architectural and cultural connections between […]

Travel

Seaborne Airlines Makes Traveling Throughout the Caribbean Easier

Seaborne Airlines Makes Traveling Throughout the Caribbean Easier

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” promotion for $699*.  This promotion offers […]

St. Kitts Tourism Authority rebrands to meet expected growth

St. Kitts Tourism Authority rebrands to meet expected growth

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Anticipating growth in the tourism sector for the 2014-2015 season, the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, conducted a Customer Service Training seminar for certified Primate Petting and Aloe Rub vendors. In following through with its commitment to raise standards in the tourism industry, seminar was designed to equip the vendors with the […]

Caribbean tourism prepares for major change

Caribbean tourism prepares for major change

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -  Caribbean and global tourism thought leaders gather in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands next month to discuss and devise strategies to position Caribbean tourism for major change. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) will bring together speakers of international and regional acclaim from various fields linked to […]

Business

LIME To Invest US$10 million in St. Kitts and Nevis

LIME To Invest US$10 million in St. Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – LIME is to invest US$10 million in St. Kitts and Nevis. Tuesday, company representatives, officially informed St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas that LIME will be investing the money on network upgrade to advance the economic development of St. Kitts and Nevis, help change […]

Caribbean Export Strengthens Relations in the Dominican Republic

Caribbean Export Strengthens Relations in the Dominican Republic

Bridgetown, Barbados – Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) Pamela Coke-Hamilton addressed an audience of beneficiaries and key partners and extended congratulations to the firms that recently were awarded grants under the Agency’s Direct Assistance Grant Scheme yesterday evening. Throughout the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) programme Caribbean Export has supported […]

Historical Caribbean Pavilion for Panama ‘Expocomer 2015’

Historical Caribbean Pavilion for Panama ‘Expocomer 2015’

PANAMA CITY, Panama – The Expocomer 2015 Organizing Committee, from the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama, is pleased to invite you to participate in the thirty-second version of this exhibition that translates into the most important commercial showcase of Panama and the region, to be held on, March 11 to 14, 2015, […]

Sports

Minister McNeill to Participate in Jamaica Promotion at Commonwealth Games

Minister McNeill to Participate in Jamaica Promotion at Commonwealth Games

Kingston, Jamaica- Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, the Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, is scheduled to participate in several activities aimed at marketing destination Jamaica during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland, from July 23 to August 3, 2014. Minister McNeill is currently in Trinidad where he represented Jamaica at […]

Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation Set To Benefit From Inaugural Jamaica Open Golf Championship

Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation Set To Benefit From Inaugural Jamaica Open Golf Championship

NEW YORK– Jamaica’s Palmyra Foundation and the New York Urban League are set to benefit from the inaugural Jamaica Open NY (JONY) Pro-Am Golf Championship to be held on Monday August 4, 2014 at the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn, NY.  It will be hosted by the Alsion Roach Business Group with the support […]

LeBron James is America’s New Favorite Sports Star While Michael Jordan Drops to Number Two

LeBron James is America’s New Favorite Sports Star While Michael Jordan Drops to Number Two

NEW YORK – The battle for number one continues with a change on top. As many have asked the LeBron James versus Michael Jordan question, we may not know how they would compare on the basketball court, but this year, James overthrows Jordan and is America’s favorite sports star. Last year, the reverse was true […]

More News

National Bar Association Filed a Lawsuit Against the City of Ferguson & the Ferguson Police Department

National Bar Association Filed a Lawsuit Against the City of Ferguson & the Ferguson Police Department

WASHINGTON, DC — Earlier today, the National Bar Association filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson, MO and the Ferguson Police Department seeking any and all incident reports, investigative reports, notes and memorandums prepared by Ferguson Police officers, in-dash camera video, photographs, cellphone video and recordings in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brown. […]

Caribbean Pavilion for thirty-second staging of Expocomer 2015

Caribbean Pavilion for thirty-second staging of Expocomer 2015

Panama City, Panama -Melida Harris-Barrow, President/CEO Panama World Trade & Investment Foundation (PWTIF), has been granted the rights by Expocomer to be a Promoter/Administrator to stimulate trade and investment among Caribbean businesses, increase their networking opportunities at Expocomer and also to create for the first time in its history, a Caribbean Pavilion. The thirty-second staging of Expocomer 2015 will be […]

NAACP Releases Commission District 8 Questionnaire

NAACP Releases Commission District 8 Questionnaire

MIAMI-DADE – The Miami –Dade NAACP in an effort to move political discussion for sloganeering and simple statements to more detailed discussion of issues of concern is trying to develop a questionnaire approach locally similar to the efforts done by the NAACP on the National level. Our first attempt was with the race in County […]

Former Governor Jeb Bush Joins “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot Coalition”

Former Governor Jeb Bush Joins “Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot Coalition”

TALLAHASSEE –Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush today expressed serious concerns about proposed Florida constitutional Amendment 2 and the problems it could create by allowing large-scale marijuana commercialization and sales in Florida. Today, Gov. Bush, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and other Florida business leaders announced they are adding their voices to the Don’t Let Florida […]

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks out on developments in Ferguson, Missouri

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks out on developments in Ferguson, Missouri

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Thursday following his meeting earlier today with President Obama to discuss the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri: “This morning, I met with President Obama to discuss the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Like the President, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Michael Brown.  While his […]

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