Local News

Vishwanath “Joy” Sawh Ramsawak: Celebrating The Life of  Restaurant Owner One Year After His Passing

Vishwanath “Joy” Sawh Ramsawak: Celebrating The Life of  Restaurant Owner One Year After His Passing

By: Shama Harrysingh LAUDERHILL – Families and friends of the late Vishwanath Sawh Ramsawak familiarly known as Joy gathered together to honor and celebrate  his life on the first anniversary of his death.  Prayers and devotions were offered in the name of the deceased whose legacy as an entrepreneur, family man, servant of the community and benefactor to those in […]

Ms. Broward County 2015 Named Broward 100 Youth Ambassador

Ms. Broward County 2015 Named Broward 100 Youth Ambassador

BROWARD COUNTY  – Recently, in Broward County, a host of young ladies from the diverse municipalities came forward to begin an adventure in the Ms. Broward County 2015 pageant. For many of them, it would be one night of pageantry learning how to be confident in front of an audience, speak with distinction and remembering to […]

Jamaican Women Of Florida (JWOF) Participates In Take Your Child To Work Day – Broward 2015

Jamaican Women Of Florida (JWOF) Participates In Take Your Child To Work Day – Broward 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaican Women of Florida under the leadership of their Mentorship Committee Chair, Georgia Robinson, Esq. will be participating in the annual Take Your Child To Work Day in Broward County on April 10, 2015. What started as a National Take Your Daughter to Work Day 22 years ago has evolved into taking […]

National News

Non-profit Arm of Jamaica’s Sandals Resorts Provides Tourists the Chance to Help

Non-profit Arm of Jamaica’s Sandals Resorts Provides Tourists the Chance to Help

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Despite its natural beauty, the Caribbean faces challenges in education, community development and environmental preservation. One organization is dedicated to addressing those challenges and partners with many of its visitors in an effort to give back. The Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International, is celebrating its sixth anniversary with the […]

OAS Assistant Secretary General Ramdin Praises Model OAS in Visit to Saint Kitts and Nevis

OAS Assistant Secretary General Ramdin Praises Model OAS in Visit to Saint Kitts and Nevis

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS – The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, arrived in the Caribbean country of Saint Kitts and Nevis this week for the 33rd Model OAS General Assembly for Universities of the Hemisphere (MOAS). More than 100 hundred students from 9 countries, representing 16 delegations, travelled […]

Caribbean Wellness trailblazer inspiring a new brand of massage therapist

Caribbean Wellness trailblazer inspiring a new brand of massage therapist

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Patricia Berry-Greenidge has crisscrossed the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas in her quest to bring ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) standards to the Caribbean. She began blazing trails as the Principal of Personal Body Healthcare Clinic and School of Holistic Therapies Inc., which is accredited by ITEC and IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists).  […]

Entertainment

Etana Announces U.S. Tour In Support Of Latest Album I Rise

Etana Announces U.S. Tour In Support Of Latest Album I Rise

Following Her Recent Initiative to “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” The Jamaican Reggae Singer Joins Hawaiian Songstress Anuhea on June Dates NEW YORK – On the heels of Etana’s United Nations’ performance and the release of her “Better Tomorrow” single for the “Stop Ebola and Build For the Future” campaign, the reggae singer announces her Spring […]

The Caribbean Carnival Soundtrack From VP Records, “Soca Arena” In Stores Now

The Caribbean Carnival Soundtrack From VP Records, “Soca Arena” In Stores Now

The Caribbean Carnival Soundtrack Featuring Top Soca Artists From Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Grenada and Jamaica MIRAMAR – By popular demand, VP Records kicks off the Carnival season with Soca Arena, a collection of “jump and wave” winners with an extended mega mix by DJ Spice of TeamSoca.com, out March 17, 2015. Soca Arena presents the […]

10th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival  Sells Out Its Saturday Show!

10th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival Sells Out Its Saturday Show!

General admission tickets still available for Sunday March 22nd, 2015 MIAMI GARDENS – For those who don’t already have tickets to The City of Miami Gardens’ 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens’ Saturday March 21st show, any chance of getting the red hot tickets are gone. The event sold out at noon  on Friday, March 20th. […]

Travel

Expedia Reports Major Developments for Haiti

Expedia Reports Major Developments for Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, reported today significant expansion in the Haiti market in 2014, including increased travel demand, hotel partner acquisitions and a surge in mobile and package bookings for the burgeoning destination. With increased flight arrivals, new hotel and resort accommodations and a flourishing […]

Nevis’ Newest Boutique Villa Resort Announces Introductory Offers

Nevis’ Newest Boutique Villa Resort Announces Introductory Offers

Paradise Beach Nevis offers a special two-bedroom rate, plus a Stay Longer and a Sun-kissed Destination Wedding package, for a limited time only ST. THOMAS’ PARISH, Nevis –  Paradise Beach Nevis, the newest and most luxurious beachfront villa resort on the unspoiled and captivating Caribbean island of Nevis, today announced three introductory offers: a special […]

5 Reasons Why Millennials are Flocking to Trinidad & Tobago

5 Reasons Why Millennials are Flocking to Trinidad & Tobago

The destination wows Generation Y with its unique gastronomy, diverse culture, eco-adventure and budget-friendly accommodations PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad & Tobago’s year round festivals, diverse culture, eco-adventure activities and unique gastronomy position the destination as one not-to-miss with millennials, the fastest growing segment of travelers. “As this generation is seeking more than the […]

Business

Carnival Corporation Names Caribbean-American, Julia M. Brown to newly formed position of Chief Procurement Officer

Carnival Corporation Names Caribbean-American, Julia M. Brown to newly formed position of Chief Procurement Officer

MIAMI – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest travel and leisure company, today (March 25th) named Julia M. Brown to the newly created role of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) overseeing strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management. As part of this new role, Brown will work closely with the company’s nine brands […]

African Media Professionals Visit U.S. to Learn About Election Coverage

African Media Professionals Visit U.S. to Learn About Election Coverage

MIAMI – On Tuesday, March 24 Ric Katz, president of Communikatz, Inc. and Carlos Gimenez, Jr., vice president & general counsel of Balsera Communications, provided an overview from a campaign strategist perspective to six media professionals visiting from Africa to explore media coverage of elections in the U.S., invited by Global Ties Miami. Ric Katz, president of Communikatz, Inc. a former journalist […]

We Florida Financial Hosts Youth Summit for 200 Future  Decision Makers in Fort Lauderdale

We Florida Financial Hosts Youth Summit for 200 Future Decision Makers in Fort Lauderdale

Money, Money, Money – 10 Financial Life Lessons” to Educate and Fiscally Empower South Florida’s Up-and-coming Teens FT. LAUDERDALE – In a continuing effort to educate and fiscally empower South Florida’s up-and-coming teens, We Florida Financial will host a special summit entitled “Money, Money, Money – 10 Financial Life Lessons.” Approximately 200 young adults, ages 13 […]

Sports

21 Years & Counting For Team Jamaica Bickle – Plans Full Slate Of Activities Leading Up To Penn Relays!

21 Years & Counting For Team Jamaica Bickle – Plans Full Slate Of Activities Leading Up To Penn Relays!

NEW YORK – As the Penn Relays roll around for its 121st staging, April 23-25, 2015; Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) is once again getting into gear to host Jamaica’s high school athletes. It’s the organization’s 21st presentation at these Relays. Numerous activities are on tap, some new, to assist in its fundraising efforts. TJB Philadelphia kicked off its […]

“Kaci Fennell And Jeneil Williams Sign On As Ambassadors For Kingston City Run”

“Kaci Fennell And Jeneil Williams Sign On As Ambassadors For Kingston City Run”

Celebrating the true meaning of beauty with a purpose  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kingston City Run (KCR) now enjoys a double dose of star power as event organizers recently unveiled their newest, celebrity ambassadors: Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell and Pulse Supermodel Jeneil Williams. Since fitness plays such an important role in their lives, both ladies […]

Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Supports MoBay City Run 2015

Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Supports MoBay City Run 2015

Montego Bay, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has thrown its full support behind the upcoming MoBay City Run, describing the charity event as an asset to the development of sports tourism and the education of young Jamaicans. Speaking at the event’s launch yesterday (March 3rd) at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, JTB Chairman, Dennis Morrison […]

More News

Healthcare Tourism On The Rise In The Caribbean

Healthcare Tourism On The Rise In The Caribbean

CAYMAN ISLANDS – Healthcare tourism is listed as an opportunity for the Caribbean region according to an article outlining “13 Opportunities for the New Caribbean.” In Caribbean Journal, an online news source, Curaçao-based development consultants, Miguel Goede and Runy Calmera, cite opportunities ranging from the film industry, higher education to ecotourism and sports, and note […]

Dangers of Black Henna Tattoos

Dangers of Black Henna Tattoos

TALLAHASSEE — As Spring Break kicks into full swing, the Florida Department of Health is warning residents and visitors of the potential health hazards associated with black henna tattoos. The paste in black henna tattoos contains a toxic chemical found in black hair dye called para-phenylenediamine (PPD). “When applied directly to the skin, the PPD […]

Jamaica National (JN) Members benefit from Financial Wellness advice

Jamaica National (JN) Members benefit from Financial Wellness advice

PLANTATION – Members of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) who reside in South Florida benefitted from a recent Financial Wellness Seminar that was hosted by the JNBS Florida Representative Office on March 7, as part of the ongoing efforts of the organisation to up-to-date members about pertinent financial strategies. The Financial Wellness Seminar, held at […]

St. Kitts ‘Makes Waves’ at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015

St. Kitts ‘Makes Waves’ at Cruise Shipping Miami 2015

Destination Proudly Showcases Its Diversity and Authenticity at the Cruise Industry’s Premier Global Event MIAMI – From March 16-19, 2015, St. Kitts’ new Minister of Tourism, Mr. Lindsay Grant, along with the CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Ms. Racquel Brown, and other representatives from the island interacted with top executives and decision-makers in the cruise […]

Quotable Caribbean – March 23, 2015

Quotable Caribbean – March 23, 2015

“This award (Blue Flag certification of Trinidad’s Las Cuevas Beach) reaffirms TDC’s commitment to capitalizing on the value that sustainable growth and development brings to our destination.” – Keith Chin, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Company (TDC) of Trinidad and Tobago (Travel Pulse)   “Investment opportunities are staring us in the face (in Montego Bay). Let […]

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