Local News

Haitian Cultural Heritage Month kicks off on May 1 in Miami-Dade

Haitian Cultural Heritage Month kicks off on May 1 in Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime is inviting the community to experience the wonders of Haitian culture and cuisine during the County’s 15th Annual Haitian Cultural Heritage Month celebrations. The theme of this year’s festivities – which will showcase the art, history, music and food of Haiti throughout the month of May – […]

Western Union and GraceKennedy 2015 Town Hall Series: “The Caribbean Diaspora – Borderless Possibilities”  Comes To South Florida

Western Union and GraceKennedy 2015 Town Hall Series: “The Caribbean Diaspora – Borderless Possibilities” Comes To South Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA –Western Union and GraceKennedy will hold their annual town hall series from May 4th to May 8th, 2015 in Canada, New York and Florida under the theme, “The Caribbean Diaspora- Borderless Possibilities.”The keynote speaker for this year’s series is the Most Honourable P.J. Patterson, Former Prime Minister of Jamaica and President of HeisConsults Ltd. […]

Forum To Update South Florida Community On Upcoming Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference

Forum To Update South Florida Community On Upcoming Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaica’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, MP, will unveil the plans developed for the upcoming Sixth Biennial Jamaica National Diaspora Conference (June 13-18), at a Community Forum to take place on Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., at […]

National News

Haiti and the Dominican Republic Receive a Best Practice Workshop in Implementing  Investor Tracking System

Haiti and the Dominican Republic Receive a Best Practice Workshop in Implementing Investor Tracking System

Port-au-Prince, Haïti – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with the Centre for Facilitation of Investments of Haiti (CFI) and the Export and Investment Centre of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD), conducted a Workshop on the Best Practices in Implementing Investor Tracking Systems, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti from April 15-16, […]

Costa Rica and Jamaica strengthen trade ties

Costa Rica and Jamaica strengthen trade ties

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Honourable G. Anthony Hylton and Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade, Alexander Mora signed an agreement last week in Costa Rica to cement a trading partnership between both nations. The Jamaican and Costa Rican governments seek to take advantage of the countries’ close locations, improve their existing […]

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Among Recipients Of Gift From The White House

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Among Recipients Of Gift From The White House

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill received a gift from the White House from Mr. Cleveland Charles, Political and Economic Affairs Counsellor, US Embassy Jamaica, during a courtesy call on the Minister Wednesday (April 22) at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices. Minister McNeill was among several persons who received gifts […]

Entertainment

Reggae Sensation Dexta Daps In South Florida For BLITZ 2015

Reggae Sensation Dexta Daps In South Florida For BLITZ 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA – Down Sound Records is prepared to give the city an undeniable partying experience with Blitz, on Saturday May 9th, 2015, featuring Dexta Daps & Ishawna live in concert for the first time in Miami at Luxurious Banquet Hall (LBH)  located at 3500 NW 15th St Lauderhill, FL 33311. Blitz will also feature a performance from upcoming […]

Inspirational Jamaican Film goes to Caribbean Lens Film Festival in Hollywood

Inspirational Jamaican Film goes to Caribbean Lens Film Festival in Hollywood

MIRAMAR – Following on a successful release and tour of South Florida churches, The Gift Everlasting, a faith-based feature filmed produced by BarriVision Films in association with Jamaica Youth for Christ (JYFC) is headed to Hollywood. The film will be screened at the Caribbean Lens Film Festival in June at the Historic El Portal Theater in […]

Gospel Reggae Star Positive Releases New Hit Album, ‘Stand And Be Counted’

Gospel Reggae Star Positive Releases New Hit Album, ‘Stand And Be Counted’

New York – Gospel reggae star Joel “Positive” Murray releases his highly-anticipated, third studio effort Stand And Be Counted, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on May 5, 2015, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. Hailing from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Positive has earned his reign at the forefront […]

Travel

Expedia Names Dominican Republic 2014 Leader in Caribbean Travel Demand

Expedia Names Dominican Republic 2014 Leader in Caribbean Travel Demand

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic –  The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest online travel companies, reported today a banner year for the Dominican Republic in 2014 with a 45 percent increase in travel demand year over year. Furthermore, Punta Cana was the top producing market in 2014 in the Caribbean region with a travel […]

Record Number Of Chinese Visitors Cruised Into Jamaica

Record Number Of Chinese Visitors Cruised Into Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica – There was a buzz of activity in Ocho Rios this Wednesday morning (April 22) as nearly one thousand Chinese vacationers descended on the resort town to experience Jamaica’s world class tourism offerings. The group represents the single largest number of Chinese visitors to vacation on the island ever. The visitors were brought […]

St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain, Anse Chastanet Switch On For Earth Day

St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain, Anse Chastanet Switch On For Earth Day

SOUFRIERE, St. Lucia  – Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts are marking Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, by switching their lighting systems to an energy efficient, ecologically friendly light-emitting diode (LED) solution. Karolin Troubetzkoy, who manages operations at the award-winning St. Lucian resorts, said: “We have registered an initiative with EarthDay.org, stating our commitment to change […]

Business

South Florida Travel Agents Learn More About Trinidad & Tobago

South Florida Travel Agents Learn More About Trinidad & Tobago

Members of The Travel Industry Association of Florida tasted and learned much about the destination  PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A group of nearly 75 travel agents from The Travel Industry Association of Florida attended a presentation and dinner hosted by Tourism Development Company (TDC) on April 14 to learn more about the twin island […]

Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications Adds New Talent To Its Roster

Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications Adds New Talent To Its Roster

CORAL GABLES – Award-winning travel and hospitality public relations firm Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications (CAMC) has added veteran destination and brand marketing specialist Lesley-Ann Thompson to its talent roster. Miss Thompson brings with her a wealth of marketing and public relations experience that spans the tourism, economic development and advertising industries.  As CAMC’s newest team member, she […]

Miami Dade College Once Again Accepting Applications for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Miami Dade College Once Again Accepting Applications for the 10,000 Small Businesses Program

MIAMI – Miami Dade College (MDC) is once again accepting applications for Cohort 6 of the 10,000 Small Businesses program scheduled to begin September 18, at the Wolfson Campus. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is a classroom-based practical business education program that gives entrepreneurs several benefits including valuable skills for growing their businesses, the opportunity […]

Sports

Dolfans Ready For The Miami Dolphins On The Clock 2015 NFL Draft Party

Dolfans Ready For The Miami Dolphins On The Clock 2015 NFL Draft Party

MIAMI GARDENS – On Thursday, April 30, 2015 the Miami Dolphins will host The Dolphins Draft Party, a fan festival, that will take place at Sun Life Stadium on the Grand Plaza at Gate G.  The event is free and open to the public. The event features a live radio broadcast by the Finsiders, food, free player […]

Grace Foods Renews Support To Jamaican Athletes Attending Penn Relays 2015

Grace Foods Renews Support To Jamaican Athletes Attending Penn Relays 2015

Moonachie, NJ – For Jamaicans who live overseas, Grace Foods is a symbol of authentic and uncompromisingly delicious Jamaican foods, and this year Grace will again throw its support behind the prestigious Penn Relays, with a number of initiatives directed at benefiting both athletes and spectators, who are expected to descend on the April 23-25 meet. […]

Grenada gears up for International Cricket Games

Grenada gears up for International Cricket Games

St. George’s, Grenada  – The Grenada Tourism Authority welcomed the West Indies and England cricket teams on Saturday, 18th April at the Maurice Bishop International Airport. The two teams will play the second test match of England’s Tour of the West Indies at the Grenada National Stadium from Tuesday, April 21st to Saturday,  April 25th 2015. “We are all […]

More News

Congresswoman Wilson “Proud” of Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General

Congresswoman Wilson “Proud” of Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States: “Yesterday, I was proud to witness the confirmation of the first female, African American Attorney General of the United States of America, Loretta Lynch. I join the women […]

World Immunization Week Highlights Importance Of Vaccination Before Traveling Abroad

World Immunization Week Highlights Importance Of Vaccination Before Traveling Abroad

TALLAHASSEE—Today begins World Immunization Week 2015 (April 24–30), and the Florida Department of Health is proud to join the rest of the world in promoting better vaccination rates. This awareness week is also a time to recognize the importance of proper vaccinations before travel to other countries. “Routine immunizations are instrumental for keeping children, families […]

Attorney General Eric Holder Pleased With Senate Confirmation Of Loretta Lynch

Attorney General Eric Holder Pleased With Senate Confirmation Of Loretta Lynch

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Loretta Lynch: “Loretta Lynch is a gifted attorney, a consummate professional, and a dedicated public servant.  I am pleased that the United States Senate has recognized her clear qualifications and the need for her confirmation as Attorney General of the […]

Jamaica: Digicel Foundation’s Enrichment Programme surpasses development targets

Jamaica: Digicel Foundation’s Enrichment Programme surpasses development targets

Within two years implemented in 97 schools, impacting 37,000 students  Kingston, Jamaica –The Enrichment Programme, a literacy and numeracy initiative of the Digicel Foundation, within 2 years has exceeded its targets under the partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In 2013 the Digicel Foundation was awarded a 3-year Cooperative Agreement from USAID […]

New Reggae/Soca Music From D.M.G, “Heating Up” The Airwaves

New Reggae/Soca Music From D.M.G, “Heating Up” The Airwaves

SOUTH FLORIDA – South Florida & the Caribbean will definitely get hotter this summer as the man who gave you “Sweetest Wine” drops a second release entitled Heating up (hot like fyah). D.M.G is a Jamaican born producer/artist who has graced the stage of some of the hottest stage events in south Florida and abroad, such […]

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