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JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

JWOF accepting applications for “Powerful Women…Next Generation” Scholarship

SOUTH FLORIDA – Applications are now being accepted for the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) “Powerful Women…Next Generation” scholarship. The scholarship, renewable annually, is awarded to a first or second generation, Jamaican-American female high school student attending college in Fall 2018.  Valued at $1,250 yearly, the scholarship will encourage the recipient to achieve her four-year educational goal […]

FANM and Allies Condemn President’s #shithole Remarks

FANM and Allies Condemn President’s #shithole Remarks

MIAMI – President Trump’s disgusting remarks on Thursday and recently denigrating Haiti, Haitians, and black immigrants have been universally publicized and appropriately broadly condemned. They unfortunately fit into a pattern making clear that his anti-immigrant policies are motivated by racism and bias, not respect for the rule of law. The President’s words and November 20 […]

Trump’s remarks heartbreaking and insensitive says Alberto Carvalho

Trump’s remarks heartbreaking and insensitive says Alberto Carvalho

MIAMI – Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho issued the following statement regarding alleged, disparaging comments concerning immigration from specific countries: “To disparage an entire nation of people, questioning their worth and strength of spirit, is beyond heartbreaking and insensitive. Regardless of where we come from, the language we speak, the religion we embrace, as […]

National News

Caribbean Pan-African leaders say “No” to Trump in the Caribbean

Caribbean Pan-African leaders say “No” to Trump in the Caribbean

By Wesley Kirton SOUTH FLORIDA  – “We, the under-signed representatives of the sovereign people of the Caribbean hereby declare that President Donald Trump of the United States of America is “Persona Non Grata” in our Caribbean region. We further declare that as a “Persona Non Grata” President Donald Trump is NOT welcomed in any territory […]

Staging of the Guyana 10th Wedding Expo set for March 2018

Staging of the Guyana 10th Wedding Expo set for March 2018

Georgetown, Guyana – Plans are currently being put in place for the staging of Guyana’s Wedding Expo 2018 which will be held March 23 through 25 at the Roraima Duke Lodge, Kingston. The official announcement was made Wednesday (January 17, 2018) at a ceremony at Duke Lodge which showcased some of the ethnic and religious […]

Members from The Links, Inc. return to Jamaica for Humanitarian Mission Trip

Members from The Links, Inc. return to Jamaica for Humanitarian Mission Trip

 By Derrick Scott Washington, DC – More than 190 members of The Links, Incorporated, are set to return to Montego Bay, Jamaica on January 23rd, on another humanitarian mission to benefit education, health care and welfare for the island nation’s schools and students. By the end of the four-day visit – their third since 2016 […]

Entertainment

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – Jan. 16th 2018

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – Jan. 16th 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA – Mikey B Top 10 Reggae & Dancehall songs for the week of January 16th 2018: Last Week This Week Song Title Artist Label Weeks on Chart #2 #1 No Regards for Life Sampalue Kng 10 Music/Everything Rastafari 12 #1 #2 Are You Ready For Love Kulcha Cally Black Culture Ent 10 #3 #3 […]

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Stony Hill Vinyl LP Set Out Today

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Stony Hill Vinyl LP Set Out Today

New York – VP Records and Ghetto Youths International are proud to announce the release of the Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley vinyl LP of Stony Hill out today, January 19, 2018. The Vinyl LP set follows the albums #1 debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart in July, as well as the albums recent GRAMMY® nomination of the […]

JAMPRO hosts Jamaican Actors heading to the Sundance Film Festival

JAMPRO hosts Jamaican Actors heading to the Sundance Film Festival

Kingston, Jamaica – Two Jamaican actors will head to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival to be held on January 20 – 28 in Park City, Utah, for the world premiere of the feature film Yardie, which was shot in Jamaica and London in the summer of 2017. Details of the mission were disclosed at a […]

Travel

Le Plaza Hotel Welcomes Visitors To Carnival In Haiti

Le Plaza Hotel Welcomes Visitors To Carnival In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Le Plaza Hotel , one of Haiti’s historic hotels is encouraging travelers to visit the Caribbean destination to celebrate Carnival 2018 next month. Marc Pierre-Louis, General Manager of Le Plaza Hotel, said this year’s festival, the theme of which is “Ayiti sou wout chanjman” (Haiti on the road to change), is “a […]

Tourism Stakeholders Getting Set For Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Tourism Stakeholders Getting Set For Caribbean Travel Marketplace

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Registration for this month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, to be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is strong. Following a meeting with the Host Committee in San Juan this week, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) reported that demand among travel industry stakeholders to […]

Jamaica to Redevelop Montego Bay to Appleton Estate Railway

Jamaica to Redevelop Montego Bay to Appleton Estate Railway

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that the Government of Jamaica has been in discussions with a number of investors to resuscitate the railway programme to Appleton Estate, which he hopes will result in an increase of tourists visiting the South Coast of the island. The Montego Bay to Appleton Rum […]

Business

Margaritaville Beach Resort expanding to Nassau, Bahamas

Margaritaville Beach Resort expanding to Nassau, Bahamas

ORLANDO – Margaritaville Holdings is bringing its authentic lifestyle experience to the Bahamas’ capital city with Margaritaville at The Pointe, a $250 million, six-acre development. Already under construction and expected to begin a phased opening in mid-2019, the development will feature a new 150-room Margaritaville Beach Resort, 150 luxury oceanfront residences – 100 of which will be branded One Particular […]

Vital Technology for Startup Businesses

Vital Technology for Startup Businesses

When you start a business, you have much to think about in order to get things up and running. This is a venture that can be exciting and rewarding. However, it can also be a big challenge and means putting in a lot of hard work as well as plenty of thought into what you […]

The Rise of Self Storage Businesses in Bronx

The Rise of Self Storage Businesses in Bronx

NEW YORK – If you are looking for a self-storage facility near you, you have to choose the best service. A facility just down the road does not mean it is always the best option for you. Self-storage is a must for most businesses. You need to ensure that you are saving time and money […]

Sports

Jamaican Youngsters set to Dive Off at Inaugural UANA Swimming Cup

Jamaican Youngsters set to Dive Off at Inaugural UANA Swimming Cup

Inaugural UANA Swimming Cup -2108 takes place in South Florida (Coral Springs) CORAL SPRINGS – The Coral Spring Aquatic Complex in Coral Springs, Florida will this weekend host the Inaugural edition of the UANA Swimming Cup 2018 from Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st, 2018. The Union Americana de Natación or UANA is the Regional […]

Jamaican Brit, Raheem Sterling a driving force in English Premier League

Jamaican Brit, Raheem Sterling a driving force in English Premier League

SOUTH FLORIDA – With a little less than halfway of the current English Premier League Season left, Manchester City sits atop the league, 15 points clear of the 2nd place team, Manchester United and 16 points clear of last year’s champion Chelsea. Undeniably, many games remain to be played. However, if Man City retains the form […]

Miami Open Relocating to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019

Miami Open Relocating to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019

MIAMI – IMG, an Endeavor company, today announced that the Miami Open presented by Itau will be relocating to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019. The partnership between IMG and Hard Rock Stadium will bring an unparalleled fan experience, improved player amenities, ample parking, as well as an extended fan base to the Miami Open, a cornerstone […]

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Three Best Vi-Shape Recipes

Three Best Vi-Shape Recipes

We often complain about gaining some extra weight. When it comes to losing the weight we mostly give up, as all that thoughts about exhausting physical exercises make us feel sick already. Some even try physical training, but give up in the matter of a few days, as the desired effect is nowhere to be […]

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine resumes classes in Sint Maarten

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine resumes classes in Sint Maarten

CUPECOY, St. Maarten – Four months after Hurricane Irma caused American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) to evacuate students and faculty from Sint Maarten, AUC has resumed classes on its Sint Maarten campus. The medical school has begun a phased return to Sint Maarten after holding its September 2017 semester on the […]

Jamaica’s Jazz Great Monty Alexander is Coming to South Florida

Jamaica’s Jazz Great Monty Alexander is Coming to South Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA – South Florida jazz fans are in for a treat this weekend as award-winning, Jamaican jazz legend Monty Alexander, brings his inimitable brand of jazz back to the Sunshine state. With over 70 CDs under his belt along with hundreds of performances and a Grammy nomination, Alexander is set to treat fans of jazz […]

David Wagga Hunt Scholarship Fund provides Ja$8 million in scholarships to students in Jamaica

David Wagga Hunt Scholarship Fund provides Ja$8 million in scholarships to students in Jamaica

By Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks has commended the Jamaica David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Organization for providing over Ja$8.4 million in scholarships to twenty-one students from two of Jamaica’s premier secondary schools – Calabar High and Kingston College (KC). “I am heartened by the tremendous growth […]

Rep. Wilson Plans to Boycott President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

Rep. Wilson Plans to Boycott President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on why she will not attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address:  “For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address. I have no […]

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