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Miami-Dade County Public Schools Warns: Severe Consequences for Cyber Threats to Schools

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Warns: Severe Consequences for Cyber Threats to Schools

MIAMI-DADE – As the U.S. mourns the victims of the tragedy that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and districts around the country are dealing with a rash of social media threats. Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (M-DSPD) takes every threat seriously and thoroughly investigates each […]

JN Bank Florida Office hosting forum on real estate investing in Jamaica

JN Bank Florida Office hosting forum on real estate investing in Jamaica

JN Florida Rep Office Hosts “Community Connection” TAMARAC – The JN Bank Representative Office in Tamarac will host a “JN Bank Community Connection” event on Saturday, February 24, for real estate prospects interested in purchasing a property in Jamaica for investment, retirement or vacation purposes. The event will include housing developers and realtors from Jamaica, part […]

Around Town: Jamaica’s Consul General Franz Hall Tours PortMiami

Around Town: Jamaica’s Consul General Franz Hall Tours PortMiami

MIAMI –   Jamaica’s Consul General, Franz Hall had the opportunity to visit PortMiami, during a recent tour of the Port facilities on Monday, Feb. 12.  

National News

Caribbean Export Launches a New Tool to Support BSOs

Caribbean Export Launches a New Tool to Support BSOs

Bridgetown, Barbados –  A new online tool developed by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) with funding from the European Union has been launched. The SME Diagnostic Tool was developed to assist CARIFORUM SMEs increase their export competitiveness.  exporTT have adopted the tool which will be utilised as a central aspect of their Export […]

Kittitian nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Kittitian nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Donna Blake, a national of St. Kitts and Nevis, living in Canada, has been nominated for that country’s prestigious Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. “She is an excellent teacher who knows how to bond and connect with her student. Her teaching styles always have her students’ best interest. She brings […]

Ambassador Marks to rep Jamaica in Dubai at World Government Summit

Ambassador Marks to rep Jamaica in Dubai at World Government Summit

by Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Her Excellency Audrey Marks will represent the Government at the sixth annual gathering of World Government Summit which is being held in Dubai February 11 – 13. The summit which is being held under the theme “Shaping Future Governments” will explore the future of […]

Entertainment

An Evening of Wine, Cheese and Art with the Gentlemen of Calabar

An Evening of Wine, Cheese and Art with the Gentlemen of Calabar

Calabar’s Class of 1980 Presents An Evening of Wine, Cheese and Art with the Gentlemen of Calabar Hollywood, Florida –Calabar’s Class of 1980, in association with the Calabar High School Alumni Association Florida Chapter, will present “An Evening of Wine, Cheese and Art with the Gentlemen of Calabar” on February 24, 2018, at Mangrove Hall in […]

Pérez Art Museum Miami Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of the PAMM Fund for African American Art

Pérez Art Museum Miami Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of the PAMM Fund for African American Art

MIAMI – On February 17, 2018, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will welcome arts supporters and the PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art to the museum for Art + Soul, an evening celebrating the fifth anniversary of the PAMM Fund for African American Art. This event also marks the one-year anniversary since the John S. […]

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – Feb. 13th 2018

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – Feb. 13th 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA – Mikey B Top 10 Reggae & Dancehall songs for the week of February 13, 2018: Last Week This Week Song Title Artist Label Weeks on Chart #3 #1 Graveyard Tarrus Riley Head Concussion 9 #2 #2 Suffer Ruffi Small Box Records 14 #1 #3 Boy Papa Beto P B Music 14 #5 #4 […]

Travel

Caribbean Region hits 30 million mark in arrivals despite storms

Caribbean Region hits 30 million mark in arrivals despite storms

Caribbean Tourism arrivals set new benchmark despite impact of devastating storms  BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –   The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destination last September (2017) slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the authority on regional tourism statistics. Ryan Skeete, the CTO’s acting director […]

Jamaica Wants 500,000 Canadian Arrivals By 2020

Jamaica Wants 500,000 Canadian Arrivals By 2020

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says recently released figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) indicate that the country is on a growth trajectory from the Canadian Market. “In 2017, the arrivals from Canada grew by 8.9 percent with 405,173 visitors arriving to the island.  In 2020, I am sure we can look forward […]

Park Hyatt St. Kitts tops CNN’s 14 best new hotels and resorts in the Caribbean

Park Hyatt St. Kitts tops CNN’s 14 best new hotels and resorts in the Caribbean

Basseterre, St. Kitts – CNN has listed the Park Hyatt St. Kitts, attracted to the twin-island Federation by former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas as top of the 14 best new hotels and resorts opening in the Caribbean 1. Park Hyatt St. Kitts, St. Kitts & Nevis – This splashy five-star resort […]

Business

Black News Media Maintains Consumer Trust

Black News Media Maintains Consumer Trust

SOUTH FLORIDA – “The power of Black-owned media is undeniable,” said Hiram Jackson CEO of Real Times Media who gave the keynote address at the 3rd Annual Get to Know Black Media Symposium.  “Black-owned media not simply urban media is as relevant today as it ever was, but it is imperative that Black-owned media shift our thinking about how […]

VMBS (Florida) to Host Richmond Developers from Jamaica

VMBS (Florida) to Host Richmond Developers from Jamaica

Own Your Home in Jamaica with the help of Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) – Florida Representative Office! MIRAMAR –  The Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) – Florida Representative Office, in partnership with renowned Jamaican Developer, Richmond St. Ann, invites the public to meet the Richmond Development Sales Team and VMBS Mortgage Specialists, who can assist […]

American Caribbean Maritime Foundation appoints new Board Members

American Caribbean Maritime Foundation appoints new Board Members

Vincent M. DeOrchis and Robert E. O’Connor Appointed Board Members of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF)  New York, NY – The law firm of Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Vincent M. DeOrchis and Robert E. O’Connor were recently appointed as board members of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF). The ACMF was […]

Sports

Kittitian-born “Father of Black Professional Basketball” in the U.S. remembered

Kittitian-born “Father of Black Professional Basketball” in the U.S. remembered

Basseterre, St. Kitts – The St. Kitts-born, Robert L. Douglas, regarded as the “Father of Black Professional Basketball,” in the United States was as remembered on the anniversary of his induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame on February 5, 1972. Douglas, the founder of the New York Renaissance basketball team was born on November 4, […]

World Cup 2018 Schedule and Most Anticipated Matches

World Cup 2018 Schedule and Most Anticipated Matches

SOUTH FLORIDA – For the first time since 1986, the United States has failed to qualify for the World Cup. They were defeated in the final day of the qualifiers by Trinidad and Tobago placing them in fifth place. The result of this game means that Panama qualified for Russia 2018 for the first time ever. […]

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 […]

More News

FDP Responds to the Horrific Shooting in Parkland

FDP Responds to the Horrific Shooting in Parkland

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: “It is a painful to again have to say the words mass shooting and Florida in the same sentence. There are no words to describe the immense heartache the students, parents, staff, emergency responders and community must be feeling right now. Our […]

Chris King Statement on Mass Shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School

Chris King Statement on Mass Shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School

WINTER PARK — Tonight, Orlando-area entrepreneur and Democratic candidate for governor Chris King issued the following statement on Mass Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: “On days like this, prayers are not enough. Thoughts are not enough. Our broken hearts are not enough. For too many families in Florida tonight, no time will go […]

“Songs for Reggae Lovers” 2018 Available Right in time for Valentine’s Day

“Songs for Reggae Lovers” 2018 Available Right in time for Valentine’s Day

New York – Right in time for Valentine’s Day, “Songs for Reggae Lovers: Volume 6” is now available on VP Records/Greensleeves Records. The two-disc album gathers 30 rose handed love duets from top acts in reggae, firmly establishing itself as the premier romance soundtrack for fans of the genre. “Songs for Reggae Lovers: Volume 6” […]

Caribbean’s Next Top Model Expands to The Bahamas on Flow TV

Caribbean’s Next Top Model Expands to The Bahamas on Flow TV

Caribbean’s Next Top Model Season 4 Kicks Off  MIAMI – Love is in the air and so is the buzz around Season 4 of Caribbean’s Next Top Model (CNTM) as it expands to include aspiring young hopefuls from The Bahamas when it kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 9pm on Flow 1. According to Garry […]

Emergency Travel Advisory Issued for the State of Florida

Emergency Travel Advisory Issued for the State of Florida

Coalition of statewide groups fearing for the safety of immigrants issues an emergency travel advisory warning people of color that travel to Florida involves many risks FLORIDA — Immigrants across Florida feel more threatened than ever before, with attacks on the national level being amplified by local anti-immigrant policies and corporations that refuse to protect […]

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