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Leader of Kes The Band Is Keynote Speaker At Florida Caribbean Students Association Conference

Leader of Kes The Band Is Keynote Speaker At Florida Caribbean Students Association Conference

GAINESVILLE – The Florida Caribbean Students Association (FCSA) is proud to announce that celebrated Trinidad & Tobago born lead artist of Kes the Band and entrepreneur Kees Dieffenthaller will serve as the Keynote Speaker of the 43rd Annual Leadership Conference at the University of Florida on Friday, March 24, 2017. Kees will deliver keynote remarks […]

JN Bank Partners With South Florida Alumni For True Blue Weekend Event

JN Bank Partners With South Florida Alumni For True Blue Weekend Event

MIRAMAR – JN Bank has partnered with The St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc. and The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc as one of the sponsors of the 13th Annual Dennis Ziadie/True Blue Weekend.   The 13th Annual Dennis Ziadie/True Blue Weekend event will take place March 24th – […]

Jamaican Women Of Florida Stage Annual Empowerment Conference & Scholarship Luncheon

Jamaican Women Of Florida Stage Annual Empowerment Conference & Scholarship Luncheon

MIAMI – The Jamaican Women of Florida, Inc. (JWOF) will host their 3rd annual Women’s Empowerment Conference & Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate its fourth anniversary. The Women’s Empowerment Conference & Scholarship Luncheon will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, in downtown Miami. Over 200 attendees are expected […]

National News

U.S. Hammers St. Kitts and Nevis On Corruption and Money Laundering

U.S. Hammers St. Kitts and Nevis On Corruption and Money Laundering

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is susceptible to corruption and money laundering because of the high volume of narcotics trafficking around the islands. The United States Department of State Money Laundering Assessment Report deemed St. Kitts and Nevis a Jurisdiction of Concern. The 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on […]

St. Kitts-Nevis A Shipment Point For Illicit Narcotics From Venezuela

St. Kitts-Nevis A Shipment Point For Illicit Narcotics From Venezuela

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – The United States Department of State has listed St. Kitts and Nevis among the Eastern Caribbean states, that host abundant trans-shipment points for illicit narcotics primarily from Venezuela destined for North American, European and domestic Caribbean markets. The 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) authored by the Bureau of International Narcotics […]

World-Renowned Caribbean Poet and Playwright Sir Derek Walcott Passes Away

World-Renowned Caribbean Poet and Playwright Sir Derek Walcott Passes Away

St. Kitts and Nevis PM Harris issues condolences on the passing of World-Renowned Poet and Playwright Sir Derek Walcott, KCSL OBE OCC ST. KITTS and NEVIS – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis extends his condolences to the people of St. Lucia and the Caribbean, who on Friday, March 17th, 2017, lost Sir […]

Entertainment

For Jamaica Inc. Fundraising Concert & Dinner  Promises Music, Art and More

For Jamaica Inc. Fundraising Concert & Dinner Promises Music, Art and More

PLANTATION – The 11th annual For Jamaica Inc. Fundraising Concert and Dinner will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 6 pm to 11 pm, at 11601 Northwest 6th Place, Plantation.  For Jamaica Inc. promises to be an evening of music, art and so much more.  Seasoned musicians Willie Stewart & Friends, Richie Stephens with special guests, Ska Nation Band, Jay Brown, Handel Tucker, and many others, will be donating their time and talents to […]

Soca Songstress Rudy Live Releases New “24” Single

Soca Songstress Rudy Live Releases New “24” Single

The Captivating, Catchy and Exciting Rudy Live Releases New “24” Single, Signs Distribution Deal NEW YORK – After a successful 2016, it may seem as if the captivating, catchy and exciting Rudy Live took a lay back approach to the beginning of the new year. But this seemingly absence was only at the surface as […]

Richie Stephens & Ska Nation Band To Make Reggae Sumfest Debut

Richie Stephens & Ska Nation Band To Make Reggae Sumfest Debut

Salento, Italy –Singer Richie Stephens & his Italian based Ska Nation Band are heading to Montego Bay, Jamaica this summer for Reggae Sumfest 2017. The group is confirmed to headline Reggae Sumfest 2017, which unfolds at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay on July 16-22. Ska Nation Band member Papa Leu was at a lost for […]

Travel

Delta Awards Ground Team at Sangster International Airport Station of the Year

Delta Awards Ground Team at Sangster International Airport Station of the Year

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Delta Air Line’s ground team at Sangster International Airport (SIA) was awarded with Station of the Year for the second year running in 2016. Delta lauded its Montego Bay ground handlers in recognition of safety, customer service, operations and financial initiatives. MBJ was recognized from a pool of airports Delta serves in more […]

Jamaica Tourism Learns Importance of Customer Experience

Jamaica Tourism Learns Importance of Customer Experience

Allianz Global Assistance Executive Highlights Importance of Customer Experience at Tourism Service Excellence Awards MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica –  Daniel Durazo, Director of Communications for leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance, delivered the keynote address at the 2016 Tourism Service Excellence Awards in Montego Bay, Jamaica, highlighting the importance of the customer experience to service excellence. […]

Royal Caribbean Finalizes Agreement With The Bahamas To Grow Tourism

Royal Caribbean Finalizes Agreement With The Bahamas To Grow Tourism

Royal Caribbean Commits Significant Investment with Plans to Enhance CocoCay Private Island Destination and Expand Training and Employment for Bahamian Nationals MIAMI – Royal Caribbean International, has committed to a multi-year agreement with the island nation of The Bahamas that will help grow tourism to the destination, rapidly increase the cruise line’s employment of Bahamian nationals and […]

Business

Miami Herald Symposium Addresses “The Caribbean Dilemma”

Miami Herald Symposium Addresses “The Caribbean Dilemma”

Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald’s Americas Conference® Series and World Bank Present “The Caribbean Dilemma” Symposium MIAMI – The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, in partnership with The World Bank Latin America & the Caribbean, will present “The Caribbean Dilemma,” an international economic symposium on key opportunities for the Caribbean, and innovative strategies for […]

JN Bank Issues Certificate of Deposit In Jamaican Diaspora

JN Bank Issues Certificate of Deposit In Jamaican Diaspora

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaicans living overseas now have a new opportunity to invest in their country, while getting good returns, through JN Bank’s innovative JN Diaspora Certificate of Deposit (CD). Maureen Hayden-Cater, managing director, JN Bank, said a portion of the interest earned by the certificate of deposit will be used to fund small business growth in […]

Caribbean-American Operated Company Approved To Partner With U.S. Export-Import Bank

Caribbean-American Operated Company Approved To Partner With U.S. Export-Import Bank

LAUDERDALE LAKES – MBDA Export Center, a Caribbean-American operated company in South Florida has been approved to partner with U.S. Export-Import Bank to help Florida firms finance their exports. Florida’s small businesses got a special treat at the 5th Annual Businesswomen’s Conference held March 8th in Lauderdale Lakes. The MBDA Export Center, operated by M. Gill […]

Sports

St. George’s College defeats Jamaica College for the 2017 Ziadie Cup

St. George’s College defeats Jamaica College for the 2017 Ziadie Cup

MIRAMAR – On Saturday, March 25th, 2017, St. George’s College Old Boys defeated the Jamaica College Old Boys to win the Dennis Ziadie Cup. The Jamaica College over-45 team and the St. George’s College over-45 team played to a 0-0 draw in the Grand Masters match. In the Under-45 Masters match, St. George’s College defeated Jamaica […]

Jamaican, Justin Sirgany Ready To Compete In F4 U.S. Championship In Miami

Jamaican, Justin Sirgany Ready To Compete In F4 U.S. Championship In Miami

Teen Driver, Justin Sirgany To Represent Jamaica And South Florida In F4 U.S. Championship At Homestead-Miami Speedway MIAMI – Jamaican Teen Driver, Justin Sirgany will be among the thirty competitors from around the globe slated to join the Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda during its season-opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway April 8-9. From New Zealand […]

Team Jamaica Bickle Presses On Despite Challenges

Team Jamaica Bickle Presses On Despite Challenges

NEW YORK – Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) will enter the 2017 season, hampered by the lack of funding but armed with the same level of enthusiasm that inspired the organization’s genesis some 23 years ago. The landscape has changed tremendously as more schools and hence more students compete at the Penn Relays. As a result the […]

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North Miami To Host, Honor Haiti’s First Lady Martine Moise

North Miami To Host, Honor Haiti’s First Lady Martine Moise

North Miami To Host, Honor Haiti’s First Lady, Martine Moise In Women’s History Month Celebration North Miami – Beginning Wednesday, March 29, the city of North Miami will host the Republic of Haiti’s first lady, Martine Moise, the city’s guest of honor in its 2017 Women’s History Month Celebration. North Miami Mayor, Dr. Smith Joseph, […]

Miramar’s Vice Mayor Hosts Legal Forum To Assist Miramar Residents

Miramar’s Vice Mayor Hosts Legal Forum To Assist Miramar Residents

City of Miramar Vice Mayor Maxwell B. Chambers and the Jamaican Bar Association presented a free American Legal Forum on Saturday March 11, 2017 MIRAMAR – City of Miramar Vice Mayor Maxwell B. Chambers and the Jamaican Bar Association were saying No Problem we can help on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Miramar Cultural Center. […]

Double DDee Makes Mark in Dancehall Music and Business with New VIP Riddim

Double DDee Makes Mark in Dancehall Music and Business with New VIP Riddim

Washington, DC – Get familiar with the name Double DDee, as this powerhouse female is moving full speed ahead to make her mark in the Dancehall industry, one that’s most often billed as a “fraternity,” consisting of predominately men. The artist, who “doubles” as a business woman, is bubbling in the splendor of her empire, […]

Reggae Crooner Christopher Martin Announces #BigDeal 2017 North American Tour

Reggae Crooner Christopher Martin Announces #BigDeal 2017 North American Tour

KINGSTON, Jamaica – After an impressive entrance at #3 on the Billboard Reggae chart with his debut album “Big Deal”, soulful crooner Christopher Martin is headed on his first major North American tour to deliver what he calls “real-life music”: Earnest, honest songs about everyday realities. From his humble beginnings in Jamaica’s St. Catherine Parish, in a […]

Ross University of Veterinary Medicine reports sexual assault and armed robbery

Ross University of Veterinary Medicine reports sexual assault and armed robbery

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS –  – Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) said additional safety measures have been introduced following a sexual assault and armed robbery of one of its students. RUSVM informed its campus community Wednesday of an incident of sexual assault and armed robbery of one of Ross community members that took place […]

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