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Commissioner Dale Holness Introduces Caribbean Maritime University and Marine Industries Association of South Florida for Monumental Meeting

Commissioner Dale Holness Introduces Caribbean Maritime University and Marine Industries Association of South Florida for Monumental Meeting

Broward County – On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, leadership from Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), located in Kingston, Jamaica, and members of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) met to discuss developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between MIASF and the University. Members of the Caribbean Maritime University faculty at […]

Haitian Activists, “Sweet Micky Is Not Welcome In Little Haiti”

Haitian Activists, “Sweet Micky Is Not Welcome In Little Haiti”

An Open Letter To Mayor Francis Suarez and the City of Miami Commission MIAMI – The Haitian-American Community of Miami is outraged that City resources will be used to host former Haitian President Michel Martelly during the Haitian Heritage month celebrations this Friday (May 18th). President Martelly’s actions during his five years in office (2010-2015) brought disrepute […]

GraceKennedy and Western Union Caribbean Diaspora Townhall comes to Lauderhill

GraceKennedy and Western Union Caribbean Diaspora Townhall comes to Lauderhill

2018 Caribbean Townhall Series will bring the Caribbean Diaspora Together “In Pursuit of a Better Tomorrow… Today” LAUDERHILL – As part of an ongoing commitment to the communities they serve, Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, and GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), Western Union’s Agent in many Caribbean markets, will host the 2018 Townhall […]

National News

Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica Hailed for Supporting the Most Vulnerable in Jamaica

Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica Hailed for Supporting the Most Vulnerable in Jamaica

Ambassador Marks Hailed the Maryland-based Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks has hailed the commitment demonstrated by the Maryland based Partners of Good Shepherd Jamaica for supporting the most vulnerable in the Jamaican society. “On behalf of the people and […]

Jamaica targeting developed country status by 2030

Jamaica targeting developed country status by 2030

By Derrick Scott Washington, D.C. – Jamaica is making great progress towards achieving its first long-term national development plan, according to Ambassador to the United States Her Excellency Audrey Marks. This plan aims to put Jamaica in a position to achieve develop country status by the year 2030, she explained. In delivering the key note address […]

Jamaica to Conduct Tourism Demand Study to Look at Needs of the Industry

Jamaica to Conduct Tourism Demand Study to Look at Needs of the Industry

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has tasked the Jamaica Tourism Linkages Council to complete the tourism demand study by August this year. “I have charged the Chairman of the Tourism Linkages Council, Adam Stewart, to complete a demand study that will facilitate quantitative analysis of the need for manufacturing and other goods […]

Entertainment

Reggae Artist Omari Banks Unleashes “Reggaelution” in India

Reggae Artist Omari Banks Unleashes “Reggaelution” in India

Mumbai, India – Omari Banks, the former international cricketer and now a world-renowned reggae artist made his musical debut in India with an enthralling performance in a star-studded event at 1 Lounge, Pune. On a mission to spread the message of love and peace through his reggae music; Omari played some soulful tracks including a […]

Farm Up Jamaica’s Caribbean Farmers Market Joins Jerk Festival in D.C.

Farm Up Jamaica’s Caribbean Farmers Market Joins Jerk Festival in D.C.

Washington, DC – This year’s Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, DC, will feature The Farm Up Jamaica Caribbean Farmers Market, offering some of the most sought-after Caribbean fruits and vegetables that wouldn’t normally be found in the United States. Farm Up Jamaica Caribbean Farmers Market promises to bring a new element to the third staging of […]

Sting & Shaggy North American Tour In Support of “44/876” Kicks Off In Miami

Sting & Shaggy North American Tour In Support of “44/876” Kicks Off In Miami

MIAMI – The Cherrytree Music Company and Live Nation announced that following a European summer tour, Sting & Shaggy will bring their dynamic and vibrant joint live show to a variety of North American venues this fall. Performing in intimate clubs and theatres, the iconic artists will combine their bands to play songs from their recently-released, […]

Travel

WestJet Looks To Offer Service Between Canada and Guyana

WestJet Looks To Offer Service Between Canada and Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana – The Canadian airline WestJet is to send a delegation to Guyana shortly to initiate discussions with the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Public Infrastructure Ministry which has responsibility for aviation matters about offering service between Canada and Guyana. This information was disclosed during the opening of the 15th Annual General […]

Second Cruise Pier To Further Expand St. Kitts and Nevis’ Reach Into The Tourism Industry

Second Cruise Pier To Further Expand St. Kitts and Nevis’ Reach Into The Tourism Industry

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, reiterated that the construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante represents the Team Unity Government’s desire and willingness to expand its reach even further in a globally competitive tourism sector.  “In an area in which we are extremely […]

Bahamas Offering New airlift, award-winning hotels and last-minute deals

Bahamas Offering New airlift, award-winning hotels and last-minute deals

Fort Lauderdale – The Bahamas is heating up in May with more attractive flights, hotels and vacation packages for travelers looking to book their summer vacation. An upward trend in arrivals is ushering in added airlift from major U.S. gateways, while new and trendy boutique hotels are putting The Bahamas at the top of magazine rankings, […]

Business

Jamaica’s Business Climate Good for Investment

Jamaica’s Business Climate Good for Investment

Montego Bay Hosts Third Staging of Jamaica Investment Forum, June 12-14  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s business climate remains ripe for investment and the island’s trade and investment promotions agency, JAMPRO, will highlight that during the third staging of the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), scheduled to take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 12-14, 2018. The event, to be held […]

Caribbean Media Entrepreneur To Host PR & Marketing Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale

Caribbean Media Entrepreneur To Host PR & Marketing Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE – Caribbean-born media entrepreneur, Felicia J. Persaud, will partner with The Broward County Main Library in Fort Lauderdale for an informational workshop on PR & Marketing In The Digital Era during National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Persaud, founder of the award-winning digital PR & AD agency specializing in the Caribbean and the African American markets, Hard […]

Choiselle Launches All-Natural Face Elixir Packed Tropical Ingredients

Choiselle Launches All-Natural Face Elixir Packed Tropical Ingredients

NEW YORK – Luxury skincare brand Choiselle invites you to take your skin on a luxurious voyage through the tropics with its newest product offering, the Neroli Isle Face Elixir. Choiselle’s Neroli Isle Face Elixir is a facial serum made with carefully curated ingredients, plucked from nature, to nourish, hydrate and enhance the skin. Choiselle […]

Sports

Jamaican Girls Sweep Sprint Freestyle Relay Titles

Jamaican Girls Sweep Sprint Freestyle Relay Titles

Sprinting Is In Jamaican Girls DNA as they Sweep the Sprint Freestyle Relay Titles NASSAU, Bahamas – As it was in 2017 in The Bahamas, so it was again in 2018 in Kingston as the Jamaican girls swept the sprint freestyle titles on the last day of the CARIFTA Championships on April 3. 11-12 age category […]

Romain Virgo Named Ambassador for Team Jamaica Bickle

Romain Virgo Named Ambassador for Team Jamaica Bickle

Team Jamaica Bickle Launches Penn Relays 2018 Activities NEW YORK – Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) launched its 2018 Penn Relays program in a well-attended event at Sandz Bar & Grille located in Queens, New York on Thursday, April 12. The event announced the organization’s activities leading into the Penn Relays which forms a part of its community outreach […]

Team Jamaica Bickle Readies For 24th Annual Penn Relays

Team Jamaica Bickle Readies For 24th Annual Penn Relays

New York – Team Jamaica Bickle is preparing for its 24th staging at the annual Penn Relays with a plethora of activities in the weeks leading up to the event. These activities are crucial to the organization’s ability to underwrite its program, one which provides meals, transportation, hotel assistance and medical care for the hundreds […]

More News

Governor Mapp praises plans to open surgical center on St. Croix

Governor Mapp praises plans to open surgical center on St. Croix

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS ― Governor Kenneth E. Mapp offered his congratulations Wednesday to the physicians behind Liberty Medical Development, which recently announced that it has successfully secured financing for a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center at Estate Diamond on St. Croix. The surgical center will offer operating and surgical procedure rooms with clinic offices for several local medical practices. Due […]

Haitian-American roots/blues musician Paul Beaubrun releases new album, Ayibobo

Haitian-American roots/blues musician Paul Beaubrun releases new album, Ayibobo

Paul Beaubrun will play Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami with Boukman Eksperyans on 5/27 NEW YORK – Haitian-American roots/blues musician Paul Beaubrun released “Rise Up,” the second single from his new album Ayibobo (out May 11th via Ropeadope).  Culture Collide premiered the song alongside Paul’s travel guide of Port-au-Prince. The NYC-based artist also recently released the video for […]

Hon. Andrew Wheatley to receive 2018 Technology Leadership Award

Hon. Andrew Wheatley to receive 2018 Technology Leadership Award

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy & Technology Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley will receive the Inaugural 2018 Technology Leadership Award from Jamaica College Old Boys Association of New York (JCOBA-NY) for his achievement as a scientist, innovator and policy leader. The presentation will be made at the Association’s Annual […]

The Biggest Show in Haitian Music History celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Wynwood

The Biggest Show in Haitian Music History celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Wynwood

Wynwood – It is no secret that the Haitian Compas Festival has become the largest Haitian Flag Day celebration in the world. Gathering over 20,000 people a year from Downtown Miami to Hard Rock Stadium (formerly Sun Life Stadium) the Haitian Compas Festival is an indisputable tradition. On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Mana Wynwood – 2217 NW 5th Avenue, top Haitian artists will […]

Haitian-American author Yanatha Desouvre on South Florida PBS’s The Great American Read Panel

Haitian-American author Yanatha Desouvre on South Florida PBS’s The Great American Read Panel

Boca Raton –  Haitian-American Author, Yanatha Desouvre will be one of the literary guest panelists at the Great American Read event held at Lynn University  on Thursday, May 17th 6 pm. The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a […]

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