Local News

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Revisionism

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Revisionism

SOUTH FLORIDA – In school, many of us learnt to revise as part of our preparation for exams. When history is re-written it is called revisionism. Well, it appears as if we have come to a place where we need do a bit of both, no apologies to anyone. The current behavior of the Prime Minister […]

Tips for writing the admission essay

Tips for writing the admission essay

There are some common, completely unacceptable mistakes that people make when making personal statements (admissions essays by another name, and other schools call them statements of purpose) that keep them away from their college or program of choice. Putting you in the shoes of an admissions committee member are at a college while writing your […]

Pet Supermarket Collecting Donations To Help Pet Owners Impacted by Hurricane Dorian In Bahamas

Pet Supermarket Collecting Donations To Help Pet Owners Impacted by Hurricane Dorian In Bahamas

Pet Supermarket partners with GreaterGood.org to transport pet food and supplies to relief organizations in the Bahamas  FLORIDA – Following Hurricane Dorian’s landfall in the Bahamas, Pet Supermarket is organizing a disaster relief effort to connect Bahamian pets and their owners with needed pet food and supplies in partnership with GreaterGood.org. Pet Supermarket is collecting pet supply […]

National News

JN Group Pledges Up to US$46,000 towards Bahamas Recovery

JN Group Pledges Up to US$46,000 towards Bahamas Recovery

Jamaica National (JN) Rallies Jamaicans Locally and in Diaspora to Help Bahamas KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica National Group is galvanising support, locally and overseas, to assist with recovery efforts in The Bahamas. More than 50 people have been confirmed dead and some 1,300 remain missing after the category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall in […]

Jamaica Celebrates JAPEX 2019 with Positive Outlook

Jamaica Celebrates JAPEX 2019 with Positive Outlook

Upward Trends in Visitor Arrivals, All-New Hotel Developments, and Technological Advances for Customs and Immigration Build Excitement for the Year Ahead for Jamaica MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The 29th annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) concluded another strong year, welcoming delegates from the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe – a significant increase from last year’s global […]

Jamaica’s Cockpit Country Coalition Demonstration Set for September 17

Jamaica’s Cockpit Country Coalition Demonstration Set for September 17

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Cockpit Country Coalition and Concerned Citizens have rescheduled the demonstration at the House of Parliament on Duke St. in Kingston, Jamaica. The new date and time for this peaceful demonstration is September 17, 2019 starting at 8.30 am. at the assembly point at west National Heroes Circle Kingston. The aim […]

Entertainment

Trinidadian Musician Etienne Charles Performs at Miramar Cultural Center

Trinidadian Musician Etienne Charles Performs at Miramar Cultural Center

Brass Man Etienne Charles Blends Caribbean Sounds and Bayou Blues MIRAMAR – The music magic of Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles and his band Creole Soul will take center stage at the Miramar Cultural Center on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 pm. His concerts easily and usually morph into a carnival celebration with the audience on their feet, singing and dancing. This is […]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Miramar with Exciting Events

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Miramar with Exciting Events

MIRAMAR  – According the latest census, Hispanics make up over 37% of the Miramar population and a third of the City of Miramar’s Hispanic residents are native born. The Hispanic culture and music is alive and on display and the City of Miramar is proud to share the many activities and events planned for Hispanic Heritage […]

Jah Cure Takes Over Radio Globally

Jah Cure Takes Over Radio Globally

Live Stream to Celebrate “Royal Soldier” Makes Waves NEW YORK –  To celebrate the release of Jah Cure’s Royal Soldier, Jah Cure appeared on Fame 95FM on Thursday September 5th with VP Records for a two-hour live radio album conference, hosted by Collin Hines and Debbie Bissoon. Jah Cure was onsite to answer questions and provide […]

Travel

Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board Unveils Open for Business Campaign

Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board Unveils Open for Business Campaign

Not Impacted by Hurricane Dorian, Destination Seeks to Clear Up Confusion NASSAU PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – The Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB) is utilizing video to let consumers who may be confused by where Hurricane Dorian hit know that Nassau and Paradise Island resorts are open for business and the destination was left unaffected by the storm. […]

JetBlue to offer daily service from New York-JFK to Guyana beginning April 2020

JetBlue to offer daily service from New York-JFK to Guyana beginning April 2020

Service to Georgetown – Guyana’s Capital City – Expands the Airline’s Leadership Role in Latin America & the Caribbean NEW YORK– JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) is expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) (a). Flights will operate daily on […]

Caribbean Hotels Unite For Online Travel Auction to Support Bahamas

Caribbean Hotels Unite For Online Travel Auction to Support Bahamas

CHTA urges travelers to vacation in the Caribbean and help victims of Hurricane Dorian MIAMI – From Aruba to Jamaica and The Bahamas to Bermuda, hotels and resorts have joined with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) to launch an online action to help support the long-term recovery of the northwestern islands of the Bahamas. Lovers […]

Business

How To Get Local Press Coverage When You Don’t Have A PR Budget

How To Get Local Press Coverage When You Don’t Have A PR Budget

  by Yvette N. Harris – President and CEO of Harris Public Relations SOUTH FLORIDA – Your company just received an award that you want everyone to know about. Congrats! Maybe you are launching a new community initiative that you want exposure for. Great!  However, you don’t have a PR budget to hire someone to […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Launches Marketing Efforts in Canada

U.S. Virgin Islands Launches Marketing Efforts in Canada

USVI delegation attends the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world TORONTO – The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is on a dual mission of getting on the radar of Canadian travelers while also attracting more film productions to the Territory. While attending the Toronto International […]

Selling Your Business 101: How to Choose the Right Time

Selling Your Business 101: How to Choose the Right Time

Starting a business from scratch is an incredibly difficult and admirable thing to do. It’s like the first time you swam in the ocean as a child. Would there be sharks out there? Would jellyfish flock towards you? What if a giant wave came in? Hopefully, you weren’t bitten by a shark but starting something […]

Sports

A List of the Best Fishing and Duck Hunting Boats to Buy in 2019

A List of the Best Fishing and Duck Hunting Boats to Buy in 2019

Having the right boat for a fishing or hunting adventure can make or break the trip. Here’s a list of the best fishing and duck hunting boats to buy. There’s nothing better than spending time in the great outdoors. No matter what sport you love most, it’s hard to beat being out on the water. […]

Miami Dolphins Break Ground on $135 Million State-of-the-Art Training Complex

Miami Dolphins Break Ground on $135 Million State-of-the-Art Training Complex

Miami Gardens – The Miami Dolphins announced the extension of a multi-year partnership with Baptist Health to construct a state-of-the-art training complex and sports performance clinic in Miami Gardens, Fla. The $135 million newly named Baptist Health Training Complex will open in Spring 2021. The partnership with Baptist Health is an extension of a decades-long relationship […]

Women in Football (Soccer) Share Spotlight at Wagga Hunt Classic!

Women in Football (Soccer) Share Spotlight at Wagga Hunt Classic!

Kingston, Jamaica – A few Women in football (Soccer) shared the spotlight with the men at the annual Wagga Hunt Classic which took place Saturday, August 10 at the Barbican Football Field. Chairwoman of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Women’s Football Committee, Mrs. Elaine Walker-Brown was honoured during the day’s proceedings. Mrs. Walker-Brown has served […]

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Stay Sharp at Any Age: 3 of the Best Brain Games for Seniors

Stay Sharp at Any Age: 3 of the Best Brain Games for Seniors

Worried about cognitive decline? There are different ways you can keep your mind sharp in your golden years. Here are 3 of the best brain games for seniors. People are living longer than ever before. Indeed, between 2000 and 2016, the global average life expectancy grew by 5.5 years. Greater life longevity is good news […]

Congresswoman Wilson Introduces Bill to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians

Congresswoman Wilson Introduces Bill to Grant Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson introduced today (Sept. 12th) the Bahamas TPS Act of 2019 (H.R. 4303), which would designate Temporary Protected Status for the Bahamas for 18 months. More than 1,500 victims have sought refuge in the United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The 2017 U.S. Census American Community Survey found […]

Tracy Ann Simmonds Releases Coloring Book to Celebrate Black Girls and Women

Tracy Ann Simmonds Releases Coloring Book to Celebrate Black Girls and Women

Cultural Change Agent Tracy Ann Simmonds Releases The Vision Project Coloring Book To Celebrate Black Girls and Women SOUTH FLORIDA – According to the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), only 29% of books about African/African American people were by Black authors/illustrators. Tracy Ann Simmonds looks to add to those statistics with the release of her […]

Milton Blake to Release Sophomore Album, “Temporary Obstacles”

Milton Blake to Release Sophomore Album, “Temporary Obstacles”

by Howard Campbell Kingston, Jamaica – Though he left Jamaica a decade ago for so-called greener pastures, singer Milton Blake maintained his passion for reggae music and the message of Rastafari. They feature prominently on Temporary Obstacles, his second album, which is scheduled for release in early 2020. Blake lives in Cleveland, Ohio, a Midwest blue-collar […]

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Calls for Global Support for Hurricane-Impacted Bahamas

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Calls for Global Support for Hurricane-Impacted Bahamas

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett today urged members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly to express solidarity with the Government and people of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Addressing the members of the 23rd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in […]

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