Local News

Overtown Youth Center Looks to Expand Programming and Services

Overtown Youth Center Looks to Expand Programming and Services

Overtown Youth Center Programs to Impact More Youth and Families MIAMI – The Overtown Youth Center (OYC) will host their groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020, at 11 AM-1 PM at 450 NW 14th Street-– Entrance on 3rd Avenue and 14th Street. For the past 17 years, Founder Alonzo Mourning, along with his Chief […]

Shak’s Hope ‘Islands of Hope’ Fundraising Brunch to Support Sickle Cell Awareness

Shak’s Hope ‘Islands of Hope’ Fundraising Brunch to Support Sickle Cell Awareness

Shak’s Hope First Annual Fundraising Brunch is Slated for Sunday March 8 in Davie  Fort Lauderdale – For the past 4 years, Andrea Hall, Executive Director at Shak’s Hope Foundation has been working to fulfill the dream of her daughter, Shakira Martin, a Sickle Cell Warrior who lost her battle with the disease on August […]

South Dade Alphas, AKAs Bring HBCU Opportunities to Homestead High

South Dade Alphas, AKAs Bring HBCU Opportunities to Homestead High

MIAMI – The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Pi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. partnered with Homestead Senior High School to host the school’s first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair. The objective of the event was to expose Homestead students to the vast […]

National News

Florida Traffic Crashes Statistics

Florida Traffic Crashes Statistics

Florida Highway Safety crash statistics have been released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. For those living in Florida, these statistics are relevant and important. The statistics are compiled as an annual report, and this tool helps people in the state to better understand the risks they are taking on the […]

CHTA President Honors the Life of Sir Royston Hopkin

CHTA President Honors the Life of Sir Royston Hopkin

BARBADOS – The president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) joined regional tourism industry stakeholders in mourning the passing of Sir Royston Hopkin, one of the Caribbean’s most respected and accomplished hoteliers. CHTA President Patricia Affonso-Dass of Barbados remembered the Grenadian businessman as “a giant of a man, a bright light that lit […]

Caribbean Chamber of Commerce Set to Launch in Europe

Caribbean Chamber of Commerce Set to Launch in Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The newly founded Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Europe (CCCE) is opening its doors soon, offering Caribbean-based companies an alternative gateway to the continent at a time Britain proceeds its exit from the European Union (EU). CCCE will promote trade and commerce between the wider Caribbean and the United Kingdom/Europe and attract European investment […]

Entertainment

Singjay Za’Meraki Latest Single, “Angelina” a Timeless Message on Cheating

Singjay Za’Meraki Latest Single, “Angelina” a Timeless Message on Cheating

by Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – The cheating lover gets a lyrical battering in Angelina, a song by singjay Za’Meraki. As he tells it, while women are usually on the receiving end of unfaithfulness, men are unable to deal with the repercussions of a straying partner. “It is inspired by a collection of similar experiences by […]

“Silly Thoughts”, a Message in the Music by Producer David Ireland

“Silly Thoughts”, a Message in the Music by Producer David Ireland

by Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – When music producer David Ireland wrote lyrics to the song Silly Thoughts, he wanted the artist who performed it to perfectly project its provocative message. He selected firebrand roots singjay Queen Ifrica who shares his concern about sexual abuse of girls in Jamaica. Silly Thoughts was released in late […]

Benefit Reggae Concert ‘Vibes For The Islands’ Makes Its Way To Miami

Benefit Reggae Concert ‘Vibes For The Islands’ Makes Its Way To Miami

Major Headliners Protoje & The Indiggnation And Agent Sasco & The Sound Agents Come Together In Support of A Rebuild Project In The Northern Bahamas MIAMI – The Sandals Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to playing a meaningful role within Caribbean communities, is bringing its highly successful, benefit, reggae concert, Vibes for the Islands, to the United […]

Travel

American Airlines makes History with an All-Jamaican Flight Crew

American Airlines makes History with an All-Jamaican Flight Crew

MIAMI – On Sunday, Feb. 23, American Airlines made history on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica to Miami, with an all-Jamaican crew. Flight 2370 was operated with a Boeing 737-800 and a Jamaican crew that included: Captain Robert McPherson, First Officer Shaun Nelson and Flight Attendants Linneth Duhaney, Shanecia Witter, Mario Facey and Stanley Franklin. […]

Caribbean Tourism’s ‘Pulse’ Remains Strong as 2020 Starts on Positive Note

Caribbean Tourism’s ‘Pulse’ Remains Strong as 2020 Starts on Positive Note

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Hotel growth last year continued to stimulate the Caribbean regional economies and augurs well for a strong 2020, according to reports and forecasts given at recent Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) meetings. CHTA introduced a new companion event called Caribbean Tourism Pulse, held around the organization’s annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace at […]

Showcase Antigua and Barbuda targets leading tour operators

Showcase Antigua and Barbuda targets leading tour operators

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority partners with the Antigua and Barbuda Hotels and Tourism Association for the 7th Annual Showcase Antigua and Barbuda, scheduled for June 10 – June 11, 2020.  ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA – Following an incredible year in 2019, and with demand for the destination currently at an all-time high, the Antigua and […]

Business

Where and How to Select a Cheap Car Insurance

Where and How to Select a Cheap Car Insurance

A car is a costly item. No, we don’t mean only its purchase price. Possessing a car is connected with many expenses. Some of them are not small and still mandatory. Car insurance is one of such expenses that bothers drivers too much. It happens that you have purchased one package, and another company sells […]

Congresswoman Wilson Helps Secure $43 Million Grant for PortMiami

Congresswoman Wilson Helps Secure $43 Million Grant for PortMiami

Washington, D.C. – As chair of the bipartisan Florida Ports Caucus and a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to award a $43.9 million to PortMiami. The grant will support the construction of a fumigation and cold chain processing facility, as well as […]

Cash Flow Management: 5 Effective Small Business Accounting Tips

Cash Flow Management: 5 Effective Small Business Accounting Tips

Want to stay on top of your business’s money? We’ve got you covered! Read on for some essential small business accounting tips! Is keeping the books for your business keeping you up at night? You aren’t alone. Reports show that 60% of small business owners feel like they don’t know much about keeping the finances […]

Sports

Inter Miami CF Partners with Captain Morgan for the 2020 Season

Inter Miami CF Partners with Captain Morgan for the 2020 Season

Captain Morgan is Promising More Fun to Fans of its New Partner Clubs in 2020 as a new Season Approaches NEW YORK – After becoming an official partner of Major League Soccer (MLS) during the 2019 season, Captain Morgan is taking the pitch in 2020 with a lineup bolstered by new club partners Inter Miami CF, […]

CPL’s St Lucia Zouks Sold to Investors, K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited

CPL’s St Lucia Zouks Sold to Investors, K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited

St Lucia – CPL’s St Lucia Zouks have been sold to a group of investors with extensive experience in high-profile cricket, K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited. K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited are based in India and are knowledgeable owners who have a track record of success on and off the field in major events. They […]

2020 Kentucky Prep Race: 3 Horses Confirms A Florida Derby Run

2020 Kentucky Prep Race: 3 Horses Confirms A Florida Derby Run

The 2020 Kentucky Derby is already a few months away. On May 2, 2020, the racing field of Churchill Downs in Kentucky will be filled with excited spectators again to witness the 146th renewal of the Derby. The Kentucky Derby Organization is hoping to bounce back this year as last year’s Derby ended on a […]

More News

Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network featured at Clinton Global Initiative event in Puerto Rico

Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network featured at Clinton Global Initiative event in Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO – The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) was featured at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network Post-Disaster Recovery meeting in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, February 18, 2020. Leo Gilling was a speaker on the Enriching Community-Driven Food System panel which focused on food security and food sovereignty in the Caribbean.  Leo addressed how […]

Digicel and Madame Gougousse Haiti Cup Strengthen Partnership

Digicel and Madame Gougousse Haiti Cup Strengthen Partnership

Madame Gougousse Haiti Cup Tournament Celebrates 20th Anniversary MIAMI – Digicel, the total communication and entertainment provider for the Caribbean, Central America, and the Asia Pacific, will be present in the 2020 Madame Gougousse Haiti Cup to be held from March 1 to May 17 in the North Miami Stadium. This is the event’s 20th anniversary, […]

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Educator Abuse in Jamaica

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Educator Abuse in Jamaica

SOUTH FLORIDA – The phenomenon has been brewing for some time now, but it appears the abuse of teachers in Jamaican classrooms have become out of hand. What has to be one of the saddest aspect is that much of the abuse is either being encouraged by or meted out by parents. So there is […]

Rasha Cameau Named Interim Executive Director of North Miami CRA

Rasha Cameau Named Interim Executive Director of North Miami CRA

Cameau is the First-Ever Haitian American Woman to be appointed as Executive Director in North Miami CRA History NORTH MIAMI – The North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency’s Chair and Commissioners voted  to appoint Rasha Cameau as Interim Executive Director of North Miami Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA) during the February 12th CRA Board meeting. Mrs. Cameau has served […]

UNWTO Secretary to Headline Conference on Entrepreneurship, Resilience and Innovation

UNWTO Secretary to Headline Conference on Entrepreneurship, Resilience and Innovation

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili will be the key speaker at the first ever UNWTO Global Summit on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Resilience Management, which is being hosted in Montego Bay in May. The visit is Pololikashvili’s first to the region, since […]

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