Local News

Jamaican Educator Pens New Book on Parental Involvement in Schools

Jamaican Educator Pens New Book on Parental Involvement in Schools

by Howard Campbell ATLANTA – With technology’s impact on education increasing rapidly, many parents believe their influence on children’s progress in the classroom is threatened. In her latest book, Families As Partners: The Essential Link in Children’s Education, Andrea Nelson-Royes addresses these concerns. She makes a comprehensive case for a return to basics. The Jamaican […]

New School Year, New Safety Enhancements for Marjory Stoneman Douglas

New School Year, New Safety Enhancements for Marjory Stoneman Douglas

PARKLAND – ​Students, faculty, and staff returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) next week will notice new security enhancements, all designed to ensure a safe and secure learning environment. Broward County Public Schools has implemented dozens of changes at the Parkland, Fla. campus, and says there are more to come during the 2018/19 […]

North Miami Councilman Elected To Serve As Sister Cities International Board of Director

North Miami Councilman Elected To Serve As Sister Cities International Board of Director

North Miami – On Friday, August 3rd, members of Sister Cities International voted North Miami Councilman Alix Desulme to serve a three-year term on the 2018 Sister Cities International Board of Directors at the Annual Business Meeting during the Annual Conference in Aurora, Colorado. “It is a privilege and honor to serve in such a globally […]

National News

Canadian Based Company ‘OCEAN’ Trains and Employs Jamaicans

Canadian Based Company ‘OCEAN’ Trains and Employs Jamaicans

OCEAN Boosts Employment & Trains Jamaicans for Harbour Tug Services Kingston, Jamaica – Having recently, signed a 10-year contract with Jamaica’s Port Authority for the provision of harbor towage services, Ocean invested approx. $US 60,000 on a training programme for Jamaicans who will be hired to operate the vessels. The Québec based company also provided […]

Chinese Health and Culture Centre to Open Soon in Jamaica

Chinese Health and Culture Centre to Open Soon in Jamaica

BEIJING, China – The Beijing International Trading Co. Ltd formally announced its intention of promoting culture and health exchanges between China and the Caribbean through first establishing its Traditional Chinese Culture and Health centre in Jamaica. Beijing Yijialu hopes to expand to other Caribbean countries in the region over the next five years. Beijing Yijialu […]

Guyana’s Private Sector and Ministry Embarking On Major Developments

Guyana’s Private Sector and Ministry Embarking On Major Developments

GUYANA – Guyana’s Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and his Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kenneth Jordan on Monday (August 13) toured the operations of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) as well as surrounding areas at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, where both the company and the ministry are separately embarked on major development projects. The various projects […]

Entertainment

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – August 14th 2018

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – August 14th 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA – Mikey B Top 10 Reggae & Dancehall songs for the week of August 14, 2018: Last WeekThis WeekSong TitleArtistLabelWeeks on Chart#2#1She Is A WinnerTom LaingTop Tier Records9#3#2Better Than The StarsChristopher MartinVP Records7#1#3BurnedEtanaTad’s Records10#5#4Mother’s LoveD Y C RTad’s Records5#6#5I’m AliveBeres HammondVP Records5#4#6Jah, Jah WarriorKulcha CallyBlack Culture Ent13#8#7Weh Di Fire GoneI – OctaneYoung Pow Productions4#7#8SurviveRuffiSmall […]

Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant Accepting Applicants for 2018

Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant Accepting Applicants for 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA – Miss Miami Broward Carnival Pageant, the official pageant of Miami Broward Carnival, is accepting applicants from confident and intelligent young women between the ages of 5 – 25 years to be a part of the 2018 pageant which to be held Saturday, September 22, 2018. There are only a few spaces left […]

Life and Legacy of Jamaican Musicologist Winston “Merritone” Blake to be Celebrated in NYC

Life and Legacy of Jamaican Musicologist Winston “Merritone” Blake to be Celebrated in NYC

NEW YORK – The life and legacy of Jamaican musicologist Winston “Merritone” Blake will be honored at the 20th annual Merritone Family Funday, slated for this Sunday, August 12, at Heckscher State Park, Long Island NY. Conroy Allison, co-founder and CEO of the Merritone Family Funday noted that a special commemorative keepsake CD featuring twenty (20) […]

Travel

Jamaica Minister of Tourism Promoting ‘Staycation’ at Jamaican Venues

Jamaica Minister of Tourism Promoting ‘Staycation’ at Jamaican Venues

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has embarked on a local vacation, more popularly known as a staycation, which will take him across the island to review the various tourism products. The staycation is also being used to encourage more Jamaicans to choose to vacation at home. “I will over the next couple […]

Grenada Named Top-Rated Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination

Grenada Named Top-Rated Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination

St. George’s, Grenada – The numbers are in and the three-island destination of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique was named a Top-Rated Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination in Cruise Critic’s third annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The award is based entirely on consumer ratings submitted with reviews on CruiseCritic.com and as a destination awarded in this category, […]

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Reconnects With  Travel Industry Association of South Florida

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Reconnects With Travel Industry Association of South Florida

CORAL GABLES – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) recently held a joint dinner and mini tradeshow for sixty members of the Travel Industry Association (TIA) of South Florida.  The event, which was held at La Jolla in Coral Gables, marked the BMOTA’s return to TIA, the largest association of travel agents in South […]

Business

Jamaican Sex & Relationship Therapist, Machel Hunt for NBT Talks in Atlanta

Jamaican Sex & Relationship Therapist, Machel Hunt for NBT Talks in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Jamaican psychosexual therapist & relationship counsellor Machel Hunt is among the featured panelists at the August 2018 edition of NBT Talks Atlanta, to be held at Ponce City Market on Tuesday, August 21 starting at 6:00 pm. NBT Talks Atlanta is an intimate dialogue series featuring individuals who are successfully on the pursuant […]

‘Island Origins’ Magazine Wins Three Florida Magazine Association Awards

‘Island Origins’ Magazine Wins Three Florida Magazine Association Awards

FORT LAUDERDALE  – Caribbean-American lifestyle quarterly Island Origins Magazine won three Florida Magazine Association awards for its 2017 / 2018 publications. Known as the Charlies, the annual awards are the Florida magazine industry’s top prize, and were presented on Friday, August 10, 2018. Honorees are chosen by a group of leading writers, editors, designers, and […]

Who Is The Young Caribbean Entrepreneur in 2018?

Who Is The Young Caribbean Entrepreneur in 2018?

By Meegan Scott TORONTO, Canada – The face of the young entrepreneur has changed. Therefore, any serious effort to increase the rate of formation and growth of high impact Caribbean immigrant businesses; or to improve the entrepreneurial experience of the Caribbean immigrant entrepreneur must respond to existing and preempted changes. Today many individuals in their […]

Sports

Virgin Island Football Hits Home, “So Nice” Bus Ride

Virgin Island Football Hits Home, “So Nice” Bus Ride

SOUTH FLORIDA – The opening round of the CONCACAF League of Nations will take place September 6th – 11. 34 of the CONCACAF’s 41 teams will contest play during the opening round, the six teams who qualified to the hexagonal round (round before World Cup Finals) have received a bye, and will commence their tournament play […]

Jamaican Track Star Brianna Williams Congratulated by Tourism Minister

Jamaican Track Star Brianna Williams Congratulated by Tourism Minister

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s new female sprinting-sensation, Briana Williams was congratulated by Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett for her performance during the recently concluded IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, where she  secured gold medals in the 100m and 200m events. The 16-year old made a courtesy call to the Minister’s New Kingston office […]

The Bahamas Professional Golf Tour & Breezes Superclubs Team Up For 3rd Signature Classic

The Bahamas Professional Golf Tour & Breezes Superclubs Team Up For 3rd Signature Classic

NASSAU, Bahamas – There is an old adage that says “3rd Time is The Charm!” and the Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) is all set for Round 3 in it’s Signature Series. The BPGT gives special thanks to Breezes Superclubs Resorts and Hedda Smith for their sponsorship and charming contribution to the spirit and passion of […]

More News

West Indian American Day Carnival Association President Passes Away

West Indian American Day Carnival Association President Passes Away

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) expresses its sadness at the sudden passing of William ‘Bill’ Howard, the president of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA). Bill was a dedicated servant of the Caribbean American community and was committed to the continued development of the West Indian Day Carnival as an […]

ARIN Elects First Board Member from the Caribbean

ARIN Elects First Board Member from the Caribbean

BY GERARD BEST gerard@gerardbest.com PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Regenie Fraser, the former Secretary General of a regional trade association, has been selected to serve a one-year term on the board of trustees of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN). Regenie Fraser Fraser’s appointment makes her the first person from the Caribbean and the first non-white person to serve on […]

Travelling to Greece with Kids

Travelling to Greece with Kids

SOUTH FLORIDA – The time of year has come to start looking into your next family vacation. You’ve been to the Spanish islands, relaxed along the Turkish coastline and spent some time in Italy. After holidaying in several destinations around Europe, it can be tricky to decide where to go to next. If this sounds […]

Internet experts call for more Community Networks in the Caribbean

Internet experts call for more Community Networks in the Caribbean

BY GERARD BEST gerard@gerardbest.com PANAMA CITY, Panama  – A group of  internet experts is calling for a different approach to providing Internet access to the poor, remote and underserved parts of the Caribbean region. “Governments, policy makers and the private sector are exploring strategies and partnerships to connect the unconnected,” said Jane Coffin, Director of Development […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Student Tops Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Poster Competition

U.S. Virgin Islands Student Tops Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Poster Competition

Tyrone Lake ST. CROIX – Tyrone Lake of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the winner of the Junior Division of the 2018 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled ‘Present and Future’, which focused on disaster […]

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