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South Florida Events in Celebration of Jamaica’s 58th Independence

South Florida Events in Celebration of Jamaica’s 58th Independence

SOUTH FLORIDA –  In celebration of Jamaica’s 58th Independence, the Consul General of Jamaica – Miami in association with the Jamaica Diaspora Southern USA (JADIAS) presents “8 Days of Celebration Jamaica Independence Week”. These virtual events will take place August 1 – 8, 2020 streamed live on ination.tv and facebook.com/congenmiami Jamaica’s 58th Independence Celebration Schedule […]

Employment Assistance for Job-seeking South Floridians in August

Employment Assistance for Job-seeking South Floridians in August

North Miami Beach Offers Unemployment Relief with Free Re-Employment Workshops and Virtual Job & Career Fair NORTH MIAMI BEACH – Furloughed and laid-off workers in South Florida know first hand that unemployment numbers are at their highest levels in recent years. Miami-Dade County’s jobless rate in June 2020 stands at 11.5% compared to 2.5% in […]

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Will Re-Open Online on August 31st

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Will Re-Open Online on August 31st

MIAMI-DADE  —  Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) announced today that in light of the viral surge in the community due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 school year will begin on Monday, August 31, with students utilizing the District’s new and comprehensive My School Online (MSO) distance learning model. The District’s decision to open with MSO for […]

National News

Bahamian Spence Finlayson appears on National Geographic’s SHARKFEST TV Documentary

Bahamian Spence Finlayson appears on National Geographic’s SHARKFEST TV Documentary

NASSAU, Bahamas – Bahamian International Motivational Speaker and Talk Show host Spence Finlayson is currently appearing on National Geographic SHARKFEST TV Documentary about the fatal shark attack that killed Jordan Lindsey from Torrance, California. Finalyson was approached by Alice Borelli, a producer from National Geographic TV to appear in the documentary and give his local […]

EXIM Bank (Jamaica) commits more than J$5M to Export Max III

EXIM Bank (Jamaica) commits more than J$5M to Export Max III

Kingston, Jamaica – The National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank) has officially committed sponsorship valued at more than J$5M to the JAMPRO, JBDC, and JMEA export development programme, Export Max III. EXIM made their sponsorship official on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at their offices in Kingston, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirming […]

PM Andrew Holness, Independence Day Message to the Jamaican Diaspora

PM Andrew Holness, Independence Day Message to the Jamaican Diaspora

Message from the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, MP Prime Minister of Jamaica As Jamaica celebrates 58 years of political independence, we take great pride in how far we have come as a nation. Our resilience, tenacity and creativity make us as world famous as our music, culture, and people. While we diligently continue to […]

Entertainment

4 Games You Can Play without Leaving the House

4 Games You Can Play without Leaving the House

Whether it’s quarantine or boredom, we can often find ourselves stuck inside with almost nothing to do – here are some options for you to kill some time and have some fun. Board Games The variety of board games on offer is huge; even if you think you’ve played them all, there’ll be countless more […]

Just Being Funny: Nah fam, I ain’t going to jail over some yoghurt

Just Being Funny: Nah fam, I ain’t going to jail over some yoghurt

By Caribbean Comedian Onicia Muller Granola and yoghurt is the breakfast of heart-healthy introverts. I needed my roommate to stop guzzling mine. Choops, give a bum one yogurt and they suddenly think you’re their daily dairy plug.  When I confronted her, she gave me a look that said she was holding back a wave of […]

Mr. Vegas Delivers Upbeat Summer Anthem “TE AMO” Video

Mr. Vegas Delivers Upbeat Summer Anthem “TE AMO” Video

SOUTH FLORIDA – As a different landscape of summer is upon us, the world needs an upbeat anthem to make you dance, chase away the blues, and even if just for 3 minutes and 58 seconds, takes you away from the stress of global pandemic and social injustices. Mr. Vegas, Yaksta, Topo La Maskara have […]

Travel

Getting Away: Your Guide to Mediterranean Vacations

Getting Away: Your Guide to Mediterranean Vacations

Got your sights set on an adventure to the Mediterranean region? Be sure to use this guide to Mediterranean vacations for the ultimate experience! Gearing up for a trip abroad can be so exciting that you forget to plan for the little things. Things like lodging and transportation can get lost in the fun of […]

Caribbean Event Planner Turns To Technology To Restructure Her Business In a COVID Era

Caribbean Event Planner Turns To Technology To Restructure Her Business In a COVID Era

 ST. KITTS  – Since COVID-19 outbreak, Natalie John of Dreamy Weddings has turned to technology to develop creative ways to keep her business going. With restricted access to beaches and iconic attractions and the imposition of curfews and other protocols that enforce physical distancing, John explains that many Caribbean weddings and other celebratory events have […]

TASC Embraces Photography as a Sales Support and Meditative Tool in a COVID-19 Era

TASC Embraces Photography as a Sales Support and Meditative Tool in a COVID-19 Era

ATLANTA – As part of its Wellness Campaign which will be celebrated throughout the month of August, Travel Advisors Selling the Caribbean (TASC) will pay homage to photography, not only as a sales tool, but also as an enabler of good mental health. As travel advisors reassess their traditional sales and marketing strategies in a […]

Business

How to Increase Engagement on Instagram?

How to Increase Engagement on Instagram?

Every year there are some new and classic updates on Instagram, which allows the users to enhance their engagement among every active account. However, it is not as easy as it looks. Instagram becomes way trickier to be used every day with the new possible update. At times, these updates become difficult for some users […]

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Florida Condo Up and Running

5 Easy Ways to Get Your Florida Condo Up and Running

Congrats, you have finally purchased your dream Florida condo! Properly maintaining one home is a lifelong challenge, and by now you have most likely learned that running two houses is nearly impossible. So how can you get your condo into tip top shape as fast as possible so you can start enjoying your new property? […]

The key to Instagram success is not to overcomplicate the process

The key to Instagram success is not to overcomplicate the process

For one reason or another, every person thinks that to make money on Instagram, you’ve got to do all kinds of crazy things. You’ve probably heard a million times how you have to use bots, buy proxies, and do all kinds of things to get followers on Instagram. All of those people miss out on […]

Sports

South Florida Fishing: Learn to Cast a Fly Rod & Bonefish Flies

South Florida Fishing: Learn to Cast a Fly Rod & Bonefish Flies

Many native Floridians live for the salty ocean and couldn’t be happier on the water holding a fishing pole. It’s just part of almost everyone’s upbringing down here! Floridians can go at all hours of the day or night, but most fishing trips are done at dawn since the fishing is best when the sun […]

These Are the Different Types of Boats You Have to Choose From

These Are the Different Types of Boats You Have to Choose From

  The perfect day for some people involves being out on the water in a boat. Whether it is to catch that prized fish, cruise around with the family, speed across the water, or spend the weekend in a secluded cove there is no wrong way to enjoy the water. The key to maximizing your […]

How To Create A Budget-Friendly Home Gym Setup

How To Create A Budget-Friendly Home Gym Setup

The home gym has never been in so much high demand. And why? All because of a virus that has caused a sudden culture change that’s becoming the norm. Gyms are shut down due to the coronavirus, but a few have started reopening. If your local gym has opened its doors again, you may cringe […]

More News

Toots Hibbert Turns Attention Towards ‘Got To Be Tough’ Album

Toots Hibbert Turns Attention Towards ‘Got To Be Tough’ Album

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Legendary Jamaican artist Frederick “Toots” Hibbert is pleased that he was able to contribute towards the revitalization of the Jamaica Festival Song contest with his participation this year. “I want to congratulate Buju Banton and all the other contestants, all the beautiful girls and all my brethrens who played a role in […]

Personal Loan Finance: Make Sure You’re Ready for The Open Economy

Personal Loan Finance: Make Sure You’re Ready for The Open Economy

Some areas of the country are beginning to open. Make sure you and your bank account are ready when your town meets the relevant reopening guidelines. Are you hoping to learn more about personal loan finance during this time? If you’re hoping to figure out what kind of loan type would work best for you, […]

South Dade BGLOs host Mayoral Candidate Forum, Thursday, July 30, 2020

South Dade BGLOs host Mayoral Candidate Forum, Thursday, July 30, 2020

SOUTH DADE – The South Dade Divine 9 Pact (SDD9) hosted a mayoral candidate forum centered on issues affecting the residents of south Miami-Dade County. The Pact Members The pact members – led by Leslie Elus, President of the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated – included the Pi Delta Omega Chapter […]

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Welcomes Madison Wahler as an Associate to the Tampa Office

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Welcomes Madison Wahler as an Associate to the Tampa Office

TAMPA – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP welcomes Madison Wahler as an Associate.  Madison Wahler is a litigation associate at the firm’s Tampa office. Madison focuses her practice on admiralty and maritime matters, personal injury defense, insurance coverage, and general civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Before joining Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, Madison […]

New York Times: St Kitts and Nevis among Latin American and Caribbean nations facing decline in democracy using pandemic

New York Times: St Kitts and Nevis among Latin American and Caribbean nations facing decline in democracy using pandemic

  NEW YORK – Less than two months after the June 5, 2020 general elections in St Kitts and Nevis, the prestigious and influential New York Times has named the twin-island federation among nations in Latin America where democracy is in decline under the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the headline: Latin America is Facing a “Decline […]

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