Local News

Local Bahamian author hosting Community Forum on Education & Career

Local Bahamian author hosting Community Forum on Education & Career

Zach Rinkins and EcoTech Visions Foundation (ETVF) teaming up to present “I Am College Material” MIAMI – Many of us already know that a college degree is not an automatic ticket to a middle class life. According to Georgetown University’s What’s It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors study, many students are graduating from […]

North Miami Mayor to Present Key to the City to Haitian Diplomat

North Miami Mayor to Present Key to the City to Haitian Diplomat

North Miami – Dr. Smith Joseph, Mayor of North Miami invites the community to attend a Key to the City Ceremony and Community Forum recognizing the work of the Honorable Stéphanie Auguste, MD, PhD, Minister of Social Services and Commerce, Republic of Haiti. The event will takes place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, at North […]

Ambassador Marks shocked by Golden Krust CEO’s Passing

Ambassador Marks shocked by Golden Krust CEO’s Passing

WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Her Excellency Audrey Marks is shocked by the news of the passing of Golden Krust CEO Lowell Hawthorne. Words are still not able to fully convey my utter sense of shock, disbelief, and sadness since receiving the tragic news about the passing of one of our most […]

National News

Concerns of corruption & breaches in procurement in St. Kitts Govt.

Concerns of corruption & breaches in procurement in St. Kitts Govt.

Basseterre, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis Leader of the Opposition, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has expressed concern about the high level of corruption and breaches in procurement requirements by the Timothy Harris-led Team Unity Government and which are being complained of by the public. During his response to the 2018 Budget […]

JAMPRO and Government Partners host Investment Briefing at CARIF 2017

JAMPRO and Government Partners host Investment Briefing at CARIF 2017

Montego Bay, Jamaica – As Jamaica seeks investments to further develop the country’s infrastructure, JAMPRO and the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) in collaboration with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and National Water Commission (NWC), hosted an investment briefing today, December 11, 2017 in Montego Bay at the 2nd Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2017). The […]

Shaggy & Friends 2018 Benefit Concert set for January 6th 2018

Shaggy & Friends 2018 Benefit Concert set for January 6th 2018

Kingston, Jamaica – The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation (SMADF) continues their altruistic work with the sixth staging of the unifying charity concert, Shaggy & Friends, scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018, on the prestigious lawns of Jamaica House, St. Andrew. Co-Produced by Rebecca Packer-Burrell, executive director of SMADF, Shaggy & Friends is the main […]

Entertainment

Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations

MIAMI – Times Square might be the most hashtag-worthy spot for ringing in the new year, but it’s certainly not the best if you’re a frugal partier seeking an equally grand experience. Local businesses are notorious for hiking up their prices when big crowds are in town for a major event. The cheapest hotel rates […]

Ayiti Parle hits the television airways on Island TV

Ayiti Parle hits the television airways on Island TV

Catch Ayiti Parle on Island TV every Wednesday at 8pm on Comcast Channel 578 MIAMI – Ayiti Parle is coming to a television screen near you at 8pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.   Many have been hearing the buzz about a new show that is both informative and intriguing and the wait is finally over. With […]

India Sweeting and Charles Anderson win Fashion Face of the Bahamas 2018

India Sweeting and Charles Anderson win Fashion Face of the Bahamas 2018

NASSAU, Bahamas – In another dynamic collaboration, the Bahamas’ Profiles98 Model Management Agency and Magazine in partnership with Saint International (Jamaica) Ltd., the leading model agency in the Caribbean hosted it’s second ‘ Fashion Face of the Bahamas ’ workshop and model search.  ‘Fashion Face of the Bahamas’ showcased 16 females and 3 male up […]

Travel

Puerto Rico Declares it’s Officially Open for Tourism

Puerto Rico Declares it’s Officially Open for Tourism

Just in time for the holidays, December 20 marks three months post-Hurricane Maria and a major moment in Puerto Rico’s comeback  San Juan, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico is open for tourism as it kicks off its winter season on December 20th and just in time for the holidays. More than 100 hotels are open […]

2017 ‘Dream Year for Jamaica’, says Bartlett

2017 ‘Dream Year for Jamaica’, says Bartlett

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica – On the eve of the country welcoming four million visitors for the first time in its history, Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has declared 2017 to be “a dream year for Jamaica.” “We’ve annexed all sorts of new horizons and frontiers; we’re going to make four million visitors this year and […]

Jamaica’s Edmund Bartlett is Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year

Jamaica’s Edmund Bartlett is Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is the Caribbean Tourism Minister of the Year according to the Caribbean Travel Awards 2017, carried out by the Caribbean Journal Editorial team. The Caribbean Journal Editorial team in bestowing the award said, “Being an effective tourism official in the Caribbean isn’t just about management […]

Business

U.S. Marketing Agency Grows Caribbean Clientele

U.S. Marketing Agency Grows Caribbean Clientele

Young Island Retains MP&A Digital & Advertising as Agency of Record WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Private, romantic Young Island Resort in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has retained hospitality marketing specialists MP&A Digital & Advertising as its agency of record. The full-service marketing agency is charged with providing a comprehensive communications plan to increase awareness, bookings and […]

St Vincent to Host Cybersecurity Forum

St Vincent to Host Cybersecurity Forum

by Gerard Best gerard@gerardbest.com KINGSTOWN, St Vincent —Rising cyber crime is stoking growing concern among legislators, law enforcement officials, business leaders and millions of affected citizens across the Caribbean. In response, several Caribbean nations are taking concrete steps to finalise cyber crime legislation, train law enforcement agencies and raise awareness among their vulnerable populations. The […]

Amerijet Is Your Shipping Connection throughout the Caribbean!

Amerijet Is Your Shipping Connection throughout the Caribbean!

FORT LAUDERDALE – Whether you are shipping packages for an occasion, special event or if you are shipping commercial freight to restock your inventory, Amerijet International is the shipping company of choice for many. With more than 40 years of experience in the global air cargo industry, Amerijet’s worldwide network reaches across the U.S. to the […]

Sports

Gamers, Miami Dolphins to Host EA Madden18 Dolphins Championship

Gamers, Miami Dolphins to Host EA Madden18 Dolphins Championship

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Miami Dolphins are hosting the EA Madden18 Tournament Club Championship on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Hyundai Club at Hard Rock Stadium – 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens.  The event is free and open to the public. The event will feature two semi-final matches and one final […]

Wisconsin and Miami to Meet in 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl

Wisconsin and Miami to Meet in 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl

Miami Lakes – No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 10 Miami are set to meet in the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl in an Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten showdown on December 30, 2017, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers (12-1, 9-0 Big Ten) were undefeated through the regular […]

Tough Battle Ahead in Jamaica’s World Squash Championship Debut

Tough Battle Ahead in Jamaica’s World Squash Championship Debut

Jamaica Making Squash History KINGSTON, Jamaica – A four-member Jamaican team enters the Men’s WSF World Team Squash Championship this week with hopes of breaking out of the initial rounds. Chris Hind, President of the Jamaica Squash Association, said this was the first time Jamaica has qualified for the championship, pointing out that the team […]

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IIPT International Year of Community Tourism and Peace Declared for 2018

IIPT International Year of Community Tourism and Peace Declared for 2018

Mandeville, Jamaica –  Louis D’Amore, Founder/President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), has designated 2018 the IIPT International Year Of Community Tourism and Peace in collaboration with Countrystyle/Villages As Businesses. In 1994, the IIPT branded Jamaica The Home of Community Tourism in recognition of the two pioneers of the community tourism brand […]

Le Plaza Hotel in Haiti Promotes History and Culture

Le Plaza Hotel in Haiti Promotes History and Culture

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Travelers interested in exploring the rich cultural history of the French-Creole Caribbean nation of Haiti are being wooed by one of its distinguished hotels, Le Plaza Hotel. Located in the capital, Port-au-Prince, the 60 year-old Le Plaza Hotel, a boutique 95-room property, wants travelers in North America, Europe and beyond to experience […]

Americas Relief Team hands over generators to Dominica Red Cross

Americas Relief Team hands over generators to Dominica Red Cross

Roseau, Dominica – The Americas Relief Team (ART) handed over to the Dominica Red Cross a donation of nine power generating units which will be deployed to various parts of the island for use by government and non-government agencies on Thursday, December 7. The donation by ART, an initiative of Outreach Aid to the Americas […]

Broward County Commissioners Expand Human Rights Act

Broward County Commissioners Expand Human Rights Act

Commissioners Dale Holness and Nan Rich sponsor Broward County Human Rights Act Broward County – At the December 5 Broward County Commission meeting, Commissioners Holness and Rich sponsored an ordinance to expand the Broward County Human Rights Act. The Broward County Human Rights Act secures all individuals within Broward County freedom from discrimination because of […]

Spirit to Increase Flights to St Thomas in February

Spirit to Increase Flights to St Thomas in February

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – On the heels of her visit to New York and Atlanta in November, U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty is reporting a planned increase in air service to St. Thomas following a meeting with Spirit Airlines in South Florida this week. Commissioner Nicholson-Doty, who was in Miami to meet […]

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