Local News

US Caribbean Strong Relief Fund aims to help Caribbean neighbors

US Caribbean Strong Relief Fund aims to help Caribbean neighbors

SOUTH FLORIDA – The US Caribbean Strong Relief fund has been established following Hurricanes Irma and Maria as they have impacted several islands in the eastern Caribbean with catastrophic destruction. There has been widespread damage to infrastructure, homes, and the lives of thousands of citizens. Health facilities have also suffered serious damages hampering the rapid […]

South Florida Caribbean Strong hosts Hurricane relief effort Town Hall Meeting

South Florida Caribbean Strong hosts Hurricane relief effort Town Hall Meeting

Hurricanes Irma & Maria relief effort community Town Hall Meeting Sept. 20th  MIAMI GARDENS – In an effort to support the Eastern Caribbean Islands that have been affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, South Florida Caribbean community, business, culture and entertainment leaders from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties in collaboration with The Miami Foundation will conduct a Community Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, September 20th, […]

Broward County schools to re-open Monday, Sept. 18th

Broward County schools to re-open Monday, Sept. 18th

BROWARD COUNTY – Power has been restored to all Broward County Public Schools and schools and offices will reopen Monday, September 18, 2017, following Hurricane Irma. As of Sunday morning, September 17, 2017, Florida Power & Light has restored power to all District schools, including the three schools – Attucks Middle School, Pompano Beach Middle School and […]

National News

Citizens & residents urged to assist St. Kitts and Nevis return to normalcy

Citizens & residents urged to assist St. Kitts and Nevis return to normalcy

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis, including Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, are once again giving God thanks for sparing the twin-island Federation the full impact of Hurricane Maria – the third hurricane in as many weeks to threaten the nation. “We are deeply appreciative that again we […]

U.S. Virgin Islands assessing damage from Hurricane Maria

U.S. Virgin Islands assessing damage from Hurricane Maria

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  – The Government of the United States Virgin Islands is working to assess damage to the Territory following the passage of Hurricane Maria. The eye of the Category 5 storm passed south of St. Croix overnight (Tuesday into early Wednesday morning), bringing with it hurricane-force winds, heavy rainfall and flooding. The islands […]

St. Kitts and Nevis PM pledges government’s support after Hurricane Maria

St. Kitts and Nevis PM pledges government’s support after Hurricane Maria

  Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris pledges support to emergency services affected by Hurricane Maria BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris was out early Wednesday morning to personally assess the extent of damages done to homes, businesses and […]

Entertainment

Bunji Garlin closes Carnival Season with ‘Big Bad Soca’ video

Bunji Garlin closes Carnival Season with ‘Big Bad Soca’ video

NEW YORK – Soca Viking, Bunji Garlin is back with an energetic visual for his single ‘Big Bad Soca’,  featured on his album, “Turn Up” which was released September 1st. The video features candid scenes of Trinidad Carnival along with stunning studio shots of beautiful masqueraders and dancers. Directed by Tom Swindell, the video embodies the […]

Meet Miami Carnival 2017 Grand Marshal, Kimberley McDowell

Meet Miami Carnival 2017 Grand Marshal, Kimberley McDowell

SOUTH FLORIDA – This year’s Miami Carnival 2017 Grand Marshal  is Kimberley McDowell, Miss Jamaica World-Most Sociable 2016.   The South Florida Caribbean News Team had the opportunity to get “up close and personal” with Kimberley McDowell to learn more about her love for Soca music and carnival. Favorite Color KM: Black Favorite Soca Artist KM: […]

Caribbean words & phrases you might hear at Miami Carnival

Caribbean words & phrases you might hear at Miami Carnival

SOUTH FLORIDA – So, you are getting ready to invite your non-Caribbean friends to the biggest Caribbean Fête in South Florida, Miami Carnival and they are hearing Caribbean words & phrases that they don’t understand. So to help all the non-Caribbean people who plan to come out and enjoy Miami Carnival events taking place, September […]

Travel

Antigua open for business, ready to welcome visitors

Antigua open for business, ready to welcome visitors

Excursions, Tour Operators, Restaurants and Hotels in Antigua welcome visitors  St. John’s, Antigua – Antigua is back to offering world-class excursions and adventures across Antigua. Popular activities in Antigua, from Stingray City to zip-lining adventures to safari land tours to cruises, sea circumnavigation and snorkeling tours are available once again. Tour operators have re-opened after […]

Flights resume at Providenciales airport in TCI

Flights resume at Providenciales airport in TCI

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands – The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) announces the resumption of flight operations at Providenciales as at 11am today (Sept. 11th), local time, following the passage of Hurricane Irma. The Airports Authority remains committed to the safety of aircraft, passengers, staff and other users of the airport. We regret […]

St Kitts Tourism bounces back following Hurricane Irma

St Kitts Tourism bounces back following Hurricane Irma

Basseterre, St. Kitts  – We are pleased to report that the Federation ( St Kitts ) is virtually unscathed following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Considering the minimal damage that was sustained, the islands’ tourism providers are in the process of reopening. Hotels are returning to business as usual and guests are continuing to enjoy […]

Business

Island Origins Magazine connects to South Florida’s savvy Caribbean Americans

Island Origins Magazine connects to South Florida’s savvy Caribbean Americans

Fort Lauderdale – Island Syndicate, a South Florida media, arts and entertainment company, has officially begun production of a high-end lifestyle publication – Island Origins Magazine – designed to provide readers with the latest in things Caribbean-American, from celebrity and culture to dining and travel. The limited edition special summer issue featured culinary themes related […]

SBA Disaster Assistance for Businesses and Residents following Hurricane Irma

SBA Disaster Assistance for Businesses and Residents following Hurricane Irma

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has added more counties to the disaster declaration in Florida affected by Hurricane Irma that began on Sept. 4, 2017. The disaster declaration covers the counties of Broward, Charlotte, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Putnam, Sarasota and Saint Johns in Florida […]

Feel the vibe of Jamaica at the Island’s pop up shop in New York

Feel the vibe of Jamaica at the Island’s pop up shop in New York

NEW YORK – The Jamaica Tourist Board invites New Yorkers to experience the “sights, sounds and tastes” of Jamaica through the colorful and interactive Feel the Vibe Pop Up Shop in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. From Thursday, September 21 to Sunday, September 24, the public can visit the shop at 393 Broadway, which will be transformed into an island […]

Sports

Colourful Caribbean Cricket Centers

Colourful Caribbean Cricket Centers

By Prof Ravi Chaturvedi TORONTO, Canada – Kerry Packer, the Australian television tycoon brought colour and spectacle in cricket by founding the rebel World Series Cricket (WSC) in 1977-78. The night cricket was a revolution in cricket. The introduction of coloured-clothing (instead of white), black-sight screen and white balls was an attractive spectacle. The recent […]

The annual Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer Tournament kicks off Sept. 3rd

The annual Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer Tournament kicks off Sept. 3rd

Lauderhill – Since 2009, soccer enthusiasts in the southeast USA and the Caribbean throng Lauderhill’s Sports Complex for the annual Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer Tournament (JHSASN). The two-day event is known amongst “ballers” and sports enthusiasts as the areas premiere Caribbean sporting competition. “This event has become such a cultural convening; and is another great reflection […]

Memories of Sabina Park – Kingston, Jamaica

Memories of Sabina Park – Kingston, Jamaica

By Prof Ravi Chaturvedi TORONTO, Canada – Sabina Park is a scenic cricket ground and the home of the Kingston Cricket Club since 1895. The spectacular Blue Mountains, (world famous for Blue Mountain coffee) form a picturesque and ornamental backdrop with Kingston harbour adding to its scenic beauty. The stands have their own aura, especially […]

More News

Puerto Rico prepares for direct hit from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico prepares for direct hit from Hurricane Maria

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has issued a statement encouraging all industry stakeholders to finish all emergency preparations as soon as possible and safeguard the lives of all staff members and guests. The path of Hurricane María directly over Puerto Rico is imminent and will be a dangerous incident, the […]

CTO continues to support Hurricane Irma affected member countries

CTO continues to support Hurricane Irma affected member countries

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – It’s been just over a week since the dangerous category 5 Hurricane Irma first made landfall, ravaging the once charming surrounds of the island of Barbuda and leaving behind the pummelled remains of homes, schools, village shops – 90 per cent of the buildings. In the ensuing days we witnessed nature at […]

U.S. Virgin Islands thanks cruise and airline partners for Hurricane Irma relief

U.S. Virgin Islands thanks cruise and airline partners for Hurricane Irma relief

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is extending its gratitude to its cruise and airline partners for transporting visitors and residents out of the district of St. Thomas and St. John following the passage of Hurricane Irma. Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty thanked the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), Norwegian Cruise Line […]

Miami-Dade County Schools to open Monday, Sept. 18th

Miami-Dade County Schools to open Monday, Sept. 18th

MIAMI-DADE – Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho announced today (Sunday, Sept. 17th) that schools in Miami-Dade will re-open tomorrow, Monday, September 18th. Monday morning, it is important that parents, students, and staff understand what to expect. Because of the issues with inoperable traffic lights and debris, school bus service may experience delays. All bus […]

Jamaica to lead UNWTO Disaster Recovery Programme for the Caribbean

Jamaica to lead UNWTO Disaster Recovery Programme for the Caribbean

CHENGDU, China – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has been appointed as the coordinator of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) newly formed Disaster Recovery Working Group for the affected States in the Caribbean. The programme was formed to meet the needs of member states that have been recently impacted by powerful natural […]

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