Local News

JN Money Celebrates Miramar Commissioner Winston Barnes

JN Money Celebrates Miramar Commissioner Winston Barnes

MIRAMAR – JN Money Services (USA) Inc. recognized Miramar Commissioner, Winston Barnes, who was described as a member of the company’s extended family, at a luncheon held in honor of him recently. Mr. Barnes, who was conferred with the Order of Distinction Commander Class by the Jamaican Government at the National Heroes’ Day awards ceremony […]

City of Miramar Mayor Hosts 2nd Annual Aviation Expo Sponsored By Spirit Airlines

City of Miramar Mayor Hosts 2nd Annual Aviation Expo Sponsored By Spirit Airlines

MIRAMAR – Come experience Aviation up-close-and-personal during Mayor Wayne M. Messam’s 2nd annual 2018 Aviation Expo sponsored by Spirit Airlines. The event will be held Friday, December 7th for Broward and Miami Dade County Schools and Saturday, December 8th is Community Day, open to the public from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Expo will take […]

Victoria Mutual Group President & CEO Presented Keys to Broward County

Victoria Mutual Group President & CEO Presented Keys to Broward County

MIRAMAR – Dale Holness, Vice Mayor of Broward County presents the Keys to Broward County to Courtney Campbell, President & CEO of the Victoria Mutual Group, at VM Florida Representative Office’s 10th anniversary Service in Miramar, Florida.

National News

Safety, Security remains Priority for Jamaica

Safety, Security remains Priority for Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett is reiterating the country’s commitment to ensuring a safe, secure and seamless destination to all visitors who come to the country. In that context, Minister Bartlett says, “A full scale review is being done of all the protocols and ethical arrangements within the industry in keeping with the changes […]

Travel Partners Train Caribbean Hospitality Sector on Diversity

Travel Partners Train Caribbean Hospitality Sector on Diversity

MIAMI – Recognizing the changing dynamics in the global tourism industry and the imperative to meet customers’ needs and expectations, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) in partnership with two of its corporate partners, Interval International and Virgin Holidays, has launched a new program to support the training and development of Caribbean […]

Opinion: Developing Jamaica as a Safe Retirement Destination Could Add Billions to Local Economy

Opinion: Developing Jamaica as a Safe Retirement Destination Could Add Billions to Local Economy

by: Silbert Barrett TORONTO, Canada – The safe resettlement of returning citizens should be Jamaica’s number one priority. The numbers of returning citizens killed since 2012 is alarming and has risen to a national crisis that the Gov’t of Jamaica can no longer afford to ignore. Not if they value the huge contributions Jamaicans overseas […]

Entertainment

Enjoy Rhythms of Africa / Music Around The World  at West Broward High School Theater

Enjoy Rhythms of Africa / Music Around The World at West Broward High School Theater

PEMBROKE PINES – Epic Percussion Power!   Rhythms of Africa / Music Around The World, the journey that began eight years ago in Broward County returns on January 19, 2019 for two shows, 3 PM and 7:30 PM, following capacity-crowd performances at Miramar Cultural Center, Miami’s Arsht Center, Ft. Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse, and Broward’s Bailey Hall. Once […]

Sound Chat TV ‘Rocks’ Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise

Sound Chat TV ‘Rocks’ Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise

MIAMI – The high seas were chock full of electrifying Reggae and Dancehall performances, activities and culturally relevant events during the 5th Annual Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, December 1-6, 2018, but beyond the in-your-face entertainment was a whole separate world of amazing television programming. Capturing the attention of thousands on the famed cruise was […]

Reggae Artist Christopher Martin Takes Miami Art Basel 2018

Reggae Artist Christopher Martin Takes Miami Art Basel 2018

Artist Performs at Let There Be Reggae and Attends Exclusive Events MIAMI – VP Records artist Christopher Martin, known for his artistic music and style was right in his element at Miami’s Art Basel last week. The reggae/dancehall artist recently released singles “Come Back” and “Bun fi Bun” featured on the upcoming “Strictly the Best” Compilation out this January. He […]

Travel

New regulation to boost resort shopping in Jamaica next year

New regulation to boost resort shopping in Jamaica next year

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – In an effort to induce more investment in shopping and get more tourism dollars from that attraction in Jamaica, a new regulation will be introduced by the Ministry of Tourism next year. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett announced Thursday, December 13th that, “Cabinet is to consider the presentation shortly and […]

American Airline’s begins non-stop service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

American Airline’s begins non-stop service from Miami to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

MIAMI – American Airlines made its inaugural non-stop flight from the Miami International Airport to the Argyle International Airport on Saturday December 15th 2018. The year-round AA 1427 service will operate on an Airbus A319 every Saturday leaving the Miami International Airport at 11:00 a.m. and arriving at the Argyle International Airport at 3:40 p.m.; the return […]

Bahamas People-to-People Program a hit with Florida Travel Agents

Bahamas People-to-People Program a hit with Florida Travel Agents

FORT LAUDERDALE – Authentic Bahamian cultural activities, including the Changing of the Guard at Government House and the country’s ‘People-to-People Experience,’ were a big hit for a recent group of Florida travel agents who visited Nassau for a Familiarization trip. The group included travel agents from the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando areas, all of whom […]

Business

Increased Airlift To The Caribbean Fuels New Opportunities For The Region

Increased Airlift To The Caribbean Fuels New Opportunities For The Region

MIAMI – The Caribbean’s private sector has a unique opportunity to generate strong profits in the new year with the unprecedented quantity of airlift coming into the region. Director General and CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Frank Comito, encouraged regional stakeholders to get ready for what the association believes can be […]

Open House Highlights New Launch of Sovereign School of Nursing

Open House Highlights New Launch of Sovereign School of Nursing

MIAMI – Sovereign School of Nursing Campus Director, Lisia McLean and The Principles will be joined by colleagues, dignitaries and specially invited guests to celebrate the opening of their new nursing school campus in Miami on Saturday, December 15th, from 2pm to 4pm. The afternoon tour will be followed by a question and answer session where […]

Grace Foods USA to Consolidate with Majesty Foods Factory for Joint Venture

Grace Foods USA to Consolidate with Majesty Foods Factory for Joint Venture

MIAMI – Grace Foods (USA), Inc. (Grace Foods), a company owned by GraceKennedy Limited (GKL), a publicly traded Jamaican corporation listed on the Jamaica and Trinidad Stock Exchanges, has announced that it will acquire a 49% equity stake in a new Joint Venture company, Majesty Foods LLC (Majesty Foods). Majesty Foods is a Florida-based manufacturer of […]

Sports

Warren Henry Auto Group to Sponsor South Florida’s H.S. Football Player of The Year Award

Warren Henry Auto Group to Sponsor South Florida’s H.S. Football Player of The Year Award

Warren Henry Auto Group Named Official Brand and Title Sponsor for 6th Annual South Florida High School Football Player of The Year Award MIAMI – Warren Henry Auto Group, South Florida’s premier Auto Group, is pleased to announce their participation as the brand and title sponsor of the 6th Annual South Florida High School Football […]

Pominville Brings Sabres Back

Pominville Brings Sabres Back

Buffalo Sabres, that had shown the worst record in NHL history a year ago has made a surprising comeback as they claim victory for the consecutive fifth game. The game that brought victory to Sabres over the Minnesota Wilds was headed for a tie with a score of 2-2. Jason Pominville however, at the last […]

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Kingston City Marathon Int’l Participants

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Kingston City Marathon Int’l Participants

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Organizers of the first ever Kingston City Marathon are now offering international participants an amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal on all race categories. International participants can receive up to 50% off their marathon, ½ marathon, 10K and 5K registration when they use the Promo Code KCMBLITZ. The Kingston City Marathon will take […]

More News

Fresco y Más donates $25,000 in food to Feeding South Florida

Fresco y Más donates $25,000 in food to Feeding South Florida

LAUDERHILL – Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores, together with the SEG Gives Foundation, has launched a company-wide Holiday Hunger Relief Program with dedicated partner, Feeding America®, to continue the fight against hunger. Fresco y Más presented local Feeding America partner Feeding South Florida with a […]

14th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest Features Sensational Line-Up

14th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest Features Sensational Line-Up

MIAMI GARDENS — Presented by the City of Miami Gardens and dubbed “the fastest growing jazz and R&B festival in the U.S.”, the 14th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival (JITG) is ushering in the 2019 festival season with the announcement of yet another “top notch” lineup. On March 9-10, 2019 the highly anticipated […]

The Bahamas Host VIP Black Meeting Planners at National Conference

The Bahamas Host VIP Black Meeting Planners at National Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Islands Of The Bahamas were the sponsors of a VIP Planners Only Breakfast at the recent National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP) 2018 Annual Conference, which took place in New Orleans, LA, November 28 – December 1, 2018. The Bahamas was the only Caribbean Destination sponsor at the Conference and in […]

Jamaica’s Returning Residents’ Welcome Home Handbook Now Available

Jamaica’s Returning Residents’ Welcome Home Handbook Now Available

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police in Jamaica are advising persons that there is in existence a Returning Residents’ Handbook, which is now available for download via the online publishing website, Issuu. This handbook, which gives general information about resettling in Jamaica, including security information, is also available on the social media pages of the Jamaica […]

R Hotel Kingston pledges Support for Community Tourism in Jamaica

R Hotel Kingston pledges Support for Community Tourism in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Alexander Pike, General Manager, The R Hotel Kingston has pledged support for community tourism in his presentation as guest speaker at the International Community Tourism Conference Welcome Reception held last month at the Spanish Court Hotel, Kingston. Spanish Court was one of the Conference Sponsors. Mr. Theo Chambers, Master of Ceremonies, CEO PanaCarib […]

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