Local News

Miramar Mayor Messam addresses Haitian TPS Extension

Miramar Mayor Messam addresses Haitian TPS Extension

MIRAMAR – On May 17, 2017, a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Extension Resolution proposed by Mayor Wayne Messam and approved unanimously by the City Commission was passed in the City of Miramar. The recent decision by the Trump Administration to extend TPS for the Haitian Community by a mere six-month period is inexcusable and unacceptable. […]

Soca On The Seas establishes scholarship fund for Caribbean Nationals

Soca On The Seas establishes scholarship fund for Caribbean Nationals

HOUSTON – Soca On The Seas (SOS) is pleased to give back to the young people of the Caribbean through the creation of the Soca On The Seas Scholarship Fund (SOSSF). “We believe that students pursuing studies in the creative industries such as Music, Art, Fashion and Theatre should be supported in every way possible”, says […]

Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux disappointed in extension

Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux disappointed in extension

Statement from a Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux  MIAMI – In any fight, it’s either you lose or you win. The Department of Homeland Security press release about the TPS 6-month extension is for me a Haitian a big disappointment. Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians To those, particularly some Haitian officials and Haitian media […]

National News

More Caribbean Firms Set to Get Angel Investment

More Caribbean Firms Set to Get Angel Investment

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Export Development Agency co-hosted the inaugural Caribbean Angel Investor Forum in Montego Bay on May 12, 2017 together with the World Bank Group. The event, which attracted some of the region’s most influential business people, came together to lay the foundation for a more buoyant and active Angel Investor ecosystem […]

St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Labour Party elects new executive

St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Labour Party elects new executive

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Delegates to Sunday’s 85th Annual Conference of the opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) have reaffirmed their confidence in the leadership of the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas. Dr. Douglas, the longest serving prime minister and currently Leader of the Opposition, was re-elected unopposed to continue to serve as National […]

The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Caribbean

The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Caribbean

CANADA – The Caribbean has always been a magnet for the rich and famous. It has expansive beaches with the silky sands and turquoise sea we all dream of, and then there’s the excellent climate and the friendly locals. All this, of course, encourages a thriving luxury property market, and this has been recovering from […]

Entertainment

Miami sizzles in run-up to CARIBBEAN305 celebration

Miami sizzles in run-up to CARIBBEAN305 celebration

Award-winning South Florida Chef Allen Susser says Miami’s the perfect location to showcase Caribbean culture and cuisine MIAMI – Nationally recognized culinary leader Allen Susser eagerly anticipates the debut of Caribbean305, the region’s newest gourmet culinary and cultural celebration happening at Miami’s Jungle Island on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8 p.m. Chef Allen believes […]

“Feel the Spirit of the Caribbean” at Caribbean American Exhibition & Festival

“Feel the Spirit of the Caribbean” at Caribbean American Exhibition & Festival

Pembroke Pines – Come out and “Feel the spirit of the Caribbean” at the Caribbean American Exhibition & Festival in Pembroke Pines at the beautiful Pembroke Pines City Center (601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines). The Caribbean American Exhibition & Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 3pm t0 9pm. “Feel the Spirit of the Caribbean” at Caribbean American Exhibition & […]

Exhibition and Art Talk Honors Iconic Artists Sam Gilliam and Lou Stovall

Exhibition and Art Talk Honors Iconic Artists Sam Gilliam and Lou Stovall

Griots’ Art Gallery announces its June exhibition In the Spirit of Collaboration: Sam Gilliam and Lou Stovall MIAMI – The Griots’ Art Gallery invites the public to the opening of In the Spirit of Collaboration: Sam Gilliam and Lou Stovall exhibition on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 1 – 4 pm with brief remarks at 2 pm. […]

Travel

JetBlue Flies You To The Best US Cities To Spend A Foodie Weekend

JetBlue Flies You To The Best US Cities To Spend A Foodie Weekend

 “The Bourdain Effect” and a JetBlue Foodie Weekend FORT LAUDERDALE – After a long work week sometimes you just want to get away and explore new adventures. JetBlue has just the ticket for all foodie weekend warriors looking to dine and have a good time in cities that offer the greatest restaurants, bars and iconic cuisines. […]

Jamaica’s Diverse Attractions Offer Something for All Cruisegoers

Jamaica’s Diverse Attractions Offer Something for All Cruisegoers

KINGSTON, Jamaica – From Montego Bay to Ocho Rios, Kingston to Port Antonio, cruise passengers disembarking in Jamaica for the day can choose from a wide range of activities sure to excite and delight. Whether it’s enjoying the destination’s famed white sand beaches and turquoise waters, or the breathtaking scenery and thrilling excursions, or sampling the […]

Hotel Developments Expected to Boost Jamaica’s Tourism

Hotel Developments Expected to Boost Jamaica’s Tourism

New And Exciting Tourism Developments Underway In Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to make huge strides with regard to product development.  Last year, approximately 3,000 new and refurbished hotel rooms were added to the island’s accommodation stock and in 2017, the destination expects to add more than 1,100 new rooms. Furthermore, it […]

Business

TechHire Summer Bootcamp Program prepares students for jobs in IT

TechHire Summer Bootcamp Program prepares students for jobs in IT

CareerSource South Florida partners with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to launch TechHire Summer Bootcamp Program MIAMI – CareerSource South Florida in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools will provide its first TechHire Summer Bootcamps to 400 youth between the ages of 15-22 to become entry level professionals in high demand Information Technology (IT) careers. The […]

Jamaica Tourist Board Appoints John Woolcook Manager of Groups and Conventions

Jamaica Tourist Board Appoints John Woolcook Manager of Groups and Conventions

MIAMI – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has announced the appointment of John Woolcock as Manager, Groups and Conventions, in the JTB’s Regional Office, Miami. “I am eager to take on the responsibilities of this new role and look forward to helping the destination grow its market share in groups and conventions,” said Woolcock. “With our award-winning […]

JN Money Transfer Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Florida

JN Money Transfer Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Florida

LAUDERDALE LAKES – Throughout the month of May 2017, JN Money Transfer will celebrate 20 years of operation in Florida, with a series of customer promotions; a salute to its partners; recognition of employees; and give thanks, at a church service, to mark its two decades of remittance services in the USA. The Jamaica National Group, […]

Sports

U.S. Virgin Islands Gets Sports Tourism Boost from NCAA

U.S. Virgin Islands Gets Sports Tourism Boost from NCAA

Five NCAA college basketball teams to compete in the U.S. Virgin Islands this summer U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The U. S. Virgin Islands is now an approved destination to host National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams and, in addition to hosting basketball, volleyball and swimming events, the Territory can facilitate the participation of […]

Dan Marino & Miami Dolphins Legends In Nassau, Bahamas For Football & Cheerleading Clinic

Dan Marino & Miami Dolphins Legends In Nassau, Bahamas For Football & Cheerleading Clinic

Dan Marino & Miami Dolphins Legends are in Nassau, Bahamas for a Youth Football & Cheerleading Clinic at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium – Saturday, May 27th NASSAU, Bahamas – Famed NFL quarter backer Dan Marino and several of the legendary Miami Dolphins alumni are in Nassau, Bahamas (May 25-28), to celebrate the weekend. On Saturday, […]

Sangakkara believes it is an exciting time for cricket in USA

Sangakkara believes it is an exciting time for cricket in USA

LAUDERHILL – Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara believes that the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) can grow from strength to strength when the Florida leg of matches takes place on the weekend of August 5 and 6. The Jamaica Tallawahs star, who helped the franchise lift last year’s title for the second time, believes that […]

More News

Ricardo Drue Takes On The World – Making inroads to be proud of

Ricardo Drue Takes On The World – Making inroads to be proud of

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – A weekend reminder that rest and relaxation does exist. Soca heartthrob, Ricardo Drue spent last weekend on the beautiful island of St. Lucia where he bore witness to the marriage of two of his very close friends. It was a good reality check for the ‘Stamp Yuh Name’ singer who has been […]

JAMAICAN HURRICANE to Storm for Caribbean American Heritage Month

JAMAICAN HURRICANE to Storm for Caribbean American Heritage Month

First Caribbean WNBA Player Simone “Jamaican Hurricane” Edwards to serve as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month, June 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – The First Caribbean WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) Player Simone Edwards has signed on as National Spokesperson for Caribbean American Heritage Month. Ms. Edwards who was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, accepted the […]

Major impact on middle-class with the Trump budget

Major impact on middle-class with the Trump budget

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the White House budget: “The Trump budget is an all-out assault on the poor. Once again, the administration has prioritized the needs of the rich over the poor. “The budget double-downs on Medicaid with a $610 billion cut on top of […]

Miami-Dade School Board to salute Association of Haitian Educators of Dade and Freedom Writers

Miami-Dade School Board to salute Association of Haitian Educators of Dade and Freedom Writers

MIAMI – District 1 School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III will salute AHED, Inc. (Association of Haitian Educators of Dade) and the Freedom Writers during the May meeting of the Miami-Dade School Board to recognize their invaluable contributions to the community. AHED was founded in 1989 because of the need for an organization capable of […]

Soca music lovers, Soca Gold 2017 out June 23rd

Soca music lovers, Soca Gold 2017 out June 23rd

Soca Gold 2017 Pre-Orders Available Now NEW YORK – On its 20th year, the top selling Soca Gold compilation album by VP Records will be released at a time when soca is hotter than ever before. With an abundance of cultures embracing the Carnival season, along with soca influences being witnessed in many of today’s biggest […]

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