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Jamaicans in South Florida Ready to Celebrate Jamaica’s 56th Independence

Jamaicans in South Florida Ready to Celebrate Jamaica’s 56th Independence

Consulate General of Jamaica hosts Service of Thanksgiving to mark 56th anniversary of Independence SOUTH FLORIDA – In recognition of Jamaica’s 56th Anniversary of Independence, the Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami will hold the annual Ecumenical Service on Sunday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m. The Service will be held at the Cooper City Church of God located at […]

Strike for Education Charity Bowl for Haiti is Back

Strike for Education Charity Bowl for Haiti is Back

It’s the season to bowl for a good reason Strike for Education Bowling Tournament MIAMI – Known for its marketing power as one of the largest Haitian-American platforms in the world, L’union Suite is gaining momentum for putting together its annual Strike for Education Bowling Tournament. In its fourth consecutive year, Strike for Education has brought celebrities out to […]

6th Annual Pumps, Pearls, and Politics – July 28th at FMU

6th Annual Pumps, Pearls, and Politics – July 28th at FMU

Miami Gardens – The 6th annual Pumps, Pearls & Politics is the highly anticipated political event of the summer and is quickly approaching. Pumps, Pearls & Politics is scheduled for July 28, 2018 at Florida Memorial University’s Smith Conference Center  (15800 NW 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens) with candidate meet and greets and light refreshments served at 11am and the event starts promptly […]

National News

Ross University Opens its new Research and Pathology Building in St. Kitts

Ross University Opens its new Research and Pathology Building in St. Kitts

Ross University Expands Its Footprint in St. Kitts and Nevis BASSETERRE, St. Kitts  – On Tuesday, July 10, top level government officials in St. Kitts and Nevis joined representatives of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), as well as officials from its parent organization – Adtalem Global Education, for a ribbon cutting ceremony that […]

Caribbean Export Launch the Market Intelligence Portal

Caribbean Export Launch the Market Intelligence Portal

Bringing CE- Intelligence to the Caribbean Bridgetown, Barbados –  The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the European Union officially launched their market intelligence portal, known as CE-Intelligence. At the media launch held at the newly renovated Warrens Great House on Tuesday 10th, July 2018, Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton outlined the importance […]

Piping & Technology Workshop Aims To Help Guyana Become Competitive

Piping & Technology Workshop Aims To Help Guyana Become Competitive

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – As Guyana seeks to become a more competitive business destination it is imperative that the nation keeps up to date with the latest technologies, best practices and the requisite skills training. This was the message delivered by chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana when de formally declared open a […]

Entertainment

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – July 10th 2018

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – July 10th 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA – Mikey B Top 10 Reggae & Dancehall songs for the week of July 10, 2018: Last Week This Week Song Title Artist Label Weeks on Chart #2 #1 Survive Ruffi Small Box Records 9 #1 #2 Go Freddie Go Freddie McGregor Big Ship Production 11 #4 #3 Burned Etana Tad’s Records 5 #5 […]

Estelle to release new Reggae “Lover’s Rock” Album via VP Records

Estelle to release new Reggae “Lover’s Rock” Album via VP Records

NEW YORK –  Multi-platinum GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Estelle will be releasing her fifth studio album, Lover’s Rock via VP Records and Established 1980 Inc. this September, which will be a full-fledge reggae album. In conjunction with the album announcement, Estelle’s video for the single “Better”has also premiered exclusively on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Station with an interview with radio personality Becca D. “Better” is composed of sultry vocals […]

Kumar Bent Leaves Raging Fyah to Pursue Solo Career

Kumar Bent Leaves Raging Fyah to Pursue Solo Career

Kingston, Jamaica – Kumar Bent, lead singer for Grammy Nominated Reggae group Raging Fyah has announced his departure from the group, and the beginning of his solo career.  He will be known as Kumar Bent of Raging Fyah. After an eight-year run with the group, Kumar made the decision to leave in pursuit of his solo career, […]

Travel

Grenada’s Tourism Performance Maintains Hot Streak with Double Digit Growth

Grenada’s Tourism Performance Maintains Hot Streak with Double Digit Growth

Grenada reports increased cruise, yachting and stay-over arrivals for first half of 2018  ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA – Continuing the momentum from 2017’s record tourism numbers Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean reports strong growth in overall arrivals for the first half of 2018. The three performance indicators, cruise, stayover and yacht arrivals contributed to an overall […]

Frangipani Beach Resort Named #1 Hotel in the Caribbean

Frangipani Beach Resort Named #1 Hotel in the Caribbean

Travel + Leisure’s 2018 World’s Best Awards Names Top 25 Caribbean Resort Hotels Anguilla, British West Indies – Frangipani Beach Resort has received the top award from the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, #1 Resort in the Top 25 Caribbean Resort Hotels, in the 2018 World’s Best Awards. The luxury resort was also named among the top 100 hotels in […]

Summer Travelers Have Options of Daily Flights to Jamaica From US

Summer Travelers Have Options of Daily Flights to Jamaica From US

KINGSTON, Jamaica – With the summer season upon us, Jamaica is ready to welcome travelers with daily airlift from primary and secondary markets throughout the US. For the period May through December of this year, Jamaica secured a total of 1,629,637 scheduled airline seats from various US gateways to Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) and […]

Business

Florida Magazine Association Nominates Island Origins for Excellence Awards

Florida Magazine Association Nominates Island Origins for Excellence Awards

Fort Lauderdale – “Island Origins Magazine”, South Florida’s Caribbean-American lifestyle quarterly, published by Island Syndicate, has been nominated for three category excellence awards by the Florida Magazine Association. The annually appointed honors, known as the Charlie Awards, recognize achievements by Florida magazines, crowning selected industry players best among their peers. Honorees are chosen by a […]

The Future’s Bright, the Future’s DealDash

The Future’s Bright, the Future’s DealDash

It is really important to understand the way the business world is constantly changing. There are a lot of things you have to keep in mind in this sense, and that means you should consider the influences that are affecting the business world right now. We know that the digital world has become one of […]

Golden Krust® Founder Lowell Hawthorne Featured on TV Show, Hidden Heroes

Golden Krust® Founder Lowell Hawthorne Featured on TV Show, Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes to be broadcast on CW Network Saturday, July 14 at 10 AM EST NEW YORK – Lowell Hawthorne, Founder of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, will be featured on the award-winning series Hidden Heroes, Saturday, July 14, 2018 (10:00-10:30 AM EDT) on the CW Network. Mr. Hawthorne was recognized as one of many Hidden Heroes who have made significant contributions to […]

Sports

Miami Dolphins Unveil Six Former Players to Walk of Fame

Miami Dolphins Unveil Six Former Players to Walk of Fame

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins will add the stars of six former players to the team’s Walk of Fame this season: safety Dick Anderson, wide receiver Mark Clayton, wide receiver Mark Duper, tackle Jon Giesler, linebacker John Offerdahl and defensive end/linebacker Jason Taylor. The six combined to earn 22 Pro Bowl selections, seven first-team All Pro nods, won seven AFC Championships and two […]

Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) 2nd Classic is a Soaring Success

Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) 2nd Classic is a Soaring Success

NASSAU, Bahamas – On Friday, June 29th, 2018, the Bahamas Professional Golf Tour (BPGT) hosted its 2nd Classic at the Royal Blue Golf Course at Baha Mar. With 38 Players on the greens; competition was fierce and Coach Collins made certain that tournament play was at a steady pace. Many local Pros made a 2nd […]

Must Have Sports Apps for any South African Fan!

Must Have Sports Apps for any South African Fan!

Most of us like one or the other sports. Though we may not play every day or even occasionally, there is a great enthusiasm for watching a great team playing. In this mobile-age, there is an app to get almost every kind of information. Of course, there are plenty of apps to get instant scores […]

More News

Reggae Maestro, Papa Beeto, Releases Bombshell Single, “Sweet Sweet Jamaica”

Reggae Maestro, Papa Beeto, Releases Bombshell Single, “Sweet Sweet Jamaica”

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaican born, Florida-based reggae legend, Estavan Anderson, a.k.a Papa Beeto has officially announced the launching of his new and highly anticipated latest studio single called “Sweet Sweet Jamaica”.  This will be coming on the heels of the widely successful and still fresh music video “So Much Love,” released in 2017. “Sweet Sweet […]

Hookie Weekend scores big with attendees

Hookie Weekend scores big with attendees

Washington, DC  – The Hookie Life Entertainment team has once again unleashed another successful edition of its annual Hookie weekend in Washington, DC.  With 5 major events over the span of 4 days, the 2018 installment created memorable moments for its patrons complete with the very best of West Indian entertainment.  After what can only […]

Free immunizations Available for Children in Broward County

Free immunizations Available for Children in Broward County

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County BROWARD COUNTY – Every parent loves for the kids to get free backpacks, school supplies and other goodies for back-to-school, so why not free immunizations? The best choice is to have the children vaccinated by your family doctor. But if that is not possible, county […]

Strong Regional Support for Tourism Resilience Centre in Jamaica

Strong Regional Support for Tourism Resilience Centre in Jamaica

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett is confirming strong regional support for the establishment of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre in Jamaica, which is expected to be operational in September of this year. “Following a series of discussions with our partners and stakeholders, the Caribbean region has thrown its support […]

8th Staging of Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York July 22nd

8th Staging of Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York July 22nd

Best in jerk food, entertainment and more at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York  NEW YORK – July just got hotter with the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York taking place Sunday July 22nd at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. The eighth staging of the tri-state’s “Biggest Caribbean Food and Music Festival” will take place […]

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