Local News

Oliver Mair assumes appointment as Jamaica’s new Consul General to Miami

Oliver Mair assumes appointment as Jamaica’s new Consul General to Miami

MIAMI – Jamaica’s newly appointed Consul General to Miami, R. Oliver Mair has assumed his position at the Consulate in downtown Miami.  He will be responsible for consular affairs in 13 States of the Southern USA, as well as Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. Mr. Mair succeeds Mr. Franz Hall who has since assumed position as […]

Bahamas Tourist Office Supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk

Bahamas Tourist Office Supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida was represented at the recent Susan G. Komen More Than Pink™ Walk to benefit the fight against breast cancer. The walk that attracted thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters took place at the Bayfront Park, Downtown, Miami. This year’s well attended event featured a number of […]

Mourning Family Foundation Partners with Miami New Drama to Present One Night In Miami

Mourning Family Foundation Partners with Miami New Drama to Present One Night In Miami

Partnership To Support The Overtown Youth Center MIAMI– Miami New Drama is proud to announce its partnership with the prestigious Mourning Family Foundation to present its Preview Night Fundraiser One Night in Miami on Thursday October 25th, 2018, 8pm at The Colony Theater on Lincoln Road on South Beach. “The Mourning Family Foundation and I […]

National News

IDB to Make Over US$50 Million Available a Year for Projects in Jamaica

IDB to Make Over US$50 Million Available a Year for Projects in Jamaica

Derrick Scott Washington DC – The Inter-American Development Bank is to make over US$50 million dollars a year available for investment in a number of projects in Jamaica, through its investment arm, IDB Invest. Tourism, infrastructure, transportation, ports, roads, as well as in the financial sector are the areas identified to benefit, according IDB Invest General […]

Governor Mapp expresses concern for Trinidadians impacted by severe flooding

Governor Mapp expresses concern for Trinidadians impacted by severe flooding

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has expressed solidarity with the people of Trinidad & Tobago following the dangerous flooding that is seriously impacting residents in communities in various parts of Trinidad. “We in the Virgin Islands know all too well the struggles and the pain associated with natural disasters, as […]

PAFM Jamaica Stage Fundraising Benefit for Ghana All-African People’s Conference

PAFM Jamaica Stage Fundraising Benefit for Ghana All-African People’s Conference

Kingston, Jamaica – The Pan African Federalist Movement (PAFM) Jamaica members are in high gear preparing for travel to Accra, Ghana for the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the All-African People’s Conference (AAPC@60) and the PAFM Pre-Congress. The commemoration is scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana from Saturday December 8 to Thursday December 13, 2018. […]

Entertainment

Beres Hammond’s “Never Ending” is #1 on Billboard Reggae Chart in its First Week

Beres Hammond’s “Never Ending” is #1 on Billboard Reggae Chart in its First Week

NEW YORK – Legendary reggae artist Beres Hammond’s new album “Never Ending” has debuted at number one on the Billboard Reggae Chart in its first week according to VP Records. The album was also number one on iTunes in the US, UK, and Japan, within the first hour of its release. To launch the album, Beres […]

Pigment International to host “Miami Reveal” during Art of Black Miami and Art Basel

Pigment International to host “Miami Reveal” during Art of Black Miami and Art Basel

Chicago based artist collective to join Art Basel Week events December 4 – 6 at Penthouse Riverside Wharf CHICAGO – PIGMENT International, the artists’ collective, will host a three-day intimate salon event that includes an exhibition of fine art by some of the preeminent African American artists in the country. The event will be held at […]

Peter London Global Dance Company of Jamaica to Perform in Miramar

Peter London Global Dance Company of Jamaica to Perform in Miramar

Peter London Global Dance Company Returns to Miramar Cultural Center with ATLANTIC CROSSING MIRAMAR –  The Miramar Cultural Center will host the Peter London Global Dance Company as they present their first International Cultural Dance Exchange featuring (CDT) of Jamaica – an elite Dance Company from the Island of Jamaica. Their performance, “ATLANTIC CROSSING”, will celebrate […]

Travel

St. Thomas, No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb

St. Thomas, No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb

St. Thomas takes Top Spot  ST. THOMAS – St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been ranked the No. 1 Caribbean destination on Airbnb – with a 600 percent increase in bookings over last year. The Territory’s capital, Charlotte Amalie, earned that distinction on Airbnb, a marketplace for home rentals which has a number […]

Prime Minister Holness calls for more Investment in Jamaica’s Tourism

Prime Minister Holness calls for more Investment in Jamaica’s Tourism

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Prime Minister, the Most Honourable, Andrew Holness has signalled that Jamaica’s Tourism is ripe for more investments given the consistent growth and development in the sector. Speaking at the official opening of the Excellence Group’s newest luxury resort at Oyster Bay, Trelawny, yesterday (October 18), Prime Minister Holness highlighted that, “Jamaica has […]

Curaçao Names Paul Pennicook, Managing Director/CEO of Tourism Development Foundation

Curaçao Names Paul Pennicook, Managing Director/CEO of Tourism Development Foundation

WILLEMSTAD –  The Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation (CTDF) has announced the appointment of Paul Pennicook as Managing Director/CEO, effective immediately. A graduate of Cornell University, with a degree in Hotel Management and fluent in English and Spanish, Pennicook brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry having held senior executive positions in both the public and private […]

Business

Top 20 Ways to Grow Your Small Business

Top 20 Ways to Grow Your Small Business

Is your small business ready to grow, but you’re not sure how to approach the task? Don’t fret! In this article, we’ll explore 20 simple ways to get your company on the path to growth! Set clear goals Before you start to grow your business, you need to know where you’re heading. What are your […]

World Leaders Coming to Broward to Do Business at FITCE 2018

World Leaders Coming to Broward to Do Business at FITCE 2018

Broward County – Broward County Commissioners will welcome world leaders and those seeking to do global business to the 2018 Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) October 17-18 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. The Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Bruno Tshibala, will serve as a panelist on the World Leaders & […]

Bacardi’s Douglas Mello to be keynote at Bermuda Executive forum in Miami

Bacardi’s Douglas Mello to be keynote at Bermuda Executive forum in Miami

Hamilton, Bermuda— Douglas Mello, the Managing Director of the Bermuda office of spirits giant Bacardi will be the keynote speaker at this month’s Bermuda Executive Forum in Miami, organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA). Mello, a Bermudian, who also serves as Vice President & Corporate Secretary of Shareholder Relations for Bacardi, will give […]

Sports

Curaçao Emerges as Baseball Powerhouse in 2018 MLB Playoffs

Curaçao Emerges as Baseball Powerhouse in 2018 MLB Playoffs

Four World Series Hopefuls Hail from Curaçao WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – The tiny Caribbean island of Curaçao, traditionally known for its Blue liqueur, colorful architecture and year-round sunshine, is making a splash in another arena: Major League Baseball. Four Curaçaoan players – including Yankees’ shortstop Didi Gregorius; Braves’ second baseman Ozzie Albies; Dodgers’ pitcher Kenley Jansen; […]

Cricketers Heading to Jamaica for Michael Holding Masters Cricket Tournament

Cricketers Heading to Jamaica for Michael Holding Masters Cricket Tournament

11th Annual Jamaica National / Michael Holding Masters Cricket Tournament: October 18 – 29, 2018 in Jamaica  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The JN Group / Michael Holding Masters Cricket Tournament bowls off with eight overseas teams and eight local teams on October 20, 2018. The eight overseas teams will arrive on the island October 18. The overseas teams participating in this year’s tournament are defending champions, […]

Hotelier Hails Naomi Osaka’s Haitian Heritage

Hotelier Hails Naomi Osaka’s Haitian Heritage

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Le Plaza Hotel’s General Manager Marc Pierre-Louis hails Naomi Osaka’s stunning victory at the US Open as “an achievement of which all Haitians should be incredibly proud.” Speaking in the euphoric aftermath of the 20-year-old’s 6-2, 6-4 upset of 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams last weekend, the Haitian hotelier congratulated the […]

More News

Former VP Biden stumps for Nelson, Dems

Former VP Biden stumps for Nelson, Dems

New independent polls show tight Senate race tilting toward Nelson TAMPA – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson took a swipe at his GOP opponent for lacking integrity, as he was campaigning across the state Monday with former Vice President Joe Biden. “At the end of the day, it’s all about trust and integrity,” Nelson told an […]

Governor Debate Presents Two Very Different Visions for Floridians

Governor Debate Presents Two Very Different Visions for Floridians

The Hope of Gillum and the Hate of DeSantis SOUTH FLORIDA – Watching the CNN Governor’s debate between Democrat Andrew Gillum, who would be the first Black governor of the state, and Republican Ron DeSantis, who is riding the coattails of Trump, representatives of the New Florida Majority issued the following: “Floridians want and deserve a […]

Early Voting in Broward County Begins October 22nd

Early Voting in Broward County Begins October 22nd

Broward County — The Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office is prepared to be of service to voters at the 22 Early Voting Sites scheduled for the 2018 General Election. Instead of voting at their polling place or voting by mail, voters may take advantage of Early Voting which will take place from Monday, October 22 […]

Nominations are Now Open for the 2019 African-American Achievers Awards

Nominations are Now Open for the 2019 African-American Achievers Awards

Nominations accepted through Nov. 30, 2018 Deerfield Beach – JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus are now accepting applications for the 27th annual African-American Achievers awards. The ceremony will recognize four inspirational African-Americans who set an example through community involvement and leadership in one of four categories: Arts & Culture; Business & […]

Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre Board Announced

Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre Board Announced

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  The Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre today announced the Board of Directors including the Chairman of the Board, former United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Dr. Taleb Rifai. The announcement was made by Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Centre. Dr. Rifai […]

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