Local News

LASCO Chin Foundation Launched with Fundraising Galas Planned for Florida

LASCO Chin Foundation Launched with Fundraising Galas Planned for Florida

KINGSTON, Jamaica – LASCO Chin Foundation (LCF), which officially unveiled at a press breakfast on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Terra Nova All-Suites Hotel Venetian Suite, will host its first fundraisers in Florida. The Inaugural Benefit Gala will be hosted in Orlando and Miramar over the weekend of Friday, November 16 and Sunday, November 18, […]

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Sexual Abuse

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Sexual Abuse

SOUTH FLORIDA – As the sickening drama over accusations of sexual abuse by a Supreme Court nominee continues, it is probably appropriate for our Caribbean-American community to face the fact of this mongrel behavior. Maybe the most important questions which has been asked about this and other cases, is why did the accuser take so […]

The Trayvon Martin Foundation Announces Stay Woke 2018 Teen Summit

The Trayvon Martin Foundation Announces Stay Woke 2018 Teen Summit

MIAMI GARDENS – The Trayvon Martin Foundation in partnership with the Miami Dolphins and in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools present the Stay Woke 2018 Teen Summit. The summit will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 (8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) at Miami-Dade College’s Lehman Theatre, located at 11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL […]

National News

PM Holness to World Leaders, “Commit to Consolidation of Peaceful Coalitions”

PM Holness to World Leaders, “Commit to Consolidation of Peaceful Coalitions”

 By Derrick Scott New York – Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, speaking at United Nations Headquarters in New York today (Sept. 24th), called on his fellow leaders of the world’s nations to “commit to the consolidation of peaceful coalitions.” “What better occasion than this Summit, to do just that,” the Prime Minister told the world […]

Cuba delegation in talks with Guyana’s Roraima Airways

Cuba delegation in talks with Guyana’s Roraima Airways

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A delegation from Cuba were in Guyana for the Guyana Trade and Investment Expo (GUYTIE) and on Wednesday (Sept. 19) they met with officials of Roraima Airways. During the meeting, a wide range of issues including direct air transport between Havana and Georgetown and collaboration in tourism were discussed and initiatives identified to […]

Montego Bay (Jamaica) Mayor to Pay Official Visit to Atlanta

Montego Bay (Jamaica) Mayor to Pay Official Visit to Atlanta

by Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Mayor of Montego Bay, Jamaica and Chairman of the municipality of St. James, Homer Davis, will pay an official four-day visit to the city of Atlanta from Saturday, September 29 to Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Mayor Davis and his four-man delegation which comprise chairman of the Montego Bay Sister Cities […]

Entertainment

Roast Cruise inflames NYC and gears up for Miami Carnival

Roast Cruise inflames NYC and gears up for Miami Carnival

Bridgetown, Barbados – The recent Labor Day Weekend in New York City was undoubtedly a memorable one. Adding to this mix of unforgettable events was the 2018 edition of the famed ‘Roast Cruise NYC’ all-inclusive breakfast experience which combined a scenic Saturday morning on-the-water extravaganza with a pumping, premium party. Throughout 2018, the beloved party […]

Miami New Drama announces cast for One Night in Miami

Miami New Drama announces cast for One Night in Miami

 When Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali- it happened, One Night in Miami MIAMI – Miami New Drama is proud to announce the cast for its season opener, One Night in Miami… a play with music that focuses on the night of February 25th, 1964 when a young Cassius Clay celebrated his victory over Sonny Liston with […]

Rising U.S. Based Reggae Artist, Sun Shade Aims for Hit Song in Jamaica

Rising U.S. Based Reggae Artist, Sun Shade Aims for Hit Song in Jamaica

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland is known for big-selling acts like rappers Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and rock band Nine Inch Nails. The city’s reggae scene is still growing, and one of the artists leading that growth is Sun Shade. The singer launched his Don’t You Be EP in Cleveland in August. It has seven songs including the […]

Travel

Jamaica Voted Caribbean’s Leading Destination at Annual World Travel Awards

Jamaica Voted Caribbean’s Leading Destination at Annual World Travel Awards

Jamaica Voted Leading Cruise Destination and Leading Tourist Board MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica is this year’s Leading Caribbean Destination and Leading Caribbean Cruise Destination as determined by the World Travel Awards. The annual Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony took place at the Sandals Montego Bay on September 22, 2018. For the 12th year, […]

Sangster International Airport Named Caribbean’s Leading Airport

Sangster International Airport Named Caribbean’s Leading Airport

Sangster International Airport wins for 10th Consecutive Year at World Travel Awards Montego Bay, Jamaica – Sangster International Airport (SIA), Jamaica’s leading gateway to the world, was named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport for the tenth year in a row at the World Travel Awards (WTA) hosted at Sandals Montego Bay on Saturday, September 22nd. Operated […]

Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay Honored With Culinary Excellence Award

Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay Honored With Culinary Excellence Award

Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay resort lauded for showcasing Jamaican cuisine MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – The Holiday Inn Resort® Montego Bay was among the big winners at this year’s Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Culinary EXPO. The 518-room resort earned a Culinary Excellence Award in recognition for its exceptional authentic Jamaican cuisine. “As a large, full-service all-inclusive property carrying a well-known international brand name, we’re tasked […]

Business

BOMA Awards Honors South Florida Black Media Professionals

BOMA Awards Honors South Florida Black Media Professionals

Media Professionals Making a Positive Impact in Black Community Honored MIAMI – It’s not often that you’ll hear a faith-based economist quoting the rapper Drake or have the opportunity to sit in a room filled with 150 of South Florida’s most talented black media professionals, but that’s exactly what happened Thursday, September 20, at 11 […]

JN Money Launches Online Remittance Service in the United States

JN Money Launches Online Remittance Service in the United States

SOUTH FLORIDA – JN Money Services (JNMS), owners of the JN Money brand, has launched its online remittance service website, JN Money Online in the United States. The online remittance service is now available in all major send markets; UK, USA and Canada a first for a fully-owned Jamaican remittance company. The online remittance service is available […]

Jamaica is Open for Business in New York

Jamaica is Open for Business in New York

Minster Shaw and JAMPRO Set the Stage for Attracting Foreign Investment NEW YORK — Jamaica is open for business and its business climate remains ripe for investment were the central messages of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw during a recent luncheon themed “Doing Business with Jamaica” at the Empire Steakhouse in Midtown […]

Sports

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 […]

MIAMI HEAT Re-Signs Udonis Haslem

MIAMI HEAT Re-Signs Udonis Haslem

MIAMI – The Miami HEAT made if official and have re-signed forward Udonis Haslem. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “It’s great to have our captain back,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “We’re looking forward to having UD back for his 16th season with the HEAT.” Haslem, a three-time NBA Champion, […]

Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network Celebrates 10 Years

Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network Celebrates 10 Years

Lauderhill –  This Labor Day Weekend, the Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) will Celebrate 10 years of High School Alumni Soccer and Netball Tournament in South Florida with entertainment and some of the best Caribbean Cultural Cuisines. Starting Saturday September 1st, the weekend kicks off with the JHSASN Welcome Reception at Moments Restaurant […]

More News

Legal Issues in Carnival Culture with Attorney Marlon Hill

Legal Issues in Carnival Culture with Attorney Marlon Hill

MIAMI – The FIU Law Caribbean Student Bar Association presents “Issues in Carnival Culture” discussing the legal issues arising from one of the biggest events in Miami, the Miami Broward Carnival. The event features attorney Marlon Hill, Esq., General Counsel for Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc.  Mr. Hill will discuss the legal issues surrounding the […]

Three Jamaican Clergy Honored at CAFBLC Awards in Washington DC

Three Jamaican Clergy Honored at CAFBLC Awards in Washington DC

by Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Three Jamaican clergymen were among fifteen ministers from denominations in the USA, Caribbean and parts of Africa who were recognized by the Caribbean and African-American Faith-Based Leadership Conference (CAFBLC) based in Washington, DC. The 5th annual Caribbean and African faith-based leadership award ceremony was held at the Renaissance hotel, in […]

VP Records Celebrates the Life of Channel One Producer Joseph “Jo Jo” Hoo Kim

VP Records Celebrates the Life of Channel One Producer Joseph “Jo Jo” Hoo Kim

NEW YORK – VP Records is saddened by the passing of Joseph “Jo Jo” Hoo Kim, whose enormous contributions as a producer and businessman helped define the sound of reggae and Jamaican music in the 1970s and 1980s through the Hoo Kim family’s Channel One record label and recording studio. The Hoo Kims’ friendship and business […]

Mr Vegas Celebrates 20 Years of Hits & Ism Album Launch

Mr Vegas Celebrates 20 Years of Hits & Ism Album Launch

by Howard Campbell LAUDERHILL – At the September 15 launch of his latest album, Ism, Mr. Vegas took humorous jabs at the audience inside Fort Lauderdale’s Krave Lounge. His snide comments on backsliding Christians and overweight men had the full house cracking up. But Ism is serious business for the 43-year-old deejay who celebrates his […]

Miami Mayor Suarez to attend Bermuda industry forum

Miami Mayor Suarez to attend Bermuda industry forum

MIAMI – Miami Mayor, Francis Suarez will join Bermuda Premier David Burt for a “fireside chat” kicking off next month’s multi-industry forum being held in Miami by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA). The mayor’s participation in the October 18 Bermuda Executive Forum follows a meeting last December in Miami between the two leaders. Miami-born Mayor […]

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