Local News

Commentary by Winston Barnes: To Men, All

Commentary by Winston Barnes: To Men, All

SOUTH FLORIDA – Today’s commentary is directed to men in our community in particular and men in general. A number of recent developments at the highest levels at this country show the clearest ways in which women are disrespected in this country. For a one time Military General to find the time to add to […]

28th annual Museums Association of the Caribbean conference to be held in Miami

28th annual Museums Association of the Caribbean conference to be held in Miami

National Museum of African American History and Culture hosts Museums Association of the Caribbean’s 28th Annual Conference MIAMI – The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will host the 28th annual Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) conference in Miami Tuesday, Oct. 24, through Thursday, Oct. 26, in partnership with MAC and […]

Miami-Dade Commissioners pledge financial aid to Puerto Rico

Miami-Dade Commissioners pledge financial aid to Puerto Rico

MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioners want to do their part to help Puerto Rico get back on its feet in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. At their Oct. 17 meeting, Commissioners pledged to donate money from their office budgets toward the relief efforts. “I feel very strongly that as a community we need to be […]

National News

Jamaica Tourist Board Chairman John Lynch Receives National Honor for Contribution to Tourism

Jamaica Tourist Board Chairman John Lynch Receives National Honor for Contribution to Tourism

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) John Lynch has been honored for his sterling service to the development of the Tourism Industry in the Caribbean. Lynch was among 257 prominent and gallant Jamaicans who were presented with national honors and awards for outstanding contribution to the country’s development through their service […]

JAMPRO to host BPO investment mission with Nearshore Americas

JAMPRO to host BPO investment mission with Nearshore Americas

Kingston, Jamaica –  JAMPRO, in partnership with Outsourcing authority Nearshore Americas, will be hosting an investment promotion mission to encourage more investment in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector. The mission, to be hosted on October 19-21, 2017, will introduce investors to the current business opportunities available in Jamaica for the BPO sector. Senior BPO […]

Jamaica to receive US$20 billion of new investment over 3 years

Jamaica to receive US$20 billion of new investment over 3 years

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON,  D.C. – Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Minister Audley Shaw says Jamaica will see an injection of over US$20 billion of new investments that will help to drive the economy and increase job creation. Addressing an International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Small State Forum at the headquarters of […]

Entertainment

Reggae Superstar Gyptian receives New Jersey Honor & Awards

Reggae Superstar Gyptian receives New Jersey Honor & Awards

NEW JERSEY – Reggae Superstar Gyptian received top honors this past weekend in New Jersey at the African Entertainment Awards! The Cicely Tyson Theatre in East Orange, New Jersey was abuzz for the staging of the 3rd annual African Entertainment Awards (AEA Awards). The awards show, which recognizes the best talent from Africa and the African […]

Dolphins Caribbean-American Cheerleaders ready to rock the runway

Dolphins Caribbean-American Cheerleaders ready to rock the runway

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will host their annual Swimsuit Fashion Show on Friday, Oct. 27 at Hard Rock Stadium. Proceeds from this Annual, photographed from Key West to Miami Beach, will help benefit the rebuilding efforts in the Keys and all affected areas through the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Tickets to the event can […]

Lyric Prince to deliver 2017 Art Africa Miami Arts Fair launch lecture

Lyric Prince to deliver 2017 Art Africa Miami Arts Fair launch lecture

MIAMI – Art Africa Miami Arts Fair is Miami’s premier anchor fair for artists from the African Diaspora, Art Africa Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators and artists descend upon Miami. Renown for its avant garde gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Africa […]

Travel

Caribbean Travel Marketplace still on for San Juan

Caribbean Travel Marketplace still on for San Juan

CHTA voices confidence in Puerto Rico readiness by January and urges industry support MIAMI – Puerto Rico will host the Caribbean’s largest tourism marketing event in San Juan from January 30 to February 1, 2018, as officials work rapidly to prepare hotels and meeting facilities impacted by the recent hurricanes. “In rolling out a reenergized […]

Bahamas Fashion Week premiers Oct. 26-18, 2017 at Melia Resort

Bahamas Fashion Week premiers Oct. 26-18, 2017 at Melia Resort

Bahamas Fashion Week to showcase fashion museum, educational workshops & international and local fashion designers NASSAU, Bahamas – The inaugural Bahamas Fashion Week, which takes place October 26-28, 2017 at the Melia Resort in Nassau, is already creating quite a buzz in the local and international marketplace. The three-day fashion extravaganza is expected to attract hundreds […]

St. Thomas to welcome return of Royal Caribbean November 10

St. Thomas to welcome return of Royal Caribbean November 10

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is welcoming the return of Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas to the Territory on Friday, November 10. U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty reported today that the cruise company will be the first to return to […]

Business

Guyana offers investment opportunities in several sectors at FITCE 2017

Guyana offers investment opportunities in several sectors at FITCE 2017

Ft. Lauderdale – President of the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce Wesley Kirton told participants at the Third Annual Florida International Trade Conference and Expo (FITCE) 2017 that Guyana offers attractive investment opportunities in a range of sectors including food crop production and processing, renewable energy, mining, information technology, the creative industries, tourism development and support […]

New York based Jamaican Charity benefits from JetBlue’s Philanthropy

New York based Jamaican Charity benefits from JetBlue’s Philanthropy

Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc. benefits from JetBlue’s philanthropic spirit KINGSTON, Jamaica – It is no coincidence that the New York based non-profit Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc. has enjoyed the partnership support of the JetBlue Airways for more than a decade. The airline and the charity both share a culture of giving. […]

Caribbean Region offers prime location for Business Process Outsourcing Services

Caribbean Region offers prime location for Business Process Outsourcing Services

Bridgetown, Barbados –  The global market for business process outsourcing (BPO) is currently valued at USD $1 trillion with cross-border outsourced services trade between countries estimated at US$88.9 billion per year in 2015. The Caribbean is carving out its niche within this global industry with the number of business process outsourcing operators and jobs growing […]

Sports

Miami Dolphins Alumni Weekend to honor 45th Anniversary of 1972 Team

Miami Dolphins Alumni Weekend to honor 45th Anniversary of 1972 Team

Miami Dolphins Alumni Weekend presented by Baptist Health South Florida MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins from Oct. 20-22, 2017 will host Alumni Weekend presented by Baptist Health South Florida to honor the 45th anniversary of the 1972 Team. This milestone not only recognizes the monumental achievement of the NFL’s only perfect season, but celebrates the […]

Jamaican Breanna Roman opens season with 100 Yard Breaststroke win

Jamaican Breanna Roman opens season with 100 Yard Breaststroke win

Breanna Roman has 10th fastest time in the NCAA By Tony Morrison ALABAMA – Auburn’s Jamaican senior Breanna Roman opened her 2017-2018 season with a win in the 100 yard breaststroke on Saturday October 14. Roman recorded the win at home at the Martin Aquatics Center in Auburn Alabama as Auburn beat Wisconsin and Tennessee. Breanna, who […]

Runners from over 30 countries to participate in Jamaica’s Reggae Marathon in Negril

Runners from over 30 countries to participate in Jamaica’s Reggae Marathon in Negril

17th Annual Reggae Marathon to be held November 30 – December 2, 2017 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Running enthusiasts from over 30 countries are expected to converge on Negril this year for the 17th staging of the annual marathon, half marathon and 10k run to be held November 30 – December 2, 2017. The Reggae Marathon […]

More News

American Classic Our Town reimagined reflecting Miami’s diverse culture

American Classic Our Town reimagined reflecting Miami’s diverse culture

Our Town is reimagined by Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre MIAMI – Miami New Drama (MiND) at Colony Theatre opens the season with a ground-breaking production of the classic drama, Our Town. MiND’s Artistic Director, Michel Hausmann, has re-envisioned Thornton Wilder’s iconic tale of life, love and death in small town America for 21st century Miami, incorporating translations in Spanish by […]

Morgan Heritage gets animated with their critically acclaimed album Avrakedabra

Morgan Heritage gets animated with their critically acclaimed album Avrakedabra

NEW YORK – Music fanatics worldwide were enchanted when on May 19th of this year, renowned reggae band Morgan Heritage released their new album Avrakedabra to critical acclaimed reviews. Featured on Billboard and Huffington Post among many other notable platforms and received to rave recognition and extolled acknowledgements, Avrakedabra presently holds #3 on Billboard Reggae […]

Cruise Association’s Caribbean Is Open for Business campaign launched

Cruise Association’s Caribbean Is Open for Business campaign launched

CaribbeanIsOpen.com campaign highlights Caribbean ports that are open and welcoming tens of thousands of daily cruise passengers PEMBROKE PINES – The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests of the cruise industry and destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, announced today that it has launched CaribbeanIsOpen.com, landing site. […]

Caribbean Artist KES featured on main stage of Komen Race For Cure in Miami

Caribbean Artist KES featured on main stage of Komen Race For Cure in Miami

MIAMI – For the 22nd Anniversary of the Komen Race for the Cure in Downtown Miami, Kees Dieffenthaller, popularly known as KES, joined Team DLIMERS on the main stage at Bayfront Park in raising greater awareness on breast cancer prevention and research. Twenty-two years ago, the Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure® started […]

Athlete, Musician and Entrepreneur, Omari Banks Launches On-Line Shop

Athlete, Musician and Entrepreneur, Omari Banks Launches On-Line Shop

ANTIGUA – A renaissance man by all accounts, Omari Banks’ name has been recognized worldwide for his many achievements and awards in many facets of sports and music, as well as entrepreneurial endeavors with BigBankomusic. Throughout his international travels, Omari’s fans have steadily made requests for various souvenirs or apparel from who the stylish singer […]

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