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Jamaica Consulate Office Miami Moving To New Location

Jamaica Consulate Office Miami Moving To New Location

MIAMI – The Consulate General of Jamaica in Miami will be moving into a new office location effective Wednesday, May 1, 2019. The offices of the Consulate General of Jamaica Miami will be relocating to the following address: The Courthouse Towers,  44 West Flagler Street Suite 400 Miami, FL 33130. Other contact information for the […]

The 2019 Public Space Challenge tackles Miami’s mobility

The 2019 Public Space Challenge tackles Miami’s mobility

The Miami Foundation is making $250,000 available for ideas that increase urban mobility and access MIAMI – Thanks to widespread community support, The Underline is moving forward to transform land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park and urban trail. It’s an idea that, early on, picked up momentum by activating the space with […]

Tastee Cheese and HTB Bun Sampling in South Florida – April 20th

Tastee Cheese and HTB Bun Sampling in South Florida – April 20th

SOUTH FLORIDA – The South Florida community is in for a real treat as Tastee Cheese and HTB Bun will be offering sampling  (and purchasing) opportunities for the Jamaican Easter tradition of Bun and Cheese. Stop by the one of the following retail locations on Saturday, April 20th from 10:30am – 2:30pm: Bravo Supermarket – […]

National News

Jamaica Diaspora Conference Theme in line with Jamaica’s Vision 2030 Goals

Jamaica Diaspora Conference Theme in line with Jamaica’s Vision 2030 Goals

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Professor Neville Ying, Chair of the Jamaica Diaspora Conference Programme and Content Sub-Committee and Pro Chancellor of The Mico University, said that the theme of this year’s conference is in keeping with Jamaica Vision 2030 goals and will also focus on: People, Partnership and Prosperity. Professor Ying made this disclosure while giving […]

Education and the UN in Jamaica and the Caribbean

Education and the UN in Jamaica and the Caribbean

by Dr J Lennon KINGSTON, Jamaica – Providing better education is considered the key to alleviating poverty, population growth and other social ills. Jamaica’s fee based system was described by one politician as “educational apartheid”. However, better funding and the eradication of fees are possible if schools were solar powered. Our electricity is amongst the […]

Jamaica’s Acting Consul General to NY lauds the formation of Friends of Falmouth

Jamaica’s Acting Consul General to NY lauds the formation of Friends of Falmouth

by Derrick Scott NEW YORK – Jamaica’s Acting Consul General to New York, Mrs. Lisa Bryan Smart, has lauded the creation of the newly formed organization, Friends of Falmouth in New York. The coming together of former residents of Falmouth to pool their resources and talents towards the improvement of their hometown, “tells me that […]

Entertainment

Everything BB (Buju Banton) Launches New Collection and New Website

Everything BB (Buju Banton) Launches New Collection and New Website

New Long Walk To Freedom Tour (LWTFT) Collection Hits All The Marks and Follows Buju Banton’s Tour ATLANTA – Buju Banton’s clothing line, Everything BB has launched its “Long Walk to Freedom” collection and fans around the world are raving about the unique designs that depict Buju Banton paying homage to Africa, freedom and liberation. […]

Roots & Reggae Features Special Guest Yaadcore on April 25th

Roots & Reggae Features Special Guest Yaadcore on April 25th

FORT LAUDERDALE – Roots & Reggae is one of Ft. Lauderdale’s hottest monthly mixers.  Happening the last Thursday of every month, organizers FiDiCulture and DancehallUSA are pleased to feature special guest selector Yaadcore on Thursday April 25th, 2019. Music lovers will assemble at The Garden, 4340 N St. Rd. 7 (Lauderdale Lakes 33319, $10 admission) […]

The Queen of Reggae Releases a Classic Single – What Kind of World

The Queen of Reggae Releases a Classic Single – What Kind of World

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tad’s Record is proud to present the Queen of Reggae music, Marcia Griffiths, with the first smashing single ‘What Kind of World’ from her upcoming album, Timeless. One of the foremost singers of Reggae music, Empress Marcia Griffiths, is continuing to break new ground.  Marcia has had the incredibly good fortune of […]

Travel

American and United Airlines Upbeat about Travel to U.S. Virgin Islands

American and United Airlines Upbeat about Travel to U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Demand for travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands is surging, the Department of Tourism reports after meeting airline officials on the mainland last week. After talks with United Airlines in Chicago and American Airlines in Dallas respectively, Tourism Commissioner Designee Joseph Boschulte said there has been strong demand for seats to […]

Hugh Riley Retires as Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General

Hugh Riley Retires as Caribbean Tourism Organization Secretary General

The Caribbean region’s top tourism official has proceeded on pre-retirement leave until his departure in June BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean region’s tourism development agency is to begin the search for a new secretary general to replace the departing Hugh Riley. Hugh Riley Retires After Ten Years at the Helm Riley, who was appointed to […]

Governor Bryan Wants U.S. Virgin Islands In Top Caribbean Tourism Spot

Governor Bryan Wants U.S. Virgin Islands In Top Caribbean Tourism Spot

MIAMI  – The U.S. Virgin Islands is determined to position itself as the number one tourism destination in the Caribbean by employing robust public-private partnerships. Recently installed U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, Jr., who led the Territory’s delegation to Seatrade Cruise Global in Miami last week, made the declaration during discussions with leaders of […]

Business

Bahamas based TV Show Producers looking for Bahamians in South Florida and the Caribbean

Bahamas based TV Show Producers looking for Bahamians in South Florida and the Caribbean

NASSAU, Bahamas – Bahamas based television show producers are looking for outstanding Bahamians in South Florida and the Caribbean. The producers of a new inspirational business television show In Search of Inspiration based in Nassau, Bahamas, are looking for outstanding Bahamians in the Caribbean and South Florida to appear as special guest. Bishop of Motivation […]

How to Use Social Media to Boost Your Business

How to Use Social Media to Boost Your Business

All businesses want to be able to compete more effectively with their rivals. However, this can be a challenge in the current business world. For smaller businesses, it can be very difficult to compete with larger counterparts. However, this is something that has become a little easier thanks to digital technology and social media. People […]

How ITIL can help you grow your career as a project manager

How ITIL can help you grow your career as a project manager

The global IT Service Management Forum states that ITIL offers the best platform for practicing and learning project management. It is an internationally recognized institution in providing IT service management. It provides quality IT service for both business and customer perspective. The Role of Project management It is a known fact that service management is […]

Sports

Miami Dolphins On the Clock Draft Party powered by South Florida Ford

Miami Dolphins On the Clock Draft Party powered by South Florida Ford

MIAMI GARDENS – On Thursday, April 25, 2019 the Miami Dolphins will host an On The Clock Draft Party powered by South Florida Ford. This free event is open to the public from 7-11 pm at Hard Rock Stadium. The event features current and former player autographs, interactive games, photo opportunities, concessions from local food […]

JN Bank sponsors 15th Annual True Blue Girls & Boys All Alumni Penalty Kick-off

JN Bank sponsors 15th Annual True Blue Girls & Boys All Alumni Penalty Kick-off

SOUTH FLORIDA – JN Bank will be sponsoring the 15th annual True Blue Girls & Boys Alumni Penalty Kick-off. The event is a part of the annual Dennis Ziadie Cup and True Blue Weekend on April 5th– 6th, 2019. Participating schools in the True Blue All Boys & Girls Alumni Penalty Kick-off will have the […]

Fundraiser for Jamaica Reggae Girlz Goalkeeper Nicole McClure in NY

Fundraiser for Jamaica Reggae Girlz Goalkeeper Nicole McClure in NY

Cocktail reception for Nicole McClure set for March 28th at the Kimberly Hotel in New York NEW YORK – World Cup fever is in the air and Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are set to make their historic debut at the summer global showpiece, FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, June 7 – July 7, 2019. On […]

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How to Choose the Best Press Release Distribution in 5 Steps

How to Choose the Best Press Release Distribution in 5 Steps

Choosing the best press release distribution can be tricky. With stiff competition in the industry, it can be challenging to pick the right platform. That’s right, there are a lot of options in the market today. The competition is urging these platforms to offer the best services. One platform provides several services. There are those […]

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Policy towards Cuba

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Slams President Trump’s Backwards Policy towards Cuba

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, April 18th, Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s new policies further restricting U.S. relations with Cuba: “The Trump Administration’s announcement today on the implementation of Title III or Helms-Burton flies in the face of decades of bipartisan consensus and will only serve to further isolate […]

5 important tips to choosing the neck and back pain mattress

5 important tips to choosing the neck and back pain mattress

Nothing is disturbing as having a neck and back pain. No matter how much you try to go on with your day’s activities, it becomes difficult when you cannot turn to see around due to pain. Sleeping on the wrong mattress is the primary cause of these pains and thus needs to be addressed. When […]

Letter to the Editor: Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers

Letter to the Editor: Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 26, 2019 article on South Florida Caribbean News entitled “Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers”. Really? Strongly opposed by Floridians? “This bill is dangerous, it’s unnecessary, and it’s unpopular.” I think the media does lie, you are lying to your readers. Endangering […]

Christopher Chaplin is Jamaica’s New Honorary Consul in Philadelphia

Christopher Chaplin is Jamaica’s New Honorary Consul in Philadelphia

by Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Jamaica has installed a new Honorary Consul, Christopher Chaplin to cover the country’s consular affairs in the state of Pennsylvania, from his base in Philadelphia. Mr. Christopher Chaplin’s appointment became effective April 2.  He succeeds the late Dr. Alston Meade, filling a position that had been vacant for the […]

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