Local News

The Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA Makes Affordable Housing a Reality in Historic Overtown

The Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA Makes Affordable Housing a Reality in Historic Overtown

MIAMI – The Southeast Overtown /Park West CRA (“SEOPW CRA”) celebrated the completion of an 18-unit, two-bedroom, affordable housing apartment located at 1767 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This rehabilitation project was funded with a $585,000 grant from the SEOPW CRA. “This is a transformative project providing quality housing units for […]

Jamaican Women of Florida Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarship

Jamaican Women of Florida Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarship

Jamaican Women of Florida rolls out the eligibility requirements for their 2020 academic year scholarship SOUTH FLORIDA – The Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) is now accepting applications for their “Powerful Women…Next Generation” 4-Year Scholarship. Awarded annually, this scholarship is for a first or second-generation Jamaican-American female, who is graduating from a State of Florida High […]

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Continues To Give Life to Cultural Spaces In Historic Overtown

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Continues To Give Life to Cultural Spaces In Historic Overtown

Annual premier art fair that looks to give life back to the Overtown arts community, as it continues to grow as a creative hub for the world MIAMI – The Art Africa Miami Arts Fair (AAMAF) is a narrative and space for Art, Culture, and Community. Previously voted fan favorite and most visited art fair […]

National News

Peter Morrow, Owner of Jamaica Inn Killed in Plane Crash in Florida

Peter Morrow, Owner of Jamaica Inn Killed in Plane Crash in Florida

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Bartlett Offers Condolences to Relatives of  Peter Morrow, Jamaica Inn Owner  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says the local tourism industry is in mourning, after learning of the sudden passing of the co-owner of Jamaica Inn, Peter Morrow. He passed away on Thursday in Ocala, Florida after […]

Bartlett calls for Investment in Jamaica beyond Hotel Rooms

Bartlett calls for Investment in Jamaica beyond Hotel Rooms

LONDON, United Kingdom – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has made a call for investment in the tourism industry to go beyond the development of hotel rooms and other infrastructure. Minister Bartlett made the call during his presentation on the opportunities for investment in travel and tourism development projects, Infrastructure and Services at the International […]

Global Tourism Resilience Centre Provides Relief For The Bahamas

Global Tourism Resilience Centre Provides Relief For The Bahamas

LONDON, United Kingdom –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett handed over US$50,000 to Director General of the Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Ministry, Mrs. Joy Jibrilu at the second Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM) Board of Governors Meeting in London on Monday, November 4. The money, forms part of the overall […]

Entertainment

Reggae Stars Etana and Freddie McGregor Head to Sound Chat Radio Live

Reggae Stars Etana and Freddie McGregor Head to Sound Chat Radio Live

NEW YORK – Sound Chat Radio Live comes to life with powerhouse special guests Etana on Wednesday, November 13 and the legendary Freddie McGregor on Wednesday, November 20! Reggae greatness continues at the popular weekly series, which convenes the genre’s stars for real talk with hosts Garfield “Chin” Bourne, Rohan “Ninja Crown” Henry and of […]

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2020 Aboard Royal Caribbean

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2020 Aboard Royal Caribbean

Damian Marley’s Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise Announce 2020 On-Sale Ahead of 2019’s Cruise MIAMI – Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, helmed by GRAMMY-winning musician Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and hailed as the genre’s premier music charter, announces on-sale dates for its 2020 voyage. The immersive Jamaican excursion aboard the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas will set sail December 5-10, 2020 from Fort Lauderdale with stops in Ocho […]

Yellow Cab of Broward Presents the VIP Garden Experience at the Taste of Lauderdale Lakes

Yellow Cab of Broward Presents the VIP Garden Experience at the Taste of Lauderdale Lakes

FORT LAUDERDALE – Yellow Cab of Broward will sponsor the VIP Garden Experience at the second annual Taste of Lauderdale Lakes Festival on Saturday, November 16, offering guests delicious food and drink, and an elevated experience within the larger family-friendly affair. From 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. attendees of Taste of Lauderdale Lakes will enjoy food, […]

Travel

Hilton Aruba Hosts The World Series of Poker This November

Hilton Aruba Hosts The World Series of Poker This November

ARUBA – Aruba’s iconic resort along the island’s famed Palm Beach, Hilton Aruba Resort & Casino, announces that the resort will be the site for this year’s World Series of Poker event. This will be the first year that the resort’s casino has been chosen to be the host and this honor signifies Hilton Aruba […]

Caribbean Branded Fares More Choice, Greater Flexibility on Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Branded Fares More Choice, Greater Flexibility on Caribbean Airlines

Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago – Caribbean Airlines is improving the travel experience for its customers by offering more choice and greater flexibility with a range of Caribbean branded fares. The enhanced products will take effect from Thursday, November 07, 2019, and include a variety of brand options namely: LITE, CLASSIC, FLEX, BIZ and BIZ FLEX […]

Jamaica Secures Airlift arrangements Post Thomas Cook with Condor Airlines

Jamaica Secures Airlift arrangements Post Thomas Cook with Condor Airlines

Princess Hotels & Resorts set to break ground in Hanover, Jamaica LONDON, United Kingdom – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has secured airlift arrangements with Condor Airlines as part of efforts to lessen the impact of the recent collapse of Thomas Cook. Following a meeting with Oliver Feess, Manager announced that ground will […]

Business

French Caribbean Lifestyle Boutique pops up in Miami this November

French Caribbean Lifestyle Boutique pops up in Miami this November

Pop-up store to showcase the unique “art de vivre” products and artifacts of Martinique & the French Caribbean MIAMI – French Caribbean lifestyle pop-up boutique will grace the trendy neighborhood of Wynwood in Miami from November 13 to 17, 2019. It will be open to the public every day from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. […]

Jamaican Flag Flown at the New York Stock Exchange Building

Jamaican Flag Flown at the New York Stock Exchange Building

by Derrick Scott NEW YORK – On Wednesday, November 6th the New York Stock Exchange flew the Jamaican flag on its building in New York business district in a tribute to the island’s stock market, the Jamaica Stock Exchange being rated the best performing stock exchange in the world. According to the New York Stock […]

St. Kitts Hosts Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Operations Team

St. Kitts Hosts Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Operations Team

Participants Discuss Further Development of St. Kitts’ Cruise Sector Basseterre, St. Kitts – Off the heels two consecutive record-setting cruise seasons, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Tourism the Hon. Lindsay F.P. Grant in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority hosted the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Operations Team. FCCA […]

Sports

DC United Team to Play Exhibition Soccer Game on St. Croix

DC United Team to Play Exhibition Soccer Game on St. Croix

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands  – Sports tourism in the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive another kickoff when a Major League Soccer team, DC United arrives next week for an exhibition match. Four-time championship team D.C. United will play Bermuda’s national team on Friday, November 15, at the Bethlehem Soccer Complex on St. Croix, the […]

Orange Blossom Classic Returns to Miami Gardens in 2020 After 41-Year Hiatus

Orange Blossom Classic Returns to Miami Gardens in 2020 After 41-Year Hiatus

Orange Blossom Classic Features Gridiron Showdown between Florida A&M University & Albany State University Miami Gardens – The City of Miami Gardens announces the 2020 resurgence of the historic Orange Blossom Classic (OBC) on Sunday, September 6 at the Hard Rock Stadium with a gridiron showdown between Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Albany State University (ASU). […]

Montego Bay, Jamaica Serves as Backdrop for Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic

Montego Bay, Jamaica Serves as Backdrop for Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic

Louisiana State University Headlines College Basketball Pre-Conference Season Event NEW YORK – Jamaica’s tourist capital Montego Bay will once again serve as host for the third staging of The Jersey Mike Jamaica Classic. One of the top College Basketball pre-conference season events, the weekend tournament will take place Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November 24 at […]

More News

Florida Democrats Ready For 2020

Florida Democrats Ready For 2020

Tallahassee – One year out from the general election, the Florida Democratic Party is laying out how it is preparing for 2020, and how it is on track to register 200,000 voters by next July. After progressive Democrat Ron Feinsod won the race for mayor in the “deep red” city of Venice, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune asked, “Is Venice mayor’s […]

In Search of Inspiration: Sir Sidney Poitier 

In Search of Inspiration: Sir Sidney Poitier 

By Spence M. Finlayson NASSAU, Bahamas – What inspires you? We can receive inspiration from a whole lot of things, watching ordinary people accomplish great things, observing people overcome life’s adversities and listen to great motivational and inspirational speakers like Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Earl Nightingale and Spence Finlayson. Oftentimes we […]

Jamaica and Panama to Establish Multi Destination arrangement

Jamaica and Panama to Establish Multi Destination arrangement

LONDON, United Kingdom – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has announced that Jamaica and the Republic of Panama is set to establish a multi destination arrangement, as part of efforts to strengthen tourism relations between both countries. This announcement follows discussions with Minister of Tourism for Panama, His Excellency Ivan Alfaro, and Minister […]

St. Kitts is Poised for Growth with Extended Summer Season Air Service

St. Kitts is Poised for Growth with Extended Summer Season Air Service

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines will be extending their existing non-stop Saturday flights to St. Kitts from JFK to include the month of May 2020, providing continuous service from peak season through summer. With both airlines increasing service at a time when they traditionally hiatus, the additional flights help […]

Filmmakers Adapts Book from Yanatha Desouvre, The Sweetest Girl: A Forbidden Love Story to Film

Filmmakers Adapts Book from Yanatha Desouvre, The Sweetest Girl: A Forbidden Love Story to Film

MIAMI – Nationally syndicated filmmakers of A Great Day in Harlem, Harry Jeudy (Writer, Producer) and Samuel Ladouceur (Executive Producer, Director) have joined forces with Amazon best-selling author Yanatha Desouvre in developing the short film The Sweetest Girl: A Forbidden Love Story.  Backdoor Entertainment, LLC, LA PhilaLA Productions along with R.D.J.A Media has issued a script in development for the […]

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