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City of Miramar Mayor Issues Proclamation in Memory of Hon. Edward Seaga

City of Miramar Mayor Issues Proclamation in Memory of Hon. Edward Seaga

MIRAMAR – City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam presented a proclamation in memory of the Most Honorable Edward Philip George Seaga, former Prime Minister of Jamaica on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Jamaica’s Consul General R. Oliver Mair shared a photo opp moment with Mr. Andrew Seaga and his family after accepting a Proclamation as a […]

Water Safety Advocate’s Personal Loss Highlights the Need for Precautions

Water Safety Advocate’s Personal Loss Highlights the Need for Precautions

By Sallie James – Florida Department of Health in Broward County BROWARD COUNTY – Nine years after Casey McGovern’s youngest daughter drowned in a backyard pool, the mother of three is still haunted by what she didn’t know then, and driven by what she wants parents to know today. McGovern is the Florida Department of Health […]

Tips for Surviving a South Florida Power Outage in the Summer

Tips for Surviving a South Florida Power Outage in the Summer

Power outages are inevitable and they can strike at any time, including during a summer heat wave. Learn what to do to survive a South Florida power outage. It’s blazing hot with suffocating humidity levels when all of a sudden your power goes out. The dreaded silence of nothingness fills your ears. Now what? With […]

National News

Caribbean Export Continues to Support Trade

Caribbean Export Continues to Support Trade

Bridgetown, Barbados –  Supporting regional trade is central to the work of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export). Caribbean Export in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH or GIZ in short, supported the participation of four CARIFORUM companies to exhibit at the recently held Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) at the Montego […]

Sir Ronald Sanders Address to Opening of Caribbean Legislative Week

Sir Ronald Sanders Address to Opening of Caribbean Legislative Week

WASHINGTON, DC – Sir Ronald Sanders, Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the US and the OAS on behalf of the Caribbean region addressed the Opening of the Legislative Forum in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday June 5th 2019 during Caribbean Legislative Week on Capitol Hill. Long before Mexico became the second border […]

World Bank Supports Fiscal & Climate Resilience in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

World Bank Supports Fiscal & Climate Resilience in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

WASHINGTON, DC — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$30 million Development Policy Credit to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in strengthening its climate and fiscal resilience for promoting a blue economy. “Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is embarked on a medium-term reform program to strengthen fiscal buffers and reinforce climate […]

Entertainment

JoJo Mac Makes Inspirational Comeback with Greater Power

JoJo Mac Makes Inspirational Comeback with Greater Power

by Howard Campbell PHILADELPHIA – During a round of domestic duties, singer JoJo Mac was hit by a burst of inspiration that resulted in her latest song, the spiritual Greater Power. “I was standing by the kitchen sink and thinking about my journey in music, and out of the blue I started singing, ‘I believe […]

Reggae Artist Kush I Releasing New Album on Vinyl Only

Reggae Artist Kush I Releasing New Album on Vinyl Only

by Howard Campbell UNITED KINGDOM – Kush I, a Jamaican reggae artist based in the United Kingdom is following trends in that country, by releasing his new album solely on vinyl. The format has enjoyed a massive revival there in the last 10 years. Kush I said the album, Stand up Firm, should be out […]

Merritone Family Festival to Celebrate Jamaican Radio Pioneers in NYC

Merritone Family Festival to Celebrate Jamaican Radio Pioneers in NYC

By Aubrey Campbell NEW YORK – The twenty-first (21) staging of the Merritone (Memorial) Family Fun Day, at the Heckscher State Park, in East Islip, Long Island, will be a blast from the past, literally. The all day, family-oriented funfest is adding another dimension to an already crazy, entertaining schedule, an ode to the persons […]

Travel

Jamaica Wins Big At Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards in New York

Jamaica Wins Big At Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards in New York

NEW YORK – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) proudly served as the co-sponsor for the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Tourism Industry Awards Dinner held on June 6th at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. Part of CTO’s annual Caribbean Week in New York City, the awards program recognizes excellence in the promotion of Caribbean Tourism […]

The Caribbean Records a Robust 12 per cent Growth Q1 2019

The Caribbean Records a Robust 12 per cent Growth Q1 2019

NEW YORK – Spurred on by a 24 per cent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 per cent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, according to statistics compiled by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). In updating the media on the region’s performance at a news […]

USVI Working With Cruise Lines As Ships Move From Cuba

USVI Working With Cruise Lines As Ships Move From Cuba

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS  – Following the U.S. government’s renewed restrictions on travel to Cuba, the U.S. Virgin Islands government is working closely with the cruise lines to help them as they race to rework their itineraries. The State Department announced this week that the United States will no longer permit visits to Cuba via passenger […]

Business

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Aims to Improve Home Affordability

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Aims to Improve Home Affordability

Habitat organizations across the country are mobilizing to influence policy and system changes at the federal, state and local levels  FORT LAUDERDALE – Nearly 19 million households across the United States are spending at least half of their income on a place to live, often forgoing basic necessities such as food and health care to […]

Caribbean Businessman Komal Samaroo Touts Sugar on Capitol Hill

Caribbean Businessman Komal Samaroo Touts Sugar on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC – Komal Samaroo, a leading Caribbean business personality wants the Caribbean region to be better positioned to benefit from its trading relations with the United States through the removal of trade barriers and expanded American investment in the region. Komal Samaroo, chairman of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) and Guyana’s […]

The Top Home Improvement Tips That Everyone Should Know

The Top Home Improvement Tips That Everyone Should Know

One thing that all homeowners have in common is that they are going to start thinking about renovations at some or another. After all, even if you are perfectly content with your house, there are a few changes that you might want to make. Home improvements can become quite complicated if you aren’t careful, however. […]

Sports

Jamaican Delegation complete successful PAN AM Games Camp in Puerto Rico

Jamaican Delegation complete successful PAN AM Games Camp in Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO – Jamaica had a four person delegation at the recently concluded PAN AM Sports Training Camp held in Puerto Rico from Wednesday May 29 to June 12. The participants at this year’s camp included World Championship representatives Michael Gunning and Sidrell Williams, Central American and Caribbean Games representative Emily MacDonald and top local […]

Jamaica Tourist Board Hosting Reggae Girlz World Cup Watch Party

Jamaica Tourist Board Hosting Reggae Girlz World Cup Watch Party

SOUTH FLORIDA – Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz will bow into FIFA Women’s World Cup action against Brazil on Sunday, June 9 at 9:30 am ET at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is throwing its support behind the team and giving the Diaspora an opportunity to get in on the […]

Jamaican and Haitian Celebrities Square Off to Support Reggae Girlz Fundraiser

Jamaican and Haitian Celebrities Square Off to Support Reggae Girlz Fundraiser

Reggae Girlz Fundraiser Send-Off Celebration in Miramar MIRAMAR – Jamaica’s and Haiti’s top entertainers and sports icons are coming together to support the Reggae Girlz as they make their historic journey to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The celebrities will play an exciting opening match on May 23, 2019, as a part […]

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The Top Casinos In South Florida

The Top Casinos In South Florida

There is a big mass of casinos in South Florida to explore and discover. These range from racetrack casinos to tribal casinos and jai-alai frontons. They feature all kinds of table games, casino games, mobile phone slots and poker. Given the immensity of gambling-related activities in South Florida, it all can be mightily confusing to […]

How to Keep Safe During Mosquito Season

How to Keep Safe During Mosquito Season

By Sallie James Florida Department of Health in Broward County BROWARD COUNTY – You’re trying to fall asleep when you hear that barely-audible, high-pitched buzz that tells you a bloodthirsty mosquito is waiting to take a bite. It can be annoying, but mosquitoes are more than just annoying. They can carry serious diseases like encephalitis […]

The Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Miami Carnival 2018 Panorama Steelband of the Year

The Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Miami Carnival 2018 Panorama Steelband of the Year

Black Music Month Spotlight: Steelpan & The Lauderhill Steel Ensemble  SOUTH FLORIDA – In celebration of Black Music Month we pay tribute to steelpan music a genre of black music and The Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Miami Carnival’s 2018 Panorama Steelband of the Year. The Lauderhill Steel Ensemble (LSE) had its beginnings in 2003 with some […]

Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths Releases New Album ‘Timeless’

Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths Releases New Album ‘Timeless’

‘Timeless’ comes out Friday, June 14 -Produced by Donovan Germain & Executive Produced by Tad’s Record New York – Tad’s Record is proud to announce the Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths, album ‘Timeless‘ will release on all digital platforms this Friday, June 14th. Celebrating 55 years timelessly as an artist in the worldwide music fraternity, Queen Marcia […]

Protoje Drops New Video & Kicks of U.S. Summer Tour

Protoje Drops New Video & Kicks of U.S. Summer Tour

Protoje Drops “Not Another Word”  ft. Lila Iké & Agent Sasco KINGSTON, Jamaica – GRAMMY-nominated artist, songwriter, and philosophical thinker Protoje takes his message to the streets of downtown Kingston, Jamaica, on his new video for “Not Another Word.” On the call-to-action anthem (out April 26 via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Easy Star Records) he recruited fellow Jamaican comrades Agent […]

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