Local News

PAMM exceeds $200K matching grant for fund for African American Art

PAMM exceeds $200K matching grant for fund for African American Art

MIAMI – The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has exceeded its $200,000 fundraising goal to match a challenge grant for the PAMM Fund for African American Art, a fund initiated for the purchase of contemporary art by African American artists for the museum’s permanent collection. Gifts by 160 supporters helped PAMM exceed its goal by more […]

Miami Resistance plans protest to greet AG Jeff Sessions

Miami Resistance plans protest to greet AG Jeff Sessions

In the wake of Charlottesville, The Resistance plans large greeting party for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to Miami MIAMI – In the wake of the Trump administration’s disastrous response to Charlottesville, where President Trump defended white supremacists and Neo-Nazi’s, the Resistance is joining together to stand up to this administration’s policies that promote hatred and division, including […]

Jamaican Culture: “Celebrating Jamaica at home and abroad”

Jamaican Culture: “Celebrating Jamaica at home and abroad”

SOUTH FLORIDA – Sermon given by Most. Rev. & Hon. Charles H. Dufour, DD, OJ, CD at Service of Thanksgiving in Celebration of Jamaica’s 55th Independence Anniversary in South Florida: I count it a signal honour to have been invited to address you on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of our Independence. The theme of […]

National News

Mega-technology companies ready to meet with Jamaica Tourism Minister

Mega-technology companies ready to meet with Jamaica Tourism Minister

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett is set to travel to San Francisco, California, this week to engage in strategic meetings with American technology mega-companies Google, Airbnb and Uber Technologies Inc. The meetings are in tandem with two of the five strategic pillars of the Ministry – building new products and […]

CHTA Education Foundation awards over $130,000 in scholarships

CHTA Education Foundation awards over $130,000 in scholarships

MIAMI  – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students this year. Including the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year, this academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group. Seventy people […]

Ambassador Marks lauds Diaspora contribution to Jamaica’s Economy

Ambassador Marks lauds Diaspora contribution to Jamaica’s Economy

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks says the support that Diaspora organizations have provided over the years, has helped in cushioning the impact of government’s fiscal measures, particularly in critical areas such as health and education. Addressing Members of the Benevolent Missions of Atlanta, (BMA) at a breakfast […]

Entertainment

International Caribbean Stars to shine at CaribbeanTales Film Festival gala launch

International Caribbean Stars to shine at CaribbeanTales Film Festival gala launch

TORONTO, Canada – As Canada delights in all its diversity this year, the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) marks its 12th annual festival with a street party celebrating the legacy, people and beauty of the Caribbean. On September 6, 2017, Clinton Street at College Street in Toronto will be magically transformed with the sights and sounds […]

Miami gears up for 2nd annual Urban Film Festival

Miami gears up for 2nd annual Urban Film Festival

The 2nd Annual Urban Film Festival Anticipates 5000 Patrons During Labor Day Weekend MIAMI – The second annual Urban Film Festival is scheduled to open to what’s anticipated to be a sold out crowd on Labor Day weekend in Miami. This 3-day event is Friday-Sunday, September 1-3, 2017 in Overtown and Little Haiti, historic neighborhoods […]

Romain Virgo headlines Jamaica Independence Gala in NY

Romain Virgo headlines Jamaica Independence Gala in NY

NEW YORK – On Saturday August 26th, the New York Hilton in Manhattan will be the site of the 55th annual Jamaica Grand Independence Gala. The black-tie event will present an elegant evening featuring a cocktail and dinner reception honoring distinguished community leaders. See also: Jamaica’s PM to celebrate Jamaica’s 55th at New York gala Hosted by the […]

Travel

Tourism booming in Jamaica

Tourism booming in Jamaica

Jamaica experiences tourism boom and is poised to welcome record-breaking number of tourist in 2017 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Visitor arrivals in Jamaica have been at a record high since the start of the year as its tourism sector continues on a firm growth trajectory. The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) projects that Jamaica will host 4.2 […]

Increase in Pure Grenada Tourism arrivals is promising

Increase in Pure Grenada Tourism arrivals is promising

St. George’s, Grenada – Stay over visitor arrivals to Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean are up 5% to 71,679 overall for the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 as per Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) data. From January to June 2017, Grenada saw an increase of 10% to 31,564 in […]

Grenada rated a top Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination

Grenada rated a top Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination

Pure Grenada rated as a top Southern Caribbean cruise destination by CruiseCritic.com St. George’s, Grenada —The leading cruise review site, CruiseCritic.com has recognized Pure Grenada, Spice of the Caribbean as one of the top five Southern Caribbean destinations for cruise. CruiseCritic.com recently announced the winners of its second annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards based entirely […]

Business

Aero Marine Interiors, a unique business in Aircraft Interior Repairs” honored

Aero Marine Interiors, a unique business in Aircraft Interior Repairs” honored

State Representative Barbara Watson Recognizes National Black Business Month by Honoring Aero Marine Interiors Inc. MIAMI – August is National Black Business Month and State Representative Barbara Watson, District 107 presented a proclamation to Aero Marine Interiors Inc (AMI), founders Chris and Jannette Tucker. The Tuckers and their staff were acknowledged for their tremendous footprint […]

JN Money remittance network expands with Transfast partnership

JN Money remittance network expands with Transfast partnership

JN Money expands to India, Honduras & strengthens network in Ghana, Philippines KINGSTON, Jamaica – JN Money Services Limited (JNMS) has expanded its JN Money remittance network to Honduras and India, as a result of a partnership with the United States-based company, Transfast. Transfast, an international money transfer company, with offices in New York, the United […]

Symposium discusses value of Black owned media

Symposium discusses value of Black owned media

MIAMI – The Black Owned Media Alliance (BOMA) is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Get to Know Black Media: A Symposium. This year’s symposium will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County – Carnival Studio Theater located at 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Registration […]

Sports

5th place for Elaine Thompson, won’t be a pain

5th place for Elaine Thompson, won’t be a pain

By Professed Greatness  NEW YORK – We now have a figure from Central Manchester that we can be proud of in the form of one Elaine Thompson, after the disappointment of Security preacher Peter Bunting. Not to be confused with the famous producer Errol Thompson or de alien wha come inna de 80s movies. 5th […]

Nostalgia of Bourda Oval, Guyana

Nostalgia of Bourda Oval, Guyana

By: Prof Ravi Chaturvedi* TORONTO, Canada – Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), Bourda Oval stadium is a cricket ground in Georgetown, Guyana, used by the West Indies and the Guyanese cricket team for Test, territorial and CPL matches. The ground is one of the two cricket stadiums in the South American mainland and is uniquely surrounded […]

Alia Atkinson completes Independence Breaststroke Golden Double

Alia Atkinson completes Independence Breaststroke Golden Double

Ali Atkinson rounding into World Record form By Tony Morrison BERLIN, Germany – Monday, August 7 was celebrated as a public holiday for the 55th Independence Day for Jamaicans as the 6th of August fell on a Sunday. So after providing 200 scm breaststroke Gold for Independence on the actual day Alia Atkinson provided another emphatic […]

More News

Oliver Samuels & Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson reunite in South Florida for “Frenemy”

Oliver Samuels & Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson reunite in South Florida for “Frenemy”

SOUTH FLORIDA – Whirlwind Entertainment production reunites the greatest comedic duo in the history of Caribbean theatre after 15 years, Oliver Samuels & Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson in ” Frenemy “. The “laugh-till-yuh-belly-buss” duo dominated Friday night television in Jamaica with ‘Oliver At Large’ in late 80’s & shattered audience records globally. Many thought it would be […]

National Black Business Month Spotlight: James Amps, III

National Black Business Month Spotlight: James Amps, III

FORT LAUDERDALE – International renowned motivational speaker and best selling author James Amps, III rose to national prominence by conveying his message of action to more than 550 worldwide corporate and professional audiences, inspiring them to accept responsibility, and unleash the greatness within. Amps shares a glimpse into his world. Q: What do you love […]

New York Caribbean Carnival Week celebrates 50 years

New York Caribbean Carnival Week celebrates 50 years

Brooklyn, NY— On Thursday, August 31st, the 50th Annual New York Caribbean Carnival Week (NYCCW) presented by West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) kicks off with Reggae Unda Di Stars, co-presented by Red Stripe and media partner Irie Jam Radio. This funky Reggae party, features Reggae Ambassadors Cocoa Tea, Ghanian Dancehall Reggae artist, Stonebwoy, […]

Top international chefs ready for Barbados Food and Rum Festival

Top international chefs ready for Barbados Food and Rum Festival

The Eight Annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival will run  November 16-19 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Chefs Tom Aikens, Chris De La Rosa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten are set to spice up the eighth annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival. The three chefs hailing from Barbados’ top source markets, will be featured in the three-part Gourmet Safari […]

World Clash moves to Canada, ushers in new sound Stars

World Clash moves to Canada, ushers in new sound Stars

NEW YORK – Irish and Chin broke the Internet recently when they announced that their forerunning event and brand, World Clash, is moving to Canada. But that’s not all that surprised clash fans, as the event’s promoters also implemented a whole new formula for the famed 19 year-old World Clash, which sees the clash now being […]

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