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FANM and Allies Condemn President’s #shithole Remarks

FANM and Allies Condemn President’s #shithole Remarks

MIAMI – President Trump’s disgusting remarks on Thursday and recently denigrating Haiti, Haitians, and black immigrants have been universally publicized and appropriately broadly condemned. They unfortunately fit into a pattern making clear that his anti-immigrant policies are motivated by racism and bias, not respect for the rule of law. The President’s words and November 20 […]

Trump’s remarks heartbreaking and insensitive says Alberto Carvalho

Trump’s remarks heartbreaking and insensitive says Alberto Carvalho

MIAMI – Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho issued the following statement regarding alleged, disparaging comments concerning immigration from specific countries: “To disparage an entire nation of people, questioning their worth and strength of spirit, is beyond heartbreaking and insensitive. Regardless of where we come from, the language we speak, the religion we embrace, as […]

Just When You Thought Trump Could Go No Lower…

Just When You Thought Trump Could Go No Lower…

By: Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington, Esq. SOUTH FLORIDA – In the past two and a half years we have said repeatedly that Trump cannot sink any lower with his rhetoric and policies; but day after day he sinks lower and lower and have we become immune to his crassness and racist behavior? In my lifetime we have […]

National News

Caribbean Pan-African leaders say “No” to Trump in the Caribbean

Caribbean Pan-African leaders say “No” to Trump in the Caribbean

By Wesley Kirton SOUTH FLORIDA  – “We, the under-signed representatives of the sovereign people of the Caribbean hereby declare that President Donald Trump of the United States of America is “Persona Non Grata” in our Caribbean region. We further declare that as a “Persona Non Grata” President Donald Trump is NOT welcomed in any territory […]

Staging of the Guyana 10th Wedding Expo set for March 2018

Staging of the Guyana 10th Wedding Expo set for March 2018

Georgetown, Guyana – Plans are currently being put in place for the staging of Guyana’s Wedding Expo 2018 which will be held March 23 through 25 at the Roraima Duke Lodge, Kingston. The official announcement was made Wednesday (January 17, 2018) at a ceremony at Duke Lodge which showcased some of the ethnic and religious […]

Members from The Links, Inc. return to Jamaica for Humanitarian Mission Trip

Members from The Links, Inc. return to Jamaica for Humanitarian Mission Trip

 By Derrick Scott Washington, DC – More than 190 members of The Links, Incorporated, are set to return to Montego Bay, Jamaica on January 23rd, on another humanitarian mission to benefit education, health care and welfare for the island nation’s schools and students. By the end of the four-day visit – their third since 2016 […]

Entertainment

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – Jan. 16th 2018

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – Jan. 16th 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA – Mikey B Top 10 Reggae & Dancehall songs for the week of January 16th 2018: Last Week This Week Song Title Artist Label Weeks on Chart #2 #1 No Regards for Life Sampalue Kng 10 Music/Everything Rastafari 12 #1 #2 Are You Ready For Love Kulcha Cally Black Culture Ent 10 #3 #3 […]

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Stony Hill Vinyl LP Set Out Today

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Stony Hill Vinyl LP Set Out Today

New York – VP Records and Ghetto Youths International are proud to announce the release of the Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley vinyl LP of Stony Hill out today, January 19, 2018. The Vinyl LP set follows the albums #1 debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart in July, as well as the albums recent GRAMMY® nomination of the […]

JAMPRO hosts Jamaican Actors heading to the Sundance Film Festival

JAMPRO hosts Jamaican Actors heading to the Sundance Film Festival

Kingston, Jamaica – Two Jamaican actors will head to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival to be held on January 20 – 28 in Park City, Utah, for the world premiere of the feature film Yardie, which was shot in Jamaica and London in the summer of 2017. Details of the mission were disclosed at a […]

Travel

Le Plaza Hotel Welcomes Visitors To Carnival In Haiti

Le Plaza Hotel Welcomes Visitors To Carnival In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Le Plaza Hotel , one of Haiti’s historic hotels is encouraging travelers to visit the Caribbean destination to celebrate Carnival 2018 next month. Marc Pierre-Louis, General Manager of Le Plaza Hotel, said this year’s festival, the theme of which is “Ayiti sou wout chanjman” (Haiti on the road to change), is “a […]

Tourism Stakeholders Getting Set For Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Tourism Stakeholders Getting Set For Caribbean Travel Marketplace

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Registration for this month’s Caribbean Travel Marketplace, to be held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is strong. Following a meeting with the Host Committee in San Juan this week, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) reported that demand among travel industry stakeholders to […]

Jamaica to Redevelop Montego Bay to Appleton Estate Railway

Jamaica to Redevelop Montego Bay to Appleton Estate Railway

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that the Government of Jamaica has been in discussions with a number of investors to resuscitate the railway programme to Appleton Estate, which he hopes will result in an increase of tourists visiting the South Coast of the island. The Montego Bay to Appleton Rum […]

Business

The Rise of Self Storage Businesses in Bronx

The Rise of Self Storage Businesses in Bronx

NEW YORK – If you are looking for a self-storage facility near you, you have to choose the best service. A facility just down the road does not mean it is always the best option for you. Self-storage is a must for most businesses. You need to ensure that you are saving time and money […]

Women’s Business Conference to assist in Branding, Visibility & Funding

Women’s Business Conference to assist in Branding, Visibility & Funding

2nd annual Flourish Media Conference Set For February 16-17, 2017 At Florida International University-South Campus MIAMI –  Diverse women are grossly under-represented in business development and access to business funding. The 2nd annual Flourish Media Conference (FMC), in partnership with Florida International University (FIU), hopes to close that gap and address the issues of income […]

New Caribbean Jobs Bank Aims to Match Workers With Opportunities

New Caribbean Jobs Bank Aims to Match Workers With Opportunities

Priority focus given to six destinations impacted by recent hurricanes MIAMI – Sparked by the need to assist Caribbean tourism industry workers impacted by last fall’s hurricanes, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has created a “jobs bank” to match candidates with tourism-related employment opportunities. The jobs bank, which was launched last month, has […]

Sports

Jamaican Youngsters set to Dive Off at Inaugural UANA Swimming Cup

Jamaican Youngsters set to Dive Off at Inaugural UANA Swimming Cup

Inaugural UANA Swimming Cup -2108 takes place in South Florida (Coral Springs) CORAL SPRINGS – The Coral Spring Aquatic Complex in Coral Springs, Florida will this weekend host the Inaugural edition of the UANA Swimming Cup 2018 from Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st, 2018. The Union Americana de Natación or UANA is the Regional […]

Jamaican Brit, Raheem Sterling a driving force in English Premier League

Jamaican Brit, Raheem Sterling a driving force in English Premier League

SOUTH FLORIDA – With a little less than halfway of the current English Premier League Season left, Manchester City sits atop the league, 15 points clear of the 2nd place team, Manchester United and 16 points clear of last year’s champion Chelsea. Undeniably, many games remain to be played. However, if Man City retains the form […]

Miami Open Relocating to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019

Miami Open Relocating to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019

MIAMI – IMG, an Endeavor company, today announced that the Miami Open presented by Itau will be relocating to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019. The partnership between IMG and Hard Rock Stadium will bring an unparalleled fan experience, improved player amenities, ample parking, as well as an extended fan base to the Miami Open, a cornerstone […]

More News

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine resumes classes in Sint Maarten

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine resumes classes in Sint Maarten

CUPECOY, St. Maarten – Four months after Hurricane Irma caused American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) to evacuate students and faculty from Sint Maarten, AUC has resumed classes on its Sint Maarten campus. The medical school has begun a phased return to Sint Maarten after holding its September 2017 semester on the […]

David Wagga Hunt Scholarship Fund provides Ja$8 million in scholarships to students in Jamaica

David Wagga Hunt Scholarship Fund provides Ja$8 million in scholarships to students in Jamaica

By Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks has commended the Jamaica David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship Organization for providing over Ja$8.4 million in scholarships to twenty-one students from two of Jamaica’s premier secondary schools – Calabar High and Kingston College (KC). “I am heartened by the tremendous growth […]

Rep. Wilson Plans to Boycott President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

Rep. Wilson Plans to Boycott President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on why she will not attend President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address:  “For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address. I have no […]

International Soulful Reggae Star Etana Heads Out on the L.O.E. Tour

International Soulful Reggae Star Etana Heads Out on the L.O.E. Tour

Kingston, Jamaica – Following memorable and successful performances in The Seychelles, St.Lucia, Dubai, Jamaica among many other worldwide stages, the soulful international reggae star Etana has announced that she will take part in twice Grammy nominated artist JBoog’s “L.O.E” (Love Over Everything) 2018 Tour. Deemed as one of the hardest working woman in the music […]

North Miami City Council Reaction to Statements by President Trump

North Miami City Council Reaction to Statements by President Trump

North Miami – The following statements are reactions from the City of North Miami’s Mayor and Council concerning President Donald Trump’s alleged derogatory statements on the Republic of Haiti and other nations. “Haitians have contributed immensely to the founding of this great country during the siege of Savannah in 1779. Haitians, like myself, came to […]

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