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Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux disappointed in extension

Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux disappointed in extension

Statement from a Haitian TPS recipient, Farah Larrieux  MIAMI – In any fight, it’s either you lose or you win. The Department of Homeland Security press release about the TPS 6-month extension is for me a Haitian a big disappointment. Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians To those, particularly some Haitian officials and Haitian media […]

Trump Administration Out Of Touch With Reality In Haiti, says Commissioner Monestime

Trump Administration Out Of Touch With Reality In Haiti, says Commissioner Monestime

MIAMI – Commissioner Jean Monestime statement on the Trump administration’s decision to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians for only six months: “This decision is tantamount to a denial and serves as proof that the administration is either out of touch with the reality on the ground in Haiti or downright insensitive to the […]

DHS decision to extend TPS for Haitian immigrants leaves them in fear

DHS decision to extend TPS for Haitian immigrants leaves them in fear

MIAMI – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a six-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants residing in the U.S. For months, Haitian TPS recipients, local and national community based organizations and community members from across the country have been demanding that DHS extend TPS for a minimum of eighteen-months. Today’s […]

National News

St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Labour Party elects new executive

St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Labour Party elects new executive

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – Delegates to Sunday’s 85th Annual Conference of the opposition St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) have reaffirmed their confidence in the leadership of the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas. Dr. Douglas, the longest serving prime minister and currently Leader of the Opposition, was re-elected unopposed to continue to serve as National […]

The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Caribbean

The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Caribbean

CANADA – The Caribbean has always been a magnet for the rich and famous. It has expansive beaches with the silky sands and turquoise sea we all dream of, and then there’s the excellent climate and the friendly locals. All this, of course, encourages a thriving luxury property market, and this has been recovering from […]

U.S. Virgin Islands, Airbnb Sign First Tax Agreement In The Caribbean

U.S. Virgin Islands, Airbnb Sign First Tax Agreement In The Caribbean

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The Government of the United States Virgin Islands and Airbnb have confirmed the first tax agreement in the Caribbean, which will allow the platform to collect the Territory’s 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The […]

Entertainment

Soca music lovers, Soca Gold 2017 out June 23rd

Soca music lovers, Soca Gold 2017 out June 23rd

Soca Gold 2017 Pre-Orders Available Now NEW YORK – On its 20th year, the top selling Soca Gold compilation album by VP Records will be released at a time when soca is hotter than ever before. With an abundance of cultures embracing the Carnival season, along with soca influences being witnessed in many of today’s biggest […]

Busy Signal Secures US Work Permit – Set To Perform At Groovin’ In The Park

Busy Signal Secures US Work Permit – Set To Perform At Groovin’ In The Park

Busy Signal Artist to headline US concert, Groovin’ In The Park with R&B Legend R Kelly, Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe & Tarrus Riley   New York – Swirling rumors that Jamaican dancehall heart throb Busy Signal, born Glendale Gordon had his US work permit reinstated and is traveling to New York to perform at Groovin’ In […]

Irish and Chin Takes ‘Rumble Series’ Sound Clash to the U.K.

Irish and Chin Takes ‘Rumble Series’ Sound Clash to the U.K.

NEW YORK – Sound clash is truly an amazing element of Jamaican music and culture! The exciting and intense “sound clash” sees sound systems (groups of DJs) competing via high energy performances with top Reggae and Dancehall music selections. A real authentic experience awaits U.K. fans, as premiere sound clash promoters Irish and Chin are […]

Travel

Jamaica’s Diverse Attractions Offer Something for All Cruisegoers

Jamaica’s Diverse Attractions Offer Something for All Cruisegoers

KINGSTON, Jamaica – From Montego Bay to Ocho Rios, Kingston to Port Antonio, cruise passengers disembarking in Jamaica for the day can choose from a wide range of activities sure to excite and delight. Whether it’s enjoying the destination’s famed white sand beaches and turquoise waters, or the breathtaking scenery and thrilling excursions, or sampling the […]

Hotel Developments Expected to Boost Jamaica’s Tourism

Hotel Developments Expected to Boost Jamaica’s Tourism

New And Exciting Tourism Developments Underway In Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s tourism sector continues to make huge strides with regard to product development.  Last year, approximately 3,000 new and refurbished hotel rooms were added to the island’s accommodation stock and in 2017, the destination expects to add more than 1,100 new rooms. Furthermore, it […]

Jamaica Native Anthony Rattigan Joins Hyatt Trinidad Culinary Team

Jamaica Native Anthony Rattigan Joins Hyatt Trinidad Culinary Team

Hyatt Regency Trinidad Appoints Anthony Rattigan As Executive Sous Chef Port of Spain, Trinidad – Hyatt Regency Trinidad has proudly announced the appointment of Anthony Rattigan as Executive Sous Chef. Ideally located in Trinidad’s capital city of Port of Spain, Hyatt Regency is considered the Caribbean’s leading business hotel. In his new role, Rattigan will be […]

Business

JN Money Transfer Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Florida

JN Money Transfer Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Florida

LAUDERDALE LAKES – Throughout the month of May 2017, JN Money Transfer will celebrate 20 years of operation in Florida, with a series of customer promotions; a salute to its partners; recognition of employees; and give thanks, at a church service, to mark its two decades of remittance services in the USA. The Jamaica National Group, […]

Tourism Experts Confirmed For CHIEF Hospitality Conference In Miami

Tourism Experts Confirmed For CHIEF Hospitality Conference In Miami

MIAMI – An impressive roster of speakers, including a top executive from Virgin Atlantic, a leading authority on tourism intelligence and a host of respected hoteliers will address delegates attending the annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), slated to take place from June 2 to 4 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The Caribbean Hotel […]

Haitian Heritage Month Spotlight: Dade Institute of Technology

Haitian Heritage Month Spotlight: Dade Institute of Technology

MIAMI – Donard St. Jean, MBA, BSIT-CEO-President -Compu-Design USA d/b/a Dade Institute of Technology shares some key advice about being an entrepreneur. Q: What do you know now that you wish someone would’ve told you before you started your first business? A: Surround yourself with the right people. When you network with the right people […]

Sports

Sangakkara believes it is an exciting time for cricket in USA

Sangakkara believes it is an exciting time for cricket in USA

LAUDERHILL – Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara believes that the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) can grow from strength to strength when the Florida leg of matches takes place on the weekend of August 5 and 6. The Jamaica Tallawahs star, who helped the franchise lift last year’s title for the second time, believes that […]

Team Jamaica Bickle Host Caribbean Athletes For Penn Relays

Team Jamaica Bickle Host Caribbean Athletes For Penn Relays

Team Jamaica Bickle Prepares To Host Athletes From Across The Caribbean For Penn Relays NEW YORK – Team Jamaica Bickle will begin welcoming athletes from across the Caribbean early next week to the annual Penn Relays Carnival held at the University of Pennsylvania, which takeS place April 27 thru 29. Athletes will arrive from dozens of […]

Miami Dolphins Fans Getting Ready For 2017 NFL Draft Party

Miami Dolphins Fans Getting Ready For 2017 NFL Draft Party

Miami Dolphins 2017 NFL Draft Party powered by South Florida Ford  MIAMI – The Dolphins 2017 NFL Draft Party powered by South Florida Ford is a free event that is open to the public on taking place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium. The event features live insider analysis, current and former […]

More News

Haiti TPS announcement misleading on facts

Haiti TPS announcement misleading on facts

By Steven Forester MIAMI – DHS’s announcement extending Haiti’s TPS designation for only six months (rather than the usual, appropriate 18 months) sends very mixed signals and omits extremely significant facts. It stresses this is likely the last extension, that TPS holders should prepare their travel documents for return to Haiti, and (which is inaccurate) that […]

Trump Administration Lets Down Haitian Community

Trump Administration Lets Down Haitian Community

Advocates say that Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti unlikely to be resolved in six months MIAMI –  Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) released the following statement upon the news that the Trump Administration had extended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Haitians in the United States for six months. The recent decision announced by the Department […]

Congresswoman Wilson Responds To Extension of Haiti’s TPS Designation

Congresswoman Wilson Responds To Extension of Haiti’s TPS Designation

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to the six-month extension of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status  TPS designation: “Following a meeting last week with Haitian Senators Wilfrid Gélin and Wanique Pierre, I decided to wage a Twitter storm in a last-ditch effort to save the nation’s Temporary Protected Status […]

Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

DHS Secretary Kelly Statement’s on the Limited Extension of Haiti’s Designation for Temporary Protected Status  WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly today (May 22) announced his decision to extend—for an additional six months—the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Haiti.  This extension is effective July 23, 2017 through January 22, 2018. “After […]

Rally At USCIS Office In Broward to Urge DHS to Renew TPS for Haitians

Rally At USCIS Office In Broward to Urge DHS to Renew TPS for Haitians

TPS Recipients and Community Organizations in Broward to March this Sunday, May 21 to Urge DHS to Renew TPS for Haitians BROWARD COUNTY – On Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m., several South Florida organizations and community members will rally and march outside of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office following a march last […]

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