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Broward Black Elected Officials Host State of Black Broward Event

Broward Black Elected Officials Host State of Black Broward Event

Broward Black Elected Officials & Commissioner Dale V. C. Holness to Host State of Black Broward Event FT. LAUDERDALE – The Broward Black Elected Officials (BBEO) along with Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, District 9, will host the inaugural State of Black Broward event. State of Black Broward will be held at the African-American Research Library & […]

Black History Month Tour Showcases Miami’s Rich Heritage Historic Landmarks

Black History Month Tour Showcases Miami’s Rich Heritage Historic Landmarks

MIAMI – The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Multicultural Tourism partnered with The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida to host the 4th Annual Black History Month Heritage & Neighborhood Tour. This cultural trail showcased Miami’s rich heritage historic landmarks, attractions and cultural neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County. The 5 ½ hour guided […]

Children’s Services Council to Host Youth & Family Summit

Children’s Services Council to Host Youth & Family Summit

LAUDERHILL—The Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) will host the 2017 Youth and Family Summit at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, on Tuesday, February 21st from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The event, “Building a Better Broward: A Shared Agenda for Children” will bring together child advocates, child service professionals, parents, youth and members of […]

National News

CTO & CHTA Applaud Caribbean Leader’s Decisions On Tourism

CTO & CHTA Applaud Caribbean Leader’s Decisions On Tourism

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the umbrella private sector organization, applaud Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government for taking the lead in recognising the critical contribution of tourism to the economies of member countries and for their commitment to advancing […]

USVI Governor Kenneth Mapp Promotes Investment Opportunities At NGA Meeting

USVI Governor Kenneth Mapp Promotes Investment Opportunities At NGA Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governor Kenneth Mapp of the U.S. Virgin Islands is encouraging both public and private sector investment in the Territory during his current visit to Washington for the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting  where he is meeting the new President, members of Congress and business leaders. Speaking with White House Correspondent April […]

Using Dancehall To Teach Science And Math In Jamaica

Using Dancehall To Teach Science And Math In Jamaica

Scientifically Swaggerific! Columbia University Professor Brings Science Genius Program to Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica – Associate Professor of Mathematics and Science at Columbia University, Professor Christopher Emdin, has pointed to the need for the education system in Jamaica to harness the cultural values of its people to strengthen teaching and learning. Addressing government ministers, academics, students, corporate Jamaica […]

Entertainment

Chaka Khan Is Still Every Woman

Chaka Khan Is Still Every Woman

By: Dr. Mary MIAMI – Chaka Khan was definitely “LIVE” on Friday, February 17th at the Adrienne Arsht Center.   Chaka and her band presented a stimulating performance and had people on their feet dancing the whole show. Chaka Khan is a singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist, author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, activist and mother and a […]

Reggae Dancehall Artiste Mr Vegas Enters The Gospel World

Reggae Dancehall Artiste Mr Vegas Enters The Gospel World

FT. LAUDERDALE – International award winning Reggae Dancehall superstar Mr Vegas aka Clifford Smith has made the major decision to do Gospel music. The Jamaican star that has had Dancehall and pop hits since the mid-90s until now has joined the world of making music that serves the purpose of GOD.  Ever since his first hit “Nike Air” Mr. […]

Host Of Events Planned For 13th Annual Ziadie Cup/True Blue Weekend

Host Of Events Planned For 13th Annual Ziadie Cup/True Blue Weekend

A fun-filled weekend of activities planned for Ziadie Cup/True Blue Weekend 2017 in South Florida –   March 24th – 26th, 2017 MIRAMAR – The 13th Annual True Blue Weekend will take place March 24th – 26th, 2017. The 3-day event is hosted by The St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc. (STGCOBAFL) […]

Travel

2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show Announced

2nd Annual Grand Bahama Air Show Announced

2nd Annual Grand Bahama Island Air Show To Be Held May 19 & 20, 2017 At Taino Beach PLANTATION –  Residents and vacationers to Grand Bahama can now mark their calendar for the exciting 2ND Annual Grand Bahama Air Show, taking place, May 19 and 20, 2017 at Taino Beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama. The family-friendly event […]

Caribbean Airlines Kicks Off “Caribbean Carnival Welcome”

Caribbean Airlines Kicks Off “Caribbean Carnival Welcome”

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –  As part of their annual Carnival Customer Appreciation, Caribbean Airlines kicked off their “Welcome to the Warmth of the Islands” event this morning (Feb. 22nd). All passengers travelling on Caribbean Airlines flights into Port of Spain, from New York, Toronto, Grenada, Barbados and Georgetown were treated to an extra special […]

Bahamas Well Represented at NY Times and Boston Globe Travel Shows

Bahamas Well Represented at NY Times and Boston Globe Travel Shows

Bahamas Teams Brave Acute Winter Weather To Take Part In Travel Shows NEW YORK – Low Winter temperatures, a snowstorm and blizzard, was not enough to stop the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Managers, as well as its Hoteliers and representatives from their Promotion Boards’ attendance, at the recent New York Times and Boston Globe Travel Shows. […]

Business

Jamaica Tourist Board Recognized for Outstanding PR and Marketing

Jamaica Tourist Board Recognized for Outstanding PR and Marketing

Jamaica Honoured by The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) with Two Awards for Jamaica House KINGSTON, Jamaica –The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has started 2017 on a very high note winning two coveted public relations awards for their marketing of the Jamaica House 2016 at the 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Hospitality […]

Caribbean Hotel And Tourism Assoc. Helps Hurricane-Affected Haiti & The Bahamas

Caribbean Hotel And Tourism Assoc. Helps Hurricane-Affected Haiti & The Bahamas

MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) presented checks totaling $70,000 to hotel associations in Haiti and The Bahamas to assist residents in both countries with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. Recognizing the considerable hardship and damage which Haiti and part of the northern Bahamas faced in the aftermath of the hurricane, CHTA President […]

Blacktech Week Conference Helps Black Entrepreneurs Access Funding

Blacktech Week Conference Helps Black Entrepreneurs Access Funding

MIAMI – The annual Blacktech Week summit decided to launch a weekend version of their week long conference to help close the funding access gap for black entrepreneurs. Securing capital continues to be a major barrier to entry for startups that are founded by minority entrepreneurs. Based in Miami, Code Fever connects people of color to the […]

Sports

T&T talks sport tourism with key international cycling official

T&T talks sport tourism with key international cycling official

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – In line with an aggressive mandate to develop the sport tourism niche, Trinidad and Tobago’s Tourism Development Company held a meeting with John Tolkamp, President of Cycling Canada and Robert Farrier, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation (TTCF), to discuss plans to position the National Cycling Centre as a […]

City of Miramar To Host Canada vs USA Football All-Star Tournament

City of Miramar To Host Canada vs USA Football All-Star Tournament

The City Of Miramar Remains A Choice Destination For Global Sports MIRAMAR – The City of Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex will hold a stake in the global sporting world when it hosts Complete Athletes LLC and South Sask Selects Football annual Canada vs USA Football All-Star weekend, Feb. 22nd-Feb. 26th, 2017.   Canada vs USA Football All-Star […]

Florida Memorial University Hosted Special Olympics Basketball Games

Florida Memorial University Hosted Special Olympics Basketball Games

MIAMI GARDENS – Special Olympics Florida 2017 Area 11 Basketball Games were  held at Florida Memorial University for the first time. The games were attended by City of Miami Gardens,Mayor Oliver Gilbert III, Miami Gardens-Councilman David Williams Jr. and School Member of Miami-Dade Public Schools, and Dr. Steve Gallon III. There was a delegation from Miami Norland Senior High […]

More News

Jamaica Commended For Its Economic Initiatives At IDB

Jamaica Commended For Its Economic Initiatives At IDB

By: Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaica has come in for commendation for its economic initiatives, at the Inter American Development Bank’s sixth annual meeting of Governors of the Caribbean now taking place in Washington, DC. The country was also hailed for the positive growth in GDP the country is experiencing, while other Caribbean Countries are […]

Congresswoman Wilson On The Trump Administration’s New Deportation Policies

Congresswoman Wilson On The Trump Administration’s New Deportation Policies

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson released the following statement on in response to President Trump’s new deportation rules: “The administration’s directive to expand deportations allegedly aims to make our communities safe. It will in fact achieve the opposite while simultaneously weakening the nation’s economy and betraying our American values. “District 24 is an […]

St. Kitts and Nevis Congratulates Saint Lucia On 38th Independence

St. Kitts and Nevis Congratulates Saint Lucia On 38th Independence

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris congratulated the government and people of Saint Lucia in recognition of the country’s 38th year of Independence. Saint Lucia officially became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations associated with the United Kingdom on February 22nd, 1979. Prime Minister Harris’ […]

UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Announce Honorees

UWI Toronto Benefit Gala Announce Honorees

The University of the West Indies (UWI) announces Canadian and Caribbean leaders to be honoured at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala TORONTO, Canada – The University of the West Indies (UWI) today announced leaders of Canadian and Caribbean heritage to be honored at the eighth annual UWI Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton […]

Machel Montano Brings The Heat To Cooler Park 2017

Machel Montano Brings The Heat To Cooler Park 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Hot on the heels of its ultra-premium inclusive event ‘Finesse’, Green House Entertainment ignited Central T&T with the 2017 edition of its annual cooler fete ‘Cooler Park’ which this year featured a fiery performance by Soca King Machel Montano. The event which took place at the National Cricket Centre in Couva […]

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