Local News

NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Facebook Privacy Policy

NAACP President Derrick Johnson on Facebook Privacy Policy

By Derrick Johnson WASHINGTON, DC – “Mr. Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?” That was a question Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) posed to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s during a congressional hearing in which the latter responded with an awkward “no.” It […]

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Our Job

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Our Job

SOUTH FLORIDA – So it appears as if the protest demonstrations in Liberty City this week by high school students is not going to get the publicity the Parkland shooting aftermath had received. I submit this is not the time to complain. It is time for action on the part of the larger community. Instead […]

The Haitian Compas Festival to hold an In Memoriam Mass

The Haitian Compas Festival to hold an In Memoriam Mass

MIAMI – The Haitian Compas Festival will hold the first In Memoriam Mass for dearly departed musicians on Friday, May 18, 2018, 11am at Notre Dame d’Haiti Catholic Church. The public is invited to pay homage to the many lives lost of artists who contributed to the success and evolution of Compas music throughout the decades. “This mass is something we have […]

National News

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Makes Strong Case for Small and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises at G20 Tourism Ministerial Summit

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Makes Strong Case for Small and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises at G20 Tourism Ministerial Summit

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has underscored the need for greater support of small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs) in order to ensure the growth and sustainability of the tourism industry. Minister Bartlett is attending the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he presented […]

St. Kitts – Nevis plans First Ever Diaspora Conference in June 2018

St. Kitts – Nevis plans First Ever Diaspora Conference in June 2018

Ahead of Diaspora Conference, St. Kitts-Nevis Nationals living abroad express keen interest in Nation Building BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – At a successful town hall-style meeting held in Slough, England, a large, attentive audience comprised of St. Kitts-Nevis nationals living in London and its environs listened intently to Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and Premier the Honourable Mark […]

St. Kitts and Nevis PM Harris skips 8th Summit of the Americas

St. Kitts and Nevis PM Harris skips 8th Summit of the Americas

PM Harris skips 8th Summit of the Americas in Peru, avoids corruption and Venezuela issues Basseterre, St. Kitts – In an attempt to have a reason for his absence at the Eighth Summit of the Americas St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris arranged a visit Dubai and Hong Kong, a reliable source said […]

Entertainment

Red Stripe Presents Reggae Sumfest Launch Party in NYC

Red Stripe Presents Reggae Sumfest Launch Party in NYC

NEW YORK – A slice of Jamaica flew into New York City this past Tuesday (April 17), when Red Stripe Presents Reggae Sumfest took over The DL nightclub. The purpose of the private event was to raise awareness and celebrate the island’s leading annual music festival, which will be held in Montego Bay from July 15-22, 2018. Caribbean […]

‘Hookie’ makes major splash in Jamaica Carnival

‘Hookie’ makes major splash in Jamaica Carnival

Kingston, Jamaica – The recent Jamaica Carnival weekend was indeed one for the books. Adding to this mix of epic events was the inaugural ‘Hookie Jamaica’ experience which gave fete lovers an opportunity to beat the daytime heat with a pool party extravaganza complete with both breakfast and lunch offerings and an unbeatable collection of […]

Caribbean Artist Breaks His Silence as International Music Heavyweights Benefit from Caribbean’s Culture and Sound

Caribbean Artist Breaks His Silence as International Music Heavyweights Benefit from Caribbean’s Culture and Sound

 Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Beyonce Knowles is this month, the talk of the town. The Internet remains abuzz, singing her praise for a job well done at the recent Coachella music festival, in California. The Caribbean meanwhile, is pretty quiet and one man who’s been a part of the entertainment landscape for some time, thinks there’s no […]

Travel

Eastern Caribbean joins Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association to showcase their destinations

Eastern Caribbean joins Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association to showcase their destinations

Eastern Caribbean Destinations are open and building better than ever for cruise passengers Pembroke Pines – Eastern Caribbean destinations like Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and the U.S. Virgin Islands already welcome tens of thousands of cruise passengers per day after recovering from the tragic and unprecedented hurricane season, but they are looking to the future. […]

Bahamasair Offering New Direct Flights Between Miami and Bimini

Bahamasair Offering New Direct Flights Between Miami and Bimini

Bahamasair will takeoff four times per week between Miami and Bimini FORT LAUDERDALE –  Bahamasair, The Bahamas national flag carrier,  will begin non-stop service between, Miami and Bimini beginning May 3rd. The Islands Of The Bahamas is the closest landfall from the U.S. mainland and a mere 50 miles away, Bimini Island in the Bahamas […]

Bahamas Paradise christens new ship, MV Classica and sails out of Palm Beach

Bahamas Paradise christens new ship, MV Classica and sails out of Palm Beach

Bahamas Paradise doubles its cruise business to Grand Bahama with christening of new ship MV Classica FORT LAUDERDALE  – With the recent ribbon cutting and inaugural ceremony and voyage of its new ship MV Grand Classica, The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s unique two day cruise and stay, out of Palm Beach, Florida to Grand Bahama […]

Business

CHTA Focuses on Caribbean Unity, Innovation as Key Industry Forum Nears

CHTA Focuses on Caribbean Unity, Innovation as Key Industry Forum Nears

MIAMI – The fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), the premier educational forum for Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals, is slated for June 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Miami. The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) announced that plans are set for the top regional gathering where unity and innovation will be […]

What You Can Do to Make Your Business More Efficient

What You Can Do to Make Your Business More Efficient

SOUTH FLORIDA – Efficiency in the business world is so important, especially for modern business owners. There are so many wonderful things to bear in mind when it comes to making your business more efficient and effective. As a small business owner, you have to make sure you do what you can to work on improving […]

US $2.4 million Earned by Kingston, Jamaica Airbnb Users in 2017

US $2.4 million Earned by Kingston, Jamaica Airbnb Users in 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett urged more Jamaicans to embrace innovative tourism enterprises, such as Airbnb, as they have the potential to have a major impact on the local economy. He noted that in 2017 some 910 Kingston hosts earned a collective US$2.4 million from the digital home sharing site. The accommodations website […]

Sports

Team Jamaica Bickle Readies For 24th Annual Penn Relays

Team Jamaica Bickle Readies For 24th Annual Penn Relays

New York – Team Jamaica Bickle is preparing for its 24th staging at the annual Penn Relays with a plethora of activities in the weeks leading up to the event. These activities are crucial to the organization’s ability to underwrite its program, one which provides meals, transportation, hotel assistance and medical care for the hundreds […]

Reggae Boyz Coach, Theodore Whitmore Resigns

Reggae Boyz Coach, Theodore Whitmore Resigns

by Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s soccer program will soon be on the hunt for a new head coach following the resignation of Theodore Whitmore the former head Coach of the Reggae Boyz. Dalton Wint, general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), confirmed Whitmore had resigned on April 6. He said the JFF […]

Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket tournament returns to South Florida

Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket tournament returns to South Florida

by Howard Campbell LAUDERHILL – Despite a drop in attendance in 2017, the Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket tournament will return to South Florida for a third straight year in August. Jeff Miller, a member of the Jamaica Tallawahs, one of the six franchise teams, said promoters of the CPL have committed their support for […]

More News

I-Octane Readies to Celebrate “Love & Life” with Album Release Parties

I-Octane Readies to Celebrate “Love & Life” with Album Release Parties

MIAMI – International recording reggae artist I-Octane is gearing to celebrate his third full length album “Love & Life” with several slated Album Release Parties, and Meets & Greets for his fans! Debuting at #3 on the Reggae Billboard Chart, the album has offered breakthrough tracks of all genres. “Love & Life explores vibes like R&B, soca, pop, latin, EDM, afrobeats, […]

Operators of Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ) Airport Celebrates 15 years

Operators of Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ) Airport Celebrates 15 years

MBJ Airports Limited’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations a hit in Sam Sharpe Square! Montego Bay, Jamaica – Hundreds of patrons gathered in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, Jamaica on Friday, April 13 to participate in MBJ Airports Limited’s (MBJ) celebration of its 15th Anniversary as operators of Sangster International Airport. It was a showcase buzzing with […]

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – April 10th 2018

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – April 10th 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA – Mikey B Top 10 Reggae & Dancehall songs for the week of April 10, 2018: Last Week This Week Song Title Artist Label Weeks on Chart #1 #1 Redline Orrajahni LOC Frequency Music 9 #2 #2 Rasta Touch Bingi Blaze Kevito Gitz Production 13 #4 #3 This Music Kulcha Kelly Black Culture Ent. […]

Jahmiel Hits 10 Million With U Me Luv

Jahmiel Hits 10 Million With U Me Luv

KINGSTON, Jamaica – With a great start to 2018, Jahmiel continues to rack up accolades on his growing career. The most recent, is attaining 10 Million views for his video ‘U Me Luv’ on Vevo. Produced by Dunwell Productions, ‘U me Luv’ was released in August 2017, the single immediately appealed to a wider audience […]

Tourism Commissioner Tells Partners USVI Open For Business

Tourism Commissioner Tells Partners USVI Open For Business

USVI Tourism Commissioner Nicholson-Doty meets with media and airline representatives in Atlanta, Chicago and New York NEW YORK – U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty continues to make audiences across the U.S. mainland and the globe aware that the Territory is open for business. Addressing a broad range of consumers and industry stakeholders […]

  • Archives:

  • Categories:

  • Tags:

Florida News Websites