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City of Tamarac Proclaims June as Caribbean American Heritage Month

City of Tamarac Proclaims June as Caribbean American Heritage Month

The book, “Caribbean American Heritage: A History of High Achievers” was  presented to the City of Tamarac Mayor and Commissioners TAMARA C – At the City of Tamarac regular commission meeting of June 14th, Mayor Harry Dressler read a Proclamation declaring June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The Proclamation noted that “Caribbean Americans have made great […]

Citizenship Drive for residents in Miramar and Pembroke Pines

Citizenship Drive for residents in Miramar and Pembroke Pines

Miramar – Miramar Mayor, Wayne Messam, in collaboration with SEIU Florida and Florida New Americans, are hosting a citizenship drive to help residents living in Miramar and Pembroke Pines become US Citizens. Mayor Messam stated that “The opportunity to become an American Citizen is a sacred privilege. I encourage every permanent resident who is interested […]

Hurricane shelter tips for persons with special needs in Broward County

Hurricane shelter tips for persons with special needs in Broward County

SOUTH FLORIDA – Don’t wait until a hurricane is barreling down on South Florida before you make your preparations – especially if you have special medical needs. Avoid delays and stress during severe weather by registering in advance for a special needs shelter. Those who are pre-registered will have transportation, paperwork and details arranged so […]

National News

Jamaica gets strong support for hosting UNWTO conference

Jamaica gets strong support for hosting UNWTO conference

By Derrick Scott   Washington, D.C. – Jamaica is receiving widespread support from multi-national agencies, members of the diplomatic corps, investors, tourism stakeholders as well as members of the Jamaican Diaspora in Washington, D.C. for the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference which will be held in Jamaica in November 2017.   World Bank Partners […]

Jamaica lauded internationally for investment performance

Jamaica lauded internationally for investment performance

Kingston, Jamaica –   In its  “Island Economies of the Future” report released on June 12, 2017, Financial Times’ investment publication fDi Intelligence has recognized Jamaica as the top performing island economy globally in business friendliness, and top ten in connectivity, human capital and lifestyle. Site Selection Magazine also acknowledged the country last month in its […]

Dr. Douglas pledges to return decent  Government to St. Kitts and Nevis

Dr. Douglas pledges to return decent Government to St. Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – With 28 years of service under his belt, Leader of the Opposition, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas gave his constituents and the nation a commitment to continue to serve and a restoration of a decent government to St. Kitts and Nevis. “I give a commitment that you will never be […]

Entertainment

Jamaican films win top awards at Caribbean film festival in Hollywood

Jamaican films win top awards at Caribbean film festival in Hollywood

Palm Bay – As the curtains came down on the CaribbeanLens Film Festival in Hollywood, California, Jamaican filmmakers were in the spotlight with “70 x Seven”, a BarriVision Films production winning Best Inspirational Film and “Hill and Gully” by New York based Jamaican filmmaker Patrice Johnson, copping the Best Feature Film award. The annual festival, hosted […]

Hot Temps, Food & Music Graced Jamaican Jerk Fest in DC

Hot Temps, Food & Music Graced Jamaican Jerk Fest in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The second staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, DC took place Sunday, June 18th attracting over six thousand guests at its new venue, the Festival Lawn at RFK Stadium (Lot 6). The fun-filled day offered mouthwatering jerk food selections from various vendors, an interactive Kidz Zone, Jerk Cook-off Pavilion and a […]

The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park to celebrate its grand opening

The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park to celebrate its grand opening

MIRAMAR – The City of Miramar will host world-renowned recording artists together under a brand-new, world-class amphitheater,  The Miramar Amphitheater at Regional Park for a free concert celebrating its grand opening and Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. The celebratory grand opening event will unveil to residents, visitors, civic leaders, […]

Travel

Feel the Vibe of Jamaica’s Laidback Capital of Casual, Negril

Feel the Vibe of Jamaica’s Laidback Capital of Casual, Negril

A Peek Inside Places to Stay and Things to See and Do in Negril, Jamaica  Negril, Jamaica – Set along the western tip of Jamaica is the beach resort town of Negril. Known for its natural beauty, travelers will live out their day dreams with an insta-worthy landscape awash in crystal clear warm waters and miles […]

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister to host Tourism Knowledge Exchange Forum in D.C.

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister to host Tourism Knowledge Exchange Forum in D.C.

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett will join leading tourism stakeholders in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (June 21) for the Tourism Knowledge Exchange Forum 2017, which is expected to highlight the latest innovations in sustainable tourism development. The event is being organized by Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Chemonics International, George Washington […]

Jamaica Tourist Board Named Canada’s Favourite Tourist Board

Jamaica Tourist Board Named Canada’s Favourite Tourist Board

Jamaica Tourist Board Canada team awarded best in the business by Canadian travel agents for twelfth year  KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The votes have been tallied, and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has again been named “Favourite Tourist Board in Canada” by Canadian travel agents in Baxter Travel Media’s annual Agents’ Choice Awards. This is the […]

Business

Bartlett, “Tourism runs the risk of being viewed as a preserve of the elite”

Bartlett, “Tourism runs the risk of being viewed as a preserve of the elite”

By Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, D.C – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says,  “despite massive growth projections for global travel and tourism, the small and medium tourism enterprises in tourism-dependent nations are yet to reap the full benefits tourism ought to provide”. “As we observe tourism’s impact on the global economy and celebrate the contribution this […]

Barbadian Economist says U.S. Virgin Islands on track to fiscal stability

Barbadian Economist says U.S. Virgin Islands on track to fiscal stability

BARBADOS – Respected Caribbean economist Jeremy Stephen praised the U.S. Virgin Islands Government’s recent efforts to correct the fiscal imbalances that have challenged its treasury for successive administrations.  Stephen, who has been reviewing the financial outlook of the U.S. Virgin Islands in light of Puerto Rico’s financial challenges, described the measures taken by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp […]

Caribbean Hotel Association wants better U.S.-Cuba relations

Caribbean Hotel Association wants better U.S.-Cuba relations

MIAMI – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) regrets the recent U.S. reversal of its travel policies on Cuba and the likely effects on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the wider Caribbean region. The Association continues to support the ending of the U.S.-Cuba embargo and its restrictions on trade and travel, and encourages […]

Sports

2017 Hero CPL Tickets are now on sale in South Florida

2017 Hero CPL Tickets are now on sale in South Florida

LAUDERHILL – Tickets for the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 cricket matches that will be taking place in the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Lauderhill on the August 5th and 6th  2017, are now available to purchase from 18 outlets across South Florida. Hero CPL’s matches last year brought the “Biggest Party […]

Broward County Commissioners sign agreement for international cricket events

Broward County Commissioners sign agreement for international cricket events

Broward County and Worldwide Sports Management to bring International Cricket to  Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium LAUDERHILL – The Broward County Board of County Commissioners has entered into an agreement with Worldwide Sports Management to exclusively manage and promote international cricket events to be held at the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, the only International […]

Jared Wolfe named champion of inaugural BMW Jamaica Classic

Jared Wolfe named champion of inaugural BMW Jamaica Classic

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Jared Wolfe, a Louisville, Kentucky native, created history as the winner of the inaugural 2017 BMW Jamaica Classic. Amassing 267 points, Wolfe finished one ahead of Gerardo Ruiz and Jose de Jesus Rodríguez at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Montego Bay, Jamaica. A part of the PGA Latin America Tournament, […]

More News

Push for stronger ties between Miami Beach and Negril, Jamaica

Push for stronger ties between Miami Beach and Negril, Jamaica

MIAMI BEACH – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has been invited to make a special presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors, in Miami Beach to further support the twinning of the City of Miami Beach with the resort town of Negril, Jamaica. Minister Bartlett, who first made the […]

Morgan Heritage and Proper Rx to offer cannabis delivery service

Morgan Heritage and Proper Rx to offer cannabis delivery service

Grammy Award-Winning Morgan Heritage Launches HIPAA Compliant Marijuana Delivery Service Partnership with PROPER RX, The “FedEx of the Marijuana industry.”  OAKLAND – Morgan Heritage is now in the cannabis delivery service in partnership with Proper Rx, The “FedEx of the Marijuana industry.” The name Morgan is historically synonymous with generational reggae music, and prestigious accolades such as the […]

Grenadian, Curtis Bailey wins Sandals Diamond Award

Grenadian, Curtis Bailey wins Sandals Diamond Award

2016 Grenada Sandals Diamond Winner, Curtis Bailey: An Inspiration in the Tourism Industry St. George’s, Grenada — A young Grenadian’s commitment to personal improvement and service excellence has been recognized by Sandals La Source. Certified member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Curtis Bailey was named the Sandals La Source 2016 Diamond Winner […]

Guyanese American Chamber welcomes increased U.S.–Caribbean relationship

Guyanese American Chamber welcomes increased U.S.–Caribbean relationship

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) welcomes the announcement made yesterday (Tuesday, June 20th) by  Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the Chairman Emeritus of the Committee, of a new United States Government strategy on future engagement with the Caribbean, including […]

Lawmakers Urge Increased Commitment to U.S.–Caribbean Relationship

Lawmakers Urge Increased Commitment to U.S.–Caribbean Relationship

Engel, Ros-Lehtinen release multi-year State Department strategy for engagement with Caribbean WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), the Chairman Emeritus of the Committee, today (June 19) announced the release of a new U.S. Government strategy on future engagement with the Caribbean. […]

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