Local News

City of Miramar Mayor Hosts 2nd Annual Aviation Expo Sponsored By Spirit Airlines

City of Miramar Mayor Hosts 2nd Annual Aviation Expo Sponsored By Spirit Airlines

MIRAMAR – Come experience Aviation up-close-and-personal during Mayor Wayne M. Messam’s 2nd annual 2018 Aviation Expo sponsored by Spirit Airlines. The event will be held Friday, December 7th for Broward and Miami Dade County Schools and Saturday, December 8th is Community Day, open to the public from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Expo will take […]

Victoria Mutual Group President & CEO Presented Keys to Broward County

Victoria Mutual Group President & CEO Presented Keys to Broward County

MIRAMAR – Dale Holness, Vice Mayor of Broward County presents the Keys to Broward County to Courtney Campbell, President & CEO of the Victoria Mutual Group, at VM Florida Representative Office’s 10th anniversary Service in Miramar, Florida.

When Caribbean Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen

When Caribbean Women Support Each Other, Incredible Things Happen

MIAMI – The Caribbean Women’s Power Lunch (CWPL) concept started as brunch on a Sunday but later evolved into the more intimate movement “Everyone Does Brunch, Let’s Do Lunch” brought to you by Kerra Denel. With tides changing for Women of the West Indian diaspora as faces of leadership and authority; this event was created […]

National News

Opinion: Developing Jamaica as a Safe Retirement Destination Could Add Billions to Local Economy

Opinion: Developing Jamaica as a Safe Retirement Destination Could Add Billions to Local Economy

by: Silbert Barrett TORONTO, Canada – The safe resettlement of returning citizens should be Jamaica’s number one priority. The numbers of returning citizens killed since 2012 is alarming and has risen to a national crisis that the Gov’t of Jamaica can no longer afford to ignore. Not if they value the huge contributions Jamaicans overseas […]

Jamaica’s Returning Residents’ Welcome Home Handbook Now Available

Jamaica’s Returning Residents’ Welcome Home Handbook Now Available

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police in Jamaica are advising persons that there is in existence a Returning Residents’ Handbook, which is now available for download via the online publishing website, Issuu. This handbook, which gives general information about resettling in Jamaica, including security information, is also available on the social media pages of the Jamaica […]

Jamaica to host Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS)

Jamaica to host Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS)

Conference to take place at AMResorts’ Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay and Secrets St. James Montego Bay in November 2019 Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica has been selected to host the next Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) scheduled for November 14-15, 2019. Co-sponsors Apple Leisure Group (ALG) and AMResorts will provide the conference […]

Entertainment

14th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest Features Sensational Line-Up

14th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest Features Sensational Line-Up

MIAMI GARDENS — Presented by the City of Miami Gardens and dubbed “the fastest growing jazz and R&B festival in the U.S.”, the 14th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival (JITG) is ushering in the 2019 festival season with the announcement of yet another “top notch” lineup. On March 9-10, 2019 the highly anticipated […]

Juwdah Man Sings About Senseless Killings in Jamaica

Juwdah Man Sings About Senseless Killings in Jamaica

by Howard Campbell NEW JERSEY – It’s been one year since singer Juwdah Man released his first song, Nuh More Senseless Killing, which addressed the troubling crime situation in Jamaica. Based on recent developments in the country, he says it remains relevant. “The crime is not getting better, it’s getting worse we really need more songs […]

Buju Banton Completes His Long Walk To Freedom and Makes His Way Home

Buju Banton Completes His Long Walk To Freedom and Makes His Way Home

ATLANTA – My destination is homeward bound, though forces try hold I down. Breaking chains has become the norm. I know I must get through no matter what a gwan.” -Buju Banton “Destiny”These poignant lines from Buju Banton’s Grammy-nominated album ‘InnaHeights’, have taken on added significance as the artist born Mark Myrie seeks to rule his own destiny. […]

Travel

The Bahamas Host VIP Black Meeting Planners at National Conference

The Bahamas Host VIP Black Meeting Planners at National Conference

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Islands Of The Bahamas were the sponsors of a VIP Planners Only Breakfast at the recent National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP) 2018 Annual Conference, which took place in New Orleans, LA, November 28 – December 1, 2018. The Bahamas was the only Caribbean Destination sponsor at the Conference and in […]

R Hotel Kingston pledges Support for Community Tourism in Jamaica

R Hotel Kingston pledges Support for Community Tourism in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Alexander Pike, General Manager, The R Hotel Kingston has pledged support for community tourism in his presentation as guest speaker at the International Community Tourism Conference Welcome Reception held last month at the Spanish Court Hotel, Kingston. Spanish Court was one of the Conference Sponsors. Mr. Theo Chambers, Master of Ceremonies, CEO PanaCarib […]

Jamaica will not be a Casino Destination

Jamaica will not be a Casino Destination

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica’s first regulated casino should be up and running by the start of 2020 but Jamaica will not be a casino destination. This was disclosed Friday (December 7) by Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett as he wrapped up remarks at a seminar on Hospitality Industry and Casino Operator’s Guide to Managing […]

Business

Open House Highlights New Launch of Sovereign School of Nursing

Open House Highlights New Launch of Sovereign School of Nursing

MIAMI – Sovereign School of Nursing Campus Director, Lisia McLean and The Principles will be joined by colleagues, dignitaries and specially invited guests to celebrate the opening of their new nursing school campus in Miami on Saturday, December 15th, from 2pm to 4pm. The afternoon tour will be followed by a question and answer session where […]

Grace Foods USA to Consolidate with Majesty Foods Factory for Joint Venture

Grace Foods USA to Consolidate with Majesty Foods Factory for Joint Venture

MIAMI – Grace Foods (USA), Inc. (Grace Foods), a company owned by GraceKennedy Limited (GKL), a publicly traded Jamaican corporation listed on the Jamaica and Trinidad Stock Exchanges, has announced that it will acquire a 49% equity stake in a new Joint Venture company, Majesty Foods LLC (Majesty Foods). Majesty Foods is a Florida-based manufacturer of […]

Fresco y Más Supermarket With Caribbean Flair To Open in Lauderhill

Fresco y Más Supermarket With Caribbean Flair To Open in Lauderhill

Southeastern Grocers to introduce popular Hispanic banner with new Caribbean flair LAUDERHILL –Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company of BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie stores, will unveil the newest Fresco y Más store in Lauderhill, Florida, growing the popular Hispanic grocery store to 26 locations. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the new Lauderhill store, […]

Sports

Pominville Brings Sabres Back

Pominville Brings Sabres Back

Buffalo Sabres, that had shown the worst record in NHL history a year ago has made a surprising comeback as they claim victory for the consecutive fifth game. The game that brought victory to Sabres over the Minnesota Wilds was headed for a tie with a score of 2-2. Jason Pominville however, at the last […]

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Kingston City Marathon Int’l Participants

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Kingston City Marathon Int’l Participants

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Organizers of the first ever Kingston City Marathon are now offering international participants an amazing Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal on all race categories. International participants can receive up to 50% off their marathon, ½ marathon, 10K and 5K registration when they use the Promo Code KCMBLITZ. The Kingston City Marathon will take […]

NFL Alumni Partners With Health City Cayman Islands

NFL Alumni Partners With Health City Cayman Islands

Mutually beneficial partnership will provide NFL alumni with affordable medical opportunities. MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey – NFL Alumni (NFLA) announced a partnership with Health City Cayman Islands, a world-class tertiary care medical facility founded by renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty. Health City is only the second hospital in the Caribbean to receive accreditation by […]

More News

The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation Donates to Hurricane Survivors

The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation Donates to Hurricane Survivors

Donation will Help Hurricanes Irma & Maria Survivors Receiving Treatment in the United States Virgin Islands ATLANTA – The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc., (CACAF) presented a check for five thousand-dollars to help survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The money was donated to support patients at the dialysis unit at the Roy Lester Schneider Medical […]

Grow Tourism in Jamaica with Educational Conventions and Seminars

Grow Tourism in Jamaica with Educational Conventions and Seminars

Diaspora urged to encourage universities and companies to choose Jamaica for their educational seminars and research by Derrick Scott Washington, D.C. -“The Jamaica Diaspora is uniquely poised to play a dual role of supporting education while helping the growth of our tourism.” That was the message Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid pitched in New York to members […]

Cuba & CARICOM to Celebrate 46th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

Cuba & CARICOM to Celebrate 46th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

Havana, Cuba – Cuba and the member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will on Thursday, December 6th celebrate here the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with a wreath laying ceremony at the Jose Marti Memorial at the Square of the Revolution followed by an official ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign […]

Antigua national could be heading up Forensic Lab in St. Kitts

Antigua national could be heading up Forensic Lab in St. Kitts

Basseterre, St. Kitts – A report that a national of Antigua and Barbuda is set to become the head of the Forensic Unit and Laboratory in St. Kitts and Nevis. According to Kyss 102.5 FM, Latoya Lake, who holds a degree in Forensics, has taken up the appointment from the first of this month, although […]

Former Colombian President to Be Keynote Speaker for Int’l Tourism Conf. in Jamaica

Former Colombian President to Be Keynote Speaker for Int’l Tourism Conf. in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says that Álvaro Uribe, former President of Colombia, is the keynote speaker for the ‘Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth – Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTE)’, scheduled to take place next January (2019). “I am very pleased to announce that President Uribe will be our […]

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