Local News

Prioritizing When Moving Home

Prioritizing When Moving Home

Research has shown that moving home is amongst the most stressful situations that people go through these days. This comes as no surprise, as there is so much to organize when you move home. It is not quite as bad if you are moving from your parents’ home to your first home. However, if you […]

Broward County Recognized For Work In Supporting Early School Success

Broward County Recognized For Work In Supporting Early School Success

LAUDERHILL  – The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading announced that it will recognize Broward County with Pacesetter Honors for its work in 2017. “Recognizing Pacesetters is our way of applauding and thanking the civic leaders, organizations and agencies that have joined forces to build brighter futures for children in their communities,” said Ralph Smith, managing director […]

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement marking Caribbean American Heritage Month: “Communities across the United States are home to proud, diverse Caribbean Americans. Every June, we celebrate the important contributions made by Caribbean Americans with Caribbean American Heritage Month. “Caribbean Americans bring tremendous pride, love and dedication to this nation. They are […]

National News

Jamaica Looking To Increase Engagement with Diaspora in Science, Technology and Innovation

Jamaica Looking To Increase Engagement with Diaspora in Science, Technology and Innovation

By Derrick Scott NEW YORK – Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Ministry is looking to increase engagement with the diaspora in the areas of science, technology and innovation (STI). “I don’t think we have actively engaged this resource pool. I want to see this change, and […]

Governor Mapp’s Administration updates HUD officials on USVI’s progress

Governor Mapp’s Administration updates HUD officials on USVI’s progress

HUD Deputy Secretary Patenaude Travels to USVI to Hear Progress Report from Mapp Administration ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – The comprehensive upgrade of the Territory’s roads, hardening of the electrical system, dredging Virgin Islands harbors to accommodate increasingly large cruise ships and developing and repairing housing were among the important projects addressed at a Tuesday meeting […]

Caribbean American Legislative Week Convenes in Nation’s Capital

Caribbean American Legislative Week Convenes in Nation’s Capital

Caribbean American Legislative Week – June 21st – 22nd in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington, DC based  Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), the nation’s leading Caribbean American advocacy and development organization, will convene a delegation of Caribbean American community leaders from around the US at the 20th Annual Caribbean American Legislative Briefing and Advocacy […]

Entertainment

Jamaican reggae superstar Beres Hammond returns to the Broward Center

Jamaican reggae superstar Beres Hammond returns to the Broward Center

The “King of Lovers Rock” Beres Hammond Brings His All Love Tour 2018 to The Broward Center for The Performing Arts FORT LAUDERDALE – In what has become a highlight of the summer concert scene, Jamaican reggae superstar Beres Hammond returns to the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in his All Love […]

Conscious Jamaican Singer Protoje Shares New Video “Bout Noon”

Conscious Jamaican Singer Protoje Shares New Video “Bout Noon”

KINGSTON, Jamaica – With over 13 million streams last year, over 156 million YouTube views and currently 1.5 million + monthly Spotify followers, Protoje is at the forefront of an exciting resurgence of conscious Jamaican music and taking his sound worldwide. “Bout Noon” is the latest video from Protoje with his anticipated album A Matter Of Time, out June 29, 2018. Protoje says of […]

A Big Win for Jah Works at ‘Japan Rumble’ Sound Clash

A Big Win for Jah Works at ‘Japan Rumble’ Sound Clash

Yokohama, Japan — Once again, Jamaica’s competitive art form of sound clash has transcended cultures as evidenced by the sold-out Japan Rumble in Yokohoma, Japan. The fourth clash in the 2018 Irish and Chin Rumble Series, Japan Rumble, unfolded before a highly energized at capacity audience on Saturday, June 9, seeing Jah Works as the winning […]

Travel

Spirit Airlines Adding More Flights to U.S. Virgin Islands from Florida

Spirit Airlines Adding More Flights to U.S. Virgin Islands from Florida

Spirit Airlines To Start New Nonstop Flights From Orlando To St. Thomas ST. THOMAS  – On the heels of the launch of new service between Fort Lauderdale and St. Croix, Spirit Airlines has announced even more flights to the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Sunshine State. The Department of Tourism announced that Spirit Airlines will […]

Jamaica Shines During Caribbean Week In New York

Jamaica Shines During Caribbean Week In New York

NEW YORK – Jamaica was in celebration mode during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) annual Caribbean Week in New York City, announcing that the destination has hit yet another record number of stopover arrivals from January to May 2018, surpassing the one million mark at roughly 1,025,997. Continuing the celebration, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) participated […]

Jamaica Tourism Hits Record of 1 Million Stopover Tourist Arrivals In 5 Months

Jamaica Tourism Hits Record of 1 Million Stopover Tourist Arrivals In 5 Months

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica tourism performance has hit yet another record with Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett pointing out that stop over arrivals for the first five months of the year, January to May 2018 surpassed a million standing at roughly 1,025,997, representing a 5.5% increase over the same period last year.  Cruise arrivals also recorded a 5.5% […]

Business

Group Established To Review Jamaica’s Tourism Stakeholder Concerns

Group Established To Review Jamaica’s Tourism Stakeholder Concerns

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett met with members of the Tourism Linkages Council and major hoteliers to discuss a range of issues including entertainment and other pertinent tourism matters. “The meeting was used as a platform to establish a more structured communication process among tourism stakeholders. This is important to ensure […]

Space Called Tribe, A New Co-working Space Opens in Overtown

Space Called Tribe, A New Co-working Space Opens in Overtown

New Co-Work & Urban Innovation Lab Offers Creative Space For Entrepreneurs In The Heart Of Historic Overtown MIAMI –  Historic Overtown welcomes Space Called Tribe Co-Work & Urban Innovation Lab, a 10,000-square foot state of the art co-working space for entrepreneurs, powered by Code Fever, a 501c3 founded in 2012. Code Fever’s mission is to […]

Grenada Tourism Authority Strengthens Brand Awareness in Key North American Cities

Grenada Tourism Authority Strengthens Brand Awareness in Key North American Cities

Planned media events in New York and Toronto provided targeted and effective opportunities to promote the three-island destination of Grenada  ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA – As part of ongoing public relations and marketing efforts to strengthen awareness of the Pure Grenada brand in the U.S. and Canadian markets, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) hosted its first-ever media reception in […]

Sports

World Cup a Excite Createment

World Cup a Excite Createment

SOUTH FLORIDA – As the highly anticipated World Cup draws near, the fans have started to draw gear.  All across South Florida and more so across the entire World, fans can be seen adorned in the colors of their respective countries. Excitement and anticipation is as usual at a fevered pitch for the tournament that truly proclaims […]

Team Jamaica Bickle Donates US $10k To G.C. Foster College

Team Jamaica Bickle Donates US $10k To G.C. Foster College

NEW YORK – Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) has donated US $10K to the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. The presentation was made during the opening ceremony of the recently held Jamaica Invitational held at the National Stadium to Acting Principal and Coach, Maurice Wilson by CEO & Founder of TJB, Irwine Clare, […]

Dibia DREAM STEM Sport Program Recognized During National Physical Fitness Month

Dibia DREAM STEM Sport Program Recognized During National Physical Fitness Month

SOUTH FLORIDA – May is National Physical Fitness Month and we had the opportunity to meet Brandon Okpalobi-Executive Director of Dibia DREAM.  Brandon shared his perspective with us about STEM and Sports. Q: How does STEM influence the sports kids love? A: STEM and sports go hand in hand. The scientific aspect of sports could change […]

More News

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – June 12th 2018

Mikey B Top 10 Reggae / Dancehall Chart – June 12th 2018

SOUTH FLORIDA – Mikey B Top 10 Reggae & Dancehall songs for the week of June 12, 2018: Last Week This Week Song Title Artist Label Weeks on Chart #3 #1 Body of a Goddess Mitch & Dalla Coin Emperor Production 11 #2 #2 Rasta Touch Bingi Blaze Kevito Gitz Production 22 #4 #3 A Man […]

Singjay Jay Bankz Envisions Success in Jamaica

Singjay Jay Bankz Envisions Success in Jamaica

By Howard Campbell NEW YORK – Many Jamaicans in the Diaspora follow the news back home daily through social media. Most of them do not like what they hear or see. Among the disgruntled is Jay Bankz, a singjay based in New York City. His latest song, Success, addresses issues such as crime, a perennial […]

Caribbean American Artist Manager, Natasha Thomas Launches The On Agency

Caribbean American Artist Manager, Natasha Thomas Launches The On Agency

Artists Gain Instant Multi-Media Access in North America, Africa, Latin America and The Caribbean with The On Agency SOUTH FLORIDA – Natasha Thomas, marketing and media guru, artist manager and booking agent announces the launch of The On Agency which puts artists in the hands of millions of fans, and on the screens of streaming subscribers […]

Global Hospitality Brand Selina Enters U.S. Market In Miami

Global Hospitality Brand Selina Enters U.S. Market In Miami

Miami Destinations to Open in September, Starting in Little Havana MIAMI – Selina, one of the world’s fastest growing hospitality brands, has announced its expansion to the United States with the opening of a location in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood this September. The rapidly growing brand serves as a global community of boutique destinations marrying […]

10-year-old Haitian American writes, Big Sister, Little Sister with her Father

10-year-old Haitian American writes, Big Sister, Little Sister with her Father

 Haitian American Father and Daughter Chronicle the Adventures of Unconditional Love MIAMI – On Sunday, June 17th at 3pm, The Bookstore and Kitchen Presents: Father’s Day event with best-selling Haitian American authors Reanna and Yanatha Desouvre with their book, Big Sister, Little Sister.  Click here to RSVP  www.yanatha.com. With just a few words, 10-year authoress Reanna Desouvre and her father […]

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