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B&T’s Tree Service Advise on How to Protect your Florida Property from Storm Tree Damage

B&T’s Tree Service Advise on How to Protect your Florida Property from Storm Tree Damage

The 2020 hurricane season is widely expected to be above average, in terms of damage and loss throughout Florida. B&T’s Tree Service has spoken out on how you can protect your property and family from the risks posed by falling trees. 2019’s Hurricane Dorian was estimated to have caused up to $1.6 billion in damages […]

CVS Health Expands Florida COVID-19 Testing with 37 Additional Drive-Thru Test Sites

CVS Health Expands Florida COVID-19 Testing with 37 Additional Drive-Thru Test Sites

  SOUTH FLORIDA – In an ongoing effort to help slow the spread of the virus, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today expanded its COVID-19 testing program by announcing 37 additional test sites at select CVS Pharmacy rive-thru locations across Florida. The opening of additional test sites on Friday, May 22 add to the 10 locations previously opened on May […]

Congresswoman Wilson Speaks Out on Governor DeSantis’ Flawed Coronavirus Response

Congresswoman Wilson Speaks Out on Governor DeSantis’ Flawed Coronavirus Response

    MIAMI – Today, Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement about Governor Ron DeSantis’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic:  “It has been rumored that Governor DeSantis does not want people to receive the unemployment insurance benefits provided in the CARES Act and has indicated that he believes that getting $875 per week would cause them […]

National News

Jamaicans who overstayed their time in the US due to COVID-19 won’t be penalized

Jamaicans who overstayed their time in the US due to COVID-19 won’t be penalized

    by Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – Jamaicans who visited the United States and overstayed their time as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions, will not be penalized by the United States Immigration department. This assurance was given to some four hundred Jamaicans in the United States by Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson-Smith as she […]

Dr. Rovan Locke on the Christopher “Dudus” Coke Saga in Jamaica 10 Years Later

Dr. Rovan Locke on the Christopher “Dudus” Coke Saga in Jamaica 10 Years Later

by Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – For one month in 2010, the world gazed at Jamaica for the wrong reasons. The land of reggae, Rasta and sun-kissed beaches was the site of a bloody standoff between security forces and gangs loyal to Christopher “Dudus” Coke, reputed Don of West Kingston. The hostilities started May 23 […]

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Receives US$16 Million from IMF to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Receives US$16 Million from IMF to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

  WASHINGTON, DC – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a disbursement to St. Vincent and the Grenadines following its request under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) mechanism, for SDR 11.7 million (US$16 million), to help cover its balance of payment and fiscal needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 […]

Entertainment

Willie Lindo Produces Another Hit, Sharon Forrester’s Reggae Rendition of “Simply Falling”

Willie Lindo Produces Another Hit, Sharon Forrester’s Reggae Rendition of “Simply Falling”

by Howard Campbell SOUTH FLORIDA – Over 45 years in the music business has given Sharon Forrester a nose for hit songs. After hearing American singer Iyeoka’s Simply Falling for the first time, she knew right away she had to do a reggae version. Forrester’s rendition was released early this month. It is produced by Willie […]

Missing the Tables? Find an Online Casino With These Tips

Missing the Tables? Find an Online Casino With These Tips

The current COVID-19 pandemic has put most of the land-based entertainment and gambling industry on indefinite hold in order to contain the health threat. For an avid traditional casino player, this isn’t good news but not totally bad news either. You may miss playing at the casino table and the festive and energetic atmosphere of […]

Just Being Funny: Next time, I’m adding granola to my game plan

Just Being Funny: Next time, I’m adding granola to my game plan

    By Caribbean Comedian Onicia Muller I was on a dating app looking for lunch. This match promised many firsts: First South Asian guy; first honest short guy; and first charity date. The charity was on both sides – me donating attention and him donating food (hopefully). Why do guys lie about their height? […]

Travel

Saint Lucia Plans for Reopening of Tourism Sector on June 4

Saint Lucia Plans for Reopening of Tourism Sector on June 4

Destination Announces Phased Approach, Planned Protocols and COVID-19 Certification for Hotels CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – The Government of Saint Lucia has announced a phased approach to reopening the island’s tourism sector in a responsible fashion, beginning June 4, 2020. The strategy, which was unveiled by Minister of Tourism Dominic Fedee, protects nationals and visitors from the […]

Dreaming of a Vacation in The Exumas Post COVID-19

Dreaming of a Vacation in The Exumas Post COVID-19

Social Distancing Has Never Been So Incredibly Safe, Beautiful and Easy!  FORT LAUDERDALE –  The social distancing brought on by COVID-19 has kept many of us separated from the outside world and cooped up inside our homes now for weeks.  No doubt, cabin fever is kicking in, and we yearn so badly for this doldrums situation […]

BVI Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus Resigning at the end of the Year

BVI Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus Resigning at the end of the Year

Road Town, Tortola –  After a very successful tenure (8 years) as Director of Tourism/Head of the BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission, Sharon Flax-Brutus has decided it is time to hang up her shoes on November 15th, 2020. Flax-Brutus took BVI tourism to levels it had never achieved before. The territory attained the recognition […]

Business

Basil Springer – Stay At Home: A New Norm?

Basil Springer – Stay At Home: A New Norm?

 “Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Those of us who are occupied as housewives or househusbands, are retired, home-school children, have a virtual job enabled by digital technology or conduct business from home, tend to naturally manage our time in a home environment. On the other hand, when a “Stay-At-Home Order” […]

An Overview of the World’s Online Gambling

An Overview of the World’s Online Gambling

Gambling has been around since forever. Ever since somebody found out that he might be able to throw a spear further than someone else, and exchange of value has taken place. The Romans had official casinos and taxes were collected for the empire. Nowadays, modern casinos have taken their operations to a much broader audience: […]

FBI Miami Works with Assisted Living Facilities to Spread the Word about Elder Fraud

FBI Miami Works with Assisted Living Facilities to Spread the Word about Elder Fraud

MIAMI – Over the past few days dozens of mailers from FBI Miami were sent to Assisted Living Facilities and Community Centers across South Florida containing information about common Elder Fraud scams and what to do if you become a victim. This is all part of the Department of Justice’s Elder Fraud Initiative to combat […]

Sports

McIlroy and Johnson win charity event in Palm Beach as golf makes a welcome

McIlroy and Johnson win charity event in Palm Beach as golf makes a welcome

It was probably the most widely viewed charity skins game ever, and it happened in Florida. On Sunday May 17, golf’s biggest stars descended on Seminole Golf Club in what was the first televised match of any type since the sporting world ground to a halt more than two months ago.  It was something of […]

Golf clothing: What dress code is it under the golf tradition?

Golf clothing: What dress code is it under the golf tradition?

  When you’re planning to play golf, you need to pay attention to your clothing too. To maintain the game decorum, golf clothing must be adequate. There’s no spoken etiquette for clothing in golf. Though there is a rule to abide by the dress code when going to different golf courses. If you wish to […]

Horse Racing’s Reputation is Alive and Well

Horse Racing’s Reputation is Alive and Well

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports in history and its timeless simplicity has not changed since – which of a group of horses is the fastest. The sport has variety, from flat racing to jumping, and many rules and ideals surrounding the events have shifted over time, but its reputation is standing to […]

More News

Remedies for Dog Mange That Can Be Found in Your Kitchen

Remedies for Dog Mange That Can Be Found in Your Kitchen

If you can’t find satisfaction in the company of other human beings, you can always branch out. For some, they turn to the fluffier and more adorable version of a companion – dogs. The number of individuals who’d rather spend time with dogs rather than people is growing as the years fly by. There even has […]

Jamaica’s Legendary Reggae & Dancehall Music Producer Bobby Digital Dead at 59

Jamaica’s Legendary Reggae & Dancehall Music Producer Bobby Digital Dead at 59

  by Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – Music producer Bobby Digital, who helped guide Shabba Ranks’ career from hardcore dancehall act to Grammy winner, died in his native Kingston, Jamaica on May 21. The 59 year-old’s death was kidney-related, according to his son, music producer Sheldon “Calibud” Stewart. Born Robert Dixon, Digital started his career […]

1,702 COVID-19 Tests in Florida Damaged in Transit

1,702 COVID-19 Tests in Florida Damaged in Transit

TALLAHASSEE  – The Florida Division of Emergency Management was made aware that of the more than 90,000 tests administered at drive-thru and walk-up test sites so far in May, 1,702 were damaged in transit, and these individuals will need to be retested. Any person whose sample was damaged will be contacted as soon as possible. […]

New York City Music Label Unleashes Powerful Reggae Riddim with Capleton, Isasha and More

New York City Music Label Unleashes Powerful Reggae Riddim with Capleton, Isasha and More

  Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – The timing couldn’t be more appropriate. The action, perfectly synced. It’s almost as though the Universe called on Caribbean singers like Isasha, Turbulence, Capleton and others of the reggae music movement, to speak up. Messengers often abound from the least likely places, they say. Over the years reggae music has told […]

Legendary King Addies Launches Record Label

Legendary King Addies Launches Record Label

    New York —On Friday, May 15th, international sound system legend, King Addies, released its first song, “Weed Alone”, on their brand new indie record label, Tru Money Musiq (TMM). With a perfectly timed pre-release feature in West Coast and South America based Irie Magazine’s annual 420 issue, the catchy ganja anthem by Westmoreland singjay, […]

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