Local News

Mother Daughter Brunch Aims to Strengthen Relationship

Mother Daughter Brunch Aims to Strengthen Relationship

The 1st Annual “I Am My Daughter’s Keeper Brunch” Aims to Examine, Transform and Strengthen Mother Daughter Relationships MIAMI – On Sunday, December 9, 2018, the 1st Annual “I Am My Daughter’s Keeper Brunch” comes to South Florida. Event creators Sommer Walker-Davis, Director of Cultivate Growth, a local non-profit organization and Tiffany Ellis, CEO of Perennial Resolutions, […]

Miami Dade Chamber Honors Miami’s Leaders at Annual Holiday Gala

Miami Dade Chamber Honors Miami’s Leaders at Annual Holiday Gala

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce to host its 13th Annual Holiday Gala – Engaging The Future For The Black Business Community MIAMI – On December 1st, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) will host its 13th Annual Holiday Gala: Engaging the Future. This all white affair will honor the best and brightest among South Florida’s business, civic and […]

City of Miramar Hosts Delegation From Jamaica on Disaster and Emergency Management Best Practices

City of Miramar Hosts Delegation From Jamaica on Disaster and Emergency Management Best Practices

MIRAMAR – Mayor Wayne M. Messam of the City of Miramar is pleased to welcome His Worship, The Honorable Mayor of Kingston [Jamaica], Senator and Councillor, Delroy H. Williams; Chief Executive Officer of Kingston & St. Andrew Municipal Corporation, Mr. Robert Hill; and the honorable mayor’s delegation from Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday, November 20th, for an […]

National News

Ambassador Audrey Marks Touts Jamaica’s Economic Recovery

Ambassador Audrey Marks Touts Jamaica’s Economic Recovery

By Derrick Scott Washington, DC – Touting important steps in the right direction Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States says her country is on the right track towards economic recovery. Ambassador Audrey Marks gave the update as she delivered the keynote address at the 8th annual fundraiser black tie gala for New Jersey-based HELP Jamaica […]

JN Money to Donate Funds from Breast Cancer Campaign to JCS

JN Money to Donate Funds from Breast Cancer Campaign to JCS

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The JN Money Services’ (JNMS) Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, which was promoted October 19 to 25, was successful in raising almost US$3,000 across all of its locations, in the Jamaican Diaspora, Mr. Horace Hines General Manager, has revealed. Between October 19 and 25, JN Money customers were invited to donate to the […]

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Bartlett Appointed to African Tourism Board

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Bartlett Appointed to African Tourism Board

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has been appointed to the board of sitting ministers and appointed public officials, of the newly formed African Tourism Board association. Bartlett received the appointment while in London, last week, during the official unveiling of the multinational-body at this year’s World Travel Market. The organization, which is […]

Entertainment

GRAMMY Award-Nominated Julian Marley to Release First Album in 10 Years

GRAMMY Award-Nominated Julian Marley to Release First Album in 10 Years

KINGSTON, Jamaica – It has been close to a decade since GRAMMY award-nominated Julian Marley delivered his critically acclaimed “AWAKE” album, and while fans and music lovers have been clamoring for another musical offering, the reggae star as announced the January 25th release date of his fourth full length-album “As I Am”. Trodding on the footsteps of his […]

African Diasporic Perspectives Get Their Due During Miami Art Week

African Diasporic Perspectives Get Their Due During Miami Art Week

PRIZM Art Fair, now in its sixth year, will present 63 artists and a series of thought-provoking programs, representing 15 countries and four continents in Downtown Miami MIAMI – PRIZM Art Fair dedicated to exhibiting international artists from the African Diaspora returns to Miami with its sixth edition, taking place at the Alfred I. DuPont Building (169 East […]

Buju Banton Sends Message to All Days Before His Release

Buju Banton Sends Message to All Days Before His Release

New York –  With only days before his release Buju Banton remains positive and in great spirits. He is currently counting down the days, along with millions of others to his release. Yet, he would like to send a message from his heart to all before he is released. “In light of the adversity I […]

Travel

Delta Air Lines Increases St. Croix Flights For Holiday Season

Delta Air Lines Increases St. Croix Flights For Holiday Season

Travel demand for St. Croix is strong ST. CROIX – In response to strong holiday demand for travel to St. Croix, Delta Air Lines is increasing capacity to the island over the holidays. Commissioner of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson-Doty, confirmed that the Atlanta-based carrier will operate a daily service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Henry […]

Jamaica Tourist Board Partners with Religious Association to Create Jamaica Experience

Jamaica Tourist Board Partners with Religious Association to Create Jamaica Experience

Interest in Jamaica by Faith Based Planners Remains High  MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Interest in Jamaica by faith-based planners remains high. This was evident from the strong showing of planners who gathered recently in Montego Bay for the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) Jamaica Experience. A partnership between the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the RCMA, […]

Spirit Airlines Begins New Nonstop Flights between Orlando and St. Thomas

Spirit Airlines Begins New Nonstop Flights between Orlando and St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS – U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and Lieutenant Governor Obsert E. Potter, members of the Virgin Islands Port Authority and the Department of Tourism welcomed the inaugural Spirit Airlines flight from Orlando to St. Thomas on its touchdown Thursday (Nov. 8) afternoon. Spirit flight 284, with a full flight of 145 passengers, landed […]

Business

New PBN Routes Improve Flights to Florida, Caribbean

New PBN Routes Improve Flights to Florida, Caribbean

WASHINGTON, DC – Flights between the Northeast and the major international airports in Florida and the Caribbean are more direct, more efficient, and safer since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented 55 new Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) routes on November 8. Satellite-equipped aircraft now can fly new routes that begin at the North Carolina/South Carolina border […]

Jamaica’s Digital Transformation & The Future of Tourism

Jamaica’s Digital Transformation & The Future of Tourism

Jamaica’s Director of Tourism discusses technology advancements without losing sight of the human connection KINGSTON, Jamaica – On Wednesday (Nov. 14) night, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) hosted ‘The Digital Journey of Destination Jamaica’ to celebrate the island’s digital transformation and the valuable investments in technology. Through technology, travel and tourism is ripe for disruption that […]

Digital Boom and Tech Access Fuel Black Entrepreneurship

Digital Boom and Tech Access Fuel Black Entrepreneurship

Nielsen Report Underscores Growing Competitive Marketplace with New Content Creators, Product Developers and Business Owners NEW YORK – No different than the impact industry had on America’s business model of the early 20th century, new technological innovations have significantly changed all aspects of business, from the way people consume to how brands engage consumers. “We […]

Sports

Iconic Jamaican Boxer Bunny Grant Passes Away

Iconic Jamaican Boxer Bunny Grant Passes Away

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Family of George Leslie Grant is deeply distressed at the loss of our father and loved one, Bunny Grant.  The Grant Family is a large group of siblings, who though all born in Jamaica, are now residing in Jamaica and in various diaspora countries. Bunny Grant had a life-changing Stroke in […]

Curaçao Emerges as Baseball Powerhouse in 2018 MLB Playoffs

Curaçao Emerges as Baseball Powerhouse in 2018 MLB Playoffs

Four World Series Hopefuls Hail from Curaçao WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – The tiny Caribbean island of Curaçao, traditionally known for its Blue liqueur, colorful architecture and year-round sunshine, is making a splash in another arena: Major League Baseball. Four Curaçaoan players – including Yankees’ shortstop Didi Gregorius; Braves’ second baseman Ozzie Albies; Dodgers’ pitcher Kenley Jansen; […]

Cricketers Heading to Jamaica for Michael Holding Masters Cricket Tournament

Cricketers Heading to Jamaica for Michael Holding Masters Cricket Tournament

11th Annual Jamaica National / Michael Holding Masters Cricket Tournament: October 18 – 29, 2018 in Jamaica  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The JN Group / Michael Holding Masters Cricket Tournament bowls off with eight overseas teams and eight local teams on October 20, 2018. The eight overseas teams will arrive on the island October 18. The overseas teams participating in this year’s tournament are defending champions, […]

More News

Sign Up Now For the 12th Annual Healthy Eating Holiday Challenge

Sign Up Now For the 12th Annual Healthy Eating Holiday Challenge

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward BROWARD COUNTY – Would you like an activity that helped 91 percent of participants maintain their weight – or even lose pounds – during the holiday feasting season? If you said yes, join the 12th Annual “Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge,” a […]

American Bar Association Recognizes HMB Brownsville Law Academy

American Bar Association Recognizes HMB Brownsville Law Academy

HMB Brownsville Law Academy Recognized As Most Outstanding 2018 ABA Law Day Student Program Activity  MIAMI – The American Bar Association Public Education Division recently recognized the law firm of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP for its ground breaking MDCPS legal studies partnership program at Brownsville Middle School as the Most Outstanding 2018 ABA Law Day Student […]

Broward County Commission to Name Courthouse Wing After TJ Reddick

Broward County Commission to Name Courthouse Wing After TJ Reddick

Broward County – The Broward County Commission unanimously approved Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness’ item to name the north wing of the Seventeenth Judicial Court of Florida after the late Thomas J. (TJ) Reddick, Jr., prominent attorney, and namesake of the TJ Reddick Bar Association, established in 1982 at the November 14th commission meeting. “I’ve been […]

Caribbean Culinary Museum a Big Hit at the 2018 Jamaican Jerk Festival

Caribbean Culinary Museum a Big Hit at the 2018 Jamaican Jerk Festival

FORT LAUDERDALE – Thousands of visitors to the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on Sunday, November 11 interacted with pieces of history at the “Taste the Islands” Caribbean Culinary Museum and Theater. Guests were able to read about the origins of foods typical to the region, on a number of graphically illustrated poster boards. They were […]

ReadCaribbean Returns To The Miami Book Fair

ReadCaribbean Returns To The Miami Book Fair

Miami: The Unofficial Crossroads of the Caribbean MIAMI – Miami is the unofficial crossroads of the Caribbean, and Miami Book Fair has always included the most prominent writers from the region. Running November 11-18 on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami, this year, once again, weekend readings and discussions will feature more […]

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