Local News

Oliver Mair assumes appointment as Jamaica’s new Consul General to Miami

Oliver Mair assumes appointment as Jamaica’s new Consul General to Miami

MIAMI – Jamaica’s newly appointed Consul General to Miami, R. Oliver Mair has assumed his position at the Consulate in downtown Miami.  He will be responsible for consular affairs in 13 States of the Southern USA, as well as Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. Mr. Mair succeeds Mr. Franz Hall who has since assumed position as […]

Bahamas Tourist Office Supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk

Bahamas Tourist Office Supports Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Breast Cancer Walk

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Bahamas Tourist Office, Florida was represented at the recent Susan G. Komen More Than Pink™ Walk to benefit the fight against breast cancer. The walk that attracted thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters took place at the Bayfront Park, Downtown, Miami. This year’s well attended event featured a number of […]

Mourning Family Foundation Partners with Miami New Drama to Present One Night In Miami

Mourning Family Foundation Partners with Miami New Drama to Present One Night In Miami

Partnership To Support The Overtown Youth Center MIAMI– Miami New Drama is proud to announce its partnership with the prestigious Mourning Family Foundation to present its Preview Night Fundraiser One Night in Miami on Thursday October 25th, 2018, 8pm at The Colony Theater on Lincoln Road on South Beach. “The Mourning Family Foundation and I […]

National News

Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre Board Announced

Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre Board Announced

KINGSTON, Jamaica –  The Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre today announced the Board of Directors including the Chairman of the Board, former United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Dr. Taleb Rifai. The announcement was made by Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, who also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Centre. Dr. Rifai […]

JN Money Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

JN Money Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

KINGSTON, Jamaica – JN Money Services (JNMS) has launched a campaign in their overseas markets, in support of the fight against Breast Cancer. Between October 19 and 25, JN Money customers can donate to the Jamaica Cancer Society’s (JCS)- Reach To Recovery, whenever they visit a JN Money branch in the United States, Canada, the […]

JAMPRO appoints investment adviser to promote Jamaica in India

JAMPRO appoints investment adviser to promote Jamaica in India

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has appointed an Honorary Investment Advisor that will increase business between Jamaica and India, and will promote  Jamaica’s export and investment opportunities. JAMPRO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAFT) officially signed the partnership with Dr Murthy Devarabhotla, Managing Director of Tudor Management Consultants, at JAMPRO’s Head Office on […]

Entertainment

Pigment International to host “Miami Reveal” during Art of Black Miami and Art Basel

Pigment International to host “Miami Reveal” during Art of Black Miami and Art Basel

Chicago based artist collective to join Art Basel Week events December 4 – 6 at Penthouse Riverside Wharf CHICAGO – PIGMENT International, the artists’ collective, will host a three-day intimate salon event that includes an exhibition of fine art by some of the preeminent African American artists in the country. The event will be held […]

Peter London Global Dance Company of Jamaica to Perform in Miramar

Peter London Global Dance Company of Jamaica to Perform in Miramar

Peter London Global Dance Company Returns to Miramar Cultural Center with ATLANTIC CROSSING MIRAMAR –  The Miramar Cultural Center will host the Peter London Global Dance Company as they present their first International Cultural Dance Exchange featuring (CDT) of Jamaica – an elite Dance Company from the Island of Jamaica. Their performance, “ATLANTIC CROSSING”, will celebrate […]

Experience the Food and Culture of Lauderdale Lakes at Taste of Lauderdale Lakes

Experience the Food and Culture of Lauderdale Lakes at Taste of Lauderdale Lakes

LAUDERDALE LAKES – The City of Lauderdale Lakes invites you to a family-friendly event, Taste of Lauderdale Lakes: Food, Music, Arts & Culture Festival, a four-tier event hosted by HOT 105’s Jill Tracey. Taste of Lauderdale Lakes: Food, Music, Arts & Culture Festival will take place on Saturday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Lauderdale […]

Travel

Prime Minister Holness calls for more Investment in Jamaica’s Tourism

Prime Minister Holness calls for more Investment in Jamaica’s Tourism

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Prime Minister, the Most Honourable, Andrew Holness has signalled that Jamaica’s Tourism is ripe for more investments given the consistent growth and development in the sector. Speaking at the official opening of the Excellence Group’s newest luxury resort at Oyster Bay, Trelawny, yesterday (October 18), Prime Minister Holness highlighted that, “Jamaica has […]

Curaçao Names Paul Pennicook, Managing Director/CEO of Tourism Development Foundation

Curaçao Names Paul Pennicook, Managing Director/CEO of Tourism Development Foundation

WILLEMSTAD –  The Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation (CTDF) has announced the appointment of Paul Pennicook as Managing Director/CEO, effective immediately. A graduate of Cornell University, with a degree in Hotel Management and fluent in English and Spanish, Pennicook brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry having held senior executive positions in both the public and private […]

American Airlines and Air Canada add flights to meet travel demand to Grenada

American Airlines and Air Canada add flights to meet travel demand to Grenada

More Flight Options to Grenada, Just In Time for the Busy Winter Season MIAMI – With the winter season around the corner, it’s easier to escape the cold weather to visit Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, with its newly announced flights. With record visitor arrival numbers logged for 2018, the continued demand for […]

Business

Top 20 Ways to Grow Your Small Business

Top 20 Ways to Grow Your Small Business

Is your small business ready to grow, but you’re not sure how to approach the task? Don’t fret! In this article, we’ll explore 20 simple ways to get your company on the path to growth! Set clear goals Before you start to grow your business, you need to know where you’re heading. What are your […]

World Leaders Coming to Broward to Do Business at FITCE 2018

World Leaders Coming to Broward to Do Business at FITCE 2018

Broward County – Broward County Commissioners will welcome world leaders and those seeking to do global business to the 2018 Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) October 17-18 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center. The Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), His Excellency Bruno Tshibala, will serve as a panelist on the World Leaders & […]

Bacardi’s Douglas Mello to be keynote at Bermuda Executive forum in Miami

Bacardi’s Douglas Mello to be keynote at Bermuda Executive forum in Miami

Hamilton, Bermuda— Douglas Mello, the Managing Director of the Bermuda office of spirits giant Bacardi will be the keynote speaker at this month’s Bermuda Executive Forum in Miami, organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA). Mello, a Bermudian, who also serves as Vice President & Corporate Secretary of Shareholder Relations for Bacardi, will give […]

Sports

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, […]

Hotelier Hails Naomi Osaka’s Haitian Heritage

Hotelier Hails Naomi Osaka’s Haitian Heritage

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Le Plaza Hotel’s General Manager Marc Pierre-Louis hails Naomi Osaka’s stunning victory at the US Open as “an achievement of which all Haitians should be incredibly proud.” Speaking in the euphoric aftermath of the 20-year-old’s 6-2, 6-4 upset of 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams last weekend, the Haitian hotelier congratulated the […]

More News

Arts and Humanities Spotlight on Filmmaker Elijah Wells and iGen Film Festival

Arts and Humanities Spotlight on Filmmaker Elijah Wells and iGen Film Festival

MIAMI – As we celebrate Arts and Humanities month, South Florida Caribbean News spotlights Filmmaker Elijah Wells, founder of iGen Film Festival. SFLCN: What is your backstory? Elijah Wells: I’m a 21-year-old Africa America male born in 1997, from Overtown Miami. FL, who has a passion for creating films that have taken me on a journey […]

iGen Film Festival Aims to Grow New Generation of Filmmakers

iGen Film Festival Aims to Grow New Generation of Filmmakers

MIAMI – The iGen Film Festival (formerly the Elijah Wells Youth Indie Film Festival) will take place October 19-21, 2018 in Historic Overtown at the Historic Black Archives Lyric Theatre 819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136. The mission of the iGen Film Festival is to provide a platform for emerging filmmakers ages 16-25, around […]

Caribbean Health Ministers Approve Plan to Prepare for Health Impact of Climate Change

Caribbean Health Ministers Approve Plan to Prepare for Health Impact of Climate Change

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States, concluded on Wednesday with an Action Plan to be implemented in the Region  Washington, D.C. — Health Ministers from across the Region of the Caribbean have agreed on an Action Plan to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island […]

Richmond Heights Community Leaders Unite Behind Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum

Richmond Heights Community Leaders Unite Behind Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum

As 60% of Miami-Dade Residents qualify as ‘working poor,’ community members urge importance of electing a governor ready to focus on working families MIAMI – Community leaders and residents gathered today at Flava’s restaurant near Andrew Gillum’s hometown, Richmond Heights, to highlight the need for Florida’s next Governor to focus on expanding access to healthcare and […]

The Famed World Clash Culminates 20th Anniversary in Canada

The Famed World Clash Culminates 20th Anniversary in Canada

New York — For Caribbean entertainment specialists Irish and Chin, sound clash is a way of life. And with roots firmly planted in New York and Jamaica, Irish and Chin has thrived as a purveyor of Jamaica’s indigenous sound clash culture for over two decades. The distinctive company, which has amassed an incredible following over the years, has skillfully navigated the times and has helped bring sound […]

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