Local News

GraceKennedy CEO receives Key to Broward County

GraceKennedy CEO receives Key to Broward County

LAUDERHILL – Don Wehby, Group CEO of GraceKennedy Limited was on Saturday, May 19 presented with A Key to Broward County by Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness. The presentation was made at the GraceKennedy Money Services/Western Union Town Hall meeting held at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center located in the City of Lauderhill.  Lauderhill is within District 9, […]

Broward High Schools Join Together For Response To School Shootings With Free Event In Miramar

Broward High Schools Join Together For Response To School Shootings With Free Event In Miramar

MIRAMAR – Students from a number of high schools in Broward County are joining together to do a “Speak Out and Act” in response to the recent school shootings in Parkland and Texas. The students from Miramar High, Everglades High, West Broward High, American Heritage among others, contacted Mayor Wayne Messam’s office with a request […]

Commissioner Dale Holness Introduces Caribbean Maritime University and Marine Industries Association of South Florida for Monumental Meeting

Commissioner Dale Holness Introduces Caribbean Maritime University and Marine Industries Association of South Florida for Monumental Meeting

Broward County – On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, leadership from Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), located in Kingston, Jamaica, and members of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) met to discuss developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between MIASF and the University. Members of the Caribbean Maritime University faculty at […]

National News

Resilience Planning Workshops For Three OECS Countries Get Underway

Resilience Planning Workshops For Three OECS Countries Get Underway

MIAMI – Resilience planning workshops for key stakeholders in three Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member countries will get underway next week as the 2018 hurricane season begins. The three Community-Ports Resiliency Program (C-PReP) workshops will be held in Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia and Dominica. Executed by the Americas Relief Team (ART), the workshops […]

Tropical Storm Alberto may form in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Alberto may form in Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI – AccuWeather reports concern is growing that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season may start early with the formation of Tropical Storm Alberto this Memorial Day holiday weekend. The southeastern United States may face a prolonged flood risk from this brewing storm. The system that AccuWeather meteorologists have been monitoring this week has become better organized over […]

New wave of calls pressure St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris to resign

New wave of calls pressure St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris to resign

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Embattled St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris is facing a new wave of calls for him to step down after his name was mentioned in an alleged bribery scandal. Grafitti aimed at adding pressure on Harris to quit has appeared in several locations in Basseterre and […]

Entertainment

Caribbean Village Cultural Festival Set to Rock South Florida – June 24th

Caribbean Village Cultural Festival Set to Rock South Florida – June 24th

Caribbean Village Cultural Festival 2018 Features Powerhouse Musical Entertainment, Food, and Family Fun LAUDERHILL – Caribbean Village Cultural Festival is Florida’s largest outdoor celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month with a family-friendly Festival that features the best live Caribbean music, arts, crafts, food tastings, prizes, and an all island-inspired, zesty cook-off competition is set to rock South Florida on June 24, 2018. Caribbean Village Cultural Festival Musical Entertainment […]

Shawn Ice Set to Sizzle at ‘Best of the Best’ Concert In Miami

Shawn Ice Set to Sizzle at ‘Best of the Best’ Concert In Miami

MIAMI – Young Dancehall artist Shawn Ice is watching his dreams unfold this Spring, as he recently nabbed a slot on the coveted “Best of the Best” concert in Miami. The performance is a part of his multi-city “New Face Tour,” which runs through the end of the summer. Shawn Ice is quickly proving that persistence […]

12th Annual Best of the Best Moves Indoors to Mana Wynwood Convention Center

12th Annual Best of the Best Moves Indoors to Mana Wynwood Convention Center

12th Annual Best of the Best  Presented by Kandypens   MIAMI – With only three days before the biggest Caribbean concert in North America, organizers of Best of Best have made the decision to move the concert indoors to Mana Wynwood Convention Center. Over the next few days there is tropical weather warning for the […]

Travel

WestJet Looks To Offer Service Between Canada and Guyana

WestJet Looks To Offer Service Between Canada and Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana – The Canadian airline WestJet is to send a delegation to Guyana shortly to initiate discussions with the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Public Infrastructure Ministry which has responsibility for aviation matters about offering service between Canada and Guyana. This information was disclosed during the opening of the 15th Annual General […]

Second Cruise Pier To Further Expand St. Kitts and Nevis’ Reach Into The Tourism Industry

Second Cruise Pier To Further Expand St. Kitts and Nevis’ Reach Into The Tourism Industry

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, reiterated that the construction of the second cruise pier at Port Zante represents the Team Unity Government’s desire and willingness to expand its reach even further in a globally competitive tourism sector.  “In an area in which we are extremely […]

Bahamas Offering New airlift, award-winning hotels and last-minute deals

Bahamas Offering New airlift, award-winning hotels and last-minute deals

Fort Lauderdale – The Bahamas is heating up in May with more attractive flights, hotels and vacation packages for travelers looking to book their summer vacation. An upward trend in arrivals is ushering in added airlift from major U.S. gateways, while new and trendy boutique hotels are putting The Bahamas at the top of magazine rankings, […]

Business

Caribbean Hoteliers Advised To Become GDPR Compliant

Caribbean Hoteliers Advised To Become GDPR Compliant

MIAMI – Caribbean hoteliers are being advised to ensure European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. During a recent webinar hosted by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Brian Kent, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Flip.to, explained that the GDPR imposes a strict set of requirements on how and why companies […]

Memorial day marks big weekend for home sales

Memorial day marks big weekend for home sales

At the end of May, we’ve all got summer, barbecues, and parties with family and friends on the brain. Despite these welcome distractions, Americans around this time of year are apparently all about business when it comes to one thing: real estate. “The Friday before Memorial Day is one of the strongest closing dates of […]

Bahamas To Launch A Travel Talk Radio Show in Palm Beach

Bahamas To Launch A Travel Talk Radio Show in Palm Beach

PLANTATION – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) recently partnered with Alpha Media, a multimedia broadcast company in Palm Beach, Florida to create, produce and broadcast a customized digital radio show to its large, affluent audience. The 30-minute radio talk show, Bahamas Travel, is set to launch on WFTL 850 AM commencing on Saturday, […]

Sports

CONCACAF Number 7s to Look Out for in the World Cup

CONCACAF Number 7s to Look Out for in the World Cup

This year, the Confederation will be sending three teams to Russia to represent the CONCACAF. With Honduras, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago falling short in the fifth round of qualifications, we’ll be looking to Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama to represent the region. We recently showcased all three countries’ schedules at the World […]

Jamaican Girls Sweep Sprint Freestyle Relay Titles

Jamaican Girls Sweep Sprint Freestyle Relay Titles

Sprinting Is In Jamaican Girls DNA as they Sweep the Sprint Freestyle Relay Titles NASSAU, Bahamas – As it was in 2017 in The Bahamas, so it was again in 2018 in Kingston as the Jamaican girls swept the sprint freestyle titles on the last day of the CARIFTA Championships on April 3. 11-12 age category […]

Romain Virgo Named Ambassador for Team Jamaica Bickle

Romain Virgo Named Ambassador for Team Jamaica Bickle

Team Jamaica Bickle Launches Penn Relays 2018 Activities NEW YORK – Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) launched its 2018 Penn Relays program in a well-attended event at Sandz Bar & Grille located in Queens, New York on Thursday, April 12. The event announced the organization’s activities leading into the Penn Relays which forms a part of its community outreach […]

More News

NAACP Critical of NFL Gag Order on Protesting Police Brutality

NAACP Critical of NFL Gag Order on Protesting Police Brutality

BALTIMORE — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued the following statement regarding the National Football League (NFL) owners decision to ban kneeling on the field by players as symbolic protests against the unfair treatment of African-Americans. “Protest is an American tradition; by protesting we work to hold our country accountable […]

UNI 2018 Mesmerizes New York Audience in Celebration of Haitian Flag Day

UNI 2018 Mesmerizes New York Audience in Celebration of Haitian Flag Day

New York, NY  – A capacity sized crowd was on hand to witness the inaugural staging of UNI, an elegant evening celebrating the 215th anniversary of the Haitian Flag. The event which was endorsed by The Consulate General of Haiti in New York was curated by Sanford Placide, a Haitian professional dancer residing in New York […]

President Trump grants request for additional recovery aid to US Virgin Islands

President Trump grants request for additional recovery aid to US Virgin Islands

ST. THOMAS, US VIRGIN ISLANDS – Additional federal disaster relief and recovery assistance has been authorized for the United States Virgin Islands at the request of the Territory’s government, Governor Kenneth E. Mapp has reported. “This announcement means that we should not have to pay any share of the costs for debris removal or emergency […]

The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation Announces 2018 Honorees

The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation Announces 2018 Honorees

Supporting Hurricane Recovery & Educational Mentorship Programs at the Opulent Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, GA June 23, 2018 ATLANTA – The Caribbean American Cultural Arts Foundation will celebrate a distinguished list of honorees at the first annual Captains of Industry Celebration at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta on Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m. The highly anticipated […]

Travelling to Uganda for Business

Travelling to Uganda for Business

Africa is known for its eternal beauty and natural resources. It is a country which is filled with abundant splendid places that deliver a visual treat. One of the popular places in Africa is Uganda as it is winning hearts of numerous people who have visited it. Uganda is a place where dense forests that […]

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