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Romain Virgo headlines Jamaica Independence Gala in NY

Romain Virgo headlines Jamaica Independence Gala in NY

NEW YORK – On Saturday August 26th, the New York Hilton in Manhattan will be the site of the 55th annual Jamaica Grand Independence Gala. The black-tie event will present an elegant evening featuring a cocktail and dinner reception honoring distinguished community leaders. See also: Jamaica’s PM to celebrate Jamaica’s 55th at New York gala Hosted by the […]

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CHTA Education Foundation awards over $130,000 in scholarships

CHTA Education Foundation awards over $130,000 in scholarships

MIAMI  – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is awarding more than $130,000 worth of scholarships to nearly three dozen Caribbean students this year. Including the renewal of 12 scholarships awarded to students last year, this academic year will record a total of 34 scholarships funded by the nonprofit group. Seventy people […]

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5th place for Elaine Thompson, won’t be a pain

5th place for Elaine Thompson, won’t be a pain

By Professed Greatness  NEW YORK – We now have a figure from Central Manchester that we can be proud of in the form of one Elaine Thompson, after the disappointment of Security preacher Peter Bunting. Not to be confused with the famous producer Errol Thompson or de alien wha come inna de 80s movies. 5th […]

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Increase in Pure Grenada Tourism arrivals is promising

Increase in Pure Grenada Tourism arrivals is promising

St. George’s, Grenada – Stay over visitor arrivals to Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean are up 5% to 71,679 overall for the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 as per Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) data. From January to June 2017, Grenada saw an increase of 10% to 31,564 in […]

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Oliver Samuels & Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson reunite in South Florida for “Frenemy”

Oliver Samuels & Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson reunite in South Florida for “Frenemy”

SOUTH FLORIDA – Whirlwind Entertainment production reunites the greatest comedic duo in the history of Caribbean theatre after 15 years, Oliver Samuels & Volier ‘Maffy’ Johnson in ” Frenemy “. The “laugh-till-yuh-belly-buss” duo dominated Friday night television in Jamaica with ‘Oliver At Large’ in late 80’s & shattered audience records globally. Many thought it would be […]

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National Black Business Month Spotlight: James Amps, III

National Black Business Month Spotlight: James Amps, III

FORT LAUDERDALE – International renowned motivational speaker and best selling author James Amps, III rose to national prominence by conveying his message of action to more than 550 worldwide corporate and professional audiences, inspiring them to accept responsibility, and unleash the greatness within. Amps shares a glimpse into his world. Q: What do you love […]

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New York Caribbean Carnival Week celebrates 50 years

New York Caribbean Carnival Week celebrates 50 years

Brooklyn, NY— On Thursday, August 31st, the 50th Annual New York Caribbean Carnival Week (NYCCW) presented by West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) kicks off with Reggae Unda Di Stars, co-presented by Red Stripe and media partner Irie Jam Radio. This funky Reggae party, features Reggae Ambassadors Cocoa Tea, Ghanian Dancehall Reggae artist, Stonebwoy, […]

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Top international chefs ready for Barbados Food and Rum Festival

Top international chefs ready for Barbados Food and Rum Festival

The Eight Annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival will run  November 16-19 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Chefs Tom Aikens, Chris De La Rosa and Jean-Georges Vongerichten are set to spice up the eighth annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival. The three chefs hailing from Barbados’ top source markets, will be featured in the three-part Gourmet Safari […]

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World Clash moves to Canada, ushers in new sound Stars

World Clash moves to Canada, ushers in new sound Stars

NEW YORK – Irish and Chin broke the Internet recently when they announced that their forerunning event and brand, World Clash, is moving to Canada. But that’s not all that surprised clash fans, as the event’s promoters also implemented a whole new formula for the famed 19 year-old World Clash, which sees the clash now being […]

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Warrior King added to One Love One Heart Reggae Festival line-up

Warrior King added to One Love One Heart Reggae Festival line-up

California – Popular reggae act Warrior King joins Steel Pulse, Anthony B and Sizzla, and others, for the eighth annual One Love One Heart Reggae Festival on Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3 at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodlands, California. Warrior King, confirmed for the Saturday edition of the One Love One Heart […]

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