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Congratulations Pouring in for St. Kitts and Nevis on their 37th Independence Anniversary

Congratulations Pouring in for St. Kitts and Nevis on their 37th Independence Anniversary

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – Allied nations, organizations and institutions around the world have begun extending best wishes and congratulations to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, which will be observing its 37th anniversary of Independence on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Among the nations that have expressed goodwill and congratulations to the Government and people of St. […]

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COVID-19 Forces Jamaica’s Infamous Spartan Health Club to Closedown

COVID-19 Forces Jamaica’s Infamous Spartan Health Club to Closedown

by Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Kingston gym where Bob Marley hung out with Miss World Cindy Breakespeare is set to close at the end of September. Spartan Health Club, the Studio 54 of gyms in Jamaica, has buckled under financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, its founder and managing director Micky Haughton-James announced. […]

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CCTN Hosts Free Webinar on Spirituality& Peace

CCTN Hosts Free Webinar on Spirituality& Peace

Kingston, Jamaica – Countrystyle Community Tourism Network (CCTN), a Jamaican entity, in partnership with Global Spiritual Forum (GSF) will host a free webinar on Spirituality and Peace: Lessons from the Caribbean for a Holistic Way of Life on September 30, 2020. GSF was founded by Dr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena, based in Canada. He is supported by three […]

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Jamaica’s Cornwall College Old Boys Mid-Atlantic’s Dogged Effort to Improve the School’s Classroom Infrastructure

Jamaica’s Cornwall College Old Boys Mid-Atlantic’s Dogged Effort to Improve the School’s Classroom Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC – The Philadelphia-based Mid-Atlantic chapter of the Cornwall College Old Boys Association (CCOBAMA) has been a beacon as it seeks to empower the instructional and learning infrastructure of the Montego Bay (Jamaica) institution. Since its formation two-and-half years ago, CCOBAMA has spearheaded a series of projects that bode well for the famed 124-year-old Jamaican […]

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GraceKennedy Foundation Challenges Jamaican Youth to BE THE CHANGE!

GraceKennedy Foundation Challenges Jamaican Youth to BE THE CHANGE!

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) is challenging Jamaican youth to Be The Change in a new competition which highlights the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The GKF Be The Change Challenge will be launched on social media (staring September 9, 2020) and is being staged in the weeks leading up to the Foundation’s […]

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Earl Jarrett, Keynote Speaker of Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network Annual General Meeting

Earl Jarrett, Keynote Speaker of Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network Annual General Meeting

SOUTH FLORIDA – The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN), the sector-based network with members across 21 countries, will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) under the theme Reflections from Our Partners: Diaspora Engagement for Jamaica’s Growth and Development. The keynote speaker for the AGM is none other than Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica […]

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Caribbean Ambassadors to Discuss COVID-19 Impact at Zoom Town Hall

Caribbean Ambassadors to Discuss COVID-19 Impact at Zoom Town Hall

BOSTON – The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF), will present Part 3 of its Caribbean COVID-19 Update discussion forum featuring Ambassadors of several Caribbean Countries as well as Diaspora leaders. The Zoom Town Hall will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 5.00 pm, and will be streamed live on various platforms including, the Authentic Caribeean Facebook Page as […]

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Werley Nortreus: “Haiti is Desperate for Leadership”

Werley Nortreus: “Haiti is Desperate for Leadership”

by Bob Duval  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti was once the richest country in the Caribbean, but now, this nation is known as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere simply because of bad Government terms served by previous and current corrupt elected officials. Poverty is breaking families apart from left to right and the institutions […]

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St Kitts-Nevis PM Harris Congratulates Andrew Holness on his Return as Prime Minister of Jamaica

St Kitts-Nevis PM Harris Congratulates Andrew Holness on his Return as Prime Minister of Jamaica

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has extended heartiest congratulations to the Most Honourable Andrew Holness who was returned as Prime Minister of Jamaica following his Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) massive victory during the Thursday, September 3 General Elections. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) won 49 of 63 […]

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Commentary with Winston Barnes: Jamaica Politics 2020

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Jamaica Politics 2020

SOUTH FLORIDA – When all the shouting is over both the politicians and the common folk in Jamaica have what might be monumental lessons to learn from the outcome of Thursday’s elections.  Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Wins Resounding Re-Election I submit that a major lesson is that young people matter. When seniors are fearful of venturing […]

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