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Meet Dr. André Gordon – Caribbean Science Titan

Meet Dr. André Gordon – Caribbean Science Titan

KINGSTON, Jamaica – How many of us can say that our work has revolutionised how Caribbean people  produce, consume and export food? Chances are very few. However, there are individuals among us who, when they see an opportunity to lend their expertise to champion causes that promote overall growth and development of the region, do […]

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Veteran Jamaican Broadcaster Gil Bailey Receives “Golden Mic” Award

Veteran Jamaican Broadcaster Gil Bailey Receives “Golden Mic” Award

by Howard Campbell NEW YORK – A pioneer of West Indian radio in the United States, Gil Bailey celebrates 50 years on the airwaves in 2019. On August 11, organizers of the Merritone Family Fun Day recognized his contribution with a Golden Mic award at Heckscher Park in Long Island, New York. He was among […]

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Broadcaster Glen Simmonds Remembered by Ambassador as Giant of a Leader in Jamaica Diaspora

Broadcaster Glen Simmonds Remembered by Ambassador as Giant of a Leader in Jamaica Diaspora

by Derrick Scott WASHINGTON, DC – The Embassy of Jamaica in the United States has joined in mourning the loss of a giant in the diaspora, broadcaster and entrepreneur Glenford George Simmonds, who passed away this past Monday (August 12) in Atlanta, Georgia. Ambassador Audrey P. Marks conveyed her condolences to the family of the […]

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Veteran Bahamas Tourism Executive Receives Coveted Apex Award

Veteran Bahamas Tourism Executive Receives Coveted Apex Award

FORT LAUDERDALE – Linville Johnson, a Sr. Executive of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) has joined a privileged list. The group includes Tourism Ministers, Governors, CEO’s and Presidents of major national organizations and associations who are all among past recipients of the coveted Apex Award, presented annually by Black Meetings and Tourism Magazine. […]

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Trinidad born Canadian storyteller Rita Cox to receive CTO Lifetime Achievement Award

Trinidad born Canadian storyteller Rita Cox to receive CTO Lifetime Achievement Award

TORONTO, Canada  – Retaining the history of the region is vital for future generations to understand their heritage. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has found the perfect storyteller in Trinidad born Canadian Rita Cox who chronicles the Caribbean legacy, and will honour her with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Media Day luncheon in Toronto […]

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1952 Olympian Bryon LaBeach to Receive “Brand Jamaica Living Legend Award”

1952 Olympian Bryon LaBeach to Receive “Brand Jamaica Living Legend Award”

Bryon LaBeach to Receive Award in New York to mark Jamaica’s Independence Anniversary by Derrick Scott NEW YORK – A member of Jamaica’s relay team at 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games will be honored with a ‘Brand Jamaica Living Legend Award’ as Jamaicans in New York celebrated their island’s 57th anniversary of independence. Byron LaBeach will be […]

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10 Questions with Njeri Plato-Executive Director, Delou Africa

10 Questions with Njeri Plato-Executive Director, Delou Africa

SOUTH FLORIDA – 10 Questions with Njeri Plato-artistic director and founder of Delou Africa Dance Ensemble Tell us about Dance Africa Miami DanceAfrica Miami was inspired by Dr. Charles “Chuck Davis also known as Baba (means father in many African Languages). Baba Chuck transitioned on May 14, 2017. In 1977 he founded and was the […]

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Atlanta-Based Filmmaker from Trinidad Featured at the 14th Annual Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival

Atlanta-Based Filmmaker from Trinidad Featured at the 14th Annual Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival

ATLANTA – Chris Scott is a native of Port of Spain, Trinidad and the Atlanta-based filmmaker is the Executive Producer behind the movie, Breakthrough. Her feature length film is scheduled to be shown at this year’s Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (APA, 4.30pm, APA, Room 02, followed by a panel discussion). Scott is the founder […]

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North Miami Councilman Appointed to Serve as Chairman of Sister Cities Int’l Membership Committee

North Miami Councilman Appointed to Serve as Chairman of Sister Cities Int’l Membership Committee

North Miami – On Saturday, July 20, San Antonio’s Mayor and Sister Cities International (SCI) Chairman Ron Nirenberg appointed North Miami Councilman Alix Desulme, Ed.D. to serve as Chairman of the Membership Committee. Desulme’s new leadership role also includes an appointment to the SCI Executive Committee. Both appointments took place at the Board of Directors […]

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Marquis Bank’s Janet Henfield-Green elected treasurer of Greater North Miami Beach Chamber

Marquis Bank’s Janet Henfield-Green elected treasurer of Greater North Miami Beach Chamber

CORAL GABLES – Janet Henfield-Green, senior vice president and market manager of commercial lending at Marquis Bank’s Aventura branch, was elected treasurer of the Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Janet’s executive role at the Greater North Miami Beach Chamber is an example of how Marquis Bank devotes time and resources to strengthen community connections and support economic development in South Florida,” said […]

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