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West Indian American Day Carnival Association President Passes Away

West Indian American Day Carnival Association President Passes Away

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) expresses its sadness at the sudden passing of William ‘Bill’ Howard, the president of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA). Bill was a dedicated servant of the Caribbean American community and was committed to the continued development of the West Indian Day Carnival as an […]

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UWI Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander

UWI Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Over five decades of performances and more than 70 CDs later, award-winning Jamaican-born jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is being bestowed with an honorary doctorate degree from the University of West Indies, (UWI). Alexander, born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on D-Day in Kingston, Jamaica, will be presented with a Honorary Doctor of Letters from the […]

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Harry Belafonte, Grace Jones and Winston Barnes Among Jamaica’s 2018 Honour Recipients

Harry Belafonte, Grace Jones and Winston Barnes Among Jamaica’s 2018 Honour Recipients

By Howard Campbell KINGSTON, Jamaica – Harry Belafonte and Grace Jones, who expressed their Jamaican heritage in unique form to an international audience, have been recognised by the Jamaican government for their contribution to the country’s music. This was announced by the government August 6. Harry Belafonte To Receive Order of Merit Belafonte, 91, will […]

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Jamaican Jason A. Ellis Among Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40 Honorees

Jamaican Jason A. Ellis Among Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40 Honorees

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Jamaican Jason A. Ellis has been selected by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as one of this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees. The goal of the Chamber is to recognize emerging leaders who are raising the caliber of Alexandria’s commercial enterprise. The awards presentation took place recently at the offices of United […]

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Kittian Doctor Named President of Medical Group in Tennessee

Kittian Doctor Named President of Medical Group in Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee –  St. Kitts Doctor, Marijka A. Grey, MD, FACP, was recently named President of the CHI Memorial Medical Group in Tennessee. In this role, Dr. Grey will lead the group’s ongoing efforts to emphasize quality, a culture of service, and patient-centered innovative care approaches in the physician practice setting to deliver value to the community […]

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Sunshine Theatre Celebrates 35 Years of Promoting Jamaican Culture

Sunshine Theatre Celebrates 35 Years of Promoting Jamaican Culture

Sunshine Theatre brings Jamaican Culture to the diaspora in the United States SOUTH FLORIDA – Sunshine Enterprises /Sunshine Theatre Company is one of the oldest promotional and entertainment companies in the South Florida Caribbean community promoting Jamaican culture. Mike and Jackie Shaw are the principals of  Sunshine Theatre Company and their venture started in the 80’s […]

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Medical Mission Group Provided Over US$2.5 million in Supplies & Equipment to Jamaica

Medical Mission Group Provided Over US$2.5 million in Supplies & Equipment to Jamaica

By Derrick Scott Washington, DC – The New Jersey-based Help Jamaica Medical Mission (HJMM) has provided medical supplies, equipment and health services at a value of US$2.5 million to underserved Jamaicans over the past eight years. According to President of HJMM, Dr. Robert Clarke, their medical team has provided medical assistance to over fifty thousand Jamaicans […]

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Nineteen-Year-Old Nigerian Rofiat Abodunrin Crowned Miss Dream Castle 2018

Nineteen-Year-Old Nigerian Rofiat Abodunrin Crowned Miss Dream Castle 2018

Autism Speaks & Hope by KDO Benefit from Miss Dream Castle Pageant YONKERS – Nineteen-year-old Nigerian, a high school senior and aspiring model, was crowned Miss Dream Castle 2018 at the grand coronation held recently at the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers, New York. She beat out a talented field of nine contestants to take the crown, and […]

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Caribbean-American Elected Chair of the Broward Housing Council

Caribbean-American Elected Chair of the Broward Housing Council

Habitat Broward’s Marcia Barry-Smith Elected Chair of the Broward Housing Council FORT LAUDERDALE – Marcia Barry-Smith, Director of Community Outreach and Program Services for Habitat for Humanity of Broward, has been elected Chair of the Broward Housing Council.  “To be elected by the Council for this role is an honor. There are complex issues that must be […]

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Barbados Hotelier Takes Over As New CHTA President

Barbados Hotelier Takes Over As New CHTA President

MIAMI – Barbados hotelier Patricia Affonso-Dass took up office as the new President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) on Friday, June 22nd. Karolin Troubetzkoy, the regional trade association’s outgoing president, handed over the gavel to Affonso-Dass in an emotional transition at CHTA’s Annual General Meeting during which she was hailed for her […]

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