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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Last Updated Thursday, April 24, 2014

Jamaica's GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby to Address Caribbean Diaspora Forum in South Florida
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SOUTH FLORIDA - Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Limited, Don Wehby leads a distinguished panel of speakers scheduled to participate in an interactive engagement titled Caribbean Forum, organized by Grace Kennedy Money Services and its business partner Western Union. The forum which is being held under the theme,... Read More...
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The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly TV Show to be broadcasted in over 20 Caribbean countries and NY area on Caribvision
SOUTH FLORIDA - Blondie Ras Productions, Caribcast and Jamaicans.com announced this week that the Caribbean Diaspora Weekly will now be broadcasted weekly on Caribvision. The show premiers on Caribvision on Tuesday, April 29 at 10:30PM with a repeat on Wednesday morning at 7:00 am. Caribvision broadcasts in over 20 Caribbean countries on... Read More...
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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action, A Major Setback in Civil Rights
MIAMI - Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s affirmative action ban. This decision will allow states to prohibit race as a consideration in public university admissions, state hiring, and government contracting practices. “Today’s decision... Read More...
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Collaborative that Keeps Students in School and Out of Courts Receives District Award
Vice President Joe Biden to Lead Distinguished Selection of Keynote Speakers at Miami Dade College’s 2014 Commencement Ceremonies May 3
Caribbean Music Ambassador Machel Montano and Congresswoman Wilson Inspire over 700 Caribbean Students
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Trinidad & Tobago Welcomes New Minister of Tourism
Port of Spain, Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister, the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, has appointed Senator the Honourable Gerald Hadeed as the country's new Minister of Tourism. In his new position, Hadeed will oversee the development and execution of tourism development initiatives as well as promote the... Read More...


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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) presents unprecedented exploration of the cultural history of the Caribbean
MIAMI - Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, Opening Celebration will take place Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) at 6:00 p.m. Trinidadian artist Akuzuru's first live performance in the U.S. will debut an interdisciplinary work as part of the Opening Celebration with music by DJ Majestic. The exhibition explores... Read More...
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8th Annual FREE "All Kids Included Family Arts Festival - Creating Harmony Through Diversity!"
MIAMI - South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding and support from The Children’s Trust, present the 8th Annual FREE "All Kids Included Family Arts Festival – Creating Harmony Through Diversity!" for children and families. The event will take place on Saturday,... Read More...
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Jamaican Tenor Soloist Steve Higgins to launch Sacred CD In South Florida
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PLANTATION - Jamaican Tenor soloist and folk singer, Steve Higgins will launch his CD, Sacred with a Concert and Evening of Celebration with Steve Higgins & Friends on April 26, 2014 at the Plantation United Methodist Church at 1001 NW 70th Ave., Plantation, FL. at 6:30 pm. The launch will kick off a 12-city tour of South and... Read More...
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Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) to host Inaugural Caribbean Youth Summit April 25 in Philadelphia
Prof. Mervyn Morris Selected as Poet Laureate of Jamaica
Garnet Silk Tribute: Satisfies the Soul
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Jamaica Set To Sizzle This Summer as Tourist Capital Readies For Reggae Sumfest
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - Known worldwide for its sprawling beaches, mouth-watering cuisine and champion sprinters, Jamaica is also celebrated for its home grown music - reggae. Come July 13-19, fans of the genre will travel from all over the world and converge on the tourist capital Montego Bay to experience The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth, Reggae... Read More...
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Seaborne Starts San Juan-Santo Domingo Route
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, - Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, is pleased to announce that its non-stop daily service from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan (SJU) to Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) started on April 15th, 2014. Now business... Read More...
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Jamaica's Diverse Travel Experiences Answer The Varied Needs of Multi-Generational Travelers
KINGSTON, Jamaica - While technology offers us more ways to "connect", it can also turn family "socials" into a bevy of text messages, emails, friending and following. The island of Jamaica has a host of year-round events and attractions for the entire family, ensuring loved ones can spend as little or as much quality time together... Read More...
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New Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa to Boost Health Tourism in Jamaica
Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders Select Saint Lucia’s Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa to Host Swimsuit Calendar Photoshoot
Portland (Jamaica)Tourism Revival Receives $48 Million Boost
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University of the Virgin Islands Board Approves the Development Phase of Medical School
US VIRGIN ISLAND - On April 19, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. The Board also approved a major gift agreement between Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, New Generation Power and UVI for... Read More...
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Sandals CEO Stewart to motivate Caribbean tourism rising stars at Caribbean Week New York
NEW YORK - The next generation of Caribbean tourism leaders are about to get some inspiration from the youthful and dynamic leader of one of the world’s leading resort companies during Caribbean Week New York. The CEO of Sandals Resorts International, Adam Stewart, 33, will deliver the motivational speech at the Student Colloquium... Read More...
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The Cayman Islands – a growing reinsurance centre
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Recent changes to the Insurance Law have made the Cayman Islands a more attractive domicile for reinsurance companies. That was part of the message from Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin Tuesday morning when he helped ring the bell to open that day’s session of NASDAQ at Times Square in New York City... Read More...
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Expressions Caribbean-American Exhibition/Expo 2014, Celebrating National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Jamaica's Export Agency, JAMPRO Targets Investment in Aquaculture Industry
Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show Registration Now Open
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USAIN BOLT AND SHELLY-ANN FRASER-PRYCE’S ALMA MATER TO COMPETE IN 3rd ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA MULTICULTURAL GAMES
MIRAMAR - Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis and the City of Miramar Parks & Recreation Department are pleased to announce that over 431 athletes will be competing in the 3rd Annual South Florida Multi-Cultural Games featuring the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) on Monday, April 28th at the Ansin Sports Complex located at 10801 Miramar Boulevard.... Read More...
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Over 200 Athletes From The US and Caribbean Competing In 3rd Annual South Florida Multicultural Games In Miramar
MIRAMAR - Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis and the City of Miramar Parks & Recreation Department are sponsoring the 3rd Annual South Florida Multi-Cultural Games featuring the University of Technology, Jamaica on Monday, April 28th at the Ansin Sports Complex located at 10801 Miramar Boulevard. The games are a track & field... Read More...
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Team Jamaica Bickle Honors a Track Legend, Event will launch the Dennis Johnson Foundation
New York - When the Jamaica Diaspora gathers on Thursday, April 17, in the auditorium of St. Francis College, it will be to mark a historic milestone with Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB)—20 years of unbroken service to Jamaica’s athletes at the Penn Relays; a program expanded overtime to include its Caribbean counterparts. They will also be paying... Read More...
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2nd Annual Jamaica Diaspora Golf Open Will Tee Off at Montego Bay's Cinnamon Hill Golf Course
Hundreds of Miami Soccer Fans Celebrate Miami United 2014 Season Kick Off
Kittitian Hill’s Irie Fields dubbed “the most edible golf course in the world”
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Miramar Bans E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
MIRAMAR - The Miramar commission unanimously voted last Wednesday to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes, similar nicotine dispensing vaporizers and liquid nicotine to minors. "It is imperative to protect our youth from products like e-cigarettes. Deceptive marketing practices that prey on our minors has no place in Miramar and I... Read More...
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Florida New Americans hosts free legal clinic to assist hundreds of South Floridians with their citizenship application
MIAMI - Florida New Americans intensifies outreach to South Florida's legal permanent residents for the last free citizenship clinic they are hosting before the new form goes into effect. Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Florida New Americans is having its 3rd Annual AILA Citizenship Day Clinic with the Americans Immigration Lawyers... Read More...
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NAACP Calls Vote on Stand Your Ground “Appalling”
Tallahassee, FL – The NAACP Florida State Conference released the following statement in response to Thursday night’s House vote to repeal the “stand your ground” law. From Adora Obi Nweze, President of the NAACP Florida State Conference: It is appalling and inexcusable that the Florida House would allow this disastrous law... Read More...
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Caribbean Chief Justices and Multidisciplinary Teams Participated in Workshop on Drug Treatment Courts
Free Citizenship Legal Clinics for South Floridians
OAS and Microsoft Sign Cyber Security Agreement
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OAS Anticorruption Mechanism Holds On-Site Visit to Haiti
PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - A Commission of the Anti-Corruption Mechanism of the Organization of American States (OAS) held an “on-site” visit to Haiti from April 8 – 10 with the country’s consent, as part of the analysis that the mechanism carries out in accordance with the methodology adopted by consensus among its member countries. The... Read More...
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Saint Kitts and Nevis Assumes Chair of the OAS Permanent Council
WASHINGTON, DC - The Permanent Representative of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the Organization of American States (OAS), Jacinth Henry-Martin, today assumed the Chair of the Permanent Council of the hemispheric institution, held during the past period by the Dominican Republic. Upon receiving the gavel that represents the Council's authority... Read More...
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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Travels to Haiti for Discussions with President Martelly’s Administration about Reconstruction Efforts and Haiti Elections
MIAMI - Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) traveled to Haiti on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the invitation of House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman-emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27). The purpose of the trip is to examine the findings of a Governmental Accountability Office report, commissioned through the House... Read More...
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New Cabinet re-assignments in Trinidad & Tobago
OAS and Association of Caribbean States Seek to Strengthen Cooperation Ties
FL Immigrants hope that State Politicians "Keep Working" for all Floridians
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