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Friday, June 23, 2017

Jamaican sporting icon Horace Burrell dies in the US

Jamaica: Jamaicans were recently mourning the death of President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Captain Horace Burrell. Comment

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bolt wins final home run

Jamaica: Tears flowed as Jamaica’s superstar Usain Bolt made his final appearance before his home crowd, winning a special 100 meters event dubbed “Salute to a Legend” at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston last Saturday night (June 10). Comment

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fly Jamaica opens ticketing office in Brooklyn

Jamaica: Fly Jamaica Airways has extended its reach into the Caribbean community with the opening of a new ticketing office at 1397 Nostrand Ave., two doors from Linden Boulevard Avenue in the heart of Brooklyn, for travellers who like the comfort of face to face service, when booking travel. Comment

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Marcia Cole-Saunders, MPA

Caribbean Healthcare Awards: Jamaican-born Marcia Cole Saunders has been in the health care field for 23 years. Family friend Registered Nurse Merle Warren, a previous Healthcare Award recipient, directed Cole-Saunders to Brownsville Development Corporation. This became her first U.S. job after she immigrated to the United States when she was 35. Comment

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Former JA consul receives Literary Award for telling immigrant’s tales

Books: Dr. Basil K. Bryan, a former New York consul general from Jamaica has retired from official diplomatic duties but he has not given up on diplomacy. Recently lauded and rewarded in his homeland, he was presented with the coveted Musgrave Award for literature by the Institute of Jamaica for penning a book about immigrants who migrated to Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Comments (1)

Jamaica has new approach to help tourism grow

Jamaica: New York City’s buzzing excitement heightened with the natural groove and flow of the distinct Caribbean flavors extending in the City. It is of course, Caribbean Heritage Month and in New York City several Caribbean celebrations are taking place. Among the celebrations was last week’s annual gathering of all the Caribbean nations exhibiting their best in the tourism industry, propelling and branding their respective countries during Caribbean Tourism Week, June 3-10. Comment

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jamaica, World Bank to host 1st Global Tourism Conference

Jamaica: Tourism has become an economic powerhouse. Tourism is the number one industry reportedly employing 10 percent of labor in the world. Comment