Education Task Force Early Childhood Fundraising Campaign

August, 2016: The Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF) has partnered with iSupport Jamaica powered by Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), National Education Trust (NET) and the Victoria Mutual Building Society to raise US$2,000,000 to upgrade the infrastructure of early childhood and primary schools in Jamaica. A portion of the proceeds will be used for professional development and […]

76 percent of US business travelers would extend stay for right incentive

CINCINNATI, OH – Three out of four US business travelers (76%) said they’d prolong a work-related trip for leisure if a hotel offered a discount or additional nights, according to COLLOQUY research showing strong potential for extended-stay enticements to generate more hospitality industry revenue. The same percentage of road warrior business travelers, 76%, said they’d […]

Minister: Jamaica earned $1.3 billion from tourism in first six months of 2016

Minister: Jamaica earned $1.3 billion from tourism in first six months of 2016 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica is firmly on the path to welcoming four million visitors for 2016. Recently released figures by the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) indicate that 2.084 million visitors came to the island during the […]

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister spearheads marketing drive in Dominican Republic and Brazil

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister spearheads marketing drive in Dominican Republic and Brazil   KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is set to leave Jamaica on Saturday August 13, 2016, to spearhead the Ministry’s drive to pursue aggressive growth and marketing strategies, to further develop the country’s tourism sector. The Minister will attend several meetings […]

50 GOP officials: Trump would be ‘most reckless President in American history’

  50 GOP officials: Trump would be ‘most reckless President in American history’ By Eliza Collins, USA Today Dozens of Republican security officials signed a letter on Monday calling a potential Donald Trump presidency dangerous and saying he would be “the most reckless President in American history.” Trump dismissed the letter as the “politically-motivated” work […]

Alex Rodriguez to retire, play final major league game on Friday

  MLB Sports Alex Rodriguez to retire, play final major league game on Friday By Mark Townsend, Big League Stew The end is near for Alex Rodriguez, even if he’s not ready to completely walk away from baseball. In aSunday morning press conference at Yankee Stadium, A-Rod and the Yankees jointly announced he will play […]

From the desk of Kweisi Mfume

Tuesday, August 09, 2016   Top Story 50 GOP officials: Trump would be ‘most reckless President in American history’ By Eliza Collins, USA Today Dozens of Republican security officials signed a letter on Monday calling a potential Donald Trump presidency dangerous and saying he would be “the most reckless President in American history.” Trump dismissed […]

First Female President Appointed to US Sea Service Organization

First Female President Appointed to US Sea Service Organization Norfolk, VA July 28, 2016: Commander Denise McCallaCreary, a 27- year Navy veteran was recently elected President of the National Naval Officers Association (NNOA), during their annual convention held in Norfolk, Virginia.   McCallaCreary is the first female to be elected President in the organization’s 44-year history. […]