cruiseChristopher Wright of Jamaica Tourist Board, Miami (left) greeting Franz Hall Jamaica’s Consul General (right) at the Jamaican display at the 30th annual one-week SeaCruise Industry Convention, being staged at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Jamaica’s exhibit by Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) are among nearly 1,000 industry related displays at the cruise industry’s premier global event. 

Miami-Dade Parks and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell present the 4th annual Redland Blues & Barbecue Festival on Saturday & Sunday, April 5 & 6, 2014 at the Fruit & Spice Park located at 24801 SW 187 Avenue in Homestead. Join us lakeside for some incredible barbecue food and blues & country music.

A multitude of children’s activities, including a petting zoo and pony rides, will be available throughout the day. There will also be an alligator show by expert handlers from the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians.

The 16th annual Haitian Student Conference will be held Mar. 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event will convene Haitian American students and professionals for networking and career opportunities.

This year’s conference theme is “The Haitian Dream: Sa ou wè a sé sa”. It is expected to combine emphasis on empowering individuals to achieve their goals and dreams in the Haitian community with belief that it is crucial to take a close look at local, national, and international issues. For more information, call 202-681-4701 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis and the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) in Jamaica has announced that a Jamaica Diaspora Outreach event will be held on March 20 from 4:30-8:00 pm at the Multi-Service Complex located at 6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33023.

The RGD visit will facilitate applications for Agency services including Certificates for Birth, Death and Marriage; Genealogical Research (‘Family Tree’ service), Registry Wedding and Record Updating which includes Correction of Errors, Late Registration, Addition of Father’s Particulars and Late Entry of Name. Vital information on products and procedures will also be disseminated and all relevant concerns that persons may have will be addressed.