Dr. Keith Nurse and Dr. Kim Marie Spence will lead Opening Plenary on the Value of the Creative Economy in the Caribbean in a conversation designed to lay the ground for advocacy and action aimed at promoting diaspora investment in the Caribbean cultural industries. The free event which will take place online is set to engage over 30 speakers in over 30 hours of programming. Pre-Registration is available for those interested in attending and actively participating at www.creativesmartcaribbean.eventbrite.com. The event can also be be viewed on Facebook Live at National Caribbean American Heritage Month.
MIAMI —The cruise industry continues to experience the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In support for Miami-Dade County’s cruise line partners, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has extended the waiver of lay berth and harbor fees for an additional 30 days through July 12, 2020, subject to availability at PortMiami.
The Washington DC-based Jamaica Direct Distributing Company joined forces with Miami-based US importer Season Farm Fresh, Inc. and their Jamaican export partners to bring mangoes from Jamaica to the United States --specifically, over 4,500 pounds of St. Julian (Julie) and East Indian mangoestargeted for the New York market.