“It feels good to have accomplished this feat. Not just to be the first African American or the first black person to fill these shoes, but also to know that you have a town that is supportive,” remarked Elsie Foster, the newly elected Mayor of Highland Park, New Jersey.
While celebrating the significant achievements and contributions women have made throughout history shouldn’t be limited to Women’s History Month, March presents an excellent opportunity to recognize and honor the advances made by women.
Five months into her role as CEO of Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board (NPIPB), Joy Jibrilu has her sights set on raising up the next generation of Bahamians to ensure the future of the archipelago’s tourism industry is better and brighter than ever.
Veteran Caribbean hotelier Jeremy Jones has been named Sandals Resorts International’s Corporate Director, Resort Operations – Jamaica.
In the hymnbook and from the pastor, they tell us we know not the hour. My siblings and I never expected we would be preparing for my father’s home going service on 2-10-23. Homer Eugene Caldwell was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 21, 1929, with seven siblings in a four-room house with no running water and no bathroom. He was taught to honor God, his family, education, and hard work.
Led by tourism and hospitality veteran Angella Bennett, the Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) operations in Canada are having a positive outcome on tourism revenue generated by arrivals from the Great White North.
LONDON, UK – A Jamaican has been ranked among Britain’s top 10 most influential people of African or Caribbean heritage here.
Jamaica’s Consul General Oliver Mair will serve as the Dean of the Caribbean Consular Corp in South Florida. Making the announcement recently, Ambassador Gilbert Boustany, Consul General of Antigua and Barbuda, and Dean of the Consular Corp of Miami, proudly recognized CG Mair as the first Dean of the Caribbean Consular in over seven years. He added that Mair’s inspirational, engaging and dynamic leadership has been well recognized across the Diaspora community.
Aah, for the love of mangos… a nice big yellow one filled with juice that drips down your chin when you bite into it! Well, you might not be the only one enjoying it. The worm inside it, some of which you may have eaten, is also living and thriving on its nutrients. This worm, or maggot, comes from the fruit fly, what Jamaicans call gingy fly. This is where Dr. Pauline O. Lawrence’s curiosity comes in, where her career in entomology began.
Starting a cleaning service is not an unusual choice for Jamaicans who have migrated to the US, but entrepreneur Ingrid Murray has broken through many glass ceilings and surpassed the scope of possibilities for minorities in the industry. In August, she landed on the coveted Inc 5000 list for her New York-based business, Prospect Cleaning Service - a multi-million dollar building and maintenance services company that serves New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
When Barbados hosts the 41st annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Caribbean Travel Marketplace this May, the first time in CHTA’s history, the island’s local hotel and tourism association will introduce to the global travel community one of its newly minted leaders.
Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia, Christopher Chaplin, is the new President of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia. Mr. Chaplin was elected to lead the Association at its meeting on December 14, 2022, in Philadelphia. The new CCAP President takes up office on January 1, 2023.
Recognised as a star on the rise, Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique is leaving her indelibly creative mark on the world of opera.
- Caribbean American Appointed Associate Director of External Affairs For NMAAHC
- Caribbean Tourism Organization Elects Cayman Islands Minister of Tourism to be New Chairman
- Oliver Mair — A Passion for Jamaica
- Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam and Dr. Basil Buchanan Recognized for Contributions to the Diaspora