November 17, 2019

Oliver Samuels and Volier Johnson to debut ‘Krazy but True’ in South Florida

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From Caribbean National Weekly MIRAMAR, Florida – Comedy legends Oliver Samuels and Volier Johnson will bring a barrel of laughter to Florida as they star in the gala world premiere of new comedy Krazy but True,set for September 27 to 29. Oliver delivers one of the most powerful and memorable performances in the history of his career, […]

US: Suspected gas explosion injures 23 people in South Florida shopping mall

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From Caribbean National Weekly PLANTATION, Florida – At least 23 people were injured and storefronts damaged in a suspected gas explosion on Saturday (July 5) afternoon at a shopping mall in South Florida. The explosion happened around 11:30 AM local time at the Pizza Fire restaurant, a local pizza place at the Fountains Mall in […]

Discouraging forecast for the Caribbean [sargassum seaweed]

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From Yucatan Times According to the monthly reports of the Optical Oceanography Laboratory of the School of Marine Sciences of the University of South Florida, intended to provide an overview of the current flowering condition and the probability of future flowering of sargassum for the Caribbean Sea, the conditions for this 2019, are greater than […]

Homeless in South Florida: A Caribbean tale of pain and need where there is plenty

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By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now MIAMI, USA — Homelessness has reached a staggering and alarming level in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, according to local community activist, Gloria Lewis, a Barbadian living in the area who has been taking care of people in desperate need and down on their luck. Gloria, a Barbadian national […]

Cleveland Clinic Florida expanding world class healthcare

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Greater access to specialty care areas now available to more international patients For more than 30 years, patients have come to Cleveland Clinic Florida seeking outstanding patient care. It is a premier academic medical center known for providing complex care for the sickest of patients, from across the region and around the world. To meet both […]

Florida Magazine Association nominates Island Origins for excellence awards

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From South Florida Caribbean News Fort Lauderdale – “Island Origins Magazine”, South Florida’s Caribbean-American lifestyle quarterly, published by Island Syndicate, has been nominated for three category excellence awards by the Florida Magazine Association. The annually appointed honors, known as the Charlie Awards, recognize achievements by Florida magazines, crowning selected industry players best among their peers. […]

Haiti-bound flights out of South Florida resume after violent protests in Caribbean nation

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By Susannah Bryan and Aric Chokey From South Florida Sun Sentinel Unrest in Haiti Some flights from Haiti resumed Sunday after protests over a proposed increase in fuel prices ordered by the government caused airlines to stop service to and from the island. “We’re continuing to monitor the situation, but we expect normal operation,” American […]

Caribbean Roots Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in South Florida

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From NAN News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Tues. June 19, 2018: Plantation-born, Lauderhill, Florida raised rapper, Rapper XXXTentacion, who was born to Caribbean parents 20 years ago, was on Monday shot dead in Deerfield Beach, Florida, according to Broward County Sheriff’s Department. The rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was reportedly shopping for a motorcycle at 3671 […]

JetBlue expands service to the Caribbean [Cayman Islands]

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From Travel Pulse JetBlue announced Tuesday it would launch a new service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Grand Cayman on October 25. The once-daily flights from Florida to the Caribbean were originally announced in January, and the airline is celebrating the service by offering introductory fares starting at just $59 one-way. To best serve its passengers, […]

Mosquitoes battling Zika released in South Miami neighborhood

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By ALEX GONZALEZ From WLRN Millions of mosquitoes have been released in South Miami to combat Zika. Lab-bred mosquitoes are flying in South Miami. It’s the latest effort to stop the type of mosquito that spreads the Zika virus. These are the same type of mosquitoes used in a trial last year in the Lower […]