Internationally recognized Top Chef and Consulting Food and Beverage Director/Executive Chef at Sugar Bay Resort and Spa, Chef Ron Duprat, is now Brand Ambassador for Black Elk, a wine brand featuring a best-of-the-best lineup of premium 100 percent varietal wines from viticulture regions around the world.
The 12th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival came to a hugely successful close in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last month. This event has become one of the most successful, magnetic and continuously running Jamaican festivals in the United States. The event has managed to cement its brand in the lucrative New York City market for the last three years, and its next stop for the summer of 2014 is Washington, D.C. I caught up with festival founders Eddy Edwards, chairman of the Jamaica Jerk Festival USA and vice-chairman Sidney Roberts to find out what makes this festival such a winner.
A warning has been issued to the nation that continued dependence on the service sector alone could be a death sentence for the local economy if efforts are not made to, among other needs, locate or develop more experienced mechanical engineers to help oil the wheels of the productive sector.
ONE of the best responses to Nelson Mandela's passing was a comment on social media from Jamaican MP Julian Robinson: "My tribute to Madiba is to live a life honouring his legacy of peace, reconciliation and a commitment to uplifting the lives of all peoples." Actually, this is the job description of an honest politician but, whenever I use these two words together, I am told that it is an oxymoron. However, Nelson Mandela is proof that such politicians do exist.
A new World Bank report says Latin American and Caribbean entrepreneurs lack "innovation" in creating quality jobs.
In launching the new Washington-based financial institution's flagship report, chief economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, Augusto de la Torre, said "a massive" 60 per cent regional employees work for businesses with five or fewer employees.
If the white Christmas you're dreaming of is paved with sand and you prefer your ice in an adult beverage rimmed with salt, a trip to the Caribbean could be your ticket to fulfilling warm holiday wishes. Don't think you have to leave the season behind, either: many resorts and cruise lines deck the halls -- and the beachfront and the pool -- lavishly, while others add carolers, gingerbread houses, twinkling lights, feasts and festivities. If you have a destination in mind, email and ask about their holiday plans. Meanwhile, here are some places that are already in the spirit:
Cuba said Monday it is resuming consular services at its diplomatic missions in the United States after receiving an extension from a private bank that handles its financial transactions in the country.
The Cuban Interests Section in Washington said in a statement it was notified that M&T Bank will continue to process its banking through March 1, 2014, and accept deposits through Feb. 17.
DALLAS, TX, (December 9, 2013) - Birmingham minister, author and motivational speaker Van Moody says this is the time of the year to find out which relationships are worth keeping, worth changing or ending.
ATLANTA, GA, (December 6, 2013) - Author, Desiree Evans encourages and inspires women to find purpose and fulfillment in life through God in her novel, Her Divine Destiny. Oftentimes, we choose paths of our own that seem to be right to us, but are not exactly where God wants us to be. Through Azalea Stevens, readers will discover how important finding God's path for one is and how through it, one can reach her divine destiny.