More Than 4000 Residents To Access Improved Services At Expanded Portsea Health Centre

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Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton (5th left) shares in the opening of the expansion of the Portsea Health Centre in St. Elizabeth which was expanded to the tune of $5 million. Minister Tufton re-opened the health centre on Thursday, May 3 and noted that the Health Ministry is on a drive to restore credibility to public health particularly in primary health care which includes health centres. Photographed also are: (left to right) Regional Director for the Southern Regional Health Authority, Michael Bent, Parish Manager for the St. Elizabeth Health Services, Sean Brissett (in glasses), Councillor for the Malvern Division, Donald Simpson, Member of Parliament for South East St. Elizabeth, Franklyn Witter and Acting Senior Public Health Nurse at the St. Elizabeth Health Department, Norma Stewart Whittaker (right) and Nurse at the Portsea Health Centre Sayli Fernandez Portillo.

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A section of the expanded Portsea Health Centre in St. Elizabeth, which was refurbished at a cost of $5 million.  The additional space which was added to the health centre includes a doctor’s office, a nurse’s office and an area for weighing babies. The health centre, which serves more than 4000 residents provides services including: curative, maternal & child health,  environmental health, health promotion, mental health, antenatal, postnatal, child health, immunization, disease control and nutrition.

For more information contact:

Latoya Laylor Brown
Public Relations & Advocacy Officer
Southern Regional Health Authority
Tel: 962-8232/779-2663
Email: [email protected]


Jamaica Cup Marks An Exciting Start To The 2018 Caribbean Cup Tennis Series Circuit

Jamaican born Karl Hale- Rogers Cup Tournament Director- teamed up with over 150 people on Feb 8th in Toronto, Canada to launch the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series (CCTS).

The CCTS features 6 masters tournaments and 14 series tournaments, in 7 countries throughout the Caribbean. Each tournament is centered around Local Youth Development, Caribbean Travel, and Charity, and each event offers participants a chance to challenge top ranked players from around the globe.Jamaica Cup Marks An Exciting Start To The 2018 Caribbean Cup Tennis Series Circuit 2


April 28-May 4, 2018 brought in athletes from around the world to the beautiful, warm city of Montego Jamaica for the fifth annual Jamaica Cup Tennis Championships (the first event of the 2018 CCTS circuit).

Jamaica Cup featured both adult and junior ITF sanctioned tournaments, an adult tennis camp, as well as a week full of fundraising, networking and nightly entertainment.

Jamaica Cup Marks An Exciting Start To The 2018 Caribbean Cup Tennis Series Circuit

A highlight of the week was the first ever CCTS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, on Saturday April 28. Former Tennis superstar, and current coach- Richard Russell- was inducted into the Jamaica Cup Hall of Fame for his dedication to the sport of tennis in Jamaica.

Over 200 athletes competed in the singles and doubles draws, in the ITF tournaments, with representations from across Canada, the United States, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Panama and Turkey. Registration has now opened up for the next tournament in our circuit: Barbados Cup, scheduled for October 22-27.

If you would like to find out more information about Jamaica Cup or the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series, please email Jaimi Foster([email protected])


Sultry Songstress Ce’Cile And Singjay Kiprich Heat Up The Screen In “Come Back Tomorrow”

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With such distinction as her first album featured as the first dancehall album featured in German Playboy, to featured on Sean Paul’s multi platinum grammy winning album, multi-talented recording artist Ce’Cile has cemented her name in dancehall history. Thus a collaboration with singly Kiprich, the multi-award winner who has collaborated and charted billboard with a collaboration by Grammy nominee Elephant Man, seems befitting for a sizzling summer it song contender.

Produce by The Champ & Natural Bridge Records (Rice and Peas Riddim), “Come Back Tomorrow” delivers a classic throw back sound mixed with modern dancehall samples and groves. Catchy lyrics and an infectious beat, the track conveys a euphoric feeling that will have the club jumping and your radio blarring!
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While the single is now available worldwide on all major digital outlets at https:// naturalbridgerecords.fanlink. to/ComeBackTomorrow“Come Back Tomorrow” has delivered a viral video filmed by popular coveted Dancehall Queen Leona from Chile, South America, and the official video just has been completed in Los Angeles with Ce’Cile and Kiprich. (will be available soon)”

With their motto TRUST THE PROCESS AND BELIEVE THE GROWTH”, Natural Bridge Records teamed up with KRIBBEAN the digital startup from Martinique to level up online promotion. Thanks to their dynamic online presence and creativity. Already MPR’s consulting partner, KRIBBEAN carved its niche through the management of social networks for celebrities, and a popular mobile app on iPhone downloaded around the world.  “Come Back Tomorrow” is their first project with Natural Bridge Records and Mark Pinnock.

Stay tuned for upcoming US promotion tour dates with Ce’Cile and Kiprich.


New Female Sensation ‘Flyame’ Is Set To Heat Up The Airwaves

Just like her name, “Flyame” brings heat to the industry. Her upbeat, edgy lyrical delivery fits into the contemporary pop genre but is laced and deeply rooted in her dancehall/Reggae culture.New Female Sensation 'Flyame' Is Set To Heat Up The Airwaves

Born Kaydene Jones, Flyame grew up in St. Elizabeth Jamaica and first committed to music at a tender age when she learned to play the piano. This love continues to mature as she hosted mock DJ clashes at school and penned lyrics that were her and her colleagues way to escape from exam pressure. This nature isn’t still evident as she passionately expresses what she wants to accomplish with her music.

“ I want to allow people a part of my space so they too can find a cathartic way out from the pressures of life that can get so heated too but – here – even if only for a few seconds, the passion in my voice through music can provide a transcendent release” says Flyame.

In 2016 she joined forces with Kong Star Records and in 2017 she released her first single “Bumpa”. Set to release her second single titled ‘Enamorada’ Flyame captures a sound that will captivate audiences on a global level. The single released on Friday April 27th and Flyame is definitely receiving accolades for showcasing her versatility and creativity with this single.

In the coming weeks Flyame will embark on a radio promotions for her upcoming single “Enamorada”.



Trinidad Promotional Outfit Guarantees Patrons Alternate Act Should Capleton be Unavailable for Performance After Being Arrested in Jamaica

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. May 14th, 2018- Organisers of the highly anticipated ‘INFERNO’ concert event, which is being held in Trinidad on June 9th are today assuring patrons that despite recent reports that Jamaican entertainer, Capleton, has been detained by Jamaican police, the event will go on as planned. The promotional outfit says systems are in place to deliver an alternative ‘high caliber’ artiste depending on the outcome of Capleton’s day in court on Monday, May 14th.

Magnum Xplosion’s INFERNO, set to be held at the Jean Pierre Complex will also feature Barrington Levy, Sizzla Kalonji and Busy Signal. The event’s organisers are today expressing hope of a positive outcome for the entertainer, this as reports in the Jamaica Gleaner on Saturday suggested that police have confirmed that an investigation is presently underway into allegations made by Capleton that he is being extorted by the accuser- a hairdresser hired by the artiste to provide hair services on April 28th, 2018.

Trinidad Promotional Outfit Guarantees Patrons Alternate Act Should Capleton Be Unavailable For Performance After Being Arrested In Jamaica

The Trinidad and Tobago outfit is today guaranteeing fans of Capleton that refunds will be made available to them, depending on Monday’s court outcome, should Capleton be unavailable for his performance at INFERNO on June 9th. The promotional outfit reiterates that another major reggae/dancehall artiste will be added to the cast, should Monday’s court appearance prove unfavorable to the artist. Fans of Capleton will be offered the option of a full refund, should they so desire.

For more on INFERNO please visit Instagram @infernoconcerttt.

Contact: Aba A. Luke (868-498-4850)


Hot Cuisine, Cool Music And Good Times – Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Washington, D.C

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month, thetime of year when Jerk flavors will waft in the air at the Festival Lawn at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., for the 3rd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early to enjoy the all-day event on Sunday, June 10, starting at 11:00 am.

Those in the know, attend the annual event to feast on a variety of jerk delicacies, observe culinary demonstrations and contests, cultural presentations, contemporary entertainment on the Main Stage while the little ones delight in the Kidz Zone. They also come for family, fun, fellowship and the cool Jerk Festival vibe they have come to know and love.Hot Cuisine Cool Music And Good Times 1

Bringing a lot of heat to the days entertainment will be the internationally acclaimed Reggae Ambassadors, Third World, who will delight patrons with their string of popular hits and reggae classics. Dancehall sensation Elephant Man will thrill the ladies with his high-energy performance and Soca Queen Alison Hinds is sure to electrify the masses who will be dancing and singing to her party anthems. New Kingston will add a taste of roots rock reggae while DJ Ricky Platinum will add even more flavor to the festival’s extensive entertainment package with a selection of dance hits and club favorites between sets. Tony Carr, host of This is Reggae Music along with Ragashanti, of Tamborine Radio will perform MC duties.

This year, the main stage will open with cultural presentations from some of DC’s leading groups such as The Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, led by Doc Powell, storyteller and author, Joelle Wright, as well as Divine Divas, a motivational modelling group of teens and children. Sounds of Culture will present traditional Jamaican folk and mento songs while recording artist and influencer Xyclone will bring a reggae/Dancehall flavor. Popular DC-based MC, Michael Campbell will host this segment and engage the audience with his witty and humorous style.

Other highlights of the event include the Shoppers’ Culinary Pavilion which will feature cooking demonstrations and tastings by Chef Irie, host of Taste the Islands television show on PBS. Washington, DC’s own Chef Giovanni Merle and Chef “Jumoke”Jackson will showcase tasty recipes while a fierce celebrity cook-off will add enjoyment as the crowd cheer on their favorite celebrity competing for bragging rights.Hot Cuisine Cool Music And Good Times 2

There’s also a Kids Zone offering face painting, rides and storytelling. Patrons can stroll and discover unusual novelties, trinkets and their island t-shirts from a number of arts and crafts vendors willing to offer bargain prices for their wares.

The festival is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 11am to 8pm at RFK Stadium, Festival Lawn at Oklahoma Avenue, Lot 6. Tickets are $25 general admission; $125 for VIP, offering an all-inclusive food and premium drink experience with convenient access and front of stage viewing area, can be purchased at or at local authorized ticket outlets throughout the DMV. Special discount for military and students with I.D., available online.

The 3rd Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival DC is presented by Jamaican Jerk Festival NY, LLC, in association with the Institute for Caribbean Studies with support from the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs. Sponsors are Grace Foods, Shoppers Supermarkets, VP Records, Giant Foods and Ablazin Radio.


The 15th Annual Palm Beach Jerk Festival Arrives Memorial Day May 28th, 2018

This year the West Palm Beach Jerk Festival will be celebrating its 15th year staging! Promoters of the event, Fulla-Vybz Inc promises another epic yet entertaining cultural experience for the entire family.  The event will take place on Memorial Day May 28th, 2018, at the South Florida Fair Grounds, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411.

The main stage will come alive with International Dancehall Reggae Artist Busy Signal who will be making his debut performance in Florida. Busy promised an electrifying performance that patrons will never forget. Veteran Reggae Icon Coca Tea who is no stranger to the stage is set to mesmerize the crowd with non-stop hits after hits. Completing the perfect lineup in celebration of our 15th year will be the melodious male group L.U.S.T. (Lukie D, Thriller U, Singing Melody & Tony Curtis).

The festival honors the cultural richness, heritage and flavor that the Caribbean Jerk Seasoning lends to food and traditions. The dizzying variety of Caribbean Jerk can be found in the many food offerings that include succulent Jerk Lobster, Juicy Jerk Chicken, the Spicy Jerk Shrimp, the Sensational Smoked Jerk Pork and the popular Jerk Ice Cream.

Truly a family inspired festival, the Kids Zone is guaranteed to attract youngsters with fun, interactive programming through the day.

For the young and young at heart, the day party within the Jerk Fest dubbed the Jerk Explosion Party Pavilion, is sure to entertain. Featuring popular DJs and a dance contest, the festivities are sure to be the perfect end to the Memorial Weekend.

Tickets can be purchased at www.palmbeachjerkfestival. com or popular local Caribbean community locations. Children 12 and under are admitted FREE of charge.


Established in 1996, Full-A-Vybez, Inc. is a full service entertainment and promotion company specializing in events of all sizes, catering to the Caribbean diaspora communities. The highly skilled team of industry professionals leads several local and international experiences that typically draw crowds in excess of 15,000 attendees. In addition to other targeted experiences, Full-A-Vybez, Inc’s annual marquee events include the Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival and the Orlando Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival.



For general information, visit www. or call our hotline at 866-232-0001.

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Follow us on Instagram/Twitter @palmbeachjerkfestival

For vendor information, contact Rhonda Davis at 321-689-3415.

All media inquiries should be directed to Keisha Freeman at 407-900-6517 or [email protected]


Sharing The Stories Of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things! – People Profile Awards 2018

The Third staging of the annual People Profile Awards, an event created to acknowledge individuals in their Community whose stories inspire, motivate or educate others will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Davie, Florida.

People Profile Awards will spotlight the accomplishments of individuals, groups, and entities, and the impact that they have on others, the community and the world. This event is designed to
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The People Profile Awards, Black Tie Red Carpet Affair, sponsored by the Dutch Pot Restaurants, will be held at the Bailey Hall Performing Arts Theater located at 3501 Davie Rd, Davie FL 33314. This prestigious event will not only highlight the contribution of outstanding individuals and/or organizations in the Community, but will also pay a special tribute to those affected by the recent Parkland Tragedy. The event will also be showcasing stalwarts of the entertainment industry such as Everton Blender, Glen Washington, King Yellowman, and Papa Michigan (from Michigan & Smiley). Also hitting the stage will be South Florida’s own Mical Russell, King Banton, Randy Corinthian, poet C L Brown, and other entertainers.

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L-R Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness,
Dr. Allan Cunningham, President/CEO, Judith Cunningham, Director/CFO,
Denise D. Grant and Peter Gracey, VP/Executive Director

The People Profile Awards 2018 promises to be a phenomenal night filled with anticipation, information and entertainment. Receiving an award boosts the value of an individual or company, and the title ‘Award Winning’ carries connotations of reputation and expertise. The 17 illustrious awards which include the “Humanitarian”, “Good  Citizen”, “Sportsman of the Year”, “Music and Entertainment” Awards will be presented by a myriad of local celebrities such as Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, Mayor Hazelle Rogers, Denise D. Grant, Ivett Jackson, Actor Paul Campbell just to name a few. Some of the deserving nominees include Dr. Paul Hamilton, Juliet Roulhac, Joma McLeod, James T, Waggy Tee, Kiwanis Club of Sunrise, Dwyane Wade, and Keesha Barreau.  The 2018 award recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award is Jamaican actress Leonie Forbes, OD.

The event will be hosted by Oliver Samuels, OD.

The People Profile Awards Press Conference will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at Lallo’s, 1400 N State Road 7, Lauderhill, Florida from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The event is sponsored by Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, and Lallo’s and will be hosted by Denise D Grant and Janet Ahmad Young. The MC for the night will be Tanto Irie.
There will be a cash bar, complimentary finger foods, raffle prizes and surprises!

VIP and General Admission tickets for the June 10th Awards Show will be available for purchase. For more information and tickets, please contact Judith at 954-557-6184, or Horace at 954-683-0671, or visit


Residents Encouraged To Take Charge Of Their Health

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Member of Parliament for North West Manchester, Mikael Phillips (right) shows the audience how he engages in physical activity at the celebration of World Health Day by the Manchester Health Department on Friday, April 27. The health team encouraged residents to take responsibility for their health and practice healthier lifestyles. Mr. Phillips commended the health team for demonstrating to residents the importance of physical activity and healthy diets. Photographed also are: Senior Health Education and Promotion Officer at the Ministry of Health,

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Children from the Georges Valley Basic School demonstrate that whatever your age, it is important and enjoyable to participate in physical activity. The students were participating in the celebration of World Health Day hosted by the Manchester Health Department under the theme, “Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere” on Friday, April 27. Several residents were encouraged to take responsibility for their health through healthier diets and regular physical activity.


For more information contact:

Latoya Laylor Brown

Public Relations & Advocacy Officer

Southern Regional Health Authority

Tel: 962-8232/779-2663
Email: [email protected]



Come, Bring Your Drum To The Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival

Braata Productions, creator of The Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival – the premier New York family event to be held at the York College Performing Arts Center in Queens on May 12, 2018 – invites families to participate in and enjoy the day of culture and fun, now an annual staple in the community and free for the entire family.

The Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival showcases the best of the Caribbean and provides a chance for New Yorkers to experience the folk culture of the islands and sample its unique cuisine. Patrons are invited to come with their drums and dancing feet.Come, Bring Your Drum To The Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival

Event founder and organizer Andrew Clarke says, “2018 represents our fourth staging of this celebration of Caribbean folk arts, culture and heritage. We really want to make this an accessible event for all.

The event which will again deliver fun and entertainment for the entire family, gets underway at 12 noon.

The Caribbean Folk Festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and Council Member I. Daneek Miller.

Clarke emphases, ““The Caribbean community has so much to offer and this Folk Festival provides a unique opportunity to showcase our rich and diverse cultural heritage with the residents of the borough and its environs. We look forward to the support of the Queens community and the wider New York Tri-State area to ensure the Festival’s success.”

The day’s events feature a Drumming circle, Steel Pan Orchestra, Basket Weaving demonstration and instruction, Storytelling, a Pop Up Cultural Exhibit featuring life sized puppets of Anansy, Rolling Calf, Bacoo among others and the Play Zone featuring dandy shandy, marbles, hop scotch, ring games and more.

The organizers hope community members will come out and make it a family outing Clarke says, “We hope parents will take their children, Grandparents will take the grandkids, church groups will make it an outing. Senior centers will encourage their seniors to attend and civic, youth groups and other non-profits will see the value in ensuring their members to participate.”

The Caribbean Folk Festival will feature different experiences from Anglophone Caribbean territories.

Clarke outlines, “This will it be another special staging. Our Play Zone is now all the games that we played back home in the Caribbean, guided and lead by Activity Coordinators who will teach and engage the children and adults in the playing of these games such as Dandy Shady, Hopscotch, Ring Games, Marbles, Jacks and more.

“The idea is that the generations will meet in one space and exchange experiences. Grandma will play with her grandkids and teach them games she used to play.”

Braata Folk Singers will leads an impressive lineup of cultural groups scheduled to perform throughout the afternoon starting at 4 pm.

Headlining the event will be Ernie Smith, with live performances also by Andrew Clarke, Children of Culture St. Lucia and the True Tribute Organization.

Attendees are encouraged to reserve their complimentary tickets early for the festival. Tickets can be reserved online at


Braata Productions

Telephone: 917-668-2209

Email: [email protected]