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(L-R) Dean-Roy Bernard, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Hector Stephenson, Executive Director, Overseas Examinations Commission, Stuart Reid, Director, NCB Foundation, Keisia Jackson, a student at Norman Manley High School as well as NCB Foundation Chair, Thalia Lyn and Jamaica College student David McKenzie, gather around as the NCB Foundation transfers $13.9 million to the Overseas Examinations Commission as payment for exam fees for some 4,194 sittings for 3,334 students from government approved public and private schools for last year’s May-June exam period. The ceremony happened at Jamaica College.

Caribbean Diaspora Television Show Confirms Mainstream South Florida Broadcast

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The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly, a dynamic, upbeat lifestyle television show focused on Caribbeans living outside of the islands, has announced that it will premiere on South Florida mainstream television this October. The groundbreaking show, which is the first in recent years to address South Florida’s English-speaking West Indian community, will air the first episode of its fourth quarter run on SFL / The CW Network on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 11:30AM. The show, which has already successfully broadcast a complete season throughout the Caribbean and in some North American states, will be repackaged to include South Florida specific content, and will be broadcast as The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly – South Florida Edition.

The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly – South Florida Edition is a TV magazine that incorporates the community from its home base in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, including new on and off screen talent. The weekly lineup includes colorful interviews, thought-provoking opinions, Caribbean-style cooking, helpful tips and tricks, interesting facts and a community entertainment feature.

Interview guests include diaspora influencers like Trinidadian champion sprinter Ato Boldon, White House Champion of Change Jamaican Felecia Hatcher and Haitian Freedom Fighter Marleine Bastien. The most controversial and popular segment of the show – The Diaspora Perspective, includes feisty and powerful perspectives from outspoken host / producer Calibe Thompson.

“The English-speaking Caribbean community makes up almost 10% of the South Florida population yet our diaspora community is not represented anywhere on mainstream television. We’d like to begin to change that with content that is intelligent but still reflects the fun side of our culture,” said Ms Thompson. “Our team is looking forward to growing quickly and to showing how great an impact we West Indians can make.”

The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly debuted internationally in April 2014 on Caribvision and One Caribbean television networks, and the show’s premiere season is currently in its second run in over 20 Caribbean countries and 8 North American regions via those channels. The show has been described as engaging, fun, thoughtful, dynamic, well-produced and highly entertaining.

The producers are currently soliciting sponsors and advertisers. Interested parties are invited to contact them at [email protected] .

The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly – South Florida Edition is produced by the joint effort of South Florida Caribbean media houses Caribcast, Jamaicans.com and Blondie Ras Productions. Learn more about The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly – South Florida Edition at www.thecaribbeandiaspora.tv .

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