As the people, trends and opportunities continue to drive the rise of Digital Caribbean, so do people’s fears and questions. This is why I decided to be available in a more direct way and launch a limited coaching programme and here is why. The #1 obstacle faced by executives and entrepreneurs is knowing what to do, where to start...
Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurs: Do We have an Execution Problem!?
Two Jamaican Angel Investors walked into a cafe here in Kingston, Jamaica today, I was there working. We spoke. One is white, British, been living here for decades.The other is what we call Jamaican white. Both obviously yet understatedly rich, propertied ad established in the business community with their various business holdings. They are new...
PODCAST INTERVIEW: How to Kickstart a Tech Startup Community and Create a Safe Space for Entrepreneurship
” A dozen years ago, the tech entrepreneurship space in the Caribbean is not like it is now. At that time, techies were considered outliers – an exotic and raggedly bunch who were trying to make their pipe dreams come true. Fast forward to today, technology and innovation are being actively encouraged in schools and...
The Kingston BETA EFFECT! – “We kickstarted a community…”
When I decided to end Kingston BETA – the first and longest running Caribbean Tech Startup Event, it wasn’t easy, even as I was at peace with the decision. It was 11years, we had achieved alot and I made the personal decision a year ago to make SiliconCaribe a real media and events business that...
Stay ahead of the News, Trends, Insight and Events going on in Digital Caribbean and Diaspora. In this Week’s Report on global #TechTuesday is Sponsored by National Commercial Bank of Jamaica. [ CRYPTOCURRENCY ] BAHAMAS WILL PILOT STATE-BACKED DIGITAL CURRENCY Bahamas – The Central Bank of The Bahamas is to introduce a pilot...
As Jamaica prepares to celebrate Emancipation Day on August 1, there are some 7,000 people living in modern-day slavery on the island according to the Global Slavery Index published on Thursday.Although slavery and the four-year apprentiship period officially ended 180 years ago, 2.57 people out of every 1,000 living in Jamaica are estimated to be living as slaves, the report said.
World Cup finals cause run on Ready TV set-top boxes
The recent FIFA World Cup finals in Russia gave such a huge boost to demand for ReadyTV's services that the company is now down to its last few set-top boxes (STBs).The major problem now is that it will take at least another couple of months to get new STBs shipped to the island to meet the increasing demand for the service.
In honour of the recently concluded World Cup (Vive la France!), I thought I would share a story to remind you to keep your eyes on the goal as an investor.In 2015 Mr Green had $3 million to invest and wanted to earn better interest than his bank was offering. So instead of lodging the money in his bank account, he bought a Toyota Corolla for $3 million, and entered into a contract with Cantor General Ltd to rent the car from him for seven years at $450,000 per year.
Epican supplying local doctors with medical cannabis
Cannabis grower Epican has already secured its place as supplier of medical cannabis to a number of local doctors seeking therapeutic treatment for patients, but needed a facility to professionally offer its products and services to the public.
Cruise passenger arrivals exceed one million in St Kitts
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — St Kitts and Nevis has reached a milestone as the federation welcomed its millionth cruise ship passenger on Monday.St Kitts Tourism Authority and Ministry of Tourism said this now gives the island marquee port status for the first time in its history.“I am deeply gratified to welcome over one million cruise passengers to our shores as of today,” said Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant.
Very Amazing Products (VAP) Ltd, which trades under the Pure brand, has pumped $50 million into the purchase of pouch and sachet packing machines in a move to drive revenue up 15 per cent over the next year.The company, which started out producing Pure Bulk Syrup, has plans to expand its product line to include pouch-packaged ketchup and sachet-packaged barbeque and ketchup sauces for sale in the local market.
Outside, the temperatures may have been hitting the mid-30s, but that was no obstacle for patrons attending Christmas in July inside the air conditioned Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston yesterday.Some 118 local producers from across the island showcased their authentic Jamaican gift and souvenir items, while networking with corporate entities and various industry players at 'Christmas in July'.
David Noel, CEO and president of Scotia Group Jamaica Ltd and senior vice-president and head of the Caribbean Central & North was yesterday unanimously elected to the role of president of the Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) at its Annual General Meeting.He takes over from Nigel Holness, managing director of First Caribbean International Bank,
After 11years As The Caribbean’s Leading Tech Community Event Kingston BETA Announces Finale For June 28th!
A MESSAGE FROM KINGSTON BETA- CO-FOUNDER + EVENT HOST INGRID RILEY! HI EVERYONE, I decided to go live on Instagram to announce that the next Kingston BETA event set for Thursday June 28th, 6:30pm at JAMPRO will be our FINAL EDITION. This is our 11th year and to date we have had just over 100 […]
SAVE THE DATE: The Next Kingston BETA event will be on Thursday June 28th.
The Next Kingston BETA event will be on Thursday June 28th. JAMPRO HQ, 18 Trafalgar Road Time: 6:30 pm sharp. Entry: $1,000 Regular | $500 High school and college students. ( Food + drink included) Open Call: Pitches and Demos from Entrepreneurs are welcomed as usual. Please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org #kgnbetais11 #kgnbeta2018
EVENT ALERT: Youth Innovation – Trends + Opportunities in 2018
The First Kingston BETA of 2018 is set for Thursday January 25th, 2018. Youth Innovation – Trends and Opportunities in 2018 Our Panelists are Kristofferson Nunes – Founder of UCA Youth Marketing Lianne McNaughton – Founder of Youth Can Do I.T Michael Dann – Technical Manage at Real Decoy Nicholas Kee- Co-founder of Next Gen […]
KINGSTON BETA + SEEDSTARS WORLD DOES JOINT OCTOBER 26th EVENT
KINGSTON BETA + SEEDSTARS WORLD DOES JOINT OCTOBER EVENT – Enter the Startup Pitch Competition. Come Listen to the Pitches. – Stay for the Panel Discussion and Networking over Drinks. ENTER THE COMPETITION NOW : CLICK HERE
Please be advised that the unaudited financial statements of Cargo Handlers Limited for the six month period ending March 31, 2015 have been submitted as of May 14, 2015 to the Jamaica Stock Exchange for posting on their website.
Jamaica Stock Exchange is pleased to inform its shareholders and the market at large that its Unaudited Financial Statements for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2015 is now available on the Jamaica Stock Exchange's website:www.jamstockex.com
CIRCUIT RACING JUSTICE FOR DOUG 'HOLLYWOOD' GORE PART 1
Are sharks are on the prowl in New York Apparently 2 children were attacked by sharks on beaches on Long Island Reports state that a tooth was recovered from the leg of one of the victimsWe have no reports of shark attacks in extra warm drought-infested Jamaica but it is evident that the sharks of a different kind are roaming circuit racing watersThe Caribbean Motor Racing Championship revved into Trinidad and Tobago recently Honestly I was not keeping up with
Jamaica on Saturday, July 21, 2018: Energy Worries, Dreadlocks Annoyance and Drought Biting
I haven’t written a news update since Easter! With so much happening, I should never have left it so long. I can only say that I have been overwhelmed with all kinds of commitments and things that have dragged me away from my regular news focus. Here’s an update for the last week (or perhaps two)…You can click on the highlighted links to read more, and there’s a photo gallery. Caribbean: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government meeting took place in Montego Bay from July 4 – 6. The Haitian Prime Minister handed over CARICOM’s chairmanship to Jamaica until December 31. I wrote down a few thoughts on the annual speechfest in my Gleaner blog here. There was a new kid on the block: Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, a seemingly no-nonsense woman and the island’s first woman Prime Minister, who won a landslide victory in May (like Grenada, Barbados has no parliamentary Opposition now).
Democratic Party bigwigs are reportedly cowering in fear because the base is turning to “Democratic Socialism.” I wish those old fossils would (as one of my readers might put it) get a grip.
Yes, the Socialist label has been demonized in America. And. yes, some brands of Socialism have failed spectacularly all over the world. I’m sure my Jamaican readers remember the well meaning Manleys, Norman and Michael, and the mess they made of our island’s economy.
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If those kidnapped refugee children are ever reunited with their parents, it won’t be because of Ice Queen Kirstjen Nielsen (photo) or heartless apparatchik Alex Azar . It will be groups like Catholic Charities we have to thank.
No one likes to be sick Some persons cant bear the idea of being in a hospital In fact I have friends who hate hospitals so badly that they refuse to go to a hospital even if to visit a close relative or friendHealth Care SystemThe public health care system in Jamaica is free However there are many hidden costs For example you might have to wait many months for elective surgery while if admitted you might have to source
Why does it seem as if there is so little funds left at the end of the month For some people their funds go even more quickly in fact by the middle of the month they start complaining that they have no money In this time of financial instability it pays to be more careful how we spendHow can we ensure that we get the most out of our moneySet Goals If yuh want good then yuh nose mus run
I will admit I am trying desperately so to avoid a direct confrontation with the issues relating to what some are describing as a travesty of justice A verdict contrived by a kangaroo court A subdue Hollywood campaignI will refrain for now for how long I am not certain There is a lot to be said about the fate of one of the most decorated and celebrated drivers in the Caribbean I will take ample time to process what has
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Athletics-Don't compare me to Bolt says Jamaica's latest sprint hope
LONDON (Reuters) - Akeem Bloomfield announced himself as the latest “next big thing” from Jamaica when he broke 20 seconds for the first time to win the London Diamond League 200 metres on Sunday but ...
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Alia Atkinson won Jamaica and herself a second gold medal at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games, winning the women's 50- metres butterfly 'A' final in 26.60 seconds ...
Senior Superintendent of Jamaica Police suspected to have committed suicide
(Jamaica Gleaner): Senior Superintendent of Police Dermot Lawrence is believed to have committed suicide. Lawrence was found hanging by a piece of rope from the ceiling of his Mango Walk home near Mon...
Strong Jamaica boxing team due for schoolboys tournament
Jamaica has registered four boxers, three males and a female for the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Tournament scheduled for the National Gymnasium from August 17-19. According to President of the G...
John Gillon's 32 points lead Boeheim's Army to win over South Jamaica Kings in TBT
New York -- Boeheim's Army unleashed its running game, got serious on defense and eliminated the pesky South Jamaica Kings 90-72 from The Basketball Tournament Saturday night at LIU-Brooklyn. A hefty ...
Jeff Sánchez, Jamaica Plain Democrat, is getting challenged from the ‘super left’
Now that the $41 billion state budget has been sent to the governor’s desk, state Representative Jeff Sánchez, a Jamaica Plain Democrat who serves as the House’s fiscal chief, will face another battle ...
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018: Hong Kong show ‘attitude’ in dominant win over Jamaica in San Francisco
Hong Kong have Bowl glory in their sights at the Rugby World Cup Sevens after a four-try blitz fired them to a 24-10 win over Jamaica in San Francisco on Sunday morning. For the second day in a row Pa...
GameThread: #1 Boeheim’s Army vs. #17 South Jamaica Kings
The Basketball Tournament’s already in full swing, but for Boeheim’s Army, it really begins on Saturday evening. Friday’s night’s action included a 73-68 win for No. 17 South Jamaica Kings over the No ...
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tyquendo Tracey today became the 20th Jamaican man to run the 100 metre under 10.00 seconds legally after he dipped under the mark twice at the Muller Anniversary Games in London. ...
St Lucia joins Jamaica in vacation offer to Thai boys and coach
KINGSTON, Jamaica — St Lucia has joined Jamaica in its plans to host the 12 boys from a youth football team in Thailand and their coach who were recently rescued from a flooded cave in their country. ...
The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the electrical panel at its Fustic Grove facility in St Elizabeth has been vandalised, which has resulted in the community having no water. In a release this afternoon, the NWC said despite...
A 35-year old man was stabbed to death yesterday allegedly by his sister-in-law in 19 Miles, May Pen, Clarendon.He has been identified as Marco Dane Thompson.Information reaching The Gleaner is that Thompson was at the bar which is owned and...
Three bidders for NMIA, preferred bidder to be known next month
Three of eight pre-qualified investors responded to the government's request for proposals to enter into a public private partnership arrangement to operate the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston.In a release yesterday, the...
Standoff at property on Waterloo Road as dispute over ownership escalates
There is now a major standoff at a property located at the intersection of Waterloo Road and Hope Road in St Andrew as a dispute over ownership escalates.From as early as 5:30 this morning wreckers have been attempting to remove about 17 vehicles...
Chinese businessman killed in Featherbed Lane, Spanish Town
The police are still trying to determine the motive behind the killing of a Chinese businessman on Featherbed Lane in Spanish Town, St Catherine yesterday.He has been identified as 39-year-old Xiang Qui, operator of DL Wholesale and Meats situated...
Utilise channels created to address personal issues, JCF urge cops
The Police High Command is urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to utilise the programmes established to address personal issues. These include the JCF Chaplaincy Unit, the Medical Services Branch and the Volunteer Pastors’...
Man convicted after fourth murder trial gets life sentence
The St Andrew man convicted a second time for shooting a woman to death just metres from the August Town Police Station 13 years ago will have to spend more than two decades in prison for the crime. Machel Goulbourne was given the mandatory life in...
Nine family members among victims of US 'duck boat' tragedy
Officials in the United States (US) have confirmed that nine members of one family were among the 17 persons who died when a tour boat sank in a lake in the state of a Missouri on Thursday. According to reports, the nine family members are from the...
Teachers and students at Mona Heights Primary School in St Andrew are mourning the death of a fourth grade girl who died yesterday after a truck ran into her family’s dwelling house along Escarpment Road, also in St Andrew. She is nine-...
Top attorneys Caroline Hay and Carolyn Reid-Cameron have been appointed Queen's Counsel. The appointment was made by Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen on the recommendation of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and took effect July 18....