Who Will Win? Pitchit Caribbean Challenge Announces its 25 Caribbean Startup Finalists
PitchIT Caribbean Challenge, a Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship competition and showcase produced by the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Programme ( CMIP), announced the 25 Caribbean Startup teams who will be vying for US$5000 in seed funding and a spot in one of four PitchIT Caribbean Accelerators. There are 9 Jamaican Startups, 9 Trinidadian Startups, 3 Barbadian Startups...
Just how affordable is Caribbean Internet broadband ?
Since May 2011, and following on from our most recent Snapshot of Internet speed and pricing, we have been regularly assessing the affordability of Internet broadband service across the Caribbean. Here, we update our findings on affordability, and discuss some of the changes that have occurred since the last exercise. Approach In our most recent...
Jamaica Takes Lead in Regional Telecoms Talks, after Liberty Global Announces CWC Acquisition
KINGSTON, Jamaica—A multi billion-dollar telecommunications deal, touted as a significant growth opportunity for the Caribbean information and communication technology sector, has come under the scrutiny of the Jamaican government. Liberty Global announced the completion of its US$5 billion cash-and-stock takeover of Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) on May 16. The combined business will generate combined...
Global Internet Content Providers Turn Attention to The Caribbean
Facebook, Google, Akamai coming for CarPIF 2 For the Caribbean, building better telecommunications and stronger economies comes down to human relationships, as a group of Internet industry heavyweights from across the region and around the world gather in Curacao for the second annual Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum. Much ink has been spilt and many hands wrung over how...
Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) says it is now conducting a Jamaican mobile money pilot with technology provider Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) and its American partner Quisk. JMMB and Lasco Financial Services Limited (LFSL) are also in talks with AIS and Quisk to use their cloud platform to launch their offerings; while conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited...
How was Kingston BETA March Edition ? | Here’s the Full Report
Kingston BETA Tech Community Meetup + Pitch event, kicked off the first in its 2016 series on Thursday March 24th 2016. It was flush with announcements and 11 tech-driven pitches both from aspiring and current Jamaican Tech Entrepreneurs, plus a new Youth Innovation Pitch segment for high school students. The Announcements Slashroots is once again […]
We’re Excited about our new YOUTH INNOVATION PITCH! segment
We’re Excited about our YOUTH INNOVATION PITCH! It’s a new segment of the BETA PITCH at KINGSTON BETA . For 2016, we reserve 2 spots for our 15-18 year old young people who are inside and outside of high school. This segment is sponsored by Seprod Group of Companies This happens plus a current + […]
SAVE THE DATE: The Next Kingston BETA is on Thursday March 24th, 2016
It’s our 9th year and our first event for 2016. We had to reschedule as Jamaica’s National Elections fell on the very day we had originally planned. With that behind us, we’re kicking off our event series on Thursday March 24th, 2016 at JAMPRO Head Quarters, 18 Trafalgar Road in New Kingston Business District. It […]
Happy New Year Everyone! May 2016 be filled with amazing tech entrepreneurial success! As you see we’re back with a fresh look for the new year both here on our site as well on our Facebook and Twitter Channels. How do you like us now? We kick off our event series on Thursday February 25th, […]
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These past few weeks have been very sad in Jamaicas history Weve had 4 suicides in approximately one month There was the 2nd form student from Wolmers Boys school on April 25 the father of the 3 year old who killed her and days later killed himself on April 29 politician Faye Reid-Jacobs May 8 and most recently the male student from UTech May 12According to the World Health Organization WHO some 800 000 people die by suicide per year
Do you have one of those new water meters I recently had one installed at my home I wondered at first if I should be upset about this new developmentDigital MetersProgress is never easy especially in its beginning phrases My old meter worked just fine so I wondered why I needed a new oneWell times have changed and we simply have to go with the flow or get left behind These new meters are the Diehl Hydrus brand meters and
Jamwest Speedway played host to a gargantuan battle involving fierce protagonists from several Caribbean shores That story will be told But during one of those firestorms a legend of Jamaican motorsports aboard what may be considered an aging machine fought a rather valiant bout and shunned an assault which was launched by my preferred RX3Mark Maloneys machine is a modern interpretation of a RX3 transformed to the nth degree It is a no expense spared ultimate performance and time-warp speed
When you hear Bernie railing against Wall Street or Trump promising to revive America’s coal industry, you have to ask yourself what they could do if they actually became President.
Bernie could possibly get Congress to impose a fee or tax on financial transactions, I suppose. And Trump could revoke some environmental protection regulations imposed by Obama’s executive orders.
But Bernie would never be so naive as to try and erase the financial patterns supporting the world’s economy. And Trump has no power to stem the growing trend away from the use of coal. Natural gas is simply better – cheaper, cleaner and less damaging to the environment.
A President’s ability to make radical changes is severely limited. It’s Congress – with both the House and Senate consenting – that passes laws. The President proposes but Congress disposes.
The most drastic action a President can take is to veto legislation. And the veto can be overridden by a two-thirds Senate vote.
So I wouldn’t count on any radical change in domestic policies as long as Congress remains inexorably divided.
And, while it looks as if the Democrats might take back the Senate, even the most biased observer wouldn’t bet on them winning the House in November. State legislatures have just about gerrymandered away that possibility.
What’s likely to happen – regardless of who becomes President – is a continuation of the dreary gridlock that has frustrated voters for so long. Change will have to come incrementally in the prevailing political climate, if it comes at all.
There’s so much that candidates promise, so little they can actually deliver.
The odds against Bernie getting a healthcare system like Canada’s are a thousand to one, for example. Or free college tuition for all. Or any of those other desirable reforms he keeps yelling about.
Hillary has a far greater chance of coaxing Congress to make modest reforms. She has the connections and the political know-how.
Still, either Bernie or Hillary would be relatively benign as President. They would earnestly try to protect the little guy against the financial bullies in those corporate boardrooms. And they would usually have the best interests of everyday Americans at heart.
What’s even more important is that neither would mindlessly plunge America into a nuclear war or willfully disrupt the global patterns of trade (despite Bernie’s rants against NAFTA, etc.) And neither envisages America as a heavily armed thug threatening and bullying the rest of the world.
Trump in the White House would be a ticking time bomb. As commander in chief, this impulsive egomaniac would have access to the Doomsday button, and that should keep Americans – and the rest of the world – awake at night.
Also, his “America First” foreign policy would set this country against the rest of the globe, triggering trade wars and even armed conflicts. The cost of living would soar in America, and jobs would disappear as exporters feel the backlash from Trump’s protectionism.
Of course, Trump’s racist rhetoric will also have repercussions at home and abroad.
He cannot do all the things he says he would do, but he could do enough to set America back a generation or more.
And, although both Hillary and Bernie would be constrained in making the reforms they promise, any thinking human being must recognize how much saner than Trump either of them would be in the White House.
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Iglu Cruise representatives are on location escorting cruise guests during the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix this week. As part of an exciting cruise and stay holiday guests will have the chance to experience this major sporting event trackside as part of their holiday. Set in the glittering French Riviera, race goers will enjoy the unique experience of the world’s most famous Formula One Race.
Monaco facts: It’s as glitzy as it is old, with the Principality ruled by the Grimaldi family for over 700 years. Who were the Grimaldis? A famous family from the area who took over Monaco from the Genovese occupiers. In 1297 Francesco Grimaldi and his men captured the fortress dressed as Franciscan monks. The disguise allowed them access to the castle. Once inside they opened the gates allowing their soldiers in. How well does Monaco get on with neighbours today? Very well, Monaco has full membership to the UN and is affiliated to the EU. The present day ruler Albert of Monaco works hard ensuring the country isn’t just known as a tax haven, but a country with a transparent fiscal system promoting banking and high tech industries. Why is it so well-known despite being less than a square mile with a population of 37,800? For starters Monaco residents are about the world’s wealthiest enjoying record years of longevity, a pleasant climate and paying zero taxes. Security is one of Monaco’s USP’s with the world’s highest number of policemen per capita. The facilities and amenities make it a welcoming playground for the rich and every May they hold the Grand Prix around the streets. What do drivers think of that? It’s the race they all want to win, if you bag this one whether the Grand Prix or support race, it puts rockets on your street cred. They have to earn it though, it’s tight and twisty, drivers say it’s like riding a bike in your living room, others say it’s like flying a plane in an auditorium.
Monaco is a stunning destination packed with glitz, glamour, culture and history. Visit as part of your Mediterranean cruise or attend during the world famous grand prix to absorb the exciting atmosphere. MSC Preziosa (above) is just one of the ships available to book for a Monaco F1 Grand Prix cruise and stay. See our Monaco F1 cruise guide for more inormation on cruise lines and ships that offer a Monaco Grand Prix Cruise packge.
Check back for updates on our team activity in Monaco. Monaco fast facts by Iglu expert Thomas Moulton
Shelly clocks 11.18s in 100m to finish 8th at Eugene
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s double Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce today finished eighth in 11.18 seconds at the PreFontaine Classic meeting in Eugene, Oregon, USA, in her first race since returning from injury. The race was won by ...
Government announces $15-m project to establish recreational
THE Government will be embarking on a programme to establish recreational spaces across Jamaica. This will be undertaken through collaboration between the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE ...
The first departs Jamaica at 8:04 a.m. with stops including Bay Shore, Sayville and Patchogue where beach-goers can connect to ferries bound for their favorite Fire Island community. A second eastbound train will depart from Babylon at 12:02 p.m. and make ...
Listen to the Podcast of the Jamaica & Caribbean Weekly News Summary for the week ending May 27th , 2016
This is a Podcast of the Jamaica & Caribbean Weekly News Summary for the week ending May 27th, 2016. The JAMAICA WEEKLY News Summary Podcast is brought to you by Jamaicans.com. For past Jamaica & Caribbean Weekly News Podcasts please visit our archives.
Chile can´t repeat Jamaica showing against Argentina, warns Medel
Gary Medel says Chile cannot afford a repeat of their performance in Friday's shock loss to Jamaica when they start their Copa America defence against Argentina. Juan Antonio Pizzi's side were beaten 2-1 at Estadio Sausalito after wasting a number of ...
St. Elizabeth man accused of human trafficking faces trial
Rohan Ebanks, 40, is accused of bringing a 14 year old Haitian girl to Jamaica and holding her captive for three years before she was rescued by the local authorities. At the trial, prosecutors reported that in 2010, Mr. Ebanks travelled to Haiti by boat ...
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 27, 2016) - Vacation Express is back with their popular non-stop flights to Jamaica from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport! Their affordable seven-night vacation packages to Montego Bay depart every Saturday ...
Jamaica man arrested for the 2015 murder of an aide to Governor Cuomo ahead of West Indies Carnival
The man wanted for the murder of Carey Gabay, a former aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo, in Brooklyn last Labor Day was arrested Friday, police announced. According to law enforcement officials, Micah Alleyne, 24, of Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica has been ...
Potential Sale Of Jamaica’s Long-Shuttered Palmyra Resort Reported
There may be signs of life — and a potential sale — at one long-stalled Jamaican resort project. The Jamaica Gleaner is reporting financial services firm Sagicor Group Jamaica has emerged as the “preferred buyer” of the shuttered Palmyra resort in ...
Jamaica Gleaner / A taxation study conducted by the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) concludes revealed that a removal of aviation taxes would yield significantly high passenger benefits for Jamaica. The study to be made public this weekend ...
Road Safety Council saddned by St Ann crash, deaths
The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is calling on Jamaicans to take personal responsibility for their safety on our roads in light of the tragic loss of five lives in a motor vehicle crash in Llandovery, St Ann yesterday. Since the start of...
Bus in deadly St Ann crash breached several transport regulations - Henry
Transport Minister Mike Henry has revealed a number of breaches of transport regulations by the operators of the bus which crashed in St Ann yesterday, leaving five people dead. Henry says preliminary reports suggest that the mini bus was defective...
Stop order on Royalton construction lifted, conditionally
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says the stop order against Royalton Hotel in Hanover has been lifted. On May 10, the Hanover Parish Council issued a 30-day stop order on construction at the site, after a...
Education minister kicks off islandwide parent consultations today
Minister of Education Senator Ruel Reid is to hold the first in a series of islandwide parent consultations today to discuss the role parents will play in the new Tuition-Fee Policy in high schools. It’s being held at the Montego Bay High...
Six centenarians from Kingston and St Andrew were honoured by the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) for a combined 618 years of contribution to the growth and development of the Jamaica, at a function on May 20 at the...
Wisynco CEO says all jobs secure following major fire
There was loud applause from workers at the Lakes Pen, St Catherine-based Wisynco warehouse this morning when CEO Andrew Mahfood announced that all jobs are secure following Thursday’s massive fire that destroyed the facility. Several workers...
More than 12 hours after a massive fire at the Wisynco warehouse in Lakes Pen, St Catherine, employees of the company gathered this morning to survey the damage. Gleaner reporter Christopher Serju was also there and captured these photos:
Evan Thompson appointed Head of the Meteorological Service
The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has announced the appointment of Evan Thompson as the new director for the Meteorological Service Division. Thompson is a seasoned meteorologist, with over 27 years of experience. Thompson who has...
The Jamaica fire Brigade has confirmed that the fire at Wisynco's Lakes Pen warehouse in St Catherine is still burning. Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that three fire units are...
UPDATE: Fifth person dies following early morning crash in St Ann
A fifth person has died following an early morning crash along the Laughlands main road in St Ann. The police say the crash happened about 6:45 a.m. when a Toyota Hiace bus and a Toyota Rav 4 collided. The identities of those killed have not...
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica is moving to strengthen co-operation with Cuba on key industries, such as agriculture and manufacturing, which can benefit both nations. Minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, Karl Samuda, said Jamaica is seeking to learn from the...
Bold and decisive measures will be taken to reduce crime, says Jamaica PM
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government of Jamaica will be taking “bold and decisive” measures to significantly reduce crime and violence in the country, particularly against the most vulnerable. Among the measures to be implemented is a special...