Startup Marketing 101: How to Gain Traction and Boost Your Exposure
by Adrian Gulliver As much as it is fulfilling, running a startup is very hard work. Trying to get your big idea to gain traction with investors is enough on its own, but very soon startup founders realize that getting customers to notice them is a whole other issue. Your concept might be brilliant and...
Mobile Gaming Tech is Taking the Caribbean by Storm
Since the start of the current decade, there has been a significant rise in the opportunities of mobile app developers catering their technology to the residents of the Caribbean. Not only has it allowed for more developers from the region to build Caribbean-tailored apps, but mobile users locally have been able to access a huge...
RunLive Startup Chronicles: Leap of Faith, Moving to Europe for a Tech Accelerator
by David Mullings In September 2018, I did something which I always wanted to do, move to Europe to live, but it was a tough decision because I’m not a 23 year-old founder with limited responsibilities. As a married father of 3, including a 7 month-old at the time, it was both rewarding and disappointing...
Poker in the Caribbean: Could the World’s Favorite Card Game Boost the Caribbean Tourism and Tech Industries?
by Adrian Gulliver The Caribbean is renowned for its stunning landscape, and its booming hospitality industry. Travelers from all over the world flock to this corner of the world to explore its marvellous islands and get a taste of its unique culture and cuisine. Yet tourism is not the only industry that the Caribbean is...
ICT- Pusle Podcast: Creating a More Enabling Environment for Caribbean Innovation.
Innovation has become one of the big buzzwords in the digital age, with organisations, and even countries, aspiring to be ‘more innovative’. But what does that mean and what can we do to better nurture and, ultimately leverage innovation? Based on his illustrious career in Engineering and in Education, Professor Patrick Hosein shares his thoughts...
Dear Claudienne I live in rural Jamaica and I am writing to seek assistance from you in regards to an accident that took place in 2014.On December 14, 2014 my son who was standing 'backways' on the soft shoulder of a road was hit by a taxi. The taxi did not stop and was chased by a bike driver, who forced him to return to the scene of the accident and take my son to the hospital.
JPS recently announced that it would call (ie repurchase) its 11 per cent 2021 bond at a price of US$101.83 from bondholders on March 5, 2019.This means that in addition to the interest earned for the period, bondholders will receive their principal of US$101.83 for every US$100 of face value invested.
Jamaica Broilers signs agreement with overseas carrier
MEMBERS of the Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) and the United Bulk Carriers (UBC) came together for the signing of a Grain Charter Agreement at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Several years ago Nick Davis, a BBC correspondent in Jamaica, born in England to Jamaican parents, was considering ideas for a new business venture which he wanted to start in Jamaica. Davis had already made up his mind that he wanted to go into the export business and that he wanted to find a “unique, Jamaican, high-quality, historical, exportable product”.
PROVEN Investments Limited (PIL) has announced the acquisition of shares in the capital of Dream Entertainment Ltd. In its declaration to the Jamaica Stock Exchange, PROVEN noted that its total equity holdings in Dream Entertainment Ltd now stands at 2,500 units which represents 20 per cent of the participating voting shares in Dream Entertainment Ltd.
Clarke points to improvements in Jamaica's economy
In a well-received address to the annual Jamaica Securities Dealers Association Breakfast Forum on February 13, 2019, Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke started by noting that “it was the first time this century” that Jamaica had a debt to GDP ratio below 100 per cent, and 15 consecutive quarters of economic growth.
LOCAL manufacturer of instant coffee products Salada Foods Jamaica Ltd will undertake a three-pronged approach to improve performance for the upcoming fiscal year, after posting a loss of $23 million for the December quarter of 2018.General manager of Salada Foods Jamaica Limited Dianna Blake-Bennett in a press release yesterday said the company will focus on contract manufacturing, export growth and product development for fiscal year 2019.
SSL Growth Equity Limited, formerly Stocks and Securities (Barbados) Ltd, has purchased a stake in Island Pizza Holdings Ltd in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.The entity is the operator of the Papa John's franchise in Cayman and currently has two locations, on 7 Mile Beach and Grand Harbour and is planning on expanding to three locations in 2019.
Accountants play integral role in rebuilding trust – Fayval Williams
“HIGH standards of accountability and financial management are essential to rebuilding trust in Jamaica's public sector,” according to them minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Finance & the Public Service, Fayval Williams – now minister of science energy and technology.
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 email@example.com #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
DRAG RACING BARBARIC MACHINES WERE AT NITROUS VENDETTA Part 2
So the pale red Starlet consulted all of its four minute cylinders and readied itself for its gargantuan challenge - an EvoOn any other day the Evo would be a sure bet but Nitrous Vendetta was not an event for ordinary machines On the contrary it was an event for barbaric machines And an arsenal of those machines were ripping the thoroughly prepared surface at JamwestThe Evo did not stand a chance It was slaughtered by the son of a
Writing Letters About Discovery Bay Captive Dolphin Facility – But Are the Dolphins Arriving Next Week?
I am copying and pasting below two letters regarding the planned captive dolphin facility at Puerto Seco Beach in Discovery Bay – a designated fish sanctuary – for the benefit of the cruise ship industry. Many of these arguments against such a project(which is not, by the way, “ecotourism” or “sustainable tourism” just because it includes wild animals!) have already been aired, but there are some new perspectives here, too (have we thought about the many risks associated with sea pens, the impact of human noise, the trauma of capture and removal from dolphin family members?) Many thanks to Jamaican conservationist and marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey and to the UK-based Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (WDC) who wrote these letters – and to all those who have supported and continue to support this campaign against the dolphin prison.
YS Falls is the twelfth Jamaican waterfall I’ve visited and written about on here, and I couldn’t be happier. Waterfalls are my favourite natural feature and like the other eleven falls, YS didn’t disappoint. YS Falls is located near Jamaica’s South coast and is part of a river which emerges from limestone caves and springs … Continue reading YS Falls, Saint Elizabeth
Midfielder under Jamaica’s radar to add steel to squad Ravel Morrison, the ex-Manchester United and West Ham midfielder being courted by Jamaica, has signed with Swedish top-tier club Ostersunds FK for the rest of their season. The 26-year-old, who recently got his Jamaica passport sorted following delays, signed from Italian giants Lazio on a six-month deal with the Swedish side....
Startup Marketing 101: How to Gain Traction and Boost Your Exposure
by Adrian Gulliver
As much as it is fulfilling, running a startup is very hard work. Trying to get your big idea to gain traction with investors is enough on its own, but very soon startup founders realize that getting customers to notice them is a whole other issue. Your concept might be brilliant and your implementation flawless, but that won’t be enough to allow you to have the success you need with your target audience. This is where marketing comes into play – and there are several ways in which you can increase your exposure by investing smartly in marketing ways that will not take up too much of your time, energy, or budget. Paint a Clear Picture of Your Brand
The National Gallery invites artists to submit entries for the Juried Section of the 2019 Summer Exhibition. A selection committee comprised of two local judges and one international judges will be responsible for the selections. The decision of the judges is final. Entries are accepted in the following categories:
Drawing (including Pastel & Watercolours)
Sculpture (including Assemblage)
The exhibition is open to all artists resident in Jamaica, Jamaican artists resident abroad and artists of direct Jamaican parentage living abroad. Artists submitting works from overseas should submit digital photographs of and proposals for the works they wish to enter. Final submissions should be appropriately framed or mounted.
Entries will be accepted only under the following conditions:
Bailey Seemingly Happy To Play International Waiting Game
Midfielder’s goal is to play at a higher level than Jamaica Leon Bailey, coveted by European giants in club football, appears to turn his back on representing Jamaica. The 21-year-old whizzy winger, who plies his trade in the German top flight with Bayer Leverkusen, claims that his goal is to become one of the greats in the football arena. He...
DRAG RACING BARBARIC MACHINES WERE AT NITROUS VENDETTA Part 1
Is cryptocurrency dead Unfortunately the currencys father passed away The currencys future is now a minefield of uncertainty Think about this Why do you look back when you are walking away from your parked vehicleApproaching Mandeville on Sunday January 27th the sky wore a minute frown The clouds reacted with subtle dark-grey complicit blobs I was perturbed Ken -T Racings attempt to successfully stage a drag racing event has felt Lady Weathers wrath in the past I was hoping that
In Jamaica, six-year-old preacher inspires third baptism in two years
His voice, was as clear as crystal, but it was what six-year-old Dakarai Williams said that held thousands of worshipers in rapt attention at the Lord Transform Me Convention held at the Montego Bay C...
Argument over funeral led to murder-suicide in Jamaica
(Jamaica Gleaner) A Lilliput, St James night club operator this afternoon shot and killed his girlfriend then turned the weapon on himself in Flamstead Gardens near Spring Mount, St James. The night c...
Jamaica: Woman killed, estranged husband arrested at airport
(Jamaica Observer) Police say the man suspected of killing his wife in southern St Elizabeth early Friday morning was later held at the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston. According to the police the m...
Jamaica Cottage Shop Appears on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Vt., Feb. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc. provides business to consumer wood manufacturing, Internet marketing and online retail. It’s also one of the fa...
The man who was killed this morning in August Town, eastern St Andrew has been identified. He is Andrew Marriott, of a Goldsmith Villa address. Marriott was killed after gunmen reportedly shot three persons in the community this morning. A...
Petrojam's technical team summoned to explain concerns over poor quality fuel
Energy Minister Fayval Williams today summoned Petrojam’s technical team to explain reports of concerns about the quality of fuel at the state-owned oil refinery. Just days into her stint as energy minister, Williams summoned the...
UPDATE: One killed, two injured as fresh violence grips August Town
One person was shot and killed and two others injured this morning as gang violence again erupts in sections of August Town, eastern St Andrew. The shootings reportedly occurred in a section of the community known as Angola. The identity of the dead man is...
Fresh violence between warring factions in August Town, eastern St Andrew has claimed the life of at least one person. Information is sketchy at this time, but The Gleaner understands that one man was killed this morning in an area of the ...
JN Bank wants to support more community development projects; encourages members to nominate worthy projects
With over $50 million already spent on community development projects across the island, JN Bank in partnership with its philanthropic arm - JN Foundation, is now searching for more projects aimed at enhancing or correcting issues of...
Eight employees, including executives, of Brazilian mining giant Vale have been arrested as part of the criminal investigation into the collapse of a dam last month. At least 116 people were killed and 147 are still missing after the collapse of...
A man and a woman were killed in a horrific crash in Holland Bamboo, St Elizabeth this morning. The police Corporate Communications Unit says their names have not yet been ascertained. Investigators at the scene believe speeding was a factor. Since...
A large quantity of ganja valued at $4.7 million was seized by the police in Portland yesterday. The police say no one was arrested in connection with the seizure. The Port Antonio Police report that shortly after midday a team conducted an...
Another US mass shooting...five killed by man about to be fired
Police in the state of Illinois, in the United States (US) say a man who was about to be dismissed from his job went on a deadly rampage at his workplace yesterday killing five people and injuring several others. The latest mass shooting in the US...
Nigeria postpones national elections at the last minute
Nigeria has delayed its presidential and parliamentary elections for a week in a dramatic late-night move. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement five hours before the polls were due to open today. "...
New report on St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenship abuse creates major stir in Middle East
By Caribbean News Now contributor DUBAI, UAE — A new report on Saturday by the widely-read Gulf News detailing the rampant abuse of the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship by investment programme (CIP) has created a major stir in the Middle East, a significant source market of applicants wishing to obtain second passports. Although much […]
Marriage inequality deliberate, says Cayman Islands government lawyer
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) — Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC, who the Cayman Islands government has instructed to defend a legal case challenging the British territory’s ban on same-sex marriage and the lack of equity for gay couples, told the court on Friday that “rightly or wrongly”, the intention of the constitution is to ensure […]
CDB president calls for resilience, transformation to drive regional economic growth
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Although grappling with challenges related to climate change; wide fiscal deficits and high public debt; as well as high unemployment, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has projected that the region’s economy is expected to grow by 2 percent in 2019. CDB president, Dr Wm. Warren Smith shared the bank’s forecast at its […]
US embassy signs MOU with government of Antigua-Barbuda to support juvenile justice reform
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the government of Antigua and Barbuda, and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding signaling their continued commitment to the successful rehabilitation and reintegration of at-risk youth and those in conflict with the law across the region. […]
Jamaican lottery scammer targets the wrong man – former CIA and FBI director
By Caribbean News Now contributor WASHINGTON, USA — A Jamaican lottery scammer chose the wrong person to try to extort: the only man to lead both the FBI and CIA. William Webster, who is now 94 years old, and his wife, Lynda, were targeted four years ago by a man who peddled a lottery scam […]