Grenada launches business grants for innovators and entrepreneurs at CARCIP Awareness Day
Innovators and entrepreneurs in Grenada will soon benefit from a suite of new grant funding opportunities. The Grenada Ministry of Communications, Works, Physical Development, Public Utilities, ICT and Community Development will launch the business grants and outline the application process at an event called CARCIP Awareness Day. “Innovative firms and individual drive new products, processes […]
STARTUPS – With millions of apps and hundreds of thousands of app developers out there, it can be difficult for any developer to get their app noticed. Today’s app developer has to have a clear marketing plan if they are to gain visibility amidst the clutter in the app stores. Although a decent advertising budget […]
MOBILE NEWS – The US-based Boost Mobile telecommunications company, which is part of Sprint Corp., has launched a pre-paid phone service plan for US customers who want to call or send text messages to Cuba, following steps by Washington to ease restrictions on the Caribbean nation. Last month, another US-based company, IDT Corporation, reached an […]
The Inter-American Development Bank Launches its Open Data Portal: Numbers for Development
TECH NEWS – The Inter-American Development Bank announced today the launch of its new open data portal Numbers for Development, which allows users to explore, visualize and download data from Latin America and the Caribbean. The data comes from diverse research analysis and sources used by the Bank to generate knowledge for its development interventions. […]
"A significant milestone in the journey of the micro finance sector" was how chairman of the Jamaica Micro Financing Association (JaMFA), Hurshell Cyrus, described the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with credit bureau CRIF NM Credit Assure Limited.
WASHINGTON DC, United States (CMC) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year US$69.7 million Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Haiti, enabling the French-speaking Caribbean Community (Caricom) country to have access to US$10 million immediately.
Jamaican entrepreneur selected for Pres Obama initiative
JAMAICAN entrepreneur Kirk-Anthony Hamilton was among 75 global entrepreneurs selected to attend the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative in the United States earlier this month.
JAMAICA'S economy just edged into positive territory with a weak growth rate of 0.3 per cent in the 2015 first quarter -- following consecutive quarter declines last year, but the country could see another contraction over the April to June period, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).
Last week we discussed the role that saving plays in creating a secure financial future. Saving helps you to develop the discipline required for money success; experience money accumulation, not just money attrition; amass emergency funds; and build a solid base to boost your investments.
Is the Jamaican economy finally turning around? Part 2
Last week Wednesday, in the first part of this series of articles "Is the Jamaican economy finally turning around", I noted that, according to Oppenheimer's Gregory Fisher, over the past 12 months to the end of April, Jamaica had four of the top performers out of 40 internationally traded emerging market Eurobonds, including most of the top 10. Fisher advised "I have never seen that in all my years working in the region since 1993", adding that "In the last few months, the non-Jamaican global buying is at a level I have not seen in years, particularly the size of the trades."
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see an increase at the pumps in prices of gasoline with an increase in the price for diesel effective Thursday, May 21, with an increase in ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.
REAL estate conglomerate Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Limited (Pan Jam) made $543.7 million net profit for its first-quarter ending March 2015 or 36 per cent higher year-on-year due to the performance of its associated companies led by Sagicor Life Jamaica.
Increased services at Kingston
Wharves bring greater profit
KINGSTON Wharves Limited (KWL) benefited from offering increased services at its port operation the company earned $188 million in after-tax net profit for its March 2015 quarter or 39 per cent higher year-on-year.
It was our first event for 2015 and we’re happy to report we had 110 people in attendance in addition to sizeable groups from HEART NTA and Northern Caribbean University. We had guests from Canada High Commission – Trade Commissioner Celia Champagnie; Marguerite Orane, Toronto-based Harvard trained Strategy + Business Coach as well as Susan […]
SAVE THE NEW DATE! The Next Kingston BETA is on Thursday March 5th, 2015.
The first Kingston BETA event for this year is now confirmed for, Thursday March 5th, 2015. It’s our 8th year of staging Jamaica and the Caribbean’s first and longest running Tech Meetup + Pitch Off! So save the date! Get your pitches ready! Your fellow tech/startup community members as well as investors are waiting to […]
THE LIST: SiliconCaribe.com’s Top Caribbean Startups to Watch in 2015
The Caribbean’s Tech Startup Ecosystem started with the first wave of Internet Startups in the mid 90s, inspired by, and at times clones of, the American success stories. See where we are now and how things are looking for the Caribbean’s future. Read SiliconCaribe.com’s- Top Caribbean Startups to Watch in 2015 http://bit.ly/1w9ZdsW | #cs2w15 #caribbeanstartups
Kingston BETA- this Thursday ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014
Ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, we at Connectimass Foundation reflect on our tech event Kingston BETA- which is the first and longest running Tech Community meetup in the Caribbean. It’s also just ahead of celebrating 8 years in kickstarting the tech startup movement here in Jamaica, when we had our first event on February […]
The Directors of the Consolidated Bakeries bakeries Jamaica Ltd are pleased to report the unaudited results for the quarter ended march 31, 2015. These results can be viewed at the Jamaica Stock Exchange website at: www.jamstockex.com
The Directors of Sweet River Abattoir and Supplies Co. Limited are pleased to report the unaudited results for the 4th Quarter ended March 31, 2015. Theses results can be viewed at the Jamaica Stock Exchange website at www.jamstockex.com
Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust Limited wishes to advise the public that electronic copies of their annual report are available for review and download from their website (www.Panjam.com) and also from the Jamaica Stock Exchange website (www.jamaicastockex.com)
There was a time when life was rather simple and straightforward Words did not require a university-based education to decipher their correct meaning But technology and the creatures it creates have conspired and a new advanced language has arrived And if you are not in the company of a vibrant youngster who has not attained a dozen years you will be clueless when you attempt to translate what ap
Lewis Hamilton is my type of driver He is willing to reverse any deficit inorder to claim victory Give him an inch that is all he needs to blast by a reluctant competitor and force the commentators to search for appropriate descriptive terms to convey the magical display he presented When other drivers struggle to overtake Hamilton does it with reckless abandon when he finds himself wrapped in the
By Juan Pedro SchmidPhoto courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Egres73What will 2015 bring to the Caribbean A famous economist once said that the only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable While I tend to agree that my discipline does not have too much luck lately with forecasting the recent world economic recession is a good example of a crisis that was absolutely missed
There has been a buzz in the track and field community since last Friday May 15 when American Justin Gatlin blazed to a 974-second season opener at the Diamond League meeting in Doha The time is a personal best for Gatlin faster than the 977s he ran back on May 12 2006 the year he was banned for eight years effectively for life after he tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone It was th
Do you remember the days of the blue passport That was the passport with which most Jamaicans would use to travel overseas in the early eightiesIt had a distinctive light blue colour and had several features including a comments section at the back of the book where you could also add your address and telephone numberGetting a passport back then was often a tedious and time consuming affair with l
I arrived early and made my way around rows of still empty seats As I sat down I noticed the evening sun was still shining on the tops of the hills surrounding the Mona Campus which was already in shadow I took a photograph of the hillside with my new camera - my very first - but since it is higher resolution than my previous photos it cannot be accommodated hereBut I digress This was the launch o
Is free education a reality in JamaicaWell recently a parent from a prominent high school in Kingston showed me a text message sent from the school to parents which stated that only those students who have paid their school fees will be allowed to sit internal examinations in JuneThat means that a student who had attended classes all year would now be prevented from sitting their internal assessme
Jamaica, NY 11433 — #ripchinx #riotinpeace #legendsneverdie With Chinx being the sole source of income for his three children, his family and Ellison are hoping friends and fans can donate to cover funeral expenses and the well-being of his children.
Following a two-year investigation, a Virginia man is facing justice for the March 2013 murder of a 21-year-old Jamaica man at a neighborhood intersection. Police said Melquan Collier, 23, of Warsaw, Va. allegedly shot Roshane Morrison, 21, of Dillon ...
To be the one publicly gay man in Belize? To be the most socially isolated?” Orozco did not have litigation on his mind at an H.I.V. conference in Jamaica in 2009 when he spoke to two law professors — one Jamaican, one Guyanese — with the University ...
At the Shanghai Diamond League meet, Jamaican runners took the second, third and fourth place spots in the 200-meter competition. Julian Forte, 21, took second place with a time of 20:39 seconds, while Nickel Ashmeade took third with 20:44 seconds.
ABC’s Linzie Janis and John Ferracane Wed in Jamaica
ABC News correspondent Linzie Janis and “Good Morning America” senior broadcast producer John Ferracane are married. The couple wed Thursday night on the beach at Round Hill Resort and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica. “I’m so lucky that within weeks ...
Jamaica Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Teen Girl
A Jamaica man last week pleaded guilty to forcing a 15-year-old girl he met at a bus stop into prostituting herself to earn him money in both June and July 2013, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Christopher Stephensbush, 22, copped to ...
Backbeat: Jeremy Kyle song is TV hit for Coventry singer
and the final track ‘Way I Love You’, which is a hot favourite in Jamaica, where it is being played all over the radio and sounds systems over there. It was part recorded over in Kingston and finished off here in Coventry. A Jamaican TV appearance is ...
US special envoy for human rights of LGBT travels to Jamaica
WASHINGTON (CMC) – The United States Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender) Persons, Randy Berry, is due in Jamaica on Thursday. The US Department of States said Berry will visit the Caribbean island through ...
Man gets naked in airport because of overbooked flight
Man gets naked in airport because of overbooked flight A man stripped completely naked in front of everyone at a gate in Charlotte Douglas International Airport after witnesses say his flight to Jamaica was overbooked. Check out this story on app.com ...
Cable & Wireless Communications Selects Coriant for Optical Backbone Projects in Jamaica and Barbados
Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end transport networking solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), a full-service quad play telecoms provider operating in 42 countries throughout the ...
Trelawny craft vendor charged in $2-million fraud probe
The police have charged a 54-year-old craft vendor from Trelawny in relation to a $2-million fraud probe. Claude Chamberlain was arrested yesterday by the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch. He is charged with conspiracy to defraud and...
East Kingston police nab men wanted for sex offences and murder
The East Kingston police say they arrested five wanted men yesterday and seized two firearms, including a high-powered weapon, during an operation. The police say the names of the men are being withheld until they are officially charged. Two of the...
PICA should not have given notice ahead of fee increases - Semaj
The board that advises the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) says the agency should not have given notice ahead of implementing increased application fees. Chairman of the PICA Advisory Board, Leachim Semaj, says that would...
“I am a man on a mission,” were words coming from the Commissioner of Police, Dr Carl Williams when he took the mic at a special meeting held at the community centre in the troubled community of Bucknor, Clarendon last night. He told...
Red Stripe’s manufacturing excellence and breakthrough thinking to create business innovation were recognised last Thursday at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) 33rd Annual Awards Dinner at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. It marked the...
PHOTOS: Large crowd outside passport office in Kingston
Persons trying to beat the impending hike in passport fees this morning formed a long line at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. The queue extended as far as the nearby Springs Plaza. The...
Passport office line extends to sidewalk, Police work to maintain order
Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Traffic Division Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen says the police have been out in their numbers at PICA’s Constant Spring Road head office to ensure normalcy in the area. The police officers...
Bunting says murder spike just a 'bump in the road'
WESTERN BUREAU: The current upsurge in murders across the island was last night likened to a "bump in the road" by National Security Minister Peter Bunting, who told residents at a town hall meeting in Montego Bay, St James, that he is...
On Friday, May 8, CB Group, in partnership with Junior Achievement Jamaica (JAJ) members, shared their personal career experiences with grade-nine students at the Convent of Mercy Alpha Academy, by delivering the ?JA Careers with a Purpose?...
MANDEVILLE, Manchester:WITH LITERACY rates among children at the primary level not what they should be and a growing concern that boys are not doing as well as girls, the Manchester Parish Library is boosting its initiative to foster a culture of...
Jamaicans urged to destroy mosquito breeding sites amidst zika virus outbreak in Brazil
GENEVA, Switzerland (JIS) -- Following meetings at the World Health Assembly now taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, and subsequent to a warning issued by the Pan American Health Organization regarding an outbreak of the zika virus in Brazil and the potential of the virus to spread to other countries.