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...
Stay ahead of the key digital trends and startups in the Caribbean and Diaspora. In this Week’s Report on global #TechTuesday is Sponsored by National Commercial Bank of Jamaica. [ CARIBBEAN APPS] ‘APP-SOLUTELY’ JAMAICAN – UTECH GRADUATE CREATES ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR 10-DIGIT CONVERTERS AVAILABLE IN GOOGLE PLAY STORE Jamaica – Scores of Jamaicans...
For the price of a tablet, Indies Pharma offers shares in its business
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Indies Pharma Jamaica Ltd, a local pharmaceutical distribution company based in St James, on Thursday opened its initial public offering (IPO) on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Junior Market.The company plans to raise $387.21 million for working capital needs and for continued expansion. The offer closes on July 19.
Minister with portfolio responsibility for investment and trade, Audley Shaw, has sought to defend reports on Jamaica's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows following a publication by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) which quoted the country as earning US$239 million less than numbers recorded by the Bank of Jamaica for the calendar year 2017.
Dear Claudienne,I live in the United States and I have a house that I acquired through the National Housing Trust (NHT).I paid off the mortgage on the unit more than three years ago but am unable to collect my title because of red tape at the NHT.In the past I have made three trips to the NHT to retrieve the title but I have not got it.
New Fortress Energy announced on Friday a new partnership with Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) for the introduction of the first natural gas-powered buses in Jamaica, which will significantly reduce emissions, pollution, maintenance and fuel costs.
JN Bank Customers Enjoy an Evening of Wine and Pottery
It was a delightful evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and pottery as the JN Bank hosted its Design Your Mortgage (DYM) Corporate Mingle at a “Sip and Clay” session, held at the JN Fund Manager's headquarters in New Kingston, recently.The event was part of JN Bank's efforts to sensitise customers to its most recent mortgage financing options, under the DYM campaign.
INDUSTRY, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says he will be engaging with large hotel chains in order to increase the supply of local farm produce to the tourism sector, and cut down on food imports.He said he will be working with Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett in achieving this objective.
A year after the divestment of Caymanas Golf & Country Club, new operator Caymanas Acquisition Group Ltd (CAG) wants to host more midweek corporate events in an attempt to improve returns from the 141 acre-property in St Catherine.
Miro Batista, Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) investor Alorica Inc's president for Latin American and the Caribbean, has been recognised as the Nearshore Executive of the Year in the 2018 Nexus IlluminateAwards.Batista was chosen for the honour due to his exceptional leadership, innovative approach to problem solving and demonstrated high-impact influence on expanding awareness of nearshore services, especially in Jamaica.
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
I believe in friendly debate, without rancor or personal animosity. But sometimes, the issues being debated become so personal that emotional involvement is unavoidable.
I don’t see, for example, how you and I could unemotionally debate the failure of the current Congress to fulfill its obligation to the US Constitution.
We would be discussing an issue that critically impacts my family’s welfare and my grandsons’ legacy.
And that’s personal.
Jamaica’s Briana Williams Secures Rare Sprint Double At World U20 Championships
On Saturday, Jamaica’s Briana Williams secured the women’s sprint double at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland after winning the 200 metres in a championship record time and new personal best of 22.50 seconds. Williams arrived in Tampere just a few months after her 16th birthday – as the youngest entrant. Her incredible 22.50 clocking has also landed her...
Clues of Selecting a Mobile Phone Repair Shop
In order to have good repair services to your defective mobile phone, you need to choose a good company to offer repair services which are good.By the fact that companies which are available for mobile repair services are many, it is difficult to find the right one.It is important that you consider some components which are essential when hiring a company for mobile phone repair services.The importance of understanding the essential components which a company must have it that proper repair services will be offers to make your mobile work well.Below are the essential tips to consider when hiring a mobile repair company.
Talk about a lazy summer.
It seems as if summer is almost half way over and all we have done is crash on the couch!
Oh but let’s talk about how it seems like the year is half way over and this is the first time for 2018 that there has been update. (Insert facepalm here!!)
This year just seem to have run away from me. It can’t only be me!
Any way if you are like us and have waited until now to decide what to do with the kiddiewinks for the rest of the summer a very dear friend shared with me this PDF filled with camps and schools for all ages some that even go into August. CHILDREN’S SUMMER ACTIVITIES 2018 Click it!
Honestly we are hoping to have a memory filled summer. Beach, baking and frolics in the sun are all things that we want todo.
So far we have crossed off:-
making cookies without a recipe
running through the sprinkler… this is really an awesome fun activity to cool you off on a hot day. And boy have these days been hot I guess this has helped contribute to the couch potato-ness LOL.
Soursop or Graviola has many health properties. Luckily I have five of these trees in my back yard. Sometimes when you have so much one can forget how beneficial these amazing trees are. There are positive studies claiming that the tea can of the leaves may be able to fight or even kill cancer cells . The tea may also improve the immune system as well as boost circulation.The leaves have anti microbial , anti inflammatory, anti diabetic and anti viral properties.As with anything the tea may have adverse reactions to other medications so please consult your doctor.https://www.instagram.com/p/BlGDYvzlx0a/?taken-by=jamaicanbeautyblog
Taking Responsibility for Our Lives: Road Safety is About Our Behaviour
“The wound is still fresh,” said the woman. She had offered a prayer at the start of a mid-year briefing by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) today. She was the mother of a young man – her only son, a “wonderful son” – who was killed in a motor vehicle crash on the North-South Highway in June 2017. He died on his birthday. The pain has not gone away.
The bereaved mother reminded us that sudden death on our roads affects families, friends, communities. She pleaded with the public to “empathize” with those losing a brother, a wife, a friend, a neighbor this way. Moreover, she made a special appeal to the public to stop posting photos and videos on social media of road crash victims. Last summer, almost immediately, the mother said, her son’s dying moments were being circulated on social media – “before he took his last breath.”
To me, this cruel voyeurism is beyond comprehension. It’s the ultimate cold-heartedness, the exact opposite of Good Samaritan behavior.
World U-20 Champs: Chang strikes gold in discus as Jamaica places second in World U-20 Champs
TAMPERE, Finland — Kai Chang’s surprise gold medal in the men’s discus throw set a record for gold medals won by Jamaica at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships on today’s final day of the championsh...
Jamaica in third place at Athletics World Cup in England
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Jamaica levelled at third place with Poland on the first day of the Athletics World Cup in London yesterday. Americans are in the top spot in the standings on 109 points ...
Jamaica to Adopt Measures Against Illegal Food Trafficking
15 de julio de 2018, 11:52Kingston, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican government will take measures against illegal food trafficking to protect local products and guarantee the safety of exports, Th...
Jamaica eye record haul as medal hunt continues today
TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica are well positioned for a record medal haul at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships. They have the opportunity to add another four medals on today's final day of the 17th s...
Logistics hub can generate high levels of growth for Jamaica
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left), converses with British High Commissioner to Jamaica, Asif Ahmad, during Wednesday’s official opening of the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority at Waterloo Ro...
World U-20 Champs: Jamaica disqualified from 4x400m — wrap
TAMPERE, Finland — The disqualification of the men's 4x400m team spoiled what was an otherwise excellent morning on the penultimate day of the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Th...
$1 billion TEF-funded Jamaica Tourism Pension scheme on track
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, describes the soon to be introduced Tourism Workers’ Pension Scheme as an act of a Government and people who recognize the value of a set of workers who have ...
Jamaica Tourism Minister launches Devon House Emancipendence Expo
Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett (center) looks at a book titled ‘Chat Bout: An Anthology of Jamaican Conversations’, by Shelly Skykes-Coley (left), who will be one of the booth holde...
There is much for Jamaica to learn from Croatia's success
Croatia's relentless march to the final of this year's FIFA World Cup against France scheduled for tomorrow in Moscow is nothing short of remarkable. The team took a really long road to the final enco...
Jamaica to present national statement at NY political forum on SDGs
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica will participate in the United Nations High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York from July 16-18. According to a release from the M...
After enforcing a ban on entertainment activities in some communities in St Elizabeth due to a surge in violence and other criminal activities, the police have now relaxed the restriction in some of these areas. Addressing the recent monthly meeting...
St Elizabeth MC seeks funding to truck water to drought-stricken communities
The St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation says it needs approximately $20 million to truck water to drought-stricken communities in the parish.At its recently held monthly meeting the municipal corporation passed two resolutions seeking funding from...
The decomposing body of man found in Roaring River in Whithorn, Westmoreland yesterday remains unidentified.Detectives from the Westmoreland police say it is of brown complexion, medium build, about 5 feet 7 inches long, clad in a red and brown...
One dead, eight injured after multi-vehicle crash in Port Antonio
One man is dead and eight persons including a child were rushed to hospital following a three-vehicle crash along Allan Avenue in Port Antonio, Portland, shortly after 9:30 p.m. yesterday.According to a preliminary report from the police, a grey...
Health + Tech | New eCare could be Jamaica's health game changer
It is no secret that I have been a long-time advocate of healthcare digitisation, recognising how much we could improve the health of our population if we adopted technology.This was what led me to invest in a company in India called Suvarna...
Two illegal firearms and several items used in the lottery scam were seized by the police in Westmoreland yesterday. The police say a man and a woman who were at the house where the items were found have been taken into custody. There names have...
PAJ writes to commish after police stop journalist from recording
The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has written to Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson expressing concern about an incident earlier this week in which a policeman stopped a cameraman from "making a recording in a public space...
Trump, Putin summit still on despite allegations that Russians interfered in US election
The United States and Russia have confirmed that Monday's summit between their two leaders will go ahead as planned despite tension over allegations that Russian intelligence officers interfered with the 2016 US presidential elections. US...
World U-20 Championship: Anderson the lone Ja'can in final of women's 100m hurdles
Britany Anderson will be the only Jamaican in the final of the women's 100-metre hurdle at the IAAF World Under 20 Championship in Finland. Anderson, the World Under 18 Champion, booked her spot by winning semifinal three in an impressive...
Brilliant Briana - 16-y-o set 200m record at World U-20 championship
Following her impressive win in the 100 metres two days ago, Jamaica's 16-year-old standout Briana Williams returned today and wrote her name in the record books at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships. Williams completed the sprint double by...