Local entrepreneur starts Jamaica’s answer to Amazon
JAMAICA’S leading information technology magnate Douglas Halsall still has a little way yet to complete his current fixation, which is to fully digitalise operations at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona. But he has already moved on to his next inclination, which is to start the Caribbean’s first major Internet retailer business,...
Why Digital Transformation is different from standard IT- It’s a journey, not a project
by Matthew Cowen Paradigm shifts Much like the industrial revolutions we have been experiencing since, well, practically the birth of man, technological advances can be thought of in terms of paradigm shifts. Each shift brings about changes to the models of business and the usage of technology in business. If we concentrate on...
Facebook and parallel18 are looking for Caribbean Startups
Facebook and the accelerator parallel18, an initiative of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust, are partnering to launch Startup Hub Caribbean on the 25th of March 2019. The program will support 10 technology startups that have outsized social impact potential and are focused on improving the lives of communities across the Caribbean. Startups...
Jamaican E-Sports Culture Growing, Federation Formed and Accepted By World Body
Chairman of the Jamaica Esports Initiative (JEI), Gregory Moore, has hailed the association’s acceptance into the International Esports Federation (IEF). Moore said the move by the world body came as a direct result of the JEI’s strong participation in the sport for a number of years. The JEI is the first Caribbean country to be...
The SiliconCaribe Podcast Focusing on Caribbean Tech Entrepreneurship Returns in April
I did a pilot episode last October that went very well. So my SiliconCaribe podcast will return on Tuesday. April 2nd. The focus remains: Taking You To That Part of the #Caribbean That’s Beyond the Beach and Going Digital, focusing on Entrepreneurs doing amazing things with #Tech. Listen to the Pilot Episode here To sponsor...
As Jamaica signs onto China's Belt and Road Initiative, the US Congress takes a closer look
As Jamaica signed on to the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on April 11, a report to the American Congress entitled 'China's Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean' sought to examine the implications of growing Chinese influence in the region.
Dear Claudienne Telephone service (landline and internet) for my FLOW account is registered in the name of my deceased mother who passed 11 years ago.The service which was disrupted on December 29, 2018, was reported to FLOW (tCable and Wireless Jamaica Limited) via telephone by calling the company's Customer Care number.
Rainforest Seafoods invests in new facility in St Vincent
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent and the Grenadines — Rainforest Seafoods, the Caribbean's trailblazing seafood processor and exporter, has signed an agreement with the Dr Ralph Gonsalves-led Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to develop a state-of-the-art seafood-processing facility in Calliaqua, St Vincent.
MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says a land bank is being developed, geared at pinpointing properties across Jamaica that are suitable for agriculture but are not being used.
Kathleen Moss has been appointed chairman of JN Bank Limited. Moss is a management consultant and chartered business valuator with Sierra Associates, an independent advisory and business valuation firm that she established in 1993.Her appointment follows several changes to the chairmanship of boards in the JN Group, which became effective on April 17, according to a JN news release.The changes include:
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — Japanese small car manufacturer Suzuki announced Thursday it was recalling two million vehicles shipped domestically, citing improper inspections and a series of other faults, including false fuel efficiency data.The recall affects vehicles running for four years or less that have not yet received a routine check-up.
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
DOUG GORE HAS A LOT TO PROVE ON EASTER MONDAY Part 2
Kyle Speedy Gregg has motor-racing in his genes and in all the other items in his closet His dominance in the classes he competed in at Dover was absolute For race-car drivers reigning at the pinnacle of the sport is the only aim Kyle wanted to join the big boys clubTo wage the bruising battles BD Gregg and Bros Ltd rolled out a unique package - a Radical The Radical was so radical it forced Kyle Gregg to sleep at
DOUG GORE HAS A LOT TO PROVE ON EASTER MONDAY Part 1
Life is a permanent classroom Show love exercise caution think more speak less and refrain from actions which create negative outcomes Difficult but tryThe first contest of the 2019 circuit racing season will rev to an intoxicating redline at Dover Raceway on Easter Monday April 22 Like the politics which ignites this nation circuit racing maintains a committed immovable islandwide following Like ants to sugar the hopelessly addicted patrons gravitate almost magnetically to Jamrocks circuit racing Coliseum - 16 miles
Nathan Ebanks Foundation Extends Its Outreach to St. Elizabeth
“Inclusion” is a word with a simple meaning: not leaving out any man, woman or child, whatever their situation. It’s really important when we are talking about people with special needs. So, as the hurricane season approaches, this is a great partnership among the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) related to climate change, and other entities involved in disaster preparedness and family support. Christine Staple-Ebanks is always focused on the family and it is her own family situation that prompted her to create this foundation – primarily for the purpose of supporting children with special needs through sharing a wide range of information that can help them. Accessing such information is particularly difficult outside of Kingston. Here are more details about the project, below.
Measles is NO joke. I had it as a child in England, and remember being ill in bed (with the curtains shut tight, for some reason) for what seemed like a very long time. Parents are urged to get their children FULLY vaccinated (two doses). It is highly contagious and is more dangerous when you are an adult. There are measles outbreaks (defined as 3 or more cases) in five U.S. states currently, totaling 555 cases as of April 11, 2019. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “These outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from other countries such as Israel, Ukraine, and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring.”
Earth Day 2019 in Jamaica: JET Refocuses on Cockpit Country in PSA
Earth Day (April 22) is fast approaching, and Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has produced two out of three parts of a special PSA to remind us that we need to remain vigilant to ensure that our precious Cockpit Country remains fully protected. Please watch and share these PSAs on YouTube and your social media.
P.S. We need that buffer zone! Unsustainable human activities such as mining and quarrying are nibbling away at the edges.
Kingston is the largest English-speaking city south of the United States, the capital of Jamaica, and a city I’m proud to call home. Kingston is located on the island’s southeastern coast and is the heartbeat of Jamaica– the home of business, commerce, government and a spirit and culture which can’t be found anywhere else in
I was inspired by today’s UNESCO World Heritage Day to post a few of my own photos – from Jamaica to Vermont to Sri Lanka – reflecting the power of our built heritage. I hope you will enjoy them. I have many more photos, so it was quite hard to pick out a few of my favorites. Please hover your mouse over each picture, and the caption will come up. I included two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: one right here in Jamaica, and the other in faraway Sri Lanka; as well as photos I took during an intriguing tour of the Parish of Clarendon.
“So, I’m putting you on blood pressure medication”, said my GP matter- of- factly (or so it seemed to me) on a routine checkup visit.
“What?! Why?” I responded in a panic. I’d always thought that my blood pressure was good, except for the occasional “white coat syndrome” high reading. (White coat syndrome happens when patients exhibit an abnormally high blood pressure reading due to the anxiety experienced during a doctor’s visit. Outside of the doctor’s office, the blood pressure is normal).
“Your blood pressure readings have been going up, so, I’m going to put you on medication to keep it under control.”
Wow, I thought. I really don’t want to be on blood pressure meds for the rest of my life, suddenly imagining myself slavishly taking blood pressure meds every day with all the attendant side effects and risks that taking meds entails.
“Isn’t there anything else I could do?” I asked, eager for some other option.
“Well, you could lose weight, that would help. And cut down on salt”.
Jamaica students learn about food truck biz from the inside out
For a teacher, the best lessons are often project-based. Such classwork requires students to use a combination of topics such as reading, writing and math. Bonus work gives them a chance to burnish ...
Jamaica poised to continue dominace at Carifta Games
Jamaica were well set to land 35th-straight honours at the Carifta Ganes on last night's second and penultimate day of the 48th staging of the regional meet at Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Grand ...
Chief of Jamaica Defense Staff Inducted into US CGSC International Hall of Fame
Lieutenant General Rocky R Meade, Chief of Defense Staff at the Jamaica Defense Force, has been inducted into the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) International Hall of Fame ...
Williams shines as Jamaica dominate opening day at CARIFTA Games
Briana Williams of Jamaica stormed to the women's under-20 100 metres title on the first day of competition at the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games in the Cayman Islands. Williams, the ...
JSE pressing for establishment of micro stock exchange
Referencing the success of the Junior Stock Exchange over the past decade, managing director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), Marlene Street-Forrest, says the JSE will be pressing for the establishment of the micro stock market. Street Forrest...
History-making accountant for Caribbean conference
Highly respected United States-based accountant Kimberly Ellison-Taylor will be among high profile speakers confirmed for the 37th Annual Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean Conference to be held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New...
MSMEs can reduce climate change effects by innovating
Energy expert and academic Dr Ruth Potopsingh says several of the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) face enormous risks from climate change, which need to be carefully managed using technology and innovation to mitigate or adapt...
Weed Ed | Importance of landrace cannabis to new weed industry
Jamaica built its global cannabis reputation in the 1970s both as a producer and illegal supplier of potent sun-grown ganja. Around the same time reggae and Rastafari were expanding beyond the island’s shores, cannabis was a key ally for both. The...
Despite experiencing a nightmarish near-death collision in February that left him with multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung, Howard Ward is up and running – literally. The energetic 63-year-old businessman has been beating the pavement for...
Kids barred from Hope - Wards in state care forced to jostle in traffic to enter public park
Wards of the Jamaica National Children’s Home yesterday received a donation of 10 bicycles, helmets and other safety equipment, but there are concerns that lack of access to the rear of Hope Botanic Gardens in St Andrew could put a spoke in the...
Jamaican world-beaters praised for TIME-less contribution
Two senior literature critics have showered praise on author Marlon James who, along with cosmetics doyenne, Britain-born Pat McGrath, is one of two Jamaicans listed by TIME Magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world. The last...
Government agency among chief culprits of three-month contracts
The island’s childcare and protection czar Rosalee Gage-Grey has come under fire from the boss of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) for an institutional practice of short-term contracts that he considers inequitable, posing a threat to...
MoH admits that ‘barriers’ hijack HPV vaccine drive
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has admitted that it has faced barriers to its efforts to vaccinate Jamaican girls with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that aims to dramatically reduce vulnerability to cervical cancer in adulthood. A January...
Contract killers - Short-term work upends stability, loan prospects for youths
Jamaica’s youth unemployment rate reached an all-time low of 22 per cent last year July, but president of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), O’Neil Grant, is concerned that a large number of young employees are living on the edge because...