Beyond Coding: Why We need to Rethink Caribbean Women in Tech
Tech is a hot sector, and it’s exciting to see more women getting involved, but we still have a long way to go before we reach gender equality at the core of the industry, which for many, means….computer science…coding. That’s been the bias from day one. The fact is though, that as more and more...
Why We’re KickStarting this Caribbean Women in Tech Event Series Now?
It is now standard, that we now live, work and do business in the Digital Age. We are connected to each other locally and globally via computers, mobile phones, and the Internet that this Age of Global Connectivity has brought with it unprecedented opportunity. With unprecedented access to information, people, ideas and online resources we can...
SiliconCaribe 2020 : It’s Time to Get Back to Basics
This blog has been heavily dominated by curated news and sponsored posts for a little while now. I’ve done very little actual writing. I took a year-long sabbatical from the Caribbean tech industry, after ending Kingston Beta my pioneering 11-year-old tech startup community event series and startup mentorships. I also drastically cut my speaking engagements...
Trinidadian eCommerce Company WiPay eyes Jamaica’s Junior Stock Market for 2020
At the fourth staging of the Tech Beach Retreat held in Montego Bay at Iberostar Hotel last week WiPay Jamaica, a Trinidad-based e-commerce platform launched earlier this year, announced they are in discussions to have the company listed on the Junior Stock Exchange (JSE) in year 2020. Aldwyn Wayne, founder and chief executive officer (CEO),...
Caribbean Ecommerce Is Valued At US$5 Billion, But Online Payments Is Still A Problem
by Franz Weathers Ecommerce, also known as electronic commerce or internet commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet, and the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions. According to research based on data gathered from Statista, the Caribbean B2C e-commerce market is valued at US$5 billion annually and is...
'Clerks' occupation group tops the labour force growth list
Director General of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy, is informing that the 'clerks' occupation group accounted for the most significant increase in employment recorded in the October 2019 Labour Force Survey.
Jamaican businesses have come a far way in the last 10 years or so in the appreciation of the importance and value of their intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the need to protect them. Less commendable, however, is their appreciation of the need for ongoing monitoring to safeguard the IPRs of the business and to ensure that their protection remains in step with changes in the business itself and with external threats.
Significant uptick in Port Royal vendors' sales after first cruise ship call
There seems to be an early impact on the economy of Port Royal following the docking of the first cruise ship, the Marella Discovery 2 at the floating pier facility on Monday, January 20.Residents of the famous and historic Port Royal area in Kingston, met with the many cruise ship passengers after they came onshore with the business people in the area reporting a major uptick in sales.
Following on the heels of its 15 per cent share acquisition last year December, the GraceKennedy Group (GKG) has announced plans to further strengthen and expand its financial division through an offer by the holding company, GraceKennedy Financial Group Limited (GKFG), to acquire a greater stake in Key Insurance Company Limited.
Supreme Ventures completes acquisition of Champion Gaming
Regional gaming and lottery company, Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL), has formally taken control of Champion Gaming Limited having completed its acquisition of the Jamaican-based gaming company.Champion Gaming Company Limited is a Jamaican-owed company, which has more than 1,200 machines in the Route Video Lounge Terminal (VLT — slot machines) business in Jamaica. It commands about 15 per cent of the slot machines market operating in the island.
Business leaders Don Wehby and Paul “PB” Scott have teamed up to offer Jamaicans another avenue for life and health coverage through their creation of Canopy Insurance Limited. Canopy is a multi-million-dollar investment partnership that they say will help to provide the corporate landscape with cheaper hassle-free access to health services.
IF one has dreams of exploiting a gap in the market and staging a regional expo of cultural expression through business and entrepreneurship, it should be noted that it takes effort and determination. One doesn't simply pop up as an industry-leading innovator. Unless of course, you're Akeem Marriott of The Pop Up Marketing Agency.
NATIONAL Commercial Bank (NCB) is confirming investigations by Sunday Finance of a spike in credit card fraud at the bank but has rubbished claims that the upgrade of its banking system last year has caused many customers to fall victim to fraudsters.Last month we reported that Scotiabank admitted to an increase in credit card fraud, which has been an area of concern for the bank.
The Jamaica dollar closed 2019 at $132.57 versus the US dollar, an annual depreciation of 3.7 per cent. This year-over-year change in the exchange rate was moderate compared to annual depreciation of 2.1 per cent in the previous year and appreciation of 2.8 per cent in 2017.
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
Its been a year since the Government of Jamaica instituted the law that bans the use importation manufacture of specific categories of single use plastic bags and plastic drinking strawsThere is also a ban on the importation of expanded foam Styrofoam Anyone who drives past any gully across Kingston can clearly see where all those plastic bags used to end up so hopefully these new measures will assist in the efforts to keep our gullies cleanConsumers soon got used to
Health Ministry Alerted to New Strain of Virus Causing Respiratory Illness
These viruses are quite distressing, aren’t they? They are certainly making health officials nervous. Since yesterday, when the Ministry of Health and Wellness put out this release, a case of the coronavirus has emerged in Washington State in the U.S. – the first outside of Asia; a man who had recently traveled to China has been hospitalized. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced this today. Public health screening began at three U.S. airports last week, and will be extended to five this week. The scary thing is that these things seem to develop – and travel – so fast. This new coronavirus (I keep thinking of a brand of beer, rather inappropriately) was only identified on January 8.
CIRCUIT RACING WHY AREN'T THESE RACE CARS IN JAMAICA
We continue to bask in our ignorance of our unique location Jamaica is still the largest country in the English-speaking Caribbean Despite the macro-economic and social despair we are a global force a tsunami in specified areas which defy the diminutive space we occupy We are 600 miles - 90 minutes - from the nation which is still regarded as the worlds most powerful and home to the worlds largest economyAnd how is this relevant to motorsport The fact that
Northern Trinidad is home to several beaches, inlets and bays. I beach-hopped at two beaches located roughly an hour’s drive from the capital Port-of-Spain. Maracas Beach is Trinidad’s most famous beach and rightfully so. It’s a long beautiful stretch of coastline touted as the best spot to get bake and shark, a local fried fish
Why Rising Executives Don’t Find Their Real Mission
January 19, 2020
Why is it that some fast-rising corporate professionals get stalled on their path to the top position? Or, why do they fail to fulfill their potential when they assume the top role? The answer: sometimes, they neglect to revoke unproductive ways of being that operate behind the scenes.
There’s an invisible transition that should occur during an executive’s ascent to their ultimate destination: the big corner office. They work hard – that’s not in question. However, by mistake, they rely on two weak “skills” for too long
A Cold Front is expected to become stationary in the vicinity of the Jamaica tomorrow. Jamaican should expect cooler temperatures tonight and tomorrow, especially across northern parishes. A trough ...
Tears to triumph: Silver Ferns snap four year losing streak against Jamaica
The contrasting images couldn't be any more different. The Silver Ferns continued their fine start to the Nations Cup in Birmingham on Thursday (NZ time), routing Jamaica by 26 goals (71-45) in a game ...
Live netball updates: Silver Ferns v Jamaica, Netball Nations Cup
All the action as the Silver Ferns take on Jamaica in the Nations Cup. As far as new eras go, Noeline Taurua could not have asked for any more from her emerging Silver Ferns. Dispatching a similarly ...
Kampala- Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, has taken his music trade to Jamaica where he also met with key political leaders in the country at the weekend. Bobi Wine was invited by ...
Four masked juveniles arrested for allegedly robbing and beating man in Jamaica Plain
The Police Department provided details of the alleged attack in a statement. It occurred around 5:42 p.m. in the area of 3 Sunnyside St. “On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated a group of ...
12 western Jamaica businesses fined for breaching plastic ban
National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that 12 businesses in Western Jamaica were today convicted for breaches of the ban on single-use plastics in the St James and Trelawny parish courts. NEPA says the establishments,...
Political Ombudsman conducts training with JCF in advance of elections, campaigning
Kicking off an awareness building campaign, the Office of the Political Ombudsman today met with the Jamaican Constabulary Force (JCF) Liaison Officers from across the island. The office says the session was designed to sensitise liaison...
After months of extensive investigations, detectives assigned to the Half Way Tree Police are reporting that a four-month-old baby boy believed to be Nyyear Frank of Hopewell district, St Andrew has been recovered and is safely home. Acting on...
Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, says the sustained efforts of the St James Health Department and other agencies to eliminate mosquito breeding sites have resulted in a decline in the number of dengue cases in the parish. “The...
The St Mary Police are reporting the seizure of 24 rounds of ammunition during an operation on Guptar Lane in Annotto Bay on Monday. The police say a team was in the area about 2:47 p.m. when a premises was searched and the ammunition seized. No...
House tumbles into chaos as Speaker seeks to block censure motion against him
The House of Representatives tumbled into chaos for a second sustained period Tuesday afternoon, as House Speaker Pearnel Charles sought to block the tabling of a censure motion against him. The motion, proposed by St Andrew South Eastern MP Julian...
US bilateral engagement positive for Ja, other Caribbean partners – Johnson Smith
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says talks between United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and some Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries this week should not be viewed as divisive but as an opportunity for...
St Catherine councillor wants English requirement to obtain driver’s licence removed
A councillor in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation wants the government to amend the law to remove the requirement for persons to be able to read and write English so as to obtain a driver's licence.
Police seeking assistance to identify Worthington Terrace murder victim
Detectives assigned to the Half Way Tree Police Station are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a man who was shot and killed on Worthington Terrace in St Andrew on Saturday. The police say the body is of dark complexion, medium...
Effective Wednesday, January 22, the temporary road in the vicinity of the Paradise Bridge in Westmoreland will be closed to vehicular traffic. The closure will remain in effect for two days, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, as the...