Jamaican Startup FlowFacto Gets US$10,000 Equity-Free Grant from Y-Combinator
FlowFacto, led by entrepreneur Jermaine Henry just won a US$10,000 equity free grant from Y Combinator’s Startup School after completing its 10-week online course on how to start a startup. It is a cloud-based financing platform for SME exporters, that allows them access to pre-shipment financing providing capital to purchase goods and raw materials, pay for warehousing and to...
SiliconCaribe is Growing!! And We think You’ll Like It!!
After 11 years as the leading media and event brand covering the Caribbean and Diaspora Tech Industry, we are growing. 1. Our Website Our website is an outpost of original, curated and partner content news and information on the people, products and places driving the trends and shaping the emerging Digital Caribbean. Look out for...
ICT-PULSE PODCAST: CARIBBEAN ICT/TECH TRENDS COMMUNITY CHAT
With 2018 coming to a close, and with members of the Caribbean tech community, Ingrid Riley and Yacine Khelladi, the Community Chat panel discusses the ICT/tech trends and developments that have emerged, and those it had hoped would have gained more traction, over the past year. As we come to the close of the year,...
5 Lessons I have Learned ( So Far) As A Women Entrepreneur in Tech
Having written about tech and ICT for almost eight years, whilst starting and running a couple of businesses along the way, ICT Pulse Editor and Publisher, Michele Marius, shares a few of the things she has learned, so far, about being an entrepreneur and a woman in business. This past Wednesday, 5 December, and as...
Emerging Opportunities in Cryotocurrencies, Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technology in The Caribbean.
Cryptocurrencies, digital currencies and blockchain technology have gained considerable prominence in the last two to three years, and many countries across the Caribbean region have been actively exploring how they can capitalise on the opportunities such technologies afford. Gabriel Abed, one of the co-Founders of fintech firm, Bitt, and a leading voice in the digital...
Haiti’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs of Influence (December 7, 2018)
Haiti Tech Summit is on a campaign to showcase Haitian Entrepreneurs at home and in the Diaspora. With 11 million citizens and a global diaspora network of 30 million Haitian internationals- the influence of Haitian entrepreneurs on the global economy is spreading. Each Friday they highlight the top 10 entrepreneurs disrupting global markets. With the spotlight list...
KFC employs 55 Trelawny residents with new franchise
Operator of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, Restaurants of Jamaica (ROJ) has opened its 36th KFC location on Market Street in Falmouth, Trelawny.The grand opening of the first KFC in the parish on Saturday marks the first of five additional restaurants KFC will open across Jamaica next year.
THE AC Marriott Hotel will be the new home for the Jamaica Observer Business Leader Award presentation and banquet, replacing the Jamaica Pegasus hotel which has hosted the annual gala event for all but two of its 21 iterations.
JMMB Group's Donna Duncan-Scott (left) and client Diana Hayman, manager at Hayman's Auto Supplies, are all smiles as they pose for a photo op following the recently held Paint. Sip.Cheers event hosted by JMMB's May Pen branch, which took place at The Verandah at the Juici Patties head office in Clarendon. The occasion was used to engage attendees in a discussion about financial planning and investment opportunities.
THE Government's investment promotion agency, JAMPRO, continues to secure investments for the country across various sectors.“Up to June of this year we have booked foreign direct investments (FDI) at US$166.7 million, while export sales stood at US$407.3 million, and the work doesn't stop there,” said JAMPRO Chairman Senator Don Wehby.He was making his contribution to the 2018 State of the Nation Debate in the Senate on Friday.
Dear Claudienne In September 2018, my friend who lives in Canada, bought a Samsung A8 mobile phone as a gift for me and sent it out from a UPS store in Canada via DHL Express.A DHL representative informed me that the shipment had reached and that Jamaica Customs fees would be 55 per cent of the C$600 cost of the phone.
Shaw says microfinancing has key role in financial inclusion
MINISTER of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says the local microfinancing sector must play a key role in creating financial inclusion in the economy.“We have to grow the economy, and the credit that you are involved in is a vital part of the ability to grow the economy,” Shaw told Wednesday's annual national conference of the Jamaica Micro Financing Association (JaMFA), at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.
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
This evening we are going for a little gentle Christmas bird-watching session or birding as it is often called these days accompanied by sorrel and cake perhaps Our binoculars are primed and ready and our bird books are in the bagThis will be the last get-together for the year with our colleagues at BirdLife Jamaica This is a little-known group except of course to bird people like us that meets regularly in obscure parts of the island to look for
Everyone loves getting gifts It can be a hassle though when you have to buy a gift for someone else if you have a limited budgetOptionsIf you dont have a lot of money how can you buy a tasteful gift Well one idea is to use the persons name who you are buying the gift for and use it to personalize the gift A number of companies stitch or paint the persons name and a message on pillows towels cups
Super Cool Made in Jamaica Gifts for Christmas – YardEdge Jewelry
YardEdge Jewelry makes a perfect Christmas gift! YardEdge jewelry pieces are unique and hand made by Karin Wilson Edmonds. They are all made with semi precious stones, silver, and other materials. The 2018 Christmas Collection includes earrings, bracelets and pendants.
We will be at TrueSelf’s Pop Up Shop on December 22nd.
Out-of-favour Jamaican continues stuttering season in Germany Leon Bailey, the Jamaican-born whizzy winger who turned down a move to Chelsea earlier this year, continues to struggle for form. The 21-year-old Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder has not scored since 1 September, and has seemingly fallen out of favour with the struggling Germany giants. Craig Butler, his stepfather and agent, recently blasted...
Severe dementia has taken root, and while they are in blissful wish, slowly, surely, surreptitiously destroying the remaining vestiges of a crestfallen People’s National Party (PNP). A PNP that has been on life support for some considerable time. The party has been consumed by a significant loss of intellectual abilities, including memory capacity severe enough to interfere with social, occupational...
Women’s Empowerment Group Graduates From Integrity and Advocacy Programme in Style
I have done a lot of celebrating in the past week or two, as we move down towards Christmas. One project that I am proud to have been involved with (in a small way) was the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre’s (WROC) Strengthening a Culture of Integrity in Jamaica project, implemented in collaboration with National Integrity Action (NIA) and USAID, the funders. It has been a challenging but powerful journey, put on hold once or twice due to security problems in the communities that WROC serves.
Jamaica occupies one of the leading positions among today’s tourist destinations. According to this Wiki online resource, this country is immensely popular among travelers from 35 to 50 years old. Casino tourism has become one of the most popular ways to make a vacation unforgettable, right?. Several resorts on the island offer gambling services and gambling halls. Casinos in Jamaica...
A Family’s Christmas, Filled With the Tastes of Jamaica
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — On a nondescript block in this placid Long Island town sits a house that is perennially ready for Christmas. All year long, the couches, rugs, walls and even the upholstery on th...
Efforts Being Made to Protect the Under Threat American Crocodile in Jamaica
An American Crocodile basking in the sun in the Black River, Lower Morass in Jamaica. Crocodiles are being threatened by acts of poaching and loss of habitat. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday December 18, 2...
Jamaica boasts most seamless airport system in region — Bartlett
ST JAMES, Jamaica — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica now boasts the most “seamless” airport system in the region. Addressing business interests and tourism stakeholders at the unveil...
LIRR: Westbound service restored from Jamaica to Penn after switch trouble
Westbound LIRR service has been restored between Jamaica and Penn stations after switch trouble west of Woodside station was repaired, the Long Island Rail Road said Tuesday morning. Earlier, there we...
Police in Jamaica and Government Finally Reach Wage Agreement
ALL SMILES: Minister of Finance and the Public Service Dr Nigel Clarke (left) holding the Heads of Agreement with JPF Chair, Corporal Arleen McBean, while National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang (s...
(Jamaica Gleaner) It comes as no surprise that of the fewer than 100 African-American female commercial pilots in the United States, one of two employed to American Airlines (AA) is Jamaican-American. ...
Jamaica: Father uses needle and thread to stitch up wound inflicted on daughter
(Jamaica Observer) A father who cut his 10-year-old daughter’s forehead while beating her, claimed he panicked and ended up stitching the wound with needle and thread. Kwame Levy, 35-year-old labourer ...
BREDS FOUNDATION - A 'blueprint' for a better Jamaica
TREASURE BEACH, St Elizabeth – Treasure Beach-based non-profit Breds Foundation recently marked 20 years of contribution to community development in various ways, including education, sports, life ski...
$9 million worth of counterfeit goods seized in downtown Kingston
Counterfeit goods valued at $9 million have been seized by investigators from the police's Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (CTOC). One man remains in police custody in relation to the find. C-TOC said the seizure was made during a...
Management of HWT transport centre transferred to Transport Authority
The Management of the Half Way Tree Transport Centre in St Andrew has been transferred from the Port Authority Management Services Limited, a subsidiary of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), to the Transport Authority. The change took...
Information and Communication Technology Authority coming
Jamaica is to get an Information and Communication Technology Authority. Cabinet has approved the promulgation of legislation to establish the agency. As part of the change, the current functions being executed by eGov Jamaica Limited and the...
Howard Mitchell has been re-elected as President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). This is his 2nd term as President. Returning to join Mitchell on the Executive are Vice Presidents Dennis Cohen, Deputy Group Managing Director...
UK to ramp up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasse
LONDON (AP) — The British Cabinet was meeting Tuesday to discuss ramping up preparations for Britain’s departure from the European Union without a deal, after Prime Minister Theresa May postponed Parliament’s vote on her divorce...
The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has come out against a recommendation from the Joint Select Committee of Parliament which reviewed the Sexual Offences Act and other related legislation for the criminalisation of wilful transmission of...
Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organisation that negotiates compensation with the German...
Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor
WASHINGTON (AP): A real estate investment firm co-founded by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is betting big on the administration's Opportunity Zone tax breaks, but isn't that interested in...
The COK Sodality Co-operative Credit Union has signed on to a cutting-edge digital software platform designed to facilitate both simple and intricate transactions while offering iron-clad security features.Provided by Canadian software firm Smart...
The UK is the largest producer and exporter of medical marijuana. The United Nations International Narcotics Control Board revealed earlier this year that the UK produced 95 tonnes of ganja in 2016, about 45 per cent of the world total; and exported...
Recent abuses of St Kitts-Nevis citizenship programme raised in Parliament
By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — In his budget presentation in parliament last week, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris touched upon the abuses recently uncovered in the country’s citizenship by investment programme (CIP), including allegations of forgery and fraud, but offered no substantive detail and, predictably, blamed unnamed […]
CSEF VI highlights transformative role clean energy can play in CARICOM
PLACENCIA, Belize — Clean energy in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has to be further developed to play a transformative role in economic development, poverty alleviation, and building resilience to deal with climate change. Electricity and fuel sector regulations also must be right-sized to suit the needs of member states, and stakeholders must find innovative forms […]
IDB lends further support to CDB’s investments in regional energy security
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has mobilised more than US$85 million to increase the region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. On Thursday, CDB’s board of directors approved acceptance of further financing under the Sustainable Energy Facility (SEF) for the Eastern Caribbean from IDB, […]
CDB approves US$5.9 million to Belize to improve road safety efforts
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Road traffic accidents are the seventh leading cause of death in Belize, with approximately 21 deaths per 100,000 persons. This is the highest fatality rate among CDB’s 19 borrowing member countries (BMCs). In response to this challenge, the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding of US$5.9 […]
American Airlines begins non-stop service to St Vincent
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — American Airlines made its inaugural non-stop flight from the Miami International Airport to the Argyle International Airport on Saturday December 15, 2018. The year-round AA1427 service will operate on an Airbus A319 every Saturday, leaving Miami International Airport at 11:00 am and arriving at the Argyle International Airport at 3:40 pm; […]
Antigua-Barbuda PM invites Scotiabank to early meeting to discuss purchase of Antigua holdings
ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Prime Minister Gaston Browne has invited the competent authorities of the Bank of Nova Scotia to a meeting by January 7, 2019, to discuss the purchase of the bank’s branch holdings in Antigua and Barbuda. The invitation is contained in a letter sent on December 13 by the prime minister to […]
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Thirty-year old Nisha Madaran, an artist from Suriname, who began singing at age 16 in her family band, made history last week by becoming the first Surinamese, and perhaps first in the Caribbean diaspora to sign a Bollywood playback singing contract. Madaran signed the contract […]
Three suspected smugglers apprehended in the Eastern Caribbean with $30 million in cocaine
ST THOMAS, USVI — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 2,606 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers on Friday to US Drug Enforcement Administration special agents in St Thomas US Virgin Islands. Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized the $30 […]
Dominican Republic to scale up efforts in improving learning
WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank has approved an additional financing of US$100 million to help the government improve the quality of education and learning in the Dominican Republic. “This additional support from the World Bank will boost the most profound education reform led by President Danilo Medina and contribute to help produce better educational […]
CDB launches Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced the launch of a new fund to provide financial support and stability for the region’s cultural and creative industries. The Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF) will provide grants for innovative projects within the creative industries sector. It was established with an initial US$2.6 […]