How blockchain technology helps young Caribbean farmers access finance
It is widely recognised that access to finance is one of the biggest barriers to more young people becoming engaged in agriculture. Here, Varun Baker, a young Jamaican entrepreneur and winner of the CTA Pitch AgriHack 2018 contest, explains why he is convinced that blockchain technology can help to change this – and how his...
Airbnb Inc. Takes Action Against Barbados Start-Up For Alleged Trademark Infringement
In what could only be described as another David & Goliath battle, the accommodation booking giant Airbnb which is estimated to be worth over USD 30 Billion has threatened to take action against a start-up on the island Barbados for launching an airport transfer service under the name of Airbnb Airport Shuttle (AirbnbShuttle.com). Airbnb Airport...
Weed + Tech: From Caribbean Tech Maven to a Woman in Cannabis
Caribbean Tech Maven Ingrid Riley, who kickstarted Jamaica’s Tech Startup Community and facilitated and promoted tech entrepreneurship and innovation across the Region, is taking her 15 years experience in Technology to Medical Cannabis Industry. “Cannabis has a stigma, awareness, and business inclusiveness problem, so I want to help change that, by connecting people to the wellness...
Sprint Financial Targets US$60m PayPal Payments With Fintech Platform
Microfinancing firm Sprint Financial Services has introduced two new business lines, purchase order financing and transfers of PayPal payments through newly developed portal SprintFinx.com. The online portal will facilitate settlement of PayPal transfers within 24 hours, says Sprint Financial CEO Christopher Barrett, at one-fifth the rates that merchants now face. Barrett told the Financial Gleaner that...
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,...
Richard Byles to replace Brian Wynter as Bank of Jamaica Governor — 'a stroke of genius'?
Brian Wynter is leaving the Bank of Jamaica with record gross and net international reserves (also the highest-ever level of non-borrowed reserves), the lowest-ever short-term policy interest rate (at 0.75%), and inflation slightly below an already historically low target rate of 4 to 6% (despite the emphasis on inflation targeting, I do not believe underperformance in this area to be wholly a bad thing).
The concept of inflation targeting, which has become the buzzwords for action at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and in financial circles, gained further traction with the presentation by Therese Turner- Jones, general manager of the Country Department Group of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), who spoke at a recent seminar hosted by the BOJ. This was the second of two BOJ seminars held at its auditorium in downtown, Kingston, which were conducted under the theme 'Demystifying...
AC Marriott — to bolster Jamaica's image internationally
THE AC Marriott Kingston Hotel, which opened its doors to guests on Monday (June 17), is expected to fill the gap left by a shortage of rooms in the capital city, executive director of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) Omar Robinson has said.
LE BOURGET, France (AFP) — A quadcopter drone appears on the radar screen and makes a beeline for the control tower at Paris' Le Bourget airport.Is this the latest in a string of drone sightings at airports that has forced costly shutdowns and affected tens of thousands of passengers?No — it's a simulation, and the drone is quickly stopped by a defence system being trialled at the Paris Air Show.
Crumbling roads, grids due to storms cost poor nations billions, says World Bank
PARIS, France (AFP) — Natural hazards made more likely by climate change, such as flooding and storms, cost poor nations hundreds of billions every year due to crumbling infrastructure, the World Bank said yesterday.
Summer is almost here and while this does not mean quite the same thing to adults who have to go to work regardless, school is out and that means one thing, bored children looking for parents to entertain them.
Writer's Note - Last week in my first of two articles, I explained what is a divided and how are dividends paid? This week in part two, I explore why are dividends paid and give further details. WHEN ARE DIVIDENDS PAID?
IF you're lucky, you will get a job right out of school. And if you're like most people, you may have to wait a few months. And then some. What few people will tell you is that your first job will not likely come immediately or be 'the right one'. Chances are, it won't even be good enough for right now, but you will be told to make it work because many others would love to have a job.
MONTEGO BAY, St James —Jamaican mangoes are set to hit the shelves in the United States of America soon, following the inaugural export of 12,000 pounds of the fruit from the Sangster International Airport in St James on Thursday last.
Imagine visiting a venue and being told that a party hosting hundreds of people was just held there. You look around and everything is in order and clean. There isn't a single piece of garbage or other evidence of an event to be seen.“A party was just held here?” you ask, doubtfully. “What party?”
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
Reggae Boyz Edge Past Honduras In Gold Cup Thriller
Orgill becomes Jamaica’s shooting star Dever Orgill’s opening half brace helped Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz kick off their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign in style, thrilling the home fans with their nail-biting 3-2 triumph on Monday. The explosive Orgill, who outshone the much lauded debutant Leon Bailey, made Kingston’s National Stadium erupt with his opener on the quarter-of-an-hour mark. And on the...
Reggae Boyz edge closer to becoming a top 50 hit Theodore Whitmore’s Reggae Boyz, who tackled highly-rated Honduras last night, have climbed two places to world no.54 in the latest FIFA rankings. Jamaica’s head coach Whitmore masterminded a shock 1-0 defeat earlier this month on hosts USA – only their third victory over their near neighbours – but their FIFA...
E3 2019 didn’t disappoint even though Sony was absent. All the games I was looking forward to seeing were present although I didn’t get official news on a new Nintendo Switch model as I had hoped. My Ps4 will be happy for at least another 18 months with news expected on the Ps4 soon. Here are the 5 most exciting games I saw at E3 2019.
Bolt Swift Off The Blocks To Score In Charity Football Match
Jamaican icon gives ex-Liverpool star the runaround in London Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s legendary former sprinter, scored for the Rest of the World side as they saw off England in the Soccer Aid encounter at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. The 32-year-old from Sherwood Content in the parish of Trelawny, who last year turned down signing professional terms in both...
The challenge that organizations
have is that they haven’t trained, rewarded or permitted their frontline
employees to exert emotional labor to create human connection when it’s most
needed. Seth Godin
Now and then I come across a quote
which makes me stop and think. Here’s why this one brought the local customer
experience to mind.
Most Jamaicans who travel to the
United States are struck by how well-trained service workers are. At first
blush, it appears that they really know how to smile, be polite and seem
However, those who end up staying to
live in North America tell a different tale. They recall a discovery: five
minutes after a seemingly meaningful interaction the provider can’t remember
your face or name. It was all an act.
Where it comes from is
obvious – those who have peeked behind the scenes say it’s the result
of thorough training tightly coupled with swift, harsh consequences for
non-compliance. It gets the right behaviour, but does it produce genuine
Nameless male lecturer sexually exploits Edna Manley College students
#MeToo has finally reached Jamaica’s shores with a number of female students at Edna Manley College of Visual Art accusing a male lecturer of sexual harassment. According to some reports these complaints span a decade, yet the lecturer, Winston Campbell, has continued teaching there, suggesting that the college, for reasons best known to itself, did … Continue reading "Nameless male lecturer sexually exploits Edna Manley College students"
Women's World Cup odds, predictions 2019: Betting lines, best expert picks for Australia vs. Jamaica
One team looks to advance out of group play for the third consecutive time at the 2019 Women's World Cup, while the other is representing a region of the world that's never taken part in this global ...
Australia vs. Jamaica: 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup prediction, pick, TV channel, live stream, watch online
Australia and Jamaica face off on Tuesday at the Women's World Cup in their final group stage match, with the Aussies likely needing a result to cement their place in the next round. Australia will ...
Earth Today | Kingston Free Port Terminal making its conservation mark
IN ONE year, Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) has collected close to 300,000 plastic bottles for recycling as part of its environmental conservation efforts. The collection has been undertaken under the entity’s ‘KFTL Go Blue’ campaign,...
Earth Today | Environmental advocate makes case for prioritisation of clean air
FROM THE implications for public health to social justice, long-time environmental advocate Diana McCaulay has called for the prioritisation of clean air in Jamaica. “The main impacts (of poor air quality) are respiratory illnesses, infections,...
Western Bureau: Despite the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, marauding gangsters have been committing brazen murders, triggering concerns that the enhanced security measure is not having the desired effect. There have been some...
IAPA celebrates release of journalists in Nicaragua
Strong and consistent lobbying by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), assisted by other international organisations, has met with some level of success, with the release of imprisoned journalists and political prisoners in the wake of the...
Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, says the Government will move to establish systems that guarantee equity within the education sector. Samuda was speaking at the Ministry of Education, Youth and...
Seventeen years ago, Michael Clarke manufactured furniture for a living. Although he made most of the furniture in his house, he felt the need to change careers to be able to care for his family. Today, Clarke provides transport for persons to and...
Immigration Corner | Will Canada election affect immigration?
Dear Miss Powell, I hear that Canada is having elections this year and this could affect whether or not immigrants are allowed into Canada. Is this so? Do you think they will scrap the express entry system? A friend said she was qualified sometime...
Immigration Corner | When is a UK residence card needed?
Dear Mr Bassie, Could you please advise me whether I will need a UK residence card to live in the United Kingdom? CK Dear CK, A person does not need to apply for a UK residence card to prove that he/she can live in the United Kingdom unless from...
Immigration Corner | Immigration Corner | What should I do with my filings?
Dear Mrs Walker- Huntington, I am requesting your advice on some immigration matters. My biological mother who is a US citizen living in the US would like to file for me. She said that the filing would take a short time. My fiancé, who is presently...