Last week, the Internet Society released what is likely to be a seminal report on the Internet in the Caribbean. Here, we introduce the report to our readers. The Internet is widely recognised as being a catalyst for economic growth and development, and Caribbean countries have been eager to embrace this
by Matthew McNaughton In 2016, the newly elected Jamaican Government set out an ambitious target of achieving 5% GDP growth in four years. To much public surprise, in the third quarter of that year, Jamaica recorded an impressive 2.2% GDP growth rate, the strongest real GDP growth estimate in nine years.
Advertising platform for local businesses Yellow Pages has rebranded to a full-service media business under the name Yello. “We have fast-tracked the evolution, which began as a printed directory brand known as Yellow Pages that advertisers have come to know and trust, to a full-service media business, Yello. This charts
Techstart.online, Jamaica's tech startup online directory, which launched last year at our Kingston BETA event last October is resporting some some things now that they are 90days in. The directory was hatched in response to low investment support for local tech driven startups and lack of information on investible Jamaican
Consistently, tech/ICT issues that made the headlines or had us talking in 2016 were diverse and interesting: from the liberalisation process in Guyana and the region’s growing focus on call centres and offshore outsourcing, to tracking the changes in Internet download speeds and prices. As we begin to come to