A discussion of the eight basic consumer rights and how they might be relevant to the Caribbean ICT/tech space. Exactly a week ago today, 15 March, World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) was observed. Established in 1983, WRCD seeks “to promote the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are
Today Wednesday March 22nd, Latoya Nugent, human rights activist and co-founder of the Tambourine Army will face her accusers in court and hear the argument for her being charged under Jamaica's Cybercrime Act for “use of a computer for malicious communication.” Nugent was charged with three counts of using a computer
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