Do Caribbean Tech Companies Care about Consumers Rights?

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

The Tambourine Army Vs The State ?!: All eyes on this CyberCrime Case in Jamaica

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

Unleashing the Internet: does the Caribbean have what it takes?

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

SAVE THE DATE: Our Next Kingston BETA event will be on Thursday March 2nd, 2017

It’s Kingston BETA's 10th anniversary year and our first event for 2017. We are kicking off a year-long 10th anniversary celebration with the first in our event series. It will be on Thursday March 2, 2016 at JAMPRO Head Quarters, 18 Trafalgar Road in New Kingston Business District. It starts at

90 day old TechStart.Online reports startup investments, audience growth and partnerships

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