SMBE – Running on Open Source Software

Welcome to another post in the series, where I’ll be expressing my views on open source technology and the benefits to Jamaica. This is the second write-up and I’ll be showing how open source software benefits the business sector. If you missed the first post please feel free to catch up. The economics and social benefits […]

Mobile Money: GraceKennedy gets approval from BOJ to launch GK MPay

GraceKennedy Payment Services has been granted a license by the Bank of Jamaica to take its mobile money solution to the public through GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) locations island wide. This comes at the successful conclusion of a nine-month pilot project which registered participation of over 250 internal customers. Branded GK MPay, the service will […]

Caricoin – mobile wallet built for Bitcoin targeting Caribbean nationals

The future is now the present as mobile and virtual currencies are expanding across the globe. Many countries in Asia and Africa have embraced mobile and virtual currencies. In recent months, the chatter and posturing have finally been transulated to tangible initiatives and products. The latest entrant is  Caricoin, a mobile wallet built for Bitcoin targeting […]

eSports: Get Out Of Control At InControl

Your friendly neighborhood gamer Zalgo Cometh here again with some eSports news. There have been a few local eSports tournaments in Jamaica since the start of 2016. A couple that can be mentioned are the Flow eGames Feva FIFA 16 tournament and Clan Pro Circuit’s Street Fighter V Invitational. Let’s not forget some of the […]

It’s been 5 years since Cliff-Twang exclaimed: “Nobody Canna Cross It”

Believe it or not, it’s now 5 years to the day that DJ Powa produced and shared a Youtube video that has cemented its place in Jamaica’s social media folklore. Titled “Nobody Canna Cross It – Twanging (Refix Video) – DJ Powa”; the video created a social media firestorm that made short-lived stars out of […]

Caricel’s LTE network to be deployed by Comtech and Alepo

The next weapon to be employed by telecommunications providers in Jamaica will be 4-G Long-Term Evolution networks (LTE). Flow, Digicel and now the latest entrant into the war Caricel are lining up to “switch on” their networks to feed an increasing data-hungry market. Information has emerged that Caricel’s LTE network will be deployed by US […]

Caricel – Newest Mobile Operator to enter Jamaican market “in a matter of weeks”

After months of limited information about the third potential entrant in the mobile telecommunications sector in Jamaica things have heated up in the last few days. Symbiote Investments Ltd has wrapped up the paperwork for its mobile spectrum license  and is expected to enter the Jamaican market in a matter of weeks as “Caricel.” The […]