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Weh Yuh Know Bout Dancehall game celebrates Dancehall Culture
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Weh Yuh Know Bout Dancehall game celebrates Dancehall Culture

Jamaica is known for its vibrant music culture having given birth to reggae, dancehall, and other sub-genres. But let's focus on dancehall for a minute. At first ‘dancehall’ was known as a physical space or ‘hall’ in this case, where people danced, played music, and had lyrical sound clashes. But over time, dancehall became deeper than music- it is the fashion, dancers, a livelihood, a language, and an art form if you look close enough. But today it is a game! In Jamaica, a lot of our culture is uniquely passed down by oral tradition through stories, and folklore. In a meaningful way it provides an interesting channel to pass down information; however, the disadvantage with this, is that eventually information will become lost (death of our elders) while some aspects may be chang...
Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers
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Jamaican government contractor Amber Group allegedly exposes COVID-19 test results and private data of travelers

A humiliating security lapse with far-reaching consequences and effects has been reported by TechCrunch involving Amber Group. Amber Group were contracted by the Jamaican government to develop the JamCOVID19 website and app. Functionality includes publishing daily coronavirus figures, self-reporting of symptoms and pre-approval of travel applications after uploading a negative COVID-19. Jamaica’s immigration website exposed TechCrunch further reports that the Amazon Web Services server used to store the data was left unsecured without a password exposing all its contents such as: immigration documents including the traveller’s name, date of birth and passport numbers quarantine orders travellers’ signatures Jamaican passport, immigration and citizenship agency data 1...
How COVID-19 information is being shared by Governments in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago
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How COVID-19 information is being shared by Governments in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

The COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic is now its second year. Caribbean governments were all caught off guard as their tourism-dependent economies wrestled with closing borders vs foreign exchange revenue and the economy. In time, however, the way in which the Caribbean governments shared information improved. So let us take a look at how COVID-19 information is being shared by Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados Barbados is taking a three-pronged approach with the Ministery of Health and Wellness publishing COVID-19 reports, The Ministry of Tourism explaining entry protocols and steps to enter Barbados and the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) sharing information. The Bahamas In the Bahamas, the Ministry of Health is sharing detailed inform...
JW Basics – aiming to improve Online Shopping in Jamaica
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JW Basics – aiming to improve Online Shopping in Jamaica

JW Basics (jwbasics.com) is a home-based Online Shopping Company that offers guaranteed 1 - 2 Business Day(s) Islandwide Door Delivery on all orders in Jamaica. They feature a rich, easy-to-use, multi-seller platform, that is geared towards a better buying experience and support for Jamaican retailers, by providing a centralized, secure and trusted platform to do business. They currently feature items in Clothing, Electronics, Appliances, Beauty Supplies and more. Their vision is to debunk the stigma against online shopping businesses in Jamaica by creating a well-known and trusted brand, safe for Jamaican consumers. Flexible and secure By using JW Basics, customers are able to conveniently shop safely from their home or office, take advantage of discounts and free coupon codes, purc...
Huawei ad blitz to Britain – Fallout will affect Recession Recovery in 2021
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Huawei ad blitz to Britain – Fallout will affect Recession Recovery in 2021

“As a private company, 100% owned by employees, our priority has been to help mobile and broadband companies build a better connected UK,” Vice President Victor Zhang commenting on their 5G partnership with Britain Huawei has launched an advertising campaign in Britain as announced June 9, 2020. The aim is for Officials reconsider the Chinese technology company’s role in supplying equipment for the country’s next-generation high speed mobile networks. The company took out full-page ads in British national newspapers outlining its commitment to providing mobile and broadband companies with equipment for fifth-generation networks. Vice President Victor Zhang said Huawei had been in Britain for 20 years, during which time it had helped build the 3G and 4G mobile networks, and ...
Samsung Galaxy A Series coming to the Caribbean is A Galaxy For Everyone
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Samsung Galaxy A Series coming to the Caribbean is A Galaxy For Everyone

“The Galaxy A series is packed with incredible mobile technologies, giving consumers the ability to enjoy premium features at a great value. If you are looking for a reliable and affordable device with a long-lasting battery, high-quality display, multi-lens camera and plenty of storage space, there is a Galaxy A series device for you” Product Manager for Samsung Latin America. Johnny Mou, commenting on the Samsung Galaxy A series launched for the Caribbean Samsung recently announced in May 2020 that select 2020 Galaxy A series smartphones are coming to the Caribbean region. The Galaxy A series is packed with awesome mobile technologies, giving consumers the ability to enjoy premium features at a great value. Check out their Trailer teaser for the Samsung Galaxy A Series. ...
Huawei’s PACS coming to Latin America to help with COVID-19 Diagnosis
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Huawei’s PACS coming to Latin America to help with COVID-19 Diagnosis

“A tomography (radiologic technique for obtaining clear X-ray images of deep internal structures by focusing on a specific plane within the body) is taken and its image is uploaded to a cloud, and in less than two seconds we can know if the patient suffers from pneumonia due to the coronavirus or not” Eric Liu, CEO of Huawei Honduras explaining how the process works World leading telecommunications company, Huawei, and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) have strengthened their alliance to implement a diagnostic method for COVID-19 testing using technology. With the system developed by the Tech Giants and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, precise quantitative results are automatically generated to carry the diagnosis of COVID-19, this process con...
How Can We Help The Open Data Initiative?
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How Can We Help The Open Data Initiative?

  As a country, we are very good at starting projects, but the challenge is in the maintenance phase. Are we under a spell? We tend to put little effort in maintaining projects for one reason or another. Take for example the JUTC bus park downtown or the multipurpose stadium. I'm seeking your help as we can't let the Open Data Initiative suffer the same faith. Jamaica has made some significant strides in getting the project off the ground. We are the first in a total of five (5) Caribbean countries to get the ball rolling. The purpose of this article is to reignite the debate around this critical piece of legislation and to encourage public debate.   Mic check. Mic check 1...3 After the official launch by the previous MSTEM Minister (A. Wheatley) of the Open Data P...