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LIME bringing iPhone 4 to Jamaica and the Caribbean
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LIME bringing iPhone 4 to Jamaica and the Caribbean

The Jamaica Observer has announced that telecommunication company LIME will be brining the iPhone 4 to Jamaica and the Caribbean "in the coming weeks". The short article goes on to do a quick overview of the iPhone 4's features but doesn't elaborate on sources or quotes any high ranking LIME official. The iPhone is it it's forth generation of Apple's smartphone and successor to the iPhone 3GS. iPhones have enjoyed tremendous success in North America and other mostly first world or highly developed markets such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Local cellphone service provider and rival Claro which was recently acquired by the major player in the telecommunications market Digicel currently supports the iPhone 4 on their 3G network but...
Jamaica’s 100MBps Internet Silver Lining – Tele-commuting Workplace is coming
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Jamaica’s 100MBps Internet Silver Lining – Tele-commuting Workplace is coming

Every cloud has a silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint Don Marquis, Certain Maxims of Archie In my article “Social Network Prostitution: FOMO drives Millennials to "Inboxing"” I explored the Dark Side of the 23.9% lack of interest of the use of the Internet for Entrepreneurial pursuits and VC (Venture Capital) start-ups. 71% of the 38% who occasionally glance at a Computer and go online via Internet in Jamaica for Social Networking is a precursor to Social Prostitution. The coming of a Government of Jamaica instigated UAFCL (Universal Access Fund Company Limited) funded build-out of a 100MBps island wide Fiber Optic Network powered by LIME and FLOW may be the accelerant for its explosive rise among the populace who only have basic education. For ...
Jamaica’s Low Net Penetration – Broadband Internet A Universal Right
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Jamaica’s Low Net Penetration – Broadband Internet A Universal Right

Here in the Developing World, such as out little island of Jamaica, there is little interest in PCs or Laptops, which are mostly seen as “bling” to have for the purpose of playing, downloading and burning music and movies. The results of the recently released statistics from an island-wide Caribbean ICT Indicators and Broadband Survey for Jamaica that paint a stark, gloomy picture of Technology adoption in Jamaica.   I am so depressed by these findings, that I fear publishing this article, as it is a sad indictment against a Government of Jamaica that has Ministers who are not Tech-savvy enough to even use email on their Blackberry. This as revealed during the now concluded Manatt Enquiry in Jamaica, the best Soap Opera since the Young and the Restless. The Dr. Hopeton Dunn-...
Digicel buys Claro Jamaica – an overview of their war for Jamaica and Latin America
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Digicel buys Claro Jamaica – an overview of their war for Jamaica and Latin America

The Jamaican telecoms market has been the most dynamic of the lot in the Caribbean over the last few years, a position accomplished mostly by the bitter rivalry between the long standing Digicel Jamaica and the newcommer Claro Jamaica. The rivalry actually dates back to 2007 when Digicel entered Claro's backyard of Central America and within a year took El Salvador and Honduras, a move that angered Claro. The capture of both these strategic countries were more of a political problem for Claro than it was an economic one; it did not hurt Claro's pocket but it put them in a situation where they were left with their northern flanks exposed, the flanks that constituted its largest territory and money earner: Mexico. Claro had to do something, they had to not look weak, they had to launch a cou...
Photos: JAMPRO’s Investment Map Launch
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Photos: JAMPRO’s Investment Map Launch

On Thursday February 3rd 2011, JAMPRO launched an interactive online Investment Map that conveniently provides pictorial views and data on key infrastructure, investment projects, lands for development and natural resources. The Geezam.com Team attended the launch and would like to share the following photographs. Click Here for full details of the Investment Map Launch.