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Jamaica to be Included in World’s Largest Study of Web Impact for First Time
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Jamaica to be Included in World’s Largest Study of Web Impact for First Time

The World Wide Web Foundation, established by Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has today unveiled plans for its 2013 Web Index, with Jamaica included for the first time. The Web Index - which will be released on 22 November 2013 - is the world’s first measure of how the Web empowers people and delivers socio-economic impact in countries around the globe. Jamaica’s inclusion will allow its citizens, government and civil society organisations to understand the use and impact of the Web in Jamaica, how it compares to global and regional counterparts, and how best to harness it for future social and economic benefit. First released in 2012 to critical acclaim, the Web Index takes the format of a country ranking. Last year, Sweden topped the list, followed by the USA and the UK, with Burkin...
JN Foundation and JNSBL launch iSupportJamaica – Crowdfunding towards Economic Prosperity
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JN Foundation and JNSBL launch iSupportJamaica – Crowdfunding towards Economic Prosperity

In July 2013, JN (Jamaica National), known more for Home Loans and Mortgages, launched a revolutionary product that’s got many entrepreneurs talking, especially persons interested in going into Animation as announced in my article KingstOOn Animation Festival and GG’s “I Believe in Jamaica” Animation Training – Genesis of Animation Outsourcing. At their Jamaica-Diaspora Conference from Sunday June 16th 2013 to Wednesday June 19th 2013 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, JN’s charity arm, JN Foundation and JNBSL (Jamaican National Small Business Loans) the SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) lending arm of the JNBS, launched the Caribbean’s first Crowdfunding website, iSupportJamaica. The aim of this initiative is to draw upon the financial resources of the Denizens living on the Intern...
Barbados on the path to free island-wide Wi-Fi coverage
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Barbados on the path to free island-wide Wi-Fi coverage

The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation in association with the Government of Barbados, the private sector and telecommunications companies set out on a project last year to completely cover the island nation with 100% free Wi-Fi by Novermber 11th, 2011 (11.11.11). The target date has come and gone and although 100% coverage has not been achieved as planed 60% of Bardados now has access to free Wi-Fi. CEO of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation, Damian McKinney stated that: “the project is fundamental to propelling Barbados to the center of global business with the incremental proliferation of free Wi-fi hotspots, which in turn will enable new business opportunities and innovations.” He also highlighted that while Barbados enjoys a literacy rate of an estimated 99.7%, it ...