Inspiring Story of How One New College Grad Made $66,000 In One Month

Tweet After his junior year at Brigham Young University, Nick Walter, now 25, landed a great summer internship in the Seattle office of Pariveda Solutions, a Dallas-based tech consulting firm. Though he enjoyed the work and liked his clients and colleagues, he felt stifled. Used to jeans and t-shirts, he didn’t like wearing khakis and […]

Medical ganja company targets $4b in revenue by 2019

Tweet LOCAL medical marijuana company, Medicanja Limited, expects to generate approximately $4 billion in sales within four years. “Revenue from the sales and services of over 18 products that we have planned from Medicanja limited, including six product lines, will be in excess of $4 billion,” said the executive chairman of Medicanja Limited, Dr Henry […]

What it Takes to Navigate the Marijuana Industry

Tweet Colorado’s first cannabis business summit focused on helping companies learn how to run better and comply with the nascent industry’s many regulations. The recreational marijuana business is in full bloom in Colorado. In just the first three months since marijuana was legalized, the state has raised $25 million from businesses for taxes, licenses, and fees, according […]

Greater Demand for Cassava?

Tweet LOCAL brewing company Red Stripe will be establishing its US$800,000 ($90.4 million) starch processing plant by January 2015. The facility will allow Red Stripe to make its flagship beer with at least five per cent cassava by next March. Ultimately, the local brewer wants to replace 20 per cent of its imported barley with […]

Jamaica Has a Startup Scene Worth Watching

Tweet When contemplating top tech and startup ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean, Jamaica isn’t exactly the first locale that comes to mind. Listed 94th on the World Economic Forum’s 2013-2014 Global Competitiveness Index, the country gets low marks in macroeconomic development (ranked 141 out of 148), quality of math and science education (115), […]

Green Village To Go On The Market Next Year

Tweet A new set of energy-efficient homes are under development in Greendale, St Catherine, and may hit the market next year. Called Green Village, the complex is billed as the “first green residential community” with rainwater harvesting for landscape irrigation of common areas and home lots as well as a bio-digester treatment plant. Paul Soegaard, a technical […]

Ministry Looking to Create more Agro Parks in Western Jamaica

Tweet THE Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is looking to establish additional agro parks in western Jamaica. The ministry initially has its eye on identifying 115 hectares of suitable lands in the parishes of Westmoreland, St James and Hanove. Rural St James in particular, is being targeted for the cultivation of banana for the export […]

Online Course: “Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace” (Starts Oct 27)

Tweet About the Course We establish a framework for examining the innovation process, and quickly transition into exploring how to successfully bring innovations to market. Key questions answered within the course include: What are the key indicators of innovation opportunities? What steps are critical for entrepreneurs to bring innovations to the marketplace? What innovation strategies […]

Review of Jamaica’s Economic Performance April – June 2014

Tweet The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) published an economic performance report dated August 20, 2014. The report coves the economic performance for the quarter April to June 2014. This report covers sectors of the Jamaican economy such as tourism, agriculture, forestry & fishing, manufacture and construction. Here are some of what you will find […]

Top Honours for Copperwood Farms at National Quality Awards

Tweet COPPERWOOD Farms in Hanover walked away with three awards at the recently concluded National Quality Awards organised by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ). In conjunction with the celebration of international World Standards Day, the award seeks to recognise excellence in local companies who pay special attention to quality in their production processes and […]