Quidgest’s Jamaican project is its Caribbean debut

The Human Capital Management Enterprise System (HCMES) has entered into pre-production stage in the Jamaican government.  It is a project of the country’s Public Sector Efficiency Program, and follows a strategic decision in 2013 and a procurement process finalised in December 2015. It is financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), led by the Ministry of Finance and Public Service, […]

Caribbean blogosphere celebrated in December

Silicon Caribe announces a week of celebrations and meetups for Caribbean Bloggers, from December 05, 2016 on the theme “The Power of Digital Influence.” “SiLiCON CARiBE’s first annual Caribbean Blogger’s Week is our 6 days of celebrating and showcasing the power of Digital Influence of Caribbean + Diaspora Bloggers and Online Influencers.  It is staged […]

Usain Bolt reports for desk job, gets 10GBps home connection

Caption: Where Bolt comes to rest. The CSO’s parking spot at Digicel Jamaica’s Head Office. Photo courtesy Digicel. Usain Bolt reported for his first day on the job as Digicel’s Chief Speed Officer on Tuesday, September 13. And to mark his first day, Usain’s home was officially upgraded to the fastest in the world.  Bolt, who has been an ambassador […]

Digicel, Huawei test 10Gbps in Jamaica

 Digicel Group and Huawei Technologies have successfully showcased the real power of Jamaica’s only true fibre to the home network by deploying a technology known as XG-PON on the new fibre network which delivers speeds of up to 10,000Mbps. XG-PON, which stands for “10Gbps Passive Optical Network” creates a new era in Ultra-Broadband speeds never […]

Digicel gifts Bunji, Fay-Ann with S7 devices

Above:  The performance by soca’s power couple at Digicel’s Bacchanal Friday in Kingston, Jamaica was interrupted by a worthwhile surprise from the telecommunications company.Photo courtesy Digicel Jamaica. Soca’s power couple, Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin, were happy to be the first in the Caribbean to be presented with the all-new, sleek Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone […]

Digicel buys Jamaica’s Paymaster

Digicel Group has acquired a majority interest in Paymaster, the  premier payments company in Jamaica, for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today. Established in Jamaica in 1997 by Ambassador Audrey Marks, the former Ambassador for Jamaica to the US, Paymaster developed and launched a proprietary Bill Payment Information System. Today, the company has over […]

Flow brings “Call Centre of Excellence” to Jamaica

Above: Garry Sinclair,  Managing Director, Flow Jamaica. Photo courtesy Flow. Flow, the new Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) consumer retail brand, today announced plans to establish a new, state-of-the-art Customer Call Centre of Excellence in Kingston, Jamaica and create more than 300 full-time jobs over the next two years. The innovative Customer Call Centre of […]

Flow hikes Cable Your Way prices in Jamaica

The Jamaica Observer reports on steep price increases for Flow’s a-la-carte Cable Your Way service. The report, by business reporter Karena Bennet notes that… “CYW, which allows viewers to add specialty channels from a pool of more than 200 channels, will pay an additional $199 up from $300 per channel effective June 1. The company’s […]