J$25 Million Grant Facility Made Available For Small and Micro Entrepreneurs in At-Risk, Low-Income Communities

Kingston, Jamaica – The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), has launched a micro and small business grants program that seeks to assist passionate, innovative small businesses and startups from at-risk, low-income communities realize their entrepreneurial dreams and reach new markets. The program, which is being executed as part of the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), provides…

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15-Year Golar LNG Import Terminal Deal Coming To Jamaica

LONDON, (Reuters) – Norwegian shipping company Golar LNG Partners plans to deploy a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to Jamaica for up to 15 years from the fourth quarter of 2018, according to industry sources. An FSRU allows for the import of liquefied natural gas and on January 19th the company issued a statement…

Cryptocurrency, Caricom and Financial Inclusion.

A few days ago I was graciously gifted 0.0357 lites (Litecoin) which works out to $10 US or $1,295.79 JMD. All I had to do was download a cryptocurrency wallet (another friend with much more experience suggested Jaxx mobile wallet), give my Litecoin address and wait for the transfer. At the time of writing, 1 LTC…

Embassy Promotes Tourism & Jamaican Rum In Washington D.C.,

The evening began with reggae music playing softly in the background. The large upstairs reception room at the Georgetown Club was filled with enthused Washingtonians sipping various concoctions of Blackwell Rum and rockin’ to the music. The purpose of the event was to showcase Island Outpost Resorts and Jamaican Rum in the Nation’s capital and…