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Jamaica to Host Regional Hackathon

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Jamaica is slated to host a regional “Hackathon,” which aims to employ the use of technology in finding solutions to real-life problems and to enhance growth in critical sectors.

A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event where computer programmers and others involved in software and hardware development, collaborate intensively on software projects.

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Gov’t to Embark on $250 Million Banana Export Expansion Programme

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The Government of Jamaica is pumping $250 million into a project aimed at revitalising banana production for the export market.

The Banana Export Expansion Programme (BEEP), details of which were provided at an investment forum in Montego Bay recently, is targeted at new and existing farmers in the traditional banana-growing parishes of Portland, St. Mary and St. James.

 

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Jamaica Adds Dedicated Volunteer Initiative Page To Official Website

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Monday, 13 October 2014

The Jamaica Tourist Board has added a dedicated page to its website for visitors who desire to volunteer during their vacation trip to the island. Visitors can now easily plan volunteer experiences through this voluntourism initiative.  The combin...

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Africa’s Hidden Hunger

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

DAR ES SALAAM – Just over 20 years ago, South African photographer Kevin Carter shocked the world with a controversial photograph of a famished young Sudanese child being watched by a vulture during a famine. Critics slammed the shot as “disaster ...

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If Money Were No Object

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Let’s face it. The business will always need something else. Just like there will always be people who will ask for your help. Where we get caught is when we begin to believe that we can actually bring the

“need” to a close. “If I can just make ano...

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