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How Caribbean Media Content Is Being Disrupted By Digital

July 24, 2014 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

How Caribbean Media Content Is Being Disrupted By Digital

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor What is Content? The much maligned but highly useful Wikipedia defines content creation as: “the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience....” Today, content comes in many shapes and flavours. Digital media often blend with and overlay traditional media more...

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Op-Ed: Disasters and Inequality in the Caribbean Region

July 22, 2014 | 5:51 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Disasters and Inequality in the Caribbean Region

By George Nicholson Op-Ed Contributor WE ARE all familiar with the proverb “Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” While the origin of the saying is largely unknown, it is generally attributed to Moshe ben Maimon, otherwise known as Maimonides, one of the most prolific scholars of the Middle more...

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Op-Ed: Leading Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean

July 22, 2014 | 1:54 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Leading Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean

By Ryan Peterson Op-Ed Contributor IT IS a truism that tourism is experiencing a tectonic transformation. In recent times, the global tourism and travel industry, and in particular, Small-Island Tourism-Economies (SITES) in the Caribbean have had to contend with a series of unprecedented and disruptive social, technical, economic and ecological and challenges. In more...

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Recipe For a Caribbean Summer

July 20, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Recipe For a Caribbean Summer

By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor SUMMER IS officially here folks!  It's time to clean up that grill and get your barbecue on...

Many of you may think that grilling is a simple matter of lighting some charcoal and searing your choice of meat or chicken over the hot coals. However, to master the true essence of flavor and deliver an award-winning dish every time, more...

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What “Buy Jamaican” Should Mean

July 18, 2014 | 12:11 pm | 0 Comment

What “Buy Jamaican” Should Mean

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Earlier this week I attended a forum and was asked to answer some questions from the audience. The forum was about entrepreneurship and one person, an entrepreneur himself, addressed the audience and encouraged everyone that they should buy Jamaican products in preference to imported ones and criticized the Jamaican branded companies more...

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Op-Ed: Is It Time For Regional Ferry Service in the Caribbean?

July 18, 2014 | 11:01 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Is It Time For Regional Ferry Service in the Caribbean?

By George Nicholson and Nayaatha Taitt Op-Ed Contributors One race (de Caribbean man) From de same place (de Caribbean man) Dat make de same trip (de Caribbean man) On de same ship (de Caribbean man) So we must push one common intention Is for a better life in de region The calypsonian Black Stalin in his song, "Caribbean Unity," poetically implores of more...

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Op-Ed: What’s Putin Putting in Cuba?

July 17, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: What’s Putin Putting in Cuba?

By Jaime Suchlicki Op-Ed Contributor THE RECENT visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Cuba rekindled memories of the Cold War. In those days, the Soviets used Cuba to challenge and spy on the United States. An electronic eavesdropping facility was placed on the island. Airports and ports to service the Soviet planes and fleet were upgraded. Finally, nuclear more...

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Op-Ed: Sustainable Development and Agriculture in the Caribbean

July 15, 2014 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Sustainable Development and Agriculture in the Caribbean

By Kariyma Baltimore Op-Ed Contributor THE ISSUES of food production, agricultural development policies and food security have generally ranked high on the Region’s “Priorities List.” Agriculture is viewed as an important sector in most Greater Caribbean countries, especially in light of the economic diversification which has occurred over the last decades, more...

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Forbes: Designing for Mobile Digital Content in the Caribbean

July 12, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Forbes: Designing for Mobile Digital Content in the Caribbean

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Marriage of Social & Mobile My desktop is only for traditional work, no Facebooking, Tweeting or Instagraming. Note, though, that I do use these social networks for what I call virtual work. I know, I know, there’s no such thing! Work is work! I promote my company by posting pictures and sharing information which will more...

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Forbes: Media Everywhere … So What?

June 30, 2014 | 5:15 pm | 0 Comment

Forbes: Media Everywhere … So What?

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Media Everywhere – So What? I recently presented at a leadership conference which sought to get a glimpse of the future by examining today’s trends. The following are excerpts from that presentation which looked at media changes and potential opportunities. From Analogue to Digital In the ancient days of the 1990s more...

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