Kingston Creative’s Creative Hack JA ended on a high last week, with ten teams from the creative and tech sectors vying for a total J$1 million in funding. Many congratulations to all who participated – and especially to Emme Christie and Crowd Data Ja! Kudos to the entire Kingston Creative team, led by Karen Hutchinson. … More Creative Hack JA Fosters Innovation. And there are winners!
These words were uttered by the crew members of the good ship Enterprise in the early days of Star Trek, whenever they got “itchy feet” and had to be off somewhere. Scotty was the space ship’s chief engineer, who could always pull something out of the hat when the situation got a little dire. He … More “Beam me up, Scotty!”
The Bloganuary prompt from a few days ago (ha!) was: Write about a challenge you faced and overcame. Well, I do my best to avoid facing up to challenges, these days. It’s all too exhausting. I am also tired of reading clichéd phrases like “It has been a challenging year.” Nowadays, I am very happy … More A challenge must be tackled with gusto (or avoided)
How does one “live boldly”? Being bold is not just about courage and daring. It is also about attracting attention. It is not so much about physical exploits – more about making a statement. This is my latest prompt from Bloganuary: “What does it mean to live boldly?” Five years ago, seven Jamaican entrepreneurs received … More Living boldly in the time of COVID
“Giving thanks” for Jamaicans basically means “being grateful.” Our recent Bloganuary prompt (yes, I am still trying to catch up!) was: “What are five things you’re grateful for today?” Today and every day I am grateful for: First and foremost: My family, and especially my husband and my son. I don’t know how they put … More Giving thanks
The New Year brings new projects, and last month Kingston Creative launched a really interesting one for 2022. However, this is a reminder that the deadline for applications – January 14 – is just around the corner! Here’s more… Creative Hack JA is a hackathon that brings together entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, creatives and other problem-solvers … More Creative Hack JA – a team effort for the New Year from Kingston Creative
The CATAPULT Arts Grant is back for a second year with small grants for hundreds of creatives across the Caribbean. It is a partnership of Kingston Creative and The American Friends of Jamaica, with partial funding support from the Open Society Foundations. This grant also enrolls 300 artists into an existing Kingston Creative programme, funded … More CATAPULT Arts Grant for Caribbean creatives is up for a second year
Bloggers always seem to be making resolutions, something along the lines of… I am going to blog every day. I am going to blog every Wednesday. I am going to make my blog more positive/exciting/varied/funny. And most important of all: I am not going to give up! Now WordPress wants to get us struggling bloggers … More Blogging in 2022
We got our booster shots this week. Our regular vaccination centre was bursting at the seams, so we drove down the road apiece to St. Joseph’s Hospital. As far as getting a needle stuck in your arm can be a pleasant experience – it really was! We sat under a big, airy tent on the … More COVID-19 in Jamaica: boosting, testing, vaccinating, and the Fourth Wave
Do you know a person or organization on your island (or another island) who is making a difference in the field of sustainable development and climate action? Or do you consider yourself a leader in this area? Do you know a fantastic sustainable energy project, or company that is doing great things? Then why not … More Island Innovation Awards are about climate action, leadership, and sustainability. Apply now!