Anniversaries, Part 1: Tyrone Wilson and the Last Ten Years

I was reminded today that there are a few anniversaries in Jamaica this year. One of them is Tyrone Wilson’s tenth. He has reached double digits. I wrote about him a few years ago, after visiting him at the University of Technology Entrepreneurial Centre, an incubator. At age 22, Tyrone was just about to “change … More Anniversaries, Part 1: Tyrone Wilson and the Last Ten Years

#theOnlineMind 2015: The First Digital Publishing Conference in the Caribbean

My heart was warmed when the champion of online creativity (who first introduced me to my great love, Social Media) Dr. Marcia Forbes greeted our small group of online writers at the beginning of her speech. “Bloggers are special,” she said. And so we are. Dr. Forbes’ company Phase Three Productions is a major sponsor … More #theOnlineMind 2015: The First Digital Publishing Conference in the Caribbean

The RJR/Gleaner Media Merger: Part Two – A Wider Context

Here is the second part of communications specialist Dr. Marcia Forbes’ take on the recently announced merger between Jamaica’s two oldest media houses. And yes – there will have to be job cuts.  Local/Global Trends As promised, here is another look at the proposed RJR/Gleaner merger. This announcement comes against the backdrop of a media … More The RJR/Gleaner Media Merger: Part Two – A Wider Context

The RJR/Gleaner Media Merger: Commentary by Marcia Forbes (Part One)

As I noted in my last blog post, Jamaica’s two oldest and most powerful media houses, RJR and the Gleaner, announced their merger last week – subject to the approval of their stakeholders and the Jamaica Stock Exchange, where both are currently traded. I expressed concern at the prospect of the newly merged entity’s dominance of … More The RJR/Gleaner Media Merger: Commentary by Marcia Forbes (Part One)

“Outamoney,” The People’s Commission and a Stolen Crown: Friday, November 14, 2014

It has been a while. I have been pretty “down” with chikungunya (yes, still) and grouchy since Arsenal Football Club’s last dismal performance, but am slowly pulling myself together. I don’t usually do updates on a Friday evening, but this could be a new trend. Who knows. It has been over a week, but the … More “Outamoney,” The People’s Commission and a Stolen Crown: Friday, November 14, 2014

Pleazzzzeeee Like Me on Facebook and Follow Me on Twitter: a Jamaican Perspective on Social Media by Dr. Marcia Forbes

Jamaican Fulbright Scholar and media whizz kid Dr. Marcia Forbes (I know the second part of that description will make her chuckle!) has written a most interesting piece on returning from the Fulbright Academy Conference on Global Health, which took place recently in Montego Bay. She’s also a businesswoman, author of two books on social … More Pleazzzzeeee Like Me on Facebook and Follow Me on Twitter: a Jamaican Perspective on Social Media by Dr. Marcia Forbes