Jamaican Ingenuity Brings Biz Opportunity

Lawnmower-train

Photo credit – Rasbert Turner, The Jamaica Gleaner I recently read a story in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper about an enterprising man who turned an unused garden equipment into a business opportunity. Kevin Spence, a trained auto mechanic, converted a 15-horsepower riding lawn mower into a amusement ride for kids. […]

Read more

Jamaican Way of Life – Good for Biz?

VW-2013-superbowl-ad

(Photo courtesy of ABC News) Once again, Jamaica is all over the news. At least this time, its for a good reason! VW pre-released its SuperBowl 2013 advertisements:  a teaser with Jimmy Cliff singing background vocals, and a commercial featuring a white American speaking with a Jamaican accent, trying to brighten […]

Read more

Love This! Little Lion Books

LLGoesForGold

Love this! With Usain Bolt’s recent 200m win at the World Champs, it’s the perfect time to re-read this charming story about Little Lion, the lovable Jamaican character created by author Kellie Magnus and illustrator Michael Robinson. Follow Little Lion as he learns how hard work and dedication on the […]

Read more

Love This! Starting A Business in Jamaica

starting-biz-in-jamaica

In the mid-90’s, I had a small fashion accessory business called Finishing Touch. I remember coming up with a great idea to produce a line of resort wear for the Jamaican tourist market, and I forged ahead to create the prototype product. After making my first few samples, it dawned […]

Read more