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If you were in Jamaica during the recently concluded World Cup you would have heard Jamaicans say over and over "The ball is round". The expression means that all sides have equal opportunities and indeed the tournament was an outstanding example of that as favourites were sent packing. In the end it was tiny Croatia which played a final against one time winner France.

Let me begin by paying my condolences to the family of the late Suzanne Couch — musician, composer, singer, and chef extraordinaire — her husband, Peter; daughter, Sara; and her family, also the O’Connor and Espeut families.

GraceKennedy Limited has added academic Indianna Minto-Coy and former banker Peter Moses to its board of directors, effective June 26.

The Jamaica government says it is taking steps to transform into a digital economy.

This was revealed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness while speaking at the 9th Annual Mona School of Business Management Roundtable CEO Breakfast Forum at the Mona Visitors Lodge recently.

The number of disputes reported to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security between 2007/08 and 2017/18 has increased by approximately 10 per cent, while disagreements relating to dismissals and suspensions moved from 66 to 149, an increase of 125 per cent over the same period.

Well, the World Cup is at the centre of Jamaica’s attention now, and we went in with enthusiasm and a certain degree of ignorance. Firstly, there are no shortages of “analysts” who have little experience in the intricacies of world football administration at a practical level.

The Andrew Holness-led Administration is taking steps to transform the Jamaican economy into a digital economy.

Speaking at the Annual Mona School of Business Management (MSBM) Roundtable Forum at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona on Thursday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness underscored that the Government has taken several steps and will now see the results.

What it meant to be a “digital company” ten, or even five, years ago, is completely different from what it means today, and into the future. Based on a thought-provoking forum held, organised by the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, on Strategic Digital Leadership, we outline three learnings from that session.


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