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A few years ago, Open Data was one of the concepts that appeared to be driving innovation across the Caribbean region, but it seems to have disappeared off our radar.

“Teamwork makes the dream work” and that is the story of Greg and Audia Cadogan, a couple of young professionals who decided to embark on the journey of reading for their postgraduate degrees together at Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM).

The Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition, first introduced in November 2002, was staged on January 30. It encourages members of the university community to use their talents and skills to harness ideas and opportunities that can be grown into full-fledged businesses. Students from across all faculties are encouraged to participate in an effort to unleash their creative and innovative ideas....

Franz Schubert declared about the prospects of marriage, “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” This declaration is reflected in the romance of Delroy McLean, senior director of C&W Business Jamaica, and his wife of almost four years, Anjule.

It’s been barely a week since Saint International model Naki Depass successfully booked multiple shows for the biggest designers at the just-wrapped Couture Spring/Summer collection season in Paris.

‘Just do it’ is the slogan for the Nike brand, but Romone Robinson uses it as advice to the youth who want to be successful.

Robinson is the epitome of ‘millennial success’, in that he has done well in education by achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a master’s in business management, and is making strides in entrepreneurship and creating a brand for himself.

Known as the tourism Mecca and the space of ‘innovation’, Montego Bay was deemed an ideal location for the expansion of the famous Father Bull Restaurant, Bar and Jerk Center. Praised worldwide for its authentic Jamaican jerked dishes, Father Bull opened its latest location last year along the North Coast Highway at Long Bay, Rose Hall.

Kingston's gourmet sugar emporium Candy Craze has spread its wings. The company has branched out by distributing its line of private label gummi bears to a number of supermarkets and pharmacies across the Corporate Area and in Montego Bay.

Each pack of Candy Craze Gummi Bears contains a delightful mixture of 14 flavours, is gluten-free, fat-free and low-sodium.

While Jamaican universities are graduating students who are theoretically brilliant, many young graduates lack the requisite skills of networking and socialising which are needed to succeed in any industry across the world — according to Mayple Dorrington, Toronto-based strategist and banking specialist.

The Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) is being urged to adopt more flexible policies, as research has uncovered that it is losing clients to commercial banks.

Dr Delroy Chevers, a lecturer at The University of the West Indies (UWI), made the call yesterday in an interview with the Jamaica Observer ahead of Research Days, scheduled for February 6 to 8 on the UWI Mona Campus in St Andrew.

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