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A podcast dedicated to amplifying Jamaican voices in digital and tech spaces.

The Digital Jamaica Podcas‪t‬ The Digital Jamaica Podcast

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to amplifying Jamaican voices in digital and tech spaces.

    Bias in TechCrunch Reporting on JamCovid? Data Privacy Attorney, Samantha Simms shares her concerns.

    Bias in TechCrunch Reporting on JamCovid? Data Privacy Attorney, Samantha Simms shares her concerns.

    On today's show we're still talking about JamCovid except this time looking at how the story was reported and asking the question was there bias?
    At first the reporting was standard but some started to question the motivations of TechCrunch, specifically Zack Whittaker who seem to have taken a personal interest in exposing every flaw and in great details.
    Data Privacy, Tech & Intellectual Property Attorney Samantha Simms, was one person who openly questioned the reporting asking why, out of all the Covid data collection systems was this one compromised and reported on so aggressively?
    Samantha knows all too well how these scenarios play out since she is often the attorney that gets called in to manage the fall out of a data breach. And as you'll hear this is not at all how these things are usually reported. It's a very interesting conversation and one that made me question whether I was too quick to dismiss the suspicions.
    It's not as if Jamaica hasn't been the target of vicious reporting in the past and nobody I've spoken thinks the government handled it well but given the barrage maybe in retrospect their response wasn't so terrible??? Let's hear what Samantha has to say about it.
    Watch the full conversating on YouTube. 
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Jamcovid Scandal, repercussions & impact with Trevor Forrest

    The Jamcovid Scandal, repercussions & impact with Trevor Forrest

    Major tech publication, TechCrunch recently (and in dramatic fashion) exposed several vulnerabilities in JamCovid, the Government of Jamaica's (GOJ's) Covid App. The story has caused an uncomfortable stir on the local tech scene not just because of the astounding negligence it has brought to light but because of the botched response from both the GOJ and the app developer Amber which has, in effect devolved the situation into an international scandal.

    What's worst is the glaring lack of subject matter experts among local media personnel who seem to be struggling to ask the right questions much less being able to adequately scrutinize the answers.

    Add to that mix the glaring dissimilarities between the information on the ground and what Tech Crunch (with receipts to boot) has been dishing on Twitter.

    Of course this has led to general confusion in the public space with the populace left to speculate about motives and fault. 

    IT'S A MESS!!!

    So, in an attempt at rational and informed discourse on the issue I have invited local cyber security Trevor Forrest to the table to piece together the timeline of what happened, who the players are, what the consequences may be and the lasting impact this shit storm will have on the local tech community and Jamaica.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Stephen Phillip Ibar : The Island Adventurer/Explorer & Riverside Cooking Aficionado

    Stephen Phillip Ibar : The Island Adventurer/Explorer & Riverside Cooking Aficionado

    Think of Stephen as part adventurer, part island explorer and full time foodie. 

    On his YouTube Vlog he has successfully managed to combine all those things into one very fascinating and super entertaining channel.

    With its over 74k subscribers and 10+million views, the Stuck On An Island Vlog is a well established Jamaican YouTube channel with a diverse  viewership eager to see where Stephen goes next and what he's going to catch and cook when he gets there.

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    • 39 min
    Jessica Hylton-Leckie : The Business of Blogging

    Jessica Hylton-Leckie : The Business of Blogging

    In this episode Jessica Hylton-Leckie a.k.a Jessica In The Kitchen, popular Jamaican Food Blogger.

    She is giving us the skinny on how you can turn your hobby into a lucrative full time career.

    At the end of this conversation you're going to come away knowing more than you did before about building an authentic global brand while remaining true to your Jamaican roots.

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    Music : Sifu Dub by Foshan Roots

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Jhanelle Golding : Surprisingly Good Jamaican Vegan Grub

    Jhanelle Golding : Surprisingly Good Jamaican Vegan Grub

    In this episode I had a tête-à-tête with Jhanelle Golding creator of the  "From The Comfort of My Bowl' and the "Surprisingly Sweet Ja" foodie platforms where she introduces her largely Jamaican audience to delicious, hearty Jamaican inspired vegan comfort meals and desserts.  

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    • 24 min
    Chef Adrian Morris : From KFC Worker to Fine Dining Chef and Now Popular Foodie YouTuber

    Chef Adrian Morris : From KFC Worker to Fine Dining Chef and Now Popular Foodie YouTuber

    Chef Adrian Morris has been taking pictures of his food creations from the time he was working his first restaurant job at KFC back in high school. From KFC to Fine Dining at the Moon Palace Hotel (then Jamaica Grand), his passion for food exploded and so did his incessant need to photograph his work.

    It was only after he started posting those images to social media that he realized that this hobby was something his friends and family also loved, and not only did they want to see pics they also wanted to know how he made those amazing dishes.

    The Morris Time Cooking YouTube channel was launched in January 2017 and within two short years has amassed over 131 Thousand subscribers with over 5 million video views, making it one of the biggest  Jamaican YouTube Food centric Channel.

    This episode is the first in the Digital Foodie Series, where I feature Jamaican chefs, cooks and food enthusiast who are creating platform reintroducing  the world to authentic Jamaican cuisine.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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