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The Digital Jamaica Podcast

32 EpisodesProduced by The Digital Jamaica PodcastWebsite

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

32 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Chaniel Andran : Infusing 'Jamaicanness" into The Creative Process

December 27th, 2021


In just 4 short years Jamaican born model Chaniel Andran launched a successful career in fashion photography working with top talent and agencies …

Robin Johnson : On Being A Bridge

September 30th, 2021


At just 31 Robin Johnson has carved out a solid career for herself as the go to person for finding, nurturing and 'putting on' talent.

Having worked …

Dr. Carlene Campbell : From A Small District in Clarendon to Global Game Changer

August 13th, 2021


Dr. Carlene Campbell was elected the 2021 Chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, she is only the second woman, first black woman, …

Jonathan Sinclair : Shifts In Digital Culture from London to Jamaica

July 23rd, 2021


From our lost files...
Last year Jonathan Sinclair and I connected on LinkedIn and got together to have this short but insightful tête-à-tête about …

Where The Money Resides With Kalilah Reynolds

July 1st, 2021


Kalilah had a hunch that the time was right to start talking about financial literacy. After all as an award winning journalist she had access to  esoteric information and the privilege of being able to attract people …

Dr. Camir Ricketts : How Early Exposure, Parental & Community Support Paved The Way To Success

May 23rd, 2021


Just this past Wednesday Dr. Camir Ricketts graduated from the Weill Cornell School of Medicine with a PhD in Computational Biology. It was a …

Kemal Brown : A Philosophical Approach to Life & Business

April 23rd, 2021


In this episode of the Digital Jamaica Podcast we talk to Kemal Brown, CEO & Founder of Digita Global Marketing Limited a marketing and …

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

March 22nd, 2021


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 …

The Jamcovid Scandal, repercussions & impact with Trevor Forrest

March 3rd, 2021


Major tech publication, TechCrunch recently (and in dramatic fashion) exposed several vulnerabilities in JamCovid, the Government of Jamaica's …

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

June 15th, 2020


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 …

Jessica Hylton-Leckie : The Business of Blogging

March 24th, 2020


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 …

Jhanelle Golding : Surprisingly Good Jamaican Vegan Grub

March 2nd, 2020


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 …

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

February 10th, 2020


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. …

Javon Davis : No Visa? No Problem! How Jamaican Techies Can Find & Land Remote Job Opportunities

January 27th, 2020


In this episode Javon Davis, a young software engineer from Jamaica talks about how he overcame the disappointment of being denied a well-earned opportunity to work with Lyft because of visa restrictions,  to landing a …

David Yarde : Overcoming Stereotypes, Cultural Trauma & Mental Health as a Jamaican Creative

January 13th, 2020


In this episode I am talking to David Yarde, a multitalented Jamaican born digital creator who lets us in on his secret struggles with being a …

The Thanksgiving Edition (DA ONE YAH A FI UNUH )

December 23rd, 2019


2019 has been an amazing year for the Digital Jamaica Platform and it's all because of YOU!!! 

Because of the support you've shown the platform and me personally this year we have grown leaps and bounds so this entire …

Gavin Dennis : Cyber Security & The Caribbean

November 18th, 2019


Gavin Dennis is a young Jamaican Cyber Security expert based in Germany who has been quietly (and mostly single handedly) working to bring about the …

Twain Richardson - Say Yes To Everything & Figure It Out After

November 4th, 2019


The story of how Twain Richardson came to be the co-founder of  Frame of Reference Production Company, the only post-production company in the English-speaking Caribbean epitomizes so many things about the Jamaican …

Matthew Cowen : The Human Cost of Digital Transformations

October 21st, 2019


When a company goes digital the effects can be way more dramatic than just changes in the operational and or management structure. A Digital …

Ronnia Cherry : Authentic Cultural Representation In Storytelling

October 7th, 2019


Every editor has his or her own approach to telling the story, their own reasons for wanting to have these conversations, their own style, their own spin. But, I think a good storyteller is someone who dedicates …

Matthew Chin : The Globetrotting Entrepreneur

September 2nd, 2019


In this episode we are talking to Matthew Chin, Jamaican Travel Blogger, entrepreneur and one half of the adventurous duo from the new We Deh Yah Suh …

Christopher Gayle: Building an Experiential Based Tech Future for Jamaica

August 19th, 2019


By the time Chris landed in fourth form (grade 10) he had already found his lane and was testing the hell out of those boundaries. In second form he was busy 'acquiring' source codes for games, editing the characters or …

Naomi Garrick : How to Develop a Personal Brand on Social Media

July 22nd, 2019


 "I am a strong believer in the journey being the reward, and everything we do in our lives, the good things, the bad things, the hard things,the easy things, the failures, the wins, they make us who we are today." - …

Heneka Watkis-Porter : How to Build Connections & Thrive in the Digital Space

July 8th, 2019


In this episode I talk to the woman who inspired me to start podcasting, Mrs. Heneka Watkis-Porter  the Godmother of podcasting in Jamaica.

Heneka is a Jamaican Author, Entrepreneur, Podcaster and Speaker. This …

Sharine Taylor : Curating A Global Jamaican Voice

May 3rd, 2019


Sharine Taylor is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Bashy Magazine, a print and digital publication out of Canada. This Jamaican cultural and …

Denell Florius : The Caribbeans Green Tech Ambassador

March 26th, 2019


Denell Florius is the unlikely hero of this story who after fanboying  over an electric car started dreaming up ways to make renewable energy a thing, so he quit his high profile job and the rest as they say is green …

Ingrid Riley : The Digital Doyen

January 9th, 2019


 "𝘞𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘫𝘶𝘢𝘯𝘢, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 …

Sue-Tanya McHorgh: The Digital Powerhouse

October 31st, 2018


In this vlogcast episode I talk to Sue-Tanya McHorgh one of my favourite Instagrammers and all round digital bad ass. She's a website builder, virtual assistant, blogger and an online boutique owner, she's completely …

Kadia Francis : The Pineapple Lady Intro

October 27th, 2018


It's our third episode and I figured it's the perfect time to formally introduce myself to you. Who is Kadia Francis and what's with all the pineapples? Glad you asked ... I am a Blogger, Podcaster and Digital Brand …

Shaniel Mahoney : Building a Digital Legacy

October 17th, 2018


In this episode, I talk to Shaniel Mahoney a stay at home mom, Social Media Strategist and Virtual Assistant from Montego Bay Jamaica. 

Shaniel and her husband are the co-founders of Studious VA, a boutique agency that …

Damion Miller : E-commerce and the Future of Business in Jamaica Part 2/2

October 10th, 2018


Part two of my sit down with a long time friend and tech nerd  Damion Miller Founding Partner at  Pure Genius Inc. 

Damion along with two other friends started Pure Genius Inc. to bridge the gap in the local systems …

Damion Miller : E-commerce and the Future of Business in Jamaica Part 1/2

October 10th, 2018


In our very first episode, I sit down with a long time friend and tech nerd extraordinaire Damion Miller Founding Partner at  Pure Genius Inc. 

Damion along with two other friends started Pure Genius Inc. to bridge the …

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