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The WINC Acceleration Program For Women Entrepreneurs Is Now Open For 2017!


Building on the success of its 2016 Acceleration Program, the Women Innovators Network in the Caribbean (WINC) is launching its 2017 program.

The eight-month peer learning program which begins in November 2017 is designed to help growth-oriented women entrepreneurs innovate within their businesses, and have the self-confidence to make the necessary changes to improve their competitiveness and boost their growth.  Participants will benefit from a suite of services including business and personal development, one-to-one mentoring, technical workshops and motivational sessions.

The initiative is part of the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), funded by the government of Canada and implemented by the World Bank’s infoDev program for innovation and entrepreneurship. It will be delivered by infoDev-trained and certified facilitators in nine countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Trinidad & Tobago.

InfoDev certified facilitator, A. Cecile Watson, a senior business leader and also an entrepreneur, will lead WINC AP Jamaica for the second time around.  She said:  “The returns, impact and value created by the WINC Acceleration Program may never be totally grasped or measured.  During 2016, we had 11 women entrepreneurs in the Jamaica program who today are still learning, developing and growing together.  We are now a community of women entrepreneurs who are still celebrating our successes, hacking through our challenges, sharing our networks, doing business together and always looking out for each other.”

The Development Bank of Jamaica has signed on as a key sponsor of the Jamaica program.   Milverton Reynolds, managing director said:  “We’ve hosted and had robust discussions with the women entrepreneur graduates of the first WINCAP cohort and we’ve seen how energized they are by the value that the program continues to create for them.  Two of the awardees of the DBJ IGNITE grant in 2016 were amongst the participants.  So we support and encourage endeavours like these which are directly aligned to our MSME strategy, a key contributor to Jamaica’s economic growth plans.”

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Milverton Reynolds (left) Managing Director, DBJ, Chris Zacca, Former Chairman, DBJ; and A. Cecile Watson (standing, fourth from right) join women entrepreneur graduates for a photo op. The event was part of the Gr8Way Influencer Series which fosters support for the women entrepreneurs by connecting them with key Influencers.

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@AlexxAGame Blesses The Internet With “Real ‘N’ True: Vol. 1”!


After months of waiting and a couple tracks to hold us over, Recording Artist Alexx A-Game finally delivers his latest project titled, “Real ‘N’ True: Vol. 1“. Featuring 9 tracks, A-Game flexes his musical muscle here as he tackle various Riddims but still gives us the thought provoking bars and the right vibes. With Production from Vern Hill, YogiDaProducer, Elite Generation Records, Demar Gayle, Dwayne Morris (Cahban Records), Soundcheque Productions and 808 Charmer, Alexx even gets to remix Drake’sControlla“, and goes back into time on the “Bug Riddim“. No more talking, time to listen to some new A-Game! Listen below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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It’s A “Top Gyal Sitn” On @RaineSeville’s New Single!


Make way as Raine Seville comes through with a new single! While she has been keeping pretty busy earlier this year, Raine hasn’t stopped doing what she loves, and that is making music. In her latest track, the Dirt Floor Muzic produced “Top Gyal Sitn“, she makes it known that being Independent, successful, owning businesses, staying above the drama, and always looking fresh are some of the qualities of a “Top Gyal“, “Bad Gyal” and “Hot Gyal“! Another anthem for the ladies so expect this one to make its round in the Dance very soon! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@KyngTaj Finds Out Who “Run Di Place” In New @Jnel_Comedy Skit!


Who run di place? In a new collaborative skit with Kyng Taj and Jnel Comedy, Taj is being escorted through a Community by a friend and gets introduced to various men who are about that badman life. Given the impression that each person he meets “Run Di Place“, Taj is quickly corrected and their roles are listed. Who really runs di place? Once you hear the name “Popnut“, you’ll see what happens next. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@KickRaux Delivers A “Dub So Scary” Mix For Your Fright Night!


Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, DJ/Producer Kickraux just unleashed a dope new mix fi rule the nights! In his “Dub So Scary”  Halloween Mix, Kickraux pays respect to the classic Reggae singles that fit the “Halloween” theme. Featuring hits from Ernie Smith, King Yellow Man, Peter Tosh, Bounty Killa, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Max Romeo and many more, this is for the the Duppy Conquerors, the Van Helsings, the Dub Students, the Reggae Fans, and music lovers! Check out the Mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@KapitalStone, @TrevorHansen23 Join @MrKars2 For “Enchanted Road”!


Producer Kris Karz is back at it again with his “Kngly Live!” series! Recently he teamed up with Recording Artist Kapital Stone a.k.a. J-Stone and Musician Trevor Hansen for a Disney inspired, “Enchanted Road“. Speaking on a troubled relationship, Stone made reference to Disney as one of the factors for keeping it together and working things out. With Karz on the keys, Stone with a Drum and Trevor armed with a Guitar, this session was a great listen and even without the song, you can still move to the rhythm! Kapital Stone is an Artist based in Florida that has been making some noise there for a quite a while. Look out for more “Kngly Live!” sessions soon! Get familiar with KnglyStudios.com! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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