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Covid-19 brought increased online activity from lockdowns and the work from home digital transformation of many businesses. Sadly, these changes come with a downside. Local tech experts say cybersecurity threats are increasing, something borne out by a Digicel business survey.

TikTok is showing us the well of creative talent that exists out there. Though typically producing short clips meant for little more than a moment of entertainment, the amateur creators of these videos are highly effective at capturing an audience.

As the story goes, Lady Musgrave Road was cut to appease a petulant woman. In the early 1880s, Governor Anthony Musgrave’s wife would leave King's House and travel downtown via Hope Road. Then George Stiebel came along.

The social media atmosphere seems particularly charged and volatile lately, no doubt a reaction to recent global events. With so much happening, social media are seeing countless views, opinions, feelings, emotions, debates and information, true and false. With such content, businesses and public figures find it tricky getting their voices heard clearly. 

With work-from-home officially ending this week, many of us are now back in the office. We must remember, though, that the pandemic is still with us. As we try to get into a new normal, here are five things that will help you create a safe working environment.

Limit the number of people coming into the office.

Feeling bored in these lockdown times? Chances are, there's a challenge for that. Here are three fun "challenges" now popular on TikTok and other social media. Hope you can entertain yourself.

1. Wipe it down

Over the last few months, most Jamaicans have been experiencing a new normal none of us ever expected. COVID-19 has forced us to pivot towards new ways of doing things. Below are three ideas that we may see more of in the future, thanks to the current pandemic.

Since it’s the most critical tool to fight community spread of the COVID-19 virus, social distancing quickly became the pandemic’s buzzword. But because most of use thrive on social interaction, limiting or avoiding it altogether has been challenging. Thankfully, there are a few virtual ways for us to stay in touch with our family and friends.

The new normal is frightening in more ways than one. Besides threatening the health of Jamaica’s, it is wrecking our economy. But there’s a silver lining to this storm cloud as Jamaican entrepreneurs seize on business opportunities to produce reusable masks, hand sanitizers and care kits.  And some are offering curbside pickup. Read how our ingenuity is responding... Read More

Round up social media posts of celebrities imploring people to stay indoors.

Celebrities have always wielded extensive influence, especially in Jamaica. Now several homegrown superstars are putting their popularity to use in the pandemic. Check out these four Jamaican celebrities who are rallying their fans to stay home and keep safe:

Usain Bolt