Xavier Murphy, the founding father of the main Jamaican neighborhood Jamaicans.com, is featured on the SiliconCaribe Podcast in dialogue with host Ingrid Riley. Murphy and Riley have a dialog about constructing Model Jamaica on-line and to success and have an actual impression within the digital media enterprise sector. Murphy’s story can be one among imaginative and prescient and longevity as he has been working on this house for greater than twenty years.
Murphy is a pioneer in offering web-based information and data to the Jamaican and Caribbean Diaspora. He based the web site Jamaicans.com in 1995 with the purpose of connecting Jamaicans all through the world. It was the primary and solely complete web site masking Jamaica on the web on the time and has continued to be a primary supply for information, journey, tradition, and politics in Jamaica and the Caribbean since its launch. In celebration of the web site’s twentieth anniversary in 2015, the Metropolis of Miramar in Florida, the place Murphy and his household make their residence, declared a Jamaicans.com Month. Murphy views his mission as offering alternatives for Jamaicans to inform their very own tales.
Over its 20 years in operation, Jamaicans.com has attracted an unlimited following all through the Jamaican Diaspora, attaining greater than 1 million web page views and a few over 250,000 followers on social media. In 2012, it grew to become the primary Jamaican agency to introduce a cell app on the iPhone
Based on Murphy, “Jamaicans.com has at all times been a hub for many who need to study Jamaica and individuals who need to keep in contact with their Jamaican roots. For those who stay outdoors of Jamaica and have any Jamaican ancestry you might be part of the diaspora,” he mentioned.
In 2020, Murphy obtained an official Letter of Recognition from the Metropolis of Lauderhill, Florida, residence to one of many largest Caribbean Diaspora populations in the USA, for the “braveness and fortitude” he displayed in the course of the distinctive scenario created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the letter, Metropolis Commissioner Denise D. Grant famous that Murphy’s journalism “journalism advances the imaginative and prescient of serving to residents interact of their communities. Your contribution to society within the midst of an unsure and lamented time is worthy of recognition.” The town offered Jamaicans.com with an Official Metropolis of Lauderhill Proclamation to mark Murphy’s work and contributions to the Caribbean-American Diaspora.
SiliconCaribe was based by Ingrid Riley, a “Caribbean Tech Maven” and digital media entrepreneur, to assist Caribbean individuals construct distinctive companies and careers within the know-how/digital business. SiliconCaribe gives tales about Caribbean individuals utilizing know-how and the web to launch all sorts of digital companies. Particularly, the SiliconCaribe Podcast focuses on interviews with Caribbean entrepreneurs. SiliconCaribe additionally gives a Pattern Insights Publication, Pattern Reviews, and Consultancy Companies. SiliconCaribe Occasions has been the highest producer of know-how occasions for Caribbean entrepreneurs, girls in know-how, Caribbean companies, and the Caribbean Tech Trade and Diaspora since 2007. The occasions are designed to collect tech/digital innovators, thought leaders, business professionals, buyers, and others to offer inspiration, schooling, and the sharing of concepts that may impression the Caribbean know-how business and digital economic system because it evolves