How Jamaicans can make money from Coding and Foreign Languages

Computer Programming or coding is set to take over the world. Combined with speaking a foreign language (Deer, 2016, October 3), the world literally becomes your oyster, as you can work from freelance home or become a developer of applications of Video Games (Deer, 2016, October 19) and start your own software company coding on demand for clients.


So what are the best programming languages (Weinberger, 2016, October 12) to learn to always ensure you have a job aside from HTML (Deer, 2016, July 19)? These top 16 will ensure you’ll always be employed as a programmer, be it writing custom applications or maintaining legacy applications for a client:

  • Java – Google Applications
  • C – Legacy systems
  • Python – Very easy to use
  • PHP – The Language of Website Scripting
  • Visual Basic – Visual Object Oriented Drag and Drop Language for RAD (Rapid application Developement)
  • JavaScript – Web scripting language as important as HTML
  • R – Statisticians love this language
  • Go – Google answer to Objective C
  • Ruby – Love for its ease of usage and Ruby Rails
  • Groovy – Javascript and Java has a love child that Developers love
  • Objective-C – The gold standard of Apps for Apple Developers
  • Perl – A language that’s basically on its deathbed but great for legacy work
  • Pascal – Mathematicians friend and a great place to start coding
  • Delphi Object Pascal – Same thing as Pascal but with Visual Object Oriented Drag and Drop Language
  • Swift – Apple’s answer to Objective C
  • MATLAB – Engineer and Scientists like myself love Matlab’s built in engineering functions

Good to note that aside from HTML, I’m proficient in Visual Basic, Pascal and MATLAB. I’m trying to learn Python, Java and Javascipt and learn Objective-C with the intention to becoming an Application Developer myself. Which language is your favourite?


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How to block phone calls on your Google Android phone

Is there someone pestering you incessantly on the phone?

There are different ways you can stop unwanted callers from contacting you on your android phone. It all comes down to your preferred blocking method (Digital Trends Staff, 2016, January 14) and the brand of the smartphone.


So without further ado, here’s how you can block unwanted callers in Google Android.

Blocking Calls in Google Android – Call log, Contact List and Settings are your best friends

The first method is to use the Call Blocking feature built into Google Android itself. These revolve around three (3) sections of Google Android:

  • Call Log
  • Contacts List
  • Settings Menu

Using the Call Log allows you to block incoming calls from unknown people. To Block Calls from the Call log, the following steps are best:

  1. Select the number you want to block
  2. Click on the 3-dot menu icon in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Add to reject list

If the contacts are known to you, then you can block them using their name stored in your Contact list:

  1. Open Contacts
  2. Select the person you want to block
  3. Click on the pencil icon in the upper right-hand corner
  4. Click on the 3-dot menu icon in the upper right corner
  5. Select the checkbox labled All Calls to Voicemail

From that point onwards, all call will be routed to your voicemail. If you are someone that lives in the Setting section of your smartphone, there is another way to send people you dislike to the voicemail graveyard:

  1. Select the phone icon from your home screen
  2. Click on the 3-dot menu icon
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Call
  5. Select Call Rejection
  6. Select Auto Reject List
  7. Select Create

Google Android will then search for the phone number or name of the person you want to block and automatically add it to the Auto Reject List. You can also give those people who you’re trying to block special messages by tapping the Set up Call Rejection List.

Most other brands of smarthphones have specific methods to block numbers and there are even apps that allow you to block numbers. Seeing however, as the feature is really built into Google Android, these other options are just more user friendly interfaces to block numbers!

Sharing is caring so share this with your friends….the ones you are planning to block, of course!!


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Why Jamaica must legalize Prostitution as Ministry of Health dealing with silent HIV-AIDS and STD’s Outbreak

Jamaica’s take on prostitution is becoming quite interesting.

Albeit illegal, it basically exists if you consider Gender Discrimination against women (Deer, 2016, October 16) as well as the phenomenon of Transactional Sex (Deer, 2016, August 24) among high schoolers as being forms of prostitution.


Gender Discrimination against women often involves men trying to use their position and power to coerce sexual favours from women in exchange for jobs or even money. Transactional Sex involves children and adults exchanging sexual favours in for money jobs or even money. Both can be lead to prostitution in the long run, as women are made to think their bodies and not their minds are the only things of value to men.

You can also include women that cheat with Married men (Deer, 2016, September 7), but that’s pretty much something we can live with; Gender discrimination and Transactional Sex are more serious issues.

With that aside, what must one make of the Negril hoteliers want (Henry, 2016, March 30) to have prostitution legalized and regularized? They claim that it create safer conditions for sex workers and their clients as sex tourism (The Jamaica Observer, 2013, November 27) has always been a concern of the JTB (Jamaica Tourism Board) and a part of the fabric of life in the Negril area.

So could legalizing prostitution be a way to monitor with the growing trend towards prostitution in the rest of Jamaica?

The case for legalizing prostitution in Jamaica – MOH hands untied to monitor the spread of STD

Possibly, as with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases still a huge concern in Jamaica, this might be a way, aside from religion, for the Ministry of Health (Luton, 2015, March 12) to monitor and treat homosexuals, lesbians and prostitutes on the streets who may be infected and spread the disease.

According to the Jamaica Information Service Fact Sheet on HIV/AIDS, it’s estimated that there are some 32,000 infected with living with HIV. The stats only get worse from here:

  • 50% are unaware of their status
  • 1570.1 cases per 100,000 persons in Kingston & St. Andrew
  • 2094.6 HIV cases per 100,000 persons in St. James

The HIV/AIDs epidemic affects more men than women, but women are now accounting for the increases see in the HIV population. It’s theorized that this may be due to the rise in prostitution and the increasing incidence of transactional sex in Jamaica, especially involving older men and younger girls.

So, back to legalizing prostitution!

No one likes judgmental religious persons telling you what to do with your life. Legalizing prostitution would allow homosexuals, lesbians and prostitutes on the streets to continue making money. It would also make it possible to introduce them to Webcam modelling (Deer, 2016, October 15), an alternative to prostitution when they could make money from their sexual giftedness.

Making laws against Gender Discrimination and forcing users of WhatsApp to register their smartphones to use the App would also curb the cultural trend of treating women like sex objects.

Legalizing prostitution would ultimately allow the Ministry of Health to monitor and treat HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, which are a silent and growing epidemic in Jamaica.


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Respect Jamaica Survey of Discrimination in Jamaica as Sexual Harassment Bill Looms

“In my 32 years of working with children in Jamaica, and youths, particularly those from poor communities, I have seen the most blatant examples of the class bias. The young people see it, they live it and they feel it in the most basic ways”

Children’s advocate Betty Ann Blaine as she responded to the findings of the Respect Jamaica and UNICEF survey

Jamaica will attend the 118th session (The Jamaica Gleaner, 2016, October 14) of the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Committee) conference, which will be held in Geneva next week. At this conference, they’ll have to given an account of the handling of human rights issues such as gender discrimination and the treatment of the disabled.


This may sound strange, but discrimination based on Class colour and Gender is very real in Jamaica. It affected Millennials and Generation X more than any other group, as we’re the graduates (Deer, 2016, January 13) that can’t seem to find a decent job (Deer, 2016, June 10) other than in a Call center.

But how bad is it?

Respect Jamaica and UNICEF mobile Survey – Discrimination alive and well in Out of Many One People

A mobile youth survey was conducted by Respect Jamaica (Hall, 2016, April 3) in association with the local office of UNICEF between February 29th and March 3rd 2016. They used Digicel’s customer base in Jamaica, canvassing the opinions of some 3,024 respondents, the majority of whom were females.

The Respect Jamaica/UNICEF survey revealed these results back in April 2016:

  • 86% in the age group (14 to 40) have faced some form of discrimination in Jamaica
  • 68% of that number faced class discrimination in Jamaica
  • 59% of that number faced sexual orientation in Jamaica
  • 57% of that number faced disabilities in Jamaica
  • 57% of that number faced political affiliation in Jamaica

Not surprisingly, the age groups within the survey were split on what type of discrimination affected them the most:

  • The 14 to 19 age group face disabilities and sexual orientation discrimination in Jamaica
  • The 20 to 40 age group faces class and sexual orientation discrimination in Jamaica

Some respondents were discriminated against based on their gender, religion and race but were not major issues. Gender discrimination is indeed real but religion and Race is still very real.

Discrimination against rastafarians, such as the case of Greg Campbell (Watson, 2016, July 28), which has resulted for increasing calls for effective anti-discrimination legislation (The Jamaica Observer, 2016, August 3) in Jamaica, giving people facing religious discrimination tools to defend themselves.

We’re slowly becoming more like our motto thanks to increasing Entrepreneurship (Deer, 2016, May 6) opportunities. So despite the ambition of the Government to make Jamaicans employable anywhere by learning different languages (Deer, 2016, October 3) we continue to disempower our workforce due to increasing levels of discrimination

So how serious is this issue?

Class Discrimination – An Everyday journey for people from the Inner City

I myself have experienced some class discrimination, especially as it comes to getting work. For me, this is indeed a daily struggle, as I find I’m discriminated against based on my address as well as how I dress, which is fairly casual actually, with a dash of Clarendon style with my hat and glasses.

So says human-rights advocate Jaevion Nelson, quote: “Every day when people step out of their homes they have to prepare themselves to deal with people discriminating against them. People experience discrimination on a daily basis at school, work, church, in our communities, on the bus, in the supermarket, restaurants, social and entertainment spaces”.

Classism has also affected young Jamaicans from uptown to the Inner City in their search for employment, resulting in many only being able to find work in call centers only, as Jaevion Nelson points out: “Classism is rife in Jamaica and is not being dealt with. We see the impact of class privileges, for example, play out in our education system, one’s ability to find and retain work, and just how we treat each other on a daily basis”.

The result is frustration, with many young people from the inner city ending up in fights with others as well as with the Jamaica Police and even their own parents and relatives, as Jaevion Nelson points out: “If you listen to some of the reasons why students, or young people, in their communities end up in a fight, someone saying something discriminatory about them, their parents, siblings, or friend is quite often the problem”.

It gets worse when you have to go into store to do shopping, with many of the security guards trailing you, expecting you to steal something simply because of how you are dressed, as Children’s advocate Betty Ann Blaine points out: “The class bias in Jamaica is very palpable. A young man from the inner-city community of Grants Pen in St Andrew once told me, ‘Ms Blaine, you know that racism is a real thing in Jamaica. When we go in certain stores they racially profile us and the security stalk we like them think we a must thief’, so I know the reality of the class bias that the children live”.

I often avoid this by simply speaking better English (Deer, 2016, June 1), thanks mainly to my listening to BBC when I was going to Glenmuir High School. But Sexual discrimination leads to other sexual crimes, such as Transaction sex (Deer, 2016, August 24), with young people having to give older males sexual favours to get work and eventually rape.

Also, I shop online (Deer, 2013, September 15) as I find I get less hassling when I go to pick up my stuff at Shipme headquarters; just pay, grab and  go!

Gender Discrimination – Sexual Harassment Legislation needs teeth

Along with discrimination against the disabled, this may be the worse for of discrimination.

Women of society face hurdles to being able to work without having their supervisor put their hands up their skirt to quote social worker Gloria Merdith who heads the western Jamaica-based non-governmental organization Children of Faith: “Sexual orientation leads to the worst form of discrimination in Jamaica, and it is related to the lack of parenting skills where parents cannot guide their children”.

A Sexual Discrimination bill has been Table in Parliament (Luton, 2015, December 9) in the House of Representatives on December 8, 2015 under the previous PNP Government in December 2015. The Sexual Discrimination bill proposes fines of $500,000 or one month in jail.

However, a precise definition of Sexual harassment is hard to pin down, with many commentators stating that it was the nature of Jamaican men (Robinson, 2016, October 9) to seek to have sex with women, just that their approach is wrong.

It’s also very difficult to prove. The Government of Jamaica needs to deal with Discrimination of all forms in Jamaica by empowering people with legislation to enable safe reporting of Discrimination, albeit legislation (Cross, 2016, April 20) isn’t all. Thus public education and sensitization (Nelson, 2016, October 13) are needed to identify, prevent and take action in response to incidents of sexual harassment.

Additionally, economic incentives need to be put in place to encourage more employees to employee people from the Inner City community.


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How Jamaicans can make US$51,000 per month as a Webcam Model

There are so many way to make money online for Jamaicans to partake.

From Content Blogging (Deer, 2015, November 2) and book writing (Deer, 2015, September 16), doing colouring Books (Deer, 2015, July 18) which are still all the rage to selling your hand-made Jamaican craft items online  (Deer, 2016, February 27) and even renting your couch (Deer, 2016, January 21) to Americans for Bed and Breakfast, the list is endless.


Especially as Opera is now offering their Browsers with a free built in VPN (Deer, 2016, September 20), making it easier to sell photography online (Deer, 2016, August 29) and even do Crowdfunding for projects (Deer, 2015, August 13) as you can be in any location.

But when it comes to making money the fastest online, nothing beats Webcam modelling, not even YouTube videos (Deer, 2015, July 1), which average US$5.00 per 1000 views. Working 40+ hours per week a web cam model can make (Webcam Startup, 2015, March 5) from as low as US$3,000 up to US$51,000 per month!

But what is this new phenomenon slowly taking over Jamaica as more and more Jamaicans get faster Broadband from Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28).

But what is webcam modelling?

Webcam Modelling – Do What you like Doing with the best Equiptment possible

Webcam modelling involves young women doing tasks in front of a live audience that stream their performance on their computers, Laptops or smartphones via a website. They can make (Webcam Startup, 2015, March 5) from as low as US$3,000 up to US$51,000 per month!

You’ll need to do the following before you broadcast:

  • How will you family and friends react if they discover you are a webcam model
  • What you’ll be willing to do or not do in front of the camera
  • How to deal with Trolls
  • Do not link your Webcam accounts to your Social Media Accounts
  • Do not post information about yourself online
  • Create a persona for Webcam Modelling that’s separate from your personal life
  • Broadcast at obscure times when traffic online is low

But the reality exists; people will find out and you’ll have to face reality of making money and standing up to the judgement of others.

There are several of these websites when you Google “Webcam Modelling” but the best ones are listed below:

You’ll need:

  • Room with good lighting
  • 12MBps or higher Broadband connection
  • Computer or Laptop a Quad-Core processor with at least 1TB HardDrive and 8GB RAM
  • Good Microphone
  • Good Web camera, preferably the Logitech HD Pro C920 (Dalton, 2015 September 30)


The Logitech HD Pro C920 is great for Gaming (Dingman, 2016, October 13) as well as Webcam modelling. As for receiving payments, Paypal, (Deer, 2015, September 9), Payoneer (Deer, 2015, September 10) or just cheques sent to your mailing address is the way to get paid in Jamaica!


Locally in Jamaica there are studios in Kingston, Montego Bay and Mandeville that allow females to come in and make up to JA$15000 weekly as Webcam models. Whatsapp 803-807-8481 or call 876-631-4948.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today. Sharing is caring so share this post with your girlfriend looking for good income as Webcam models!


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