GraceKennedy to sell Beef and Curry Chicken Patties in the USA

GraceKennedy is planning to sell  frozen patties (Bennett, 2017, April 26) to consumers in South Florida and another three US states.

So says Chief Executive Officer Don Wehby who revealed that GraceKennedy is partnering with a co-packer of Jamaican heritage to manufacture the patties.

GraceKennedy plans to sell the following flavours that they had already guinea pig tested in south-east USA in March 2016:

  • Spicy beef
  • Mild beef
  • Curry chicken

Based on their positive feedback from the taste and design, they’ve decided to move full steam ahead to become a dominant player in the global patty market.

GraceKennedy and Patties in the USA – USA is their for the Taking

According to the company, the market is worth going after based on the following stats for the retail market for packaged frozen patty :

  • US$50 million in the US of A
  • 20% per or US$10 million comes from patty distribution outside of Jamaica.

GraceKennedy and their partner plan to sell patties in the following counties in Miami:

  • Miami-Dade
  • Broward
  • Palm beach
  • Central Florida in Orlando/Orange county

They’ll be selling their patties via the following independent chains:

  • Broward Meat & Fish
  • Bravo Supermarkets
  • Presidente supermarkets

The three additional states are:

  • Washington DC
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Hoping they also do Lionfish (Deer, 2016, December 5) and Pork (Deer, 2015, December 13) patties, as Americans will love Gourmet patties more than just eating Beef and Chicken.


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How Students and Teachers can find free Reference and Fiction books

We now live in an Age of free books.

The same piracy that happened to music is now happening to ebooks (Deer, 2011, March 14) fuelled mainly by cheaper $50 tablets (Deer, 2015, September 18) and free Wi-Fi.

I was quite surprised how many free *.pdf archives exist, many of them making money from Google Adsense:

I also found some *.pdf resources for IT (Information Technology) readers, especially programmers and Developers:

Finally, I’ve found a resource for free GCSE Books:

If you can’t find what you want, you can always buy used books for as little as US$1.99 in most cases at the following websites

Make sure to search for “used books”; slightly used but the knowledge therein still the same! Sharing is caring so share these resources with as many of your friends as you can!!


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How Jamaican Teachers can make US$100000 per year teaching online

Math and Science Teacher may be leaving Jamaica creating a shortage (Deer, 2015, December 4) possibly related to low salaries and poor teaching conditions (Deer, 2016, February 3).

Salaries of JA$100000 per month will not stop many teachers leaving (Deer, 2015, December 17) albeit JA$250,000 per month might do the trick according to Educate Jamaica (Deer, 2016, January 27), as the poor teaching conditions still prevail.

Eventually we even start seeing a shortage of English Teachers as well as salaries of US$5 million (Deer, 2016, March 13) to teach in Primary school in England and Saudi Arabia is just too tempting to ignore.

But what if I told you that you could make just as much as a teacher teaching online?

What you need to make money online – Paypal, Payoneer and Teaching content

To teach online successfully, make sure you have the following in your checklist:

  • Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) as your main Payment Gateway
  • Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10), an Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card
  • Scotia VISA Debit (Deer, 2012, February 13) or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card
  • Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28)
  • Notebook or Journal to keep Track of all your Online Accounts and Passwords
  • Portfolio of Published Written Notes on a blog, Website online i.e. Blogs, e-books or teaching videos on YouTube
  • A VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection
  • A Friend or relative living abroad

You’ll need the Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) to be able to receive payments from Credit Card purchases (Deer, 2013, September 16). The Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10) will enable you to transfer the money from Paypal and thus spend locally.

The Scotia VISA Debit Card (Deer, 2012, February 13) or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card is just to verify your Paypal Account (Deer, 2017, April 14), necessary to receive funds from abroad. Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28) is a must.

A friend or relative abroad with a US address is also great.  But you can easily use your ShipMe (Deer, 2013, September 15) address as well as a free VPN on smartphones and now Desktop computers (Deer, 2016, September 20) thanks to the Opera Browser.

So what are the steps to prepare to teach online? And what are the best websites for Teachers to make money?

Preparing to Teach online – Promoting your Weblink is key

First, you need to follow a few steps (Littlefield, 2017, April 22) in order to choose what you plan to make money teaching:

  1. Choose a Topic that can be monetized
  2. Find a teaching platform that works for you
  3. Create your content
  4. Promote your Weblink

The last one is very important, as your webpage on any website or video channel such as YouTube will not immediately get traffic; you’ll have to push traffic via paying for flyers and website traffic (Deer, 2017, March 26) in order to effectively promote your weblink.

Making money Teaching online – Teaching English and stuff to Visual and Auditory learners online

You can teach for as little as US$10 per hour as a tutor (, 2017, February 7) and eventually end up making as much as US$1200 per month or US$100000 per year (Phil, 2015).

Best of all, you don’t need to be an expert in the field you teach; you can teach what you know, be it a skill, such as carpentry, photography, graphic design, computer programming or a hobby such as drawing, playing piano, baking or even running.

Teaching content with lots of instructional Videos and step-by-step images is the best strategy, as most persons who will subscribe to a course online are usually visual and auditory learners and they prefer to have content that they can replay repeatedly. Even better is live streaming your content in the form of a webinar, with an option for those who missed your classes to download a video of your lessons later.

It’s really about convenience, as you don’t have to use traditional teaching methods; just make sure to be confident in your videos or live streams. Combined with pushing traffic via paying for flyers and website traffic (Deer, 2017, March 26), you can make a lot of money once word gets out that you have great courses that are fun to follow and easy to understand.

So here’s the list of website from which you can make money teaching English (Satrap, 2017, March 15):

Now here as some websites that allow you to make money teaching pretty much everything (Hanna, 2014, August 7) else:

  • BrainMass – Expert Academic Help with University, College and High School Courses
  • Clarity – Website for Experts to get calls and make money
  • Createpool – Website for Experts to give advice and make money
  • Expertory – allows you to Sell Videos Online, Webinars, Online Group Classes and Live 1-To-1 Video Consultations.
  • Odijoo – Personalized online space from which to create, publish, share and monetize online courses
  • Popexpert – A website for personal coaches to teach their craft
  • Udemy – The Fiverr of online teaching. Croat video courses and make money
  • YouTube – The hub of all things video. Search carefully for what you want
  • VIPKID – Personalized teaching platform to teach Chinese children English

These websites are creating opportunities for graduates ready to teach in these fields to earn a little extra on the side. With so many ways for a Jamaican Teacher to make extra income, leaving a teaching Job in Jamaica, despite the conditions, seems less likely.

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