innovation

What’s New in St Barth

 While the island of St Barth has carved out a coveted niche at the top of the Caribbean’s luxury market, the French Caribbean gem is always innovating. “We are excited to start the New Year with a host of new …

Transforming Caribbean Futures

 Innovation and the Caribbean future By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor With the search and surge of silicon beaches and start-ups across small island states of the Caribbean, the imperative for innovation is prominently featured in regional and national visions for economic …

In Miami, Coding the Caribbean

 Above: Caribbean Journal Editor in Chief Alexander Britell moderates a panel at the Miami Caribbean Code (MC2) conference at the Moore Building in Miami’s Design District By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new conference held its inaugural event on …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Entrepreneurship and innovation are critical for promoting competitiveness and diversifying the economy, according to Barbados Industry Minister Donville Inniss. The Minister, who was speaking at the opening of the recent Inter-American …

 Above: a cacao plantation (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The University of the West Indies’ Cocoa Research Centre has embarked on a major new project: to transform the region’s cocoa sector. The new project, dubbed the International Fine …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor Every generation somehow feels that it is at the center of the universe of progress and morals, no matter the size of the universe, especially in ‘smaller universes’ across the Caribbean. One of the unequivocal universalities …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor The Caribbean, although often depicted as idyllic relaxation under a palm-tree next to the sea, is in fact an emerging region of youth initiatives, events, and young professional organizations that are working towards empowering and inspiring …

 By Daniella Bien-Aime Op-Ed Contributor WHEN MOST people think of Haiti, innovation does not come to mind. Yet the country is ripe for innovation because of the need to rebuild every industry. Apple is a leader in innovation. It is …

 Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Puerto Rico has signed a memorandum of understanding with technology giant Hewlett-Packard on technological cooperation, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced. The memorandum establishes the framework for “cooperation …

 By Ramesh SujananiOp-Ed Contributor There are a lot of comments of late relating to Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence. In Wednesday’s Gleaner, Din Duggan made a few comments  about the unforgivable fracas in Parliament recently, and Mr McConnell’s comment indicated …

 Above: Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell (left) with University of Technology Deputy President Profesor Ashok Kulkarni and Dean of the school’s Science and Sport faculty, Dr Colin Gayles (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica can …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor Haitian government officials are saying that the country is ready for takeoff, but the destination is unknown, and how the country will take off is still not clear. The time can no longer be about restating …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff With the world increasingly moving toward the application of knowledge as a major component of economic activity, Barbados “must endeavour to put policies and strategies in place to encourage innovation,” according to Trade Minister Senator …

 Above: Kingston’s Spanish Court hotel Local companies in Jamaica should put a greater emphasis on training their employees in a bid to improve their competitiveness and innovation, according to Reginald Budhan, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and …

 Above: OAS Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean businesses need to innovate and diversify their operations, instead of folding and breaking, according to Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General of the Organisation of …