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Richard Branson’s Necker Island Is Reopening Next Month

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the most exclusive private-island destinations in the Caribbean — and the world — is about to make a triumphant return. Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands is set for an …

Grand Bahama Tech Hub Vision Moves Forward

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Bahamas has made no secret of its ambition to turn the island of Grand Bahama into a tech hub and innovation center, and its plans got a big boost with the recent announcement that GIBC …

Caribbean’s Largest Tech Park Breaks Ground in Jamaica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new technology park project has broken ground in Kingston, a $30 million project called 58HWT. The project by Stanley Motta Limited will be anchored by what will be the largest business process outsourcing …

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 The United States Virgin Islands is making a big push to court investment in the territory’s technology sector. The core of the push is the territory’s RT Park program, established at the University of the Virgin Islands in 2002, a specialist …

 How “RegTech” could help the Caribbean By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor In the famous words of legendary Bob Marley, “…don’t let them fool you…”. Despite the images of white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and milky coconuts, the Caribbean is notoriously known …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor MONTEGO BAY—Anyone interested in the development of the Internet in Caribbean may have already heard of CaribNOG, the Caribbean Network Operators Group. Over the past decade, this volunteer-based community of computer engineers has grown into a formidable influencer in the …

 Senior Caribbean government technocrats will this week explore new mechanisms to use technology to foster development. The first Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum, which is being convened by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and …

 A startup ecosystem in Jamaica By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Start-Up Jamaica, a business incubator/accelerator program, is helping young technology entrepreneurs develop innovative products and services for the local and international markets. SUJ is a five-year public/private partnership between the Government …

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 By Gerard Best CJ Contributor BELIZE CITY, Belize—Regional Internet and technology experts remain upbeat on the future of the industry in the Caribbean. A recent industry report showed that Internet connectivity in the Caribbean is growing at sluggish speeds, with high rates. However, shifting attitudes within the region’s …

 By Gerard BestCJ Contributor A full line-up of international tech experts will gather in Belize from Nov. 2 to 6, when the capital city plays host to a historic regional ICT development conference. Among the expert facilitators will be Bevil Wooding, a Founder and a Director of the Caribbean …

 A new project By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with First Global Bank (FGB) to offer loans to businesses and individuals for the installation of climate-smart technologies in Jamaica. The loans will …

 A new CIO By the Caribbean Journal staff Royal Caribbean has named Michael Giresi its new senior vice president and chief information officer. Giresi comes to the company after 20 years of implementing technology initiatives for companies like Tory Burch, …

 Hyatt check-in goes digital By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Hyatt Regency Trinidad is adding a little extra tech to its check-in process. It’s part of what the downtown Port of Spain hotel says are several new technological developments that will provide guests …

 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 …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados is the most tech-savvy country in the Caribbean, according to a new report. The World Economic Forum has released its latest “Network Readiness Index,” which tracks the “factors, policies and institutions that enable a …

 Above: St Thomas (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority recently hosted the first-ever Caribbean Clean Energy Technology Symposium in St Thomas. The conference, co-hosted by the US Department of Energy, the USVI government …

 Above: the event in Curacao last week By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Small Island Developing States have to diversify their economies. Next to tourism services, the future of the Caribbean depends how competitive they become in Information Technology and …