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Jamaica to Create Technology Innovation Fund

 Will Jamaica become Silicon Beach? That’s the plan by the country’s government, which is creating a new “Technology Innovation Fund.” According to Minister of Energy, Science and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, the plan is to make Jamaica the Caribbean’s leading …

Expedia Says More Caribbean Travelers Are Booking on Mobile

 A jump in mobile bookings By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more travelers to the Caribbean are booking their trips on their mobile devices, according to a new report from Expedia. New data from the company shows a 55 …

The New Sandals Barbados (And What It Means for the Caribbean)

 A new kind of hotel for the Caribbean This is a different kind of Caribbean resort. The newly-minted Sandals Barbados delivers maximum luxury using cutting edge design, construction, technology and meticulous attention to detail and service. But this isn’t oveout …

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 By Bevil WoodingCJ Contributor Customers across the Caribbean look longingly at innovations in the US and other markets, such as full-service online and mobile banking, marketplace lending facilities and merchant payment solutions. The open question is if, or when, similar …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean governments must devote at least 1 percent of their Gross Domestic Product to science and technology, according to Dr Cardinal Warde of the CARICOM Science Foundation. Warde said that proportion was necessary for the …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM is looking to deepen its science and technology ties with Cuba. The Caribbean Community announced that it would be sending a CARICOM Science Delegation to Cuba “in an effort to strengthen technology …

 By Dr Miguel Goede and Runy CalmeraCJ Contributors In a recent article in this series about the Future of the Caribbean, we discussed the opportunities for managers, business owners and policy makers in the Caribbean. When seizing the opportunities there …

 Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is expecting to “soar highly in the future” in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), according to Dr Jerrol Thompson, director of special …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor What is Content? The much maligned but highly useful Wikipedia defines content creation as: “the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience….” Today, content comes in many …

 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 …

 Above: Cayman Technology Centre By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Cayman Technology Centre commercial complex has broken ground in Grand Cayman, NCB Group announced. The project is the first commercial building in Cayman to integrate both solar and geothermal …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is exploring the possibility of establishing an ICT partnership with Trinidad and Tobago. Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and works Alvin …

 Above: Tintern Abbey By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Road Trip to Wales We packed biscuits, sandwiches, crisps (we call them chips in Jamaica but the Brits prefer crisps), fruits, a variety of drinks and filled the car tank with petrol.  …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor WITH THE RIGHT economic environment Jamaica should benefit enormously from technological investment. So why hasn’t the government of Jamaica been able to attract more technology-related investment? Almost every Jamaican commentator records the passion of Jamaicans for …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor FOR MANY HAITIAN STUDENTS, the day starts before sunrise and ends well past sunset. In Haiti, the road to education is not only hard — at times inaccessible — but, plainly put, the end often does …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor   WE LIVE IN A CHANGING WORLD; one that is extremely competitive. The disparities between advanced nations and those lagging behind have never been wider at any point in human history than they are today. Within …

 Above: Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat Premier Reuben Meade called for a green approach to governance and the economy this week during a presentation at a high-level conference of Overseas Countries and Territories in Greenland. …

 Above: the agreement’s signing in Santo Domingo (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Taiwan has donated just under $900,000 to the Santo Domingo Cybernetic Park’s technology investment fund. The three-million-square-foot park, which was set up in …