(869) 466-6624 info@theitfacility.com

Blogs

Caribbean Tech Roundup

CARIBBEAN TECH ROUNDUP – Weekend of 20th October 2017

Caribbean Development Bank is Sued by Former Director The region’s leading lending institution is bracing for a major legal battle over the sacking of one its senior officers. The point of interest here is that the former director is Mark Taitt, the bank’s former Director of Information Technology & Solutions. […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup

CARIBBEAN TECH ROUNDUP – Weekend of 13th October 2017

Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year Programme signs partnership with CIF and IDB in HAITI The Digicel Entrepreneur of the Year prorgramme signed a partnership with the Investment Facilitation Centre (CIF) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) this week. The tripartite memorandum of understanding was signed between Digicel Entrepreneur, the CFI […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup

CARIBBEAN TECH ROUNDUP – Weekend of 6th October 2017

Tech and the Internet Gives Caribbean Youth Global Outlook The Link-Caribbean programme being executed by the Caribbean-Export Development Agency, is an initiative of the World Bank Group’s Entrepreneurship Programme for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC), a seven-year, CAD 20 million programme funded by the government of Canada that seeks to […]

Tech and the Internet Gives Caribbean Youth Global Outlook

The Link-Caribbean programme being executed by the Caribbean-Export Development Agency, is an initiative of the World Bank Group’s Entrepreneurship Programme for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC). The seven-year, CAD 20 million programme funded by the government of Canada  seeks to build a supportive ecosystem for high-growth and sustainable enterprises throughout […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup

CARIBBEAN TECH ROUNDUP – WEEKEND of 29th SEPTEMBER 2017

After the ‘APOCALYPTIC’ DEVASTATION HURRICANES Brought TO CARIBBEAN POWER GRIDS, what’s next? Hurricanes Irma & Maria passed over the Caribbean devastating many of the islands with winds in excess of 140MPH, heavy rain and extreme flooding. After the storms moved on, the islands were left to face the “apocalyptic devastation” […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup

CARIBBEAN TECH ROUND UP – WEEKEND OF 22ND SEPTEMBER 2017

Machine Learning Helps to Pull the Plug on Electricity Theft in Jamaica ESMAP Offers Technical Assistance In Jamaica, about a quarter of electricity produced is stolen or “lost” through non-payment and/or accounting errors. Manual detection has failed to make a difference in reducing these losses. A Technical Assistance Team of […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup

CARIBBEAN TECH ROUND UP – WEEKEND OF 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017

PITCHIT CARIBBEAN SHORTLISTS CANDIDATES FOR SLUSH GLOBAL IMPACT ACCELERATOR 2017 PITCHIT CARIBBEAN BACKGROUND PitchIT Caribbean, under the remit of the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP), is intended to support growth-oriented mobile app businesses in the Caribbean. The programme is designed to strengthen the Caribbean mobile innovation ecosystem. And enable sustainable […]

PitchIT Caribbean Shortlists Candidates for Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017

PitchIT Caribbean Background PitchIT Caribbean, under the remit of the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP), is a two-tiered partnership approach to support growth-oriented mobile app businesses in the Caribbean. The programme is designed to strengthen the Caribbean mobile innovation ecosystem. And enable sustainable and competitive mobile enterprises to grow through […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup

Caribbean Tech Roundup – Weekend of 8th SEPTEMBER 2017

Introduction Welcome to The Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 8th September 2017, with host Russell Williams. Let me begin by expressing my condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones during the passage of Hurricane Irma. My thoughts are with those who suffered damage and […]

Dominica’s IoT Schools Project Creates Producers and Not Consumers!

The National Telecommunications Regulator in Dominica successfully secured US$18,000 in grant funding. The NTRC entered the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, (FRIDA) grant competition, winning the programme’s most technical category – Innovation for Internet Development. We spoke to the Executive Director at the NTRC […]