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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 […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup

CARIBBEAN TECH ROUNDUP – Weekend of 25th August 2017

Introduction Welcome to The Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 25th August 2017, with host Russell Williams. ECTEL DIRECTOR OUTLINES THE CHALLENGES TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORS FACE Quincy Prentice, Director of Technology in the Nevis Island Administration and a Director at the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), was speaking on […]

PitchIT Caribbean Seeks Entrepreneurs to Participate in the Slush Global Impact Accelerator 2017

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 activities that will […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup – Weekend of 21st  July 2017

The Government of Jamaica is Considering Forming a Technology Investment Fund With an increasing number of Jamaican Nationals with technology skills unable to find work and put them to use. The government of Jamaica is addressing the issue  head on through the development of a technology investment fund. Jamaica’s minister […]

The New Economy is Disruptive – Is the Caribbean Ready?

I recently read an article on Tech Crunch, the piece spoke of the shift in emphasis in commerce and highlighted an interesting observation. It cited that Uber, the world largest taxi company doesn’t own a fleet of cabs, and media giant FaceBook doesn’t produce any content of its own. It […]