Jamaica And The Internet: Where Are We Now?

OPINION: On Wednesday, April 15, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published the 2015 edition of the Global Information Technology Report (GITR), which features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index. This assesses the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICT)

DevCa winners point the way for Caribbean entrepreneurs

TECH CONFERENCE - THE top-placed team in the Developing the Caribbean (DevCa) 2015 Code Sprint Competition has developed an application to help potential entrepreneurs access information and resources critical to their development. Nicholas Williams and Akua Walters of 'Team Ambisie/Ambition' proudly presented their 'App' at an awards ceremony at Mona School

Top Teams in Jamaica’s Hacking Generation Y

TECH NEWS - Four students from the Jamaica College (JC) emerged winners of the first Hacking Generation Y hackathon held in Jamaica, with their creation of an app, which aims to simplify the career selection process for students. The students: Shumba Brown, Gavin Smith, Howard Johnson and Dane Edwards of the

Dominican SMEs to benefit from Banco Popular and PayPal partnership

MOBILE PAYMENTS -  Banco Popular, Dominican Republic’s biggest bank and online payment leader PayPal on Monday announced an agreement aimed at promoting competitiveness among Dominican SMEs, which can now withdraw payments received in their PayPal account. The partnership, the first in the country between a bank and the online payment service,

Jamaican tech entrepreneurs head for training in Jordan

The Vine List A social Shopping Startup formed at the First Startup Weekend Jamaica event staged by tech entrepreneurship non prfot ConnectiMass in October 2013, before heading to the government led accelerator Startup Jamaica - is one of three "local start-up technology companies have been selected to benefit from a

Caribbean Startup Bitt Secures Seed Round USD$1.5 Million in Capital to Bring Digital Currency Financial Services to Emerging Markets

STARTUPS: Founded in 2013 by Gabriel Abed and Oliver Gale, Bitt is a digital asset exchange, remittance channel, and merchant-processing gateway based in Barbados. Bitt, Inc. has partnered with Avatar Capital to expand operations in the growing cryptocurrency industry. This latest partnership has firmly established Bitt as the frontrunner in

Caribbean needs to strengthen its Internet infrastructure

Internet Security expert Bill Woodcock speaks at a cyber security workshop at Grenada ICT Week, St Georges last week.Electronic security threats levels are on the rise globally, and the stakes are getting higher. Kaspersky Lab’s Global IT Risks Report (2014) estimated that, after a data breach, small and medium sized business

DevCa 2015 and the Caribbean Open Data Community

OPEN DATA - How does the relationship between citizens and their government change in the age of the internet and online social networks? This is one of the questions that drive our search for knowledge and experiences to share at YoGobierno. One notion (among many others) that establishes a pathway