Steady but Slow — Open Data’s Progress in the Caribbean

Matthew McNaughton, Founding Principal of Slshroots co-authored with Denique Ferguson and Alesha Aris of the SlashRoots Foundation. It was originally published on the Open Knowledge International’s Blog in support of the 2016 Global Open Data Index Launch. The Global Open Data Index and the Caribbean Then Over the last two years, the

Benefits and challenges for Caribbean Women in ICT

For Girls in ICT Day, which is commemorated on 27 April, ICT Pulse Publisher, Michele Marius, shares some thoughts on being a woman in tech.  Although it may not seem to be the case, the ICT/tech space in the Caribbean region is awash with opportunities. There is considerable potential for innovation

Cyber threats and security in the Caribbean 2017 update

Our 2017 Expert Insight series on network intrusion and security in the Caribbean continues with Hector Dias, a network/IT security professional based in the Dominican Republic.   In this the second in our Expert insights series for 2017 on cyber threats and security in the Caribbean, we are thrilled, once again, to have

Soca Vs Dancehall – The Digital Culture Trend Edition

How do Jamaicans compare to Trinidadians when it comes to how they spend their time online and what does it say about the emerging Digital Culture of both Caribbean nations? Soca season ended in Trinidad in February, but in Jamaica, we’re smack in the middle of the Carnival season now. Across

Why The Person Who Fails the Most, Wins!!

That's the theme of the next Kingston BETA event for aspiring and current tech entrepreneurs and digital creatives. It will be held on Thursday April 27th, 2017. The usual time and yes we’re still at JAMPRO HQ. We’re talking about Failing Forward and why Failing Fast and Often is the Path

Do Caribbean Tech Companies Care about Consumers Rights?

A discussion of the eight basic consumer rights and how they might be relevant to the Caribbean ICT/tech space. Exactly a week ago today, 15 March, World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) was observed. Established in 1983, WRCD seeks “to promote the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are

The Tambourine Army Vs The State ?!: All eyes on this CyberCrime Case in Jamaica

Today Wednesday March 22nd,  Latoya Nugent, human rights activist and co-founder of the Tambourine Army will face her accusers in court and hear the argument for her being charged under Jamaica's Cybercrime Act for “use of a computer for malicious communication.” Nugent was charged with three counts of using a computer