by Matthew McNaughton In 2016, the newly elected Jamaican Government set out an ambitious target of achieving 5% GDP growth in four years. To much public surprise, in the third quarter of that year, Jamaica recorded an impressive 2.2% GDP growth rate, the strongest real GDP growth estimate in nine years.
With a call for varied sections of society to join the fight against the Zika Virus and other vector borne diseases, and just a day after Jamaica launched its open data portal, local Civic Tech Organization, Slashroots Foundation in collaboration with the Caribbean Open Institute, Mona School of Business Management,
The SlashRoots Foundation ("SlashRoots") is a civic tech non-profit that leverages technology to create solutions to social problems endemic to the Caribbean region. SlashRoots works with governments, development organizations and civil society to improve public service program design and delivery, with a focus on open innovation and user-centred design. SlashRoots also
CONNECTiMASS, the triple award-winning media and events non profit that's been empowering the next generation of Caribbean technology and business leaders through it's media initiatives and community and capacity building events- kicks off Kingston BETA its 2014 Tech Startup Event series on Thursday February 27th 6 30pm at The Pegasus Hotel.
I am excited about where things are now and where things are headed for tech entrepreneurship and startups in the Caribbean this year, we've come along way and we have a long way to go. Since launching my Caribbean Tech Blog in 2005, when it was called TechWatchCaribbean, I tried
The Internet has ushered us into an era where more people have access to unprecedented volume of information. This access has in turn triggered a seemingly insatiable desire for more information, more quickly and more conveniently. Why? People want access to information to translate into new knowledge After all, knowledge
The annual SlashRoots Developers Conference is on, this January 26th-27th with the theme "Developing The Caribbean. After scoring 400 attendees over 2 days and 15 developer teams for its Code Print competition in 2011 it's inaugural year,in 2012 it grows Caribbean. The SlashRoots “Developing the Caribbean” Conference/Developers Competition is the first
Recently, there has been a lot of attention on mobile development in the local and regional context. There are a number of mobile app developer competition, such as the Jamaican Ministry of Education Blackberry App Competition and the St Vincent and The Grenadines iCreate Mobile App competitions. So Matthew McNaughton,