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ICYMI: Girls Coding Clubs To Be Established In Jamaican Schools

Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining is moving to establish coding clubs for girls at institutions that are involved in the Tablet in Schools programme. State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Julian Robinson, who made the disclosure to JIS News at a college fair at the Kingston High School

Jamaica CAC launches SMS service for bad-product notification

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) today (Sunday, November 30) launched its free Short Messaging Service (SMS) Notification and Alert service to provide information via cell phones to the public on issues relating to food and product recalls.  “It is an important component of the Commission’s outreach mechanism so as to

ICT Offers Jamaicans Best Solution For Unemployment

WHILE THOUSANDS of individuals graduate from various secondary and tertiary institutions annually with no job prospects, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell has said information communication technology (ICT) is the best solution for unemployment. 9078

Bahamas Telecommunications Co. CEO Leon Williams weighs in on public/private partnerships

BTC CEO Leon Williams joined executives from BEC, Water and Sewerage Company, and Consolidated Water (Bahamas) to address attendees of the recent Bahamas Society for Engineer’s Annual Conference and the theme, “Public Private Partnership (P3) in the Effective Delivery of Projects.” The executives, all touted as P3 pioneers, spoke to

Technology can enhance competitiveness

ICT has changed the way in which industrialisation for small economies like T&T can happen, said Ronald Hinds, chairman of the e-commerce Roundtable of T&T. He said 30 years ago, industrialisation was seen as a manufacturing and import substitution and the infrastructure that was important for that world was roads, ports

The Caribbean Digital Marketing Conference, November 14th

The 2014 Digital Media & Marketing Conference is a Digital Media Marketing Conference to be held in Trinidad and Tobago on November 14th 2014. World leading digital experts and content providers will deliver insights to increase participants’ marketing effectiveness, brand growth and ultimately, drive sales. It is about getting the digital media

High-Tech, High Yields: Caribbean Farmers Reap Benefits of ICT

Farmers in the Caribbean are being encouraged to make more use of farm apps and other forms of ICT in an effort to increase the knowledge available for making sound, profitable farming decisions. Peter Thompson of Jamaica’s Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) said Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is being

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