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FRESH EPISODE: Watch Episode 11 of This Week in Caribbean Tech Show

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:38:08 +0000

IN THIS EPISODE #11 Top  Caribbean Tech News THIS Week Jamaica Stock Exchange looks to introduce blockchain technology Whoa!!! Conducting business with the Government of Jamaica just got easier now that  GOV.JM is live. Airbnb Inks Yet Another Caribbean Nation- This time it’s Antigua Data protection law set for 2019 start in Cayman Islands and...

How can we save jobs in a more automated workplace?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:27:46 +0000

Automation replacing certain jobs and tasks in the workplace is inevitable. We briefly discuss ways in which countries mitigate the impact. At the Jamaica 55 Diaspora 2017 Conference, held last month, Country Manager for global business process outsourcer, Sutherland Global Services, in Jamaica, Odetta Rockhead-Kerr, emphasised the need for the country “to invest more in...

Free Wi-Fi: the three sides of the debate

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:04:24 +0000

The Sint Maarten Government is considering rolling out free Wi-Fi. The incumbent telecoms provider and regulator have stated their positions on the matter. We also add our two cents… In recent years, several Caribbean countries have expressed a desire to increase Internet access and use, with the expectation of improving digital literacy of their citizens,...


Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:42:48 +0000

In this Episode #10 Top 5 Caribbean Tech News Items This Week – What;s this Survey saying about Caribbean Countries + Going Digital? – WHat is Jamaica’s largest bank doing with an Innovation Internship Programme ? – What are the actual challenges being experienced with e-commerce in the Caribbean? A Survey is trying to find...

What’s the Why behind THIS WEEK in CARIBBEAN TECH Show?

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:41:39 +0000

The Mission of THIS WEEK in CARIBBEAN TECH – The Caribbean’s Weekly Tech Show, is to share stories on what Caribbean people and Caribbean businesses are doing with technology to innovate and change the way we live, work and play. It’s a way of keeping track of the people driving the news and trends and...


Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:16:18 +0000

In this Episode – 4 hot items of Caribbean Tech News – An Eastern Caribbean Startup in the Spotlight – Two digital trends – Two upcoming Caribbean Tech events and more Do send us your news, questions and feedback to #CaribbeanTechNews

Why is the Caribbean still behind in conducting digital transactions online?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:51:12 +0000

Without a doubt, the Caribbean still behind in conducting digital transactions online. We offer a few reasons why that is the case. In its 2016 study on Internet security and trust, the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a non-partisan think-tank, found that “a significant percentage of Internet users do not trust the Internet enough to...

WATCH Episode 7 of THIS WEEK in CARIBBEAN TECH Show ( Video)

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:48:28 +0000

In this Episode of This Week in Caribbean Tech, Host Ingrid Riley shares the hottest Caribbean Tech News of the Week including topics such as Caribbean Women in Tech, the Net Neutrality Fight across the Caribbean plus the Caribbean Startup in this week’s spotlight;  up coming Caribbean Tech Events and the Viral Video of the...

Digital Skills Needed for Caribbean to Stay Globally Competitive

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 02:34:07 +0000

The digital era is here to stay but many still lack the skills needed to get ahead in the Internet economy. A 2017 CIGI-Ipsos survey on Internet security and trust found that a significant percentage of Internet users do not trust the Internet enough to conduct financial transactions online. Even among those willing to embrace...

Women in Technology-the benefits and challenges – The Smile Jamaica TV interview expanded

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:43:29 +0000

I was asked to come an interview this morning on Smile Jamaica, the leading morning show on Television Jamaica. The topic was Women in Technology-the benefits,the challenges and how can our government implement more opportunities within the ICT sector. Of course the interview Simone Clarke Cooper and Neville Bell can stick to the script fully,...