BrightPath hosts AppMaster Initiative in Grenada

With so much digital media consumption now taking place on mobile apps, it’s no surprise that many tech innovators are focusing not on desktop computers but on smaller, do-it-all, handheld devices. You could say small is the new big. The Eastern Caribbean island of Grenada is keen to join countries around the region in helping …

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Beyond the Digital Divide: Developing regional capacity to deliver local content

By 2016, one per cent of the world’s population will own more than half of its wealth. The staggering projection, from a recent study by anti-poverty group Oxfam, made headlines just as the World Economic Forum (WEF) was getting started in Davos last month. One concern for secretary general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) …

Jamaica’s Team Node420 wins regional code sprint in Suriname

A group of Jamaican developers won top regional honours in a regional hackathon, held as part of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Suriname. Team Node420 beat seven other teams of young developers in the #agrihack, held in Paramaribo from October 5 to 9. Their winning app is designed to give farmers real-time weather analysis, allowing more …

Partnering for greater good at CaribNOG 8-LACNIC Caribbean 6

Dozens of technology professionals from across Latin America and the Caribbean are gathered in Curacao for one of the most highly anticipated gatherings of the region’s technology community. The opening day of the event attracted over 50 attendees.  And more are expected to participate in Day Two, which is dedicated to covering issues related to …

Networking for Caribbean development: Regional tech heavyweights gather for CaribNOG 8-LACNIC Caribbean 6

Caribbean people have an appetite for technology that rivals any other region of the world. But who is working behind the scenes to maintain and upgrade the Internet-based services on which we’ve come to depend? On September 29, the answer to that question was to be found in Curacao, at one of the most highly …

High praise for NorthGate winners at Cubes in Space awards

A former NASA astronaut, the Minister of Education and the Canadian High Commissioner were among several high-profile voices to praise Northgate College at the award ceremony for the global Cubes in Space programme. Cubes in Space is an international contest in which teams of secondary school students compete by developing science, technology, engineering or mathematics-based (STEM) experiments …