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 …

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Mapping Caribbean crime: Guyana Crime Reports’ data visualisations take fresh aim at crime

Crowdsourced, technology-driven and visually compelling. Not words you'd typically associate with crime reporting in the Caribbean. But that could soon change as one tech entrepreneur based in Georgetown, Guyana is taking a fresh approach to the country's crime problems. Meet Vijay Datadin, the main player behind Guyana Crime Reports, the country's newest data journalism website, which adds a combination of GIS mapping and crowdsourcing to traditional …

Why do we need a healthy and independent media?

In Trinidad and Tobago, the sudden replacement of an outspoken television talk show host has sparked public outcry and raised questions about the future of the country's publicly owned media resources. The removal of popular and widely respected broadcast media personality Fazeer Mohammed from the 'First Up' early morning talk show on state-owned Caribbean New …