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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Caribbean voices joining global Internet debate

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)—the entity that controls key bits of the Internet—gathers in Los Angeles this week to tackle an array of hot issues, in particular, governance of the Internet. “Governments want to exert control over the sweeping transnational power of the Internet that is affecting their policies, politics, social …

Agrocentral: A Caribbean Startup Success Story in the making

A beautiful thing about living in the Caribbean is being part of a Diaspora of developing nations, in which people are faced the same issues you contend with at home. Seen through the right lens, the so-called Third World transforms from an environment defined by limitation and constraint, to one in which you’re surrounded daily with opportunities …

IXP Crucial To Building St Lucia’s Digital Economy

An Internet exchange point would play a crucial role in facilitating the growth of St. Lucia’s emerging digital economy, an international technology expert has said. Bevil Wooding, an Internet strategist with US-based Packet Clearing House (PCH), said the Caribbean island already has a wealth of human resource talent in the information and communications technology sector. …