Category: Technology

Digital direction

Send and receive money digitally, educate children digitally, and attract tourists while building businesses with pop culture. Those were the offerings when three next generation professionals came together to share their enterprise ideas in a panel discussion last week. Gabriel Abed, Troy Weekes, and Curtis Greaves gave insight into what business of the future looks […]

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Jones: Get on board with technology

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Ronald Jones believes there is money to be made from the current technological revolution that is sweeping the globe, and is therefore calling on all schools to get on board with this change. “The agenda for success is that we have to embrace all technologies for learning in our […]

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New wind farm on the cards for St Lucy

It took approximately six years, but with approval already granted, the Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P) will soon be constructing a wind farm in Lamberts, St Lucy. This was revealed Thursday by officials, who told journalists that with the company’s ten-megawatt solar farm nearing completion at Trents, St Lucy, they were already looking at “other […]

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IT skills lacking – new survey

A new global information technology (IT) leadership survey has found that a shortage of skilled IT workers and threats to cyber security are major challenges in the way of companies keeping pace with innovation and disruptive technology – a term coined by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen to describe a new technology that displaces […]

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Drone operators beware!

Local authorities are warning operators of drones that they could face prosecution if they are caught flying the popular technological devices outside of designated zones. The warning came in a statement issued today by the Director of Civil Aviation Kingsley Nelson in which he also disclosed that Government was currently reviewing the rules and processes governing the […]

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Three telecoms firms in Internet Exchange

Three local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Barbados Internet Exchange (BARIX). Representatives of Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited, Columbus Barbados and Digicel (Barbados) Limited are all signatories to the agreement, which was signed yesterday at a ceremony witnessed by Minister responsible for Telecommunications Senator Darcy Boyce. Senator Boyce […]

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Bim too slow on tech

“Lethargy, apathy, and lack of drive” are preventing Barbados from reaping the benefits of a Bioscience Park that a technology professional proposed to build here more than two years ago. That’s according to the entrepreneur, Harold Morley, who expressed disappointment at Government’s slowness in moving to provide an enabling environment for people to harness their […]

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Phillips wins National Innovation award

Engineer Grenville Phillips has won the National Innovation award for developing a machine that assists in strengthening buildings. Phillips was named the top Barbados innovator for the 2013 to 2014 period out of a field of just over 100 entries at the National Innovation Awards ceremony held on Saturday at Courtyard by Marriott. “At construction […]

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C&W investing $2b

Cable & Wireless Communications, the parent company of LIME, says it plans to invest US$1 billion (BDS$2 billion) in its fixed and mobile network over the next three years across the region. This was revealed in the company’s financial statement for the year ending March 31. Under a new investment programme named Project Marlin, Cable […]

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Expanding broadband Internet horizons

Changes are on the horizon to broadband Internet access in Barbados. Clifford Bostic, deputy chief telecommunications officer in the Division of Energy and Telecommunications, explained that the Government was in the process of ensuring that improvements were made in order to lower overhead costs to Internet providers and the country, while being able to provide […]

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