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Smart Barbados Week launches Monday

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology (MIST) will host Smart Barbados Week – ‘A Digital Encounter’ from October 1 to 4 at the Lloyd, Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St Michael, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It will kick off with an opening ceremony on Monday, September 30, […]

ASYCUDA World’s implementation postponed until Sep 9

The Go-Live date for ASYCUDA World has been postponed by a few days, because of technical issues. This disclosure has come from acting Comptroller of Customs, Alister Forde, who said the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World will now be introduced on Monday, September 9, 2019. Forde pointed out that as a result of […]

CaribNOG Internet conference commences this week in Barbados

Technical experts from the global Internet community and other stakeholders from across the Caribbean and North America will this week convene in Bridgetown, Barbados for the seventeenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, called CaribNOG 17. CaribNOG is a volunteer-based community, largely drawn from the professionals who design, build, use, maintain and safeguard […]

More than 150 tablets donated by Chinese Embassy

The Embassy of the People’s Republic China on Saturday donated more than 150 tablets to underprivileged children. The embassy brought smiles to the faces of the families of the Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust during a ceremony at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. The children were encouraged to used the tablets to expand their knowledge, communicate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]