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Babies from around the world could one day soon be raised on the best of Jamaican foods, courtesy of a team from The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI). The team comprised of MBA students of the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) presented their business plan highlighting the value of brand Jamaica with their pitch for Giggles: baby food made from high nutrition Jamaican produ...

Officials from the World Bank and the Caribbean Open Institute on Monday began assessing Antigua and Barbuda’s readiness for adopting an open data program, which, it is hoped, will be adapted and replicated regionally.

Could five University of the West Indies (UWI) undergraduate students, from the Department of Computing have come up with a real solution to a major challenge facing the island’s agricultural sector?

Judges of the Jamaican code sprint entries at the Caribbean Open Data Conference certainly believe so.

Despite the loss in value of the Jamaican currency relative to the United States dollar, two academics and a businessman have suggested that it provides opportunities to spur economic growth.

"If the Jamaican currency is becoming cheaper, then it presents a great opportunity for firms to increase their exports, asserted Dr. Denzil Williams, deputy executive director of the Mona Schoo...

HAVING a basic understanding of financial matters is important to making wise choices, but not many Jamaicans are financially literate, a new study has found.

"In the area of financial knowledge, less than half of Jamaicans received a high score," reported the National Financial Literacy Baseline Survey.

A UWI academic on Thursday declared small businesses and transformed 'criminals' as the more likely saviours of the economy, and not the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with which Jamaica is negotiating a bailout agreement.

KEITH Graham, Jamaica-born British millionaire, says teamwork, determination, creativity, a manageable team, partnership, and faith in your product, are some of the most crucial elements for a young entrepreneur who wants to achieve success.

The Caribbean Open Data Conference is a regional technology conference and code sprint, focused on open data, software innovation, and technology trends. With over 900 conference attendees and 120 registered developers spread across 5 islands at the 2012 event, it is the largest technology conference in the region.

Christopher Tufton

THE Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) is advocating that the Government assess its social safety net initiatives, such as the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) — in light of the sliding dollar — to cushion the impact of increased prices on the most vulnerable, even while it implements reforms that will encourage businesses to be more efficient and expand....

Some months ago, an editorial by the Chicago Tribune (one of the top five newspapers in the United States) on Jamaica's debt crisis evoked a variety of responses from local commentators and leaders, spanning the political spectrum.


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