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The Caribbean Open Data Conference, "Developing the Caribbean" has already established a reputation for combining the biggest Hackathon/Codesprint in the Caribbean with a high quality conference on Open Data and emerging Technologies. DevCA 2013 continues this tradition and boasts an impressive line-up of guest speakers for the April 11-12th event.

For the first time, Caribbean governments and civil society came together to discuss access to information and public participation in governance at a landmark conference here March 20-21.

At the close of the conference, a Caribbean network on freedom of information was launched to help “improve standards for access to information in the region”.

Jamaica has garnered little economic benefit from its world-renowned prowess in sports, particularly athletics, a failure business and management experts are arguing is due to an absence of the requisite know-how to properly harness the opportunities available.

The job of being a minister of finance in Jamaica must be an unenviable one. Trying to grow the Jamaican economy, behave fiscally responsible, generate macroeconomic stability, among other imperatives, is not a simple task.

Representatives of Musson Group of Companies and Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) have signed an agreement to launch a formal internship programme for MSBM’s students.

Eleven community organisations across Jamaica will be able to turn their activities into successful community businesses, thanks to a partnership forged between the Digicel Foundation and the UWI Mona School of Business and Management - Office of Social Entrepreneurship (OSE).

Last year was not a good one for the Jamaican economy. Some of the key macroeconomic indicators were pointing in the wrong direction at the end of the calendar year.The country's GDP declined; one of the most watched anchors in the economy, the exchange rate, depreciated by eight per cent; the level of unemployment increased; the country's doing business score dropped marginally, etc.

A frequently voiced complaint is that our institutes of higher learning, in particular our universities, are not making a worthwhile contribution to policy issues and are not informing public discourse about the problems confronting Jamaica. The complaint is two-fold: first, that research at our universities is academic and has little practical relevance and second, that the universities are si...

In Jamaica, agriculture is being targeted for modernisation through the more effective use and application of ICTs. The small island state with a population of 2.75 million is moving towards systems and processes that deliver a reliable stream of data, information and applications to integrate planning, production, distribution, and monitoring activities.

The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) is moving to forge stronger links with the Business Schools of Howard University, and the American University, which are based in the United States capital, Washington, D.C.


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