ICT Policy Conference Organized by UWI Mona School of Business

Despite stories within the local and international media that seem to paint Jamaica’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in a bad light, there are great things happening within the industry – some being powered by Grassroots Communities such as Slashroots, ICT4D Jamaica, the Jamaica Design Association, and Kingston Beta; while others are being powered by […]

ICWI Jamaica Launches Accident Alert BlackBerry App

The Insurance Company of  the West Indies (ICWI) recently launched an Application for the BlackBerry smartphone called ‘Accident Alert.’ Purpose Accident Alert facilitates a seamless and simple method of  helping clients to call for help, get roadside assistance, as well as record essential details about an accident, in order to ensure that their claims are handled quickly […]

Jamaican Government Launches BlackBerry Developers Competition

In an effort to stimulate enterprise, encourage the use of technology to uplift the country’s youth, as well as to spark greater  interest in application development for mobile devices, Jamaica’s Ministry of Education, the Department of Information and Technology of the Prime Minister, and the Central Information Technology Office, have teamed up with mobile telecoms giant, […]

Jamaica’s Lost Innovators – An untapped Source of Economic Prosperity

The late American Economist and Professor at the Harvard Business School, Theodore Levitt is quoted as saying that “Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.” Professor Michael E. Porter, author of “The Competitive Advantage […]