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Jamaica selected for Huawei Global ICT Roadshow 2016
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Jamaica selected for Huawei Global ICT Roadshow 2016

Huawei, a leading global information and communications (ICT) provider has announced that its ICT Innovation Exhibition 2016 will come to Jamaica for the first time on June 7th – 9 th, 2016 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. Over 20 Live Demo exhibits showcasing ICT solutions for various sectors will be presented at the Huawei “Better Connected” ICT Innovation Exhibition. The ICT Innovation Exhibition is part of Huawei’s Global Roadshow, having been hosted in many countries around the world, including in Australia, Egypt, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago etc. The three-day event, now being brought to Jamaica, will entertain hundreds of customers in the ICT and Telecommunications sector, government, as well as other guests with leadership talks, presentations and ...
ICWI Jamaica Launches Accident Alert BlackBerry App
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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 and in a fair manner. The Application allows Clients to: Report a claim as it happens. Snap and save accident photos. Record important information about all involved in the accident, for example the other driver, witnesses, any injuries received as well as other pertinent details. Call119 at the press of a button for assistance from Emergency Services. At one click, gain access to ICWI's 24 hour Ro...
Jamaica’s Lost Innovators – An untapped Source of Economic Prosperity
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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 of Nations," speaking on the topic of Innovation is noted as saying that “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” Examples of Jamaican Innovation I remember hearing about a young Jamaican who made a one man helicopter out of scrap metal and stuff he found lying around places like junk yards. The Chopper was opened using a magnetic strip similar to what's on credit cards. In addition to this, it had an on board computer along with a ...