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St. Kitts going solar

ST-KITTS-RLB-SOLAR-FARMBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, 18th October 2013 – “If you fly into St. Kitts and see shiny panels on landing, here’s why. The island has just opened a 1 megawatt solar-powered energy grid created to power the St. Christopher Air, Sea and Ports Authority.

Bypassing the Power Grid

grid-popupLONDON — For nearly a century, wealthy countries have relied on just one model of power distribution: sending electricity over huge transmission grids from big generating plants to customers in their homes, offices and factories.

Ja Gov't to roll out islandwide broadband network

portia-thorburn2KINGSTON,  Jamaica  - Government is in the process of rolling out an islandwide broadband network to provide universal access to digital technology for all Jamaicans. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says this will be provided through the Universal Service Fund (USF).

Jamaica named one of two VPs of the 52nd PAHO Directing Council

Health-MinisterJamaica and Bolivia have been named Vice Presidents of the 52nd PAHO Directing Council which came to a close at the PAHO headquarters in Washington DC on Friday, October 4.

Judge will not suspend Apple Siri patent case vs. Samsung

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A judge on Friday refused to suspend Apple Inc's patent lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, a case that includes search technology in Apple's Siri voice assistant.

Cyberspace and Future: Issue coming to fore

NSAThe Snowden affair, as expected, is snowballing, gathering more and more new details and revelations. This has already led to several international scandals (including the egregious example of what happened with Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane) and most likely will lead to more. 

Half of $1B Apple awarded from Samsung invalidated

SAN JOSE, California—A federal judge on Friday erased nearly half of the US$1 billion in damages that a jury decided that Samsung Electronics should pay Apple in a high-profile trial over the smartphone and tablet computer patents.

Google vindicated by EU court opinion

googleBRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG--Google must respect EU privacy law but is not obliged to delete sensitive information from its search index, an adviser to the highest European Union court said, in a case that tests whether people can have harmful content erased from the Web.

Kim Dotcom Launches MEGA. Could Antigua do the same?

megaboxKim Dotcom, founder of the file storage site and target of the US government’s ‘War on the Internet,’ launched a new file storage site today.

Lots to be Earned from Mobile Apps

COE--Expo-2013--02State Minister in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Julian Robinson, said there is room for Jamaica’s young innovators to benefit tremendously from the growing mobile applications market around the globe.

Apple iWatch: latest rumours suggest a wearable revolution

iwatch  1Chinese news sites claim Apple’s iWatch would use Intel chips and provide a new interface for the best-selling iPhone.

Apple’s web of tax shelters saved it billions, panel finds

Apple Tim D CookNEW YORK TIMES — Even as Apple became the nation’s most profitable technology company, it avoided billions in taxes in the United States and around the world through a web of subsidiaries so complex it spanned continents and went beyond anything most experts had ever seen, Congressional investigators disclosed on Monday.

GUYANA - Gov't open to talks on telecoms liberalisation - Teixeira

The government says it is open to talks on a deadline for liberalising the telecommunications sector after a call from Digicel (Guyana) for an end date on current negotiations on the draft telecoms bill.

New joint venture to expand Caribbean bandwidth capacity

Carib bandwidthOn May 13, 2013, Columbus Networks and CWC Wholesale Solutions announced the formation of a joint venture to provide expanded wholesale bandwidth capacity for the Caribbean and Americas region. The development promises greater route choice, improved reliability and higher performance for customers. At the same time, it raises questions about who will safeguard against the possibility of anti-competitive pricing and practices. 

Apple, Google team up for US$500m-plus Kodak patents bid

kodak2Apple Inc and Google Inc have joined forces to offer more than US$500 million to buy Eastman Kodak Company’s patents out of bankruptcy, said people familiar with the situation.

Science, Technology and Innovation takes centre stage at CARICOM

myrna bernardGEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 28, 2013 -    The sustainable development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) can be brought about only through the incorporation of research and development in all sectors of the economy and the appropriate development of human resources.

Jamaica 4TH in Region in Internet Use

The latest report on Internet saturation across the Caribbean indicates that over half of Jamaica’s 2.87 million people or about 55.1 per cent, are using or has access to the internet.

Softbank shares plunge after rival bid for Sprint

softbank(Tokyo, JPN) - Shares in Softbank fell more than eight percent on Tuesday after a US satellite-television provider trumped the Japanese mobile operator's bid to acquire Sprint Nextel.

Apple, Samsung demand changes to $1b verdict

apple-samsung3SAN FRANCISCO—Neither side in a bitter patent battle is satisfied with Apple Inc’s $1 billion jury verdict over Samsung Electronics Co after a three-week trial this summer. Samsung wants a new trial. Apple is seeking an additional US$707 million in damages and interest.

Icahn opens door to Blackstone tie-up on Dell bid

dell notebook(Reuters) - Two of the most prominent U.S. investors could upset Michael Dell's $24.4 billion (16 billion pounds) buyout bid for Dell Inc, after billionaire Carl Icahn opened the door to an alliance with Blackstone Group LP to wrest control of the computer maker from its founder.

CAL pilots upgrade to iPad as electronic flight bags

Cayman Airways pilots are now using iPads as electronic flight bags (EFBs), replacing unwieldy and hard-to update paper manuals. Cayman’s national airline says it is the first in the Caribbean airline to use the Apple tablet for this purpose, following a growing practice by airlines in the US.