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CARIBBEAN TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending May 10th, 2013

10 May

NEW SUPERSTATION BEGINS BROADCASTS—05/04/13
Trinidad 92.3FM is a new radio station that wants to take the role of being a vehicle for regional integration. According to Richard Purcell, general manager of Caribbean Communications Company Ltd., the station offers 100 percent Caribbean content and is designed to bring all the people of the region together.

START-UP FIRMS WANT BANK OF JAMAICA TO IMPLEMENT MOBILE MONEY NOW—05/08/13
Local online business start-ups in Jamaica want the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) to move quickly and make mobile money available immediately. The start-ups made their case as Livingston Morrison, the deputy governor of the bank, addressed a group of entrepreneurs about the regulation of mobile remittances. Mobile money is a growing industry, and it could cause diversion of some remittances away from the traditional wires transfer methods.

DOCTOR MAKES STROKE RECOVERY BREAKTHROUGH—05/09/13
According to a study by Dr. Carron Gordon, taking a walk could raise the chances of recovering from a stroke. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of the West Indies, found that exercise intervention – 30 minutes of aerobic walking three times a week for three months – helped patients who had suffered a stroke. It was as effective as recovery methods involving complex exercise equipment that is not always available to patients. Walking is cheap and easy for everyone to do, and it enhances functional status, fitness, strength, and endurance.

ST. MICHAEL’S STUDENTS GET TECHNOLOGY BOOST—05/10/13
The students at St. Michael’s Primary School can now join the technological age. GTECH donated ten computers to the school as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to education through technology. Dave Allen, principal of the school, said what GTECT did was important, since the school is often ignored due to its location. Previous to the GTECH donation, the school’s computers dated back to the 1980s and were virtually useless to the students in learning the newest technology.

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