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CARIBBEAN TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending June 28th, 2013

28 Jun

 

KACO NEW ENERGY USES POWER PRO-TECH SERVICES FOR INVERTER SUPPORT—06/25/13
KACO new energy has announced that Pro-Tech Services has been chosen to provide inverter support for the company’s United States and Caribbean customers. PPT was selected because it invested in equipment and technology that will provide a data-driven service management program. This program is designed to improve response times and bring them into line with the demands of customers.

OLDEST BIOMEDIAL LAB IN JAMAICA GETS ACCREDITED—06/26/13
One of the oldest biomedical labs in Jamaica, Biomedical Caledonia Medical Lab Ltd., has received accreditation by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC). It has achieved the ISO-15189 international standard of competence and quality. JANAAC has presented six previous accreditation certificates since its launch in 2008. This is the first such accreditation given by JANAAC to an entity in the field of medicine, however.

FIRST CROWD-FUNDING WEBSITE IN JAMAICA TO SUPPORT MICRO BUSINESSES—06/27/13
Micro-entrepreneurs in Jamaica will soon have access to funding via a global portal website. Beginning in July 2013, the nation’s top micro-finance firm, JN Small Business Loans Ltd. (JNSBL), will open Jamaica’s first crowd-funding website at isupportjamaica.com. The portal will be open to the many Jamaicans who live overseas and who attended the 2013 Jamaica Diaspora Conference. The project is a partnership of the HN Foundation and JNSBL. It will help micro-entrepreneurs find the funding they need to grow their businesses.

ARUBA TO USE ONLY SUSTAINABLE ENERGY BY 2020—06/28/13
The island of Aruba is moving forward and plans to become the first sustainable energy economy in the world by 2020. The island, which covers 70 square miles, believes this is a realistic goal. Aruba is in tune with the overall sustainability efforts being implemented in the travel industry. Aruba built its first windmill farm in 2009 as part of a plan to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Currently, 20 percent of Aruba’s electricity is produced by wind turbines.

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