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CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending December 20th, 2013

20 Dec

 

ENERGY FORUM TARGETS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT—12/14/13
A Caribbean energy forum discussed ways for developing a strategy to collect, disseminate, manage and plan for information handling in the region. The Regional Energy Information Forum and the Workshop on Energy Balance and Planning Models conducted a joint event staged by CARICOM and the Latin American Energy Organization. The meeting was designed to create a unified approach to energy planning and management in the oil, gas, electricity, and renewable energy sectors.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP URGES ECONOMIC DIVERSITY—12/17/13
The third annual Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) workshop, held in Guyana, brought together stakeholders interested in discussing practical methods for promoting economic diversification in the Caribbean region. The meeting’s them was stimulating education, innovation and entrepreneurship in science and engineering. It was organized in partnership with the Caribbean Diaspora for Science, Technology and Innovation.

NETCLUES, TRENDING INFO BECOME SALES PARTNERS—12/18/13
Netclues, a Web development firm based in the Cayman Islands, is slated to be the official Caribbean sales and marketing partner of Trending Info, a Canadian-owned social media technology firm. The deal represents a strategic introduction of Trending Info’s social media technology, which is already in operation in North America, Australia, and the Netherlands. Trend Info’s technology chooses and aggregates online social media postings, comments and tweets about certain topics and presents them as websites that do not need social media to be accessed.

JAMAICANS DOMINATED VOCATIONAL SUBJECT RANKINGS IN CARIBBEAN—12/20/13
Jamaican students have been dominant in the technical and vocational topics included in the Caribbean Examinations Council exams.  These students have outclassed their regional counterparts and obtained the top ten places in subjects like building technology, mechanical engineering, and electrical and electronic technology.

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