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CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending January 17th, 2014

17 Jan

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE OF CARICOM LAUNCHED—01/11/14
Dr. Keith Mitchell, the Prime Minister of Grenada, has launched a CARICOM science and technology committee whose members include some of the best known individuals in these fields. The members include Harold Ramkissoon, president emeritus of CARISCIENCE; Ishenkumba Kahwa, deputy principal of the Mona Campus, UWI; Dr Arnoldo Ventura, former advisor to the prime minister of Jamaica; James Husbands, director of Solar Dynamics; and Mitchell. The committee’s goal is to enhance the region’s capacity in science and technology so it can contribute to economic and social development.

NEW APM CHOSEN TO IMPROVE MOBILE APPLICATION PERFORMANCE—01/13/14
The Compuware Corporation has selected Software Architects Ltd., a top software development firm, as its partner in working with CARICOM to improve the performance of application management in the region. The focus will be on transitioning to mobile platforms.

TECHNICAL DREDGING STUDIES FOR KINGSTON HARBOR COMPLETED—01/14/14
Dr. Eric Deans, chairman of the Logistics and Investment Task Force in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, reports that studies for the dredging of Kingston Harbor were finished in December 2013. The data is being analyzed to determine how much dredging and the type of material involved. Once the review is completed, pre-qualified bidders will be in line for the award of the contract to do the work.

HD EQUIPMENT DELIVERED TO ICRTV BY EUROCOM BROADCAST—01/15/14
Eurocom Broadcast of Spain has delivered HD equipment to ICRTV in the Caribbean, an action that makes the company’s role as technology provider in the region even stronger. ICRTV has bought a mobile unit and eight HD cameras, and Eurocom has implemented the tools for control and management. The mobile unit was constructed in eight weeks under the purview of Eurocom.

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