ANTIGUA TO EXPLORE JOINT ACTIVITIES WITH JAMAICAN UNIVERSITY—01/19/14
Antigua and Barbuda has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Jamaica’s University of Technology to explore several partnership possibilities. These include joint degree programs, collaboration in research projects, and various technology initiatives.
SUSTAINABLE GROWTH TIED TO ICT, HUMAN RESOURCES—01/20/14
If integration between information and communication technology (ICT) and the development of human resources were improved in the Caribbean, it could turn the tide in terms of sustainable growth and development in the region. This suggested came during a special meeting of the Council of Trade and Economic Integration in Grenada.
INCREASE IN CLIMATE-SENSITIVE DISEASES WORRIES CARIBBEAN NATIONS—01/21/14
According to Dr. David John, the chief medical officer in Dominica, countries in the Caribbean, which are trying to get out of their poor economic situations, now must be concerned with the diseases arising from climate change. These diseases tend to have a more serious impact on the lives of the poor. Dengue and some respiratory illnesses are affected by changes in the climate, said John.
DIGITAL CURRENCIES USED TO FUND JAMAICAN BOBSLEDDERS—01/22/14
When the Jamaican Bobsledding Team qualified to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics, the team lacked the money it needed for equipment, training, or travel expenses. To remedy the situation, the team turned to crowd funding, getting significant donations in a digital currency known as Dogecoin. This currency was converted to Bitcoins, which were then converted to US dollars. By using online sources, the team managed to obtain the thousands of dollars required for its bid for a medal at the Sochi games.