Laniqua Williams of the Verchild’s High School stood out from among competitors in the ECLAC Caribbean Essay and Poster Competition to gain top prize in the essay division.
The Economic Commission for America and Latin the Caribbean (ECLAC) competitions were geared towards raising awareness on the part of the youth of the Caribbean regarding the sustainable development objectives of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
We try to bring you informative and thought provoking articles which offer an alternative perspective of challenges and opportunities in the Federation and the wider Caribbean. The following is one such example. Those who have read my posts or listened to me might be excused for thinking that I’m using an pseudonym but I cannot take the credit for this work.
The author hones in on the issues and the challenges which are before many of us in our respective jurisdictions, and having colleagues in many OECS states, and participated in a number of projects in the Eastern Caribbean I would be comfortable in saying that St. Kitts and Nevis and the author’s homeland of Trinidad and Tobago are not facing these challenges alone. Continue reading →
The World Bank suggests that data is open if it is both Technically Open – available in a standard format easily read by a machine and Legally Open – permits unrestricted commercial and non-commercial use or re-use. Wikipedia the online encyclopedia suggests that the data should be freely available to everyone to use and redistribute as they wish free from copyright or patent restrictions or other such control. Click on the link to access to the World Bank’s Open Data Toolkit. Continue reading →
Last month, Microsoft formerly the biggest software company in the world announced that is would shed 18,000 jobs. One the surface it doesn’t seem like something to trouble us here in our respective idyllic piece of paradise.
But while listening to one of the many podcasts I subscribe to, I learned that the tech sector in the US is expected to loose around 50, 000 jobs this year. That number is greater than the population of some of the smaller islands in the OECS, or several members combined. Continue reading →