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PRESS RELEASE The OECS Commission recently conducted a virtual Geographical Information Strategy or GIS Symposium which is part of plans towards a Regional Geographic Data Strategy. The virtual GIS symposium on Wednesday June 22nd 2016, is described as a pioneering initiative to lay the foundation for a fully developed regional […]

OECS Commission facilitates talks towards Regional Geographic Data Strategy


PRESS RELEASE   Young Leaders will collaborate with UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to help end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequality     The United Nations today launched a new initiative to recognize exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change […]

UN launches worldwide search for exceptional young leaders to help ...


Russell Williams     Bali, Indonesia was the venue for the signing of the historic trade deal on the 23rd July, which it is said could increase trade by more than a trillion dollars a year, globally.   The deal struck with all 161 member states comprising a number of […]

WTO Member States Agree Trillion Dollar Global Tech Deal



      by G.A.Dwyer Astaphan, With the possible exception of Cuba, which enjoys worldwide respect in health care, I think we can safely say that global acclaim for Caribbean people and nations has come typically been through our athletes and artistes, and, very rarely, through political figures, intellectuals, or […]

Thinking Outside The Box – Guinea Hen Weed


Basseterre, St. Kitts,  (SKNIS): The utilization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology by the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) during Tradewinds 2015 was a display of forward thinking and a clear demonstration of the embrace of technology that surprised many partnering countries and agencies, in particular the United States Southern […]

SKNDF Showcases “DRONE” Technology During Tradewinds 2015


Russell Williams In Part 1, I set out a couple of reasons why I believe we need a dedicated and focused Ministry of Technology, much of the argument was based on the hear and now. In this final part, I will look ahead. We have all heard and in some […]

The Case for a Ministry of Technology – Pt 2



Russell Williams After the swearing in ceremony of the new government in February there were questions about the apparent absence of the Ministry of Technology. Apparently, I was foolish enough to air my questions and concern publicly, triggering a wave of criticism and seemingly stoking an already politically charged environment. […]

The Case For A Ministry Of Technology – Pt 1


Russell Williams   Some days ago I publicly expressed my concerns that after the swearing in of the new cabinet ministers, that the ministry of technology appeared to have been dropped. I wasn’t unduly worried because I thought that perhaps it would fall under infrastructure along with telecommunications. However, after […]

Technology, No Longer Homeless


  Following is the full text of the statement issued by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union on the Regulatory Forum held on December 10-11 at Cascadia Hotel, St Ann’s, Trinidad & Tobago. We have re-posted it on Kittivisian Life for those of you who didn’t have a chance to read it […]

CTU Issues Statement After Its Port-of-Spain Forum



  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD FOOD DAY 16 October 2014 Today, and every day, we eat thanks to the labours of family farmers. They run the vast majority of farms in the world. They preserve natural resources and agro-biodiversity. They are the cornerstone of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and […]

Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”


PRESS RELEASE Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 19, 2014 (SKNIS)   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 […]

REGIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION WINNER IS KITTITIAN


Russell Williams 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 […]

Open Data: What it is and Why it Matters