SJPI To Upgrade To Meet Workforce Needs

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) is on a mission to upgrade its courses to meet the changing technological demands of the local workforce. Speaking at the renaming of three rooms at the Institute this morning to recognize the contribution of some its industry partners, Deputy Principal, Administration, Ms. Audrey Jones-Drayton, disclosed that SJPI was planning to bring …

Technology & Its Role In Local Agriculture

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Technology is the way forward for future sustainability and opportunities for growth in the agricultural sector. This is the view of Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir. He was speaking at a town hall meeting entitled Technology – Making Agriculture Work For Barbados, on Wednesday, hosted by the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers (BAPE) at the Combermere School, Waterford, …

FTC’s Lecture Focusing On Technology Commerce & Consumers

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC), in collaboration with the CARICOM Competition Commission, will host its 15th Annual Lecture on Friday, March 15, at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael, from 7:00 p.m. Entitled Competition Authorities: Keeping Pace with Technology, Commerce and Consumers, it will be delivered by Deputy Chair of the Enforcement Decision Making Committee of the Bank …

Prime Minister: Region Must Embrace Technology

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has called on those persons involved in regional institutions to embrace the use of technology to facilitate business. According to her, utilizing technology would save time and operating expenses as well as improve operational efficiency. Ms. Mottley made the comments last Thursday during a visit to the CARICOM Competition Commission in Suriname, where its Chairman, …

Government Committed To Entrepreneurial Spirit

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government’s commitment to promoting, encouraging and facilitating the entrepreneurial ethos and ingraining it in our culture was flagged today, when Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, addressed the opening of the Barbados Coalition of Services Industries’ (BCSI) BIMTECH Digital Forum, at Sweetfield Manor, Brittons Hill, St. Michael. The event formed part of the BCSI’s Services Weekend Barbados …

Technology & Wi-Fi Should Be Readily Accessible

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Technology and wi-fi are public goods that should be readily accessible to every Barbadian. This is according to Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who was speaking on Thursday at the ground breaking ceremony for the new $25 million headquarters building for PromoTech Inc. next to the Sheraton Mall in Christ Church. Lauding the move, the Prime Minister stated: “This investment …

Technology Vital For Agriculture Growth

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Stakeholders in the agricultural industry need to embrace technology, as a means of unearthing its full economic potential and ensuring its sustainability. This view was expressed by Divisional Head of Agricultural Services at the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC), Paul Waithe, as he addressed a farmers’ forum, held recently by the Corporation, at its Fairy Valley Plantation headquarters. …

Students Urged To Use Technology Positively

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Secondary school students are being urged to use their electronic gadgets to move them closer to their future goals. This advice came from Chairman of the Child Care Board, Kenneth Knight, as he addressed a cyber abuse and cyberbullying workshop entitled: Hooked on Clicking, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Friday. The seminar, which was hosted in collaboration with …

Technology Vital To Pharmaceutical Care

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Senior Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Anton Best, has emphasised the importance of using information technology to improve pharmaceutical care. He proffered this view recently while delivering remarks on behalf of Minister of Health, John Boyce, at a ceremony to launch Pharmacy Week under the theme: Bridging the Gap – Pharmacists, Past, Present and Future – Ensuring Excellence, at the …

Educational Institutions To Get Tech Overhaul

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

There will be a technology overhaul at all educational institutions soon. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, acknowledged this last Saturday as he addressed Erdiston Teachers’ Training College Graduation ceremony, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Whether government or private sector-owned institutions, primary, secondary and tertiary level institutions all stand to benefit, Mr. Jones said. “….Erdiston College, …