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Scientists publish historic detailed map of all the coral reefs in the Caribbean

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners have published the first-ever detailed map of all coral reefs in the Caribbean, documenting key shallow underwater environments. A project like this could improve marine conservation practices and provide a wealth of information on the …

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University students design leak-proof masks that could be used as ventilator alternative

A group of third-year students at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in the US collaborated to design leak-proof masks to treat COVID-19 patients. The university reported that the students’ leak-proof masks could be used with commonly used devices such as CPAP (continuous …

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Local tech competition sparks innovative and creative tech ideas in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Last Tuesday, three teams emerged as winners of the icode784 Competition in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This tech competition is an initiative of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC).    There were three categories in the competition this year. …

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EQUALS Global Partnership coalition launches Caribbean Workshops as part of the Tech4Girls skills-building program

 The EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age, with Caribbean Girls Hack, have joined with regional counterparts CANTO and RSC Tech Clubs to organize GSMA-led Tech4Girls workshops. The workshops will take place November 21 in Trinidad & …

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U.S. Embassy, Global Entrepreneurship Network Launch “Startup Huddles” Across the Eastern Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN – In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the U.S. Embassy for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) launched Startup Huddles in seven Eastern Caribbean countries. These monthly “Huddles” will support local entrepreneurs in honing their …

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Government of Jamaica wants to increase energy security including renewable sources on the island

According to a statement by the Jamaican Government, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Daryl Vaz says that the Government plans to procure up to 268 megawatts of renewable energy in Jamaica by 2025. The renewable energy sources would include …

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