Carnival’s future, reflected in brass

Above:Sound engineer Robin Foster (left) discusses loading logistics with Etienne Charles on Carnival Monday afternoon as the band prepares to leave its assembly point. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1083 for March 07, 2017 Two moments stood out for me on Carnival Monday afternoon as Etienne Charles’ band prepared to start their working day.  There was […]

A tabanca of potential

Above: Legendary masquerader Charles Peace makes his final appearance on the Savannah stage. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1082 for February 28, 2017 The technician leaned conspiratorially across the counter at Marty Forscher’s repair store.  “Were you deployed to Afghanistan?” Um. What?  It turned out that the only other times they had taken apart cameras in […]

Getting to there from here

Above: Jeetandra Khadan’s IADB report: Are Oil and Gas smothering the Private Sector in Trinidad and Tobago? BitDepth#1078 for January 31, 2017 The conversation in economic circles is increasingly about diversification. Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Planning in association with the IADB launched an intitative aimed at stimulating the growth of local services. It […]

Going global with T&T services

Above: At the Global Services Promotion launch, Internet strategist Bevil Wooding, Barbados project awardee Peter Edey, Dr Terrence Farrell and Carolina Gonzales-Velosa, Labour Market and Social Security Specialist, IADB respond to audience questions. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.  BitDepth#1077 for January 24, 2017 There were a lot of words spoken at the “initiation” of the Global […]

Digicel calls for collaboration in Caribbean Telecoms development

Digicel today said it welcomes the move by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) to establish a Caribbean ICT Collaboration Committee (CICC) responsible for shaping and aligning the strategic ICT agenda for the Caribbean. With representation from a combination of senior members spanning regulatory, Government and the technology industry (operators), the composition of the Committee will […]

Teleios wins MS Partner of the Year for App Development

Above: Kevin Khelawan (left) displays the award for Application Development in Latin America and the Caribbean with Ruselle Seeboo (Product Manager- Teleios QuikWorx) at the WPC in Toronto, in July. Photo courtesy Teleios. Kevin Khelawan, Chief Operating Officer for Teleios Systems, has announced that the company has won the Microsoft Partner of the Year Application Development […]

Dear Prime Minister

Above: Dr Keith Rowley, photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1006 for September 15, 2015 Good day, sir. I have no doubt that there are many things that demand priority action from you at this time. The budget is coming up, and you’ve got to figure out what to do about the energy sector. Deciding how to cut […]

Charting the digital TIDE

BitDepth#1005 for September 08, 2015 Image above: Doyle Gallegos of the World Bank Group speaking at the Caribbean TIDE conference. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. Doyle Gallegos of the World Bank Group speaking at the Caribbean TIDE conference. Photo by Mark Lyndersay.On the second day of the Caribbean TIDE conference, the discussions surged more determinedly into the […]

Why the Carnival stop so

BitDepth #975 for February 17 These masqueraders from Yuma were in the first section to “bless” the Socadrome stage in 2014. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. Carnival in 2015 might best be described by the four growth poles that are its popular vectors. In common discussion (and at least one advertisement), we are variously identified as being […]

Local app development

The Trinidad Guardian reports on local app development… Rather than look at the number of apps that are being created, Wooding is more concerned about the ubiquity of mobile devices and whether they’re being leveraged to improve productivity and add value to societies and empower communities. His big question is “how is the Caribbean positioning […]