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 […]

Samsung and Glasswing win LATAM CSR award

Samsung Electronics Latin America and the Glasswing International Foundation have been awarded winners of the 2016 Best Practices of Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America, in the “Inter Sectorial Partnerships” Category. This award, given by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI, for its Spanish acronym), together with the Mexican Center for Alliance on Social Responsibility […]

Ericsson reports on CSR projects

Ericsson has published its 23rd annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Report, which details the company’s performance in 2015 in three areas: responsible business; energy, environment and climate change; and communication for all. The report also highlights how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can enable all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and […]

TT math teacher represents region at Microsoft E2

Above: Araceli Marchan (3rd from left back row with T&T flag) represents Trinidad and Tobago at the Microsoft Global Educator Exchange in Hungary. Marchan was one of two educators selected from the English-speaking Caribbean to attend the annual exchange. Photo courtesy Microsoft. A mathematics teacher from T&T, one of two educators from the English-speaking Caribbean, was selected […]

BVI to wire schools for free Internet

Above: Myron Walwyn, Education Minister, British Virgin Islands BVI News reports that British Virgin Islands Education Minister Myron Walwyn will roll out a programme wiring all schools for free Internet access. “We already have an agreement in principle with one of our telecoms providers to provide free internet access on all of our school campuses. We […]

A tablet for a child, redux

BitDepth#968 originally published on December 23, 2014 One year ago, an exploration into how to make use of a tablet for a preschool child suggested that the best option was Apple’s iPad. That remains the case. Software options on Android remain painfully limited and development on Windows for phone and tablets in that market segment still […]

Another laptop story

BitDepth#953 for September 09 Last week, the Ministry of Education scampered to respond to a claim by parent Julien Dedier that his daughter’s Government-issued laptop had been infected with spyware. Education Minister, Dr Tim Gopeesingh then issued a statement that noted the “alleged discovery of this spyware,” as well as the “non-reporting of this incident […]

Eshe’s partners with Microsoft TT

Microsoft recently announced a long-term partnership with Eshe’s Learning Centre, an institution established in Woodbrook over 30 years ago to provide differently-abled children with a first-rate education.  To launch the partnership, Microsoft and CMR & Company Limited donated eight HP laptops equipped with Windows 8 to the school. With a population of 200 boys and […]

UTT partners with Apple

From the press release… UTT’s students enrolled in the Certificate in Music Technology programme and Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Performing Arts programmes at the UTT John S. Donaldson Port-of-Spain Creativity Campus and the UTT Campus at NAPA respectively, will be among the first to take advantage of this unique opportunity. In the first […]

GORTT to team up with Coursera

From the BBC’s news story… The challenge for countries such as Trinidad and Tobago was “how do we move from low skills and low wages to high skills and high wages?” In the past there had been correspondence courses and then distance learning from the Open University, but now he said it was the era […]