Making it easier to get jobs and start a business In July of 2018, the Ministry of Labour in The Bahamas issued an exciting announcement: The first ever group of students in the Latin America-Caribbean region received their graduation certificates on the blockchain. The lucky graduating class was the first cohort to pass through the National Training Agency’s (NTA) Workforce … [Read more...] about The Bahamas Pioneers Blockcerts for Development
The use of technology will play a big role in digital financial services ecosystem development, employment generation and economic growth specifically driving key segments in the economy. By some accounts, this opportunity is so significant that estimates show successful adoption of digital finance could spark 6% (US$3.7 trillion) growth in the GDP of all emerging economies by … [Read more...] about Caribbean Smart Islands – Digital Technology as a catalyst for Economic Growth and Sustainability
When I arrived in Malta with a delegation from the Government of The Bahamas on May 14th, I already knew that this small “Island Lab” is punching above its weight when it comes to blockchain technology. That is what brought us to Malta: to learn from its experience and to better understand how countries with similar Commonwealth histories can leverage technology to “jump up” … [Read more...] about Caribbean Resilience: Lessons from Malta and the Blockchain
Saving Music with Blockchain By Roger Santodomingo Waking up disoriented in a hotel room in a foreign city was nothing new for Chino McGregregor. He travels all year long with “the movement” – a fan-based wave of today’s Jamaican music. He has followed this wave beyond Jamaica and the Caribbean, to London, Tokyo, Miami, and New York. “Jamaican music is very … [Read more...] about The IDB and the Open Music Initiative
By Fernando Pavón The automated verification of qualifications and skills is here! Can three global industries—Maritime, IT/Telecom, and Medical Services— make up a world-class workforce? Can technology be used to carry out this endeavor? The Bahamas is embarking upon this ambitious project, connecting Bahamian talent through the national apprenticeship program, … [Read more...] about Can three global industries make up a world-class workforce?