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11 Jun Ecotourism: Preserving Caribbean Biodiversity, Culture, and Economy

It’s no surprise that the majority of the Caribbean is fueled by the economic benefits of the tourism industry, with its beautiful scenery, vibrant people, and carefree atmosphere. Islands such as Saint Martin are sustained entirely by the tourism industry, whether by direct flights into the country or cruise ship ports. Each week an influx of eager tourists arrive on the island and flood all the trendy tourist areas. However, mass tourism can become a detriment to the culture and sustainability of these Caribbean islands, especially the vulnerable ones. Protecting the biodiversity of an island can assist in maintaining the...

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28 May 4 Free Apps to Help Small Business Owners in the Caribbean

 As focus begins to shift to the economy of the  Caribbean and emerging small businesses,  many people are choosing to expand their  business to Caribbean countries and other    entrepreneurs are starting small businesses specifically in Caribbean regions with hopes of  building up the island economy. In order to run an effective business,  technological resources are imperative to the  ease of business and finances. Here are four  apps that are beneficial to those doing business  in the Caribbean.     1. Paypal Many American small business owners are aware of Paypal as a form of quick and easy payments, invoicing and money transfers. However, Paypal’s services...

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21 May “Internet of Things”: What is it and how will it change our lives?

What is the “Internet of Things”? The “internet of things” (IoT) uses the ultimate connectivity to merge real life objects, technology and people together. Objects such as household items with an on and off switch can be linked to multiple devices. This is essentially an attempt to integrate technology into your everyday routine, making our lives easier and more efficient. Forbes contributor, Jacob Morgan, describes the IoT experience as the connection between “people-people, people-things, and things-things.” For example, General Electric recently announced they will be designing lighting that is iPhone compatible, allowing users to turn lighting on and off through voice activated...

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14 May First Youth Tech Summit Brings In The Buzz

The inaugural Miami Caribbean Code Youth Tech Summit, better known on social media as #YTS2015 was an ultimate success with a packed venue of over 200 students from Miami Dade schools including Miami Jackson Senior High, Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High, Miami Northwestern, North Miami Middle, Miami Spring Senior High, Urban League of Broward, I Am One Youth and Young Adults, and I-Tech Academy. A five-hour summit felt like only a few hours as MC of the event Cassandra Henriquez, success coach and founder of InspireMany.com, pumped up the crowd with island music and dancing in between introducing out guest...

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24 Apr Powering STEAM with Inaugural MC² Youth Tech Summit

Have you ever seen how quickly a child adjusts to a high-tech device? The new generation of high school and middle school students were born into a world of technology, but many are not encouraged to explore careers in technology and, worse, many don’t have access to technology at all. At Miami Caribbean Code, our mission is to create a platform that will provide tools, education and the resources to help the Miami Caribbean community take advantage of innovations in the tech industry. Miami is the ideal location for this mission; about 55 percent of Floridians who are foreign born are...

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11 Apr Eveline Pierre Honored

The Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti honors Eveline Pierre with the "Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award." The MC² team is proud to announce that Eveline Pierre – Executive Director of HHM – was awarded the prestigious ‘Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award.’ The Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti bestowed the award on Ms. Pierre on Wednesday March 25th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Caribbean Market Place, 5925 NE 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33137. As we celebrate the 2015 International Women’s Month, the ‘Beacon of Hope and Achievement Award’ was presented to Ms. Pierre in order to acknowledge her accomplishments as...

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11 Apr Growth Potential

The Caribbean region is a viable market with a large impact on the South Florida economy, yet today, no one is engaging a dialog with that region. With more than 39 million people living in the Caribbean, and about 900,000 living in Miami, The Caribbean has tremendous potential for growth and innovation. MC² believes that it must transform from its current status as a consumer’s market into an active economic participant. Opportunities available though technology can help the Caribbean become a major contributor to the local and global economy. By creating a level playing field, we will be able to create a...

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