U.S. Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean
Development of Silicon Island Tech Hub & Exchange (CaseX) and StartUp VI - Tech Hub (Blockchain System, Data Center, Internet of Things-IOT, Internet of Everything - IOE, Smart City Development, AI & , digital currency, payment gateway, and High-Speed Wifi Connectivity)
St.Croix has the second largest fiber optic bandwidth infrastructure in the WORLD The MAC system includes about 4,600 route miles (7,500 km) of fiber optic cable and landing stations in Brookhaven, New York; Hollywood, Florida; and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. MAC connects Global Crossing's Pan-American Crossing (PAC®), South American Crossing® (SAC®) and Atlantic Crossing-1 (AC1®) subsea systems to provide full connectivity between North America, Latin America and Europe. Global Crossing expanded capacity on our SAC system in March and upgraded AC-1 in 2007. For more details on Silicon Island Exchange Click here
Silicon Valley & Technology Industry Diversity Problem. Big Tech, Little Diversity: Blacks Comprise 3% of Silicon Valley Talent
Among 8 of the largest U.S. tech companies, the portion of black workers in technical jobs rose to 3.1% in 2017 from 2.5% in 2014, according to data compiled by Bloomberg News.
McKinsey sees blockchain technology reaching full potential in 5 years
McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm for governments and NGOs, recently submitted a blockchain Technology report to the US Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance. The firm analyzed how the technology may disrupt a range of industries, emphasizing banking and insurance, and predicts commercial deployment of blockchain technology at scale by the year 2021.
SEDI Silicon Island Exchange & Central Taiwan Science Park Letter of Intent (LOI). To learn more about Taiwan go inside The Marketplace. Taiwan is the US 11th largest trade partner , Taiwan is 20th largest economy in the world, Taiwan ranks 3rd largest computer manufacturer in the world. Central Taiwan Science Park employees over 50, 000 people and generated $24 billion in revenues in 2018 Click here
President Tsai meets former US House Speaker Paul Ryan
President Tsai Ing-wen met with former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan on the morning of April 15. She thanked former Speaker Ryan for his contributions to Taiwan-US relations during his tenure, and thanked the members of the US Senate and House of Representatives for their longstanding support for Taiwan. She expressed hope that ties between Taiwan and the United States will grow even closer, and that we can create a peaceful, stable, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific based on our strong cooperative partnership. Taiwan is the US 11th largest trade partner.
The Taiwan Relations Act, enacted by the United States Congress in April 1979, authorized continued “commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan” in the wake of the U.S. decision to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China. Click here for Taiwan News
The region has seen rapid growth over the past 15 years, but a number of trends could affect whether the economies continue to grow.
Over the past 15 years,1 the economies in Central America and the Caribbean (CAC) recorded an average annual GDP growth of around 4 percent, higher than the growth rates achieved by the Latin American average and most developed economies, but well below most other developing regions; regions such as South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa—and countries such as China or India—exhibited average annual growth of more than 5 percent during this period. (McKinsey & Co) . SEDI CASE USVI PPP Infrastructure Propose Site