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Friday, July 16, 2010

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) brought together international experts and stakeholders in the Caribbean to explore opportunities for strengthening policy-oriented research in the region. The meeting in Jamaica was attended by 40 high-level stakeholders. read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

MANDEVILLE, Jamaica (JIS) -- As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will be staging a regional Caribbean Information and Communication Technology (ICT) road show.  The Jamaica leg of the road show was launched on Wednesday. read more...



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Daniel Joseph of Lavabits, a software development firm on Montserrat will be one of the featured presenters at the Caribbean ICT Roadshow BVI, which began on Tortola on Sunday. Joseph is part of a trio of young nationals who began the company last December. read more...



Friday, April 30, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- More than 15 senior members of staff from various government departments in Montserrat began a two-day workshop on developing an E-Government strategy on Monday. The workshop comes on the heels of the successful ICT Roadshow which highlighted the necessity for the island... read more...



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Critical Hub Networks has been awarded a $25.7 million ARRA grant through the US Department of Commerce to bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve education and healthcare through the improvement of broadband Internet services in Puerto Rico. read more...



Saturday, April 24, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- “The horizon is limitless and so too are the possibilities,” for Montserrat says Chief Minister Reuben Meade, who gave the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the ICT Roadshow Montserrat on Wednesday at the Montserrat Cultural Centre. The leader called for government to use... read more...



Monday, April 19, 2010

BASSSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The state of e-readiness in St Kitts and Nevis will be determined over the coming weeks as the government attempts to fine tune its policy on the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Nima Browne and Cuthbert John of the ICT for... read more...



Thursday, April 15, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- The ICT Roadshow Montserrat website is now live and will be the online location to view all of the presentations and activities of the three-day event as they happen. According to Nerissa Golden, Director of Information & Communications the website is the collaboration between the... read more...



Monday, April 12, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba and South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and collaboration in the information technologies and communications spheres. Cuban Minister Ramiro Valdés and his South African counterpart General Siphiwe Nyanda penned the MoU and toasted to its success. read more...



Saturday, March 27, 2010

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Microsoft has donated US$60,000 to the Trust for the Americas, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS), to establish its program, Partnership in Opportunities for Employment through Technology in the Americas (POETA), in Puerto Rico. read more...



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis is working closely with regional agencies to ensure the development of the information society benefits all residents. Director of Technology, Wesley Wharton, recently lead a three-member team to St Lucia to participate in a committee meeting of HIPCAR. read more...



Thursday, March 11, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a catalyst for the recovery of the earthquake devastated Haiti and its adoption for other disasters were explored at a recent meeting in Grenada. This was one of the many topics at the 4th Meeting... read more...



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (Bloomberg) -- The Treasury Department has changed its sanctions rules to let US companies such as Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. resume instant messaging, e-mail and social networking services in Cuba, Iran and Sudan. The US issued new general licenses authorizing exports. read more...



Thursday, February 4, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) -- Yoan used to earn 25 dollars a month working as a computer technician for a state company -- and an extra 500 dollars selling Internet access on Cuba's vast black market. The 31-year-old managed 10 accounts for government employees who had authorized email access. read more...



Friday, January 29, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat's Chief Minister Reuben Meade says he will champion the cause of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) on a regional level. Speaking to Bernadette Lewis, Head of the CTU who visited the island this week to look at plans for hosting the ICT Roadshow in Montserrat... read more...



Friday, January 29, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Montserrat is scheduled to host the seventh leg of the ICT Roadshow (April 21 to 23, 2010). Minister of Communications & Works Charles Kirnon commended the Caribbean Telecommunications Union on their initiative to bring awareness to the use of information communications technology. read more...



Thursday, January 28, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- A Barbados government minister has reiterated the need for small entrepreneurs to remain on the cutting edge of changes within the financial landscape, by pursuing computer training. He pointed out that changes to the business environment were necessary. read more...



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ESTORIL, Portugal -- The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, suggested on Monday that States should guarantee their population’s access to broadband Internet as a way to foment innovation in their economies. read more...



Friday, November 27, 2009

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Governments in the region have a critical role to play in providing an appropriate environment for the development and growth of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector, says Jamaican Minster of State, Michael Stern. read more...



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS) -- The Bahamas is seeking assistance from India in Information Technology.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette hailed India as one of few countries whose fast growing economies are beginning to have significant influence on world markets. read more...



Monday, November 9, 2009

LONDON, England -- According to a new report by Business Monitor International, which provides a detailed analysis of the telecommunications market, Cuba remains a market to watch owing to the possible changes that a renewed relationship with the US could bring. read more...



Thursday, August 20, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Government’s efforts to promote the practical uses of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the people of St Kitts and Nevis will be boosted when the Caribbean ICT Roadshow rolls into town next week. The event will be held from August 24 to 27. read more...



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

During the last week of May 2009, Microsoft abruptly and inexplicably banned access to its Windows Live Messenger instant messaging service in Cuba. In response to several inquiries, the company defended its action by asserting that “Microsoft has discontinued providing Instant Messenger services... read more...



Saturday, August 1, 2009

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The St Kitts and Nevis National Information and Communication Telecommun-ication (ICT) Centre has achieved yet another milestone as it empowers locals to become e-citizens in the digital age. Earlier this week, Permanent Secretary of Information and Technology... read more...



Friday, July 24, 2009

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Jamaica's Minister with responsibility for Information and Telecommunications, Daryl Vaz, says that a new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy will be tabled in Parliament, soon. Vaz said the policy will speak to a regulatory framework that is appropriate. read more...



Thursday, June 11, 2009

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- India's High Commissioner-designate to Grenada, Malay Mishra, has pledged his country’s continued support to Grenada in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). “India attaches great importance to her relations with Grenada,” he explained. read more...



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- In an attempt to reach technological independence Cuba has placed its bets on open-source software, a fact evidenced at the presentation of the Nova Operating System 2.0 during the 2009 International Convention of Informatics. This application is based on the GNU/Linux software. read more...



Friday, May 22, 2009

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has attracted widespread support to host its first Children’s ICT festival. The Festival takes place on Friday 22 May at the Guyana International Conference Centre from 8:30 am. The theme is “Protecting Children in Cyberspace”. read more...



Monday, May 18, 2009

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The rival cell phone carriers in Guyana have finally reached an agreement that allows their clients to exchange text messages, ending a yearlong dispute. Digicel and the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Co. said on Saturday that their clients can start text-messaging each other by June. read more...



Monday, April 27, 2009

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Chairman of the Scientific Research Council (SRC), James Moss-Solomon, has disclosed that the Caribbean Information Platform on Renewable Energy (CIPORE) has received over 100, 000 hits since it was enabled at the beginning of April. The website was officially launched April 24. read more...



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba will denounce Washington’s discriminatory actions that ban the island's Internet connection and access to public websites, during the World Forum of Tele-communication Policies taking place this week. The forum will hear the Cuban demand for equality in Internet access. read more...



Saturday, December 13, 2008

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN): Venezuela and Cuba highlighted their common efforts aimed at developing Information Technologies (IT) under the umbrella of the Bolivarian Alternative for Our Americas (ALBA), which includes the setting up of an optic fiber cable connecting both countries. read more...



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS): A government official is less than pleased with the interest shown by Barbadians in the benefits to be derived from science and technology. Director of the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) Lennox Chandler, says he is unhappy about the apparent lack of interest. read more...



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: A major initiative taken by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in conjunction with the government of Trinidad and Tobago is to address the requirement for national broadband connectivity for small island states throughout the Caribbean. read more...



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ORLANDO, USA: Triton Telecom is building a fibre network across the Caribbean from Florida to Puerto Rico and then to the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. It is the first in its region to use submarine cable based on a native 10G system and supporting up to 40G per channel. read more...



Saturday, October 18, 2008

Demonstrations of Caribbean people who can’t afford electricity anymore are a sign on the wall that the price of electricity is becoming a serious concern. On the other hand, the Caribbean enjoys a very favourable wind regime. The author installed the first utility-grade windmill in Caricom in Grenada read more...



Friday, October 3, 2008

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS): The National Information and Communication Technology Centre (ICT) in St Kitts celebrates its one year anniversary this month and officials are satisfied that the facility is fulfilling its mandate to raise the awareness of the population to the need to have computer skills. read more...



Saturday, September 13, 2008

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Caribbean telecommunications operator Digicel on Tuesday announced it has teamed with Western Union, a leader in global money transfer, further expanding its Diaspora programme in the US. The Western Union network will offer great convenience to the Caribbean Diaspora. read more...



Friday, September 5, 2008

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Kenneth Baugh and High Commissioner of India to Jamaica, Mohinder Grover, on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre in Jamaica. read more...



Friday, September 5, 2008

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands: Cable & Wireless Caribbean and Research In Motion (RIM) on Thursday announced that the feature-rich BlackBerry Bold smartphone will be available in C&W’s markets across the region from Friday September 5, before it becomes available in the USA. read more...



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