News from the Caribbean:
December 9, 2013
As a youngster growing up in Grenada, exposure to career opportunities were limited primarily to law, medicine / healthcare, economics / accounting, teaching and a couple of engineering disciplines. Although I liked physics, I knew no physicists and had no idea what physicists did.
December 6, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government have decided that information and communications technology (ICT) will be one of the major topics to be discussed at the upcoming intersessional meeting in February. This was disclosed by...
December 3, 2013
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Six Caribbean nationals were recognised for their contribution to advancing technology innovation in the region at the launch of the BrightPath Foundation TechLink initiative in Grenada. BrightPath, in collaboration with its corporate partner Columbus Communications...
November 26, 2013
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (HCNN) -- The first touch-screen tablet manufactured in Haiti and its affordable price have captured the interest of Haitians, particularly within low income households and the youth, who believe they now have a unique opportunity to fulfill their dream to own one.
November 26, 2013
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A new education initiative is seeking to change how internet users across the Caribbean take advantage of technology. TechLink, an initiative of the BrightPath Foundation, in partnership with Columbus Communications, kicked off in Grenada with the goal of inspiring more...
November 21, 2013
PARIS, France -- Eutelsat Communications and CaribSat, an internet service provider, has announced the signature of a distribution agreement for the IP Easy satellite broadband service provided through the Caribbean footprint of the EUTELSAT 8 West A satellite.
November 20, 2013
ST THOMAS, USVI -- The Caribbean must take definitive steps towards the creation and deployment of cybersecurity emergency response teams (CERTs) or run the risk of being isolated from an international tendency that is already developing at a rapid pace. That’s the view of Shannon Curran...
November 16, 2013
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- With over 600 entries from 88 countries worldwide in this year’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Young Innovators’ competition, young regional entrepreneur Keston Perry and his project KUMBAConnect has emerged as one of the winners.
November 14, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Taiwan’s resident ambassador in Basseterre says his nation’s future cooperation in information and communication technology (ICT) with the federation “will boost St Kitts and Nevis’ role in Caribbean region.”
November 7, 2013
ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Alcatel-Lucent has deployed a 4G LTE network for Setar, the leading telecommunications service provider on the Caribbean island of Aruba. The deployment, which marks the launch of 4G services on the island, makes use of 20 MHz of spectrum in the 1800MHz frequency.
November 4, 2013
DALLAS, USA -- In recent years, a number of Caribbean governments have been the recipients of personal computers supplied by foreign governments, but now reports are emerging that clandestine hardware modifications could represent a potential security threat.
October 29, 2013
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Fortinet, a global leader in high-performance network security, has announced its most important local engineering event of the year, the Xtreme Team Engineering 2013, to take place in Port of Spain, Trinidad, from October 29 to 30.
October 22, 2013
BALI, Indonesia -- More than 1,500 delegates will convene in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, from October 22 to 25 to examine global cyber-issues such as online surveillance, privacy and human rights at the United Nations’ eighth international Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
October 15, 2013
BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Over 100 computer networking specialists and enthusiasts gathered in Belize City, Belize for the sixth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, CaribNOG. The weeklong event drew local and regional participants to Central America’s only English-speaking territory.
October 15, 2013
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), together with US-based research firm Packet Clearing House (PCH), is working with officials in St Lucia and in St Vincent and the Grenadines to improve the countries’ internet infrastructure. The CTU recently hosted back to back...
October 14, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Unmatched performance, efficiency, and lower costs are among the key benefits that Caribbean governments and businesses can expect from the recent unveiling by FORTINET, a US-based worldwide provider and leader in network security.
October 9, 2013
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Representatives from Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agencies will meet at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados on October 10-11, 2013, for a workshop hosted by the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network, CKLN.
October 8, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within the agriculture industry is a tool for changing the agricultural sector in the Caribbean. Speaking at the launch of a two-day workshop entitled “Strengthening ICTs in Agricultural Value Chains...
October 4, 2013
According to market analyst firm ABI research, Google Android has taken the lead from Apple’s iPad – in other words Android is winning the tablet race too. For the longest time Apple has managed to keep ahead, but as was the case with the smartphone, it was only a matter of time before...
October 3, 2013
MORNE ROUGE, Grenada -- Grenada has become one of the five Caribbean nations now offering up to 100Mbps (megabits per second) of broadband internet service to its residents. On Tuesday, Gail Purcell, country manager of Columbus Communications Grenada Ltd, operating as FLOW, announced...
October 3, 2013
MORNE ROUGE, Grenada -- Flow Grenada and its strategic partner BrightPath Foundation are taking another step to empower and enable Grenadians to become business owners and content creators. During a press conference on Tuesday to announce the availability of up to 100Mbps internet speed...
October 2, 2013
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Failing to convert brilliant business ideas to real returns is costing online entrepreneurs big time. That's why, in the Caribbean, stakeholders are starting to pay close attention to external factors impacting their bottom line. One such factor is the underdevelopment of...
September 25, 2013
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The Broadband Commission for Digital Development, a joint initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNESCO, has issued a new report looking at several aspects of broadband and its positive effects on people, environment and society.
August 29, 2013
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and Alvin DaBreo, minister of state in the ministry of communications and works, with specific responsibility for ICT, recently met with top officials from iGovTT, a state-owned ICT enterprise in Trinidad and Tobago...
August 29, 2013
ROSEAU, Dominica -- More than 60 young people from Dominica launched software applications delivering local content for government services, community news and agriculture alerts, as part of a historic mobile app development workshop in the island's capital city, Roseau.
August 28, 2013
BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean is not immune to the recent global attacks on computer networks and systems by Internet hackers. This was the view expressed by international technology expert Bevil Wooding in an interview on the upcoming sixth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group.
August 24, 2013
ROSEAU, Dominica -- The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) of Dominica has taken a vital step towards creating the country’s indigenous mobile app industry. The NTRC and the Dominica State College, in partnership with BrightPath Foundation, recently launched a...
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