News from the Caribbean:
June 17, 2013
BELIZE CITY, Belize -- After ranking dead last in a recent survey of Internet pricing and speeds in English-speaking Caribbean countries, Belize is taking steps to improve. The country’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) hosted Belize’s first internet exchange point open forum, bringing together international...
June 6, 2013
BELMOPAN, Belize -- Internet in Belize is still the most expensive and among the slowest in the entire Caribbean region, according to a 2013 survey of Caribbean internet service providers (ISPs). However, internet strategist Bevil Wooding says Belize's Internet users should not rely...
May 31, 2013
ROSEAU, Dominica -- BrightPath Foundation, a youth-focused non-profit organisation based in Trinidad and Tobago, is spearheading a mobile app development education initiative for Dominica. The Dominica State College (DSC), the Dominica National Internet Exchange Point (DANIX)...
May 29, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba will expand public internet services next June 4 in some 118 cyber centers operating throughout the country, according to a statement issued by the island’s communications ministry. Internet services will be offered in all commercial offices of the...
May 24, 2013
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- An Internet exchange point would play a crucial role in facilitating the growth of St Lucia’s emerging digital economy, an international technology expert said. Bevil Wooding, an Internet strategist with US-based Packet Clearing House (PCH), said the Caribbean island already has a...
May 18, 2013
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda has the highest rate of penetration for access to information and communication technology (ICT) in Commonwealth small states, according to a report on electronic governance in small states released by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
May 10, 2013
MEDELLIN, Colombia -- The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of strengthening the development...
May 8, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Participants in the first bi-regional dialogue (Caribbean–European Union) workshop under the EUCARINET project have called for increased investment in science, technology and innovation (STI) in the region.
April 27, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The sustainable development of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) can be brought about only through the incorporation of research and development in all sectors of the economy and the appropriate...
April 5, 2013
GALISBAY, Saint Martin -- Cries of regional businesses hampered by inaccessibility to technology just got answered with the launch of the Computech Technology Center in Saint Martin, set to revolutionize information technology opportunities.
March 25, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- The government of Jamaica is in the process of rolling out an island-wide broadband network to provide universal access to digital technology for all Jamaicans. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said this will be...
March 21, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- It is now well established and widely accepted that economic growth is linked to investment in science, technology and innovation. The best examples are from developing countries like Singapore and Brazil which, in the last twenty years...
March 4, 2013
ROSEAU, Dominica -- Dominica became the latest Caribbean country to establish an internet exchange point (IXP) when its three local internet service providers (ISPs) teamed up with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission...
February 26, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The government of St Kitts and Nevis has taken another step forward in its bid to change its operational model so as to reduce inefficiencies, cut costs, and improve service to the public.
February 2, 2013
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- All public secondary schools in St Kitts and Nevis have been outfitted with the necessary infrastructure to provide high speed Wi-Fi internet access to enhance the learning experience.
December 1, 2012
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- A group of telecommunications operators consisting of Cable & Wireless Communications, Setar, Telconet, Telefónica a Global Solutions and United Telecommunication Services (UTS) has signed a turnkey...
November 27, 2012
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada played host to the latest gathering of Caribbean techies and computer network engineers this past week, staging the fourth regional gathering of the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG).
November 26, 2012
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada internet service providers touted the benefits the Grenadian internet exchange point (IXP) is delivering to their networks and their customers at a Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG)...
November 20, 2012
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- As the demand for food production increases for more than 9 billion people by 2050, mobile phones and other mobile applications are playing an increasingly important role in supporting agricultural value chains.
November 12, 2012
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- If a technological experiment becomes favoured by regional educational stakeholders, then notebooks and textbooks for Caribbean students will soon be replaced by a single razor-thin tablet computer by the end of 2013.
September 24, 2012
BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- The government of Montserrat is leading the charge to ensure that the island becomes a fully enabled ICT society able to attract high value businesses and jobs for its people. This was highlighted during the National ICT Day.
September 21, 2012
BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Montserrat’s Attorney General’s Chambers under the leadership of Attorney General Esco Henry are working on new E-legislation that would help to solidify the island’s move towards a modern and innovative nation.
September 20, 2012
BRADES, Montserrat (GIU) -- Montserrat can lead the Caribbean in the development of service delivery to citizens with the use of ICT, says Premier Reuben Meade. Meade was speaking on the occasion of the launch of the island’s first national ICT Day.
September 19, 2012
Diaspora communities demand technology that responds to their particular remittance-based, philanthropic, entrepreneurial, and social engagement-based needs. As a result, existing technologies are being applied in Diaspora-focused markets and...
September 12, 2012
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Caribbean people have been challenged to "step up to the plate and innovate" by Minister of Commerce and Trade, Senator Haynesley Benn, at the start of an Innovation and Investment Forum, part of the Caribbean ICT...
September 7, 2012
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as one of the integral drivers of the socio-economic development of Barbados will come into sharp focus, when Government's Telecommunications...
September 6, 2012
CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour in St Lucia is undertaking a strategic and wide-ranging programme called the education enhancement through information and communication...
September 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, USA -- The Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has presented a mobile simulation laboratory of advanced technology that will be incorporated into its program...
August 24, 2012
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Fortinet, a world leader in high-performance network security, announced on Wednesday that it will participate in the eight Caribbean Internet Governance Forum and Cyber Security Workshop in St Lucia from August 29 to 30.
August 22, 2012
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada government is increasing efforts to improve its cyber-security, with the establishment of a national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT). Minister for Information Communication Technology...
August 18, 2012
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- At the conclusion of the inaugural Digital Broadcasting Switchover Caribbean Forum, held on 13 and 14 August 2012 in St John’s, Antigua, regulatory agencies and broadcasters jointly developed a draft checklist of...
August 15, 2012
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Decision makers in the Caribbean region, led by ministers from Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica and Montserrat, are deliberating various aspects of the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting at the inaugural Digital...
August 8, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- Fourteen ICT government ministers, three government representatives and Perry Christie, prime minister of Bahamas joined close to 600 delegates at CANTO’s 28th Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition held in Miami, Florida.
August 3, 2012
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- St Kitts and Nevis is one step closer in establishing an internet exchange point (IXP) as the government continues to work with local and international partners to enhance self reliance in the information technology sector.
August 3, 2012
WASHINGTON, USA -- Improvements that make government payment programs more efficient, safer and more transparent can cut related administrative costs by as much as 75 percent. As part of its commitment to helping governments modernize...
July 31, 2012
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- In the 1980s, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean spearheaded reforms in the telecommunications sector, and many countries around the world followed suit. They started by privatizing state-owned incumbents.
July 25, 2012
MIAMI, USA -- The Caribbean is embracing mobile broadband, and Ericsson, one of the world's leading providers of communications technology and services, is leading the change. This year, once again, Ericsson has chosen the most important...
July 24, 2012
BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Internet users and businesses in the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis received a major boost with news that the country now has its own internet DNS root server. The domain name system, or DNS, is the...
July 18, 2012
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum (DBSF) Caribbean, planned for August 13 and 14 at the Grand Royal Antiguan Resort, will mark the first major conference and workshop addressing the complex issues of transition from...
July 10, 2012
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- With just a week away, preparations for the Connect the Americas Summit are in high gear, as the Caribbean Community seeks to showcase its potential for maximizing the use of information and communication....
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