Information and Communication Technology

  • Grenada to receive additional ICT support from India

    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. “Under India’s Economic and Technical Cooperation Programme (ITEC), India has continued to assist Grenada in its capacity building in the…

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  • E-business Convergence: The Melding of Internet and Intranet

    by Toby Ward — The drive to reduce costs is prompting a convergence between the corporate intranet, extranet and Internet. One website, multiple audiences. E-business convergence promises to meld Internet, extranet and intranet platforms into a single ubiquitous platform that serves up content and data based upon the user’s profile. Sounds glorious, doesn’t it? Since the launch of the first…

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  • UWI study on Internet banking

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI) is moving to fill a void in information on Internet banking, a relatively new development. It has announced a grant of US$15 000 for economists Dr Winston Moore and Dr Justin Robinson to conduct research into Internet bankingin the Caribbean. The project is one of several which FirstCaribbean International Bank is financing to…

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  • Antigua-Barbuda to embrace ICT-based knowledge economy

    Accessibility to Information Communication Technologies ICT’s will determine the rate at which a knowledge-based economy will emerge in Antigua and Barbuda, expressed Dr Edmond Mansoor, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister responsible for Information, Broadcasting and Communications in an information society seminar recently. Accessibility to Information Communication Technologies ICT’s will determine the rate at which a…

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  • Cable & Wireless to invest $400 million regionally

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands: Richard Dodd, Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless (Caribbean), has disclosed that the firm will invest over US$400 million in telecommunications development in the Caribbean region over the next three years. With its transformation programme officially launched in May, Dodd said Cable & Wireless is repositioning itself for an era of competition, especially in the…

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  • University of Guyana launches Masters of Education Programme

    The University of Guyana (UG) in partnership with Nova Southeastern University is offering a one-off Masters of Education Programme which will be effected through interactive classes at UG and online courses. The programme was launched earlier today at the Education Lecture Theatre, University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus. Minister of Education Shaik Baksh during his remarks pointed out that the programme…

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    US ambassador pledges to continue literacy programme in Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS): US Ambassador to The Bahamas Ned Siegel has pledged to continue the literacy programme in the schools that was started by his predecessor John Rood. Siegel told the Minister of Lands and Local Government, Sidney Collie during a courtesy call on Wednesday, that the US Embassy also plans on taking the programme to the Family Islands.“Today I…

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  • CARICOM DEVELOPMENT THEATRE TO TRAIN YOUTHS IN HIV/AIDS FIGHT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community Secretariat is organising a series of youth workshops, using the Visual and Performing Arts as a means of empowering young people in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The ultimate objective of this series of workshops is to engage and involve youth across the Region in developing a sustainable regional response…

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  • REGIONAL INTERNET GOVERNANCE TASK FORCE AMONG GEORGETOWN FORUM RECOMMENDATIONS

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists from the Caribbean concluded their recent Internet Governance Forum in Georgetown, Guyana, with a number of recommendations aimed at strengthening the Region’s involvement in the governance and use of the Internet. High among the recommendations emanating from the Forum is the establishment of a regional Internet Governance Task Force or…

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  • CARICOM INITIATES REGIONAL POSITION ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to focus on the full utilisation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for the shaping of regional economies, ICT experts in the Region are taking steps to ensure that CARICOM’s concerns at advanced at international Internet Governance (IG) fora. In view of the growing awareness of the social, economic,…

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