Information and Communication Technology

  • Montserrat’s Chief Minister to Champion Regional ICT Initiative

    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 last week to look at plans for hosting the ICT Roadshow in Montserrat, the chief minister said his government was committed to promoting the use of communications…

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  • President Jagdeo unveils 2010 Budget trend and talks about ICT

    Extract from Guyana Chronicle of 19 Jan, 2010) President Jagdeo touched on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development in Guyana, stating that, hopefully, by this year end, there are going to be two new fibre optic cables coming into the country. He said Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T) will bring one and the Government of Guyana the other. “I…

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  • FIRST SYMPOSIUM ON CARICOM LAW DEVELOPMENT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Representatives of the Regional legal fraternity, policy holders, bankers, business executives and entrepreneurs are among those who will have an opportunity to explore developments in law as they relate to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the inaugural symposium on Current Developments in Caribbean Community Law. The Symposium will be held from 9-11 November 2009,…

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  • 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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  • Photo of US ambassador pledges to continue literacy programme in Bahamas

    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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