Information and Communication Technology

  • 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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  • CARICOM REGION MOBILISES FOR INFORMATION SOCIETY

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) CARICOM Member States are gearing for the technological challenges of globalisation through active participation and cooperation in the sphere of information technology. As part of preparations for phase two of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which takes place in Tunisia November 2005, several Regional organisations and institutions are meeting at the CARICOM Secretariat,…

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  • REGIONAL STAKEHOLDERS TO DISCUSS ICTs AHEAD OF WSIS MEETING

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) CARICOM officials, representatives of Regional organisations and Regional universities will meet in Georgetown, Guyana on Wednesday, 12 January 2005 for the first CARICOM Regional Stakeholders meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The WSIS Stakeholders Meeting is expected to receive and determine a strategic Regional response to activities leading up to WSIS, as…

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  • CARICOM MINISTERS ADOPT AGGRESSIVE ICT STRATEGY : COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE THIRD MEETING OF MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, 15 OCTOBER 2004, BARBADOS

    The Third Meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers responsible for Information and Communication Technology, ended in Barbados, Friday, 15 October 2004, with commitment to an aggressive and focused strategy to accelerate the adoption of information and communication technologies for development (ICTD) within the Community. The accelerated focus places people first, and envisages “a new departure for Caribbean ICT and Development.”…

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  • CARICOM CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS DEFINED AS PACESETTERS

    Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Directors of Information of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been heralded by CARICOM's Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite as specialised agents in informing the Region on government policies, plans, roles and positions. In her address to CIOs at their third meeting on 12 October in Barbados, Ambassador Applewhaite deemed the functions of CARICOM information…

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  • CARICOM MINISTERS TO PUSH ICT ADVANCEMENT

    The progress and continued advancement of the Region's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Agenda will be the central focus of CARICOM Ministers Responsible for ICT, at their Third Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2004 in Barbados. An Action Plan aimed at accelerating the implementation and effectiveness of the Region's ICT Development will be put to the CARICOM Ministers, who are…

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  • CARICOM DELEGATIONS MEET AT WSIS ON ISSUES OF INTEREST

    Representatives of CARICOM Member States, currently in Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), December 10-12, 2003, met today at the Mission of Barbados to Geneva to discuss, as a group, issues pertinent to the Meeting and to agree on common CARICOM positions. The Meeting, which was convened by the CARICOM Deputy Secretary General,…

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  • CARICOM MISSION CONTINUES DISCUSSIONS IN INDIA

    The CARICOM Mission to India led by the Hon. K.D. Knight, current Chairman of the Community Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica continued its five-day visit with stops at a number of Hi-Tech organizations in Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh (State). The Delegation, which includes Secretary-General Edwin Carrington and Special Assistant Glenda Itiaba, met with…

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