Information and Communication Technology

  • Photo of CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership Hosts First Digital Dialogue on International Girls in ICT Day

    CARICOM Girls in ICT Partnership Hosts First Digital Dialogue on International Girls in ICT Day

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Girls in ICT Partnership will host an online regional event to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day on 23 April, 2020. International Girls in ICT Day is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiative and is observed every year on the fourth Thursday of April, under the theme: ‘Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes’. The main objective is to…

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  • Photo of CARICOM ICT Ministers to approach telecoms providers on eliminating roaming rates

    CARICOM ICT Ministers to approach telecoms providers on eliminating roaming rates

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers with responsibility for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have agreed to collectively approach the Region’s telecommunications providers to eliminate roaming charges throughout the Community. This is one of the priorities which they identified as an early benefit with respect to achieving a CARICOM Single ICT Space. At a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat salutes women, girls in ICT, STEM fields

    CARICOM Secretariat salutes women, girls in ICT, STEM fields

    Girls in ICT photo via International Telecommunications Union (ITU)   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat takes pleasure in commemorating “Girls in ICT day” 2018 with the rest of the world and takes the opportunity to salute all women and girls in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This day places focus on the…

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  • Photo of Guyanese Girls Code

    Guyanese Girls Code

    The Ministry of Public Telecommunications in Guyana, in collaboration with National Center for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) presents: GUYANESE GIRLS CODE – a free 12-week pilot programme for 1st to 3rd Form girls in Guyana to learn beginners’ coding/programming. The aim of the programme is to increase the number of Guyanese women in Guyana’s ICT sector by teaching young girls to code/programme in order to empower them…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, IBM teams discuss private sector cooperation on Single ICT Space

    CARICOM, IBM teams discuss private sector cooperation on Single ICT Space

    Private sector cooperation and support are pivotal to the successful delivery of the CARICOM Single ICT space. Against this background,staff members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat met with a team from International Business Machine (IBM) on Thursday, 2 November 2017, to discuss the Single ICT Space and other regional initiatives. The visiting team comprised Mr. Robin Ford, Business Development Executive, Caribbean…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    We, the Heads of State and/or Government of the Caribbean Community Member States and Mexico, gathered in Belize City, Belize, to hold the Fourth CARICOM–Mexico Summit; Inspired by four decades of dialogue and friendship; Committed to strengthening ties between CARICOM and Mexico; Dedicated to the integrated regional development and the economic prosperity of our countries; Inspired by Mexico’s renewed commitment…

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  • Happy World Development Information Day!

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat joins the world in celebrating World Development Information Day – a Day that was set aside by the United Nations for the world to be aware of the development problems that exist and to solve these problems by strengthening international cooperation. The CARICOM Secretariat continues to foster its relationship with international organisations and recognises their contributions in the development of the…

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  • App development critical to Single ICT Space – CARICOM official

      The development of applications such as the recently launched CXC Connect, is critical to the CARICOM Single ICT Space. Speaking at the Guyana launch of the application on Monday, 31 July, 2017, Deputy Programme Manager ICT4D at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Ms. Jennifer Britton said that the Single ICT Space was one of the initiatives undertaken by the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair

    CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair

    CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CSME is the Community's best response to the inevitable changes in its traditional markets in Europe, the prevalence of economic liberalization and the emergence of economic blocs, Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community said Tuesday evening. Speaking to the opening of the…

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  • Photo of Ministers meet on moving Single ICT Space forward

    Ministers meet on moving Single ICT Space forward

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers with responsibility for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) meet tomorrow, 19 May, 2017, as effort continue to move on the establishment of the CARICOM Single ICT Space. The Ministers convene for the Sixty-Eighth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on ICT via videoconferencing anchored at the CARICOM Secretariat. Several preparatory meetings of officials…

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