Information and Communication Technology

  • Photo of Be smart – CARICOM ASG advises Guyana, Suriname animators

    Be smart – CARICOM ASG advises Guyana, Suriname animators

    That’s a bit of sound advice that Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration at theCARICOM Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Cox offered animators from Guyana and Suriname. The animators from the Guyana Animation Network and the Suriname Animation Network visited the CARICOM Secretariat on Friday and interacted with Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan PhD., Mr. Cox, Deputy Programme Manager, Information and Communication Technologies…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Women on the Agenda  at CANTO 2016

    Caribbean Women on the Agenda at CANTO 2016

    San Juan , 04/08/16 –  Wednesday August 3rd and there was no letting up of the pace and exuberance or participation as delegates started day three of the CANTO 32nd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition which is currently taking place at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino from July 31st – August 5th.     The day started with a…

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  • Photo of Belize launches Caribbean’s latest Internet Exchange Point

    Belize launches Caribbean’s latest Internet Exchange Point

    The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City on April 27 at the campus of the University of Belize. The launch was the culmination of unprecedented collaboration between Belizean Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the highly competitive local telecommunication sector. The Belize Public Utilities Commission, the national regulator,…

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  • Photo of More Than 700 Girls To Engage In Computer Coding

    More Than 700 Girls To Engage In Computer Coding

    More than 700 girls across the island will be engaged in computer coding simultaneously between Thursday, December 10 and Saturday, December 12. The programme, ‘Jamaican Girls Coding’, is designed to target females between the ages of 12 and 14. It aims to introduce young girls to the male dominated field of computer coding. During the three days, persons who are…

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  • Photo of Dominica to establish an IT Academy

    Dominica to establish an IT Academy

    An Information Technology academy to facilitate ongoing capacity building on a range of ICT tools is to be established here. The IT Academy, proposed by the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OAS), will complement an ongoing training for forty information technology secondary school teachers which is being funded by the OAS. “In addition to the training and certification of…

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  • Photo of CTU hosts regional satellite communications workshop in Trinidad

    CTU hosts regional satellite communications workshop in Trinidad

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — An international workshop on satellite communications recently hosted by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will strengthen the region’s ability to stay connected to the rest of the world after an extreme weather event or natural disaster.    The workshop came just two weeks after Tropical Storm Erika devastated the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica in late August,…

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  • Photo of Guyana strengthening cyber security against hackers, fraudsters

    Guyana strengthening cyber security against hackers, fraudsters

    Guyana is moving to insulate a number of loopholes and so drastically reduce the possibility of cybercrimes ranging from website hacking to fraud, officials said Wednesday. Experts are being trained in cybercrimes legislation and enforcement while plans are on the drawing board to enact several laws related to cyber security. Cyber Security attacks on websites such as defacement and other…

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  • MIIC state minister urges youth to choose careers in ICT

    KINGSTON, Jamaica–Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams says there must be a stronger effort to foster a culture of entrepreneurship among the youth, with particular emphasis on Information Communication Technology (ICT). “This Ministry supports wholeheartedly the engagement of young persons in activities that direct their creativity towards an entrepreneurial culture that will not…

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  • Electronic Information Must Get Priority Security Treatment

    It is important that we pay attention to the way we manage electronic data says Pierre Bowrin, ICT Policy Advisor, Department of Information Technology. Speaking at the end of a recent two-day workshop on information security, he pointed out that, “information is now the most critical resource of any company or organization, and we need to give it the priority…

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  • Jamaica Set to Launch Internet Exchange Point in August

    KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Jamaica is expected to benefit significantly from an Internet exchange point facility, which the ministry of science, technology, energy and mining expects to have in place by August. The IXP enables Internet traffic-routing within the country where the provision exists, instead of through external providers, as currently is the case with Jamaica. State minister in the ministry,…

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