Information and Communication Technology

  • 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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  • 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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