Information and Communication Technology

  • Photo of Internet exchange point to be launched in Jamaica by August

    Internet exchange point to be launched in Jamaica by August

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica is expected to benefit significantly from an internet exchange point (IXP) 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…

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  • Photo of Data revolution must be powered by ICT – Prime Minister Mitchell

    Data revolution must be powered by ICT – Prime Minister Mitchell

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Information and Communication technology (ICT) has to be the tool that powers the data revolution that will be used for the sustainable development of regional economies. This is the view articulated by Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, at the opening ceremony of the Second High Level Advocacy Forum on…

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  • Photo of Cybercrime in focus at ICT talks

    Cybercrime in focus at ICT talks

    A meeting of Caribbean Commonwealth officials with responsibility for ICT will bring the region’s eGovernance and cybercrime issues squarely into focus. The Caribbean Stakeholders’ Meeting on the Importance of ICTs and their Impact on Regional Development takes place in Port-of-Spain from today to Wednesday.   Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will deliver the feature address at the opening ceremony for the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Spain identify priority areas for continued cooperation – Cooperation must be visible to Member States – DSG

    CARICOM, Spain identify priority areas for continued cooperation – Cooperation must be visible to Member States – DSG

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Spain have identified information and communication technology, the development of Regional micro small and medium enterprises, and the strengthening of a competitive Regional economy as areas of priority that will be pursued under Spain’s technical cooperation agreement with the Community. Developing human capacity through the transfer of knowledge, as…

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  • Photo of Grenada PM concerned about slow growth of ICT in CARICOM

    Grenada PM concerned about slow growth of ICT in CARICOM

    ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) — Grenada’s prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, has expressed concern about the slow growth in information and communications technology (ICT) within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) compared to the rest of the world. Mitchell said, while ICT is growing in the region, it is yet to seriously impact on regional economies. Mitchell, the prime minister responsible for…

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  • TrulyCaribbean.Net Launches “Caribbean Girls Can Code” Campaign

    To coincide with the international celebration of Girls in ICT Day on April 24, 2014, http://www.trulycaribbean.net has a series of stories on women who code. According to the founder Nerissa Golden, the campaign provides videos of women of Caribbean heritage who develop web applications, solve real world issues and are making a difference in their communities and in the technological…

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  • Photo of Dominica hosts seventh regional CaribNOG meeting

    Dominica hosts seventh regional CaribNOG meeting

    ROSEAU – Regional and international technology experts are gathering in Dominica to address Caribbean technology challenges and to collaboratively derive solutions that are relevant to the region. The Caribbean Network Operators Group, CaribNOG, is hosting its seventh regional meeting in the island’s capital city, Roseau, from April 28 to May 2. CaribNOG is a forum for network technicians and technology…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat celebrates girls in ICT with interactive session, exhibit

    CARICOM Secretariat celebrates girls in ICT with interactive session, exhibit

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     An interactive session, hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat to commemorate Girls in ICT Day, opened this morning at the Secretariat’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan in her remarks to the gathering noted that observance of the day at the Secretariat showed continued solidarity with the…

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  • Opening Remarks by Deputy Secretary General Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, Phd at The Workshop to Mark ‘Girls in ICT Day 2014 CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters 24 April 2014

    It is an honour and a pleasure for me to welcome you today – both to the Secretariat and to the first Secretariat observance of Girls in ICT day. In observing this day with you – we show continued solidarity with the  United Nations and the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) call for action to empower women and girls to meet…

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  • Celebrating girls in ICT

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      Girls in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are preparing to join their counterparts worldwide on Thursday 24 April, to call attention to the opportunities available to them in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). On Thursday, International Girls in ICT Day will be observed under the theme Expanding Horizons And Changing Attitudes. The…

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