Information and Communication Technology

  • Guyana observes Int’l Day of Girls in ICT

    International Day of Girls in ICT is observed to help inspire girls to consider a future in technology. Guyana’s observance of Girls in ICT Day 2013 was centred around a symposium and mini job fair which was hosted at the Guyana International Conference Centre on Thursday. Over 300 female secondary school students were in attendance at the event to listen…

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  • Photo of Linden girls learn more about ICT

    Linden girls learn more about ICT

    – as NFMU hosts Tech Day Camp                                   International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) member states to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). On Wednesday, the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) held a Tech…

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  • Youth Involvement in ICT is Key to Regional Integration

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) acknowledges the key roles of both young people and ICT play in the regional integration movement that aims to enhance the standards of living and work across the region. In 2006, at the Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government the Conference mandated the establishment of a CARICOM Commission on Youth Development (CCYD) which was…

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  • Caribbean ICT Roadshow comes to Belize City

    AARON HUMES Reporting: Belize City hosted the second leg of the third annual Caribbean Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Roadshow at the Radisson Hotel in Belize City today. ICT is basically the use of modern technology such as computers, cellular phones and so on to link with software and other tools to more effectively access, store and transmit information. The…

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  • Environment, ICTs focus at Statistics workshops

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Environment and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be the focus of separate workshops that will be held in St.Vincent and the Grenadines in early April. The workshops, hosted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will deal with statistics and indicators in both sectors, and are funded by the European Union (EU) under…

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  • Photo of CARICOM moves ahead with Single ICT Space

    CARICOM moves ahead with Single ICT Space

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will focus over the next two years on unveiling the Single Information Communication Technology ICT Space as the digital layer of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government, Dr. the Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said…

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  • Grenada PM Urges CARICOM on ICT

    Continuing his push for information and communication technology development in the region, Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell urged CARICOM heads of government to enhance the region’s ability to compete on the “global stage.” Mtichell, addressing the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting at the Buccament Bay hotel in St Vincent, outlined a five-pronged plan for ICT development. The Prime Minister’s…

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  • GRENADA-POLITICS-Controversial sections of Electronics Crime Bill withdrawn

    ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, CMC – Controversial sections of the Electronic Crimes Bill were withdrawn during Thursday’s sitting of Parliament. The changes, which saw the removal of sections 6, 16 and 25 of the Bill are consistent with a promise made one year ago by the Keith Mitchell administration. “So after listening to those voices and whenever I travelled out the…

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    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to position itself to take full advantage of opportunities to spur economic growth and development and, by extension create the kind of environment in which its peoples are comfortable and safe, it has increased its focus on Information and communication technologies (ICTs) given the importance and pervasiveness of…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Climate Innovation Center launches in Trinidad

    Caribbean Climate Innovation Center launches in Trinidad

    The Caribbean Climate Innovation Center (CCIC)—a hub designed to help clean technology ventures transform the region to a low-carbon economy and create green jobs—launched yesterday in Freeport, Trinidad & Tobago. The CCIC will offer financing, training, mentorship, and other services to a growing network of innovators in the areas of solar power, energy efficiency, water management, resource use efficiency, and…

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