Information and Communication Technology

  • CARICOM Bureau meets on DR court ruling

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     A Special Meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be held on Tuesday 26 November at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to discuss the effect of the Dominican Republic Constitutional Court’s ruling on nationality. The September 23 ruling…

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  • CCJ cementing rules-based system in CARICOM – Secretary-General LaRocque

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Deliberations of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Trade during their Special Session on the Strategic Direction of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), should be informed by the recent judgement by the Caribbean Court of Justice which has cemented the Community’s rules-based system. This is the view of Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM…

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  • Grenada to establish ICT Centre of Excellence

    ST GEORGES, Grenada (GIS) – Grenada, with the support of the Indian government, is establishing a Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Under the project – the first of its kind in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) – India is providing equipment for ICT Centre, which is expected to open by September. The project involves…

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  • Computer Specialist Held in Cyber Crime Crackdown

    PHILPOTT Martin, the 26-year-old computer specialist and computer programmer was arrested in Jamaica following a two-year cyber-crime investigation. Martin, who resides in Kingston 8, Jamaica, was held at his home by detectives from the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID), headed by Superintendent Fitz Bailey. Martin is facing three counts of simple larceny and one count of conspiracy to defraud.Three additional…

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  • CCJ judgement will shift way business is conducted in Community – CARICOM Secretary-General

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has called on CARICOM Member States that have not taken the necessary steps to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) their final court of appeal, to do so. Ambassador LaRocque was speaking during a conference at the University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters…

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  • ICTs a way towards a successful future in agriculture

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within the agriculture industry is a tool for changing the agricultural sector in the Caribbean. Speaking at the launch of a two-day workshop entitled “Strengthening ICTs in Agricultural Value Chains – Towards increased integration in ICTs for growth and productivity”, Michael Hailu, director, Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural…

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  • Photo of CARICOM: A review Regional ICT4D Strategy underway

    CARICOM: A review Regional ICT4D Strategy underway

    CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana  –   A Draft Regional Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Strategy, designed to create a Single ICT Space for the Region is under review at the Fifth Meeting of the Regional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Steering Committee in Barbados. Over the period of the meeting (16-17 November) at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in…

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  • World Bank Proposes ICT Infrastructure Development Programme for CARIFORUM

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The World Bank on Wednesday presented a programme to the Caribbean that would support initiatives for improved Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) within the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM). The project concept for the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme (CARCIP) was officially presented to the region at a workshop at the…

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  • Consultations on ICT4D Strategy begin in Grenada

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Stakeholders across the Region will, from Thursday 11 November, have an opportunity to discuss and refine the contents of a draft Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) Strategy when a Regional Consultation and Awareness Campaign is launched in St. George’s, Grenada. The draft document, which is presented as the Digital Development Strategy (DDS), is…

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  • One laptop per family project to begin in three months

    CONSIDERED the biggest ever expansion of access to computers in Guyana, Government’s one laptop per family project is scheduled to begin rolling out within the next three months, according to President Bharrat Jagdeo. Speaking at the opening of GuyExpo, the Head of State explained that the initiative is in keeping with his administration’s efforts to ensure all Guyanese are equipped…

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