Information and Communication Technology

  • 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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  • Cables for fibre optic network from Brazil arrive

    CABLES for a high speed fibre optic network from Brazil to Corentyne,  Berbice, being funded by the Government of Guyana, arrived in the country last week. Project Engineer Alexei Ramotar said the consignment for the 560 kilometres stretch is awaiting clearance by the Customs and Trade Administration, after which testing will begin. He said installation will start when the acceptance…

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  • iMap application will transform Jamaica

    INFORMATION minister Daryl Vaz says that iMap Jamaica, the Internet application that gives information on every single registered parcel of land in Jamaica, will help to transform business on the island. iMap service is provided by the National Land Agency in partnership with Global Insurance Company. The service is targeted at the insurance industry, land surveyors, realtors, land developers and…

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  • Bajan Company Streaming Caribbean to the World

    BARBADOS (September 2, 2010) – An innovative Barbados company is using the global power of the internet to promote the Caribbean in faraway lands. The Bimventures-shepherded and -funded company, Caribbean Streaming Network (CSN) in Barbados is showcasing Caribbean events and culture to the world through the online programming of locally-hosted and -produced events. State-of-the-art Live Internet Streaming by CSN offered…

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  • Gatekeeper of the Web

    Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean have been the centre of international attention since news broke that Trinidad’s technology guru, Bevil Wooding, was one of only seven persons from across the globe specially selected to hold keys to the internet. These seven gatekeepers, called Trusted Community Representatives (TCRs), have each been given a card with part of a special code…

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  • Cyber-Scam War

    FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, particularly those aligned to the Jamaica Bankers' Association (JBA), have pooled human and financial resources in an all-out effort to smash an emerging debit-card scam that is threatening the security confidence of the electronic banking system in Jamaica. For the first time since the promulgation of the Cybercrimes Act …, the police … reported that they cracked a…

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  • St Maarten’s ICT Week Attracts International Tech Heavyweights

    PHILIPSBURG – Leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) experts from the region and across the world will be converging on the tiny Caribbean nation of St Maarten for an intensive week of technology meetings. The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa will be the venue for the 6th Annual Caribbean Internet Governance Forum being jointly hosted by the…

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  • Improved connectivity for Jamaica

    Kingston, Jamaica, July 20, 2010 – The Jamaica government is focusing on the rollout of a broadband backbone in the short-term to ensure adequate connectivity throughout the island. Minister with Responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Daryl Vaz, says the move is in keeping with the government’s Vision 2030 National Development Plan, which designates information and communications technology (ICT)…

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