Information and Communication Technology

  • Caribbean- Telecoms- Urget need for investmentin ICT, Says Central Bank Official

    WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, CMC – There is an urgent need for investment in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to help bolster the prospects for Caribbean economies, says the chief executive officer of the Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles. “Today more than ever, technology and specifically Information and Communication Technology is considered one of the main factors contributing to the economic…

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  • ICT Critical to Rebuilding Haiti

    PORT OF PRINCE – A two-day roundtable discussion on the best way forward for the reconstruction of Haiti’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector is expected to see a framework put in place that is capable of meeting the current challenges. Yesterday, representatives from various organisations met at the Hilton Barbados to attend the event coordinated by the International Telecommunication…

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  • UWI’s Professor Sankat unveils US$70 laptop

    UNIVERSITY of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, campus Principal Clem Sankat, unveiled a US$70 laptop computer that might fulfil the Government’s promise of a laptop to each Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam pupil. Sankat caused a stir as he unveiled the device measuring about six inches by five inches at the 50th Annual Honours and Awards Ceremony of the…

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  • International Conference: The impact of ICT in education

    Organized by the UNESCO Office in Brasilia, the Regional Office of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO Santiago) and the Secretariat of Distance Education of the Ministry of Education of Brazil, the international conference “The impact of ICT education, analyzed and discussed the training of teachers in information technology and communications (ICT), and evaluated the impact of ICT…

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  • Montserrat Formulating EGovernment Strategy

    BRADES, Montserrat — More than 15 senior members of staff from various government departments in Montserrat began a two-day workshop on developing an E-Government strategy during last month. The workshop comes on the heels of the successful ICT Roadshow which highlighted the necessity for the island to develop a national information communication technologies (ICT) strategy, which would stimulate the island’s…

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  • Montserrat Innovators present at BVI ICT Roadshow

    BRADES, Montserrat — Daniel Joseph of Lavabits, a software development firm on Montserrat was one of the featured presenters at the Caribbean ICT Roadshow BVI, which began on Tortola on Sunday, 16 May. Joseph is part of a trio of young nationals who began the company last December to develop software for the global market. Daniel and his brother Samuel,…

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  • Jamaica Leg of ICT Roadshow Launched

    MANDEVILLE, Jamaica (JIS) — As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will be staging a regional Caribbean Information and Communication Technology (ICT) road show. The Jamaica leg of the road show was launched on Wednesday under the theme, 'Harnessing the power of innovation – the engine for ICT-enabled Caribbean Development'. The aim of the road…

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  • BROADBAND INTERNET CAN SPUR ANTI-POVERTY EFFORTS, UN AGENCY SAYS

    New York, May 10 2010 12:05PM Information and communication technologies, such as high-speed internet, can help drive social and economic development and accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals , the head of the United Nations telecommunications agency said today. “The truly transformational power of broadband networks can help us get the MDGs back on track,” Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of…

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  • ICT Projects for Schools to Enhance the Classroom Experience

    Dominica – The use of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) in Dominican schools will be expanded with the implementation of a new project, ‘Digital Classroom Live Portal’. The Ministry of Education on Friday launched the project at the Public Service Training Centre, in partnership with the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL). The pilot project, funded by the World Bank, will…

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  • St. Kitts-Nevis works with partners on ICT Policy

    BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) — St Kitts and Nevis is working closely with regional agencies to ensure the development of the information society benefits all residents. Director of Technology, Wesley Wharton, recently lead a three-member team to St Lucia to participate in a committee meeting of HIPCAR (Harmonization of ICT Policy in the Caribbean). The project is funded by the…

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