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  • UWI study on Internet banking

    THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI) is moving to fill a void in information on Internet banking, a relatively new development. It has announced a grant of US$15 000 for economists Dr Winston Moore and Dr Justin Robinson to conduct research into Internet bankingin the Caribbean. The project is one of several which FirstCaribbean International Bank is financing to…

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  • Caribbean Information and Communication for Development Action Plan Further Advanced

    CARICOM, Guyana — Oct. 21, 2008 —  The work towards the development of an Action Plan which will augment the development of a regional strategy for Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) was advanced this week.      During the week four Sub-Committees of the Regional ICT Steering Committee met in Barbados and now have a draft Action Plan…

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  • Antigua-Barbuda to embrace ICT-based knowledge economy

    Accessibility to Information Communication Technologies ICT’s will determine the rate at which a knowledge-based economy will emerge in Antigua and Barbuda, expressed Dr Edmond Mansoor, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister responsible for Information, Broadcasting and Communications in an information society seminar recently. Accessibility to Information Communication Technologies ICT’s will determine the rate at which a…

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  • Cable & Wireless to invest $400 million regionally

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands: Richard Dodd, Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless (Caribbean), has disclosed that the firm will invest over US$400 million in telecommunications development in the Caribbean region over the next three years. With its transformation programme officially launched in May, Dodd said Cable & Wireless is repositioning itself for an era of competition, especially in the…

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  • President Jagdeo wants CARICOM to fast-track other decisions as well

    President Jagdeo wants the CARICOM region to extend the same kind of commitments it is prepared to give to the European Union (EU) and within the same time-frame to CARICOM endeavours. He told a news conference yesterday that he is concerned that for nine years, in his capacity as a Head of Government, discussions have been ongoing about the evolution…

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  • Caricom ICT action plan

    In keeping with a decision taken at its second meeting here in May, the CARICOM Regional Information Communication and Technologies (ICT) Steering Committee will develop an action plan by September 30, to accelerate the Community’s transformation into an active part of the Information Society. To this end, sub-committees on Capacity Development, Access, Connectivity and Internet Governance, Regional Partnership, Legal and…

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  • University of Guyana launches Masters of Education Programme

    The University of Guyana (UG) in partnership with Nova Southeastern University is offering a one-off Masters of Education Programme which will be effected through interactive classes at UG and online courses. The programme was launched earlier today at the Education Lecture Theatre, University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus. Minister of Education Shaik Baksh during his remarks pointed out that the programme…

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  • Photo of US ambassador pledges to continue literacy programme in Bahamas

    US ambassador pledges to continue literacy programme in Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas (BIS): US Ambassador to The Bahamas Ned Siegel has pledged to continue the literacy programme in the schools that was started by his predecessor John Rood. Siegel told the Minister of Lands and Local Government, Sidney Collie during a courtesy call on Wednesday, that the US Embassy also plans on taking the programme to the Family Islands.“Today I…

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  • Information and Communication Technology for Development

    BOLANS, Antigua: Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister responsible for Information, Broadcasting and Communications Dr Edmond Mansoor has said that the accessibility to Information Communication Technologies ICT’s will determine the rate at which a knowledge-based economy will emerge in Antigua and Barbuda. Speaking at the opening of Information Society Seminar/Workshop sponsored by the University of the…

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  • Edutainment and HIV/Aids Awareness

    CARICOM, through various edutainment projects, has partnered with regional artistes, convincing them to use their talents to help make the Caribbean a better Community for all. Through PANCAP, the CARICOM Secretariat has undertaken a Caribbean HIV and AIDS Edutainment Project in 2007-2008, which was funded by the World Bank. The project focused on reducing HIV and AIDS related stigma and…

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