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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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  • CARICOM media workshop underway in Grenada

    St. George’s, July 27, 2010 (GIS) – Local and regional broadcasters and newspaper editors are meeting in Grenada to discuss the free movement of skilled persons and other issues related to the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) This week’s workshop is organised by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which is trying to engage media workers in the attempt at “demystify…

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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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  • 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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