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  • Montserrat’s Chief Minister to Champion Regional ICT Initiative

    Montserrat's Chief Minister Reuben Meade says he will champion the cause of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) on a regional level. Speaking to Bernadette Lewis, Head of the CTU who visited the island last week to look at plans for hosting the ICT Roadshow in Montserrat, the chief minister said his government was committed to promoting the use of communications…

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  • President Jagdeo unveils 2010 Budget trend and talks about ICT

    Extract from Guyana Chronicle of 19 Jan, 2010) President Jagdeo touched on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development in Guyana, stating that, hopefully, by this year end, there are going to be two new fibre optic cables coming into the country. He said Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GT&T) will bring one and the Government of Guyana the other. “I…

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  • Grenada to receive additional ICT support from India

    ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) — India's High Commissioner-designate to Grenada, Malay Mishra, has pledged his country’s continued support to Grenada in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). “India attaches great importance to her relations with Grenada,” he explained. “Under India’s Economic and Technical Cooperation Programme (ITEC), India has continued to assist Grenada in its capacity building in the…

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  • E-business Convergence: The Melding of Internet and Intranet

    by Toby Ward — The drive to reduce costs is prompting a convergence between the corporate intranet, extranet and Internet. One website, multiple audiences. E-business convergence promises to meld Internet, extranet and intranet platforms into a single ubiquitous platform that serves up content and data based upon the user’s profile. Sounds glorious, doesn’t it? Since the launch of the first…

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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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