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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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  • Internet pushes concept of ‘free’ content

    After spending millions of dollars over the past decade fighting the free exchange of their products over the Internet, some media companies are now yielding. The best way to get something in return, they are deciding, may be to accept that consumers want to play but few seem to want to pay. If enough of them join the game, there…

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  • Calibration Workshop planned for February

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has a relatively developed system for national legislation for weighing machines. Automatic weighing devices are widely used to determine the quantity of loads in terms of mass. While some applications are specified by national legislation, they are subject to legal metrological control. In CARICOM there is an ever increasing need to have metrological quality confirmed by…

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