The Internet of Things has been emerging over the past several years, and is likely to take off in the next two to three years, but is the Caribbean ready for it? Earlier this week, 24–27 April, to be exact, the Caribbean Office of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) hosted a
Our 2017 Expert Insight series on network intrusion and security in the Caribbean continues with Hector Dias, a network/IT security professional based in the Dominican Republic. In this the second in our Expert insights series for 2017 on cyber threats and security in the Caribbean, we are thrilled, once again, to have
Today Wednesday March 22nd, Latoya Nugent, human rights activist and co-founder of the Tambourine Army will face her accusers in court and hear the argument for her being charged under Jamaica's Cybercrime Act for “use of a computer for malicious communication.” Nugent was charged with three counts of using a computer
Are we, Caribbean techies and tech consumers, being (unduly) influenced by the views and opinions of those outside the region? Among pundits, and even among consumers globally, there seems to be a jaded view of tech products and services, which seems to be reflected in the recent performance of tech stock
Last week, the Internet Society released what is likely to be a seminal report on the Internet in the Caribbean. Here, we introduce the report to our readers. The Internet is widely recognised as being a catalyst for economic growth and development, and Caribbean countries have been eager to embrace this
by Matthew McNaughton In 2016, the newly elected Jamaican Government set out an ambitious target of achieving 5% GDP growth in four years. To much public surprise, in the third quarter of that year, Jamaica recorded an impressive 2.2% GDP growth rate, the strongest real GDP growth estimate in nine years.