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40% of the Barbadian population are on Facebook

Barbados I keep hearing has the most sophisticated IT infrastructure in the Region. Hence why they can make bold mission statements that they are gunning to be the #1 hub for entrepreneurial activity worldwide. Hmmm. Are they social? We found that there are now 107,500 Bajans on Facebook as of


Today the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) hit a Facebook milestone as it reached 100,000 fans of the destination’s official Facebook page, Jamaica is the first Caribbean destination to reach this social media milestone. “As the landscape of media changes, so must our efforts to market destination Jamaica,” said Jamaica’s

Who wants to be Mayor on Foursquare?

Who wants to be Mayor? on Foursquare that is. I'm really not surprised that Foursquare is taking off fast here in Jamaica, the land of  100% mobile penetration. Who doesn't like clicking "check in" on their smart phones as they mosey on into their favourite places to drink, eat or

Cuba reports little Internet and telecom progress

Cubans' ability to communicate with one another and the world remained well below the norm for the Caribbean and Latin America in 2009, according to a government report released this week. Despite the legalization of mobile phones in 2008 there were just 1.8 million phone lines

Scotiabank launches Scotia Mobile in Barbados

WITHOUT fanfare, Scotiabank on Monday launched Scotia Mobile Banking services to customers across the Caribbean including Barbados, The Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago. Customers can now check their balances, transfer funds and pay bills from the convenience of their Internet-enabled mobile phone. 2832

The Power of Social Media: Facebook attack on KC vice-principal

An attack on a senior Kingston College (KC) administrator through the popular social-networking site Facebook, apparently in protest against a proposal to block underachieving boys from participating in the school's graduation ceremony, has been roundly condemned. Juliet Wilson, KC's vice-principal, who had some sway in establishing graduation eligibility at the all-boy