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Turkey Continues New Push to Deepen Ties With the Caribbean

Turkey has made no secret of its desire to deepen its relationship with the Caribbean, and the country is continuing that push with a new initiative in Dominica. Dominica announced that Turkey would be donating 50 computers to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture as part of the island’s goal of making

Can you hear me now? The voice of Caribbean telecoms consumers

Though it might have always been the case, the recent announcement of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc’s intention to purchase Columbus International Inc. (which trade as LIME and Flow, respectively, in the Caribbean) has truly brought home that consumers tend to be an afterthought in the region’s telecoms space. Indeed,

ICT Access and Rural Women Empowerment

Marita Seara Fernández, who blogs on Mujeres construyendo (Women building), calls for the empowerment of rural woman and explains that according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 58 million women in Latin America and the Caribbean live in rural areas and 4 and a half million are farmers. 9207

Snapshot: 2013 update of the status of ICT development in the Caribbean

On Monday, 25 November, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) published its Measuring the Information Society Report 2014 in which it highlights key ICT developments worldwide and tracks the cost and affordability of ICT services as of the end of 2013. This report also includes the results of the organisation’s review of ICT

CWC/Columbus: Deal good for prices, jobs, investment

Cable & Wireless Communications Columbus International have said that their proposed merger  will increase competition with Digicel, enhance customer choice and boost long-term investment and employment across the Caribbean. In a statement on Friday in response to one issued by their fierce rival Digicel on Thursday, the two companies said: “We

Cloud computing ‘inevitable’ for Cayman government

Government services will, in the coming years, start moving away from physical servers on the island and into big data centers in the United States and elsewhere, according to a deputy in the Ministry of Home Affairs. In an interview this week, Wesley Howell, who is in charge of public safety

Jamaican Govt allocates $70m to put e-books on tablets

Government is to spend $70 million on e-books for on tablet computers currently being issued to several schools island wide. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, said the initiative forms part of efforts to reduce the amount of money spent by parents on textbooks for children.  The distribution