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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

e-Government efforts across the Caribbean

In mid-October, and for a talk on e-government with graduate students at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, the following presentation was delivered on e-government across the Caribbean. The presentation focussed on three areas: a quick overview of e-government an examination of how the Caribbean performed on latest e-government survey conducted by the United

Jamaica CAC launches SMS service for bad-product notification

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) today (Sunday, November 30) launched its free Short Messaging Service (SMS) Notification and Alert service to provide information via cell phones to the public on issues relating to food and product recalls.  “It is an important component of the Commission’s outreach mechanism so as to

Digicel goes hardline; Lauches Fibre to Business

The spotlight for the evening at La Cantina last week was supposed to fall on Digicel’s new offering, Fibre to Business, a cable based enhancement of its thriving Digicel Business initiatives.   But CEO John Delves couldn’t just leave it at that. Flush with the excitement and buzz in the crowded

Jamaican Government invest in Coding Camp for young girls

Twenty-five female students, aged 11 to 15 years, are being trained to become coders, as part of the Jamaican Government’s thrust to increase skills in information technology for national development, and boost the number of women in the male-dominated field.   Coding is the process of writing specific instructions for

Increased ICT connection and productivity equals better jobs and economic growth in St Lucia

Saint Lucia’s government reported on Friday concrete advances in investment climate, connectivity, and productivity at the second accountability workshop of the Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF). During the workshop, government, private sector, civil society, youth and academia concluded that the country has made significant progress in meeting its commitments made at the start of

Caribbean must get more involved in shaping global Internet policy

Amidst reports of increased cyber crime in Barbados, Information Technology professionals are on a drive to sensitise Internet users about the issue of internet governance.   The Geneva Internet Conference focusing on that topic took place in Switzerland on November 17 -19, and professionals from both the IT and legal arena,