September 17, 2019

Caribbean forum in Suriname addresses data protection and impact of social media

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From Caribbean News Now PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Shortly before the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018, the 14th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) considered the impact that these regulations could have on the Caribbean region. Organised by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union and hosted in Paramaribo, Suriname, by the […]

Data privacy tops Caribbean Internet Governance agenda

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By Gerard Best From Curacao Chronicle PARAMARIBO – Data privacy will be among the items topping the agenda at an upcoming Caribbean Internet Governance Forum to be held by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Suriname this month. The meeting is part of an effort by several Caribbean countries to establish and strengthen policies to ensure […]

Caribbean ICT collaboration forum discusses elimination of roaming charges

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The third Caribbean ICT Collaboration Forum, held on March 21, was convened to consider the reports of the collaboration working groups on connectivity, convergence and consumer issues. These areas are important elements for the CARICOM Single ICT Space, the enabling digital layer for the CARICOM Single Market […]

Internet groups form new body to review Caribbean network resilience

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By Gerard Best From South Florida Caribbean News PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas — Still reeling from the utter devastation wrought by a record-breaking 2017 hurricane season, many Caribbean island states are struggling to return to normalcy. By some estimates, relief and recovery efforts after Hurricanes Irma and Maria alone could cost upwards of US$150 billion. The […]

Region needs to develop digital financial services sector – CTU President

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(CTU Press Release) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – “The ITU, UNECLAC, the CTU, the various bankers’ associations, the central bankers, the anti-money laundering regulators, the digital financial Services technology providers, the cyber security experts and the consumer protection officials need to see how we, as a region, can develop our regional DFS sector,” stated […]

Caribbean leaders urged to embrace ICT

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From Caribbean News Now ST JOHN’S, Antigua — In keeping with the theme of ICT Week and Symposium Antigua and Barbuda; ICT – Driving 21st Century Intelligent Services, Melford Nicholas, minister of information, broadcasting, telecommunications and information technology stated, “ICT has disrupted the financial order. Technology has a way of working around the established order. […]

Trinidad: 2 in court charged with trafficking Venezuelans

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By Kevon Felmine From Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Sandy Bedasie-Andrews is escorted out of the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with human trafficking. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL After being arrested a week ago for trafficking two Venezuelan women, Sandy Bedasie-Andrews, the owner of the popular Santa Maria Hotel and her employee Eli Sylvester, had to […]

Internet exchange points critical to the Caribbean digital economy, says BVI minister

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From Caribbean News Now ROAD TOWN, BVI — Caribbean nations need to strengthen their Internet infrastructure if the region is to take full advantage of the global digital economy. This was the view expressed by Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) vice president Mark Vanterpool, speaking at the official launch of CTU’s ICT Week on September 29, […]

LS telcom completes digital switch-over study for Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

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From LS telecom Lichtenau – Ottawa – LS telcom has completed a major consulting assignment as part of the Harmonized Caribbean Spectrum Planning and Management Project commissioned by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) financed both projects, which include 14 Caribbean countries altogether. […]

Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) celebrates 10 years

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CTU Telecommunications Specialist, Nigel Cassimire, shares what happened at this year’s Caribbean Internet Governance forum. Caribbean IGF The 10th edition of the Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) was held at the Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in The Bahamas from 6th to 8th August 2014. The CIGF is a regional, multi-stakeholder forum which was initiated by […]