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ICT for Development

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is critical for enhancing the productivity of all sectors of the economy. It is an effective tool that can be used for reducing poverty, extending health services, expanding educational opportunities and generally improving the quality of life of the citizens of the region.

ICT for development (ICT4D) combines the ICT sector and initiatives with the social, environmental, economic and political objectives to fast-track international, regional and national initiatives;

The CARICOM Region has declared ICT as a priority and this is reflected in the Regional Strategic Plan 2019.   The CARICOM Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Science and Technology (including ICT) is the Prime Minister of Grenada.

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Ministers endorse ICT Single Space roadmap

Posted: 24 September 2016 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Minsters of Information and Communications Technologies have endorsed the Roadmap for the Region’s Single ICT Space.The endorsement was made at a Special Meeting
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Collaboration key to creating single ICT space – Barbados Telecommunications Minister

Posted: 23 September 2016 - Regional News
(Barbados Government Information Service) Minister responsible for Telecommunications in Barbados, Senator Darcy Boyce, has stressed the importance of collaboration between Caribbean countries if the
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ICT Ministers meet in Barbados next week

Posted: 14 September 2016 - Press Releases
A Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Information and Communication Technology will be held in Barbados on 21 September, 2016.The meeting will focus on the
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Suriname Emerges Winner of CANTO C.O.D.E 2.0 Hackathon

Posted: 03 September 2016 - Regional News
San Juan, Puerto Rico – CANTO hosted the 32nd Annual Conference & Trade Expo at the Sheraton Puerto Rico with one of its main attraction being the 2nd Annual C.O.D.E Hackathon. CANTO
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Be smart – CARICOM ASG advises Guyana, Suriname animators

Posted: 28 August 2016 - Press Releases
That’s a bit of sound advice that Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration at theCARICOM Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Cox offered animators from Guyana and Suriname.The
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Caribbean Women on the Agenda at CANTO 2016

Posted: 10 August 2016 - Regional News
San Juan , 04/08/16 -  Wednesday August 3rd and there was no letting up of the pace and exuberance or participation as delegates started day three of the CANTO 32nd Annual Conference and Trade
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Caribbean Dividends from Digital Switchover

Posted: 04 August 2016 - Regional News
A shift from analog to digital television broadcast in the Caribbean could be a big boost for local content creators looking to produce and distribute original programs.Free, analog, over-the-air
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Code of Practice on Safeguarding the Open Internet signed at CANTO 2016

Posted: 04 August 2016 - Regional News
SAN JUAN -- Day one of the ongoing CANTO 32nd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition which is currently taking place at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino from July 31st - August 5th was full
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CTU Leads Regional Approach to Spectrum Management

Posted: 03 August 2016 - Regional News
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad—As part of its ongoing effort to harmonise regional stakeholders’ approaches to spectrum management, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) collaborated with
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CARICOM Single ICT Space vital to compete

Posted: 18 July 2016 - Press Releases
(Barbados Government Information Service) The vision of a Single ICT Space, articulated by CARICOM Heads of Government, is concrete recognition of the role that technology must play in the economic
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Ageing, NCDS and Technology: SVG Prime Minister tells Community to pay attention

Posted: 05 July 2016 - Press Releases
Ageing, its relationship with chronic non-communicable diseases and technology, was among the issues  St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, called attention to
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Commonwealth ICT ministers endorse CTO’s four-year strategic plan at 2016 meeting

Posted: 23 June 2016 - Regional News
Outcomes of the biennial ministerial meeting held in London also include: A re-affirmation of the CTO’s mandate to coordinate Commonwealth consultations during major international
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OAS and private sector to boost digital connectivity in the Americas

Posted: 16 June 2016 - Regional News
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The Organization of American States (OAS), several leading companies in the field of information and communications technologies (ICTs), the Economic Commission
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Region urged to address cyber-security and information security issues

Posted: 03 June 2016 - Regional News
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun. 2, CMC – Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie says the region needs to address issues related to cyber-security and information security to build confidence in
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CCC launches investigation into CWC’s Agreement to Acquire Columbus International Pursuant to Article 175 (6) of the RTC

Posted: 01 June 2016 - Press Releases
 The CCC has launched an investigation into the agreement by Cable and Wireless Communications (Plc (“CWC”) to acquire Columbus International Inc.The Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
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Open Data Conference a success

Posted: 18 May 2016 - Regional News
The fifth annual Developing the Caribbean Conference and Codesprint (DevCa) was held from May 5-6 and explored how the Caribbean could utilise data to drive its responses to global changes in the
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Belize launches Caribbean’s latest Internet Exchange Point

Posted: 05 May 2016 - Regional News
The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City on April 27 at the campus of the University of
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Suriname school library workers, daughters celebrate Girls in ICT Day

Posted: 04 May 2016 - Regional News
Suriname school library workers and their daughters engaged in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) activities last Thursday to mark Girls in ICT Day. The programme at the Telesur
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‘Become the next big thing’ – Min. Nicolette Henry challenges girls

Posted: 03 May 2016 - Press Releases
Girls and women across the Region have been challenged to become the next “big thing” in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).The challenge was thrown out last week by
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St. Kitts and Nevis CYAs celebrate Girls in ICT Day 2016

Posted: 29 April 2016 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis’ CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYA) joined other Member States in the Region to celebrate International Girls in Information and
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Engaging women in ICT is ‘smart economics’ – Minister Catherine Hughes

Posted: 29 April 2016 - Press Releases
Given the scope and importance of information and communication technology (ICT) to the growth and development of CARICOM, women and girls were Thursday encouraged and empowered to enter and excel in
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Technology Minister Wants More Females in ICT

Posted: 28 April 2016 - Regional News
Energy, Science and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, is underscoring the need for greater female involvement in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).
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UWI Vice Chancellor commits support for C@ribNET

Posted: 26 April 2016 - Regional News
C@ribNET, the Regional research and education network, is to be the primary platform for the research and education initiatives of the University of the West Indies (UWI). Professor Sir Hilary
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CARICOM Secretariat partners with Guyana for Girls in ICT Day

Posted: 21 April 2016 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with the Guyana Ministry of Education and other partners, will host a number of activities in Guyana from April 28– 29, 2016, to celebrate Girls
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Caribbean Tech Community Gathers in Montego Bay

Posted: 20 April 2016 - Regional News
MONTEGO BAY—Anyone interested in the development of the Internet in Caribbean may have already heard of CaribNOG, the Caribbean Network Operators Group. Over the past decade,
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PitchIT Caribbean to Host Regional Competition for Tech Entrepreneurs in Montego Bay

Posted: 19 April 2016 - Regional News
Kingston, Jamaica–PitchIT Caribbean, the Canadian government-funded program concerned with mobile app development in the Caribbean, will host the region’s largest tech entrepreneurship
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Caribbean Nations Sign off on Cyber Crime Action Plan

Posted: 31 March 2016 - Regional News
Priority areas in the action plan include training, legislation, technical capacity and law enforcement. Caribbean countries have sign off on a plan of action to strengthen regional co-operation and
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Female entrepreneurs to receive training in Digital Marketing

Posted: 24 March 2016 - Regional News
  At least twenty female entrepreneurs will receive training in Digital Marketing under the Saint Lucian Women & Girls in ICT Campaign, which is a joint initiative of the Saint Lucia
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Caribbean to tackle escalating cybercrime with regional approach

Posted: 19 March 2016 - Regional News
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Commonwealth ministers, policymakers and cybersecurity experts are currently gathering in St Lucia for a three-day meeting (16-18 March) to tackle rising cybercrime in the
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St. Lucia to host regional telecommunications conference

Posted: 14 March 2016 - Regional News
CASTRIES, St. Lucia Mar 13, CMC – St. Lucia will this week host a telecommunications conference that will attract delegates from across the globe.During International Communications
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