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Guyana Gets BlackBerry Service

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Guyana’s Telephone and Telegraph Company launched Blackberry service yesterday at its new Brickdam Office, at a ceremony with President Bharrat Jagdeo.

Jagdeo said the government looked forward to working with the company to ensure that the sector is liberalized.

The President said this type of venture “catapults Guyana into the modern age,” part of a national push on technology.

Earlier this week, the government began distribution of its One Laptop Per Family initiative, which supplies Haier netbooks across the country, a programme financed in part by the Chinese government.

“GT&T’s dominant position in the sector will help to pioneer new applications to run on the instruments that were launched, such as those that would allow for access to banking services among others.”

Jagdeo said the move was a signal of RIM’s recognition of the potential of its own market in the region.

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