Turks and Caicos Government, Digicel Sign Contract for IT Upgrade

Above: Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands government has announced that Digicel TCI will be performing a $1.76 million upgrade of its IT systems. The government said the upgrade would save around $62,000 […]


Clinton: Haiti a "Foreign Policy Priority"

Above: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo: US Department of State) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti opened the Caracol Industrial Park in northern Haiti, following a ceremony attended by Haiti President Michel Martelly, former US President Bill Clinton, […]


Digicel Set to Complete Integration of Haiti's Voila Mobile Network

By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel, which acquired Haiti’s Voila network earlier this year, will complete the integration of the network by Oct. 15, the company announced. According to the company, the integration will expand the area of coverage for […]


Haiti, Digicel Partner to Distribute Mobile Money to Isaac Victims

Above: Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe and President Michel Martelly in Cite Soleil Monday (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Digicel have partnered to transfer money via mobile phones to more than 5,000 victims of Tropical Storm […]

Durandis: An Injustice in Haiti’s Caracol

By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, wrote that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” These words were written in the context that one could not just sit […]

Cricket: Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo Lead West Indies to Victory

Above: Andre Russell at bat (Digicelcricket.com/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo each stroked half-centuries as the West Indies won the last of five Digicel One-day internationals against New Zealand. The Windies notched 241 in […]


Antigua Launches Major ICT Project in Partnership With Digicel

By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s government has launched its multimillion-dollar GATE project, something it hopes will be a major driver of development in information and communication technologies. The Government-Assisted Technology Endeavour is a partnership between Antigua and […]

Haiti Continues Shift to Mobile Money

Above: the launch of the “Ti Manman Cheri” initiative (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is continuing its drive to use mobile phones to bridge the banking gap. A mobile money initiative funded in part by the Bill & […]

Digicel Acquires Haitian Firm Voila

Above: a Digicel stand in Haiti during Carnival By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel Group has acquired Haitian mobile phone operator Voila from parent company Trilogy International Partners. Voila, formerly known as Communication Cellulaire d’Haiti, launched in Haiti in 1998. […]


In Haiti, Mobile Money Transfers Fund New Homes, With Help from Digicel

Above: construction in Haiti (UNDP Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In Haiti, while two-thirds of the population has access to mobile phones, just 10 percent have bank accounts. A new UNDP initiative looks to use mobile money transfer technology […]

A New Dawn for Haiti Tourism?

Above: Cayes-Jacmel (Photo: HTO) By Maura R. O’Connor CJ Contributor When Dominican business entrepreneur Frank Ranieri wanted to get involved in tourism in the 1970s, he crossed the border into Haiti to see how it was done. “[Haiti’s tourism] was […]

Digicel to Build $45M Haiti Marriott Hotel

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Digicel Group will build a $45 million, 173-room hotel in Port-au-Prince operating under the Marriott brand the company announced. Port-au-Prince has roughly 500 hotel rooms currently in operation, and the hotel, which would target […]


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