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Digicel Joins St Lucia Internet Exchange

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Gerard BestCJ Contributor Saint Lucia’s Internet users can look forward to better connectivity and faster speeds between local Internet service providers (ISPs). Digicel signed a memorandum of understanding on April 2, agreeing to become …

What a Major Telecom Merger Means for the Caribbean

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Mergers the new Mantra Implications of the merger between Cable & Wireless and Columbus Communications are fraught with many nuances that only the most astute and those with a keen understanding of where the future …

Digicel Wants to Promote Jamaica as an Investment Destination

 Above: Digicel’s headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel is offering to promote Jamaica as an investment destination. Digicel Jamaica’s Chief Executive Officer, Barry O’Brien, says Jamaica is a “great place to do business,” and is offering to …

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 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor What is Content? The much maligned but highly useful Wikipedia defines content creation as: “the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience….” Today, content comes in many …

 Above: Guyana President Donald Ramotar and Digicel Chairman Denis O’Brien By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel Chairman Denis O’Brien called on Guyana President Donald Ramotar in Georgetown this week, the government sad in a statement. O’Brien was joined by the …

 Above: a Digicel DL600 phone By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel will be dispensing with roaming charges across its Caribbean and US markets, the company announced Thursday. The move will apply to voice, SMS and data roaming charges, meaning customers …

 Above: a rendering of the hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff The Marriott hotel project in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince is receiving $26.5 million in financing from the IFC. Turgeau Developments SA, which is sponsored by Digicel, will be receiving the funding …

 Above: Digicel Group CEO Colm Delves and WICB President Dave Cameron By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel will be extending its sponsorship of West Indies Cricket for three years, the company announced Tuesday. That will bring its sponsorship of Caribbean …

 Above: Digicel’s regional headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional mobile firm Digicel has launched its own Android smartphone, the company announced late last month. The Digicel Smartphone DL600, which features a 3.5-inch display, uses the Android Jellybean …

 Above: Digicel’s new headquarters in Kingston By the Caribbean Journal staff In what could prove to be a significant lift for Jamaica’s capital, Digicel has officially opened its new regional headquarters in downtown Kingston. The property will house more than …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor WHAT IS likely one of the most important tariffs on any sector in the Haitian society was imposed on the Haitian Diaspora shortly after the inauguration of Haiti President Michel Martelly in May 2011. The tariffs …

 Above: a rendering of Marriott’s Haiti hotel project By Alexander Britell Marriott and Digicel broke ground on their new Haiti hotel project Wednesday morning. The 175-room hotel is a partnership between the hotel company and the telecom giant. “We saw …

 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 …

 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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ 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 by …

 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 …