Paulwell: Caribbean's Goal Should Be "Affordable and Ubiquitous" Broadband

Above: Minister Phillip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Digicel’s recent move to abolish regional roaming fees was “commendable,” but the Caribbean’s true goal should be “affordable and ubiquitous broadband Internet access,” according to Jamaican Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell. The […]


A Caribbean Free of Roaming Charges?

Above: St George’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What if you could travel from island to island in the Caribbean, without being charged a roaming fee on your mobile phone? That’s the idea recently put forth by Grenada […]


A Single Watchdog For Jamaican ICT?

Above: State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Julian Robinson By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s information and communication technology sector is currently overseen by a range of government agencies, including the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), the Broadcasting Commission […]


Grenada Readies ICT Push

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Information and Communication Technology will form a “major platform for growth” in Grenada, according to Information Minister Senator Winston Garraway. Continuing a Caribbean-wide push for more ICT integration, Grenada will set […]

Jamaica Plans to Increase ICT Use in Education Sector

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government says it plans to increase the use of information and communication technology in its education sector. The plan is part of what it says is an effort to “bridge […]

Development Bank of Jamaica Sets Aside $20 Million for Tech Projects

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Development Bank of Jamaica has put aside $20 million USD for potential on-lending to investors to support the construction of information and communications technology facilities, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller […]


Jamaica "On the Cusp" of Hotel Boom

Above: the Half Moon resort in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s hotel sector could soon see a surge in development, according to Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips. While the country’s tourism sector was, like the rest of the […]

Hylton: Jamaica Exploring "Digital Economy" for Job Creation

Above: Sameer Younis, chairman of the inner-city development committee of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and Industry Minister Anthony Hylton (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is eyeing the “digital economy” as a potential source for job creation, […]

St Lucia to Expand Broadband Access

By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has approved access to a $6 million loan from the International Development Association to provide support for ICT and broadband in the country. The initiative will develop information and communication technologies through […]


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 […]

Forbes: Jamaica, Women and ICT

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor ICT for Women & Girls – Why? World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was May 17. This year’s theme focused on Achieving Equality in ICT for Women and Girls. The State Minister in the […]

Jamaica Looks to Tackle Lotto Scam

Above: Minister of State Julian Jay Robinson By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government is drafting legislation and setting up an inter-ministerial task force aimed at curb a multi-million-dollar lottery scam in Jamaica. The new drive has been motivated by […]


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