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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 …

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 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ 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 Ministry …

 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 …

 Above: the Montego Bay Convention Centre, the scene of the Jamaica Investment Forum Photo: Ken Wiliams) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaican will be offering loans of up to $5 million for investment projects in the ICT sector, according …

 Above: a teacher receives a laptop (Photo: ABG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Antigua, in collaboration with telecom LIME, has rolled out the third phase of its teacher laptop initiative, giving 500 teachers in the country a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat has unveiled the first draft of its Information and Communication Technology plan, with the first review coming last week by a consulting team from the Caribbean Telecommunications Union. The three-person team, which was led …

 Above: Information Minister Sen. Sandrea Falconer (left) and Stephney Ferguson, one of the Librarians honoured at the Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) President’s Banquet By the Caribbean Journal staff Librarians will play a leadership role in developing the …

 Above: Technology Minister Phillip Paulwell By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is poised to become a major centre of Information and Communication Technology in the Western Hemisphere, according to Minister of Science, Technology and Mining Philip Paulwell. “We are looking …

 Above: State Minister Julian Jay Robinson (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector presents the greatest opportunities for job creation through investment, according to Julian Robinson, Minister of State in the Ministry of …

 Above: Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By Alexander Britell GRENADA – Last weekend, Grenada hosted the seventh UK-Caribbean Forum, a series of high-level talks aimed at developing a new and more modern relationship between the UK and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the People’s National Party’s landslide victory in Thursday’s election, incoming Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said it was now time to “urgently get on with the business of creating more economic and social opportunities …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua is looking to make 2012 the “year of electronic development,” according to Dr Edomond Mansoor, Minister of State with responsibility for the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Science and Technology. The government is committed to …

 By Alexander Britell Julian Jay Robinson is the People’s National Party candidate for South East St Andrew in the upcoming Jamaican election. Robinson, currently the deputy general secretary of the PNP, studied management and economics at the University of the …

 Above: Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Jamaica Promotions Corporation and the Development Bank of Jamaica Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday on a $20 million loan facility to …

 Above: Ambassador Patrick Casserly By the Caribbean Journal staff A “very large player” in information and communication technology will be coming soon to Jamaica, according to Ambassador Patrick Casserly, special envoy with responsibility for ICT in the country’s Ministry of …

 Above: a new Community Computer Access Centre (Photo: ABG) Following a week-long “digital village” in Antigua, the country’s government is expanding a programme aimed at improving acess to technology. The so-called Technology for Communication, Education and Empowerment Programme will open …