BVI Eyes Next-Level Internet Development

BVI Internet

By Gerard Best CJ Contributor British Virgin Islands is stepping up efforts to get the most from its internet infrastructure. On June 4, 2011, the British Virgin Islands became only the second country in English-speaking Caribbean to establish an internet […]


In Curaçao, Promoting Caribbean Internet Development

Curacao Internet Development

Major Internet society to hold third peering form in the Caribbean By Gerard Best CJ Contributor WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao—The third Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum will be on June 7, 2017 and the Internet community is already looking forward to it. […]


Ultra-Fast Internet Could Be Coming to Jamaica

Will Jamaica soon to be home to ultra-fast Internet? That’s the plan by Digicel Group and Huawei Technologies, which recently tested a new technology known as XG-PON on their new fiber network which delivers speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. XG-PON, […]


A Boost for Internet in Belize

By Gerard Best CJ Contributor The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City last week at the campus of the University of Belize. The launch was the culmination of […]

How Internet Exchange Points Can Boost the Caribbean Economy

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Caribbean nations must strengthen their Internet infrastructure in order to take full advantage of the global digital economy. This was the message was expressed by Mark Vanterpool, Vice President of Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), at […]

Carnival's New Internet Plan

Aimed at social sharing By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is now offering social media internet packages – featuring access to a variety of sites for just $5 a day – on half of its ships, with fleetwide […]


Netflix, Google Joining Caribbean Internet Providers for Historic Meeting

Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor If you live in the Caribbean, you don’t need to be a computer expert to know that the region’s Internet services need to improve. If your connection falters so often that […]

Belize Is Getting Faster Internet

Above: the signing ceremony in Belize City By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Sometimes the best solution to a technical problem is social engineering. After a journey of two years, that’s exactly how Belize has come to a major milestone in […]

The Caribbean’s New Piracy Problem

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor BCJ’s Partial Lock-Down Directive About 98 channels are currently being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. This is what Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) shared in the April 24th Press Conference […]


Talking Caribbean Tech in St Lucia

Above: Google IT Expert, Arturo Servin speaks at recent CaribNOG event in Trinidad (Photo: Caribbean Network Operators Group) By Gerard Best CJ Contributor St Lucia will be the backdrop to the highly anticipated gathering of the men and women responsible […]

Hyatt Begins Offering Free Wi-Fi

Above: the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt has officially begun offering free Wi-Fi in all of its hotels and resorts worldwide. The company launched the new initiative on Saturday, one which will apply […]

What a Major Telecom Merger Means for the Caribbean

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ 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 […]


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