Roundup: for the week ending 11 September 2011

This is a roundup of the ICT/technology news across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 5 September to Sunday 11 September 2011.

Monday, 5 September 2011

DCA probing cell phone towers

Antigua & Barbuda – The Development Control Authority (DCA) is hoping to bring a quick conclusion to its investigation on whether or not local telecommunications companies are constructing cell towers without the department’s permission… more

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Phone Service Restored to North Eleuthera, Harbour Island

Bahamas – Slightly more than one week after Hurricane Irene slammed The Bahamas leaving residents on several islands without power, telephone or water, BTC announced today that full landline and cellular phone services were restored to North Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island… more

New radio station to launch

Cayman Islands – Folks in the Cayman Islands are set to get a Hits and Hip Hop radio station early next month, with the launch of STAR 92.7FM… more

Reminder New Dialing Code Country St. Maarten

St. Maarten – Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten would like to remind the general public of St. Maarten about the upcoming change to dialing code 1-721 for country St. Maarten on September 30th 2011… more

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Netflix to launch in the Caribbean on Monday

Barbados – Caribbean television stations, video stores, movie theatres, and even video pirates could find their businesses under threat when Netflix, the world’s largest Internet movie and TV series subscription service starts rolling out its service in the Caribbean from September 12… more

Friday, 9 September 2011

Project to bring cybercrime solutions to Barbados

Barbados – BBs, texts, emails, VoIP, Facebook, Twitter — these are the tools of modern communication, and living without them has now become almost unimaginable. But, how many of us truly understand how they work and the risks associated with using the infinite space called the World Wide Web? … more

LIME delivers enhanced Internet and Customer services

Grenada – Two rural communities have recently received an upgrade in its Internet Service by LIME, which was in keeping with the company’s commitment to ensure Grenada is ICT ready… more

GTC pensioners maintain call for more money

Guyana – Former employees of the Guyana Telecommunications Corporation (GTC), now GT&T, on Friday called on the government to renegotiate the pensions that have been offered to them following their departure from the once wholly state-owned entity… more

Casserly leading team to secure investments in BPO

Jamaica – PATRICK Casserly, the recently appointed ambassador/special envoy with responsibility for information, communication and technology (ICT) in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, will lead a team from JAMPRO to the Gartner Outsourcing & Vendor Management Summit scheduled for Florida next week, as the government ramps up its efforts to secure investments in the country’s business process outsourcing (BPO) sector… more

Commish warns cops about use of social media

Jamaica – POLICE Commissioner Owen Ellington, has warned members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to be careful in their use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn… more

Saturday, 10 September 2011

LIME rallies with Internet Assistance to Laptop users

St. Kitts & Nevis – LIME is showing no signs of slowing down in their contributions towards the development of education as today (Sept. 9) they announced the second phase of their Internet for Life package… more

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Cloud computing slashes cost of business telephones

Jamaica – Firms can now significantly reduce capital expenditure and realise up to 25 per cent bottom-line savings on their cash flow. Digicel Business, the arm of the telecommunication provider which specialises in corporate solutions, said this became a reality with the launch of its Cloud Telephony on Friday… more