Tag Archive: digital divide

Jun 29 2016

Snapshot: state of Open Data in the Caribbean in 2015

Summary of the Caribbean results in the 2015 Global Open Data Index exercise. The concept of “Open Data” is not new in the Caribbean. It began to gain prominence around five years ago, with the crystallised into the first Caribbean Open Data Conference, and the Caribbean Open Institute. With regard to understanding the term ‘Open …

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Jun 27 2016

Roundup: for the week ending 26 June 2016

A roundup of the latest ICT/technology news from across the Caribbean region for the period Monday 20 March to Sunday 26 June 2016. Monday, 20 June 2016 Belize Has Big Internet Plans Belize – He’s the Chief Operating Officer of Centaur Cable and the newly appointed chairman of Belize’s internet exchange point. Launched in Belize …

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Jun 08 2016

Should the Internet be a basic right now, or in the future?

In light of recent statements on the Internet by a prominent Caribbean leader, we discuss reasons why the Internet should be made a basic right sooner rather than later. In an address to the Jamaica Employers Federation two weeks ago, Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, was reported as saying that globally, it could be …

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May 25 2016

Snapshot: 2016 update on the affordability of Internet service in the Caribbean

A 2016 update of how affordable Internet broadband service is across the Caribbean. Since May 2011, and following on from our most recent Snapshot of Internet speed and pricing, we have been regularly assessing the affordability of Internet broadband service across the Caribbean. Here, we update our findings on affordability, and discuss some of the …

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May 20 2016

ICT entrepreneurship for social impact

In recognition of  World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, a brief discussion on designing businesses that have have social impact, which focus on Sustainable Development Goals. At the best of times, starting a successful business is fraught with challenges. Creating a social enterprise, which at the very least is self-sustaining, is considerably difficult. However, to …

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