Tag Archive: digital divide

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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Apr 13 2016

Will CXC’s plan to move to electronic testing be successful?

The regional examination body, CXC, plans to move from paper-based to electronic testing. A number of challenges are anticipated, which will affect its successful realisation. Over the past two weeks or so, the regional high/secondary school examination body, the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), announced its intention to make all of its examinations electronic and paperless. …

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Apr 08 2016

3 major trends that will transform our telecom/ICT landscape in the near future

An overview of three telecoms and ICT trends that are likely to eventuate in the medium term, as recently reported by the International Telecommunications Union. Earlier this week, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced the release of the latest edition of its annual global ICT regulatory report, Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2016. This report examines …

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