Tag Archive: open data

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 09 2014

Roundup: for the week ending 8 June 2014

A roundup of ICT/technology news from across the Caribbean region during the period Monday 2 June to Sunday 8 June 2014. Monday, 2 June 2014 Dominican spectrum award may face legal challenge Dominican Republic – The Justice and Transparency Foundation (FJT) has threatened legal action over alleged corruption in the recent award of mobile spectrum …

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May 23 2014

How open is the Caribbean to FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards?

Last year, UNESCO commissioned a comprehensive situation review of FOSS, Open Data and Open Standards across 17 countries in the Caribbean. The final report has been made publicly available. Today’s technology, especially ICT, has been breaking down traditionally held barriers and norms, and to varying degrees, it has been ushering in an environment of greater …

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Nov 27 2013

4 reasons to governments should be open to Open Data

In recent years, Open Data has been gaining considerable traction globally, but there are countries, especially those in the Caribbean that have been reluctant to embrace it. This post highlights four key reasons why countries should revisit Open Data. Unlike term Open Source Software, which has been around for at least the past 20 years, …

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