Tag Archive: policy

Mar 22 2017

To what degree is the Caribbean tech space mindful of consumers’ rights?

An discussion of the eight basic consumer rights and how they might be relevant to the Caribbean ICT/tech space. Exactly a week ago today, 15 March, World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) was observed. Established in 1983, WRCD seeks “to promote the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and …

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Feb 24 2017

Drones: are they on their way to becoming ubiquitous in the Caribbean?

​Globally, use of drones has been and will continue to increase into the foreseeable future. However, will that be the experience in the Caribbean? Over the past two years or so, the term, drones, has become more widely known. They are not only commercially available for personal use, but many businesses, especially those that ship …

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Feb 22 2017

Unleashing the Internet: does the Caribbean have what it takes?

Last week, the Internet Society released what is likely to be a seminal report on the Internet in the Caribbean. Here, we introduce the report to our readers. The Internet is widely recognised as being a catalyst for economic growth and development, and Caribbean countries have been eager to embrace this platform to achieve those …

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Dec 21 2016

Disadvantages and benefits of Guyana’s telecoms liberalisation efforts

A short discourse on some of the drawbacks of having an exclusive monopoly and some benefits of inviting competition in a telecoms sector Those who are regular readers of ICT Pulse, and our news roundup in particular, would be aware that over the past few years, Guyana has been eager to liberalise its telecoms sector. …

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Oct 26 2016

In creating digital societies, is it enough to create digital citizens?

Though it is acknowledged that citizens must be empowered to harness the emerging digital economy, we discuss whether those efforts are enough to truly realise a digital society In an article published last week, a brief account was given of the several initiatives that are in the process of being implemented in the Eastern Caribbean, …

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