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Caribbean Tech Roundup

CARIBBEAN TECH ROUNDUP – Weekend of 25th August 2017

Introduction Welcome to The Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 25th August 2017, with host Russell Williams. ECTEL DIRECTOR OUTLINES THE CHALLENGES TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORS FACE Quincy Prentice, Director of Technology in the Nevis Island Administration and a Director at the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), was speaking on […]

ECTEL Director Outlines Challenges to Telecommunications Regulators

Quincy Prentice, Director of Technology in the Nevis Island Administration and a Director at the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL), was speaking on ZIZ’s “Working for You”, when he outlined the challenges that changes in technology and consumer behaviour are having on the telecommunications industry. He pointed out that new […]

So When will St. Kitts and Nevis Get it’s IXP?

The question was asked on the most recent edition of ZIZ’s Working for You on Tuesday 15th August, by host Lesroy Williams who as we shall see later had clearly done his research. The question was fielded by Ervin Williams, Managing Director of the local National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (NTRC), […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup

Caribbean Tech Roundup – Weekend of 4th August 2017

Introduction Welcome to The Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 4th August 2017, with host Russell Williams. Barbados to Switch up it’s Energy Mix – Renewables Seen as the Way Forward Minister with responsibility for energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, says they are looking at ways to implement energy […]

Nevis Island Administration Director Technology Impressed With CANTO 33

Director of Technology in the Nevis Island Administration, Mr. Quincy Prentice attended CANTO’s Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and was impressed by what he saw. Attending for the first time he said that he would be keen to attend next year if possible. […]

CANTO 33 – Day One Roundup – 17th July 2017

Roundup of Day One of CANTO’s 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.   Jamaica’s Open Data Policy I spoke with Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr. Andrew Wheatley about Jamaica’s Open Data initiatives. Minister Wheatley explained: We have developed an Open […]

Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the Death of Betamax

A few weeks ago Song announced that in March 2016 they would stop making Betamax Video Tapes, some thirteen years after shipping the last Betamax VCR. If you’re of a certain age like me, I’m sure you are thinking, ”What they’re still making Beta Max Tapes?” For the younger generation […]

The New Economy is Disruptive – Is the Caribbean Ready?

I recently read an article on Tech Crunch, the piece spoke of the shift in emphasis in commerce and highlighted an interesting observation. It cited that Uber, the world largest taxi company doesn’t own a fleet of cabs, and media giant FaceBook doesn’t produce any content of its own. It […]