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Caribbean Tech Roundup – Weekend of 8th SEPTEMBER 2017

Introduction Welcome to The Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 8th September 2017, with host Russell Williams. Let me begin by expressing my condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones during the passage of Hurricane Irma. My thoughts are with those who suffered damage and […]

Dominica’s IoT Schools Project Creates Producers and Not Consumers!

The National Telecommunications Regulator in Dominica successfully secured US$18,000 in grant funding. The NTRC entered the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, (FRIDA) grant competition, winning the programme’s most technical category – Innovation for Internet Development. We spoke to the Executive Director at the NTRC […]

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 […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup – Weekend of 18th August 2017

Introduction Welcome to The Caribbean Technology Round Up for the weekend of 18th August 2017, with host Russell Williams. 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 show presenter […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup – Weekend of 21st  July 2017

The Government of Jamaica is Considering Forming a Technology Investment Fund With an increasing number of Jamaican Nationals with technology skills unable to find work and put them to use. The government of Jamaica is addressing the issue  head on through the development of a technology investment fund. Jamaica’s minister […]

Is Digicel for Real? – If So You Should be Afraid, Very Afraid!

Recently Digicel repeated their calls for Caribbean governments to regulate and tax two of the FANG companies, otherwise known as FaceBook, Amazon, Netflix and Google, four of the biggest internet companies in the world. Some might say the timing, of this latest appeal coming ahead of CANTO’s Annual Conference in […]

Caribbean Tech Roundup – Weekend of 23rd June 2017

Is a Cyber Crime Lab Planned for Saint Lucia? Saint Lucia is exploring the possibility of setting up a cyber crime laboratory, National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis has disclosed. Francis made the comments during a pre-cabinet interview with reporters on Monday while expressing concern about the proliferation of youth sex […]

PROTECTING YOUR ONLINE SECURITY – PART 4

Do Not Use Social Media Credentials for Authentication (OAuth 2) In the previous parts I have cautioned against using your social media account and credentials to authenticate or log-in on other web sites or services. I know it’s difficult and in some cases it doesn’t look as though one actually […]