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How COVID-19 information is being shared by Governments in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago
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How COVID-19 information is being shared by Governments in Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

The COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic is now its second year. Caribbean governments were all caught off guard as their tourism-dependent economies wrestled with closing borders vs foreign exchange revenue and the economy. In time, however, the way in which the Caribbean governments shared information improved. So let us take a look at how COVID-19 information is being shared by Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados Barbados is taking a three-pronged approach with the Ministery of Health and Wellness publishing COVID-19 reports, The Ministry of Tourism explaining entry protocols and steps to enter Barbados and the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) sharing information. The Bahamas In the Bahamas, the Ministry of Health is sharing detailed inform...
Barbados to host CaribNOG 13
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Barbados to host CaribNOG 13

The thirteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, or CaribNOG, will take place in Barbados from April 18 to 19, 2017. CaribNOG is the region’s first volunteer-based community of network engineers, computer security experts and tech aficionados. “At CaribNOG 13, we’re expecting a large turnout of network operators, telecommunications regulators, academics, Internet service providers, engineering and computer science students, special interest groups and government representatives, drawn from across the region and around the world,” said Bevil Wooding, founder of CaribNOG and Internet Strategist with Packet Clearing House. Since its establishment in 2010, the community’s unique spirit has made it one of the most highly anticipated events on the regional calen...
F1rst aims to be Caribbean Technology Trailblazer
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F1rst aims to be Caribbean Technology Trailblazer

F1rst is an internet service that is offering location-based service targeted at businesses and consumers in the Caribbean. The aim is to create a web-based service indigenous to the Caribbean that is focused on the power of the internet and providing commercial benefit by connecting consumers to businesses and businesses to consumers. Through a massive collaborative effort combining primarily Caribbean based talent, F1rst Media Ltd. aims to be a truly Caribbean brand focused on the Caribbean citizen and visitors to the Caribbean primarily. Personally I am impressed with the scope of F1rst, the planning that has gone into the service and will continue to follow the its development over the weeks, months and years to come. At first glance many will think of F1rst as a localized lovec...
Barbados on the path to free island-wide Wi-Fi coverage
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Barbados on the path to free island-wide Wi-Fi coverage

The Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation in association with the Government of Barbados, the private sector and telecommunications companies set out on a project last year to completely cover the island nation with 100% free Wi-Fi by Novermber 11th, 2011 (11.11.11). The target date has come and gone and although 100% coverage has not been achieved as planed 60% of Bardados now has access to free Wi-Fi. CEO of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation, Damian McKinney stated that: “the project is fundamental to propelling Barbados to the center of global business with the incremental proliferation of free Wi-fi hotspots, which in turn will enable new business opportunities and innovations.” He also highlighted that while Barbados enjoys a literacy rate of an estimated 99.7%, it ...
Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America
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Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America

Netflix is reporting through their official blog that they plan to start offering their streaming service in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year. The blog post doesn't go into detail about the individual counties only stating that they will expand into 43 countries in the region. I take heart in the fact that Latin America and the Caribbean were separated as too often smaller English speaking counties like Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados were labeled as Latin America incorrectly with services only provided in Spanish and Portuguese. Caribbean Tech Explosion Internet access and speeds have exploded in the Caribbean in recent years as well as tech-related consumer products such as smart-phones, HD TVs and Video Game consoles. It would be interesting to follow the deployment of...