Michelle Garcia

ARIN AND CTU ANNOUNCE PLANS TO DEEPEN SUPPORT FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CARIBBEAN

2022-06-10 KIGALI, RWANDA The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Mr. Rodney Taylor and Director of Caribbean Affairs for the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), Mr. Bevil Wooding, announced joint plans to accelerate digital transformation and strengthen collaboration to enhance the development and growth of the digital economy in the Caribbean.  The announcement …

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REMARKS MADE BY SG RODNEY TAYLOR ON THE OCCASION OF THE BAHAMAS’ ITU COUNCIL SEAT BID

By CTU Secretary General 13th June 2022 Kigali, Rwanda, WTDC22 Secretary General of the ITU, Excellencies, distinguished guests……….. Good evening! Let me begin by thanking our host, the government, and people of Rwanda for the excellent hospitality, the world-class hosting facilities, the professionalism, and support here at World Telecommunications Development Conference, WTDC- 22.  It being …

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CTU “PARTNERS TO CONNECT” FOR ICT-ENABLED DEVELOPMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN 

The Covid-19 pandemic has further widened the digital gap globally. A joint report by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft, has highlighted that nearly 224 million people, or 32%, in Latin America and the Caribbean have no internet access.  Responding to this critical issue, the Caribbean …

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STATEMENT OF POLICY COMMITMENT DELIVERED TO THE PARTNERS 2 CONNECT FORUM AS PART WTDC 21/22 CONFERENCE

POLICY STATEMENT DELIVERED BY THE HON. JAMAHL STRACHAN PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY IN THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS ON BEHALF OF THE HON. MICHAEL HALKITIS MINISTER OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR. Thank you Madam Session Chair, It is a great honour for me to share with you …

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DIGITAL CURRENCIES CAN PROVIDE VIABLE PAYMENT ALTERNATIVE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND THE UNBANKED

In six months, Barbados and Jamaica are set to become the first Caribbean territories to access a new pan-Caribbean digital payment settlement system, called CaribDollar (Carib$). Carib$, a stablecoin, is the creation of partners Abed Ventures Inc., out of Barbados, and German entrepreneur, Dr. Jan Schröder. This revelation came at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union’s (CTU) …

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WORLD TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY 2022

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union joins the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in celebrating World Telecommunication and Information Society Day ​(WTISD). WTISD has been celebrated annually every 17 May since 1969 to mark the founding of the ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.    WTISD is observed to help raise awareness …

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CTU TEAM VISITS FRENCH TERRITORIES ON CARIBIX PROJECT: A PROMISE OF BETTER INTERNET SPEED, SECURITY AND SERVICE QUALITY 

The governments of Guadeloupe, St. Barthélemy and St. Martin will this month receive a delegation headed by Mr. Rodney Taylor, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU).   While in the territories, Mr. Taylor will pay courtesy visits to H.E. Ary Chalus, President of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe, H.E. Xavier Lédée, President of the Collectivité …

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