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Opening Remarks for the Meeting on Proactive Actions to Prevent Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Delivered by Rodney Taylor Secretary-General, Caribbean Telecommunications Union 22 May 2024 Trinidad Hilton Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning, and welcome to this meeting on Prevention of Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation as we seek to develop standards of collaboration in countering this crime. This meeting is being hosted by the United Nation Office on …

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Secretary-General Rodney Taylor Opening Remarks – CTU 35th Anniversary

1st May 2024 Salutations…….. Let me first express my appreciation to you for taking the time to join us today to celebrate our 35th year of existence as a CARICOM institution. In 1989 when the CTU was established by CARICOM Heads of Government, the telecommunications landscape in the Caribbean was undergoing significant changes. There was …

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Huawei and CTU sign MOU to Strengthen the Caribbean’s Capacity to go Fully Digital

Huawei (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited, part of the Huawei global information and communication technology (ICT) powerhouse, and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 11th April 2024 at the 21st Caribbean Ministerial Strategic ICT Seminar, held in San Ignacio, Belize, a CTU Member State. The Seminar was hosted by the …

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Remarks delivered by Secretary-General Rodney Taylor at Informática 2024

18th March 2024 Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed guests, and participants, I am honoured and truly grateful to be able to bring you greetings today on behalf of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU).  It is great to be in beautiful Havanna with such esteemed delegates from around the world.  The CTU is a specialised institution of …

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Opening remarks delivered by Gary Kalloo at the Inauguration of the Caribbean Data Centre

Curaçao, 13th March 2024 I want to recognise the President of the CTU, Senator the Honourable Hassel Bacchus Minister of Digital Transformation, government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.   Distinguished Guests, Esteemed Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour and privilege to be a part of and to welcome you all to …

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Opening Remarks by Secretary-General Rodney Taylor at the Setting Priorities For Accessible Communications@Sea Solutions For Small-Scale Fishers Workshop

Project by ITU/CTU/TATT Smart Seas Toolkit for Disaster Resilience 11th March 2023 Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and valued partners, good morning! If you have ever visited any of the coastal and fishing communities in Trinidad and Tobago such as Icacos Point, overlooking Columbus Channel onto the Venezuelan coast, you would see small scale fishers …

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CTU Statement at ICANN Public Meeting at ICANN 79 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Delivered by Secretary-General Rodney Taylor 7th March 2024 Good day, I am Rodney Taylor, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) an inter-governmental organisation with 20 Member States and an observer member of the Government Advisory Council  (GAC). The Member States of the CTU fall into ICANN’s geographic region of Latin America and the Caribbean …

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Remark by Rodney Taylor, CTU Secretary General at the ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2024 – A SIDS side event

ECOSOC Partnership Forum 2024  A SIDS side event  “Resilient prosperity: Strategic Partnerships to Advancing Science, Technology, and Innovation in Small Island Developing States”  January 30, 2024, 1:15 – 2:30 PM  Trusteeship Council Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York  Remark by Rodney Taylor, CTU Secretary General Thank you, Madam Chair,  Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,  Let …

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NINE CTU MEMBER STATES ATTENDED WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE IN DUBAI 2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20th December 2023 – From national security to entertainment, countries and territories across the globe rely on the radio-frequency spectrum for daily life activities. Spectrum is an invisible resource utilised by all wireless communication technologies in a prescribed manner that is legally regulated by national regulatory authorities according to internationally …

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CVAS WILL BE CLOSED

In 2020, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) introduced the Caribbean Video Assistance Service (CVAS), an initiative to help people who are Deaf or Blind. Completely free to use, CVAS enhanced the quality of the lives of citizens Trinidad and Tobago and beyond.  The first of its kind in the Caribbean, CVAS allowed Deaf users to use …

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