Press Releases

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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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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HISTORIC SIGNING OF DECLARATION ON REDUCTION OF ROAMING CHARGES TO SIGNIFICANTLY BENEFIT CARICOM CITIZENS

Today, 23rd February 2022, brought the Caribbean one step closer to reducing roaming charges. CARICOM Heads of Government will be lauded in the annals of history for their leadership in spearheading the Signing of the Declaration of St George’s, Towards the Reduction of Intra CARICOM Roaming Charges, with regional network operators, Digicel Group and Cable & Wireless Communications.