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BARBADOS TO HOST CTU ICT WEEK 2023 INCLUDING A CARIBBEAN DIGITAL SUMMIT

Bridgetown, Barbaods – 10th October 2023 – The Government of Barbados, in collaboration with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Global Government Forum (GGF), will host the Caribbean Digital Summit and ICT Week 2023 from 16th to 20th October 2023 at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados. Each year, the …

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Opening Remarks: Introductory Webinar for the Bridging the Mobile Gender Gap

Delivered by Rodney Taylor Secretary General, Caribbean Telecommunications Union 7th September 2023 Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished partners and participants, Good [morning/afternoon/evening], and a warm welcome to this pivotal training course on “Bridging the Mobile Gender Gap.” I am truly honored to address you today on behalf of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), one of the …

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CARIBBEAN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM EXAMINES GOVERNANCE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – 25th August 2023 – The 19th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) and 2nd Caribbean Youth Internet Governance Forum (CYIGF) convened their annual meetings from 22nd to 24th August to address critical issues surrounding the governance of the global digital landscape, under the theme, “Evolving Caribbean Internet Governance Priorities …

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CTU AND PARTNERS ADVANCE CARIBBEAN INTERNET GOVERNANCE PRIORITIES IN THE REGION

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – 16th August 2023 – The multi-stakeholder Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) returns with its 19th edition and the multi-stakeholder 2nd Caribbean Youth Internet Governance Forum (CYIGF) from 22nd to 24th August 2023. Hosted at the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) headquarters in Port of Spain, the CTU is joined …

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REMARKS BY SECRETARY-GENERAL RODNEY TAYLOR AT THE LAUNCH OF JUMP, BARBADOS

Ladies and gentlemen, Firstly, let me thank Cable and Wireless for the invitation to participate here today on behalf of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union.  I am sure I can speak for all 20 of our Member States when I say that initiatives such as JUMP are very important and badly needed if we are to …

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CTU HOSTS 2ND MEETING OF OVER-THE-TOP (OTT), BIG TECH COMPANIES AND CARIBBEAN OPERATORS

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – 14th June 2023 – The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) will be hosting the 2nd Meeting of Over-The-Top/Big Tech Companies and Caribbean Operators to be held at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Centre on 23rd June 2023 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. ET. The primary focus of the meeting is to discuss …

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CARIB$ COMPLEMENTARY CURRENCY: A SOLUTION TO CARIBBEAN’S CROSS-BORDER CURRENCY PAYMENT CHALLENGES

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – 29th May 2023 – Movement of capital in the Caribbean has long faced challenges due to heavy reliance on foreign correspondent banks and limited USD liquidity. This dependence has resulted in expensive, slow, and de-risking-prone cross-border payments. Consequently, the region’s financial disconnect hampers the development of the Caribbean …

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CARIBBEAN LEADERS COMMIT TO REGIONAL DIGITAL INTEGRATION

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Wednesday 17th May 2023 On Tuesday 16th May 2023, nine (9) Caribbean Ministers and two (2) Senior Advisors with responsibility for Digital Transformation signed the ‘Port of Spain Commitment on Digital Integration.” This agreement marked the culmination of discussions that took place during the Executive Sessions on Digital Leadership …

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