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PayCab Passenger App is finally here!!!

PayCab, a location-based mobile application inspired by Uber technology is being introduced to Antigua. The new mobile app, created by the Caribbean technological genius of Sherwin Jupiter puts the convenience of safe vehicular mobility and access to islanders in the palm of their hands. It comes as the first official mobile application, since Uber, to be introduced in the Caribbean and creates an avenue for seamless trickle-down empowerment through entrepreneurship. Speaking to the motive behind the technology, mobile app developer Sherwin Jupiter said he has long battled with the nuisances…

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Education Technology 

Antigua Government to Host World’s Most Famous Hacker at Cybersecurity Conference

Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, a bestselling author and top cybersecurity speaker, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural CityNext Antigua conference. The three-day event is being hosted by Hon. Melford Nicholas, Minister for Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Information Technology, and takes place from 17 to 19 January at Sandals Antigua. CityNext Antigua is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference which will bring together decision makers, thinkers and achievers from various segments of the global, regional and local ICT industries to discuss, analyse and put forward…

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Business Technology 

CISCO and DIGICEL Frame Agreement to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Caribbean, Central America

Cisco, the worldwide technology leader, and Digicel, a major telecommunication services provider covering a wide territory in the Caribbean, have signed a Caribbean Countries Digitalization the “Frame Agreement”) outlining their objectives and strategic plans for accelerating the digital agenda and existing digitization policies for 26 countries in the Caribbean and Central America. Under the Frame Agreement, the two companies will collaborate to develop a digitization vision for each country for both the immediate and the long term, defining areas for implementation and specific projects, such as Healthcare/Telemedicine, Smart Cities, and…

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Technology 

Digicel Unwraps the Gift that Keeps On Giving this Xmas

The Gift of TV on the Go gives customers one hour FREE streaming to enjoy their favourite content on With the happiest time of the year just around the corner and everyone getting busy making their Christmas wish lists, Digicel is offering up the ultimate Christmas gift for its customers across the Caribbean and Central America in the form of The Gift that Keeps on Giving them access to stream movie after movie. For this festive season, Digicel asked its customers for their Christmas wish list  – and this year,…

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Technology 

Cable & Wireless Announces John Reid, CEO to Step Down

Cable & Wireless Communications (“C&W”) today announced that John Reid will step down from the position of CEO in early 2018. An announcement on C&W’s incoming CEO will be made in due course, and until that time, Reid will remain in the post and will support the transition to new leadership. Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, parent company of C&W said: “John has been an exceptional leader for us, steering Cable & Wireless through significant changes and transformation; we have valued John’s dedication and energy and wish him the…

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Regional News Technology 

DIGICEL Announces New Group CEO

Digicel, the total communications and entertainment provider, today announces the appointment of Mr Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau as Group Chief Executive with effect from February 2018. He will succeed Mr Colm Delves who had signalled to the Board some time ago his intention to step down from his executive role for personal and family reasons.  Mr Delves will remain as a non-executive director of Digicel and will also provide advisory services to the Group. Under Colm’s leadership over the past 13 years, Digicel grew from US$478 million revenues in eight markets…

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CDB Regional News Technology 

CDB sponsorship enables regional entrepreneurs to network with top tech players

The Caribbean could discover its very own Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, when 300 people from the tech industry, including power players like Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter, convene in Jamaica from November 30 to December 2, for the second biannual Tech Beach retreat. A USD35,000 grant provided by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will make it possible for 16 young entrepreneurs and innovators from across the region to attend the event, through scholarships. The two-day retreat will focus on teaching participants how to build successful fintech, medtech and consumer tech companies,…

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Technology 

Digicel Enhances Customer Care in Retail Stores

On November 1, Digicel introduced a new team of customer care agents in both our Hills Park and Redcliffe Street Stores.  The team, headed by Athena Joseph will play a critical role in delivering after sales support to all Digicel customers on island. Customers with queries related to their mobile or Home Internet LTE account can speak directly to the team.  These queries can range from postpaid bill enquiries and account charges, to Data plan activations for prepaid and upgrades for LTE Home Internet plans.  Customers are encouraged to visit…

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Business CARICOM Economic Foreign Affairs Regional News Technology 

Russia in the Caribbean – A New Dawn; First ever joint Russian/Eurasian-Caribbean economic, media and academic forum

November perhaps represents a new ‘Dawn’ for the Caribbean, with humble beginnings in the spice isle of Grenada, with one of the most powerful nations in the world – Russia tabling an interesting proposal. So, what was Russia doing in the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada? Ushering a New Dawn of course. This is the intrepid title given to a full day forum with some of the biggest names in academia, media and economic entities. The event saw regional journalist, Russian academia, tech and financial businessmen from Russia, USA and…

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Disaster Management Technology 

Digicel Announces Full Service Resumption in Barbuda Following Hurricane Irma

Service is now100 per cent restored for Digicel customers in Barbuda. It now means that Barbudans returning to the island with the aim of rebuilding their lives following the island-wide evacuation after Hurricane Irma, will have much-needed communication for their return to normalcy.  According to Janice Sutherland, Digicel Antigua and Barbuda CEO, “It’s a challenging road ahead and an emotionally-wrenching process for Barbudans. It was critical to have communications in place and we are happy that the network is now fully operational.” Digicel will continue to work with the authorities…

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