Development Gender Affairs Technology 

ANTIGUAN CEO HEADS UP PREMIER WOMEN’S FORUM

One of the region’s largest telecommunications and ICT event, CANTO 34th Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition (CANTO 2018) was held recently at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Panama City, Panama. CANTO 2018, the Caribbean’s premier telecommunications event for industry professionals, academics and regional governments was held under the theme “Guiding Digital Adoption to Lead the Global Market”. A key component of the four day event was the Women in ICT Forum highlighting women’s perspectives on leadership, gender equality issues and how to bridge the gaps within the industry.…

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Business Community Technology Youth 

ACT Gives a Second Chance

We all deserve a second chance, more so, young persons who have encountered issues with the law. The Second Chance Program caters to youth offenders as they reintegrate back into society. With their SPARKS outline (Special People Achieve Reform Knowledge and Self-Acceptance), the program strives to prevent reoffending. The vision of the Second Chance Program is to create opportunities for people to transform their own lives, by fostering behavioral changes. This ties in with ACT’s mandate of bringing the community into the future. ACT will partner with the non-government organization…

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Development Technology Youth 

ACT Partners with the Nolan Hue Foundation to Promote Professional Development in Youth

“Youth of Substance, Impacting Through Action,” an impactful theme for an insightful retreat. In its 3rd year, the Nolan Hue Foundation once again strives to promote professional development of youth in Antigua and Barbuda. This year it goes even further with its partnership with ACT, the island’s most significant technology provider. 25 future leaders aged 18 – 25, experienced a dynamic weekend at the Jolly Beach Resort from July 20th – 22nd, all with the focus of growth and progress. The Nolan Hue Youth Empowerment Retreat (NH YER) is only…

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Culture Economic Technology Tourism Uncategorized Youth 

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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