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Caribbean voices joining global Internet debate

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)—the entity that controls key bits of the Internet—gathers in Los Angeles this week to tackle an array of hot issues, in particular, governance of the Internet.

“Governments want to exert control over the sweeping transnational power of the Internet that is affecting their policies, politics, social fabric and/or their economic conditions,” ICANN chief executive Fadi Chehade told the media, days before this week’s ICANN 51 meeting, which will continue through October 16.

The dynamic between ICANN’s policies and the national or international laws regulating human society is complex, and is overseen by a dedicated committee within ICANN. “ICANN receives input from governments through the Governmental Advisory Committee, or GAC,” explained Albert Daniels, ICANN’s stakeholder engagement manager for the Caribbean. Continue reading Caribbean voices joining global Internet debate

Caribbean cyberattacks on the rise?

The recent Bahamas bank breach is only the latest to hit the Caribbean. Regional technology writer Michele Marius of ict-pulse.com curated the following list of Caribbean cyber crime stories from 2012 to 2013.

 

DATE PLACE HEADLINE LINK
 

2013

 Mar 11 Bahamas Hackers spark credit card chaos http://bit.ly/ZEdXS2
 Feb 20 Jamaica Hackers attack at least four state bodies in two weeks http://bit.ly/VwlaEu
 Feb 6 Jamaica Hacker said found with DPP files http://bit.ly/TICSoT
 Feb 6 Barbados Barbados police investigating missing data on oil industry http://bit.ly/10xbiL1
 Jan 26 Jamaica Digicel Hacked http://bit.ly/WYyeAG
Jan 25 Jamaica Hackers on the loose http://bit.ly/WlTulO
 

2012

 Oct 5 St Vincent Guyanese remanded in St.Vincent http://t.co/YC2wcDkrjZ
 Sep 13 Antigua & Barbuda Crooks hack emails to demand money http://t.co/MvNdipuHcz
 Jul 18 Dominican Republic Anonymous group says it hacked two major Dominican websites http://bit.ly/OnaHXr
 Jul 18 Dominican Republic AnonymousRD hacks State University’s Website http://t.co/at9BVDT6pV
 Jul 18 Dominican Republic Anonymous group says it hacked two major Dominican websites http://t.co/5pr0BAdFHT
 Jul 12 St Maarten Police Arrest ATM Scammer After High Speed Chase http://bit.ly/14P2hO6
 Jul 11 Trinidad & Tobago Two men held in ATM scam http://t.co/delip4Jhih
 Jul 10 Trinidad & Tobago New security features coming after ATM scam revealed’ http://t.co/qaisFenN8f
 Jul 9 Trinidad & Tobago Banks respond to illegal cash withdrawal from ATMs http://t.co/ZkupfbiazA
 Jun 29 Jamaica Tax Officials Reveal System Breach By Online Hacker http://t.co/UWiaVH41kq
 June 1 Caribbean Escalating cyber security up the political agenda http://bit.ly/L2Y7Hr
 May 31 Dominican Republic Top official: Anonymous from Mexico launched attacks on polls http://t.co/cgcCBKwXqh
 May 29 Dominican Republic Anti-hack company confirms attacks on Electoral Board during polls http://t.co/Jwbogo0hgJ
 Apr 22 Trinidad & Tobago Hacker strikes Parliament website http://t.co/tf2py8bKAa

 

Survey of ICT and Education in Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean

How are ICTs currently being used in the education sector in the Caribbean, and what are the strategies and policies related to this use?

What are the common challenges and constraints faced by Caribbean countries and territories in this area?

What are the lessons learned from the past decade’s investment and activities, successes and failures, related to ICT use in education, and how can these lessons inform policy dialogues and project preparation going forward?

This Survey of ICT and Education in the Caribbean provides a general overview of current activities and issues related to ICT use in education in individual Caribbean countries and territories.

This report is based on 16 Country Surveys: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Download Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education ICT Policy 2005\

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Please note that the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, and the U.S. commonwealth territory of Puerto Rico are not included in this survey.

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