By Russell Williams   As the Caribbean awoke to the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for the last decade, users of FaceBook might have expected to be able to use FaceBook’s Safety Check Feature, however it was conspicuous by its absence!   Hurricane Irma was Missing […]

Where was Facebook’s Safety Check During Hurricane Irma?


    LIFELINES   “LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column appears monthly, and is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine“   Parenting is a difficult job and it is a job […]

A Word to All Parents: Words Matter to Your Children


        Tim Burke – Vice President StrategicTechnology, Liberty Global   CANTO 2017 continues at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. The 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition, is addressing current concerns and challenges in the region and how they can be solved. […]

CANTO 2017 – Looking into the Future



  Hon. Gaston Browne – Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda       Punta Cana, 16th July 2017 –The opening ceremony for CANTO’s 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition took place yesterday afternoon before a packed audience which included a cross section of all possible regional stakeholders in ICT […]

Antigua PM Addresses CANTO 2017 Conference


    LIFELINES “LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column appears monthly, and is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine”. Once again for 2017, the Early Childhood Unit is an advocate for […]

For Every Child, Early Moments Matter


  Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 08, 2017 (SKNIS):      Women across the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis were saluted and commended for their contribution to the development of the country, in particular, to the world of work, by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, during the opening […]

PM HARRIS PAYS HOMAGE TO WOMEN IN COMMEMORATION OF INTERNATIONAL ...



O          MEDIA RELEASE 15.02.17   The EU-funded None in Three project announces the publication of its new research report: TWENTY-ONE LESSONS: PREVENTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN. Published by the University of Huddersfield Press in the UK, the report has been widely distributed across the region […]


        Wednesday, February 8, 2017    Climate Change will be the main talking point when the OECS Commission stages the third in its Vini Kozé Public Forum Series in Dominica on Friday February 10.   The Forum will be held at the Fort Young Hotel. It will […]

The OECS Public Education Forum Series to be staged in ...


        Lady Lynda Venner, widow of The Honourable Sir K Dwight Venner, former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has advised that the funeral service for Sir Dwight will be held at 2:00 p.m. on 4 January 2017, at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate […]

Sir K Dwight Venner To Be laid to Rest 4 ...




Russell Williams   All around the world governments levy a small tax on the revenues of telecommunications companies, which are credited to a “Universal Service Fund”. The purpose of this fund is to finance projects to make telecommunications service available to underserved communities and parts of the country where, for […]

ECTEL Reviews Operation of USF


Russell Williams   What is Number Portability? Number Portability, refers to the ability to switch telephone service provider while keeping your telephone number with you. This time last year mobile phone subscribers in the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) member states were told that they could look forward to Number […]

Number Portability in ECTEL States Delayed