Author Russell Williams


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


Russell Williams On the 1st of October, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took over stewardship of the Internet from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. We were able to discuss the ramifications of this transfer and the wider issue of Internet Governance as it relates to the […]

Caribbean Must Engage in Internet Governance


  23rd September 2016 Basseterre, St. Kitts   Russell Williams   The St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce continued their series of Sector Specific Round Table discussions and met with the IT Sector. A varied cross section of players including some from among the Chamber’s membership met […]

CIC IT ROUNDTABLE



Coming out of the 32nd Council of Minister’s Meeting in St. Kitts and Nevis in October, the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) is said to be looking into regional roaming. According to Dominican Minister of Telecommunications Kelver Darroux said that the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) Council of Ministers is […]

ECTEL Takes a Closer Look at Roaming Rates


  Business leaders in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis were exposed to the opportunities presented through Crowdfunding. The training was facilitated through the Competitive Business Unit (CBU), formerly the Export Development Unit (EDU), of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF).

Crowdfunding Training Held in St. Kitts and Nevis


With a number of member states facing high youth unemployment and stubbornly low economic growth numbers, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, is partnering with regional stakeholders to host the first, OECS Business Solutions Think Tank and Hackathon, from 14th to 15th August 2015. Tech Correspondent, Russell WIlliams spoke with Sybil Welsh […]

OECS Think Tank – An End Business as Usual?



Russell Williams In Part 1, I set out a couple of reasons why I believe we need a dedicated and focused Ministry of Technology, much of the argument was based on the hear and now. In this final part, I will look ahead. We have all heard and in some […]

The Case for a Ministry of Technology – Pt 2


Russell Williams After the swearing in ceremony of the new government in February there were questions about the apparent absence of the Ministry of Technology. Apparently, I was foolish enough to air my questions and concern publicly, triggering a wave of criticism and seemingly stoking an already politically charged environment. […]

The Case For A Ministry Of Technology – Pt 1


  What You should Learn from the Data Breaches at Sony and other’s   Over the last couple of years one corporate giant after another has fallen victim to cyber-crime or security breaches of one form or another. For those who don’t follow these matters the breach at Sony Corporation […]

Learn from Other’s Security Mistakes




We met with Dr. Leighton Naraine Vice Principal and Science Lecturer at the college to discuss the innovative research he’s leading at CFBC. As the name suggests, the project makes use of a combination of a hydroponic system – a growing environment where plants are grown in water, and use […]

CFBC Hybrid Hydroponics-Agroponics Pilot Project


Occasionally we literally get ourselves in over our heads trying to keep up with technology. This is particularly true if you have a fancy new screen or might be just getting used to the touch-pad of a new laptop or keyboard touch-pad combo. These techniques might be useful for anyone […]

Slowing IT Down to Get More Done