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Those of you who are familiar with the successful Terminator series of films staring Arnold Schwarzenegger, would recognise the quote “Old but not obsolete”. It comes from the last Terminator Genisys film, staring an aging Schwarzenegger who would often remind a youthful John Connor that “I’m old but not obsolete”. […]

Ham Radio Tech, “Old but Not Obsolete” in St. Kitts-Nevis   Recently updated !


    Russell Williams   Weeks after the record breaking devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria, cut through the Caribbean leaving their indelible mark of destruction, the fortunate inhabitants of islands that escaped the tempests will continue feel their impact in other ways well into next year.

Hurricanes Irma and Maria Delay Number Portability in ECTEL States


In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria we were reminded of the valuable service provided by the group of volunteers known as Ham Radio enthusiasts or Amateur Radio Operators to give them their full title. Ham Radio Provide Essential Service in Disasters While the more modern communications methods such […]

Amateur Radio Moving Forward in St. Kitts-Nevis



        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




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


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



By Sir Ronald Sanders     (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS.  He is also Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own.)   The […]

IMF-World Bank meetings: a rare opportunity


  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


Castries, Saint Lucia.  Member States of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority-ECTEL will advance plans to move to number portability later this month. Number Portability (NP) enables telephone users to retain their telephone number when changing from one network operator to another. It is considered to be a key factor in […]

ECTEL Member States moving closer to implementing number portability