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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


Russell Williams   The other day while having lunch with my son, he suddenly said “look Daddy, I’m upside down when I look in the spoon. Why is that?” he asked.   Now, I want to encourage in my son, a culture or habit that I’ve noticed is lacking in […]

How a lunchtime question turned into a learning opportunity


Russell Williams   How are we to avoid new disparities in the development of knowledge societies? How are we to ensure that everybody can enjoy freedom of expression through the Internet and new media? How are we to ensure principles of mutual respect and the observance of human rights on-line? […]

UNESCO St. Kitts-Nevis To Host Regional Workshop on Ethical Use ...



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


PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday July 22, 2013 Producing more local digital content remains one of the most effective means of increasing internet penetration in any market. Local content production can also create significant opportunities and positively impact both social and economic development. This was the view expressed by Rhea Yaw Ching, […]

The Caribbean Needs More Local Digital Content – Columbus


Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 02, 2012 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis is one step closer in establishing an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) as Government continues to work with local and international partners to enhance self-reliance in the information technology sector. On a recent visit to St. Kitts, Bevil Wooding of […]

ST. KITTS-NEVIS CLOSER TO ESTABLISHING INTERNET EXCHANGE POINT



The Future of Business in the Caribbean – Pt 2 By Russell Williams In an earlier piece I compared the business environment which exists in the Caribbean to that in more developed countries such as the UK and US. Among the key differences were the availability of adequate resources and […]

The Future of Caribbean Business – Pt 2


By Russell Williams As I conclude this series of articles on why we in developing countries really must break the shackles of “consumerism” especially as it relates to technology and software by giving some examples. The most important asset a commercial enterprise has is its customers! If you disagree try […]

Why We can’t Afford Shrink-Wrapped Software, and It’s NOT About ...


By Russell Williams Podcasts are small audio/video files, usually saved as an MP3/4 file format that can be played with a media player either on a computer with a program such as Winamp, VLC Media Player, RealPlayer or Windows Media Player. They can also be played on a dedicated MP3 […]

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This is the continuation of the article by Bevil Wooding from yesterday By Bevil Wooding Part 2 Local Content & Applications Encouraging, branding, packaging and ultimately, utilizing locally developed content, applications and services is fundamental to the development of the local internet economy. Countries can debate the merits of nationally […]

Building the Domestic Internet Economy


By Bevil Wooding Understanding the Global Internet Through a Local Lens The beauty of the Internet is the unprecedented efficiency with which it serves the diverse information appetites of so many across the world. However, even though any individual can now potentially reach a global audience, the internet landscape remains […]

Building the Domestic Internet Economy


ST JOHNS, ANTIGUA. Want to find out what’s happening in Antigua and Barbuda? Well now there’s an app for that. Participants at the first ever Mobile App development Training workshop in Antigua and Barbuda built an app called In Antigua from scratch as the final exercise in an intensive two-day […]

Mobile Apps Revolution Hits Antigua