Testing: APC’s BR700G UPS

Above: APC’s BR700G UPS, charged and ready for duty. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) has been a part of my life for almost as long as I’ve owned a computer system. I don’t think I had one for the first Mac Classic I ever owned, but by the time I had […]

Can there be sustainable Caribbean cyber security development?

Above: Government agency representatives share their nations’ experiences having participated in Commonwealth Secretariat’s needs assessment exercises. Left to right; Antoinette Lucas-Andrews (Trinidad & Tobago), Eric Nurse (Grenada), Bennett Thomas (Dominica), Clifford A Bostic (Barbados) and Luxmore Edwards (Antigua and Barbuda). Photo courtesy the Caribbean Telecommunications Union The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in conjunction with the […]

Can calypso survive in the digital age?

Above: Kurt Allen performing at the finals of the 2012 Calypso Monarch competition. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. A review of Kurt Allen’s Griotism, originally published in the T&T Guardian, January 19, 2016. Griotism is that rarest of Carnival albums, a full collection of music, prepared and produced before the formal start of the festival and […]

Digicel Play launches, Montano joins brand

Photographs from the launch event by Mark Lyndersay. Click at top right to view fullscreen. Digicel announced its new triple play broadband, cable and phone service at its corporate headquarters at the ANSA Finance building in Newtown, Woodbrook. At the event Garvin Medera, CEO Digicel Play – T&T  announced the new service, which is based on […]

An Echo in T&T?

Above: Content services available on the Amazon Echo. Photo courtesy Amazon. By Taran Rampersad of KnowProse.com The Amazon Echo is an interesting enough device in the United States, but what will happen in Trinidad and Tobago? You’ll still be able to listen to Amazon Prime stations, and you’ll be able to look things up on Wikipedia […]

Lessons for the Caribbean from the OAS-FIRST Cyber-Security Colloquium

Above: Trinidad & Tobago’s delegation to OAS Cyber-Security Colloquium. From left, Sean Fouche, IT Manger of CARICOM IMPACS; Amos Sylvester, law enforcement; Angus Smith, Manager, Trinidad and Tobago CSIRT and Wendell Diaz, Director WASA. Image courtesy Shiva Bissessar By SHIVA BISSESSAR B.Sc. (Hons) MBA M.Sc. The Organisation of American States (OAS) in collaboration with the Forum […]

Yooz seeks more for its users

Originally published in the Business Guardian on February 13, 2014. Eddy Devisse is enthusiastic. But he’s also wary. We’re in a spacious and mostly empty room at Infotech Caribbean to discuss the company’s new mobile payment system, Yooz and he’s got more to tell than he should. Devisse, the General Manager of Resonance Caribbean has […]