FB Free Basics comes to El Salvador for Digicel users

 Digicel El Salvador and Facebook  have announced the launch of “Free Basics”. Free Basics is a platform developed by Facebook to give people free access to information and knowledge through more than 40 sites like Wikipedia, Facebook, Messenger, Elsalvador.com, Laprensagrafica.com and BabyCentre & Mama, amongst other websites. Announced during a forum hosted jointly by Digicel […]

The Steelband Brand (Video)

In 2010 I addressed a room full of steelband professionals and told them of the dire straits their music and their brand was in. To date, not one thing has been done to change that situation, so this vidcast of the presentation and the issues it raises remains relevant.

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 […]

OWASP T&T chapter established

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. OWASP’s mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all materials are available […]

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 […]

Internet fraud bites deep.

Above: Anthony St Clair at his office in First Citizens Bank. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#505 for December 27, 2005 It isn’t often that BitDepth gets taken to the cleaners by smartmen on the Internet. In fact, it’s only happened once, but it was a hell of a once. I make frequent use of my […]

BVI to wire schools for free Internet

Above: Myron Walwyn, Education Minister, British Virgin Islands BVI News reports that British Virgin Islands Education Minister Myron Walwyn will roll out a programme wiring all schools for free Internet access. “We already have an agreement in principle with one of our telecoms providers to provide free internet access on all of our school campuses. We […]

The Paywall dilemma

BitDepth#1003 for August 25, 2015 Two weeks ago, the Trinidad Express enforced a paywall on its website, restricting access to all but a few lines at the start of each current story to paid subscribers. It wasn’t the first time that such restrictions had been placed on readers. The T&T Guardian added its own partial […]

Kick Em Jenny KO’s TSTT

Fixed. UPDATE August 05… TSTT is pleased to advise that customers should already begin to experience improved Internet browsing via computers and smart devices following the completion of repairs shortly after 6:00 PM this evening (Tuesday 4 th August), to submarine cables damaged off the coast of Grenada during volcanic activity associated with the Kick […]

Online education, upgraded

BitDepth#995 for June 30, 2015 Dr Paul Kim had an interesting proposition for local educators on the third day of UWI’s three-day seminar series on Institutionalizing Best Practice in Higher Education at the university’s Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning on Friday. And he had hard facts to back up some bracing assertions. He does […]

Flow apologises for five hour outage

Flow wishes to advise that on Sunday 14th June 2015, broadband services were disrupted from approximately 5:30 to 10:30 pm in Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica. The disruption in service occurred during a maintenance procedure which was being conducted by one of our international Internet Service Providers which lost connectivity with their respective ISPs accordingly. Due […]

ICANN 52 – A Caribbean Perspective

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit with the responsibility for the management of the names and numbers of the Internet. This gives them authority over Internet Protocol (IP) address space, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top Level Domains and root server management functions to name but a few […]