Caribbean

Based on data obtained from the September 2017 edition of the Speedtest Global Index, Barbados has the highest download speeds for fixed broadband in the Caribbean (45 Mbps). From a global perspective (131 countries), Singapore was ranked number 1 with download speeds of 156 Mbps and Venezuela was at the bottom of the table with 3.42…

Read More Barbados Leads in Caribbean Fixed Broadband Rankings

Political operatives take note: Facebook is your friend and may help you influence an election in the majority of Caribbean countries. I recently compiled population data from the CIA’s World Factbook, along with data from Facebook’s advertising tool, and obtained “potential audience reach” numbers for several Caribbean countries. I also added in the voting age…

Read More Facebook Advertising May Help Influence Caribbean Elections

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Barometer publication (June 2017, Vol. 15), international tourist arrivals to the Caribbean region amounted to 25.2 million for the year. However, according the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), tourist arrivals surpassed 29 million. So, why the difference of at least 2 million tourists between the CTO and…

Read More Over Two Million International Tourists “Missing” In The Caribbean?

The Irish Times reports that Denis O’Brien is not giving up on his fight with Internet giants, such as Google and Facebook, to force them to share their huge advertising revenues with telco service providers like his very own Digicel. This time around he’s going after a “New Deal”: O’Brien is now threatening the web…

Read More Denis O’Brien Takes On Internet Giants. Again.