Data Protection Office Reports

May 27, 2008By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

**George E. Rodgers Data Protection Commissioner** The **Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC)** recently submitted its Annual Report to the Prime Minister. The report covers the period 26th October 2006, the day of the appointment of the Data Commissioner, to 31st December 2007. It includes matters concerning the establishment of the Office of the … Read More

Regionwide Connectivity by 2015

January 29, 2008By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

**Leon Williams, President & CEO Bahamas Telecommunications Company** Addressing the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organisations (CANTO) in Suriname, BTC President Leon Williams said access to telecommunications region wide by 2015 is doable. Mr. Williams, who currently serves as CANTO Chairman, confirmed the goal of the regional organisation to … Read More

Role of ICT in Development & Prosperity

August 23, 2007By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT, Industry News

Almost 1,000 participants from over 60 countries gathered at the United Nations Centre in Addis Ababa to explore how the latest information and communication technology (ICT) can help countries overcome poverty and advance development. *“ICT for Development and Prosperity”* is the theme for the three-day **World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR)** which kicked off yesterday in … Read More

Privacy Law

March 17, 2007By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

**George E. Rodgers Data Commissioner Elect** In 2003 the Bahamas Government introduced a series of acts designed to facilitate the development of e-commerce – and e-government. Included in these was the **Data Protection (Privacy of Information) Act**. The legislation ensures international recognised standards for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. In fact, the … Read More

New Fibre Optic Cable Network

December 11, 2006By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) last Friday commissioned its $60+ million **Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network International (BDSNi)**. BTC President and CEO Leon Williams praised the engineering and managerial staff at BTC for completing the project “on budget and on time.” Alfred Phillips, Engineering VP at BTC, said the BDSNi, a next generation submerged fibre optic … Read More

BGOL Launched

July 16, 2006By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT, Industry News

**Sen. the Hon. James Smith** The Bahamas Government Online (BGOL) logo was launched by the Minister of State for Finance this past week, as part of Phase 1 of a three-phase, 5 year e-government initiative. The programme encompasses an information phase, an interactivity phase, and a transaction phase. Minister Smith pointed to the various advantages … Read More

Payments System Modernisation Initiative

June 29, 2006By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT, Industry News

The Clearing Banks Association of The Bahamas (CBA) hopes to see the first phase of the Automated Clearing House (ACH) in place by the end of the year. ACH systems are commonly used in financial institutions that provide for the inter-bank clearing of electronic payments for participating depository financial institutions. Earlier this year, Central Bank … Read More

GSM Expansion

June 27, 2006By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT, Industry News

The **Bahamas Telecommunications Company** (BTC) has announced that it has awarded Canadian company **Nortel** a GSM expansion contract that is expected to triple the capacity of the BTC wireless network. A release from Nortel confirms that BTC will deploy Nortel wireless technology to extend the availability of next-generation, voice, data and multimedia services – improving … Read More

ARCOS Network Expands

March 24, 2006By @BahamasFSBE-Business & ICT, Industry News

New World Network, the principal owner of the **Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS)**, announced yesterday that it has successfully completed a multi-million dollar network expansion. The expansion more than doubles bandwidth capacity and sets the stage for both significant growth in network data traffic and the introduction of new service features and enhancements. According … Read More