For those interested in learning more about the open call for proposals for the Skills for Global Services initiative in Trinidad and Tobago , there will be a free informational session about this initiative on Monday April 24 2017 at 2pm local time (1800 UTC) at the Leon Agostini Conference Hall, T&T Chamber Building. The event will be live streamed. You can register for the conference at https://chamber.org.tt/webinars/idb/
Businesses and organisations in Trinidad and Tobago in the Information Technology-enabled Services (ITeS) industry in need of training for employees to support the growth of your business and looking to expand to international markets, there is an opportunity to bid for resources (training, curriculum development, certification) for skills development, tailored for your needs via the Ministry of Planning and Development’s ‘Skills for Global Services: Employers Owning the Skills Agenda’ initiative at http://www.globalskills.gov.tt/ .
The major ITeS fields in Trinidad and Tobago include: Animation Services,
Applications Development, Business Process Outsourcing/ Off-Shoring, E-Gaming/Video Gaming Services, Hardware Manufacturing and Repairs,
Mobile Technology, Programming and Coding, Software Development,
Systems Analysis, and Website Development.
Therefore, firms registered in Trinidad and Tobago of all sizes or small entrepreneurs that are from the services sector and have IT core businesses, are exporting or wish to do so can partner with training/education institutions to submit proposals for the Skills for Global Services Initiatives by June 23 2017.
However, firms interested in submitting proposals should submit letters of interest and answer a short questionnaire before May 10, 2017. Firms that have submitted letters of interest by May 10 2017 will receive assistance via workshops to help develop and prepare their proposals before June 23 2017.
Full details about the initiative and the call for proposals can be found at http://www.globalskills.gov.tt/ .
The Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) will be hosting its thirteenth regional gathering, CaribNOG 13 in Bridgetown, Barbados at the 5th Floor Conference Room, Baobab Towers, Warrens, St. Michael on Apr 18th-19th 2017.
CaribNOG is a not-for-profit, independent, technical community that providing an important regional forum for building technical capacity, sharing industry experiences and promoting relevant solutions for advancing network engineering in the Caribbean. CaribNOG has built a reputation as an influential forum where computer network technicians and technology professionals share knowledge and experiences and participate in expert-led, high-tech training and hands-on technical workshops.
A key objective of CaribNOG is to better position the Caribbean to address critical technology challenges and issues and to collaboratively derive relevant solutions.
You can watch and participate at the sessions at CaribNOG 13 remotely. Here are the relevant links:
Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat
According to Adobe’s security bulletin dated April 11 2017
“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system…Adobe recommends users update their software installations to the latest versions.”
Adobe Reader is widely used to view PDFs whereas Acrobat is used to create PDFs.
Read the Adobe Security Bulletin at https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb17-11.html to learn how to update Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat.
Adobe Flash Player
According to the Adobe security bulletin dated April 11 2017 :
“Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS. These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”
Many conferencing solutions (like Adobe Connect) and Flash games use the Flash plugin. So if you have Adobe Flash installed, UPDATE ASAP!
However, consider uninstalling Flash if you’re not using it. If you were only using Adobe Flash to watch YouTube videos, YouTube now defaults to HTML5 instead of Adobe Flash for playing videos in Google Chrome, IE 11, Apple Safari 8 and Mozilla Firefox. So you can uninstall Adobe Flash if you are using these browsers (and not worry about keeping Adobe Flash up to date).
The latest update bumps the latest version of Flash Player for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Mac OS X to version 22.214.171.124
To determine what version of the Adobe Flash player you have on your Windows, Macintosh or Linux system, visit
Windows users should take note that
- the Flash Player in Microsoft Internet Explorer v9 and earlier versions of Internet Explorer,
- the Flash player in web browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Safari.
- the Flash player in web browsers in Chromium and Opera.
are separate installs. You should install and update versions of Adobe Flash for ALL three browser variations if you have all three browsers installed.
Several browsers such as
- Google Chrome for Windows, Mac OS and Linux
- Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11 for Windows
- Microsoft Edge for Windows 10
has Adobe Flash built-in and users should update their browsers to update the Flash version in these browsers.
(Update April 5 : added SSIG2017 April 5 YouTube Livestream)
(Update April 4 : added SSIG2017 April 4 YouTube Livestream )
The 9th annual South School of Internet Governance (SSIG) is taking place from April 3 to April 7, 2017 in Brazil.
The SSIG’s mission is to
- Increase the number of representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean region in the international Internet Governance debate spaces.
- Motivate the new regional leaders of opinion to becoming active participants in Internet Governance meetings and activities, where the future of the Internet is shaped.
- Make them the future leaders on Internet Governance in their countries and regions.
As such, various topics related to Internet Governance will be presented.
The SSIG 2017 Agenda show the times of the various sessions local to Brazil. Brazil is one hour ahead of Trinidad and Tobago so subtract 1 hour from the SSIG 2017 agenda to get the time in Trinidad and Tobago of the various SSIG2017 sessions.
Fortunately, the SSIG 2017 is being livestreamed on YouTube in various languages. You can watch the SSIG2017 English livestream on YouTube.