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Statement from the Caribbean Network Operators Group, CaribNOG, on 2018 ARIN Election Results

 

CaribNOG wishes to congratulate all those elected to serve on the ARIN Board of Trustees and the ARIN Advisory Council in the 2018 ARIN elections. We are especially pleased to recognize the election of three Caribbean candidates to the ARIN Board of Trustees and ARIN Advisory Council, where they will each serve for three years, beginning January 1, 2019. 

We commend Peter Harrison, elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees; Kerrie-Ann Richards and Alicia Trotman, each re-elected to the ARIN Advisory Council. Peter and Kerrie were born in Jamaica, and Alicia was born in Barbados.

During the election campaign process, all three exemplified the Caribbean well. The CaribNOG community is confident that, in the execution of their duties, they will continue to represent the Caribbean perspective, as they seek the interest of the entire ARIN community.

CaribNOG acknowledges all candidates who participated in this year's elections, and congratulates ARIN on a successful election process. We look forward to deepening the collaboration and partnership between the ARIN and CaribNOG.

Stephen Lee

Program Director - Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG)

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Announcing CaribNOG 17 Apr 10-12 2019

CaribNOG announces its upcoming regional meeting CaribNOG17 which will be held April 10th - 12th 2019 in Bridgetown Barbados. Building on the success of CaribNOG 16, which was held in Port of Spain in October, CaribNOG 17 will immediately follow ARIN 43 which will be held from Apr 7th to 10th. The issue of network resilience will remain a key focus for CaribNOG.

“Like other network operator groups around the world, CaribNOG delivers technical training and facilitates the sharing of professional experiences and network best practices,” said Bevil Wooding, Caribbean Outreach Liaison at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), and one of the founders of CaribNOG

“One would be hard-pressed to find a modern development agenda that excludes the integration of some form of Internet-enabled technology. The Internet is now considered foundational to both economic growth and social empowerment. Forums like CaribNOG  are therefore critical to development, because they help create the conditions for a more secure, resilient, reliable and affordable Internet for all.”

Further meeting and registration details will be available soon.


CaribNOG 16 Oct 2-3rd 2018

Trinidad and Tobago hosted a major regional gathering to advance Internet development in the Caribbean. The event was the sixteenth regional meeting of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, called CaribNOG. It was held in partnership with the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC). 

Building on the success of CaribNOG 15, which was held in Miami in April, CaribNOG 16 continued to focus on the issue of network resilience. "The resilience of the Internet in the Caribbean depends on and affects many other aspects of regional development. At CaribNOG 16, we hope to leverage the presence of a diverse range of stakeholders to create a high-yield environment for technical discussions about the future of the Caribbean internet," said Jamaican-born Stephen Lee, Program Director at CaribNOG and CEO of US-based technology services firm, Arkitechs.

CaribNOG 16 was part of Internet Week, also supported by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, the Internet Society, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and Google.