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Towards Regionalization of New Communication Services in the CARICOM: A Technological Free-For-All - Canadian Journal of Communications, Volume 20, Number 3, 1995
by Aggrey Brown

The regionalization of new telecommunications and media services in the Caribbean has to be seen in the context of the history of a region which remains fragmented along the lines of antecedent colonial connections. While the inevitability of pan-Caribbean co-operation, if not integration, has to be acknowledged, the regionalization of new information/communication (infocom) services in the Caribbean proceeds along the traditional geopolitical lines. This paper focuses on the English-speaking Caribbean, which comprises the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The specific issues that are pertinent to the notion of regionalization of services are geopolitical, economic, and technological. More precisely, the region's proximity to North America, the emergence of a competitive global economy, and the role of infocom technologies in the global economy, both as a sector of that economy and as the cohesive element within it, are our main concerns.

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Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay: 11 pages
Publisher: Canadian Journal of Communication (1995)
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Language: English
ISSN: 1499-6642

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