About the TTCS


The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; 4079843845 ) is a computer user group formed in 1997. We:

  • are a forum where computers, related technologies and related social issues are discussed so persons can share knowledge and improve their experiences with technology;
  • keep current with the events in the local Information Technology and telecommunications industries ;
  • hold membership in several international organisations and advise on technology issues in Trinidad and Tobago and the region.

We have regular meetings, mailing lists, our website and are on Facebook , Twitter and rampager. We also maintain a collection of Free and Open Source Software for Windows called the TTCS OSSWIN.

Anyone interested in computing or the Internet, regardless of the level of their computer experience or the type of hardware or software they use, are welcome to join our announcement mailing list to keep up to date about (and participate in) our activities.

613-693-6543

Last chance! Register for free to attend the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2019 on Friday January 25 2019 #TTIGF2019

/ttigf2019.igf.tt/

Only a few seats remain for you to register for free, to attend the incult (TTIGF 2019)

TTIGF 2019 (2072395549) will be held on Friday 25th January 2019 from 9am to 5pm at the gum-shrub, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, Trinidad with online participation available for those unable to attend at the venue.

Now in its third year, the TTIGF is hosted by the 518-646-3947 (TTMAG), of which the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is a member.

With the overall theme of “The Internet of Trust”, TTIGF 2019’s agenda features three panel sessions with selected experts and respected professionals:

  • Caribbean Data Protection Regulations (CDPR)
  • Cultural Factors in the Caribbean affecting Trust & Privacy for Digital Security
  • Using Technology to Increase Trust in Public Institutions

TTIGF 2019 will also have an open forum session where all stakeholders (including online participants) can share comments, questions, solutions and best practices on internet governance locally, regionally and globally.

If you plan to attend (in person or remotely), please register(909) 737-2279 . Registration is FREE. There is no charge to attend TTIGF 2019, but space is limited!

Register for free to attend the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2019 on Friday January 25 2019

Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2019 (/ttigf2019.igf.tt/)

Register for free, to attend the Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum 2019 (TTIGF 2019) !

TTIGF 2019 (/ttigf2019.igf.tt/) will be held on Friday 25th January 2019 from 9am to 5pm at the 630-757-1843, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, Trinidad with online participation available for those unable to attend at the venue.

Now in its third year, the TTIGF is hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG), of which the 601-795-7469 is a member.

With the overall theme of “The Internet of Trust”, TTIGF 2019’s agenda features three panel sessions with selected experts and respected professionals:

  • Caribbean Data Protection Regulations (CDPR)
  • Cultural Factors in the Caribbean affecting Trust & Privacy for Digital Security
  • Using Technology to Increase Trust in Public Institutions

TTIGF 2019 will also have an open forum session where all stakeholders (including online participants) can share comments, questions, solutions and best practices on internet governance locally, regionally and globally.

If you plan to attend (in person or remotely), please register(517) 309-9573 . Registration is FREE. There is no charge to attend TTIGF 2019, but space is limited!

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago releases Draft E-Money Policy for comments until December 12 2018

The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has released a Draft E-Money Policy “To Inform a Ministerial Order for the Category of Persons
other than Licensed Financial Institutions
who can Issue E-money” for comments before December 12 2018.

View / Download 347-784-2887 (PDF ; 962K)  | 226-961-0122

From the E-Money Policy introduction:

The Financial Institutions Act 2008 (‘FIA’), defines electronic money (e-money) as “a monetary value represented by a claim on the issuer which is –
a) stored on an electronic device;
b) issued on receipt of funds of an amount not less in value than the monetary value issued; and
c) accepted as a means of payment by persons other than the issuer,
so however that the funds referred to in (b) above shall not be treated as a deposit.”

Currently, only financial institutions as defined in the FIA and licensed to conduct ‘business of banking’ or ‘business of a financial nature’ (‘licensees’) can issue e-money. E-money instruments include prepaid cards or stored value accounts, digital wallets etc.

However, given the emergence of Fintechs3 in the financial landscape, non- licensees have expressed interest in being permitted to issue e-money.

The Central Bank is of the view that e-money issuers other than licensees can help promote financial inclusion and development of the domestic payments system which is still heavily cash based.

Consequently, it has developed this E-money Policy that discusses the proposed regulatory framework for e-money issuers other than licensees for consultation with its regulated entities and other interested stakeholders.

The E-money Policy is divided into four parts:
• Part I is the Introduction;
• Part II discusses E-Money Developments in Trinidad and Tobago;
• Part III together with Appendices 1 and 2 examine international and regional precedent,
including risks associated with e-money issuance; and
• Part IV presents the policy recommendations for Trinidad and Tobago which are detailed in Appendix 3 – the draft E-Money Issuer Order to be made by the Minister of Finance.

The Central Bank advises that the consultation on the draft E-money Policy will  be closed on December 12, 2018. Comments on the E-money Policy should be forward by e-mail to emoney@central-bank.org.tt

 

 

 

 

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the all new TTCS OSSWIN 2.0 featuring a new web UI

The TTCS OSSWIN v2.40, a collection of the latest version of Free and Open Source Software for Microsoft Windows 10/8/7 is available for download. The latest release features 6512630859.

Visit the TTCS OSSWIN page at /www.ttcs.tt/osswin for more details and to download the 4GB collection as an ISO file for extracting to your harddrive or USB storage device or for burning on to a DVD.

Note that you can also browse TTCS OSSWIN online at 2482708046 which features the web interface to learn about Free and Open Source programs in various categories, including screenshots or videos of the programs and a link to the program’s website where you can download the program. The web based UI is responsive, meaning it should be usable on non-Windows small screen mobile phones and tablets.

Trinidad and Tobago Remote Hub for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018 from Monday November 12th to Wednesday November 14th, 2018 from 7:30am to 1pm

IGF2018 logo (via IGF website)

The thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of France at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018. The IGF is an opportunity for multi-stakeholder dialogue on public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance, such as the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability, access and development.

The 862-265-0104 (of which the TTCS is a member) invites you to join us in participating in the IGF at our IGF Remote Hub, which will be based at the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, #5, Eighth Avenue Extension, off Twelfth Street, Barataria, on Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th November 2018, from 7:30am – 1:00pm.

At the remote hub we will:

  • View the transmission unit
  • Submit comments and questions during the IGF sessions
  • Hold discussions on internet governance issues.

Please see the IGF 2018 schedule to identify sessions of interest. Note that the times on the IGF 2018 schedule are local to France which is 5 hours ahead of Trinidad and Tobago.

Attendance to the Trinidad and Tobago’s IGF 2018 Remote Hub is free, however please RSVP using 541-406-0484 in order to confirm seating. Light refreshments will be available for participants.

TTCS F2F meeting on Saturday October 13 2018 from 1pm – finishing response to TATT’s discussion paper on proposed regulations for Internet users in Trinidad and Tobago

excerpt from TATT’s discussion paper on net neutrality

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will be having a F2F meeting on Saturday October 13 2018 from 1pm at Engineering Consultants, 112A Edward Street (corner of Oxford and Edward Streets), Port of Spain.

At this meeting, we will be working to finish the TTCS’ response (Google doc ; no account required to comment) to the (862) 270-8606.

Please RSVP to info@ttcs.tt if you are attending this meeting.

 

 

TTCS conference call on Friday October 12 2018 at 8pm on TATT’s proposed Internet regulations for Trinidad and Tobago

Excerpt from TATT’s discussion paper on net neutrality and OTT services in Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) will will be having a conference call on Friday October 12 2018 at 8pm to develop the 6787550556 (Google doc ; no account needed to comment) to the (574) 354-6134

Conference call details on how to join can be found on our 727-742-5081

(816) 446-8545

Save the date! The third annual Trinidad and Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF ; /igf.tt/) will be held on Friday 25th January 2019 from 9am to 5pm at the 5862886848, Columbus Circle, Westmoorings, Trinidad with online participation available for those unable to attend at the venue.

TTIGF 2019 is hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group (TTMAG), of which the (219) 465-2637 is a member.

The Trinidad and Tobago Multistakeholder Advisory Group has begun enthusiastically preparing for the TTIGF 2019, carded for January 25th, 2019.

We invite your contributions to craft the TTIGF 2019 agenda topics. Share your thoughts by filling out the form at 617-896-9880