OECS Member States are taking steps to fully embrace the digital economy. The OECS Commission has formed a special ICT Strategy Group to consider the region’s options for using technology more effectively to facilitate its integration agenda. The group is being chaired by the OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules.
Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley says the outfitting and opening of a computer laboratory at the Mount Peto Primary School in Hanover has placed residents of the community into the fast-paced world of advanced technology.
National Security Minister, Robert Montague, says Jamaicans will be able to submit online applications for passports this year.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Dianne McIntosh, says geospatial technology is a critical tool in gathering data to plan, develop and make decisions for crime fighting.
The Government is moving ahead with plans to establish a single regulator for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.
Jamaica has been ranked 99th of 175 countries on the 2016 ICT Development Index (IDI), an improvement of two places from the 2015 rankings, the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology announced today.
Jamaica will be represented by Herman Athias, CEO of eGov Jamaica Limited in the Ministerial Meeting of Electronic Government of Latin America and the Caribbean and the Annual Meeting of Red Gealc. Mr. Athias has over thirty (30) years' international leadership experience in the Information and Communication Technology industry.
Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Ministry remains committed to providing Jamaicans with universal access to information and communications technology (ICT).
Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is encouraging educators in Jamaica to employ more technology in the teaching and learning process.
Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Dr. Andrew Wheatley, says the Government strongly supports and is actively pursuing adoption of the principles of net neutrality, which allows for equal access to Internet content and applications.