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.
The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis is in the process of introducing an electronic payment system across all ministries and departments, which will afford persons the opportunity to make payments online, said Attorney General and Minister of Communications, the Honourable Vincent Byron Jr, during the launch of the e-Government Mobile Applications on Wednesday, February 15.
The Honourable Vincent Byron Jr., Minister of Communications, said that the Health Information System (HIS) at the Joseph Nathaniel France (JNF) General Hospital is rapidly progressing.
The Information Technology (IT) Department is currently holding a workshop which seeks to ensure that its technical personnel are competent in PC computing and networking management.
A recent study on “The Impact of Broadband on Economic Growth in ECTEL Member States” has indicated that a one percent increase in the broadband penetration rate would lead to an increase in real economic growth of 0.076 percent.
The endorsement was made at a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development held in Barbados on Wednesday, 21 September, 2016. The Hon. Guy Joseph, Minister of Economic Development, Housing, Urban renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation of Saint Lucia chaired the Meeting.
The ninth edition of the United Nations E-Government Survey highlights a positive global trend towards higher levels of e-government development. Countries in all regions are increasingly embracing innovation and utilizing ICTs to deliver services and engage people in decision-making processes. One of the most important new trends is the advancement of people-driven services. It addresses the growing demand for more personalized services that reflect individual needs, as well as people’s aspiration to be more closely engaged in the design and delivery of services. These new demands are transforming the way the public sector operates.
Attorney General and Minister of Communications, Honourable Vincent Byron Jr, says he is very excited about the launch of the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Governance Board, and the Official Website of St. Kitts and Nevis, which promises to be one of the best models of e-Government not only in the Caribbean but in the world.
La Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) comenzó hoy en su sede en Washington, DC, un Curso de formación sobre Equipos de Respuesta a Incidentes de Seguridad Cibernética (CSIRTs, por sus siglas en inglés) dirigido a funcionarios técnicos responsables del desarrollo y gestión de CSIRTs provenientes de Dominica, República Dominicana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts y Nevis, Suriname y Trinidad y Tobago.
St Kitts and Nevis participó de la III Reunión Ministerial de gobierno electrónico de América Latina y VIII de la Red Gealc, realizada en Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, en diciembre de 2014.