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British Virgin Islands hosting regional telecommunications conference

  • ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands,  CMC – Technology issues related to regional development will be explored at an Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) conference, scheduled to be held here from September 28 to October 1.
  • Ministers and senior government officials from the region will hold talks on steps needed to make basic government services available through smartphones and other Internet-connected devices.The seminar will also explore a range of technology issues related to regional development, including practical ways for governments to make public data more readily available to citizens.Premier of the BVI, Dr. Orlando Smith will officially open the meeting of ministers.The Seminar is being held under the theme “Kick-starting the CARICOM Single ICT Space by Accelerating e-Government Services,”

    The ICT Week comes against the backdrop of the 2014 agreement by regional heads of government to establish a CARICOM Single ICT Space.

    It will open with an Executive Council and a General Conference of Ministers on the first two days.

    On the final day, the second Caribbean Regulators’ forum will highlight roaming charges and other important challenges facing industry regulators.

    It is the second forum of its kind to take place in the region.

    At the first regulatory forum on December 10 and 11, 2014 in Port of Spain, Caribbean regulators met first with stakeholders to formulate a regional response to the US$3 billion acquisition of Columbus Communications by Cable and Wireless.

     

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