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Caribbean community to fast-track ‘single ICT space’

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Former chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Keith Mitchell, says Caricom is soon to launch a multistakeholder partnership to fast-track specific elements of the “single ICT space”, notes the Jamaica Observer. According to the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), the objective of the Caricom single ICT space is “to provide the ICT-enabled foundation for enhancing both Caricom’s functional cooperation and fulfilling the social, cultural and economic imperatives of the region. This means that it will be seen as “an ICT-enabled borderless space that fosters economic, social and cultural integration for the betterment of Caribbean citizens”. As a means of achieving this, regionally harmonised ICT policy, legal and regulatory regimes, robust national and regional broadband infrastructure, and common frameworks for governments, ICT service providers and consumers must be achieved. Mitchell, who is the prime minister of Grenada, further stressed that technology impacts every aspect of life. Read more

  • Monday, 23 July 2018

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