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.
All schools across Barbados are to be furnished with computers shortly, Education Minister Ronald Jones declared yesterday. “In another few weeks, across every school – Erdiston College, SJPP, BCC, including the private schools – once they are registered with us, we will be completely redeploying technology across every one of those, from laptops, [to] desktops,” the Minister said while delivering the feature address at the Erdiston Teachers Training College’s 2017 ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
The Barbados government Wednesday announced plans to establish the relevant institutional infrastructure to ensure that greater levels of efficiency, productivity and international competitiveness are achieved.
Member of the public who will be conducting import and export transactions using the Barbados Electronic Single Window (BESW) are reminded that registration on the system has commenced.
There will be a technology overhaul in this island of Barbados at all of the educational institutions that are registered with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation
Minister John Boyce revealed plans for the implementation of a National Health Information System, which will give gives doctors, nurses and other authorized medical personnel in the public health system easy access to the medical data of patients.
As the country looks towards another 50 years of technological advances, a series of virtual town hall meetings are being planned for the youth.
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.
Barbados is implementing a number of initiatives aimed at moving its information and communications technology (ICT) programme forward. According to Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications, Senator Darcy Boyce, these include the finalisation of the broadband strategy; developing a universal service fund; and expanding work on cyber security. Work will also start on the implementation of local number portability, and steps are being taken to upgrade parts of the Telecommunications Act and other legislation pertinent to ICT.
If all goes according to plan, secondary school students across Barbados could be using e-textbooks beginning next year.