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VI Gov’t moving ahead with ICT policy development

Representatives from the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) met last week with stakeholders from the private and public sectors to initiate the process of improving and developing ICT within the Territory. Photo: GIS
Mr Cassimire said that the purpose of the meetings were to introduce the ICT project, build support, and facilitate feedback from the different stakeholders in the drafting of a plan. Photo: GIS
Mr Cassimire said that the purpose of the meetings were to introduce the ICT project, build support, and facilitate feedback from the different stakeholders in the drafting of a plan. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI), is moving ahead with the development of a National Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Policy following the signing of an agreement in August 2017, to improve the sector.

According to a press release from the Government Information Service dated December 4, 2018, representatives from the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) met last week with stakeholders from the private and public sectors to initiate the process of improving and developing ICT within the Territory.

The CTU team included Project Team Leader, Mr Nigel Cassimire; Senior ICT Specialist, Ms Michele Marius; ICT Technical Specialist, Mr Gary Kalloo and ICT Legal Counsel, Ms Vashti Maharaj.

Mr Cassimire said that the purpose of the meetings were to introduce the ICT project, build support, and facilitate feedback from the different stakeholders in the drafting of a plan.

ICT Specialist, Mr Gary Kalloo said the meeting with stakeholders from different fields of the profession will enable the team to identify the key areas to build upon, with attention and focus on connectivity and network infrastructure (physical systems).

ICT Legal Counsel, Ms Vashti Maharaj said her role entailed understanding the legal framework. She said that the overall mission was to underpin a robust and resilient, national ICT plan and implementation strategy.

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