Caribbean: Leaders in the Caribbean sign digital transformation agreement

May 30, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

At the Executive Sessions on Digital Leadership in the Caribbean on May 16, nine Caribbean ministers and two senior advisors signed the 'Port of Spain Commitment on Digital Integration,' an agreement to pursue collaborative, sustainable digital transformation in the Caribbean.

The commitment was signed on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and in partnership with the American Development Bank and Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU).

Through the deal, three key areas for digital transformation will be focused on, including infrastructural ecosystem, cybersecurity, and digital identity and interoperability.

The commitment reportedly applies to 11 countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Suriname, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The event was held by the government of Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the CTU. 

Minister of Digital Transformation and current President of the CTU General Conference of Ministers, Hassel Bacchus, said: "Waiting is not an action; after this, there will be no waiting, we will be doing."