Caribbean Countries Approve Digital Development Plan

Saint George, May 28. -From now on, member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will count on a digital development plan to boost the use of new technologies in the region.

The document, approved at the end of a meeting of ministers of Informatics and Communications held in Canada on Friday, establishes the mechanisms to implement a strategy to make progress in the digital field, Caricom informed.

The project also seeks to promote government structures allowing support and implementation of a technological development project.

According to the Caricom secretariat, the use of new informatics tools constitutes a key issue for the Caribbean, as well as a necessary step for the common market and economy.

Ministerial discussions today followed a meeting of the Trade and Economic Development Council of the area, which ended on Wednesday.

Caricom was created in July 1973, with objectives including commercial integration, joint coordination of foreign policies and the promotion of cooperation in the educational, cultural and industrial fields.

Full members of this regional bloc include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Montserrat and Trinidad and Tobago. (Prensa Latina)