St. Kitts & Nevis Hoping to Learn from Broadband Service in Canada

The initiative was instituted as part of a wider policy program to help grow the Nova Scotia economy, while also providing humanitarian, governance, environmental and other assistance to friendly countries throughout the world.

The opportunity to study the Canadian broadband initiative is being facilitated by a visit to Nova Scotia by St. Kitts & Nevis’ Minister of Information Technology, Mr. Glen Phillip, who is among a delegation from three Caribbean countries that is wrapping up a tour, exploring economic opportunities arising from Nova Scotia’s broadband initiative.

Also taking advantage of the study program are ministers of Information technology from Anguilla and Dominica. The delegation was accompanied by the Business Development and Operations manager of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Mr. Rodney Taylor.

This exchange of ideas was organized by Nova Communications which, in conjunction with Motorola, provided much of the technical expertise and solutions for broadband in Nova Scotia.

This visit is the first official use of the province’s new Exportable Government Services Policy. The policy recognizes that exporting Nova Scotia government services and expertise has the potential to enhance the province’s reputation in other countries and create new opportunities for Nova Scotia’s businesses.

Caribbean governments have been turning to information and communication technologies and broadband networks to support their economic and social development.

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