Caribbean Needs To Fast Track ICT Development PM Mottley

Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon Mia Mottley

(Barbados Government Information Service) The Caribbean region has produced many outstanding citizens and can boast of solving complex problems, yet there remains a reluctance to fully embrace information and communications technology (ICT).

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley expressed this view today while addressing the inaugural Pivot Event organised by the Inter-American Development Bank and its partners.

The Prime Minister contended that the Caribbean is a good place to live but without the safety net afforded to other countries, the region has been hesitant to strive to be the best or the first.

“Our governments, financial institutions, schools, churches and agencies have been regrettably too hostile to risk and resistant to new actions and new ideas.”

She continued: “I ask you why? After all, this is the region that produced George Headley, C.L.R James, Errol Barrow, [Jamaica] Kincaid, Eric Williams, Robert Nesta Marley, Sir Arthur Lewis, Brian Lara, Derek Walcott, [V.S.] Naipaul…Viv Richards, Shirley Chisolm, Usain Bolt, the Rt. Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers our own Robyn Rihanna Fenty and I can go on. We are a region that has already solved some of the most difficult of some of the so-called developed world’s problems.”

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