Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PM Kamla launches STAR.TT Access Centre

Today, Tuesday February 11, 2014 the Ministry of Science and Technology launched the first STAR.TT ICT Access Centre. 

The objective of these centres is to close the existing digital gap that exists in remote parts of Trinidad and Tobago. Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar launched the project at at the Penal Central Community Centre.

The STAR.TT ICT Access Centres initiative is a direct result of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s mandate to facilitate the uptake and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Trinidad and Tobago.

The widespread usage of ICTs will contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of Trinidad and Tobago.

The STAR.TT Access Centres are community-based and are designed to create user-friendly, technology-enabled environments. This will allow citizens and business entities that are located in remote areas of the country to quickly access information and e-government services.

The ICT Access Centres will also act as a hub for knowledge sharing, entrepreneurial opportunities as well as the strengthening of community bonds. A total 44 Community-based ICT Access Centres will be made available to the public over the period 2013-2016. Phase 1 features the introduction of centres in the following areas:
  1. Penal / Siparia / Debe
  2. Toco / Cumana
  3. Mayaro
  4. Tobago East
  5. Tabaquite / Talparo
  6. Point – Fortin / Cedros

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
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